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Blog Archive

Thu, 23.09.2021

Andy Palacio, Musician born

*Andy Palacio was born on this date in 1960. He was a Black Belizean Punta musician, teacher, and government official. He was also a leading activist for the Garifuna people and their culture. Andy Vivian Palacio was born and raised in the coastal village of Barranco. He worked briefly as a high school social studies […]

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Thu, 23.09.2021

The Garifuna Community, a story

*The Garifuna people are celebrated on this date in 1700. They are African and indigenous people who originally lived on the Caribbean Island of Saint Vincent and speak Garifuna, an Arawakan language. The Garifuna are the descendants of indigenous Arawak, Kalinago (Island Carib), and Afro-Caribbean people. The founding population of the Central American diaspora, estimated at 2,500 to […]

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Fri, 17.09.2021

My Family History in America, David Mura

David Mura is an author, literary critic, poet, and educator. In this segment he briefly shares part of his family history in America.

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Tue, 07.09.2021

Black History, and the Shinnecock Indian Nation, a story

*Black History and the Shinnecock Indian Nation are celebrated on this date in 1600.  The Shinnecock is a federally recognized tribe of historically Algonquian-speaking Native Americans based at the eastern end of Long Island, New York. Despite having documented history since the 1700s, their roots going even further back. Since the mid-19th century, the tribe’s […]

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Sat, 31.07.2021

The Blaxican Community, a story

*The Blaxican community is celebrated on this date in 1781. They are an African American and Mexican American community who identify as both. Often called Afro-Chicano or Black Chicana/o they embrace the Chicano identity, culture, and political consciousness.   Blaxican experiences gained public visibility in the late 20th century. Historically, scholars trace the origins of Black […]

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Sat, 24.07.2021

The National Memorial For Peace, and Justice Opens

*On this date in 2018, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opened.  This is a national memorial to commemorate the Black victims of lynching in the United States. It is intended to focus on and acknowledge past racial terrorism and advocate for social justice in America. Founded by the non-profit Equal Justice Initiative, it […]

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Mon, 19.07.2021

My Family History, Mahmoud El-Kati

Mahmoud El-Kati is a retired professor, author, historian, and lecturer. In this segment, he shares his family history.

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Fri, 16.07.2021

The Quarteron Community, a story

*The Quarteron community of the united states of America is addressed on this date in 1790. They are part of the racial and color caste classification in the western hemisphere.  This date was chosen because beginning on this date the first census in the United States took place. In the slave societies of the Americas, a quadroon […]

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Thu, 24.06.2021

The Jackson Ward District (Richmond, VA.), a story

*Jackson Ward is celebrated on this date in 1871. This is a historically Black district in Richmond, Virginia with a long tradition of Black businesses. It is located less than a mile from the Virginia State Capitol, sitting to the west of Court End and north of Broad Street. It was listed as a National […]

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Wed, 16.06.2021

Guadeloupe, Caribbean Island, a story

*Guadeloupe is celebrated on this date in 1493. This is an archipelago and overseas island group that was part of the Middle Passage. It was a region of colonial France in the Caribbean. It consists of six inhabited islands, Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the two inhabited Îles des Saintes—as well as many uninhabited islands […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The sale began-young girls were there, Defenseless in their wretchedness, Whose stifled sobs of deep despair Revealed their anguish and distress. And Mothers stood with streaming eyes, And saw their dearest children... THE SLAVE AUCTION by Frances E. W. Harper.
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