Sun-News report Published 5:36 PM EST Feb 14, 2019 LAS CRUCES - Students throughout Las Cruces Public Schools are participating in a variety of curricular and extra-curricular projects in celebration of Black History Month. Many LCPS schools are working on individualized projects and classroom lessons, teaching students about historical figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and others. Students from Camino Real Middle School classes participated in a Black History Month project. Sixth-grade social studies teachers Ashton Lamb and Tia Baulch asked their students to compile research on an influential African-American of their choice. The students then created banners with their research, which they then turned into an American flag collaboration puzzle featuring each historical figure. “There are so many historical figures that have paved the way to some remarkable accomplishments in our nation’s history,” Greg Ewing, … [Read more...] about LCPS celebrates Black History Month
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U.S. A teacher from a Minnesota middle school is under fire for allegedly using a racial slur during a discussion about Black History Month. Parents from the Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School told FOX 9 that during a discussion on Black History Month on Friday, the choir teacher used a racial slur during one of her lessons. Jennifer Cannon told the news station that her 8th-grade son was in the class when the teacher allegedly used the racial slur. Cannon claims her son told her that one of the kids did tell her she shouldn’t have said that word, but she told the students that she “was quoting someone,” according to the news station. Another parent, Sophia Perkins, told the news station she is offended by how the administrators handled the situation and claims this is not the first incident where she’s used racially insensitive words in the classroom. The teacher has been with the school district since 1991, according to FOX 9. Heritage E-Stem Magnet … [Read more...] about Minnesota Choir Teacher Allegedly Used Racial Slur During Black History Month Discussion, Parents Say
opinion Elvia Díaz Arizona Republic Published 8:35 AM EST Feb 5, 2019 In 1955, Rosa Parks sparked a civil rights revolt by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in segregated Montgomery, Alabama. In 2009, 54 years later, Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the United States. Obama's ascension to the White House epitomized – if not the end of racial divide in America – at least remarkable advancement toward equality in this country. Case closed. The nation had finally embraced a black president. Rosa Parks could finally rest in peace. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose audacity to fight for equality cost him his life, could finally rest in peace. All of us – white, black, Hispanics, Asian Americans and everyone else – could finally work, play and love in peace in this great United States of America. Wrong. Painfully wrong. This Black History Month is a painful reminder of how … [Read more...] about Why America still needs Black History Month?
POLITICS 02/01/2019 05:06 pm ET Twitter users also slammed Melania Trump’s Black History Month tweet, so maybe they have something to talk about at dinner. By David Moye President Donald Trump attempted to honor Black History Month on Friday, but many Twitter users found it hard to believe he actually wrote the tweet. National African American History Month is an occasion to rediscover the enduring stories of African Americans and the gifts of freedom, purpose, and opportunity they have bestowed on future generations...https://t.co/n9kf58NruZ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2019 Considering Trump’s well-documented history of racist behavior, many critics were unimpressed he acknowledged the monthlong celebration of black culture. Please shut the entire hell up @realDonaldTrump about Black History Month. You’re a white supremacist & don’t like Black people. We don’t need you to pretend you do. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Black History Month Tribute Tweet Is Greeted Just As Well As Expected
Rasha Ali USA TODAY Published 12:46 PM EST Feb 1, 2019 What better way to celebrate and teach your kids about Black History Month than with some great children's books? We asked a few kid-friendly bookshops across the country to give us their favorite titles that families should be reading for Black History Month – and every month. The Flying Pig Books in Shelburne, Vt., Read with Me in Raleigh, N.C., and Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Ga., gathered a handful of recommended reads on shelves now. We've also included some new titles, for the voracious young readers who have already checked these books off their lists. "We Are Not Yet Equal," by Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden Bloomsbury YA (270 pages)Recommended reader age: Teens ages 12 and older "This is a YA adaptation of Carol Anderson's "White Rage," and it's a terrific history of our racial divide in American history. From slave chattels to behind-the-scenes on Abraham Lincoln … [Read more...] about Black History Month: 17 kids books to read