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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 affirmsthe 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 the […]

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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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Fri, 11.05.2018

Dinkinesh discovered

*On this date in 1974, Australopithecus afarensis or AL 288-1, was discovered in Ethiopia.  This was several hundred pieces of bone fossils representing 40 percent of the skeleton of a female of the hominin species. In Ethiopia, the assembly is known as Dinkinesh, which means “you are marvelous” in the Amharic language.  In western language the discovery is known as […]

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Thu, 26.04.2018

Legacy Museum from Enslavement to Incarceration opens

*On this date in 2018, the Legacy Museum from Enslavement to Incarceration opened.  The Museum is an African American history museum that covers broad themes from slavery to present-day police violence. Housed in a building which was once home to slaves, the museum is hosts hundreds of exhibits dedicated to the domestic slave trade practiced in the country. Visitors to the museum can browse through historical […]

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Wed, 11.04.2018

What Should African Americans Know More About Native Americans, Walter Goodwin Jr.

College advisor Walter Goodwin Jr. shares his views on a disconnect in the African and Native American community

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don't fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be... HOMAGE TO MY HIPS by Lucille Clifton
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