Many people do not know that Black History Month began in the late 1900s, when historian Carter G. Woodson dedicated his organization researching and promoting achievements by black Americans. Originally we celebrated our history on the second week of February. This week was significant because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.
COCONUT CREEK, FL - SOS Children’s Villages Florida, a foster care community in Broward County, SOS is the largest foster care provider in Broward County is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a series of events and activities to bring awareness and support to their unique community. The village was founded in 1993 and serves an average of 68 children on any given day, and over 600 since opening its doors. The children, ages 2 – 18 years, all have a history of abuse, neglect or abandonment, and SOS provides them with the ability to remain with their siblings together once they are placed in foster care.
"Simply put, (veteran journalist) Ian Boyne was really first class. He approached every subject matter, personal interview and written piece with the same fervor and balance, regardless of potential controversy and public opinion. He was beyond compromise and possibly the greatest example of a man who 'did it for the love and not for the likes'." - Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica
NEW YORK – A Guyanese national who spent three decades in prison in New York on a wrongful rape and robbery conviction was found innocent last month.
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Verene Shepherd, who in 2013 spoke out against the Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet, has revealed that since then she has continuously been the target of hate mail from people in The Netherlands who oppose changes to the embattled character blackface character.
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