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We Must Endure to the End 

We are in challenging times where things seem to come at us from all directions.  The recent torrential rainstorm we experienced here in California brought water into our home from above and below the surface.  Truthfully, my patience and nerves were tested.  

Charlamagne Tha God Helps Capture DNC Chair’s Jaime Harrison’s Inspiring Journey in PBS Documentary

Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison’s political odyssey mirrors a narrative of triumph over adversity. Raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, South Carolina, as the son of a single teenage mom, Harrison knows firsthand the struggles of a family forced to choose between basic necessities. His childhood experiences included nights without heat due to power shut offs.

Rep. James Clyburn Steps Down from House Leadership

During an interview on Sunday, Feb. 18, Clyburn, 83, expressed his continued disdain for former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” mantra, asserting that the country is already great but needs to ensure accessibility and affordability for all citizens.

Musing on History with Haji Malcolm: The Foundational Field of Critical Study 

When Nana Haji Malcolm X taught and stressed the foundational importance of the critical study of history, he was responding not only to the ongoing need for historical knowledge in all times and places, but also to the context of his times and the liberational role of history in the unfolding Black Freedom Movement.  

The Foundations of Black History Month  

The first Negro History Week was established on February 7, 1926, by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second African American to get a Ph.D. in history after Dr. WEB DuBois earned him in 1895. Woodson said that most history books “overlooked, ignored, and even suppressed the accomplishments of Black people.  

Let Freedom Reign

A U.S. museum returned Ghana’s looted artifacts after 150 years. Objects from the UCLA Fowler Museum were presented to King Asante Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.   

February is the month we celebrate love and Black History Month.  I love Black love.  I am of mixed heritage, and I am proud of my entire cultural heritage, but I identify as a Black woman.