Thursday, January 27, 2011

NCHSAA to honor black history month in February

CHAPEL HILL -- Coming soon to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association web site will be a special series highlighting African-Americans and their great contributions to high school athletics, in honor of Black History Month.

Each work day during February, starting February 1, we will feature information that should be of interest for anyone who follows high school athletics in North Carolina. Profiles of outstanding African-Americans in the NCHSAA Hall of Fame; information about the old North Carolina High School Athletic Conference, the organization for historically black high schools before they joined the NCHSAA, and some historical information about NCHSAC schools will be provided.
-- NCHSAA media release

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

As as black folk stop celebrating their blackness with events like this, they will find the equality they say they are looking for. Not sooner.

Anonymous said...

Is it safe to state that next month the NCHSAA will highlight white Americans and their great contributions to high school athletics as well ????

Anonymous said...

Why would "black folk" stop celebrating it. Think about what black Americans had to endure just to get the opportunity to play high school sports. Slavery has a part in because unlike most white Americans their roots can be traced back all the way to their town of origin, which brings pride in one's family and culture. Blacks take pride in not only their family but blacks that become successful, because it gives a sense of pride since roots can't be traced back. I could write ad nauseam about the topic. It basically boils down to being proud in your culture and celebrating the people who came before you who endured the name-calling, police dogs, sleeping on the bus not the hotel, eating in black only sections, and all the other atrocities so that young black American athletes can play today. White Americans never had to endure that just so they or their children could play. (by the way although India had the largest trade of African slaves, slavery in America and it's effects can still be seen prevalent in Black society today.)

Buffalo Soldier 9 said...

How do you keep a people down? ‘Never' let them 'know' their history.


"If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated."

Dr. Carter G. Woodson 1875 – 1950


“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Marcus Garvey 1887-1940


"A tree without roots can bare no fruit, it will die."

Erich Martin Hicks 1952 - Present


Keep telling that history, our history:

Read the novel; Rescue at Pine Ridge, "RaPR", a great story of Black military history...the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers.

The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry.

Read the novel, “Rescue at Pine Ridge”, 5 stars Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the youtube trailer commercial...and visit the website http://www.rescueatpineridge.com

I know you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote the story that embodied the Native Americans, Outlaws and African-American/Black Soldiers, from the south to the north, in the days of the Native American Wars with the approaching United States of America. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry. Read the novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers.

The novel was taken from my mini-series movie of the same title, “RaPR” to keep my story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn’t like telling our stories…its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman, James Whitmore Jr. and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with.

When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the United States Postal System in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”.

Peace.