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African American Heroes in History

African American Heroes in History

Hiba Ali, Features Editor February 23, 2021

John Brown (1798-1869)  Not to be confused with the militant white abolitionist, John Brown was born to free parents in Virginia and moved to Cleveland in 1828, where he worked as a barber and managed...

Junior Carrington Peavy addresses the school at the black history month assembly on Feb. 21.

MAC Scholars Honor Black History Month

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2020

BHS held a Black History Month assembly on February 21. The assembly was conducted by the Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars, who aimed to initiate a student-led conversation and welcome...

MAC Scholars Exec Board member Mia Knight discussed the Bloody Sunday clip from 'Selma'.

MAC Scholars Bring History to Life Through Film

Michal Becker, Staff Writer February 28, 2017

The Multicultural Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars organized the Black History Month assembly for the afternoon of Feb. 24. The goal was to raise awareness about transformative events in African...

East Cleveland's Shaw High School band  blew the crowd away with an impressive, HBCU-style performance featuring spirited drums and dancing. Photo by Bradford Douglas.

MAC Scholars Honor HBCUs at Black History Month Assembly

Dalia Zullig, Online Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2016

The Multicultural Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars hosted this year’s Black History Month assembly on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 19. This hour-long assembly focused on Historically Black Colleges...

“People have the tendency to take something that’s ugly and frame it as something beautiful...But we must ask ourselves, ‘Is the N-word really worth it?’”
-Senior Maya Gaines-Smith.
Photo by Bradford Douglas.

MAC Scholars Ask Students to Reconsider Use of N-Word

John Li, Staff Writer March 24, 2015
“It’s derived from the latin word ‘niger' ...It has been employed to show contempt for blacks as an inferior race.” -Social Studies Teacher Greg Deegan
Photo by Kate Opre.

Dancers Honor Black History Month

March 3, 2014

  On Friday, Feb. 28 the Goree African Dance and Drum Troupe came to dance at BHS in honor of Black History Month.  The five dancers and three drummers performed for 30 minutes, showing students...

BHS Students Reflect on the Significance of Black History Month

BHS Students Reflect on the Significance of Black History Month

Christina Phelps, Editor in Chief (Print) February 25, 2013

In articulating the purpose of black history week, which he founded in 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson said, “We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in History. What we need is not a history...

Black Youth Should Get Excited About Black History

Black Youth Should Get Excited About Black History

Danyelle Shelton, Staff Writer February 25, 2013

Black History Month serves a special purpose in American society. It’s important to recognize what our ancestors have done for us, as, often times, the past is forgotten. Black history is something to...

Study of Black History Could Help Us Evolve as Americans

Study of Black History Could Help Us Evolve as Americans

Brandon Weisman, Staff Writer February 25, 2013

The need for unity and understanding, especially within black society, is crucial to recovering from slavery’s pervading influences. In taking time to learn about the leaders and events which transformed...

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