Saying Goodbye to Black History Month

I'm totally ashamed to admit that I had no clue about the Selma Voting Rights March until this month. Clearly I'm the poster child for why we need themed "history" months in America. ...more

Pulling into History...

The Pullman Historic District neighborhood, a center of Chicago’s progressive black middle and working class population in the 19th and 20th Centuries, is declared a United States National Monument....more

Black History Month: Living American History Through My Family Tree

Like many, I grew up hearing stories about my family's history. I have a few ancestors whose stories live in history books and who are studied by scholars to this day. There are institutions and organizations named for them. These family stories provide a perfect example of how African American history is American history and another reason why Black History Month still matters. ...more
I loved reading this, Maria.  I'm always impressed when people know their family's stories and ...more

10 Black Women Writers to Read for Black History Month

Beyond America's beloved Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Audre Lourde, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks and Octavia Butler or other such notable Negress author names who have had cultural resurgences and media prominence through the magic of our digital Internet age along with academics' scholarship, many other black American author women gave us significant bodies of work from which to learn and enjoy. ...more
Thank you Miss! We'll keep these ladies' works alive :)more

Recognizing the Legacy of Women During Black History Month

Growing up, two prominent figures were frequently highlighted during Black History Month: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and Frederick Douglass. I always remember wondering: where are the Black women in all this?...more

On Black Children, Black History, and the Good Life

Watching Ava DuVernay talk about Selma. Seeing black bodies beaten by white police officers."That was the past. They should get over it."...more

5 Great New Books to Read During Black History Month 2015

February is Black History Month, and there are some brand-new independently published books that you won't want to miss. New stories about the Underground Railroad, Sojourner Truth, the struggle for voting rights in Selma, and even a new soul food cookbook have hit the shelves … and I'm busting at the bindings to tell you about them all. (See what I did there?) ...more
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Macy's Soul Era Black History Month Recap

Hello my fellow Fashion Luva's!...more

Black History Salute: Martha Wash

Today for ‪Black History Month‬, I salute Martha Wash, a Grammy-nominated dance and R&B singer best known for "It's Raining Men" (as part of the Weather Girls), and as the featured vocalist on ...more

Black History Month: Tracye McQuirter

During ‪Black History Month, I will be spotlighting phenomenal black women, past and present, who inspire me in the areas of food, fitness, fashion, self-love, and living my best life....more