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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.

3rd place winner of the Black History Month Challenge

February 17, 2021 11:10am | Kyle Holmes

On Wednesday, February 3, Charles Herbert Flowers held its first virtual Black History Month Challenge hosted by Principal Dr. Gorman Brown.  The third-place winner of this challenge was a junior named Bryce Singleton. I asked him some questions about his experience and he gave some […]

Black Love Day

February 12, 2021 6:07pm | Therese Nneji

February 13, 2021, will be the 28th Black Love Day.  This is 24 hours to practice the 5 tenets of love: love for Creator, love for family, love for self, love community, and love for race. This year’s theme is Healing the Wounds that Divide […]


February 4, 2021 3:35pm | Maya Clemons, Ana Wryneck

January 13, 1850- January 4, 1911 A graduate of Howard University, at 27 years old, Ms. Ray was the first African American woman to be a  lawyer in the United States and the first woman who was admitted to the bar in the District of […]


February 4, 2021 3:31pm | Maya Clemons

Cathay Williams was the first and only female Buffalo soldier. She was born in September of 1844 in Independence, Missouri and became a soldier in 1866.  She passed as a man for two years until a doctor discovered that she was a woman, which led […]


February 3, 2021 6:33pm | Maya Clemons, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Valerie L. Thomas was born in February of 1943 in Maryland. She always had an eye for technology since she was a young child. When Thomas was in high school, scientific subjects were not considered important or suitable for women, and her school had just […]

First Day of Black History Month

February 3, 2021 2:41am | MyJoi Holloway

The month of February is widely known for the affectionate holiday, Valentine’s Day. This short month is also known for the infamous Black History month. During Black History month, all the African American influencers, inventors, etc. are celebrated for all their contributions. Some people love […]

Tis My Land Too

January 21, 2021 1:18am | Zena Whitworth

Who are you? What are you? Why are you here? Where are you from? Who did you come with? Who do you belong to? So what if you have a key! Life!  Liberty! Pursuit of Happiness Tis My Land Too

Karon Hylton

October 30, 2020 2:45pm | Maya Clemons, FreedomFightersDC, dcist

Karon Hylton was a DC Native and a new father to a 3 month old baby girl. He was riding a registered motorcycle and was struck from the back by DCPoliceDept. Not only was there a previous pattern of harassment inflicted on Karon by MPD, […]

Octavius Catto

October 28, 2020 1:41pm | Moses Makinde

Octavius Catto was born in South Carolina in the year of 1839. Catto was a civil rights activist and also a baseball player at one point in time. The election is coming up and he is a very important man around this time to remember. […]

Never forget

October 22, 2020 1:27pm | Kyle Holmes

Although he’s gone, But he will never be forgotten.