History

Carson Huey-You Is The Youngest Person Every To Receive A Master Degree

— PROMOTION — For decades, children have excelled in their classes so they could graduate early. Usually, you’ll hear of a 16-year-old graduating high school early. Sometimes you hear about a 20-year-old graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. Rarely, you’ll hear of a 17-year-old to graduate with a master’s degree, which means they already received their …

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These 18 Black Nurses fought the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and paved the way for Black women in nursing and better health in Black communities.

Black women have a long history of nursing their communities to health in the United States. In the late 1800- early 1900s Black communities fought against discrimination in healthcare by establishing Black hospitals and hospital-based training programs for nurses. In 1908 Black women nurses formed the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (NACGN) and a …

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Almost Homeless, Laid Off, Divorcing, $32 in the Bank, NOW Gwen Has Opened a 4,000 Sq Ft Manufacturing Facility For Her Haircare Empire

Gwen Jimmere had just $32 in the bank! What would you do in that situation? You’d laugh if we suggested you start a business but that is what Gwen did and it was the best decision of her life. Gwen had been laid off from her corporate gig, she was going through a grueling divorce …

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Nkosi Johnson died at 12 from HIV but in his short life he campaigned tirelessly for equal rights for children with Aids

Today Google’s Doodle honored a hero many in the USA have never heard of. South African activist Nkosi Johnson was the longest-surviving child born with HIV when he passed away at age 12 in 2001. Nkosi was born to Nonthlanthla Daphne Nkosi in a village near Dannhauser in 1989. He never knew his father. Nkosi …

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Uncle Tom was a man who refused to beat black women….

We need to question the things we take as fact, this is an ongoing process. Today, on our Raising Proud Black Children Facebook group, a member shared something that is important for us all to know. It concerned Uncle Tom! Uncle Tom was originally a character from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. …

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MLK Day wasn’t officially observed in all 50 states until the year 2000!

It’s Martin Luther King Day today, the official holiday put in place to recognize the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As Wikipedia says Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther …

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A Black woman delivered the articles of impeachment for a White Supremacist President on Martin Luther King’s real birthday

Whatever happens in the coming months / years, let’s not forget this little moment of History that was shared by @iDaywa. “A Black woman delivered the articles of impeachment for a White Supremacist President on Martin Luther King’s real birthday” Oh and by the way… Her name is Cheryl Johnson, she’s the clerk of the …

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Was Everything We Know About Greek Philosophy Was Stolen From Egypt?

The Greeks didn’t just stumble upon enlightenment yet it seems much of our education stops blank at their findings as the gateway to the modern world. However we know that reality is never really as simple as that and recently an article from TruDreadz.com reminded us of this and delved into some of the thoughts …

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54 volume encyclopedia of African culture being written by Ghanaian writer and art historian, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim

This is an amazing story, we just had to share! Ghanaian writer and art historian, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is writing a huge 54 volume encyclopedia of African culture! Read an excerpt below from Okay Africa. Ghanaian writer and art historian, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, was a PhD student back in 2009,  when she first conceived the idea of creating …

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Black History is British History! Here are some British Hidden History Figures

The British education system conveniently leaves out a lot of its cruelest history and in my personal experience shys away from including any positiv influence from Black people before the 60s. But for many reasons the cold isles of Britain have had Black people wevaed into their history for some time, for good and for …

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