black history

Apple TV’s animated special “Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin” explores the origin story of Franklin, the first Black character in the “Peanuts” comic strip, showcasing his initial encounter with Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang. The special addresses a long-overdue focus on Franklin, introduced in 1968 by “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz following a […]

At 90 years old, Ed Dwight, who was once on the path to becoming the first Black astronaut, is receiving recognition for his pioneering contributions. Growing up in segregated Kansas, Dwight’s fascination with flying led him to pursue an aviation career despite the racial barriers of the time. Selected by President John F. Kennedy’s administration […]

To educate young readers about Black history, experts recommend literature as a valuable resource. Books can engage children in the nuanced aspects of Black history, fostering curiosity and understanding. During Black History Month, figures like Meg Medina, the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, highlight the importance of providing children with rich texts that respect […]

The house Emmet Till left in 1955 to visit family in Mississippi which was his mother’s home will be preserved. Emmet Till was abducted and brutally murdered for whistling at a white woman. The house is located on Chicago’s Southside in the West Woodlawn neighborhood. It was announced on Tuesday that the home of Emmet […]

The NHL’s San Jose Sharks have hired Mike Grier as general manager, making him the first Black GM in NHL history. IT’S OFFICIAL 🦈 Welcome back to San Jose, Mike! More → — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 5, 2022

Happy Black History month! So for this month on the Wake Up Club, we have been doing Black History Facts of the day. When we thought about it we realized you may not remember everyone we feature. Most of the brilliant individuals are not as known as others so we are listing them here. We […]

When I was in school, I would always get tired of only being told about the enslavement of Black people. It seemed like educators knew nothing else about Black people except slavery and Martin Luther King Jr. I feel like we had to learn about him every year and they still never got the story […]

The Black Community has a long history of giving back to help its own, as Rochester’s Heritage Gospel Concert attests. With an emphasis on education as a vital path to an onward-and-upward mobility goal, the First Genesis Baptist Church of Rochester hosted a gospel concert on Saturday, February 15. The concert raised money to help […]

Already known for being home to Frederick Douglass, Rochester will soon be even more historic. It will be one of the very few cities in the northern United States that has a public site which is dedicated to civil rights. This site will be known as the Rochester Heritage Civil Rights site and will be […]

It’s not just the Oscars that’s a hot topic right now. Many other events are keeping fans’ eyes on their favorite celebrities, including The Black Women in Hollywood Awards – an event held every year to celebrate African American women in the Hollywood film industry. This year’s ceremony was held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, […]

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