Half a million African Americans served in Europe during World War II but regardless of the number, they faced mounting racial discrimination by those they serve with.
In the early 20th century, African Americans wanted to escape the oppressive south for places where they can have economic and social freedoms. This was known as the The Great Migration.
During the early 20th century majority of American society was racially segregation base on part to the 1896 Supreme Court ruling of Plessy vs. Ferguson that set the precedence for the “separate but equal” argument that made it okay for state and federal governments to implement discriminatory laws that segregate blacks from whites in all public places, in addition to private institutions.
The church has been an important aspect of African American culture since the time of slavery. Once slaves were exposed to the bible and western religion, they found comfort and direction in the same book that was used to justify their enslavement.
The President just signed a memorandum regarding the hiring freeze of the federal workforce. Since there were talk of it happening, it was expected. However, the lingering question is whether the freeze will yield the desired result.
In the 1920s Marcus Garvey’s United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was the leading force for black consciousness, black pride and black empowerment.
January 16th is marked as a day of celebration for civil rights movement throughout the nation, but there are several states that choose to ignore the federal holiday. This is an example of the disregard for the Africans in America struggle some state government. If this simple observation is being denied, then how can the issues of the Black Power Movement gain any traction or recognition from state governments?
A rallying cry for hope was echoed across the regions that separated man from woman and the many culture of people who shared the land of the free in 2008. Hope is an unwinding concept that spark revolts leading to revolutions. Hope strives from optimism of a bright vision of change for the future.
The Jim Crow era saw the reduction in the promise of freedom and equality that was significant to Africans In America.
For the last ten years, I've always wanted to experienced New Years Eve celebration in a place like Times Square, but I've been all over the world during that time so I never had the opportunity to do it until now.