Black History Month Opening Ceremony Inspires, Challenges

These are the winners of the 2017 John Holland Awards. The 2018 awards which honour the city's black community are happening on Feb. 10

"That says we can be very resilient people and we want people to recognize our voices and what we have to say", said Carl Cadogan, spokesperson for the Black History Month Co-ordinating Committee in London. "Black History Month encourages all Minnesotans to come together, reflect on our collective past, and reveal its impact on present conditions".

The message was ripe with material to poke fun at, like Vank not knowing what the word "sojourner" means and her need to cap off the Black History tweet on an implied #AllLivesMatter note.

"This National African American History Month we must recommit our effort to help bridge our divides, dig deeper into our history books, and root out discrimination".

It was an important celebration for many. Both will host small-session dialogues that examine important moments in black history, issues that students continue to face, and how athletes can serve as community leaders to inspire change.

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"There's beauty in the shared and timeless culture of black folks - the ways that contemporary musicians, singers and rappers sample music from the '80s, '70s and '50s", Foster said.

"When you consider today's situation, you see all kinds of ads on television about ancestry and family history", Morris said, noting Woodson's endeavor was a massive undertaking.

Rob Hook at Friendly Package Liquors said he wasn't surprised at the effect the social probation had on his sales - which were about normal compared to this time in years past.

Starting with Sunday's Carter G. Woodson Annual Soul Food Feast in Marshall's Memorial Student Center, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum has numerous events lined up to commemorate Black History Month.

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