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Fri, 20.09.2019

União dos Palmares founded

*The city of União dos Palmares was founded on this date in 1831.   Located in the Brazilian state of Alagoas, this city has a historic importance to African Brazilians. On a nearby hill was a mocambo or, in more recent terms, a Quilombo. These were centers of African slaves fleeing and resisting slavery. Known as the Quilombo dos Palmares this was the largest and most organized of the many […]

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Mon, 22.07.2019

Ethiopian Jewish Status in Israel, Capers Funnye

Rabbi Capers Funnye shares his views on the status of Ethiopian Jews in the Israeli community

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Fri, 12.07.2019

African and Native Intersectionality in the United States of America, Joseph Flores

Joseph Flores, Apache educator (retired) professor and counselor offers some historic points of intersectionality between African Americans and Native Americans

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Mon, 13.05.2019

Afro-Columbians, a brief history

*This date in 1810, celebrates Colombia’s Independence from Spain. This article affirms the history, culture and heritage of Afro-Colombians the countries citizens of African descent. Colombia is considered to have the fourth largest Black African population in the western hemisphere, after Brazil, Haiti and the United States.  The Colombian Declaration of Independence refers to the episode in Santa Fe de Bogota, in the Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of New Granada. That day resulted in […]

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Mon, 29.04.2019

Dr. Charles Drews’ letter, The Negro Physician In The Present War Effort (read by) Sylvia Drew-Ivie

Sylvia Drew-Ivie, activist, lawyer and mental health expert, shares her fathers legacy as a champion for African America. She reads his April 1943 letter, The Negro Physician in the present war effort

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Fri, 19.04.2019

The Siddi people of India and Pakistan

*On this date in 1947, India held its first election after their independence from Britain.  African American Registry is using this month and date from 628 AD to affirm the Siddi people.  They are an African ethnic group of India and Pakistan who are descended from the Bantu peoples of the East African region.  The first Siddis arrived in India in the 7thCentury at the Bharuch port. Several others followed with […]

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Wed, 12.12.2018

The Importance of Knowing Your Heritage, Claytee White

Educator and historian, Claytee White shares her viewpoints on the importance of more African Americans knowing more about their own heritage

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Wed, 21.11.2018

Thanksgiving and African American history, a brief article

*Thanksgiving, 1777 and African American history is briefly address on this date. That year, the turning point of America’s Revolutionary War occurred with victory over the British at Saratoga.  In response the Continental Congress then delivered a decree for the 13 colonies to give thanks.  Black slaves also took part in the celebration throughout the […]

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Fri, 13.07.2018

Admiration (my grandmother), Carlyle Brown

Playwrite, Author, and Artistic Director Carlyle Brown shares a personal example of generational intersectionality and why he admires his grandmother

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Tue, 19.06.2018

21 Centruy Challenge To The Black Family, Charles Blockson

Charles Blockson, historian, eudcator and collector shares what the current American Black Family could add to one another

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

What happens when an old black man, Toothless and raggedy, Walks into a bank, catches Some young, white, middle-manager's ear With a slurred tale of coins Hoarded from his wife and kids (Who would only... THRIFT by Cornelius Eady
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