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Celebrating Black History Month - Madame C.J. Walker

Celebrating Black History Month – Madame C.J. Walker

Danielle Oliveira, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

Through the years of 1867-1919 lived a strong role model for many: entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist, Madam C.J. Walker. Madam Walker descendant of slaves rose from poverty to become one of the...

Celebrating Black History Month - Don Lemon

Celebrating Black History Month – Don Lemon

Amanda Haye, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

For his admirable job in journalism, Don Lemon deserves to be celebrated during Black History Month and during every other month. Donald Carlton Lemon is an American television journalist, who was born...

Celebrating Black History Month - Michelle Obama

Celebrating Black History Month – Michelle Obama

Julia Kropo, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

The month of February is celebrated as Black History Month. Black History month isn’t the only time where African Americans should be acknowledged for their accomplishments; they should be recognized...

Celebrating Black History Month - Thurgood Marshall

Celebrating Black History Month – Thurgood Marshall

Britney Amankwah, Senior Editor February 19, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating successful modern African-Americans as well as pioneers who set the scene for Black excellence. Thurgood Marshall was the Supreme Court’s first African-...

Celebrating Black History Month - Daniel Hale Williams

Celebrating Black History Month – Daniel Hale Williams

Cameron Jacobs, Senior Reporter February 19, 2021

On July 10th, 1893 Daniel Hale Williams, a black man, performed the first documented open-heart surgery in the United States to repair a wound.  This extraordinary feat was just one of the countless...

Celebrating Black History Month - Cicely Tyson, a life remembered

Celebrating Black History Month – Cicely Tyson, a life remembered

Faith Arcuri, Managing Editor February 19, 2021

At 96 years young, renowned actress Cicily Tyson died on January 28. Her passing was announced by her lifelong manager Larry Thompson, who did not specify the cause.  In a career that spanned over...

Celebrating Black History Month - Frank Ocean

Celebrating Black History Month – Frank Ocean

Alivia Stonier, Senior Editor February 17, 2021

Frank Ocean, best known for his music in the pop and alternative R&B genre, is a strong voice within the music industry that deserves to be celebrated this Black History Month. Ocean deserves this...

Celebrating Black History Month: Dorothy Dandridge

Celebrating Black History Month: Dorothy Dandridge

Abbilee Smith, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

In honor of Black History Month let’s start by giving attention to some forgotten black faces starting with the beauty that was Dorothy Dandridge. Dorothy Jean Dandridge (1922 - 1965, age 42) was a black...

Celebrating Black History Month: Misty Copeland

Celebrating Black History Month: Misty Copeland

Leah Kulmann, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

Every day of the year should be celebrated when it comes to African American history and accomplishments. The Month of February, being Black History Month, is just one time of the year in which African...

Celebrating Black History Month: Shonda Rhimes

Celebrating Black History Month: Shonda Rhimes

Matthew Davy, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

Shonda Rhimes has made history yet again, with her new show ‘Bridgerton’ being recognized as the biggest hit in Netflix history.  Despite being a huge name in Hollywood today, Rhimes began life...

Celebrating Black History Month: Rihanna

Celebrating Black History Month: Rihanna

Hailey Almonte, Senior Editor February 17, 2021

Black History Month is here and it is time to acknowledge and appreciate what Black celebrities and creators have accomplished and done for the industry. Rihanna, a Grammy-winning singer and businesswoman,...

Celebrating Black History Month - The Exonerated Five

Celebrating Black History Month – The Exonerated Five

Sabrina Howard, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

On April 19, 1989, five Black and Latinx teenagers named Raymond Santana (14), Kevin Richardson (14), Yusef Salaam (15), Antron McCray (15), and Korey Wise (16) were all arrested due to being at the wrong...

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