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Blog Archive

Fri, 11.10.2019

The Royal African Company (RAC) Founded

*On this Indigenous Peoples Day, the 1662 founding of the Royal African Company (RAC) is briefly examined on African American Registry.  This was an Irish/English commercial slave trading company set up by the royal Stuart family and City of London to trade along the west coast of Africa. It was led by the Duke of York, who was the brother of Charles II and later took the throne […]

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Thu, 11.07.2019

Phillip Freelon born

*Philip Freelon was born on this date in 1953.  He was an African American architect.  Born and raised in Philadelphia, his family was made up of artists, educators, and inventors and he too developed a lifelong love for the arts and culture. Harlem Renaissance-era painter Allan Randall Freelon, Sr, his grandfather, helped kindle his awareness of the physical world and […]

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Tue, 28.05.2019

Jules Lion, photographer born

*The birth Jules Lion in circa 1809 is celebrated on this date.  He was a black photographer.   Lion was born in France of mixed heritage and listed as a free man of color (F M C) in the New Orleans City Directory. He introduced the daguerreotype photographic technic to New Orleans and established himself as outstanding […]

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Tue, 21.05.2019

Black Love, Princess Titus

Agri-Business owner, activist and educator Princess Titus shares her views on what she loves about the African American community.

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Sun, 17.03.2019

Tony ‘Lip’ Vallelonga born

*Tony Lip was born on this date in 1930.  He was a white Italian American actor, chauffer, bodyguard and occasional author.   Born Frank Anthony Vallelonga, he was from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, the son of Italian parents, Nazarena and Nicholas Vallelonga.  His family moved to the Bronx when he was an infant, and he grew up on 215th Street near the boyhood […]

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Wed, 13.02.2019

Victor Green, Travel Guide Publisher born

*Victor Green was born on this date in 1892.  He was an African American postal employee and publisher.   Born in Manhattan, New York City, Victor Hugo Green was named for the noted French author.  He was the eldest of three children of Alice A. and William H. Green. His family moved, and he grew up in Hackensack, New Jersey.   In 1913, Green began […]

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Mon, 24.12.2018

Career Advice Management, Dr. Adena Williams Loston

College president Dr. Adena Williams Loston share her advice to youth interested in a career in business management

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Sat, 20.10.2018

Juan Williams born

*Juan Williams was born on this date in 1954. is a Black Panamanian American journalist, author and political analyst. Juan Antonio Williamswas born in Colón, Panama, to Akin Jules Williams and Sharon Williams, who were both Panamanian. When he was a child his family moved to America.  He graduated in 1972 from Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, New […]

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Fri, 03.08.2018

George F. Grant born

*George Grant was born on this date in 1847, he was a black inventor and dentist the first African American professor at Harvard. George Franklin Grant was born in Oswego, New York, to Phillis Pitt and Tudor Elanor Grant.  Grant entered the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1868 and graduated in 1870. He then took a position in the department of mechanical […]

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Wed, 18.07.2018

Bill Veeck and the Curt Flood Decision, Mike Veeck

Professional baseball owner Mike Veeck shares the factual story of his father’s support of Curt Floods quest for free agency

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

What happens when an old black man, Toothless and raggedy, Walks into a bank, catches Some young, white, middle-manager's ear With a slurred tale of coins Hoarded from his wife and kids (Who would only... THRIFT by Cornelius Eady
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