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Thu, 02.07.2020

The Taino People, a brief story

*The Taíno people are celebrated on this date in 1492.  They are the indigenous people of all of the Caribbean that were the first to encounter white-Europeans during the Middle Passage.   At the time of European contact in the late fifteenth century, they were the primary peoples of of Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and the northern Lesser Antilles. The Taíno […]

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Thu, 02.07.2020

Afro-Cubans, a brief article

*Afro-Cubans are celebrated on this date in 1492.  Afro-Cubans are of Black African ancestry, mostly West African because of the Middle Passage. The term Afro-Cuban can also refer to historical or cultural elements in Cuba thought to emanate from this community and the combining of native African and other cultural elements found in Cuban society […]

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Thu, 02.07.2020

Afro-Puerto Ricans, a short story

*Afro-Puerto Ricans are celebrated on this date in 1873.   Afro-Puerto Ricans are Puerto Ricans who are predominantly of Black African descent. The history of Puerto Ricans of African descent begins with African men, known as libertos, who traveled with the Spanish Conquistadors in the invasion of the island during the Middle Passage.   The Spaniards […]

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Mon, 04.05.2020

Faubourg Tremé, a valuable commnity

*The city of New Orleans was founded on  this date in 1718 and we celebrate their Tremé neighborhood on this date in 1775.   Faubourg Tremé was the oldest Black neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Located north of the French Quarter in New Orleans, it was home to the first civil rights movement, the first Black daily newspaper L’Union, Black businesses, […]

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Fri, 27.03.2020

Pardo the term, described

*On this date from 1500, Pardo is briefly described, coinciding with the date of Brazil’s independence from Portugal in the 19th century.    Pardo a Portuguese and Spanish term used in their colonies in the Americas.  It refers to the multiracial descendants of Europeans, Indigenous and West African people. In some places they were defined as neither exclusively mestizo (Indigenous American-European descent), nor Mulatto (West African-European descent), nor zambo (Indigenous American-West African descent).  The term pardo was […]

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Sat, 21.03.2020

Palenque de San Basilio founded

*The founding of Palenque de San Basilio is celebrated on this date in 1691. This was the first established African town in Columbia.   San Basilio de Palenque or Palenque de San Basilio is a Palenque village and corregimiento and is located in Mahates, Bolivar in northern Colombia.  Palenque is also considered one of the first free African town in the Americas.Spaniards introduced kidnapped African slaves in South America through the Magdalena River […]

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Sat, 22.02.2020

Africans and African Americans, Compare & Contrast, Mahmoud El-Kati

Historian and educator Mahmoud El-Kati shares some of his views on the intersectionality of African and African Americans

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Sun, 09.02.2020

The Maroon Community of the Caribbean, a brief article

*On March 31, 1600, the Maroon community is affirmed.  The Maroons are African decedents of the French and Spanish transatlantic slave trade. They inhabit the Caribbean. The term Maroon was derived via French from the Spanish word cimarrón, meaning “wild” or “untamed”. This word usually referred to runaways, castaways, or the shipwrecked; those marooned probably would never return.  When the British […]

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Mon, 13.01.2020

Black Love Through Literature And Writing, Jonathan Odell

White American author Jonathan Odell shares a few loving viewpoints of African Americans and their affects on his writing and personal life

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Sat, 21.12.2019

Japanese Prime Minister makes racist remark

*On this date in 1986, (then) Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone said the United States “intelligence levels are lower than those in Japan because of African Americans, Hispanics and Puerto Ricans.”   Responding to the Japanese leader’s speech suggesting that the racially homogeneous country was “intellectually” superior to the U.S. African American business leaders led by BE […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

I want me a home Man do you hear me I want me a home you understand. You done stood and let that cracker take my home Now I ... BLACK WOMAN THROWS A TANTRUM by Nayo Barbara Malcolm Watkins.
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