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Blog Archive

Tue, 21.03.2023

Pan-Africanism, a story

*On this date in 1896, we celebrate Pan-Africanism. This Black African worldwide movement aims to encourage and strengthen bonds between all Indigenous and diaspora peoples of African ancestry. This article’s date and year parallel the battle of Adwa, a response to the Berlin Conference assault, which was chosen as a meaningful episode in Pan-Africanism. Based on a common […]

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Wed, 15.02.2023

Black Love (Family), Dave Dennis

Dave Dennis is an educator, administrator, lawyer and former Freedom Rider.  In this segment, he shares black history, and his own experience regarding the black family in the 21st century.

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Tue, 07.02.2023

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Dancer, Teacher, and Choreographer born

*Jawole Willa Jo Zollar was born on this date in 1950. She is a Black dancer, teacher, and choreographer of modern dance. One of six children, she was born Willa Jo Zollar in Kansas City, Missouri, to parents Alfred Zollar Jr. and Dorothy Delores Zollar. From age seven to seventeen, Zollar received her dance education […]

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Wed, 01.02.2023

My Desire for More Black Women And Girls, Mary K. Boyd

Mary K. Boyd is an administrator, community activist, and retired teacher. In this segment, she shares essential traditions for her gender to not forget.

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Sat, 28.01.2023

The Choctaw Community in America, a story

*The Choctaw Community in America is affirmed on this date in 1645.  The Choctaw are a Native American people initially based in the Southeastern Woodlands of the states of Alabama and Mississippi. Their Choctaw language is a Western Muskogean language. White French Europeans first noted the Choctaws in written records of 1675. The Choctaw merged […]

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Sun, 15.01.2023

Three Words That Describe Me, and a Childhood Memory, T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo is an actor, dancer, singer, and theater/Arts educator In this segment, he shares three words of self-description, and a childhood memory.

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Tue, 03.01.2023

AAREG Testimony 2023, Dennis Ogelsby

Dennis Ogelsby is a pastor, author, and community activist. In this segment, he speaks on behalf of supporting African American Registry.

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Wed, 14.12.2022

The Coloured Communities of Southern Africa, a story

*The Coloured communities of Southern Africa are celebrated on this date in 1950. Coloured refers to members of multiracial ethnic communities in Southern Africa who may have indigenous ancestry from more than one of the various populations inhabiting the region, including African, European, and Asian. South Africa’s Coloured people have some of the most diverse genetic backgrounds. […]

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Thu, 01.12.2022

Treasured Moments as a Museum Curator, Pearl McClintock

Pearl McClintock is a museum curator and library archives collections associate. In this segment, they share two treasured recent artifacts and manuscript experiences.

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Mon, 28.11.2022

The Afro Suriname Community, a story

*The Afro Surinamese people celebrated this date in 1500. They are the inhabitants of Suriname of Sub-Saharan African ancestry. They are descended from enslaved Africans brought to work on sugar plantations through the middle passage. Origins Most enslaved people imported to Suriname came from West Central Africa. The total number of enslaved people was estimated at 220,000. […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don't fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be... HOMAGE TO MY HIPS by Lucille Clifton
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