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Blog Archive

Fri, 06.12.2019

Nelson Mandela, Charmaine Jefferson

Charmaine Jefferson, attorney, retired ballerina and former director of the California African American Museum shares the meaning of her interaction with Nelson Mandela

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Wed, 20.11.2019

More Community Support of Black History Needed, Charles Blockson

Charles Blockson, historian, educator and collector shares a vision for greater community preservation of black history

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Sun, 27.10.2019

John Glover Jackson, Pan-Africanist born

*John Glover Jackson was born on this date in 1907. He was an African American Pan-Africanist historian, lecturer, teacher and writer.    Jackson was born in Aiken, South Carolina and raised Methodist.  At the age of 15 his family moved to Harlem, New York, where he enrolled in Stuyvesant High School. During this time, he became interested in African American history and culture […]

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Sun, 20.10.2019

Before Harlem or the Bronx, there was San Juan Hill

*On this date in 1880, San Juan Hill is celebrated on the Registry.  This was an African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Puerto Rican community in what is currently the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York City. It was one of the largest Black communities in New York City before World War I.  San Juan Hill was bound by 59th Street to the south, West End Avenue to the west, 65th […]

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Fri, 18.10.2019

ReCAST MPLS

African American Registry partnered with the City of Minneapolis Division of Race and Equity’s ReCast MPLS, 2019 program. This affirmed racial disparities with responses to questions, assessments, testimonies, ideas and plans to address healing, reparations and reconciliation in the city.

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Fri, 20.09.2019

União dos Palmares founded

*The city of União dos Palmares was founded on this date in 1831.   Located in the Brazilian state of Alagoas, this city has a historic importance to African Brazilians. On a nearby hill was a mocambo or, in more recent terms, a Quilombo. These were centers of African slaves fleeing and resisting slavery. Known as the Quilombo dos Palmares this was the largest and most organized of the many […]

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Mon, 22.07.2019

Ethiopian Jewish Status in Israel, Capers Funnye

Rabbi Capers Funnye shares his views on the status of Ethiopian Jews in the Israeli community

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Fri, 12.07.2019

African and Native Intersectionality in the United States of America, Joseph Flores

Joseph Flores, Apache educator (retired) professor and counselor offers some historic points of intersectionality between African Americans and Native Americans

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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 affirms the 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 […]

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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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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

and yeah, brothers, while white/America sings about the unsink able molly brown (who was hustling the titanic when it went down) I sing to thee of Shine the stoker who was... I SING OF SHINE by Etheridge Knight.
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