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Blog Archive

Fri, 16.04.2021

Advice to Parents of non-white Students with Disabilities, Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson is a High School Social Worker. Her work is excellent and she shares advise to parents of disabled students on advocating with schools for their children.

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Sun, 28.03.2021

The Bronzeville Neighborhood, a story

*On this date 1920, the Bronzeville neighborhood is celebrated.  Located in Chicago, Illinois, Bronzeville is the area comprising the Douglas, Grand Boulevard, and Oakland communities on the South Side of the city.   In the early 20th century, Bronzeville was known as the “Black Metropolis”, one of the nation’s most significant concentrations of Black businesses. […]

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Sun, 28.03.2021

The first NAACP Image Awards Show

*On this date in 1967, the NAACP Image Awards were first presented.  The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the U.S.-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding performances in film, television, music, and literature. Similar to other awards, like the Oscars and the Grammy’s, the […]

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Tue, 16.02.2021

The Berber Community, a brief story

*The Berber community is celebrated on this date c 100.  Berbers are an ethnic group native to North Africa and West Africa, specifically Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, northern Mali, northern Niger, and the Canary Islands. Smaller Berber populations are also found in Burkina Faso and Egypt’s Siwa Oasis. Historically, Berber nations spoke the Berber […]

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Mon, 01.02.2021

Beverley Bryan, Cultural Educator born

*Beverley Bryan was born on this date in 1949.  She is a retired Jamaican academic and professor.  Bryan was born in the district of Fairy Hill in Portland, Jamaica. In 1950, her uncle migrated to London. Her parents followed in 1953, settling in Battersea, while Bryan and her siblings remained in Jamaica.  Her London neighborhood […]

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Mon, 01.02.2021

Jamaican Creole, a brief article

*Jamaican Creole is celebrated on this date in 1692.  Jamaican Patois, known locally as Patois (Patwa or Patwah) and called Jamaican Creole by linguists, is an English-based creole language with West African influences.  A majority of non-English loan words are of Akan Ashanti origin.  Spoken primarily in Jamaica and among the Jamaican diaspora; it is […]

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Fri, 29.01.2021

Grace Nail Johnson born

*Grace Nail Johnson was born on this date in 1885.  She was a Black activist and patron of the arts.   Grace Elizabeth Nail was born in New London, Connecticut. She was the second child of real estate developer John Bennett Nail and Mary Frances Robinson.  By the time she was born, the Nails had […]

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Sun, 27.12.2020

Gerald Early, Writer born

*Gerald Early was born on this date in 1952.  He is a Black essayist and American culture critic. Gerald Lyn Early was from Philadelphia, the son of Henry Early and Florence Fernandez Oglesby. His father was a baker and died when Early was nine months old, leaving his mother, a preschool teacher, to raise him […]

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Thu, 24.12.2020

Black Critique, Dr. Rose Brewer

Dr. Rose Brewer is the Chair of the University of Minnesota African American & African Studies Department. She shares a few constructive critiques of her Black community

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Thu, 24.12.2020

The White Hispanic community, a brief article

*The White Hispanic community is acknowledged on this date in 2000.  In the United States, they are an individual who self-identifies as white and of Hispanic descent and/or speaks the Spanish language natively. White Latino Americans are a broader category, including people of Brazilian descent, who predominantly speak Portuguese, in addition to Spanish-speaking populations.   […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Among the Shona a family's success is weighed by their children's happiness and the... SHONA by JohnnieRenee Nia Nelson
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