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Views on Marijuana / Cannabis Among the African American / Black Community

Views on Marijuana / Cannabis Among the African American / Black Community

How does the Black Community View Legalized Marijuana
The subject of cannabis and how African Americans view it isn’t straightforward. Throughout the course of the War on Drugs, people of color, specifically African Americans, have been unfairly targeted and singled out for their marijuana use.

Black History Month

Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson hopes to raise awareness of African American’s contributions and conceived and announced Negro History Week in 1925.

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker, who first started selling a hair grower at the turn of the 20th century, was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire. Walker was born in 1867 as Sarah Breedlove on the same plantation where her parents had been enslaved before the Civil War.

Who is an ‘African American’? Definition evolves as USA does

Who is an ‘African American’? Definition evolves as USA does

There was a time when being black in America meant you were most likely descended from one or more enslaved Africans who had survived the trans-Atlantic slave trade. However, as the number of African and Caribbean blacks immigrating to the USA has increased, so have the chances that someone who identifies as black or African American is a first- or second-generation immigrant.

Views on Marijuana / Cannabis Among the African American / Black Community

Views on Marijuana / Cannabis Among the African American / Black Community

How does the Black Community View Legalized Marijuana
The subject of cannabis and how African Americans view it isn’t straightforward. Throughout the course of the War on Drugs, people of color, specifically African Americans, have been unfairly targeted and singled out for their marijuana use.

Black History Month

Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson hopes to raise awareness of African American’s contributions and conceived and announced Negro History Week in 1925.

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker, who first started selling a hair grower at the turn of the 20th century, was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire. Walker was born in 1867 as Sarah Breedlove on the same plantation where her parents had been enslaved before the Civil War.