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Wed, 10.04.2024

Queen Amanirenas, Military Leader born.

*On this date in 57 BCE, we affirm the birth of Queen Amanirenas.  She was a queen and military leader of the Kingdom of Kush from the end of the 1st Century BCE to the beginning of the 1st Century C.E. Biography Queen Amanirenas was born in Kush in present-day Sudan. This affluent city was the […]

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Sat, 30.03.2024

The Black Guard of Morocco, a story

*The Black Guard is affirmed on this date in 1699. They were the corps of Black African slaves and slave soldiers assembled by the ‘Alawi sultan of Morocco, Isma’il ibn Sharif. Isma’il ruled for 55 years between 1672 and 1727, one of the longest reigns in Moroccan history. He distinguished himself as a ruler who wished […]

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Sat, 30.03.2024

The Haitian Indemnity Ocurrs

*On this date in 1825, Haiti signed the Ordinance of King Charles X. Often called the Haiti Indemnity, this was a controversial agreement between Haiti and France where France demanded an indemnity of 150 million francs from Haiti in claims over property, including Haitian slaves. 1791, France lost colonial control of the island through the […]

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Sat, 16.03.2024

Corrigan v. Buckley is decided

*On this date in 1926, Corrigan v. Buckley, 271 U.S. 323 (1926), was decided. This U.S. Supreme Court case ruled that the racially restrictive covenant of multiple residents on S Street N.W., between 18th Street and New Hampshire Avenue, in Washington, DC, was a legally binding document that made selling a house to a Black […]

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Sun, 10.03.2024

Hamid Awate, Military Commander born.

*Hamid Awate was born on this date in 1910. He was a Black Eritrean guerrilla commander. Idris Hamid Awate was born in Gerset, in southwestern Italian Eritrea. His father, a peasant, trained him as early as childhood in the use of guns. Hamid was of Tigre and Nara descent. In 1935, Hamid was drafted and […]

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Sun, 10.03.2024

Eritrea Gaines Independence

*On this date in 1961, Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia. Eritrea is in East Africa. It is bordered to the northeast and east by the Red Sea, Sudan to the west, Ethiopia to the south, and Djibouti to the southeast. Eritrea lies between latitudes 12° and 18°N and longitudes 36° and 44°E. A branch of the […]

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Sun, 07.01.2024

Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, Politician born.

*Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi was born on this date in 1928. He was a Black South African politician and Zulu prince. Prince Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi was born at Ceza Swedish Missionary Hospital in Mahlabathini in southeastern Natal, South Africa. His mother was Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu, the daughter of former Zulu King Dinuzulu and sister of the incumbent King Solomon […]

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Sun, 07.01.2024

The Inkatha Freedom Party is formed.

*The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) was founded on this date in 1975. IFP is a right-wing political party in South Africa. The dawn of apartheid in the 1940s marked major changes for all Black South Africans. In 1953, the South African Government introduced the homelands. During the 1960s, the Government’s objective was to form a tribal authority and […]

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Wed, 27.12.2023

Louis de St. Denis, Soldier and Slave Owner born.

*Louis de St. Denis was born on this date in 1676. He was a white-French Canadian soldier, slave owner, and explorer. Louis Antoine Juchereau de St. Denis was born in Beauport, New France (Quebec), the eleventh of the twelve children. His father was Nicolas Juchereau, Seigneur du Chesnay. His mother, Marie Thérèse Giffard de Beauport. […]

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Wed, 27.12.2023

Bertie Bowman, Public Policy Administrator born.

*Bertie Bowman was born on this date in 1931. He was a Black federal congressional staffer. Herbert ‘Bertie’ Bowman was born to sharecroppers Mary Ragin and Robert Bowman in Summerton, South Carolina. His mother died, and his father soon remarried. Bowman had twelve siblings in a house with no plumbing. Career After meeting with U.S. […]

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Among the Shona a family's success is weighed by their children's happiness and the... SHONA by JohnnieRenee Nia Nelson
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