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Fri, 27.11.2020

The origins of the Hallie Q. Brown Ctr., Jonathan Palmer

Administrator, Jonathan Palmer shares the story of St. Paul’s Hallie Q. Brown Ctr.

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Thu, 26.11.2020

The Canboulay Festival, a brief story

*On this date in 1838, the Canboulay Festival is affirmed.  This is a precursor to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival. The festival is also where calypso music has its roots. It was originally a harvest festival, at which drums, singing, dancing and chanting were an integral part.  After Emancipation (1834), it developed into an outlet and […]

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Mon, 16.11.2020

The Hebrew Tribe of Dan, a brief story

*On this date in 1977, the Hebrew tribe of Dan is briefly described.  Though the community has existed since 1000 BCE, we chose this date because it was the date Israel formally acknowledged the tribe of Dan as Jewish.  According to the Torah (Hebrew Bible), the Tribe of Dan, also sometimes spelled as “Dann”, was […]

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Mon, 16.11.2020

African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawai’i founded

*The African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawai’i (AADCCH) was founded on this date in 1997.  AADCCH is a museum repository of over 200 years of African descent history in Hawaii.  The earliest settlers arrived in the Hawaiian Islands around 1769.  Their purpose is to share the collections by displaying and exhibiting artifacts, photographs, oral history to […]

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Fri, 13.11.2020

My Desire for more Black Women and Girls

Racial Justice advocate April Baskins, shares her desires for Black women and girls

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Thu, 12.11.2020

LongTown, Ohio founded

*On this date in 1818, we celebrate the founding of Longtown (Greenville settlement), Ohio. The James and Sophia Clemens Farmstead is one of the oldest and last remaining agricultural resources in one of Ohio’s earliest Black settlements, Longtown (Greenville settlement). This farmstead was the home of James and Sophia Clemens, the founders of the settlement. […]

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Sun, 08.11.2020

Cherokee Nation rejects tribal citizenship to their former Black slaves

*On this date in 2007 Cherokee Nation members voted to revoke the tribal citizenship of African descendants the Cherokee once owned as slaves.  At the time of that ruling, it affected an estimated 2,800 Blacks.  With all 32 precincts reporting, 76.6 percent had voted in favor of an amendment to the tribal constitution that would […]

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Mon, 02.11.2020

The Columbian Harmony Cemetery opens

*On this date in 1859 celebrates the Columbian Harmony Cemetery.  This was an African American cemetery.   Constructed as the successor to the smaller Harmoneon Cemetery that formerly existed at 9th Street NE and Rhode Island Avenue NE in Washington, D.C.  in downtown Washington.  In its beginning, the Columbian Harmony Society was a mutual aid […]

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Thu, 29.10.2020

The Americo-Liberian Community, a brief story

*Americo-Liberian community is affirmed on this date in 1820.  Called Congo people or Congau people in Liberian English are a Liberian ethnic group of African American, Afro Caribbean and Liberated African descent. This date was chosen as its alignment with the Mayflower of Liberia voyage to Liberia from the united states.  The sister ethnic group of Americo-Liberians are the Sierra Leone Creole people, who share similar ancestry […]

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Thu, 29.10.2020

The African American Museum & Library of Oakland opens

*This date in 1946, celebrates the opening of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO). Located on 14th Street in Downtown Oakland, this is a museum and non-circulating library dedicated to preserving African American history, experiences and culture. It contains an extensive archival collection of such artifacts as diaries, correspondence, photos, and periodicals.  […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Popsicle Cold Now that the story has moved out of the headlines the widow of the dead black hero stands alone at the public market purchasing polluted pork with government... POPSICLE COLD and CLAIRVOYANCE by Norman Jordan.
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