Celebrate Black History with WEAA

In honor of Black History Month, WEAA is bringing you special programming to pay tribute to the challenges and achievements of African Americans past and present. 

Celebrate Black history with WEAA!

 

 

  

Blackity Facts heard Monday through Friday on “Mornings with Mykel” @ 8:40AM

***Black History Month Sunday @ Seven***

 

2/7/2021 WXPN's KANAVAL: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans 

KANAVAL: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans

This three-part radio series, KANAVAL: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans, explores and investigates the historical and present day ties between the nation of Haiti and the city of New Orleans with a focus on the music that bonds together the places and people. 

 


 

2/14/2021 Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul with Cece Winans

The series highlights the history, challenges and contributions of African Americans.

 


  2/21/2021 Throughline: Billie Holiday and Shirley Chisholm 

A documentary about two pioneering Black women who set their own sights and never backed down from a fight.

 

2/28/2021 Octavia Butler 

Octavia Butler was a deep observer of the human condition, perplexed and inspired by our propensity towards self destruction. She described herself as a pessimist, “if I’m not careful.” As an award winning science fiction writer and ‘mother of Afrofuturism’, her visionary works of alternate realities reveal striking, and often devastating parallels to the world we live in today.

Photo captured during "Few of The Many' program


A teenage Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger during the segregation era in Montgomery, Ala. COURTESY OF CLAUDETTE COLVIN

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Tamara L. BrownUniversity of North Texas

(THE CONVERSATION) In her speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention Kamala Harris saluted seven women who “inspired us to pick up the torch and fight on.” 

Morgan State Celebrates the Life of Frederick Douglass

Feb 18, 2021

Morgan State University’s Frederick Douglass Convocation, hosted by the Student Government Association’s (SGA) senior class, highlights the journey and legacy of the American abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. 

(WEAA) — "Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world" - Howard Zinn

2nd Annual African Americans in Health Care Awards

Feb 15, 2021

Kaiser Permanente and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum are pleased to present the 2nd Annual “African Americans in Health Care Awards”. This year’s virtual event will recognize leaders in the healthcare field that are making a significant impact in our communities.

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions on people, can transform the world" - Howard Zinn

(WEAA) —Dr. Kaye is celebrating 28 Days of Intentional Blackness. 

Honorable Robert M. Bell, the first African-American Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland joins Dr. Kaye to discuss Black history.

The personal hero of Dr. Kaye says, “For African-Americans and other people of color, history does not reflect their contributions as fully as it should…”. 

He reminds everyone to "Recognize the short comings in the efforts that we’ve made while at the same time, celebrate the advances that we have made". 

Taken from The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum Facebook page

(WEAA) Dr. Kaye celebrates Black History Month with Dr. Joanne Martin, co-founder and president of The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum located in Baltimore City. 

(WEAA) Today we are acknowledging an early settler to Maryland named Mathius de Sousa. 

 

 

Only a few documents record the details of his life, nevertheless, he is recognized as the first, free person of African descent to live in Maryland. 

 

Mathius de Sousa learned skills as a sailor and fur trader to win his freedom.  

 

He was an indentured servant who eventually became captain of a trading ship owned by a secretary in the Maryland government. 

 

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