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Sun, 04.04.2021

The Arawak Community, a brief story

*The Arawak community is celebrated on this date in 1500. They are a non-white community of indigenous peoples of South America and the Caribbean. Specifically, the term “Arawak” has been applied at various times to the Lokono of South America and the Taíno, who historically lived in the Greater Antilles and the northern Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. […]

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Sun, 04.04.2021

The Kalinago Community, a brief story

*The Kalinago community is celebrated on this date in 1500. Also known as the Island Caribs or simply Caribs, are indigenous people of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. They may have been related to the Mainland Caribs (Kalina) of South America, but they spoke an unrelated language known as Island Carib. They also spoke a […]

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Sun, 28.03.2021

The Bronzeville Neighborhood, a story

*On this date 1920, the Bronzeville neighborhood is celebrated.  Located in Chicago, Illinois, Bronzeville is the area comprising the Douglas, Grand Boulevard, and Oakland communities on the South Side of the city.   In the early 20th century, Bronzeville was known as the “Black Metropolis”, one of the nation’s most significant concentrations of Black businesses. […]

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Sun, 28.03.2021

The first NAACP Image Awards Show

*On this date in 1967, the NAACP Image Awards were first presented.  The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the U.S.-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding performances in film, television, music, and literature. Similar to other awards, like the Oscars and the Grammy’s, the […]

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Sat, 20.03.2021

America’s Native & African objectification explained, Kristopher Miner

Kristopher Miner, is a Playwright, Organization Development Specialist and activist. He explains the challenge non whites have in communicating the importance of culture to the white community

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Sat, 13.03.2021

Angola, Florida founded

*Angola, Florida is celebrated on this date c1812.  This was a Black community of up to 750 maroons that existed in Florida from 1812 until Florida became a U.S. territory in 1821, at which point it was destroyed. The location was along the Manatee River in Bradenton, Florida, near Manatee Mineral Springs Park.  The exact […]

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Wed, 10.03.2021

Stepping or Step Dancing, a brief story

*Stepping is celebrated on this date in 1739.  Also called Step Dancing it is a percussive dance in which the participant’s body is used to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand-claps.    Black Africans brought their dances to North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean as […]

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Tue, 09.03.2021

The Moors community, a brief story

*The Moors community is celebrated on this date c 200.  They were Black Muslims of Northwest African and the Iberian Peninsula during the medieval era.  This included present day Spain and Portugal as well as the Maghreb and western Africa, whose culture is often called Moorish.  The term Moor is a term first used by […]

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Tue, 16.02.2021

The Berber Community, a brief story

*The Berber community is celebrated on this date c 100.  Berbers are an ethnic group native to North Africa and West Africa, specifically Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, northern Mali, northern Niger, and the Canary Islands. Smaller Berber populations are also found in Burkina Faso and Egypt’s Siwa Oasis. Historically, Berber nations spoke the Berber […]

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Tue, 09.02.2021

Afro Mexicans, a brief story

*Afro Mexicans are celebrated on this date in c 1500.  Also known as Black Mexicans they are Mexicans who have a predominant heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa.   As a single community, Afro Mexicans includes individuals descended from Black slaves brought to Mexico during the Middle Passage era in the transatlantic African slave trade, as well […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

North of Dark North of Shango In kangaroo jungle of West Lost Dressed in hide of fox Dressed at last to kill Thirteen grains of sand Seven memories ... MEDICINE MAN by Calvin Hernton.
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