Culture

Know your ‘Black History’: Mary Ellen Pleasant

We've all heard of Madame CJ Walker, who is famously thought to be the first Black female millionaire, but have you ever heard of Mary Ellen Pleasant? Her story is quite extraordinary and illustrates how a savvy Black cook, who was deemed "invisible" by whites, used financial tips she picked up while eavesdropping on wealthy White businessmen she served, lead her to become a multimillionaire.

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‘Black Love’ under attack in AmeriKKKa

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.

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Houston Black History: Ovide Duncantell

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.

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‘Father of Black History’

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.

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New Black America!

On January 20, the nation took on the tune of a Ray Charles hit, officially singing to "President" Donald Trump to "hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back no more, no more!" But now, what happens next?

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“The Hill We Climb”

By: Amanda Gorman When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry. A sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace, and the norms and notions of what “just” is isn’t always justice. And yet

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National Poet Laureate

On January 20, the country met - and fell in love - with Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, as she eloquently spoke of inspiration for a new America at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Fair Fight: Strong Black Women TKO Jim Crow

But one thing is for certain, a truly powerful person can start or change a movement and can make history along the way.  And when "power" is wrapped up in a beautiful Black package -- it makes it even better.

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