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Education and the Black American Experience

Education and the Black American Experience

  by Deborah Baber Savalla . If you know who Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton are but don’t know who Jesse Owens, Zora Neale Hurston, Ida B. Wells, or Frederick Douglass are then you are missing the best, brightest, most profound, and uplifting people and parts of the American-African experience. If […]

February, A Pride-filled Month for Republicans

February, A Pride-filled Month for Republicans

 by Deborah Baber Savalla In February we celebrate Presidents’ Day and Black History month. And, a student of history might rightly claim to celebrate February as Republican Presidents’ Day AND Republican Black History Month. Too many among us do not know the story behind Presidents’ Day and Black History Month nor the significance of the […]

Does the U.S. Constitution Exclude Blacks from Its Civil Rights Protections?

Does the U.S. Constitution Exclude Blacks from Its Civil Rights Protections?

By Keith Hardine A Black History Month Essay: Frederick Douglass, a former slave once stated that: “There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty, honor, and patriotism enough, to live up to their own Constitution.”  . This was quite a radical statement coming from a former slave who lived […]