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Blog Archive

Sun, 02.06.2024

Corinthian Nutter, Teacher, Pianist, and Education Activist born

*Corinthian Nutter was born on this date in 1906. She was a Black teacher, musician, and education activist.  Corinthian Clay Ricks (her birth name) was born in Forney, Texas, to Robert R. and Roxie Anna (Ford) Ricks. Her father worked for the railroad. Her mother was an itinerant worker, and Nutter was frequently taken out […]

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Mon, 13.05.2024

Yusuf Dadoo, Anti-Apartheid Activist born.

Yusuf Dadoowas born on this date in 1909. He was a South African Coloured East Indian activist.   Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo was born in Krugersdorp, in the West Rand, near Johannesburg. His parents, Mohammed and Fatima Dadoo were Gujarati Muslim immigrants from Western India. As a young child, his mother scolded him for climbing a tree in […]

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Mon, 06.05.2024

João Felisberto, Afro Brazilian Activist born.

*João Felisberto was born on this date in 1880. He was an Afro Brazilian sailor and activist.   João Cândido Felisberto was born in Encruzilhada do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, to a poor Afro-Brazilian family. His father and mother were former slaves. He entered the Brazilian Navy in 1894 at the age of 13. The conditions […]

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Mon, 06.05.2024

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (D.E.I.) in America, a story

*Diversity Equity and Inclusion (D.E.I.) in America is affirmed on this date in 1965. This is a policy to level the presence of non-white, disabled, female, aged, and binary citizens. D.E.I. is in the private and public sectors of education and business. As educational subjects began to diversify more in the 1960s, student bodies did […]

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Sat, 30.03.2024

The Revolutionary Action Movement, a story

*On this date in 1961, the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) is affirmed. RAM was a Marxist-Leninist, Black nationalist organization. They were the first group to apply the philosophy of Maoism to the conditions of Black people in the United States. They informed the revolutionary politics of the Black Power movement. Group formation. In 1961, students […]

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Sat, 30.03.2024

Owen Lovejoy, Minister and Abolitionist born.

*Owen Lovejoy was born on this date in 1811. He was a White-American lawyer, Congregational minister, abolitionist, and politician. Born in Albion, Maine, Owen Lovejoy was one of five brothers born to Elizabeth (Patee) and Daniel Lovejoy, a Congregational minister and farmer. He worked with his family on the farm until he was 18, and his parents […]

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Sun, 10.03.2024

Luís Gama, Journalist and Abolitionist born.

*Luís Gama was born on this date in 1830. He was an Afro Brazilian self-taught lawyer, abolitionist, orator, journalist, and writer. He was a black intellectual in 19th-century slave-owning Brazil who spent his life fighting for the abolition of slavery and for the end of the monarchy in Brazil. Luís Gonzaga Pinto da Gama was born in […]

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Sun, 10.03.2024

The National Association of Black & White Men Together is formed.

*On this date in 1980, the National Association of Black & White Men Together (NABWMT) was formed. The NABWMT is a gay, multiracial, multicultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome, and the goal of human equality realized. To these ends, we engage in educational, political, cultural, and social […]

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Sun, 07.01.2024

Hughes Van Ellis, Soldier, and Activist born.

*Hughes Van Ellis was born on this date in 1921. He was a Black Soldier, mechanic, and survivor of one of the most extensive racial holocaust episodes in America.   Van Ellis was born in Holdenville, Okla., and was not yet five months old at the time of the Tulsa Massacre, after which his parents fled Tulsa with […]

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Wed, 20.12.2023

Ruth Ellis, Lesbian Printer and Activist born

*Ruth Ellis was born on this date in 1899. She was a Black lesbian printer, photographer, and LGBT rights activist. Ruth Charlotte Ellis was born in Springfield, Illinois, the youngest of four children and the only daughter. Her parents were from Tennessee. Ellis’ mother, Carrie Farro Ellis, died when she was a teen, while her father, Charles […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Killing us one by one, in one way or another America will find a way to eliminate the problem One by one, the problem is the troubles in the black... WORDS OF WISDOM by Tupac Shakur.
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