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White Supremacy and the Democratic Party’s Dark Past

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

Christopher Everett’s new film Wilmington On Fire By Dennis LeRoy Kangalee “Wilmington on Fire” is a stunning movie about the racist massacre that took place in Wilmington, North Carolina when in 1898 a mob of whites burned down Black businesses in downtown Wilmington and either killed or exiled its Black citizens, threatening death to some […]

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Rev. Avery C. Alexander: Influential Leader in the Struggle for Civil Rights for Louisiana

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

Rev. Avery C. Alexander was an important leader in the struggle for civil rights for black Louisianians. Alexander was born on June 29, 1910, in Terrebone Parish, LA. By 1927, seven years after his father’s death, the family relocated to New Orleans. He attended Gilbert Academy where he took night classes and graduated in 1939. […]

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Dudley Randall: Founded the Publishing Company Broadside Press

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

Dudley Randall founded a publishing company called Broadside Press in 1965, which published many leading African American poets and political writers. Randall was born on January 14, 1914, in Washington D.C. His family moved to Detroit in 1920. Randall’s first poem appeared in the Detroit Free Press when he was 13.  From 1938 to 1943, […]

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Allen Lawrence Young: Educator & Founder of the Wake Forest Normal and Industrial School for Negroes

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

Allen Lawrence Young was a community leader, educator, and founder of the Wake Forest Normal and Industrial School for Negroes in North Carolina. Young was born in Wake County, North Carolina and was the oldest of ten children to Henry and Ailey Fowler Young. Allen Young had a very little formal education. As a child, […]

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Documentary Short: The Million Man March [VIDEO]

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

More videos at http://www.BlockStarzTV.com LIKE us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/oscarmicheauxdocumentary SYNOPSIS The Million Man March was a gathering en masse of African-Americans in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1995. Called by Louis Farrakhan, it was held on and around the National Mall in the city. African American men from across the United States converged on Washington […]

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David Ruggles, America’s First Afro-African Bookseller, Opened a Bookstore Near Broadway In 1834

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

David Ruggles was born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1810. After moving to New York City in 1829, he worked as a grocer. Ruggles joined the anti-slavery movement and in 1833, he began working for the journal, Emancipator and Public Morals. The following year, he became America’s first Afro-African bookseller when he opened a bookstore near […]

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Poet & Author Arna Wendell Bontemps’, “A Black Man Talks of Reaping” Poem

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

A Black Man Talks of Reaping I have sown beside all waters in my day. I planted deep, within my heart the fear that wind or fowl would take the grain away. I planted safe against this stark, lean year. I scattered seed enough to plant the land in rows from Canada to Mexico but […]

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Black To The Future: Meet the 20-Year-Old Who Built a 3 Million Dollar A Year Empire Doing YouTube Product Reviews

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

Meet YouTube superstar Marques Brownlee. He’s a 20-year old tech reviewer that has two million subscribers on his channel and hundreds of thousands of views for his videos. His lucrative YouTube career started in 2008 at the young age of 14 with a review of the HP Pavilion dv7t media remote. His passion for the […]

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Mabel Raimey: First African-American Woman Attorney in Wisconsin

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

Mabel Raimey was the first African-American woman attorney in Wisconsin and the first to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1918. Raimey made the decision to attend law school a few years after she was fired from her job teaching elementary school in Milwaukee: she was let go on the third day of school […]

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The Estilustis and Estecates: Florida’s Black and Red Seminole Indians – A Proud Matriarchal Society

May 11, 2020 01:54 pm

By Lestey Gist, The Gist of Freedom “I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole, in my early years raised as an Indian.” –Willie Stargell, Black Seminole (1940 – 2001) Long before Florida was a U. S. state, it was home to diverse freedom seekers who found refuge from slavery, established thriving communities and […]

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