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Descendants of Black Cherokee Indians Are Being Denied Tribal Rights

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

Video by America Reframed Most Americans are familiar with the Trail of Tears, when Cherokees were removed from their native lands and forced west. However, the involvement of African Americans is less known. When the U.S. Indian Removal Act forced many Native Americans to move, enslaved Africans also followed them into the frontier. After the […]

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President Obama Uses “N” Word During Interview, Says “We Are Not Cured Of Racism”

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

US President Barack Obama has used the ‘n-word’ during an interview to argue that the United States has yet to overcome its issues with racism. “Racism, we are not cured of it,” the president said. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public.” Source:www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33229032

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Flash Black Photo: Self-Portrait, Photography by Gordon Parks, 4-5

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

At Black Then, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us a piece of black history that is often not covered in textbooks, in history classes, or shown in the media. In a photo that we found on Black History Album , we see this […]

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George Padmore: Journalist, Radical Activist & Theoretician

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

George Padmore was a journalist, radical activist, and theoretician. Padmore is recognized as a leading force behind helping to shape the theory and discourse of the Pan-African anti-imperialism in the first half of the twentieth century. Padmore was born Malcolm Nurse in Trinidad in 1901. He moved to the United States in 1925 to study […]

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Poem: ” The Things in Black Men’s Closets” by Eugene Ethelbert Miller

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

Eugene Ethelbert Miller, best known as E. Ethelbert Miller, is an African-American poet and teacher. Miller was born in the Bronx, New York. He received his B.A. from Howard University. He is the author of nine books of poetry, two memoirs and is the editor of three poetry anthologies. His work has appeared in numerous […]

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Tyrone L. Brooks: Known for Bringing Down the Georgia Confederate Flag

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

Former Georgia Representative Tyrone L. Brooks is known around the world as the man who brought down the old racist, divisive symbol, the Georgia Confederate flag. Brooks was born on October 10, 1945, in Warrenton, Georgia, where he was reared and educated in the public school system. He received further education at Boggs Academy, Keysville, […]

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Edward Wilmot Blyden: Educator, Writer, Diplomat & Liberia Politician

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

Edward Wilmot Blyden was an educator, writer, diplomat, and politician primarily in Liberia. Blyden was born in the West Indies, he joined the free black immigrants from the United States who migrated to the region. During his youth, Blyden was recognized for his talents and drive; he was educated and mentored by John Knox, an […]

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Schooled by Youtube: The Legend of Timbuktu

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

At Black Then, we often see videos that make us stop and think. They frequently reveal information that is not broadcasted to the masses and are created by great talents that are not shown in mainstream media. In this video we learn more about MNM presents a sneak preview of our new documentary about the secret […]

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March 10: Harriet Tubman Died Today in 1913

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

Photo credits: Swann Galleries Dubbed “The Moses of Her People,” escaped slave Harriet Tubman (pictured) assisted hundreds of slaves on the Underground Railroad, leading them from Maryland to safety in Pennsylvania.  Tubman was born enslaved in early 1821. She was raised in Dorchester County, Maryland to Benjamin and Harriett Greene Ross, she was both a field hand and a domestic servant.  […]

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Back Story: Historic Meaning Of The Confederate Flag Remains A Hurtful Reminder Of The Ugly Side Of United States Heritage And History.

Mar 12, 2021 11:21 am

The Confederate flag was used by some Confederate Army Units especially from the South. It was also known as the ‘Rebel’ or ‘Dixie’ flag which was more often than not confused and misinterpreted with the first National flag called as the ‘Stars and Bars’, though ironically the Stars and Bars has a completely different design […]

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