In the spirit of Black History Month, African-Americans are acknowledging their great leaders who paved the way to where they are now.
Linda Aïnouche is a French anthropologist who directed and produced her first award-winning film called “Dreadlocks Story.”
“Anyone can dream of having their own business,” said Lookman Mashood. “But it takes dedication for your dreams to thrive.” Mashood is the owner of one of the eminent Nigerian restaurants in New York City.
“Most Americans view Martin Luther King Jr. Day as just another day that is given off on the third Monday of every January,” said Fariza Manonva. Unfortunately, as the 10th-grade Brooklyn Bedford Academy High School student noted, too many “people fail to see the genuine significance of this day.”
Back in April 14, 2014, nearly 300 high school girls were abducted in Chibok, Nigeria by the militant group Boko Haram. According to the BBC, Boko Haram is a terrorist group that wants to increase Islamic practices and get rid of anything that is associated with Western society. The group has been in Nigeria for years, but the abduction of the Chibok girls caught worldwide attention.
The 50th anniversary of Kwanzaa was celebrated all over the world and all across the city in New York.
This year will mark the 50th annual celebration of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was developed by Dr. Maulana Karenga, who was a professor of Black studies at California State University, Long Beach in 1966.
This past June 3, Charmil Y. Davis was hosting the National Gun Violence Day in Newark, which was commemorating the horrific Newark schoolyard killings in 2007.
This year’s presidential election has been one of the most suspenseful in American history.
“I am a Black woman who recognizes and celebrates her African ancestry,” Viola Plummer responded to an Amsterdam News question about how she described herself. “I have faith that our people will eventually be free!”