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Blog Archive

Sun, 01.10.2023

Treasured Research Career Moments, Pashington Obeng

Pashington Obeng is a Ghanaian professor, author, and academic. In this segment, he shares two treasured career moments in his lifelong passion for research.

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Tue, 05.09.2023

The Quinette Cemetery is Founded

*Quinette Cemetery is celebrated on this date in 1866. This African American burial ground is a historic landmark in Kirkwood, Missouri. The Quinette Cemetery was originally established and associated with the Olive Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Kirkwood. In 2002, the cemetery was deeded to the city of Kirkwood. The cemetery is roughly 2.7 […]

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Thu, 24.08.2023

Ghanian Love, Ghanian Critique, Ramzy Okyere

Ramzy Okyere is an African businessman and community advocate. In this segment, he shares his views on the Ghanaian community.

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Fri, 18.08.2023

Marguerite DeMond, Archivist born.

*Marguerite DeMond was born on this date in 1907. She was a Black archivist and curator. Born in Buxton, Iowa, her father was Abraham Lincoln DeMond, and her mother was Lula Irene Watkins. She lived in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, in 1910 and Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, in 1920.  Marguerite Lula DeMond attended Avery Normal Institute. She also […]

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Thu, 10.08.2023

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center Opens

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center is a museum celebrated on this date in 1987. The concept of a national museum dedicated to African American history and culture can be traced back to the second decade of the 20th century. In 1915, black veterans of the Union Army met in Washington, D.C., for a […]

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Wed, 26.07.2023

Three Words, A Childhood Memory, Carlyle Brown

Carlyle Brown is a playwright, author, and artistic director. In this segment, he shares three words that describe him and a childhood memory.

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Thu, 01.06.2023

The Underground Railroad in America, Dr. Charles Blockson

Dr. Charles Blockson is a historian, author, and collector of African American content. In this segment, he shares some historical components that created the Underground Railroad in America.

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Sat, 15.04.2023

Finding My African Roots, Verlena Matey KeKe

Verlena Matey Keke is a city administrator and community activist. In this segment, she shares how she and her sister traced their heritage back to Africa.

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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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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

rhythm and blues ain't what it used to be blues done got Americanize tellin' me that I should stay in school get off the streets and keep the summer... THE BLUES TODAY by Mae Jackson.
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