New York City Swears in New Mayor

New York City Swears in New Mayor

Posted by on Jan 12, 2022 in Government, People and Culture | No Comments

On December 31, 2021, Eric Adams, New York City’s new mayor took his oath of office. Aside from being only the city’s second African American mayor, Adams differs from his predecessors in many ways. Here, btw takes a closer look at this unusual leader. Who is Mayor Adams? Eric Adams is 61 years old. He […]

Wearing Native American Cultural Regalia at Graduation

Wearing Native American Cultural Regalia at Graduation

Posted by on Nov 18, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

High school graduation is a significant event in many peoples’ lives. Many indigenous families and Native American communities like to mark the occasion by wearing items to celebrate their cultural heritage. For example, eagle feathers are often given to graduating students by family members or loved ones to wear to celebrate their accomplishment. However, schools […]

New National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville

New National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville

Posted by on Nov 3, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

Nashville, Tennessee calls itself Music City. Music lovers and tourists enjoy the many performance venues in downtown Nashville. Many famous country musicians started their careers here or make sure to perform here now: Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, Patsy Cline, Tim McGraw, Aaron Neville, and others. The contributions of African […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Jovita Idar

Hispanic Heritage Month: Jovita Idar

Posted by on Oct 12, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor and celebrate the cultures, contributions, and achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans. This week btw takes a closer look at the life of Jovita Idar: a teacher, nurse, journalist, activist, and suffragist. Early Years Jovita Idar was born in 1885 in Laredo, Texas, which is located on […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latina American Writers

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latina American Writers

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the cultures, achievements, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. One good way to honor Hispanic Heritage Month is to read a book by a Latino American author. This week, btw focuses on several popular Latina American […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Frank Torres

Hispanic Heritage Month: Frank Torres

Posted by on Sep 16, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States: a time to recognize and celebrate the cultures, contributions, and achievements of the nation’s Hispanic and Latino communities. This week, btw presents Frank Torres, who fought to increase the number of Latinos in the legal profession and to make sure that Hispanic […]

The NFL and the Anthem

The NFL and the Anthem

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Current Events, People and Culture | No Comments

The National Football League (NFL) kicked off the 2021 season on Thursday, September 9. Some people who viewed the pregame ceremonies may have been surprised to hear two pre-game anthems. Yes, plural. The NFL has pledged to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in addition to performing the traditional “The Star-Spangled Banner” during pre-game ceremonies […]

Civil Rights Leader Gloria Richardson Dies at 99

Civil Rights Leader Gloria Richardson Dies at 99

Posted by on Jul 28, 2021 in People and Culture, United States | No Comments

When you think of the leaders of the civil rights movement, you may first think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, or John Lewis. But there were many other leaders of the movement whose work is less well known. One of these individuals is Gloria Richardson, who passed away last week in New […]

Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is taking a closer look at the lives and contributions of lesser-known women. This week, we take a closer look at the achievements of Milicent Patrick, whose accomplishments in the film industry have been historically underrecognized. The Paint Girl An animator, makeup artist, costume designer, and fascinating figure, […]

Profiles in Women’s History: Elizabeth Peratrovich

Profiles in Women’s History: Elizabeth Peratrovich

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in People and Culture, United States | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is celebrating the accomplishments and contribution of women. This week btw takes a closer look at the life and achievements of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Native American activist responsible for the first anti-discrimination law in the United States. Who Was Elizabeth Peratrovich? Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Tlingit Native American, was […]

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