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Mon, 06.06.2022

The Credjafawn Club is Formed

*On this date in 1927, the Credjafawn Club was formed. This was a social Black activist woman’s group formed in St’ Paul, Minnesota. An offspring of the cities Rondo community, ten young adults who sensed the lack of social activities for persons in their age bracket were its beginnings. “The name was devised from a letter […]

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Wed, 25.05.2022

Black History, and Cultural Appropriation, a story

*Black History and Cultural Appropriation is addressed on this date in 1865. Cultural appropriation is the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of a portion of one culture or identity by members of another culture or identity. Cultural appropriation can be racially divisive when members of a dominant culture appropriate from smaller cultures. This dominant culture v […]

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Mon, 02.05.2022

The kikongo Language, a story

*The Kikongo language is celebrated on this date in 1500. The Kikongo language is one of the Bantu languages the Kongo people speak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Gabon. Often called Kongo, it is a tonal language. It was spoken by many who were enslaved people during the middle passage. For […]

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Sat, 26.02.2022

Black History and Stickball, a story

*The Black heritage and history of Stickball are celebrated on this date in 1920. Stickball is a street game related to baseball, usually formed as a pick-up game, in large cities in the Northeastern United States (especially New York City and Jersey City). The equipment consists of a broom handle and a rubber ball, typically a spaldeen, pensie […]

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Tue, 15.02.2022

Lesbian Sexual Clarity, Dr. Cathy Cohen

Dr. Cathy Cohen is an educator, author, and community activist. In this segment, she shares her views on the proper direction and intent for the Black community to show more clarity with the LGBT community and its families

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Tue, 18.01.2022

American Racism, Asian Hate, David Mura

David Mura is a Japanese American author, literary critic, and educator. In this segment, he shares viewpoints of nonwhite racial identity through personal experience.

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Sat, 01.01.2022

Black Love, Black Critique, Seimone Augustus

Seimone Augustus Is a former WNBA basketball player and current coach. In this segment, she shares her love and desires for the black community.

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Wed, 15.12.2021

Parenting Treasures, Alan Page

Alan Page is a retired judge, professional athlete, and education advocate. In this segment, he shares reasons his parenting benefits are ongoing.

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Tue, 14.12.2021

John A. Lomax, Musicologist born

*John Lomax was born on this date in 1867. He was a white-American teacher, musicologist, and folklorist who did much to preserve American folk music. The Lomax family originally came from England with William Lomax, who settled in Rockingham County in “the colony of North Carolina.” John Avery Lomax was born in Goodman in Holmes […]

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Fri, 10.12.2021

The Preservation Hall (New Orleans), Opens

*On this date in 1961, The Preservation Hall was founded. This is an American jazz venue in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. The building is associated with a house band, a record label, and a non-profit foundation. Regarding its location history, Antoine Faisendieu bought the lot from Guillermo Gros in 1803 and built a tavern, […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

They rode north funky & uneducated to live & let themselves rest: I come here ghuddammit to make my way, lazy or not, to own myself open the touch of... BLACKIE THINKS OF HIS BROTHERS by Stanley Crouch.
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