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    Here are 5 ways for music fans to celebrate Black History Month: Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Get ready for some glorious gospel music as this award-winning Oakland choir hosts its 7th annual Black History Month event at 7 p.m. Feb. 20. The choir, which has performed with such acts as Joshua Nelson, the Prince of...
    Music fans won’t want to miss AXS TV’s “Celebrating Black History Month” lineup. The series runs each Saturday in February and spotlights such musical talents as Ice Cube, Buddy Guy, Diana Ross, Prince, Patti LaBelle and Run-DMC. It kicks off with a lengthy block of programming on Feb. 6, opening with “Rock Legends: Lenny Kravitz”...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh is holding a virtual tribute to jazz legends during Black History Month. Pittsburgh Jazz Legends will feature an overview of Pittsburgh’s jazz history, performance interviews, artist profiles and performance videos throughout the month of February. Jazz musicians with Pittsburgh roots like Earl...
    An Episcopal church in Baltimore wants to be on the right side of history. This week the Memorial Episcopal Church announced plans to contribute a total of $500,000 by 2025 — $100,000 each year — towards racial justice organizations, particularly efforts to support slave reparations. “Our church has a long history of, unfortunately, supporting racial...
    (CBS Local)- With Black History Month beginning February 1, CBS Sports is set to celebrate with a new documentary and several animated and regular footage vignettes featuring several influential Black athletes from the past century. The programming will air on CBS Sports Network along with CBS Sports Digital properties. “It is imperative that we at...
    Loading the player... The home of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, has been deemed a Chicago landmark, marking the end of a years-long movement to preserve the history of the residence.  Officially known as The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House, the brick two-family flat located in West Woodlawn will soon be...
    More On: episcopal church Cathedral of St. John the Divine being turned into coronavirus field hospital NYC church has a unique way of lifting the city’s spirits White Georgia girl who planned attack on black church arrested Historic church burns down for second time in 11 years An Episcopal church in Baltimore wants to...
    States challenge Biden on rights for transgender students Daniel Pearl: Pakistans top court frees men convicted of kidnapping and murdering US journalist Peloton Creates Capsule for Black History Month Click here to read the full article. Peloton is celebrating Black History Month by introducing a special apparel collection intended to celebrate Black artists...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday granted landmark status to the Woodlawn house where Emmett Till lived before his brutal murder in Mississippi in 1955 helped spark the civil rights movement. The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House, at 6247 S. St. Lawrence Ave., will be protected from demolition or significant alterations...
    Apple is celebrating Black History Month by amplifying Black creators, artists, developers and businesses across its various services and with an Apple Watch Black Unity Collection. A limited-edition Apple Watch Series 6 features the words “Black Unity” etched onto the back crystal.  The company says that members of the Black creative community worked with Apple...
    Jennifer King has become the NFL's first full-time Black female assistant coach after the Washington Football Team promoted her, the team announced Tuesday.  King is now the team's assistant running backs coach after serving as a full-year coaching intern in 2020. As an intern, she worked with the offensive staff throughout the offseason, training camp...
    (CNN)Congress set a new diversity record this year with its highest-ever number of women and racial minorities, including 60 Black lawmakers.But that's mostly in the House.People of color have historically had a tougher time getting elected to the Senate. Newly elected Raphael Warnock is only the 11th Black US senator since the Senate convened for...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- ABC7 invites Bay Area artist's to help us celebrate Black History Month. Share your original artwork inspired by Black history past and present. Let us know what inspired you in one or two sentences.Selected entries will be shown on ABC7 News and right here!All ages, skill levels, and still artistic medias...
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not only the first franchise to advance to a Super Bowl that’ll be played in its home stadium. They also made history Sunday by becoming the first to reach the NFL title game with black assistants leading the offense, defense and special teams. Offensive coordinator...
    It feels appropriate to speak with WWE Superstar Bianca Belair on Jan. 20, 2021. As a Black woman in the pro wrestling industry who has made it a point to focus on diversity and representation, to have this conversation as the first woman of color is being inaugurated as the vice president of the United States...
    People stand under the new North Carolina highway historical marker to the 1898 Wilmington Coup during a dedication ceremony in Wilmington, N.C., on Nov. 8, 2019. Matt Born/The Star-News/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The parallels...
    To investigate the United States Capitol Police’s failure to protect the Capitol from pro-Trump rioters on Jan. 6, lawmakers must also investigate long-standing allegations of racism within its ranks. The footage of officers taking selfies with rioters is less surprising when considered in relation to three decades of complaints by Black officers about pervasive racism...
    The Washington Football Team promoted Jennifer King to full-time offensive assistant. The Washington Football Team had themselves an eventful day. News broke on Thursday evening that the team hired San Francisco 49ers executive Martin Mayhew to become their new general manager. Mere minutes later, it was revealed Washington made history. According to NFL Media’s Ian...
    Marty Hurney might be a member of the front office, but Martin Mayhew will be the architect of a promising future with the Football Team. The Washington Football Team went through a culture change in 2019. New name. New coach. New results. And while the team finished 7-9, they are proving that each change is...
    (CNN)Human rights lawyer Tara Murray had hopes of somehow witnessing Kamala Harris' vice-presidential oath in person.But a raging pandemic and the January 6 violent siege on the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob got in her way.So on Wednesday, Murray -- the founder of a pro-Harris group, Mamas for Momala -- celebrated the inauguration just...
    Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisScalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration McConnell, Schumer fail to cut power-sharing deal amid filibuster snag Howard University's marching band to escort Harris at inauguration MORE's inauguration as the country's next vice president is historic, with Harris becoming the first woman as well as the first Black and South Asian American...
    BOSTON (CBS) – When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in on the steps of the Capitol, the nation and the world were watching. So, too, was the history class being taught by Kennel Etienne of Boston’s Snowden School. Today’s lesson? What happened at the Capitol on January 6. Was it unprecedented, as many...
    Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in to be the 49th vice president of the United States, as she is the first woman, the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to be elected to the role. Harris is also the first graduate of a historically black college or...
    Mattel is honoring the legacy of Maya Angelou by creating a new Barbie doll modeled after the American poet, author and civil rights activist, The Hill reported. The doll was released Jan. 14 – just ahead of Black History Month – as a “celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life and work,” according to The...
    Fox News commentator Juan Williams cried live on air while speaking about what Vice President Kamala Harris being sworn in meant to him. Juan Williams said that the image of Kamala Harris assuming the vice presidency was “visceral,” moments after she and President Joe Biden were sworn into office Wednesday. He added that as someone...
    With US seeking to heal, Michigan nurse Lori Key sings Amazing Grace for national audience at COVID-19 memorial Trump will find ‘both love and hate’ in Florida as he begins post-presidential life Kamala Harris is making history as vice president. How will her style reflect that? As Kamala Harris makes history as the first...
    Loading the player... As Black activists continue to pour into the streets to push America to reckon with its systemic racism, they are also facing a reckoning of their own: the COVID-19 vaccine.  While some white Americans are hesitant about the efficacy of the vaccines because of their fast-paced development, for many Black Americans...
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    Minneapolis historically has been home to a small but vibrant African American population. From the 1930s to the 1970s, an African American neighborhood flourished on the city’s Southside, between East Thirty-Fourth and Forty-Sixth Streets and from Nicollet Avenue to Chicago Avenue. In the early twentieth century, restrictive housing covenants in deeds discriminated against blacks and...
    After more than 1,400 days of Donald Trump’s presidency — after two bitter elections, two impeachments, more than 26,000 presidential tweets and four years of near-constant upheaval — it is left to American voters to tally it all up. Where they are. How they got here. Regrets and rage, trepidation and hope. The Associated Press...
    Amazon’s One Night in Miami centers on a 1964 rendezvous between four Black icons: civil-rights leader Malcolm X, soul musician Sam Cooke, NFL player Jim Brown, and boxing legend Cassius Clay, who’s about to join the Nation of Islam and change his name to Muhammad Ali. It’s based on the play of the same name...
    Once upon a time, there was a Black security guard who saved American Democracy. His quick thinking and eye for detail allowed him to stop an organized group of Right Wingers who had broken into important government offices looking for information to help them overturn the will of the people. This man was hailed...
    Opinion: Nothing will be allowed to stop Joe Bidens inauguration US bans all cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang over slave labor Regina King Discusses the Anxiety of Making History With One Night in Miami (Exclusive) © Amazon Studios One Night in Miami is both a time capsule, of sorts -- a period piece...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Longest-serving legislative leader in US history steps aside as Illinois House Democrats choose first Black speaker. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.