Black History: Strengthening America

99 Responses to “Black History: Strengthening America”

  1. February 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Obama Foundation

  2. February 24, 2023 at 11:55 am

    VP Harris and HBCU Student Journalist Briefing

  3. February 24, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    About a certain VP HARRIS:

  4. February 24, 2023 at 12:14 pm

  5. February 24, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    1. Black Americans’ views of gender equality in society and gender roles in families

    Bar chart showing about eight-in-ten Black adults say it is very important for women to have equal rights with men
    Black Americans are largely in support of gender equality between women and men and are critical of society’s lack of progress in the United States.

    KIANA COX: (https://www.pewresearch.org/race-ethnicity/2023/02/16/black-americans-views-of-gender-equality-in-society-and-gender-roles-in-families/)

    • February 24, 2023 at 12:21 pm

      3. Black Americans’ views on transgender and nonbinary issues


      The intersection of race with gender identity and sexuality presents a unique set of challenges for Black Americans. Although most Black adults say they experience discrimination because of their race (79%), many scholars and activists say the nature of discrimination changes when people have multiple identities. This compounded nature of inequality was termed “intersectionality” in 1989 by legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw.

      Intersectionality was originally put forward to examine blind spots in discrimination law that caused Black women’s claims of unequal treatment to be routinely misinterpreted by courts. Black women were left to either bring suits based on race, in which their experiences were compared with Black men’s, or to bring suits as women and have their claims be compared to those of White women. They often lost both types of cases. If they tried to claim they were discriminated against specifically as “Black women,” they were accused of opening a “Pandora’s box” by seeking to create a new legally protected class.


      —this is what Pew is saying.

  6. February 24, 2023 at 12:22 pm


  7. February 24, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Ibram X Kendi

    At least twelve U.S. presidents enslaved Black people, eight while in office. https://twitter.com/DrIbram/status/1627703438309003265?s=20

  8. February 24, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Driving the Green Book
    A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance
    Author: Alvin Hall

    • February 24, 2023 at 12:29 pm

      “In the summer of 2019, award-winning broadcaster and educator Alvin Hall and social activist and trainer Janée Woods Weber hit the road for a 12-day, 2,000 mile trip from Detroit to New Orleans. The route they drove was based on information gathered from the historic travel guide, The Negro Motorist Green Book. During segregation and Jim Crow, African American travelers all over the country relied on this annually published guide as a vital resource to navigate trips, patronize Black-owned businesses, and come together in the face of institutionalized racism. The people they interviewed shared powerful stories and memories of that time that became the center of the ten-episode, Driving the Green Book podcast.
      Premiered September 2020
      (Driving the Green Book on Apple Podcasts at apple.co/drivingthegreenbook)

  9. February 24, 2023 at 12:33 pm

  10. February 24, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    The problems in the pipes
    As government at every level tries to untangle generations of systemic failure, residents in Jackson, Miss., still have no reliable water

  11. February 24, 2023 at 12:37 pm

  12. February 24, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    • February 24, 2023 at 12:45 pm

      “Very difficult to unwind this because GOP been so lied to for so long…some politician can’t just come along and say ‘Well never mind.’”
      “I don’t know how we get out of this.” (Marc Elias)

    • February 24, 2023 at 12:45 pm

      “In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.”-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  13. February 24, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Bigger than President Roosevelt’s Rural Electrification and President Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System.

    —And largest climate act ever passed.

  14. February 24, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    Readout of White House Listening Session: Bolstering the U.S. Economy by Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

    On Wednesday, in celebration of Black History Month, the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a listening session with over 70 Black venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) stakeholders titled Bolstering the U.S. Economy by Closing the Racial Wealth Gap. The discussion was moderated by Under Secretary Don Cravins from the Minority Business Development Agency, which was permanently authorized under President Biden’s leadership, granting the agency expanded power to support Black-and other minority-owned businesses.

  15. February 24, 2023 at 1:02 pm


    Former Arizona attorney general withheld report showing no widespread voter fraud in 2020


    • February 24, 2023 at 1:49 pm

      In an interview with Jon Stewart just a week before the midterms, AG Brnovich said he would debunk the false claims if the report supported that. But he didn’t.
      The new AG Mayes says the truth is “we have fantastically run elections in AZ” and this waste of money on conspiracy “will not happen again”.

  16. February 24, 2023 at 1:40 pm

  17. February 24, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at the Namibia University of Science and Technology

    Windhoek, Namibia

    I’m here today because you are the keepers of democracy.

    As the first generation to be born into a free Namibia, the legacy that your parents and grandparents created is now yours—yours to defend and protect. Yours to grow. And as we look forward, we must remember that the fight for democracy has no end.


  18. February 24, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Marking One Year Since Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

    Feb. 24, 2023

    One year ago today, Russia launched an unprovoked and indefensible invasion of its peaceful and democratic neighbor Ukraine—a cruel war of choice that has killed thousands of innocent Ukrainians, forced millions more from their homes, left countless Ukrainians wounded or traumatized, and inflicted tragedy and terror on a sovereign U.N. member state.

    Today’s solemn anniversary is an opportunity for all who believe in freedom, rules, and sovereignty to recommit ourselves to supporting Ukraine’s brave defenders for the long haul—and to recall that the stakes of Russia’s war stretch far beyond Ukraine.

    Full: (https://www.defense.gov/News/Releases/Release/Article/3308639/statement-by-secretary-of-defense-lloyd-j-austin-iii-marking-one-year-since-rus/)

  19. February 24, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    José Andrés

  20. February 24, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    “Principles of the Charter of the United Nations that underline the comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine”.

  21. February 24, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Putin War Crimes

  22. February 24, 2023 at 2:41 pm

  23. February 24, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Ursula von der Leyen, President of the E.U.

    –great interview with Joe Scarborough yesterday.

  24. February 24, 2023 at 3:12 pm

  25. February 24, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Naval Academy renames building after Jimmy Carter – WRAL

  26. February 24, 2023 at 3:15 pm

  27. February 24, 2023 at 3:16 pm


    Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) is halfway through his treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with late last year, he said.

    “I’m midway through my treatments here,” Raskin said in a video to supporters who signed a note to him through the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “I’ve done three of six rounds of chemotherapy, and you guys have completely bolstered my courage and my confidence.”
    (The Hill)

    —bravo great news Congressman Raskin.

  28. February 24, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    Special events will mark Wounded Knee 50th anniversary
    Events will be held in South Dakota from Feb. 24-27 to commemorate the takeover of Wounded Knee by AIM members in 1973

    “The occupation — the fourth in a series of takeovers by American Indian Movement leaders — started Feb. 27, 1973, and continued 71 days until a cease-fire agreement was reached on May 8, 1973.”

    Here is a list of events scheduled to commemorate the anniversary and related activities.

  29. February 24, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    Native creatives take the stage
    On the Thursday edition of the ICT Newscast, the composer for ‘Reservation Dogs’ has his own music to share. Plus, a designer and photographer duo won a Cultural Recognition Grammy award for Visual Arts

  30. February 24, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    State of Indian Nations 2023 Address (SOIN23)

    The National Congress of American Indians returned to Washington, D.C., for its executive council winter session. First time NCAI has hosted an in-person winter session since the COVID-19 pandemic. The event began with President Fawn Sharp delivering the State of Indian Nations. Typically delivered during the week that the President of the United States delivers the State of the Union, the State of Indian Nations is a speech that shares the positive and future-oriented vision of Tribal Nations.

  31. February 24, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    ‘Everything Everywhere’ props auctioned to support low-income Asians and trans community
    The bedazzled Elvis jumpsuit, the googly eye rock boulder and the hot dog hands will all be up for bidding.

  32. February 24, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    How South Koreans got so much taller
    Humans have gotten a lot taller in the past 100 years — and South Korea shows us why.
    By Alvin Chang

    “A century ago, humans were quite short. For example, the average South Korean woman was about 4-foot-7, or 142 centimeters, while the average American woman was about 5-foot-2, or 159 centimeters. Humans were fairly short by today’s standards, and that was true throughout nearly all of human history.

    But in the past century, human heights have skyrocketed. Globally, humans grew an average of about 3 inches, but in South Korea, women grew an astounding 8 inches and men grew 6 inches on average. So what exactly happened?”


  33. February 24, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    Asian Pacific American Caucus backing Julie Su.

  34. February 24, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Friday, Feb 24 2023
    Thank you people of Ukraine for putting your precious bodies, your loved ones, between us and fascism. You didn’t ask for this unprovoked heinous war.

    Peace to sovereign Ukraine !!!
    Putin get out.

  35. February 24, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    One year after Russia invaded Ukraine, our #ObamaLeaders, like Yuliia Sachuk and Alexandra Kutas, are continuing to do critical humanitarian work.

    Take a look at how life changed, and how they’re continuing to show up for their community. 🧵

    We’re inspired by the continued bravery so many have shown during this dark time, in defense of democracy and on behalf of their communities.

  36. February 24, 2023 at 7:18 pm

  37. February 24, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    Vice President Harris Holds a Meeting on Access to Reproductive Healthcare

  38. February 24, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    Went a bit gonzo on here today. Very moved by 200,000 needless injuries and deaths in Ukraine. Please may every possible action be taken to stop this war and not go another year.

  39. 64 jer44
    February 25, 2023 at 12:57 pm

  40. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    February 25, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    This is going to be so good!

  41. February 26, 2023 at 11:03 am

    MacDowell Names Chiwoniso Kaitano Its Next Executive Director
    Kaitano, the first Black person in the role at the artists’ residency, will focus on identifying underrepresented artistic voices and intensifying outreach.

    By Maya Salam

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  45. 80 Dudette
    February 26, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Happy to our dear GGail!

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  49. 89 ggail44
    February 27, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. I had a wonderful birthday yesterday filled with love and salutations. Thank you 💖

  50. 91 Dudette
    February 27, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Wow! MBK is nine years old!

  51. 94 ggail44
    February 27, 2023 at 11:49 am

  52. 95 jer44
    February 27, 2023 at 12:09 pm

  53. February 27, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Remarks by Vice President Harris on Access to Reproductive Healthcare

    Vice President’s Ceremonial Office
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building


  54. February 27, 2023 at 12:49 pm

  55. February 27, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Anne Applebaum: “It is possible to have a muscular liberal defense of democratic values.”

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