Aldine ISD schools will be celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February. In Aldine ISD, we will be using the month to reflect on the theme “Legacy.”
How many bubbles are in a bar of ivory soap? This is the question that Southern voter registrars used to prevent you and I from voting for decades. It was state sponsored Voter Suppression and White Supremacy.
Who would have thought that after the election of Barack Obama in 2008, America would elect an openly Hitler mentality-oriented president?
Many may not realize, but legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday was a big part of the Civil Rights Movement. In fact, her 1939 song about lynching, "Strange Fruit," made her a target of the FBI.
Ever since they brought us to AmeriKKKa in chains, they've been on a mission to emasculate the Black man and tear apart our families. And while in slavery, they categorized us as nothing more than "stud breeders" and our women as livestock for ownership purposes.
For more than the last four decades, Houstonians proudly line the streets for the annual Black Heritage Society’s MLK Parade, but do you know who is responsible for its creation? Civil Rights ‘warrior’ Ovide Duncantell.
Wisdom is extremely valuable in making your own history because wisdom comes from God. It is written: “Forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For the length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.”
Even though "Black" history is "American" history, and should be celebrated year-round, the entire month of February is designated as the official month for people across the country to celebrate the accomplishments of a race of people who have been disenfranchised for generations.
When Shepherd Manson Johnson took his rightful place in the Kingdom of Heaven, Pastor Murray G. Martin knew it was time for him to return home. Home was the place where he was groomed and nurtured by his mentor, Johnson, and Martin knew it was his duty to carry the torch the shepherd-less congregation still needed to light the way.
The world has lost a true legend as Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson died at the age of 96. The pioneering African American actress -- who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers' hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" -- was in the middle of promoting her new memoir, "Just As I Am," when she quietly passed away.