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Wed, 19.01.2022

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Basketball Player born

*Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was born on this date in 1969. He is a Black former professional basketball player and activist. Born Chris Jackson in Gulfport, Mississippi, the is the son of Jacqueline Jackson. He was raised in a single-parent family and his two brothers, Omar and David. His childhood was characterized by poverty, as there were […]

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Mon, 17.01.2022

Israel Dresner, Rabbi, and Activist born

*Israel Dresner was born on this date in 1929. He was a white Jewish-American Reform rabbi and global activist. Israel Seymour Dresner was born on the Lower East Side of New York City. He was raised in Brooklyn, attending an Orthodox yeshiva (day school). At the age of 13, he joined Habonim Dror, a Labor […]

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Mon, 17.01.2022

Alberta Williams King, Teacher, and Activist born

*Alberta Williams King was born on this date in 1904. She was a Black educator, instrumentalist, and administrator. Alberta Christine Williams was born in Atlanta, GA. Her parents were Reverend Adam Daniel Williams, preacher of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and Jennie Celeste (Parks) Williams. Williams graduated from high school at the Spelman Seminary and […]

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Mon, 17.01.2022

Marcus W. Chenault Jr., Murderer born

*Marcus Wayne Chenault Jr. was born on this date in 1951.  He was a Black college dropout and murderer. His parents were Marcus Chenault and Henda Lee (Arnold) Chenault, Dayton, Ohio. As a youth, he adopted the theology of the Black Hebrew Israelites. Chenault’s mentor, Rev. Hananiah E. Israel of Cincinnati castigated black civil rights […]

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Mon, 17.01.2022

The Black Hebrew Israelites, a story

*The Black Hebrew Israelites were affirmed on this date in 1886. Also called Hebrew Israelites, Black Hebrews, Black Israelites, and African Hebrew Israelites are groups of African Americans who believe that they are the descendants of the ancient Israelites. Black Hebrew Israelites are not associated with the mainstream Jewish community, and they do not meet the standards […]

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Thu, 13.01.2022

Clyde Bellecourt, Activist born

*Clyde Bellecourt was born on this date in 1936. He was an Ojibwe Native American Civil Rights organizer. Clyde Howard Bellecourt was the seventh of 12 children born to Charles and Angeline) Bellecourt on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. Among his older siblings was his brother Vernon Bellecourt. White Earth was considered […]

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Mon, 10.01.2022

Ophelia Garmon-Brown, Physician, and Community Activist born

*Ophelia Garmon-Brown was born on this date in 1954. She was a doctor (family medicine specialist), minister, author, and community activist. Ophelia Garmon was a Detroit native moving to eastern North Carolina with her family. Her interest in medicine began when her father died from encephalitis. She earned a degree in biology from North Carolina Central […]

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Sun, 09.01.2022

Jane DeVeaux, Teacher, and Abolitionist born

*The birth of Jane A. DeVeaux is celebrated on this date in 1810. She was a Black mulatto teacher and abolitionist.  From Savanah, GA, she was the daughter of John Benjamin Deveaux (born into slavery) and Catherine Deveaux (a free woman from Antigua). Her father pastored the Third African Baptist Church in Savannah. She and her mother secretly taught […]

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Wed, 22.12.2021

The American Friends Service Committee is Formed

*The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was founded on this date in 1917. They are a Quaker Religious Society of Friends established organization working for peace and social justice in the United States and around the world. AFSC was founded as a combined effort by American members of the Religious Society of Friends to assist […]

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Sun, 12.12.2021

Carlos Marighella, Writer, and Activist born

*Carlos Marighella was born on this date in 1911. He was an Afro Brazilian politician, writer. Marighella was born in Salvador, Bahia, to Italian immigrant Augusto Marighella and Afro Brazilian Maria Rita do Nascimento. His father was a blue-collar worker originally from Emilia, while his mother was a descendant of African slaves brought from Sudan (Hausa blacks). He spent […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The first thing you do is to forget that i’m Black.Second, you must never forget that i’m Black. You should be able to dig Aretha,but don’t play her every... FOR THE WHITE PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW HOW TO BE MY FRIEND by Pat Parker
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