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Blog Archive

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 approximately 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 […]

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Tue, 10.05.2022

Lincoln College is Founded

*On this date in 1865, Lincoln College was founded. This is a private HBCU college in Lincoln, Illinois. Lincoln College’s roots date back to the 19th century. Established by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church but is now independent and has no formal church affiliation. A few other sites were possibilities for the institution; however, in December 1864, the […]

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Sun, 06.03.2022

Black Slave Cemeteries In America, a story

*Slave Cemeteries in America are noted on this date in 1760.  This is a sacred point of heritage for both the black race and the United States.  While researching in eastern Tennessee in 2015, a roadside sign alerted me to a historical marker. It was the Wheat Community African Burial Ground, Roane County, TN. The monument, erected […]

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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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Thu, 03.02.2022

The Songhai People of Africa, a story

*The Songhai people are celebrated on this date in 1000. They are an African ethnolinguistic society in West Africa who speak the various Songhai languages. Their history and lingua franca is linked to the Songhai Empire, which dominated the western Sahel in the 15th and 16th centuries. Predominantly a Muslim community, the Songhai are found primarily throughout […]

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Thu, 03.02.2022

The Zarma People of Africa, a story

*The Zarma people are celebrated on this date in 1000. They are an African ethnic group predominantly found in westernmost Niger. They are also found in the adjacent areas of Nigeria and Benin, along with smaller numbers in Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, and Sudan. In Niger, outsiders often consider the Zarma to be of the same ethnicity as […]

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Tue, 01.02.2022

The Hausa African Community, a story

*The Hausa community is celebrated on this date in 1000. The Hausa are the largest ethnic group in sub-Saharan Africa with the second most spoken language after Arabic in the Afro-Asiatic language family. The Hausa are diverse but culturally homogeneous people based primarily in the Sahelian and the sparse savanna areas of southern Niger and […]

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Sun, 23.01.2022

The Afro Arabian Community, a story

*Afro Arabians are celebrated on this date in 700 BCE. Afro Arabs are a Sub-Saharan society.  They are indigenous Black Africans of the continent comprised mainly of Sudanese, Egyptians, Moroccans, Algerians, Sahrawis, Mauritanians, Yemenis, and Tunisians. These are long-established communities in Gulf states such as Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. There are […]

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Thu, 16.12.2021

William A. Hudnall, Historian born

*William A. Hudnall was born on this date in 1914.  He was a Black businessman and historian. From Reedville, Virginia, he was the oldest of four sons born to Walter and Lelia Smith Hudnall. He graduated from the historic Julius Rosenwald High School, Reedville, Virginia. In 1932, he began working in Baltimore, Maryland. On January […]

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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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