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5 Ways African-Americans Can Connect with Nature

— ADVERTISEMENT — With international global earth day fast approaching, it is only natural to talk about our environment and how to connect more with the outdoors. Many African-Americans shy away from outdoor activities for various reasons. The sad reality is in part that we have abandoned our responsibilities to the environment and in return, …

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Meet Zumbi dos Palmares, Brazil’s Greatest Warrior Who Lead a Massive Slave Revolt in the 1600s

Meet Zumbi dos Palmares, Brazil’s Greatest Warrior Who Lead a Massive Slave Revolt in the 1600s   Today Zumbi dos Palmares is considered to be the greatest warrior figure of Brazil for leading a massive slave revolt during the 1600s. In fact, Zumbi dos Palmares is the reason that Brazil has celebrated Black Conscious Day, …

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From Son of Slaves to the Father of Black Nationalism: Do You Know Martin Delany?

Martin Delany was a Civil Rights activist, author, editor, and doctor who came into this world on May 6, 1812. Born in Charles Town, West Virginia, as the son of slaves, his grandfather on his father’s side was a village chieftain while his grandfather on his mother’s side was known as a Mandingo prince. Delany’s …

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The Olmecs: Proof Black People Were In The Americas LONG Before Columbus and Slavery

The Olmecs are the first known civilization of Mesoamerica, which includes present-day Mexico, northern Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, and Guatemala. They prospered in the Pre-Classical period, which was from c. 1200 B.C.E – 400 B.C.E. This means, the Olmecs established civilizations before the Aztecs and Mayas. In fact, the Olmec culture influenced …

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Despite the KKK and Racism, Matthew Henson Was the First Person to Reach the North Pole

Pioneer African American explorer Matthew Henson joined Robert Peary on several voyages around the Arctic with one of their destinations to be reaching the North Pole. Henson came into this world on August 8, 1866, in Nanjemoy, Maryland. His parents worked as sharecroppers, but because the Ku Klux Klan terrorized them, the family moved to …

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Why You Never Heard of Noble Drew Ali and His Push to Instil Pride in the Africans in America and Beyond?

Noble Drew Ali, born as Timothy Drew, came into this world on January 8, 1886, in the state of North Carolina. Many of his followers believe that he was the orphaned son of two ex-slaves who was raised by the Cherokee. However, others feel that his father was a man by the name of John …

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They Now Own the Land Their Ancestors Picked Cotton On And Hosting Family Gatherings

Black history is full of amazing and inspiring stories and this one is no different. During the 1950s and 1960s, Dorothy (Giles) Ngongang picked cotton with her family as sharecroppers on a South Carolina farm. Her parents and nine siblings lived in a two-bedroom hut on the land. They slept on sacks of flour. When …

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The Haitian Revolution Victory Sparked the Fall of Slavery and Must Be Acknowledged, Shared, and Celebrated!

The Haitian Revolution started in 1791 and continued until 1804. Today, the revolution is considered to be the Western Hemisphere’s most successful slave rebellion. During the 1700s, Haiti was known as Saint Domingue. Part of France, the area became the country’s wealthiest colony because of the crops produced. These crops included indigo, cotton, coffee, and …

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Circulating Money In Our Community Makes Millionaires, Black Wall Street Is The Blueprint, But Draws Enemies

Black Wall Street was located in Greenwood, Oklahoma, which is a suburb of Tulsa. During the 1900s, the location was known as one of the most concentrated black businesses in the United States. African Americans started to move towards the area in the late 1800s due to the amount of land available. However, they didn’t …

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