Black History Month: A Look at Black Cultural Phenomena in America

Each Black History Month, I challenge myself to research a certain theme related to Black history and post as many blogs about my findings as possible throughout the month. As I was considering this year's theme, I thought about how Black behavior influences American culture at large--ie. the pervasiveness of Hip Hop or the popularity … Continue reading Black History Month: A Look at Black Cultural Phenomena in America

Celebrating Black Visual Artists: Gordon Parks

Some of the biggest issues  in America stem from the tendency to see things from a single perspective, an un-inclusive perspective, a white male perspective. Thanks to Gordon Parks--a great photographer, musician, writer and filmmaker--we can all benefit from a broader scope of American life during some of the most pivotal movements in history (1940s-2000s) … Continue reading Celebrating Black Visual Artists: Gordon Parks