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Black History Month

President Barack Obama speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC, February 22, 2012.  (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Helps Break Ground On Black History Museum

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.

02/22/2012

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The Tuskegee Airmen In American History

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.

02/21/2012

A volunteer health worker takes blood from a patient for an HIV-AIDS test. (credit: Kambou Sia/AFP/Getty Images)

African Americans Encouraged To Know HIV Status

Tuesday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and health groups across the country are encouraging African Americans to know their HIV status.

02/07/2012

A controversial billboard celebrating black atheists set to go up in Oak Cliff on Feb. 6, 2012. (Credit: DFW Coalition of Reason)

Group Celebrates Black Atheists With Controversial Billboard

It hasn’t even gone up yet, but a billboard set to appear in Oak Cliff Monday is already causing a stir.


02/05/2012

African American Museum in Dallas (credit: African American Museum via Twitter)

Dallas Museum Always Celebrating Black History

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.

02/02/2012