Chicago Library of Valuable Black Literature Is In Danger

The Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago’s Washington Heights neighborhood is rooted in history. It was named after the “Father of Black History” and holds the largest collection of black literature in the entire Midwest.

It notably contains the Vivian G. Harsh Collection, named after Chicago’s first black librarian, which features slave and genealogy records and original manuscripts from notable black authors. The library is now at risk of closing due to damage to the building after years of not being kept up by the city.

Florida State Fraternity Suspended For Slavery-Themed Hazing Accusations

Florida State University’s chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity has been suspended after hazing accusations were brought up against them.

According to a report filed by a former member of the chapter, hazing practices were conducted in 2013 where pledges were forced to “act like slaves.” Another incident left them stranded over one hundred miles away from campus which is in Tallahassee, according to the New York Post. 

Harvard Promotes Michelle Williams As First African-American Faculty Dean

Even though this Black History Month will go down in history as the boldest one in a lifetime, it is a shame that we are still seeing firsts in 2016. There’s also no coincidence that all of these Black “firsts” are being announced in February.

Harvard University has made the esteemed epidemiologist Michelle Williams the next dean of the university’s Chan School of Public Health. This promotion makes Williams the first African-American faculty dean at Harvard.

Marley Dias Reaches Her #1000BlackGirlBooks Goal

People across the nation sat proudly as they watched 11-year-old Marley Dias take a stand for something she believed in. The New Jersey 6th grader made headlines by starting a #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign that asked for the donations of books that featured black girls as main characters instead of “white boys and dogs.” Dias has now reached her goal.