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Blog Archive

Sun, 19.05.2024

The U Street Corridor (Washington D.C.)

*The U Street Corridor is affirmed on this date in 1862. Sometimes called the Greater U Street or Cardozo/Shaw, it is a neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. Centered along U Street, one of Washington’s most popular nightlife and entertainment districts.  It once was one of the country’s most significant African American heritage districts. U Street is […]

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Tue, 16.04.2024

Walter Goodwin Jr., Growing up as both African and Indigenous American

Walter Goodwin Jr. is a college advisor. In this segment, he shares his experiences growing up as an African and Indigenous Native American.

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Wed, 10.04.2024

Black History and Easter Sunday, a story

*Black history and Easter Sunday are affirmed on this date in 0189 AD.  The Easter holiday is a special time for Christians globally, but for Black people, it’s also a time with deep connections to Black history. Here are a few interesting facts about these connections. Easter’s Origins: While Easter is a mashup of Jewish and […]

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Wed, 10.04.2024

Roman Africans, a story

*Roman Africans are affirmed on this date in 800 BCE. The Roman Africans or African Romans were the ancient populations of Roman North Africa that had a Romanized culture, some of whom spoke a variety of Latin. They existed from the Roman conquest until their language gradually faded after the Arab conquest of North Africa […]

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Mon, 01.04.2024

Black Love, Black Critique, Dr. Cheryl Chatman

Dr. Cheryl Chatman is an educator, administrator (Dean), and community activist. In this segment, she shares her personal and professional views of love for the African American community and what she would like to see more from the African American community.

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Mon, 18.12.2023

A Childhood Memory, Clementine Pigford

Clementine Pigford was an author, historian, educator, and journalist. In this segment, she shared memories of rural Alabama as a child.

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Sat, 16.12.2023

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Opens

*The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is celebrated on this date in 1965. It is also called ‘The Wright,’ a Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan. Charles H. Wright, a Detroit-based obstetrician and gynecologist, felt inspired to create a repository for African American history after he visited a memorial to […]

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Mon, 16.10.2023

African and African American Similarities and Differences, Kwame McDonald

Kwame McDonald was an author, activist, and newspaper reporter. In this segment, he shares his narrative of being African American and comments on African immigrants in America.

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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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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

When Willie Mae went down to the barber shop to visit her boyfriend who cut hair there I went with her. Walking beside her on the street the men said... CHOOSING THE BLUES (for S. Brandi Barnes) by Angela Jackson.
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