Archive for July 2018

Black Women, History, and the Democratic Party

On May 30, 2018, Axios published an article announcing, “Black women feel slighted by the Democrats.” The article explains how African American female candidates, many running for the first time, are not receiving the support or recognition from the national Democratic Party. A DNC spokesperson denied the claims stating, “African-American women are the backbone of the Democratic Party,…

Read More

Video: Do You Know the Star-Spangled Banner’s 3rd Verse?

This Fourth of July, here’s an American story most of us were never taught. After we had brutally enslaved black people for almost 200 years, some escaped and joined the British army to fight America in the War of 1812—they were called the Colonial Marines. Why join the British? To get freedom. Remember, blacks had…

Read More