„If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be standing up here today,“ she said, noting that she was incarcerated for sixteen years before she was freed.
Republicans in Wisconsin’s House of Representatives blocked a resolution recognizing Black History Month, until sponsors removed the name of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick from the document.
President Donald Trump opened his highly anticipated address to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening with a message of tolerance, reminding the country about Black History Month and condemning recent antisemitic attacks.
Trump: Losing ‘A Lot of’ ‘Best Jobs To Other Countries’ Has ‘Very Badly’ Hurt African-American Community
During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Trump stated, “We’ve lost a lot of our best jobs to other countries, and this has hurt the African-American community very badly.” Transcript (h/t NBC) as Follows: “My fellow Americans, as Black History Month 2017 comes to a close, I am very grateful for the many wonderful opportunities to honor African-American heroes, faith leaders, entrepreneurs, and the many others who changed the course of our nation. We are blessed by the lives and examples of those who have made this nation a beacon of freedom, talent, and unbreakable American spirit. This week I had the privilege of visiting the Museum of African American History and Culture right here in Washington, DC. It’s a new beautiful Samsonian museum that serves as a shining example of African-Americans’ incredible contribution to our culture, out society, and our history. It also tells of the struggle for freedom and equality that prevailed against the sins of slavery and the injustice of discrimination. The work and love of the people who helped created such a masterpiece is a testament to the legacy of so many leaders it honors. I left that museum confident that together, America can overcome any challenge. There’s a
Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America? The above questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate.
“If you work hard and lace up your shoes, you can have the American dream, that’s a bunch of hogwash,” informed San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich when he was asked what black history month meant to him by Jabari Young who covers the Spurs & NBA for the San Antonio Express-News.