February 28, 2021

The final show of season two of the Carlos Watson Show celebrates Black History Month with a very special episode: “Woke History.” Hear from today’s top minds like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay, Priyanka Chopra, Megyn Kelly, Karamo Brown and more about the under-celebrated Black visionaries of the past and today’s history-making moments.


February 25, 2021

It is important to remember that although Black History Month is a great way to celebrate the achievements by Black Americans each year that as educators, we can do our part by discussing the central role of the many Black mathematicians who have had an impact on mathematics throughout the entire year. One way to do that would be to talk about these 8 Famous Black Mathematicians and Their Contributions with your students. 


February 22, 2021

Consider joining the Department of Africana Studies and other groups at California State University, Northridge as they celebrate their first Virtual Black History Month. The theme this year CELEBRATE BLACK EXCELLENCE: RESILIENCY & CREATIVITY IN THE DIGITAL SPACE honors the legacy and future of the black community. There's still time to join sessions on February 23, 24, 25, and 26!


February 21, 2021

MΣΣT a Mathematician! is a collection of video interviews with mathematicians. The mission of MΣΣT a Mathematician is to share stories of mathematicians from different backgrounds, especially from historically excluded groups, with the aim of introducing students to role models and fostering a sense of community. If you're a teacher, use these videos with your students and share them on Social Media. But watch the videos for yourself so you can see how mathematicians like Candice Price got to where they're at so that you can better motivate your own students in the classroom.


February 20, 2021

Have you listened to any TODOS Podcasts? In the last two years, TODOS has produced over 20 podcasts on a variety of topics. This month we'd like to encourage you to listen to Season 2, Episode 9: Advocate for Black Women in STEM with Nicole Joseph. Dr. Nicole M. Joseph is an assistant professor of mathematics and science education in the department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University. She is also the founder of the Tennessee March for Black Women in STEM, an event held every fall which seeks to bring together the Tennessee community to raise awareness of the gendered racism, Black women and girls experience in STEM. She spoke with host Maria Zavala in December, on the topics of advocacy, her new research lab, and her new book project.


February 19, 2021


As readers continue to celebrate Black History Month, the Black History in Two Minutes (or so) podcast is a wonderful resource to learn the full scope of U.S. history. The award-winning show explores important people and events from the past and present. These episodes create more accurate depictions of well-studied events such as the Civil War and school integration, while also highlighting prominent figures left out of most history books (for example, a recent episode discusses Oscar Micheaux, the first Black indie filmmaker). The resource is well suited for educators, too; as the name implies, episodes are short and accessible to a general audience. The podcast is executive produced by an impressive team: Robert F. Smith, (Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners); Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University); Dyllan McGee (an Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of McGee Media); and Deon Taylor (film director and founder of Hidden Empire Film Group). Professor Gates also narrates the series. Listeners can subscribe on their favorite podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Android, and Stitcher. Readers will also find the show on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. [EMB]

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February 10, 2021

This article," 'You don't have American history without Black people': How one Utah school failed its students," is about a public school in Utah that announced that "students' parents could "exercise their civil rights" and opt their children out of the Black History Month curriculum taught in the school." As U.S. Rep. Blake Moore stated, "we cannot learn American history without learning Black history." And Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Highland Center said, "This is an opportunity for white folks that believe that Black lives matter to rise in defense of Black lives and solidarity with like people to say, 'Enough is enough,'" she said. "Say that 'this is not OK. You don't have American history without Black people.'"


February 9, 2021

On this website, Dr. Gloria Gilmer, one of the pioneers of Ethnomathematics, explores how math is relevant in culture for example in braiding and hair styles, fractal patterns, and tessellations are often found in the design. At the end of the page is a set of classroom activities that can be used when teaching students about tessellations.


February 8, 2021

If you're looking for some ideas for your mathematics classroom, consider checking out the Black History Month Resources from the Los Angeles Unified School District. This webpage contains lesson plans about Hidden Figures, African American Mathematicians, A Mathematical Representation of the March on Washington, and more. Many of the resources could be adapted for parents to use with children at home as well.


February 7, 2021

In December 2016, Erica Graham, Raegan Higgins, Shelby Wilson, and Candice Price had a conference call discussing the creation of a website that would highlight the contributions and lives of Black mathematicians. Inspired by the work of Lathisms and emboldened by the film Hidden Figures, they created the website “Mathematically Gifted and Black.” The name not only pays homage to the song so well known and loved within the Black community but is itself a tribute to those whose story may never have been told. Mathematically Gifted & Black honors a different Black Mathematician every day each February. Click here to check out their website every day for their daily spotlight.