By: Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Recently, the Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church (under the leadership of Pastor Max A. Miller, Jr.) held its Annual Black History Program. Mt. Hebron M.B.C. is located at 7817 Calhoun Rd., 77033. Many members, guests, ministers, pastors and distinguished guests gathered to attend the event. Amongst a few of the esteemed individuals were: The Houston Missouri City Space Center Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, President Helen Harvey and Pastor Fred Dixon, Jr. of Gospel Hill M.B.C. Unsung heroes and individuals who have contributed to the Black community were recognized and presented with awards. The recipients included: Sis. Helen Ward, Sis. Patricia Packard, Bro. Kenneth Kemp and a token of appreciation was bestowed to Bro. Donnie Sherman who spoke on the program. The service was on fire as various people highlighted on Black History facts and reminisced of the times of old. Also, praise and adoration was given to God Almighty according to … [Read more...] about Mt. Hebron M.B.C. hosts Annual Black History Program
Black history facts
www.blackamericaweb.com By D.L. Chandler With the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, once more Nation of Islam leader Min. Louis Farrakhan has come forth to deny any wrongdoing. Malcolm X was once a fiery leader and spokesperson for the NOI, but many allege the group had him killed after he split with the group citing philosophical differences. Born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, the future civil and human rights activist found Islam in prison by way of a fellow prisoner. Becoming a dutiful student of then NOI leader, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, he changed his name to Malcolm X to reflect his teachings and do away with his “slave name.” Malcolm X quickly rose in the NOI ranks, weaving between his rapid-fire intellect and sharp oratory skills to present a Black nationalist agenda framed under the umbrella of religion. However, Malcolm X discovered Sunni Islam, an orthodox form of the religion, and changed his … [Read more...] about Little Known Black History Fact: Malcolm X
www.blackamericaweb.com By D.L. Chandler The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, better known as the NAACP, was founded on this day in 1909 in response to a violent race riot in Illinois the year prior. Today, the civil rights organization boasts a membership of more than 300,000 continuing its quest to speak for the disenfranchised. In August 1908 in Springfield, Illinois, a city beset with racial violence against Blacks, was alight with anger after a pair of Black suspects were accused of violent crimes against white people. An angry white mob demanded a public lynching but the suspects were shipped out of town, setting of a flurry of violent acts against Black residents. In all, a small number of people died, but the damage was lasting. The response to the violence was a joint effort between white liberals Mary White Ovington, and Moorefield Storey, who aligned with W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and others … [Read more...] about Little Known Black History Fact: NAACP
Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. On February 12, 2009, the NAACP marked its 100th anniversary. Spurred by growing racial violence in the early twentieth century, and particularly by race riots in Springfield Illinois in 1908, a group of African American leaders joined together to form a new permanent civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). February 12, 1909 was chosen because it was the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Jack Johnson became the first African-American man to hold the World Heavyweight Champion boxing title in 1908. He held on to the belt until 1915. John Mercer Langston was the first black … [Read more...] about The History Of Black History
NBCBLK is celebrating Black History Month with the theme “Black History Is Our History: Black history. Your history. Our history.” During the month of February, we not only want to take the opportunity to highlight and recognize the accomplishments of African-Americans and the black community, but also remind others of the historic contributions of immigrants to the United States. All month long, we invite you to join in on the conversation and share your black history with us on social media using the hashtag #BLKHistory. Below are thoughts from a few of our NBC anchors and correspondents, leadership, contributors and other members of our NBC family on their #BLKHistory that we will update throughout the month. Sarah Glover, President, National Association of Black Journalists "Black History Month (BHM) is a time for storytelling, celebration and hope. Telling stories across generations is entertaining and a common practice of all people. This is why BHM and the awareness … [Read more...] about #BLKHistory: Black history. Your history. Our history.