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Wed, 02.06.2021

The Afro Swedish Community, a story

*The Afro Swedish community is celebrated on this date, in 1750, National Day in Sweden. African Suedes include naturalized citizens and residents of Sweden who were born in Africa. As of 2018, 219,914 people in Sweden were born in Africa. African immigrants have been living in Sweden since the 17th century but in very few […]

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Tue, 01.06.2021

The Gullah Community in the United States of America, a story

*The Gullah community is celebrated on this date in 1526. They are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of the U.S. states of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, in both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. They developed a creole language, also called Gullah, and a culture with some African influence. Historically, the […]

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Tue, 01.06.2021

The Gullah/Geechee Corridor Act is Passed

*On this date in 2005, the Gullah/Geechee Corridor Act was signed into law. The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act – Establishes the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor (Heritage Corridor) to: (1) recognize the important contributions made to American culture and history by African Americans known as the Gullah/Geechee who settled in the coastal counties of South Carolina, […]

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Sat, 29.05.2021

The Herero African Community, a story

*The Herero community is celebrated on this date in 1200. Also known as Ovaherero, are a Bantu ethnic group inhabiting parts of Southern Africa. There were an estimated 250,000 Herero people in Namibia in 2013. They speak Otjiherero, a Bantu language. Though the Herero primarily reside in Namibia, there are also significant populations in Botswana and Angola. In Botswana, […]

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Mon, 24.05.2021

The Akan African Community, a story

*The Akan community is celebrated on this date in c 1200. They are a meta-ethnicity residing in the southern regions of the former Gold Coast region in present-day Ghana. The Akans, who historically migrated from Ghana, also make up a majority of the population in the Ivory Coast. The Akan language (also known as Twi/Fante) is a […]

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Sat, 22.05.2021

The Accompong Community, a brief story

*The Accompong community is celebrated on this date in 1739. They are a historical Maroon village located in the hills of St. Elizabeth Parish on the island of Jamaica. It is located in Cockpit Country, where Jamaican Maroons and indigenous Taíno established a fortified stronghold in the hilly terrain in the 17th century. They defended it and maintained independence from […]

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Sat, 22.05.2021

The Afro Caribbean Community, a story

*The Afro Caribbean community is celebrated on this date in 1492. African Caribbean people are Caribbean people who trace their full or partial ancestry to Africa. During the post-Columbian era, the archipelagos and islands of the Caribbean were the first sites of Middle Passage dispersal in the western Atlantic. Specifically, in 1492, Pedro Alonso Niño, an African […]

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Wed, 19.05.2021

The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, a brief story

*The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana is celebrated on this date in 1686. They are a Native American culture closely aligned with African America. The Koasati (Coushatta) people are a federally recognized tribe that lives near Elton, Louisiana, in Allen Parish. The tribe has retained its Koasati language (all of its members speak it), which is […]

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Sun, 16.05.2021

The Mali Empire, a story

*The Mali Empire is celebrated on this date in 1235. Historically referred to as the Manden Kurufaba, it was an empire in West Africa from c. 1235 to 1670. The empire was founded by Sundiata Keita and became renowned for the wealth of its rulers, especially Mansa Musa (Musa Keita). The Manding languages were spoken in the […]

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Sat, 15.05.2021

The Ghana Empire, a story

*The Ghana Empire is celebrated on this date in 830. Known as Wagadou (Ghana being the title of its ruler) Empire, it was a West African kingdom located in the area of present-day southeastern Mauritania and western Mali. The origins of the Ghana Empire have been disputed between ethnohistoric accounts and archaeological interpretations. The earliest discussions of its origins are […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

There is music in me, the music of a peasant people. I wander through the levee, picking my banjo and singing my songs of the cabin and the field. At last... THE BANJO PLAYER by Fenton Johnson.
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