Day 11 – Meet Augustus Washington, one of America’s first black photographers and Daguerreotypist. Augsutus Washington was born in 1820 in Trenton, New Jersey in 1820 to a Black father and Asian mother. As a young man, he wanted to attend college but lacked the financial resources and decided to try his hand at the… Read More Day 11 – Augustus Washington, Black Daguerreotypist
So life got a little busy today but I didn’t forget so here’s a little video that captures so much history in under 10 minutes.
It took 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him. Being known for a historic event isn’t always a good thing and learning about this story literally made me feel nauseous and angry at the same time knowing this is just one of many instances… Read More Day 9 – Over 70 Years Later, Justice for George Stinney
Before Anita Hill, Carmita Woods, Mechelle Vinson or other women part of the #METOO movement sharing their experiences of sexual harassment, there was former slave, abolitionist and author Harriet Jacobs. Welcome to Day 8. Harriet Ann Jacobs was the first woman to author a slave narrative called Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by… Read More Day 8 – Seven Years a Slave (Hiding Under a Porch)
It is well-understood that children are very impressionable so if you want a message to stay in their young minds, what better way is there other than to put the message in a cartoon – especially if they are racist messages. Welcome to Day 7 and the topic of the racist cartoons that led to… Read More Day 7- Teaching Racism Through Cartoons
If the definition of fashion design is “the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories and is influenced by cultural and social attitudes…” why isn’t there more diversity in the industry? Why are there so few black designers and how is it acceptable that only 14% of… Read More Day 6 – Iconic Designers
Let’s talk about blacks and our struggles with homeownership. For those who still aren’t convinced on what the big deal is about buying a home, let me remind you that it is the number one way to build wealth. Homes generally tend to build equity which opens the pathways for the purchase of other homes… Read More Day 5: Why Are Blacks Lagging in Home Ownership?
Let me start this post reiterating that black history is more than just slavery. Yet considering how much our ancestors lost and all that was destroyed as a result of slavery, it is important to understand that nearly everything is inner connected and is the result of our past. Like the introduction of Christianity to… Read More Day 4 – Blacks and Christianity
I know what you’re thinking when you see this photo, what kind of a narcissist includes herself when posting about Black History Month? Hair. Every woman can relate to the pride and struggles and how we feel when it isn’t acting right, thinking or falling out, the texture is off etc… That is something… Read More Black History Month Day 3- More Than “Just Hair”
Why is there a black history month? Why isn’t there a white, or Latino, Chinese, or Filipino history month being acknowledged and celebrated in our country? Go ahead and do a quick Google search and you’ll see the millions of other people who have asked the same thing. Some out of sheer curiosity, many due… Read More Day 2 – Fighting for Acceptance