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At Trump’s First Black History Month Celebration, the Present Overshadowed the Past

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

Gone were the first black president, his outspoken black attorneys general and the black Democratic establishment.

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First Time Black Women Win All Three Biggest US Pageants

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

In a historic first, the 2019 winners of America’s three biggest beauty pageants are all black women. Nia Franklin, 25, became Miss America in September, followed last week by Kaliegh Garris, 18, as Miss Teen USA and Cheslie Kryst, 28, as Miss USA. The wins are particularly meaningful given the competitions’ decades-long history of racism […]

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Why Was February Chosen to Celebrate Black History Month?

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

Every February since 1976, the United States has celebrated the achievements of African-Americans during Black History Month. The month-longcelebration puts those accomplishments and milestones into focus via the media and in classrooms. But why February? Was that part of the calendar chosen for any specific purpose? It was. Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” […]

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Juan Garrido: The Career Conquistador

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

Juan Garrido’s origins aren’t well detailed other than being born in Africa in the late 1480s, the specific part is never mentioned. It is known that he arrived in Portugal as a youth where he was baptized as a Catholic, taking the name “Juan Garrido.” He could’ve made the voyage to Portugal with the first […]

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Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy- A Review

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

Hidden Colors 4: The Religion Of White Supremacy is the latest follow up film to the critically acclaimed hit documentary series Hidden Colors. In this installment of the Hidden Colors series, the film explores topics such as: The motivation behind European global subjugation The history of rarely discussed vast West African empires How germ warfare […]

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Traces of the Trade: Documentary Filmmaker Investigates Her Family’s Dark Past

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

By C. T. Smith Remember that one time in the “pre-Dolezal” era when a white woman held her family accountable for their involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade? Yea, well it happened in 2004. Documentary filmmaker Katrina Browne set it upon herself to investigate her familial involvement in the U.S slave trade in the film […]

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June 23, 1923: Marcus Garvey’s Trial Ends; He has been Sentenced to a Five-Year Imprisonment

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

BY WALTER OPINDE By the time when his trial at the court ended on 23rd June, 1923, Marcus Garvey had been sentenced to five years in prison. Garvey blamed Jewish jurors and a Jewish federal judge, Julian Mack, for his conviction. He felt that they had been biased because of their political objections to his meeting with the […]

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Raymond Pace Alexander: Prominent Civil Rights Activist & Harvard-Trained Attorney

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

Key Highlights About Raymond Pace Alexander: Prominent civil rights activist Harvard-trained attorney President of the National Bar Association (1929) First Black graduate of the Wharton School of Business   Raymond Pace Alexander was a prominent civil rights activist, jurist, and Harvard-trained attorney. Raymond Pace Alexander was born on October 13, 1898 into a working-class black […]

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Morgan Freeman Holds On to His Principles By Refusing To Accept Degrading Acting Roles

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

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June 22, 1947: The Enigmatic, His Excellency the Former President of Ghana, Flt. Lt. John Jerry Rawlings is Born

Jun 11, 2019 09:51 am

BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 22nd June, 1947, John Jerry Rawlings was born in Accra, Ghana. Rawlings was a controversial Ghanaian President who served on and off between 1993 and 2001. Therefore, Rawlings is a former head of state and president of Ghana. John Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force following a coup d’état in 1979. […]

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