Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

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Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#1 Jan 1, 2008
Get ready to celebrate Black History Month this February.
Remember the important events in African-American History

To find out more please visit this website from the History Channel:

http://www.history.com/minisites/blackhistory...

In this room I plan to write about the contributions African Americans have made, their history and present accomplishments.

Did you know that according to History.com
that in 2005 1.1 million blacks 25 and older had an advanced degree, Masters, PH.D, M.D. or J.D?

This is all attained through their hard work and personal aspirations.

In 2004 there were 2.4 million black military veterans.

There are 44,000 black physcians and surgeons
79,400 post secondary teachers, 45,200 lawyers and 49,300 chief executives.- Source Upcoming Statistical Abstract of the United States 2007.

There is so much more I could write but I will save that for later.

I want to start the thread to show my appreciation for all that African Americans have contributed to this wonderful country, the United States of America.

February is Black History Month.
Get involved in a positive way!
No trolls or racists on this forum.

Have a Happy New Year and Peace to All!
Uncear

United States

#2 Jan 1, 2008
To disagree or not be in a positive way.

Is this to be a troll or racists?

How sad, the first label.

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#3 Jan 1, 2008
Lucy Ricardo wrote:
Get ready to celebrate Black History Month this February.
Remember the important events in African-American History
To find out more please visit this website from the History Channel:
http://www.history.com/minisites/blackhistory...
In this room I plan to write about the contributions African Americans have made, their history and present accomplishments.
Did you know that according to History.com
that in 2005 1.1 million blacks 25 and older had an advanced degree, Masters, PH.D, M.D. or J.D?
This is all attained through their hard work and personal aspirations.
In 2004 there were 2.4 million black military veterans.
There are 44,000 black physcians and surgeons
79,400 post secondary teachers, 45,200 lawyers and 49,300 chief executives.- Source Upcoming Statistical Abstract of the United States 2007.
There is so much more I could write but I will save that for later.
I want to start the thread to show my appreciation for all that African Americans have contributed to this wonderful country, the United States of America.
February is Black History Month.
Get involved in a positive way!
No trolls or racists on this forum.
Have a Happy New Year and Peace to All!
Post a positive story from history, current events or a personal success story.
It's time to celebrate Black History Month in February, Let's get a jump start in January.

This is just a temporary room for Black History Month. However, please, no trolls and please no racist remarks

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#4 Jan 1, 2008
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929.
He was a pioneer in the American Civil Rights Movement.
At the age of 35, he was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination.

IMO MLK was a great inspiration and hero to all of humanity.
His tragic death on April 4, 1968 left us with a deep void.
However, his legacy lives on.
That is why I chose to write about him tonight.
May his message of Peace, Love, Humanitarian compassion and equality for all be shared this month, the month he was born.
May his life's work not be in vain as we remember this wonderful world leader.
Peace to all.

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#5 Jan 1, 2008
Uncear wrote:
To disagree or not be in a positive way.
Is this to be a troll or racists?
How sad, the first label.
Oh no, I think you truly misunderstood.
You may disagree as this is a country of free speech.
However, I have requested this forum to be one of the Celebration of Black History Month.
There are many other rooms to enter is one would like to add racist remarks.
The purpose of this room is not for debate about African-Americans or any other race but to celebrate the many contributions that African-Americans have made to this great country of ours during the month of Martin Luther King's birthday in January and Black History Month in February.

This is a room of appreciation and recognition.

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#6 Jan 1, 2008
Lucy Ricardo wrote:
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929.
He was a pioneer in the American Civil Rights Movement.
At the age of 35, he was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination.
IMO MLK was a great inspiration and hero to all of humanity.
His tragic death on April 4, 1968 left us with a deep void.
However, his legacy lives on.
That is why I chose to write about him tonight.
May his message of Peace, Love, Humanitarian compassion and equality for all be shared this month, the month he was born.
May his life's work not be in vain as we remember this wonderful world leader.
Peace to all.
Here is a link to find out more about MLK

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laur...
WOW

Oak Park, IL

#7 Jan 1, 2008
You can get better 'black' history in the scriptures.

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#8 Jan 1, 2008
WOW wrote:
You can get better 'black' history in the scriptures.
Do you mean the Holy Bible?
OkayGotIt

United States

#9 Jan 1, 2008
Good things.
MLK was shot.
He dead.
Next.

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#10 Jan 1, 2008
OkayGotIt wrote:
Good things.
MLK was shot.
He dead.
Next.
Troll, go away
OkGotIt

United States

#11 Jan 1, 2008
Ok
GotIt
He not dead.
He's partying with Elvis.
Nmatic

Aurora, CO

#15 Jan 2, 2008
Bump

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#16 Jan 2, 2008
Derek Jeter is a famous African-American Baseball player.
The New York Yankees won the World Series 4 times in Derek Jeter's first 5 full years on the job.
Jeter's father is African-American and his mother is Caucasian.
His heritage is a mix of African-American, Irish, Indian and German.
Derek has spent his entire baseball career with the NY Yankees.
His .315 batting average through the 2006 season ranks him with the 5th highest lifetime batting average of all active baseball players.
He has been in the top seven in the American League in both hits and runs scored for 9 of the past 10 years.

Way to Go!
He is a true inspiration for any young aspiring baseball player!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Jeter

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TMFG5GL...

“Smile now cry later”

Since: Dec 07

Chandler AZ

#17 Jan 2, 2008
Lucy Ricardo wrote:
Derek Jeter is a famous African-American Baseball player.
The New York Yankees won the World Series 4 times in Derek Jeter's first 5 full years on the job.
Jeter's father is African-American and his mother is Caucasian.
His heritage is a mix of African-American, Irish, Indian and German.
Derek has spent his entire baseball career with the NY Yankees.
His .315 batting average through the 2006 season ranks him with the 5th highest lifetime batting average of all active baseball players.
He has been in the top seven in the American League in both hits and runs scored for 9 of the past 10 years.
Way to Go!
He is a true inspiration for any young aspiring baseball player!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Jeter
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TMFG5GL...
Wow lucy this is quite an accomplishment and a role model to all American children to aspire to be just like Jeter, or what the hell lets throw a-rod in there also, randy johnson etc etc, theys baseball players make more in 1 game then most of the fans do in a lifetime, lets condone dillousions of granger to all of our youth, lets enable the with excuses, baseball-football-rock-rap these are the richest people in the country and the truth is they make up less than 1/1000,000,000.00 of a percent of the country, the fans of these folks have to save three to four months and give up a meal or two to even be able to take their kids too a single game, yet its important to them to do that for their kids, they work their asses off in every fascit of America to keep food on the table, yet the stars make a million a game or per show, they cut corners and save to sit on the upper deck all the while mr jeter makes this mans salary of a lifetime in one game.. But thats ok right its just the way it is here in America the pecking order right? Hes still better off than most in the world right? Correct its the way we have made it correct, ya right this is the example we give to the future of this Country IE why bust your ass in a factory or drive a truck or be a cop or fireman these things dont bring you fame and fortune no pride in that, play ball and rap or sing or act thats where its at these days the things Americans took pride in are long gone and family values and self respect have been replaced by huge contracts and endorsements deals thats what its become and the question is are you OK with that????

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#18 Jan 2, 2008
triplej10-9 wrote:
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Wow lucy this is quite an accomplishment and a role model to all American children to aspire to be just like Jeter, or what the hell lets throw a-rod in there also, randy johnson etc etc, theys baseball players make more in 1 game then most of the fans do in a lifetime, lets condone dillousions of granger to all of our youth, lets enable the with excuses, baseball-football-rock-rap these are the richest people in the country and the truth is they make up less than 1/1000,000,000.00 of a percent of the country, the fans of these folks have to save three to four months and give up a meal or two to even be able to take their kids too a single game, yet its important to them to do that for their kids, they work their asses off in every fascit of America to keep food on the table, yet the stars make a million a game or per show, they cut corners and save to sit on the upper deck all the while mr jeter makes this mans salary of a lifetime in one game.. But thats ok right its just the way it is here in America the pecking order right? Hes still better off than most in the world right? Correct its the way we have made it correct, ya right this is the example we give to the future of this Country IE why bust your ass in a factory or drive a truck or be a cop or fireman these things dont bring you fame and fortune no pride in that, play ball and rap or sing or act thats where its at these days the things Americans took pride in are long gone and family values and self respect have been replaced by huge contracts and endorsements deals thats what its become and the question is are you OK with that????
I can't make the decisions about what choice a person should make for his/her future career.

The purpose of this room is to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans during Black History Month.

I have also written about the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.
He was not a celebrity or entertainer. He was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

I will also add entries of other famous African-Americans from other walks of life and careers.

Please check back for more.

Thank you for your interest.

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#19 Jan 3, 2008
Mae C. Johnson
is an African American astronaut-physician born in 1956.
Her sister, Ada Jemison Bullock became a child psychiatrist and her brother Charles Jemison is a real estate broker.
During her school career, Mae spent considerable time in her school library reading books on all aspects of science, especially astronomy.

She graduated college in 1977 as a consistent Honor Student.
She received a BS in chemical engineering and a BA in African and African-American Studies.
She obtained her MD in 1981 and later worked as a general practicioner.
She was a Peace Corps Medical Officer for 2 and 1/2 years for Sierra Leone and Liberia. She also taught there and did medical research.
In 1985 Mae returned to the United States and applied for admission to NASA's astronaut training program. The Challenger disastor of January 1986 slowed down the selection process however, in 1987 Mae was one of 15 candidates chosen from a field of about 2,000.

Mae was the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronauat training program.
After a year of training, she became a sciencemission specialist.

On Sept. 12, 1992, Mae finally flew into space with 6 other astronauts aboard the Endeavor.

What a wonderful accomplishment!

source: biography.com

http://www.biography.com/search/article.do...

“If everyone is thinking alike”

Since: Sep 07

then somebody isn't thinking

#20 Jan 3, 2008
Lucy Ricardo wrote:
Derek Jeter is a famous African-American Baseball player.
The New York Yankees won the World Series 4 times in Derek Jeter's first 5 full years on the job.
Jeter's father is African-American and his mother is Caucasian.
His heritage is a mix of African-American, Irish, Indian and German.
Derek has spent his entire baseball career with the NY Yankees.
His .315 batting average through the 2006 season ranks him with the 5th highest lifetime batting average of all active baseball players.
He has been in the top seven in the American League in both hits and runs scored for 9 of the past 10 years.
Way to Go!
He is a true inspiration for any young aspiring baseball player!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Jeter
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TMFG5GL...
Mmmmmmm... Derek Jeter... Yummy!!!

I like what you're doing here Lucy. Keep it up. Don't let others discourage you.
dink

United States

#21 Jan 3, 2008
Sarcasm wrote:
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Mmmmmmm... Derek Jeter... Yummy!!!
I like what you're doing here Lucy. Keep it up. Don't let others discourage you.
Hey, Sarcasm. Still not sleeping? A couple things. First, I'd like to say that I'm much yummier than Jeter......but I can't. Second, If someone pointed out that Irish immigrants actually graduated from college, became profesionals, served in the military, and did it all because they could work hard, I'd be offended. Would I be wrong? Just curious.

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#22 Jan 3, 2008
Sarcasm wrote:
<quoted text>
Mmmmmmm... Derek Jeter... Yummy!!!
I like what you're doing here Lucy. Keep it up. Don't let others discourage you.
Thank you, Sarcasm. Please visit again!
Yes, Derek is hot!

“If everyone is thinking alike”

Since: Sep 07

then somebody isn't thinking

#23 Jan 3, 2008
dink wrote:
<quoted text> Hey, Sarcasm. Still not sleeping? A couple things. First, I'd like to say that I'm much yummier than Jeter......but I can't. Second, If someone pointed out that Irish immigrants actually graduated from college, became profesionals, served in the military, and did it all because they could work hard, I'd be offended. Would I be wrong? Just curious.
dink my dear, you'd be talking about JFK. I think that everyone should take pride in their heritage and know their history. Of course, not everyone has something to be proud of, but you know what I mean.

By the way, I said heritage, not race.

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