Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22.
Although he was denied his seat in the House, John Willis Menard (1838-1893) continued his political activism with the goal of uniting people across the Western Hemisphere. via The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress — History | Smithsonian
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
Listen to this podcast about Delta Blues, which was born in Mississippi: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/4030414.html
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
When America divides over the question of race and rightful citizenship
As America is facing the worst flooding ever registered after hurricane Harvey hit its southern shores, businesses are seeking to exploit the huge mineral resources discovered under the ice sheets in the North Pole. Watch and read about the disastrous environmental consequences of oil refineries being flooded in Houston, Texas on CNN.com: Nation's largest oil … Continue reading The Arctic Circle needs urgent attention