Posts tagged "black history month"

Racist love notes: adding color to Valentine’s Day

It’s week two of Black History Month, and Americans are gearing up for Valentine’s Day–a holiday characterized by extravagant bouquets, unwanted chocolates and sappy Hallmark cards. While Valentine’s Day may seem like a race-neutral holiday, a professor of African American studies at Northwestern University is bringing back some cards created between 1895 and 1940 that... Read more »

As black history month 2012 begins, black women and reproductive rights again in the spotlight

As black history month 2012 begins, black women and reproductive rights again in the spotlight
February is Black History Month, and this year, its focus is Black Women in American Culture. But some conservative legislators seem to have missed the message: Instead of celebrating the achievements of women like Michelle Alexander, author of the ground-breaking “The New Jim Crow,” they’re yet again discussing legislation to stem the apparent tide of... Read more »