Black History Month: Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt was an American entertainer and activist who fought for civil rights, to the detriment of her own career, and did so with no regrets and no shame. In 1968, Kitt answered a question posed to her by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam war, stating The children of America are not rebelling...

Black History Month: Bree Newsome

  Bree Newsome is an activist, speaker, filmmaker and musician best known for her work in climbing a flagpole and removing a confederate battle flag from the South Carolina state house grounds. Her act of civil disobedience helped push government officials to finally remove the flag from all government buildings in South Carolina. Bree...

Triple Axel Monday Admin Post

Happy Monday, FAMily! For those of you off of work/school because of the weather–stay warm. For those of you who aren’t–stay safe! If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you know that America has been making some history. Mirai Nagasu is the first US woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics. Chris Madzder...

Black History Month – Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was a Black woman born in 1920 whose cervical cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, used extensively in medical research. Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1951 after going to the hospital with what she described as “a knot in womb.” She was initially diagnosed...

Black History Month – Emmett Till

Emmett Till was a 14 year old boy lynched in 1955 after being falsely accused of flirting with 21 year old white Carolyn Bryant while in her family’s grocery store in Money, Mississippi. A few days after having visited Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market with friends, Carol Bryant’s husband Roy Bryant returned from a...

Black History Month: Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker was a Black dancer and singer from Missouri who moved to France, where she became a popular entertainer, becoming the first Black person to star in a major motion picture, ZouZou. Less commonly known, was her work as an agent with the French Resistance. During the beginning of WWII, Baker used her fame...

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