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Sun, 23.01.2022

The ‘For The Trial of Negros’ Act is signed

*The ‘For the trial of Negroes’ Act was passed on this date in 1700. This was a colonial law passed for the socialization and control of Blacks in Delaware. This policy marked 150 years of discriminatory legislation to preserve chattel slavery in America. Blacks received more severe penalties than whites for crimes; they couldn’t carry weapons or […]

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Sun, 12.12.2021

The Battle of Honey Springs Occurs

*The Battle of Honey Springs occurred on this date in 1863. Also known as the Affair at Elk Creek took place during the American Civil War. This was a significant victory for Union forces to gain control of the Indian Territory. It was the most crucial confrontation between Union and Confederate forces, eventually becoming Oklahoma. In […]

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Tue, 07.12.2021

The Battle of Grahamstown Ocuurs

*The Battle of Grahamstown took place on this date in 1819. This was part of the Fifth Xhosa War at the frontier settlement of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The battle defended the town by the British garrison, aided by a group of Khoekhoe marksmen, attacking Xhosa warriors. When a British-led force seized […]

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Tue, 07.12.2021

The Xhosa Wars Begin

*On this date in 1789, we affirm the Xhosa Wars. Also known as the Cape Frontier Wars or the Kaffir Wars, were a series of nine wars or outbreaks between the Xhosa Kingdom and white European slave traders in what is now the Eastern Cape in South Africa. These war incidents were the longest-running military action in […]

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Wed, 01.12.2021

Milliken v. Bradley is Decided

*On this date in 1974, Milliken v. Bradley was decided. This was a significant United States Supreme Court case dealing with the planned desegregation busing of public-school students across district lines among 53 school districts in metropolitan Detroit. It concerned the plans to integrate public schools in the United States following the Brown v. Board of […]

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Wed, 01.12.2021

Reed v. Rhodes is Decided

*On this date in 1978. Reed v. Rhodes was decided. This was a desegregation case of the Cleveland Public School system. African American parents voiced the first rumblings of discontent in the late 1950s. The protests reverberated through the city streets during the early 1960s. Against this backdrop, the National Association for the Advancement of […]

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Sat, 27.11.2021

The Sugarland 95, a story

*The Sugarland 95 was affirmed on this date in 2018.  This is a name given to 95 people believed to be Black convicts forced to work the sugarcane fields during the Jim Crow era.  Archaeologists in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land are exhuming and testing their remains. The gravesites were uncovered in April during the construction […]

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Wed, 24.11.2021

The Cabrini Green Homes (Chicago), a story

*The Cabrini Green Homes are affirmed on this date in 1942. They were a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) public housing project on the Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois. The Frances Cabrini Rowhouses and Extensions were south of Division Street, bordered by Larrabee Street to the west, Orleans Street to the east, Chicago Avenue to […]

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Wed, 24.11.2021

Black History And Urban Renewal, a story

*Black history and American modern urban renewal are affirmed on this date in 1948. This relocation of people began with the Taft-Ellender-Wagner housing bill, which had passed the Senate at the time. The Urban Renewal Act of 1949 followed and set urban renewal projects in cities Across North America and the United States. Urban renewal, […]

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Sat, 20.11.2021

The Prayer Pilgrimage For Freedom Demonstration, a story

*On this date in 1957, The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom demonstration occurred. It took place in Washington, D.C., an early event in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The demonstration marked the third anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), a landmark Supreme Court ruling that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

I am 25 years old, black female poet asking nigger can you kill if they kill me it won’t stop the revolution. I have been robbed it looked like they... MY POEM by Nikki Giovanni.
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