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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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Tue, 30.06.2020

The Mende People

*The Mende people are celebrated on this date in 200.  The Mende are one of the two largest ethnic groups in Sierra Leone; their neighbors, the Temne people, have roughly the same population. The Mende and Temne each account for slightly more than 30% of the country’s total population. The Mende are predominantly found in […]

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Tue, 30.06.2020

Lorenzo Turner born

*Lorenzo Turner was born on this date in 1890.  He was a Black academic and linguist.  Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Lorenzo Dow Turner was the youngest of four sons of Rooks Turner and Elizabeth Freeman. His father completed his master’s degree at Howard University, although he had not begun first grade until he was twenty-one years old. His mother […]

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Wed, 24.06.2020

Buxton Iowa, a brief Story, Various Testimonies

Buxton Iowa was a nearly all-Black mining town in Iowa after Reconstruction. In the 21st century, it’s talked about by relatives and locals

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Wed, 24.06.2020

Mary Ann Green born

*Mary Ann Green is celebrated on this date in 1964.  She was a Black Native American (Cahuilla) tribal leader and politician.   She was born Mary Ann Martin, years after members of the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians had abandoned their reservation and traditional lands surrounding Coachella. (There were only 11 living members of the Augustine Band in […]

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Fri, 19.06.2020

The Ashanti people, a short story

*The Ashanti people are celebrated on this date in 1650.  Also known as Asante, they are part of the Akan ethnic group and are native to the Ashanti Region of modern-day Ghana. The Asante speak the Twi language. The Twi language is spoken by over nine million Asante people as a first or second language. […]

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Thu, 18.06.2020

Africa, the naming or designation of the continent

*The naming or designation of Africa is written about on this date in 3000 BC.  For a long time, the origin of the name “Africa” has been a subject of debate as many historians have not been able to come to an agreement on how the continent got its name. The descriptive word “Africa” for […]

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Thu, 18.06.2020

The Maasai People, a brief story

*The Maasai people are celebrated on this date in 1400.  They are a Black African Nilotic ethnic group inhabiting northern, central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best-known local populations internationally due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress.   The Maasai speak the Maa language a member of the Nilotic […]

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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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