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Past Events from February 1 – July 5 – La Vie Afroheme

Event Series Black History Month

Black History Month

United States and Canada Black History Month began as Black History Week in 1976 and was founded by Carter G. Woodson as a way to commemorate the accomplishments of Black People in North America which were left out of the American history books.

Black Love Day (Nya Akoma)

from binnews.com Black Love Day falls on February 13 every year since it was founded in 1993. This spiritual holiday is rooted in African cultures and ideas, and the aim is to complete the five Tenets: to practice love toward "the Creator, for Self, for the Family, within the Black Community and for the Black […]

Frederick Douglass Day

From EXCELLENTPRESENCE.COM The day marks the birthday of Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey). He was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ […]

Crispus Attucks Day

From EXCELLENTPRESENCE.COM It has been observed since 1771, mainly in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 1949, Crispus Attucks Day has also been a legal day of observance in the state of New Jersey. Crispus Attucks was the first Black American to die during the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770, a key event leading up to the […]

Dashiki Friday

The Baltimore Black Running Organization started Dashiki Friday to encourage black people to wear original dashikis and participate in activities (social)  that support businesses owned by black people. Hence, Dashiki Friday is observed every Friday of the year. Participants use the hashtag #DashikiFriday when publishing images on Social Media during the holiday.