Once upon a time, about 75 years ago, Detroit’s east side sported a hugely influential black section, stretching from the flashy black entertainment district downtown known as “Paradise Valley” up along Hastings and Oakland into the North End and to the east south of Canfield. Fashion and style were highly developed, and local stages booked the hottest entertainment west of Harlem.…
Campaign Action A leading association of political scientists have released the data from their most recent survey and a ratings-obsessed Donald Trump is not going to be happy. They detailed their findings in the New York Times: Since our previous survey in 2014, some presidential legacies have soared (Barack Obama’s stock has climbed into the Top 10), while others have fallen (Andrew Jackson toppled to 15, out of the Top 10). And President Trump? Let’s say that, according to the 170 members of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section who filled out our survey, he has at least three years to improve on an ignominious debut. “Ignominious debut.” OUCH! Brutal. So where do they place Trump in the presidential rankings? Dead last. Ja
A New York City principal is under investigation by city officials after allegedly blocking a Black History lesson. Protestors, including parents and educators, gathered at the school I.S. 224, which is comprised of 95% black and Hispanic students, at the start of the school day and again at the end demanding the termination of Principal Patricia Catania. “A black teacher was told she could not continue her Black History Month lesson,”Natasha Capers, coordinator of NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, said in a statement. “She was told that was not her subject area. She was told that is a social studies subject. We all know that black history is a part of every subject.” The English teacher, Mercedes Liriano-Clark, who was allegedly pulled aside by Catania after she was observed teaching
Throughout the Caribbean, in Brazil and here on the U.S. mainland Carnival, Mardi Gras and other heavily African-influenced traditions are a testament to the survival and persistence of black cultures in the diaspora. Carnival season in Puerto Rico came and went this year, ending on Fat Tuesday as it does every year—with an explosion of music, dance and vejigante masks. Carnival In Ponce, Puerto Rico, known as “Carnaval Ponceño” has been celebrated for 160 years, and this year was dedicated to to the volunteers who worked tirelessly for hurricane relief. No hurricane, no Donald Trump bullying and racist neglect of the island will ever be able to extinguish the deeply rooted traditions that provide both strength and joy to the island’s people. Looking at the devastation wrought by Irma an
There's nothing like watching the sheer joy and emotion of American athletes when their Olympic dreams come true. We've got pics of their ecstatic celebrations.
On This Day in Football: Stoke keeper makes history, France begin record run - originally posted on Sportslens.com On this day in 1952, Stoke City goalkeeper Dennis Herod achieved one of the bravest yet bizarre feats in English football. Stoke travelled to Villa Park to play Aston Villa in a league tie in front of 40,000 fans. The Potters were soon 2-0 up inside the first half an hour but Stoke goalkeeper Dennis Herod suffered an unjury resulting in a broken arm as Villa pulled one goal back right before the break. In an era were substitutes were still an alien concept, an injured player had two options – either get off the pitch to receive treatment or continue with the game if the injury is not that serious. So Herod was left on the pitch for ‘nuisance value’. He...
Vincent Zhou just made history! The 17-year-old skater landed the first-ever quad Lutz in the Olympics! Get to know this talented star better!
Jamie Anderson just made Olympic history as the first female snowboarder to earn two gold medals — not to mention they were in the same event — but she still hasn’t “really gotten to soak everything in,” she tells PEOPLE. “I plan on celebrating when I get back to Cali,” Anderson, a 27-year-old native of South Lake Tahoe, California, said in an interview Tuesday, one day after her first-place finish in the women’s slopestyle event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. “I think we’re going to do a big United party in San Francisco with my partner airline, and my brother’s a firefighter in Tahoe and they want to do a local parade where all my friends and family can kind of come out and celebrate,” says Anderson, who is also sponsored by Downy (which she name-checks as helping keep her “good on the go”
Normally, when you think of Hamtramck history, it's not unusual to focus on the high concentration of Polish people that used to set it apart as an ethnic enclave. “A Touch of Europe in America” was the old city slogan, and as late as the 1990s the city was still as much as 80 percent Polish. And yet you'd be wrong to guess the city didn't also have a wealth of African American history worth exploring.…
ST. LOUIS, MO — Want to earn Extra Credit for President’s Day? Watch our “Presidential Libraries Museums and More” Special on Monday, February 19th, at 4pm on KPLR 11. Then print out our quiz! Over the past two years we’ve been visiting various Presidential Libraries and Museums across America telling the history of each president and this nation. Along the way we’ve sat down with first families and even former presidents themselves giving insight into the oval office and American history. On President’s Day, Monday, February 19th we’ll premiere episode four of our Emmy Award-winning series. If you have classes studying American history or our U.S. presidents, we ask you to consider using our special to aid in entertaining and educating young minds. We’ve included s