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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 first […]

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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

Thee 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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Mon, 16.12.2019

Treasured Career Moments in Social & Family Administration, Dr. Peter Hayden

Dr. Peter Hayden shares two pivotal moments in his life as a Social and Family administrator

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Wed, 20.11.2019

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn born

*Rosalyn Terborg-Penn was born on this date in 1941.  She was an African American professor of history and author.   Born Rosalyn Marian Terborg in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother Jeanne Terborg was a clerical worker from Indianapolis, and her father Jacques A. Terborg was a Suriname-born jazz musician.  In 1951 her family moved to Queens, where she graduated from John Adams High School in 1959. In 1963 she received […]

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Wed, 20.11.2019

More Community Support of Black History Needed, Charles Blockson

Charles Blockson, historian, educator and collector shares a vision for greater community preservation of black history

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Thu, 10.10.2019

Skin Color in America, Claudine McHie-Cooper

Author and mother, Claudine McHie-Cooper shares her experiences regarding skin colors intersectionality in America

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

He waltzes into the lane ‘cross the free-throw line, Fakes a drive pivots, floats from the asphalt turf in an arc of black light, and sinks two in the chains. One on... MAKIN’ JUMP SHOTS by Michael S. Harper.
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