February is Black History Month, Celebrate the History!

Black History was not a part of a lot of our educations.  We missed out. Take the time now, this February to celebrate and discover our ancestors who enhanced our culture and widened our perspectives of life.

How much do you know about Black History?  Take a free quiz, here!

PBS offers a month of dynamic programming, including three new independent films.  There’s an evening celebrating the life of the Great Eartha Kitt and other stories you won’t want to miss.  Included is a lineup of Black History programming on Encore.  Click, here!

clip_image002

To purchase Eartha Kiitt music, go to http://dannymiller.typepad.com/blog/2008/12/eartha-kitt-cia-target.html for your choice of 61 CDs.

For authobiographies of Eartha, go to: http://dannymiller.typepad.com/blog/2008/12/eartha-kitt-cia-target.html

For DVD’s which include the actress Eartha Kitt, click Here!

 

Amazon offers a wonderful collection of books and DVDs and MP3 downloads.
For Amazon’s Books, CDs and more about Black History click here!

clip_image004    clip_image008

For all of us who love Jazz, Rock & Roll and other forms of music, we can credit our Black Ancestors. For a great history of where this music originated go to http://www.negrospirituals.com/song.htm

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/black-history-month/teacher-resources/6602.html is an –in-one site for sharing Black History Month with your children.  Slide Shows, Coloring activities, Biographies and a whole lot more.  The site is suggested for teachers, but anyone with children through the 8th grade will appreciate the wholeness of this site.

http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/index.jsp is a great spot for FREE videos to watch on line.  It includes mini-biographies of Hank Aaron, Muhammad Ali, Ray Charles, Frederic Douglas and more. There is an interactive timeline and anything and everything you want to know about the APOLLO THEATRE.

Discover the Harlem Renissance and take a crash course in Black History with 101 Fast Facts.

The two coloring pages below are a gift from Dover Books.  Print out for the small ones to color.  To be included in weekly emails for free pages from Dover Books, go to http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler4/ to print out full size pages of Jesse Owens, Rosa Parks and more!   Each one includes a brief bio and important information.

clip_image010 clip_image012

Credits and sources:

clip_image013

http://dannymiller.typepad.com/blog/2008/12/eartha-kitt-cia-target.html

For Amazon’s Books, CDs and more about Black History click here!

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Print
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • email
  • RSS

1 comment for “February is Black History Month, Celebrate the History!

  1. July 25, 2014 at 12:18 am

    There are many types of tiles available nowadays. The method of tile cleaning will depend more on the tile type.
    However there are couple of things to be followed
    to add the sheen and glow of the tiles.

    Do the regular floor cleaning
    Clean the spills as soon as they occur

    It is very crucial to clean dirt and water too as soon as
    they are split to prevent the stains. Place a doormat which helps in reduction of mud or dirt entering through footsteps.

    There are basically following tile floors where in one
    will use the tile and grout cleaning process, types of tiles are
    as follow –

    Ceramic
    Porcelain
    Stone

    Porcelain Tile cleaning

    Porcelain tiles maintenance is not difficult if the surface is cleaned regularly.
    The surface can be vacuum cleaned every day or just sweep
    it. The wet mopping is required once in a week. Use of mild floor cleaners will do for the
    mopping. One can make it at home by mixing vinegar and
    water.

    Ceramic Tile Cleaning

    The rule is followed here as well; remove the dirt as soon as possible.
    Vacuum clean the tiles every day or a simple broom
    can be used. Plain water or the special ceramic tile cleaners can be used for the wet mopping.

    Stone Tile Cleaning

    One need to be careful while cleaning the tiles made
    of stones as they are natural minerals. Never use harsh
    floor cleaners. Sweep or vacuum clean. After using
    any floor cleaner use a dry mop to soak any type of liquid residue.

    Grout Cleaning

    Along with the tile cleaning it is very important to regularly clean the grout, i.e.
    the lines between the tiles. Hence tile and grout cleaning goes
    simultaneously. Grout is porous in nature and attracts dirt, grease etc.
    The surface looks shabby if the grout is unclean. It can also be
    a cause of mildew or mould in the damp areas like bathrooms.
    It is best to have a seal (colour or clear) on the grout which will not only protect the
    surface but also acts as an anti-fungal agent.

    Many a times it gets difficult to maintain the floor
    due to hectic working schedules. Hence we come in picture and provide the tile and grout cleaning services to our clients at a very affordable price.
    Moreover the price depends on the type of the tiles, number of tiles and size of the tiles to
    be cleaned.

    Following steps are followed for the tile and grout cleaning after you contact us-

    Pre inspection of the tiles and floor.
    Shifting of the furniture, if any, from that space.
    Dry Sweeping of the surface
    Application of the suitable cleaning solution.
    Cleaning the surface with a soft pad.
    High pressure cleaning
    Mopping and drying the surface.

    We have our experts who carry special tools to do the tile
    and grout cleaning; the grout sealing is also done if ordered.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.