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Empower Member Babette Holder on Black History: Abolitionist & Author Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to free parents and at the age of three, she became an orphan upon the death of her mother. Her aunt and uncle on her maternal side of the family adopted her and raised her until the age of thirteen.

02/20/2015
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Empower Member Derrick Burnette: Hollywood, Black Americans and Real Entertainment 

While working with two black co-workers a few years ago, the topic of black history came up and we decided to challenge each other.

02/18/2015
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Empower Member Karl Miller: Meeting the Real Challenges and Opportunities for Blacks in the 21st Century

Black History Month draws focus on the sacrifices of leaders and achievements that have uplifted the black community over decades and centuries. It is also a reminder of the challenges the black community has endured over that period and some that still exists.

02/16/2015
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Empower Member Geraldine Lewis: Black American History for Today

In view of the televised, Black atrocities in Ferguson, Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, and other American cities, many people might find it surprising to discover that, the greatness of today’s America has much to do with Black American achievements and inventions.

02/09/2015
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Empower Member Brenda Flank on Black History Month

It was Black History ‘week’ when I was growing up in the late sixties, early seventies. I thought Black History ‘week’ was supposed to be a celebration of our American history and heritage emphasizing the contributions blacks have made to the greatness of our country.

02/05/2015
Black History Month: Do We Still Need It In Its Current Form?
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Black History Month: Do We Still Need It In Its Current Form?

Whenever Black History Month comes around, I experience mixed feelings stemming from its celebration in the Department of Defense schools that I attended during my childhood.  It was always a time of shame and mockery mixed with defiant force for us. We weren't permitted to sit it out, we were commanded to celebrate, which took a lot of the fun out of it.  I always wondered why the history of black people had to be confined to a single month instead of being inside the history books along with the rest. 

02/07/2013