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Mon, 30.03.2020

Family History, Ava Langston Kenney

Environmental Administrator Ava L. Kenney shares parts of her family history

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Sat, 28.03.2020

The Yoruba People

*On this date from 1200 the Yoruba people are briefly affirmed.  They are an African ethnic group that lives in western Africa.   October 1st was chosen to coincide the article with Nigeria’s independence. Documented since 1200, the Yoruba are mainly Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and Benin. The Yoruba constitute about 44 million people in total. The vast majority of this population is from Nigeria, where the Yoruba make […]

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Sat, 21.03.2020

Pilaklikaha Florida, founded

*The Black Seminole town of Pilaklikaha, Florida is celebrated on this date in 1813.  Established about one mile east of Bushnell and two miles north of Tarrytown, Florida it was a needed refuge from white-American oppression against Africans and indigenous Native people.    Pilaklikaha means “many ponds” in the Mikasuki language and Pilaklikaha was the largest and […]

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Mon, 16.03.2020

Afro-Columbian Day is celebrated

*This date from 1851 is Afro-Colombian Day is celebrated.  Referred to in Columbia as Día de la Afrocolombianidad it is an annual celebration of the abolition of slavery in Colombia in 1851.   Afro-Colombian Day was first celebrated in 2001.  Afro-Colombian Day hopes to show their communities the importance of their Afro population and the effect they have on the history of Colombia.  Afro-Colombian Day celebrates the artistic, intellectual, […]

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Mon, 16.03.2020

AfricaTown, Alabama founded

*On this date in 1872, Africatown, Alabama was founded.  This is a historic African community located three miles north of downtown Mobile, Alabama. It was formed by a group of 32 West Africans, who in 1860 were included in the last known illegal shipment of African slaves to the United States. The Atlantic slave trade had been banned since 1808, but 110 enslaved […]

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Sun, 08.03.2020

Treasured career teaching moments, Dr. Rose Brewer

African and African American Studies professor, Dr. Rose Brewer shares a few treasured career teaching moments in her post secondary career thus far.

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Thu, 27.02.2020

Black Awareness Day in Brazil!

*On this date in 1960, Black Awareness Day is celebrated in Brazil.  Black Awareness Day or Black Consciousness Day (Portuguese: Dia da Consciência Negra) is observed annually as a day “to celebrate a regained awareness by the Brazil’s Black community about their great worth and contribution to the country”. Black Awareness Day has been celebrated since the 1960’s and has amplified its events in […]

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Thu, 27.02.2020

African Diaspora, a definition

*On this date from 900 AD, the African Diaspora is briefly defined.  The African Diaspora is of the worldwide demographic of communities descended from native sub-Saharan Africans or people from Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in the Americas. Historically, ethnographers, historians, politicians and writers have used the term particularly to refer to the “Middle Passage” descendants of the West and Central Africans.   These people were enslaved and shipped to the Americas […]

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Tue, 25.02.2020

Black History Month, a brief story

*This date from 1970 affirms Black History Month (BHM) in the United States.  Black History Month is an annual observance originating in America, where it is also known as African American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed unofficially in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It […]

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Sat, 22.02.2020

Africans and African Americans, Compare & Contrast, Mahmoud El-Kati

Historian and educator Mahmoud El-Kati shares some of his views on the intersectionality of African and African Americans

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

*A good man is hard to find; you always get the other kind. Just when you think that he is your pal You look for him fooling ‘round some other gal. Then... A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND by Alberta Hunter.
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