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Why Black History Month is important to black children.

6 Feb
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You know the Tuskegee Airmen but do you know these other black military heroes?

15 Feb

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If you are like me you have a great respect for the Tuskegee Airmen. You can make the argument that without them there is no Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, they broke down barriers and showed the true strength and courage of black men.

But they are not the only black military heroes we should know of. There were others such as The Harlem Hellfighters, The Montford Point Marines, Benjamin O. Davis, and The Golden 13. Learn a little more about them through test and video and get links to books about them at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/you-know-tuskegee-airmen-but-do-you.html

Black filmmaker wants to end Black History Month

1 Feb

Black filmmaker wants to end Black History Month

Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman sets off on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. His insightful and humorous journey explores the complexity and contradictions of relegating an entire group’s history to one month in a so-called “post-racial” America. The documentary airs Feb 16 on your local PBSchannel.

Watch the trailer here: Black filmmaker wants to end Black History Month

New Red Tails Movie Trailer!

26 Dec

New Red Tails Movie Trailer!

Here is the third trailer for the Tuskegee Airmen movie Red Tails starring Terence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. This is by far the most action packed and inspiring trailer so far. Check it out here:

Black History Month: Black History Makers

5 Feb

We will all hear about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcom X during the month of February but there were many other African Americans that contributed to black history. I will update this post daily with links to sites featuring information about African American history makers that you may never have heard of.

Feb 3  Hiram Revels: First black United States Senator http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-hiram-revels-first_03.html

Feb 4   Ralph Bunche:  First African American to win Nobel Peace Prize http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ralph-bunce-first.html

Feb 5 Earl Lloyd: First African American to play in the NBA http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-earl-lloyd-first.html

Feb 6 : Jean Baptiste Point du Sable founder of Chicago http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-jean-baptiste-point.html

Feb 7 Benjamin Oliver Davis first black US Army General: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-benjamin-oliver.html

Feb 8 Guion Bluford First Black Astronaut http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-guion-bluford-first.html

Feb 9 Ebenezer Basset First Black US Diplomat   http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ebenezer-basset.html

Feb 10 Gwendolyn Brooks first African American to win Pulitzer Prize: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-gwendolyn-brooks.html

Feb 13/14 Count Basie First Black Grammy Winner:  http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-first-black-grammy.html

New book for black children, ” I Can Be”

7 Nov

Just so you know you do not need a Kindle to read this book. There are Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Android-based devices. Links to these apps are at the bottom of the page.

Hi everyone my name is George Cook.  I am proud to announce my new children’s book for the Kindle “I Can Be “.   This short children’s book has your child join in with Jordan as he decides which modern day history making African American to write about for his history class.

The book not only mentions what people like Mark Dean and Mae Jemison have done but it also has links to websites throughout and at the end of the book for more information about some of the fields mentioned.

A great read and learning experience for your youngster. the book is $2.00

Get the apps for your device and learn more about the book, and buy it here: http://aareports.com/2010/09/i-can-be-my-new-kindle-book-for-black.html

 If youy already own an Amazon Kindle you can go straight to the page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00427ZKES

Free preview of new children’s book

11 Sep

Read the free preview below. The book is best read by using the full screen tab on the embedded viewer and the book can be brought using the viewer also.For a limited time only my new children’s book “I Can Be” is available for $1 on Scribd.com. Check out a preview below. You can read the book on your computer or in a PDF format.

I Can Be is a childrens book which has your child join in with Jordan as he decides which modern day history making African American to write about for his history class.

The book not only mentions what people like Mark Dean and Mae Jemison have done but it also has links to websites throughout and at the end of the book for more information about some of the fields mentioned. Best read in the full screen mode. You can also buy the book by clicking the  Buy this document button.