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Remembering Chokwe Lumumba

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Chokwe Lumumba The Honorable Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba, an unapologetic revolutionary “New Afrikan” (Black) nationalist, fighting for the human rights and dignity of Black folks in a place that has the reputation of being antithetical to that notion, is dead at age 66. Born, Edwin Findley Taliaferro on August 4, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan, Lumumba, the second of ... Read More »

Little Known African American History

Boley

All Black Town Boley, Oklahoma ) “Boley was once the crown jewel of all the black towns in Oklahoma,” historian Currie Ballard said recently, standing in the rain near a vacant downtown building. “Booker T. Washington came to Boley … twice and deemed it the finest black town in the world — and Booker T. Washington had literally been all ... Read More »

Slavery in America

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Ebony & Ivy Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities “Ebony & Ivy… delivers a groundbreaking and incendiary exploration of the intertwined histories of slavery, race, and higher education… Many of America’s revered colleges and universities… Harvard, Yale, and Princeton… were drenched in the sweat, the tears, and sometimes the blood of people of color… Money from the ... Read More »

Assata Shakur’s Open Letter

Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur’s Open Letter About Persecution My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living ... Read More »

College Education Equals Better Jobs Is A Myth

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COLLEGE EDUCATION  VS  JOB CREATION The Myth of Higher Education With the cost of a college education going through the roof, what would you tell your child to study so they can be sure of getting a good job when they graduate? If your child’s main goal is to get a job, I would suggest he rethink the whole idea ... Read More »

Women’s History Month Honoring Black Women In Science

Black Women In Science

Women’s History Month Honoring Black Women Inventors Have you ever wondered where the idea of curling or straightening hair through heat originated? Or, even who made it possible to see a caller’s identity before picking up a phone? Maybe you would like to know where holographic or some gaming imagery originated? Did you ever want to know just who was ... Read More »

History Of The Lawn Jockey

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Lawn Jockey History – 1776-1913 We get many questions regarding the origins and rich history of the great American Lawn Jockey statue. Many are surprised to learn that the Lawn Jockey is actually an evolution of 3 related statues and was used primarily as a horse hitching post in the 1800’s. The Lawn Jockey makes history come alive with legends ... Read More »

BRAIN TEASER 3

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BRAIN TEASER 3 IF YOU CAN FIGURE THIS ONE OUT YOUR GOOD. A person’s age is the amount of time since they were born.  So, all we have to do is put today’s date in one cell and the person’s date of birth in another cell, then take their date of birth away from today’s date  and you get their ... Read More »

TRIVA TEST 2

Brain Teaser 2  “The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who ... Read More »

Dorie Miller Hero of Pearl Harbor WWII

Petty Officer Doris Miller, USN Doris Miller, known as “Dorie” to shipmates and friends, was born in Waco, Texas, on 12 October 1919, to Henrietta and Conery Miller. He had three brothers, one of which served in the Army during World War II. While attending Moore High School in Waco, he was a fullback on the football team. He worked ... Read More »

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