• 14 Books about Racism for Kids
    As a mother of two black boys, It’s necessary to talk to them about racism at an early age. Reading books is an excellent start to create awareness and foster discussion early. I have included a list of books that are popular in this category and ones I have and will read with my children. Momma, Did You […]
  • 12 Grants and Funding Sources for Black Organizations and Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19
    Many organizations and small businesses have shut down temporarily due to COVID-19. Even those operating remotely still face significant revenue shortfalls. Below is a list of federal, state, and privately funded grants for organizations and small businesses focused on people of color. If you need assistance, apply. If you are able, please donate. Array Grants Ava DuVernay‘s Array Alliance has […]
  • 8 Funding Sources for Artist of Color during COVID-19
    The recent global health crisis has left the art world in uncertain times due to COVID-19. Museums, theaters, exhibitions, and concerts are canceled with no startup date. Fortunately, there are resources available to help. The artists will qualify for the federal government’s CARES Act, and organizations are helping to connect artists to employment opportunities and grants daily. Artist resources are […]
  • Black History Games for Family & Kids
    Regardless of whether you’re thinking of having a game night with friends, organizing a family get-together, or your kids just like board games, you’ll find what you need in this list of the best games with a black history theme. Black America 52 Great African Americans Hero Deck Playing cards Black Heritage Trivia Game Black America 52 Great […]
  • 16 Black American Cookbooks from 1800-1950s
    According to the Michigan State Library, between 1800 and 1900, four cookbooks are known to have been written by Black Americans. They include Robert Roberts, The House Servant’s Directory (1827), Tunis G. Campbell, Hotel Keepers, Head Waiters, and Housekeepers’ Guide (1848), Abby Fisher, What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking. (1881), E.T. Glover, The Warm Springs Receipt-Book […]
  • Black History Timeline: 1700-1794
    18th CENTURY 1700 Pennsylvania legalizes slavery. After 1700, when Pennsylvania was not yet 20 years old, blacks, free or slave, were tried in special courts, without the benefit of a jury. The goal of this anti-slavery society was to have the passage of high duties placed on the importation of slaves. https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js The only poem that has survived, […]
  • Black History Timeline: 1619-1696
    1619   The first African slaves arrive in Virginia. The first Africans arrived in Virginia because of the transatlantic slave trade. The Africans who came to Virginia in 1619 had been taken from Angola in West Central Africa. 1640  John Punch, a black indentured servant, ran away with two white indentured servants, James, Gregory, and Victor. After the three […]
  • Black History Timeline: 1800-1896
    19th CENTURY 1800 Gabriel Prosser, an enslaved African-American blacksmith, organizes a slave revolt intending to march on Richmond, Virginia. The conspiracy is uncovered, and Prosser and a number of the rebels are hanged. Virginia’s slave laws are consequently tightened. 1807 At the urging of President Thomas Jefferson, Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves. It makes it a federal […]
  • Motivations Quotes from Black Historians
    “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” -Booker T. Washington “I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.” “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” -Rosa Parks If you want […]
  • Black Mentor Programs: Need a Mentor/Be a Mentor
    We must learn from history and utilize what has worked in the past. In ancient Africa, mentoring was prominent with rites of passage to help guide young people to learn and behave in the ways of the culture. When a child was born in Africa, everyone in the village would share responsibilities in raising and educating the child […]
  • Literacy and Writing Contest for Black Youth
    My 7-year-old LOVES reading, but writing isn’t his favorite forte. However, he loves a challenge and a good win. I think it’s great that some of these publishing companies and businesses have contests for kids during the summer to encourage them to continue reading and writing even when they are not in school. Take a look at some […]
  • Grants and scholarships for minority students
    As a college educator, within the last 19 years of teaching, I have seen a decrease in black students in my classes. Some of them enroll at the beginning and then disappear during the middle of the semester. A few of them have even expressed to me that finances have been an issue for continuing, while others have […]
  • Black Museums in the United States
    Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, […]