Black History Month
President Barack Obama heralded a new national black history museum as “not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life” as he marked Wednesday’s groundbreaking of the long-sought-after museum on the National Mall.
Not so very long ago there was a fight to preserve American freedom being waged by a group that was not always given freedom. The Tuskegee Airmen were a band of WWII black pilots who began the breakdown of barriers in the military.
Tuesday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and health groups across the country are encouraging African Americans to know their HIV status.
It hasn’t even gone up yet, but a billboard set to appear in Oak Cliff Monday is already causing a stir.
Dr. Wright L. Lassiter is chairman of the board of trustees for the African American Museum in Dallas, where Black History is not just celebrated in February.