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Sat, 04.24.2004

A Black Man is Lynched in 21st Century America

On this date in 2004 an African American man was found hanged from tree in Mississippi.

Roy Veal had returned to the state to fight for family’s land in Woodville, Miss. The State Department of Public Safety discovered the body of 55-year-old Veal, in Wilkinson County. Doris Gordon, Veal’s sister also a Woodville native now living in San Francisco, said her brother, Roy lived in Washington State. Thelma Veal, the man’s mother, also confirmed the identity.

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Wed, 04.24.2013

The ‘Black Mambas’ Animal Saving Patrol is Formed

*The Black Mambas animal saving patrol is celebrated on this date in 2013. They are a South African anti-Poaching Unit. They are focused on environmental justice. Founded by Transfrontier Africa NPC to protect the animals of Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reserve. Within the first year of operation, the Black Mambas were invited to expand […]

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Poetry Corner

I see’d her in de Springtime, I see’d her in de Fall, I see’d her in de Cotton patch A cameing from de Ball. She hug me, an’ she kiss me, She Wrung my... SHE HUGGED ME AND SHE KISSED ME, a Negro Folk Secular.
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