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Blog Archive

Sun, 18.11.2018

Ijeoma Oluo, Information Literacy Ambassador born

*Ijeoma Oluo was born on this date in 1980. She is an African American Writer, Information Literacy Ambassador and poet. From in Denton, Texas, her father, Samuel Lucky Onwuzip Oluo, is from Nigeria and black, and her mother is Susan Jane Hawley from Kansas and is white. Her younger brother is jazz musician Ahamefule J. Oluo.   She was married to Chad R. Jacobson from […]

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Sun, 07.10.2018

Higher Education, Public Policy and Racism, Dr. Duchess Harris

Dr. Duchess Harris, author, professor, lawyer and activist talks about higher educations complicity and politics’ intersectionality with racism

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Wed, 12.09.2018

Julia Bullard Nelson born

*Julia Bullard Nelsonwas born on this date in 1842.  She was a white educator, Freedman Bureau teacher and activist for inclusive education and a woman right to vote. Born in High Ridge, Connecticut, Bullard moved to Minnesota with her family in 1857. She earned a teaching degree at Hamline University around 1862 and then relocated […]

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Sun, 29.07.2018

Dorothy Cotton, Southern Activist born

*Dorothy Cotton was born on this date in 1930. She was an African American civil rights activist, who was a leader in the AmericanCivil Rights Movement. She was born Dorothy Foreman in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  Her mother died when she was 3 years old, leaving her and her three sisters to be raised by their father, Claude Foreman, a tobacco […]

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Fri, 06.07.2018

An LGBT Message To Youth About Equality and Equity, Andrea Jenkins

City Council Member and LGBT Advocate Andrea Jenkins shares her views on equity and equality in society

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Wed, 04.07.2018

Daisy Kadibil born

*Australia Day is celebrated on this date from 1788 as Australia’s official National Day.  Because of this we are celebrating the birth of Daisy Craig Kadibil in 1923.  She was an Aboriginal woman housekeeper, cook and Aboriginal activist. She was born in Jigalong, an Indigenous community in the Pilbara region in northwestern Australia. When she […]

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Thu, 28.06.2018

Grade Today’s Athletes For Civil Rights Views, Dr. Harry Edwards

Sociologist and Civil Rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards shares the intersectionality of humanity and athletics and what grade he would give to today’s athletes for civil rights awareness

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Tue, 19.06.2018

Cudjo Lewis (the last African slave in America) born

*The birth of Cudjo Lewis, c 1840 is celebrated on this date. He was an African laborer in America, Historian and the last known survivor of the Middle Passage, the Atlantic slave trade between Africa and the United States. He was born Oluale Kossola in the present-day West African country of Benin to Oluale and his second wife […]

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Sun, 27.05.2018

Viola Desmond born

*Viola Desmond was born on this date in 1914.  She was a Black Canadian businesswoman and activist. Viola Desmond (née Davis) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, one of ten children of James Albert and Gwendoline Irene (née Johnson) Davis.  She grew up with parents who were active in the black community in Halifax.  As a […]

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Sun, 06.05.2018

Meghan Markle born

*Meghan Markle was born on this date in 1981.  She is an African American actress, model, humanitarian and The Duchess Of Sussex. Born in Los Angeles, CA; Rachel Meghan Markle”s father is white, and mother is black. Her mother, Doria Radlan, has a master’s degree in social work and is a psychotherapist and yoga instructor.  Her father, Thomas W. Markle is […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

My brothers I will not tell you what to love or not love I will only say to you that black women hove not been loved enough. I will say to... WE DO NOT LOVE OUR OWN by Haki R. Madhubuti.
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