Tag Archives: black history

African-American veterans monument in Buffalo will be first in U.S.

9 Jul

New York state officials announced this morning at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park that the state will provide $800,000 toward the construction of the African-American veterans monument there. The monument will be the first and only in the U.S., to honor black soldiers that fought in every American war to date. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2018/07/african-american-veterans-monument-in.htmlBuffalo-Naval-Park-1260x800

Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams named West Point’s first black superintendent

1 Jul


Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. Military Academy graduate who has held high-ranking Army posts in Europe and Asia, will become the first black officer to command West Point in its 216-year history. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2018/06/lt-gen-darryl-williams-named-west.html

Why Black History Month is important to black children.

6 Feb

Oldest remaining Tuskegee Airman, Willie N. Rogers , dies at 101

24 Nov


We have lost another one, another hero, another example of excellence, we have lost another Tuskegee Airmen. God bless his soul. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/11/oldest-remaining-tuskegee-airman-willie.html

Did former slaves start the Memorial day holiday?

25 May

A black historian David W. Blight has discovered evidence that the first celebration of what came to be known as Memorial Day was conducted by former slaves. Over time that history was whitewashed to give others credit for the origins of Memorial Day. Oddly enough many of those those sources that credit others with the creation of Memorial Day mention the “Decoration Day” ceremony of the former slaves giving Blight’s claims same credence. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/05/did-former-slaves-start-what-is-now.html#sthash.jAsSVwzJ.dpuf


Video: Entire I Have A Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

28 Aug


Watch the video of the entire I Have A Dream speech by Martin Luther King Jr. Here: http://aareports.com/2013/08/video-martin-luther-kings-i-have-dream.html


Live stream of the 50th anniversay of the March On Washington

24 Aug

I know many are interested in this and many more wish that they could be in Washington DC right now to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington. Here is the live stream of the event so that many of us can at least watch it. – See more at: http://aareports.com/2013/08/watch-live-stream-of-50th-anniversary.html   #marchonwashington #50thanniversary

Oprah Winfrey gives $12 million to National Museum of African American History

12 Jun

Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American history, officials said Tuesday.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2013/06/oprah-winfrey-gives-12-million-to.html

Official trailer for Jackie Robinson movie “42”

23 Sep

Official trailer for Jackie Robinson movie “42” the real life story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released the first trailer for the Jackie Robinson pic “42.” Newcomer Chadwick Boseman stars as the baseball legend, while Harrison Ford will play influential manager Branch Rickey. Written and directed by Brian Helegeland and produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull, “42” opens nationwide April 12, 2013.

Watch that trailer here: Trailer for 42

Brown University student uncovers lost Malcolm X speech

7 Feb

Malcolm Burnley a Brown University student has found a very rare recording of a speech Malcolm X gave in 1961 at Brown University. Read more here: Brown University student uncovers lost Malcolm X speech