History & Meaning of Yellow Roses

History and Meaning of Yellow Roses Primary Significance: Friendship, Joy, Get Well       Yellow roses have a shorter, albeit no less fascinating, history than other roses. It wasn’t until around the 18th century that yellow roses were discovered growing naturally in parts of the Middle East. Prior to this, roses in cultivation predominantly existed …

He is KING: Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

NAME: Martin Luther King Jr. OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, Minister BIRTH DATE: January 15, 1929 DEATH DATE: April 04, 1968 EDUCATION: Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, Boston University PLACE OF BIRTH: Atlanta, Georgia PLACE OF DEATH: Memphis, Tennessee FULL NAME: Martin Luther King Jr. ORIGINALLY: Michael King Jr. AKA: MLK Jr. AKA: Martin Luther King AKA: MLK BEST KNOWN FOR Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led …

African- American Artist

Artists by Nationality: African-American Artists Chronological Listing    Use ctrl-F (PC) or command-F (Mac) to search for a name  Joshua Johnson 1763-1824 Robert Scott Duncanson 1821-1872 Painter Edward M. Bannister 1828-1901 Painter Art Prints Harriet Powers 1837-1911 Textile Artist Edmonia Lewis 1845-1911 Sculptor Bill Traylor 1856-1949 Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859-1937 Painter Art Prints William Edmondson 1870-1951 Meta Warrick Fuller 1877-1968 Sculptor George Herriman …

African- American: Dr. Hale Williams

Born on January 18, 1856, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Daniel Hale Williams pursued a pioneering career in medicine. An African-American doctor, in 1893, Williams opened Provident Hospital, the first medical facility to have an interracial staff. He was also the first physician to successfully complete open-heart surgery on a patient. Williams later became chief surgeon of …

W. E. B. Dubois – Radical Activist and Scholar

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. He became a naturalized citizen of Ghana in 1963 at the age of 95. On Feb. 23, 1868, W. E. B. Du Bois was born in Great …

The Black Arts Movement

“Sometimes referred to as ‘the artistic sister of the Black Power Movement,’ the Black Arts Movement stands as the single most controversial moment in the history of African-American literature–possibly in American literature as a whole. Although it fundamentally changed American attitudes both toward the function and meaning of literature as well as the place of …

MLK Day of Service – January 20th 2014

    “Taking Pride in the Work We Do Together” Get ready for the January 20th MLK Day of Service! MEET US IN THE GAYBORHOOD at William Way LGBT Community Center. 12-5pm, Reception 4-5. Street Cleanup & Beautification / On-Site Volunteering for Hearts on a Wire & GALAEI / Accepting clothing donations for Philly AIDS …

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

I will be there #SexWorkersHaveRightsToo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm Please join us in commemorating International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. There will be a short program followed by an open mic, so feel free to bring stories, poems or any other thoughts you’d like to share. Refreshments will be served. …

My “Blackness” What it Means to Me

Inspired by The High Priestess of Soul Ms. Nina Simone’s “That Blackness”   I used to subscribe to the societal conditioning of European standards of what Beauty is, and should be, completely neglecting the beauty of African American Beauty. Socializing agents like the media and its constant images of light fair skinned people with long …