Black History Month 2014!

Its about that time again! Yes, it is Black History Month. The time for e-militants and YouTube Scholars to go into overdrive. There are only 28 days of this, so its best to take advantage of it. Obviously, I am joking. On this site, we celebrate Black History year round. But, since folks seem to pay attention more at this time, it would be a mistake to not focus on it. While you are here, I want to inform you about another great site where you can find out about Black history. BlackPast is host to a wealth of knowledge...

The Importance of Teaching Black History

Editors Note: This guest post is part of the Blog Carnival of Blogging While Brown for Black History Month 2014. -M.P. By Femi Lewis One of the greatest aspects of teaching is that an educator is constantly learning. And through my experiences as an educator, it has occurred to me that the act of teaching are public, but the thoughts and actions of an educator are personal and public. As I present this argument concerning the act of teaching being public and the thoughts and actions of an educator being personal, I can’t help but think of the first two...

Polite On Society To Host Blog Carnival with Blogging While Brown for Black History Month 2014!

Good evening again folks. I figure while I have WordPress open, I may as well dish out the updates back to back. As many of you know about me as readers, I am a student of history. I at times have to remember that not everyone shares that passion. For those that do, I have some good news for you. I have been selected to lead Blogging While Brown’s Blog Carnival for Black History Month 2014. Now you may ask, how does this involve you? The purpose of the carnival, is to showcase different bloggers around a united theme. If...

Phoenix Forum Hosts Panel Discussion on Post-Blackness

Today is the last day of Black History Month 2013, and it ended with a plethora of events in Harlem. One of them was the panel discussion on the concept of “post-Blackness” held. This panel was the second event of the year for the Phoenix Forum, and it went extremely well. It was a pleasure to serve as moderator for the event. Our featured panelists were Nicholle LaVann, an award winning filmmaker, Ali McBride, an activist and motivational speaker, and scholar Guesnerth Perea. This was a lively discussion, and many things came up. From definitions of African American, to media...

Black History Month 2013: More Than 28 Days of Consciousness

It’s February, the allotted time when Black history and achievements enter the American public consciousness.  This is a time where the accomplishments of African-Americans are in the conversation much more than usual, and the programming on television in addition to other media will reflect that. In looking at much of the content provided during February, it looks much more like marketing than a genuine concern for history. As soon as the month is over, things will return to the normal state of indifference. This is exactly what has to be fought against. While Black History Month is a great thing...