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Thu, 02.27.2020

African Diaspora, a definition

*On this date from 900 AD, the African Diaspora is briefly defined.  The African Diaspora is of the worldwide demographic of indigenous communities descended from native sub-Saharan Africans or people from Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in the Americas. Historically, ethnographers, historians, politicians and writers have used the term particularly to refer to the “Middle Passage” descendants of the West and Central Africans.   These people were enslaved and shipped to the […]

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Sat, 10.31.2020

The St. Jean Bosco Church massacre occurs

*The St. Jean Bosco Church massacre took place in Haiti on this date in 1988.   Close to 50 people were killed and around 80 wounded in a three-hour assault in Port-au-Prince, which saw the church burned down.   The structure was the parish of future President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, then a liberation theology Roman Catholic priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco order and had been packed […]

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Sun, 07.20.1000

The Moors Community, a story

*The Moors community is celebrated on this date c 200.  They were Black Muslims of Northwest African and the Iberian Peninsula during the medieval era.  This included present-day Spain and Portugal as well as the Maghreb and western Africa, whose culture is often called Moorish.  The term Moor is a term first used by Christian […]

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Mon, 09.29.1000

The Bantu People of Africa, a brief story

*Bantu people of Africa are affirmed on this date in 1000 BCE.  They are Black African speakers of Bantu languages of several hundred indigenous ethnic groups.   The Bantu live in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast area from Central Africa across the African Great Lakes to Southern Africa.  Linguistically, these languages belong to the Southern Bantoid branch of Benue Congo, one of the language families grouped within the Niger-Congo phylum.  It is generally accepted that the […]

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Wed, 12.03.1000

The Ghana Empire, a story

*The Ghana Empire is celebrated on this date in 830. Known as Wagadou (Ghana being the title of its ruler) Empire, it was a West African kingdom located in the area of present-day southeastern Mauritania and western Mali. The origins of the Ghana Empire have been disputed between ethnohistoric accounts and archaeological interpretations. The earliest discussions of its origins are […]

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Sun, 10.01.1200

The Yoruba People, a brief story

*On this date from 1200, the Yoruba people are briefly affirmed.  They are an African ethnic group that lives in western Africa.   October 1st was chosen to coincide the article with Nigeria’s independence. Documented since 1200, the Yoruba are mainly Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and Benin. The Yoruba constitute about 44 million people in total. The vast majority of this population is from Nigeria, where the Yoruba make […]

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Mon, 06.11.1235

The Mali Empire, a story

*The Mali Empire is celebrated on this date in 1235. Historically referred to as the Manden Kurufaba, it was an empire in West Africa from c. 1235 to 1670. The empire was founded by Sundiata Keita and became renowned for the wealth of its rulers, especially Mansa Musa (Musa Keita). The Manding languages were spoken in the […]

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Tue, 01.26.1300

African History in India, a story

*Republic Day in India is on this date from 1950. Many people throughout this country celebrate and affirm when India’s constitution came into force completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent republic.

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Wed, 07.08.1440

The ‘Middle Passage’ a story

*On this date in 1440 the Middle Passage is briefly described.  The Middle Passage was the stage of the white organized triangular trade in which millions of Black Africans were kidnapped and transported to the New World.   Sometimes referred to as the Atlantic Slave Trade or transatlantic slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of enslaved African people.  Ships […]

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Thu, 04.22.1441

Goree Island, home of “The Door of No Return.”

The date remembers Goree Island. This land mass played an important part in the early days of African American history. Goree Island is a small 45-acre island located off the coast of Senegal. Goree Island was developed as a center of the expanding European slave trade.

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Wed, 08.11.1441

The African Slave Port of Elmina Built

*The Port city of Elmina in West Africa is recognized on this date in 1441.  Elmina was one of a number of transport location from the African continent used in the Middle Passage slave trade.   Prior to the arrival of the Portuguese, the town was called Anomansah in Ghana from its position on the […]

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Wed, 12.01.1441

Black History in Europe, a short story

*African (Black) history in Europe from 1400 is briefly recalled on this dates Registry.

To address the story of black people in Europe, certainly addresses the history of slavery and the history of European colonialism. The relationship between the two continents began with mutual respect and curiosity. For the last 600 years Africans, African Americans, African-Europeans, Europeans, and European-Americans are still paying for the results. The history begins, as so much in the modern world, with the business expansion of European culture.

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Sat, 07.05.1456

Cape Verde, West Africa is Founded

*On this date in c 1456, Cape Verde is celebrated.  Cape Verde is an archipelago and island country in the central Atlantic Ocean very close to West Africa.   Officially the Republic of Cabo Verde consist of ten volcanic islands with a combined land area of about 1,557 sq mi.  Before the arrival of white-Europeans, the Cape […]

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Tue, 12.06.1492

Hispaniola Founded

*Hispaniola was founded on this date in 1492.  It is an island of Black indigenous Taino people in the Caribbean archipelago known as the Greater Antilles. It is the most populous island in the West Indies and the region’s second-largest after Cuba.  The island is divided into two separate, sovereign nations: the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic to the east and French / Haitian Creole-speaking Haiti to […]

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Mon, 11.27.1493

Guadeloupe, Caribbean Island, a story

*Guadeloupe is celebrated on this date in 1493. This is an archipelago and overseas island group that was part of the Middle Passage. It was a region of colonial France in the Caribbean. It consists of six inhabited islands, Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the two inhabited Îles des Saintes—as well as many uninhabited islands […]

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