Black History Month Spotlight – Malcolm X

The often “controversial” civil rights activist who had a turbulent relationship with the Nation of Islam and other civil rights leaders for his views on race, politics, etc. He definitely had an impact regardless of people’s opinion of him and his assassination and those who committed the killing is still being debated. Spike Lee’s movie on the life of Malcolm X is probably some of his best work!
You can read more about him here and here!

Black History Month Spotlight – Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was an established Author, Writer who was instrumental in documenting the life of African American’s in the early 20th century especially during the Harlem Renaissance. Her most famous work is the novel – “Their Eyes are Watching God”.

You can read more about her here and here!

Black History Month Spotlight – Bishop Desmond Tutu

Today I spotlight, Bishop Desmund Tutu. He has been a champion for many causes including HIV/AIDS awareness, Homophobia, Poverty, Racism and so much more. He was instrumental in shedding light to the world about apartheid in South Africa in the 1980’s.

You can read more about him here!

Black History Month Spotlight -Rep. John Lewis

Today I spotlight a true civil rights activist, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. One of the many men who worked along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and countless others, he has dedicated his life for equal rights not only for African Americans but also Latinos, Asians, Women and Gays. He is a true ally to the LGBT community. And on yesterday he was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama. Job well done Rep. Lewis.

You can read more about him here and here!

Black History Month Spotlight – Morehouse College

On this day back in 1867, Morehouse College was founded in Augusta, GA. Yes, Augusta. Not too long after its founding it was moved to Atlanta. This school is world famous for being one of the few all male, (mostly) black colleges in the world. Many famous people attended this college as well such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Spike Lee, Edwin Moses and many others!

You can read more about Morehouse College here!