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Black GOP Celebrates
At the historic Howard Theater in Washington, Black Republicans gathered to honor and celebrate their success. TV One’s Roland Martin
and CNN’s Tara Love
hosted the luncheon event which honored (pictured above, left to right):
- Senator Edward Brooke, III of Massachusetts, the first Black American popularly elected to the United States Senate.
- Representative Mia Love, the first Black Republican woman to serve in Congress.
- Representative Will Hurd, the first Black Republican elected to Congress from Texas.
- Senator Tim Scott, the first Black Senator elected from the South since Reconstruction.
The Brooklyn-born Representative Long strongly declared that her constituents judged her for “who I am as a person.” She continued “I refuse to fit in this mold that society” dictates. She continued to talk of her immigrant parents who struggled to become economically independent and spoke of dependency as a new from on enslavement. “the slavery of being dependent of people with power” she explained.
Scott also spoke of being self-defining. “Don’t let anyone define you, but you,” said the former insurance agent. The Republicans also celebrated the establishment of College Republicans club at Morehouse College
and Central State University.
The three honorees are part of the most diverse Congress in American history with 48 persons of African descent: 46 in the House (including two non-voting delegates), and two in the Senate. There is also a record of 20 African American women serving in the House, but none in the Senate.
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More African Migrants Die
More than 350 African migrants have died since the start of 2015, compared to 12 lost during the same period last year, trying to cross the sea from Africa to Italy the U.N. refugee agency said. The survivors are from Ivory Coast, Senegal, Gambia, Niger, Mali and Mauritania the International Organization for Migration reported.
One survivor told Port Of Harlem via Facebook, that he has been in a camp for seven months now waiting for his immigration hearing. “And expecting another 7 months again,” he said.
Family Poetry Open Mic Night
Black History Month Celebration
Annie's Art Gallery
5814 Allentown Way
Camp Springs, MD
Thu, Feb 19, 6p–9p, free
Malcolm X Black Power Conference
National Black United Front
Fri, Feb 20, 6p-Sun, Feb 22, 6p, $
I Am Not My Hair?
(lecture, discussion, and exhibition)
Newton White Mansion
2708 Enterprise Rd
Thu, Feb 26, 6:30p-8:30p,
Over 18, free
ASALH Annual Luncheon
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Sat, Feb 28, 10a-12:30p, $
Natural hair women photographs by
Jason Miccolo Johnson
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q St, NW
Thu, Feb 26–Sun, Mar 1
Discussion: Sat, Feb 28 from 3:30p-4:30p, free
3rd Langton Hughes Book Fair & 24th Black History Program
Forest Park Senior Center
4801 Liberty Heights Avenue
Sat, Feb 21, 10a-3p, free
Stewardship Days at Miller Woods
Paul H. Douglas Center
100 N. Lake Street
Sat, Feb 28, 9a-12p, free
18th Street Brewery
5725 Miller Ave,
Tue, Mar 3, 6p-8p, free
New York City
Texas In Paris
The York Theatre Company
Theatre at St. Peter's
619 Lexington Ave @ East 54th Street, $67.50
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
200 Eastern Parkway
Fri, Feb 20–Sun, May 24, free - $16
The Harlem Chamber Players
7th Annual Black History Month Celebration
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
521 West 126th Street
Sun, Feb 22, 3p, $10-$15
Bridge Crossing Jubilee
Thu, Mar 5-Mon, Mar 9, free - $
American Masters -- August Wilson:
The Ground on Which I Stand
PBS (check local listings)
Fri, Feb 20, 9p, free
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You probably recognize the lady on the right as Rosa Parks. But do know the lady on the left? She's often referred to as the “Grandmother of the American Civil Rights Movement." This daughter of a former slave was born in the spring of 1898 and went on to co-found the first "citizenship school" to educate blacks in literacy, state government, and election procedures. Her name is Septima Poinsette Clark.
Dr. King acknowledged Clark when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 by insisting that she accompany him to Sweden.