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

December 9, 2022 3 min
He was a tall, skinny, hippie “flower child” punk who broke barriers for Black guitarists. But he never imagined that his gorgeous, reimagined version of a beloved American song would have such an unexpected response – and enrage so many white people! _____________ 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...
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“Child murderer!" she screamed as they dragged her from the mayor’s office. Racist doctors had killed her son, and nothing had been done. But she had a plan for revenge – and was eventually called “the most dangerous woman in Africa!” _____________ 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 l...
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From westward expansion to the southernmost gulf coast, this country romanticizes the “pioneering spirit.” But there was a larger, more violent expansion hidden away by history. It started with seven horrific words, and Black people still suffer their power 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 Blac...
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Dorothy Bolden was taken into police custody for refusing to wash another dish after hours. The white family who employed her assumed “the help” was too dumb and helpless to exercise her rights - but they never expected she’d call her sisters for backup! _____________ 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 ...
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Today’s History Story: The Five Terrible Ways Schools Are Preparing Our Children For Prisons Hundreds of thousands of Black students are trapped in schools where officers and authority figures unfairly police their behavior. These biased practices and policies rob many students of their futures and feed them into the school-to-prison pipeline. You may be familiar with this term, but it goes deeper than you might know. In this e...
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From westward expansion to the southernmost gulf coast, this country romanticizes the “pioneering spirit.” But there was a larger, more violent expansion hidden away by history. It started with seven horrific words, and Black people still suffer their power today. ___________________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories o...
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New Orleans souvenir shops are famous – or should we say infamous – for these little dolls, often accompanied by pins and “spells.” But there’s just one thing wrong with so-called “voodoo” dolls. They don’t actually exist! _____________ 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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Sam Cooke's smooth voice and good looks created the pop music we know today. However, 60 years after his lifeless body was found stripped naked in a seedy motel, questions still linger surrounding his death. _____________ 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 Pus...
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One of the most famous doctors of his time could not step foot in a hospital to treat his own patients, even if they were about to die! What did he do to deserve such treatment from the medical community? _____________ 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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Today's History Story - Racists Poisoned This Black Farm - But her Comeback Made Them Sick There are some wounds that no amount of antiseptic can heal, and these open wounds have, for generations, left Black folks traumatized. The antidote is right under our noses, however. Today’s guest will teach us how to harvest our healing through harvesting the land. Yonnette Fleming, aka Farmer Yon, (is a Guyana-born and Brooklyn-ba...
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"We will fight the white men. We will fight till the last of us falls in the battlefields." - Yaa Asantewaa. She bellowed these words, a charge to her people. They wouldn’t bow out from this fight - they couldn’t. The liberation of their very souls depended on it.  _____________ 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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New parents looking for baby formula are likely to find empty shelves these days! Everyone’s throwing blame for the shortage, which is causing infant deaths and illness. But for Black parents, baby formula issues have a long, troubling 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...
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When yet another landlord denied Harry Belafonte's rental application, he knew it could only be because of race. So he got an idea – and they were NOT ready for the trick he had up his sleeve. _____________ 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 w...
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Many homes proudly showcase porch ceilings, doors, and window treatments painted a specific color blue. The selection, many are surprised to learn, delves way deeper than a design preference. _____________ 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 yo...
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Today’s Black History Story: White People Are Stealing From Us AGAIN Using This Scheme White supremacy is starving Black America, almost literally snatching food from its mouth. Access to healthy food continues to decline, and countless vulnerable Black people are slowly perishing because of it. But there's a growing population pushing against this racist food system... and it's a population that might surprise you: Black ...
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Sweat dripped down her back as the bus driver told her to move for a white lady. She said, “Absolutely not!” We’re not talking about Rosa Parks – we’re talking about someone they never wanted us to know. _____________ 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 h...
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Malcolm X might have stayed as “Detroit Red” if it wasn’t for a chance meeting in prison with Elton Bembry, better known as “Bimbi,” who showed him the power of education. But who was Bimbi? _____________ 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 yo...
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Harriet Tubman was the hero of The Underground Railroad, but often people forget an important part of her history – the REAL reason she risked it all. _____________ 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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Brothers George and Willie Muse were abducted by the famous Ringling Bros. circus. Though many thought the children would be lost forever, their mother demanded justice… and got 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 learn in school. You make PushBlack happen wi...
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Today’s Black History Story: His Trip Proved He Had The Wrong Idea About Africa W.E.B. DuBois. Maya Angelou. Stockley Carmichael. Pauli Murray.  These are just a few names of prominent Black activists who moved to the motherland during their lifetimes. For them, moving to Africa presented an opportunity to redefine their relationship with America and their African identities. It significantly shaped their self-view. Strengthened ...
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