Black History Year

Black History Year

Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com.

Episodes

May 24, 2024 3 mins
She is one of the most important storytellers in our history but anti-Blackness tried to make her a sellout. But she was too quick for that. She finessed the hell outta white money. Talk about reparations! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make Pu...
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His is one of the most iconic voices in history. But as a child he experienced a traumatic incident that made him stop speaking. It took a miracle to take him from silent to superstar. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with ...
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Benin City was well ahead of its time. With palm oil fueled street lights, a sprawling palace, and a great wall four times that of China’s. So why doesn’t this wonder exist today? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your ...
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How we enter this world matters. But white supremacy has infiltrated even the most sacred aspects of Black culture, including our birthing practices. On today’s episode, we’re uncovering the often-erased historical roots of Black childbirth and the deadly implications of its medicalization. Our guest, Linda Jones, is here to break it all down. Linda, a postpartum birthing doula, birth photographer, and co-founder of Black Women Bir...
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The baby slid out of its mothers’ womb. The midwife caught it and immediately a shiver went through her. A translucent veil covered the baby’s face. The energy in the room shifted. A powerful spiritual leader had just been born. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in sc...
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May 17, 2024 3 mins
At one time, Black folks stuck to drinking Pepsi and would almost always choose it over Coca-Cola. Why? Hint: it’s not because of the taste. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — ...
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She took the stage with swagger. Her top hat and tuxedo perfectly complimented her full figure. The music started, she leaned forward on her walking cane, then spewed out the filthiest lyrics ever heard, right into their shocked faces! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn'...
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Is it really in a Black person’s soul to rock gold? Ancestrally, we’ve been iced out for decades, and the history of grillz teaches us about the glitziest parts of the culture. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contribut...
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In this special episode of Black History Year, we bid a heartfelt farewell to our beloved host Jay and welcome our new host, Darren with open arms! A filmmaker, master storyteller, and PushBlack's own narrative strategist, Darren is set to bring a fresh and dynamic perspective to the show, as we kick off a season dedicated to reclaiming our culture! -- Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-pr...
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Accessing this delicious soul food staple truly requires you to get to the bottom of things, specifically a well-flavored pot of mustard, collard, or turnip greens. And though this delicacy has humble roots, it holds a powerful lesson on our Blackness. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black hist...
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One thing about Black folks – we love us a good Cadillac. Whether it’s your old-school uncle or your favorite play cousin, you can bet at least one member of your family adores this car. Here’s the history of our Cadillac love affair. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't lea...
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We all have a cousin who isn’t actually our cousin. “Play cousins” are one of the beautifully expansive and beneficial ways our people have defined family for ourselves for generations. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your...
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In 1901, Lillian Harris left Mississippi for Harlem, penniless and unable to read or write. But she had a dream and a plan to cook her way to financial success selling Southern delicacies. And she did not only that, but so much more. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't lear...
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The “on air” light lit up the dark studio – he was on! Like all DJs, he wooed his audience. But there was something very different about this DJ. And because of this difference, he’d go down in history. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack...
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William Wells Brown peeked from around the tree. He'd never seen anything like the ritual before his eyes—a fiery cauldron, folks talking in tongues, and dancing beneath the midnight moonlight. These spiritual ceremonies remind us of the importance of trusting ancestral wisdom. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify...
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The wind howled as it wove through the narrow streets. Winter was in full force. The Parker family huddled close together near the fireplace for warmth. But as sleep beckoned, the warmth of the flames seemed miles away. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. Y...
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Harriet Tubman stumbled across a swamp that was dark, wet, and smelled like boiled eggs. She was starving. The next safe house wasn’t for miles. Her stomach growled and churned. As a last resort, she picked up an acorn and bit into it. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't le...
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Opening the door, a quiet shiver of excitement passed between them. Making sure the coast was clear, they made their way to the woods. Silently, they traveled through the dark. Revolution was near. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happ...
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Dust kicked up behind their bare feet, leaving their former plantations in its wake. Some held baskets, others children and babies. But hundreds of miles of walking would be worth getting to see their loved ones again. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. Yo...
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In the hushed valleys and hidden hollows of the mysterious Appalachian mountains, a secret that has been concealed for centuries lies half-buried in the ground. Unbeknownst to many, Black communities have quietly thrived within these rugged ranges since enslavement. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories...
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