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Sun, 02.10.2022

The Afro Venezuelan Community, a story

 *On this date in 1576, we celebrate Afro Venezuelans. This South American community is Venezuelans of African descent. Between 1576 and 1810, 100,000 Africans were kidnapped by Spain and transported across the Atlantic to Venezuela via the transatlantic Middle Passage. These enslaved people belonged to various ethnicities from present-day Angola, Senegal, Gambia, Benin, Nigeria, and the Congo, such […]

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Sat, 24.09.2022

Timbuktu (Mali) Africa, a story

*Timbuktu is celebrated on this date in 1100. Timbuktu is a city in Mali, Africa, the capital of the Tombouctou Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. Timbuktu began as a seasonal settlement and became a permanent settlement early in the 12th century. After a shift in trading routes, particularly after the visit by Mansa […]

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Fri, 16.09.2022

My Role As The Paul Robeson House Director, Frances Aulston

Frances Aulston is a library science and cultural history advocate in Philadelphia. In this segment, she briefly shares her duties as director of the Paul Robeson House.

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Fri, 19.08.2022

The Wolof Language, a story

*The Wolof language is celebrated on this date in 1000. Wolof is a black African language of Senegal, Mauritania, and the Gambia, and the native language of the Wolof people. Like the neighboring languages Serer and Fula, it belongs to the Senegambian branch of the Niger-Congo language family. Unlike most other languages of the Niger-Congo family, Wolof is not […]

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Fri, 19.08.2022

The Madingo Language, a story

*The Mandingo language is celebrated on November 30, 1000. Also known as Mandinka, it is a Mande language spoken by the Mandinka people of Guinea, northern Guinea-Bissau, the Casamance region of Senegal, and the Gambia, where it is one of the principal languages. Mandinka belongs to the Manding branch of Mande and is like Bambara and Maninka/Malinké but with only five […]

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Fri, 19.08.2022

The Wolof Community, a story

*The Wolof people are celebrated on this date in c 800. They are a West African ethnic community in northwestern Senegal, the Gambia, and southwestern coastal Mauritania. They have a history that dates to the 8th century. Their early history is unclear. The Wolof belonged to the medieval era Wolof Empire of the Senegambia region. Details of the pre-Islamic religious […]

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Wed, 20.07.2022

Freetown (Sierra Leone) is Founded

*On this date in 1792, Freetown, Sierra Leone, was founded.  Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. The city of Freetown was founded by abolitionist John Clarkson as a settlement for freed Afro Caribbean and enslaved Africans in America. Like many African countries, they fell into colonization from Europe because of the Berlin Conference of 1884. […]

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Tue, 12.07.2022

Black History And The American Labor Movement, a story

*Black history and the American labor movement are affirmed on this date in 1835. This article coincides with the Washington Navy Yard labor strike of 1835 the first strike of federal civilian employees. The strike ended on August 15, 1835. In the early nineteenth century, Blacks played a dominant role in the caulking trade, and […]

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Fri, 24.06.2022

Black History and Classical Music, A Perspective, Stephen Newby

Stephen Newby is a classical composer, professor, and musician. In this segment, he shares why African influence on classical is beneficial in the 21st century

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Tue, 10.05.2022

Central Avenue (Los Angeles) a story

*Central Avenue in Los Angeles is celebrated on this date in 1920. This street is a major north-south thoroughfare in the central portion of Los Angeles, California. From 1920 to 1955, Central Avenue was the heart of the African American community in Los Angeles, with active rhythm and blues and jazz music scenes. Located just to the […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

i went down to malcolmland me come back a man. me return with blackness drippin from my every breath. i went down to malcolmland unprepared but him gave me a grass... HALF BLACK, HALF BLACKER by Sterling Plumpp.
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