The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began … Continue reading Black History Month 2018
Martin Luther King Day is celebrated every year on the third Monday of January. This year, it will take place on January 15th. Learn more about this exceptional man who became one of the most important figures of modern history.
Protesters clashed outside the Charlottesville hearing, while one man tries to reach out and stop race wars. CNN Sara Sidner reports. http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/12/15/charlottesville-hearing-latest-sidner-erin-dnt.cnn
Legendary musician Stevie Wonder took a knee at a New York music festival, showing solidarity with NFL players criticized by President Donald Trump hours earlier. via Stevie Wonder takes both knees 'for America' — CNN.com - RSS Channel - HP Hero
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, must act to stop "absolutely horrible" tragedy, the UN chief tells the BBC. via Rohingya crisis: 'Last chance' for Aung San Suu Kyi — BBC News - Home Malala Yousafzai is urging Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the "tragic and shameful" treatment of the Myanmar's Rohingya people.
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The UN secretary general urges Myanmar to suspend military action in Rakhine state. More than 125,000 Rohingya Muslims are fleeing a Burmese military offensive in restive Rakhine state, according to aid organizations. Reports keep flooding in of mass killings carried out by Burmese security forces, as well as torture, rape and the systematic razing of Rohingya villages. via Rohingya … Continue reading Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says