Stevie Wonder: Black History Month Feature

Stevland Hardaway Judkins, better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, was born on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan to Lula Mae Hardaway and Calvin Judkins. Because he was born prematurely, Wonder developed retinopathy of prematurity, which resulted in permanent vision loss. However, this did not prevent him from becoming one of the most … Continue reading Stevie Wonder: Black History Month Feature

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New West Celebrates Black History Month

The month of February is Black History Month, where we celebrate the culture and accomplishments of African Americans.  Black History Month was first celebrated in 1970, and first officially recognized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford.   At New West, Ms. Schlee’s class researched African Americans who had profound impacts on the field of science, mathematics, … Continue reading New West Celebrates Black History Month

Nina Turner: Black History Month Feature

February marks Black History Month. With the Beyoncés and Obamas of the world, we forget about the other amazing, intelligent, and courageous black movers and shakers in America. Nina Turner is one of those amazing people. Nina Turner recently ran for Ohio Secretary of State, but unfortunately lost. Prior to running for Ohio Secretary of State, … Continue reading Nina Turner: Black History Month Feature