Though the snow remains in full effect, it’s a new time of year… Black History Month!
This month, I will be featuring weekly posts about memorable events/ facts in Black History, Blast From the Past music posts, along with some of my FAVORITE YouTube series created and produced by BLACK creators. I’m a firm believer in supporting black businesses & organizations. This includes some online series that give Black people diverse and more proper representation. Stay tuned!
June 30, 1974:
Alberta Williams King (Dr. Martin Luther King’s Mother) was assassinated in Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1974, six years after her son was killed. King was an active civil rights activist in Atlanta, Georgia. She was shot and killed by a man named Marcus Wayne Chenault (from Dayton, Ohio), who believed all ministers were evil. He planned to kill Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., but decided to murder Alberta King because of her close relation to him. I am thankful for your strength and hard work to create a more civil and equal society.
February 26, 2012:
Trayvon Martin was 17 years old when George Zimmerman shot and killed him, claiming that he appeared suspicious, as if to harm Zimmerman’s home. George Zimmerman was ruled “Not guilty” for killing a boy whose “crime” was walking and Black. On February 5 of 2015, Trayvon Martin would have been 20 years old. He will never be forgotten. His fight is not at rest.
“Black & Sexy Baby!”
Black & Sexy TV is by far my best YouTube discovery! Watch the first episode of my favorite series from the lot, Hello Cupid. To watch the full series, click here.
Blast From the Past
Fun Fact: Today (February 6) is Bob Marley’s Birthday! This reggae music legend would be 70 years old. Bob Marley’s songs of love, strength, peace, and triumph still sing in our hearts and remain relevant today.