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Black History

It’s Black History Month! This page is dedicated to posts involving the advancement and history of Black culture in the world. Students may submit posts regarding Black history and culture to The Main Street Journal for review and to be posted.

Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

August 17, 2018 3:47am | Alexis Jefferson

Aretha Franklin, also known as the ‘Queen of Soul’ and one of the ‘greatest singers of all time’, has passed away on Thursday August 16, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 76 due to advanced pancreatic cancer. Aretha Franklin was born March 25, […]

Kalief Browder

June 8, 2018 2:30am | Anuoluwapo Adepegba

Yesterday, June 6, 2018, was the three year death anniversary of Kalief Browder. He was a young African American man that was convicted at the age of 16 for the theft of a backpack full of valuable possessions. Rather than being sent to a juvenile […]

“This is America”

June 7, 2018 2:26am | Kelechi Ihejirika

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino’s recent music video may just be hailed as one of the greatest social commentaries surrounding the black experience in America. The topics addressed in the video included police brutality, the monetization of the church and gun violence, just to name a […]

Top HBCUs in 2018

June 6, 2018 5:26pm | Cynthia Ofoegbu

HBCUs are Historically Black Colleges and Universities. These are schools whose historical purpose are to education African Americans: 1. Spelman College 2. Howard University 3.  Hampton University 4.  Florida A&M University 5.  Tuskegee University 6. North Carolina A&T State University 7.  North Carolina Central University 8.  Jackson State University 9.  Morgan […]

What’s Your Opinion?

May 15, 2018 6:10pm | Jalia Williams

Kanye West stated: “400 years of slavery was a choice.” I disagree with this statement. Kanye West is ignorant and does not want to learn from his mistakes.  Slaves were bought, sold, and even beaten. This country was built on the backs of slaves for […]

Wangari Maathai

May 9, 2018 1:33pm | Lateefah Fatunbi

Wangari Maathai was born on April 1, 1940 in Nyeri, Kenya. She obtained a degree in Biological Sciences from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas in 1964, a Master of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1966, and pursued doctoral studies in Germany […]

Black Lives Matter Movement!

April 30, 2018 6:19pm | Indira Nzerue

Black lives matter is an international activist movement. Its mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence towards the black community. This movement is important in many aspects within students, schools,and communities. It is important to our students because it teaches us […]

Mental Illness

April 29, 2018 10:29pm | Lateefah Fatunbi

A mental illness is a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. Conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function daily. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis. Recovery, including meaningful roles in social […]

How Can We Make Flowers A Better Place?

March 28, 2018 6:39pm | Lateefah Fatunbi

Making Flowers a better place lies in the hands of our community. I’m talking about parents, pastors, teachers, students, janitors, security, administration —everyone. If everyone understands where the other person is coming from, then we can all work together to help each other out and […]

Behind Black Panther

March 28, 2018 6:20pm | Kelechi Ihejirika

The world’s favorite movie right now, just recently crossed the threshold of one billion dollars worldwide in the box office standing at $1,241,058,31. Black Panther remains on top for five weeks. The reasons behind its success are varied and plentiful. A major concept of the […]