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Black Theater

Negro Ensemble Company Prior to the 1960s, there were virtually no outlets for the wealth of black theatrical talent in America. Playwrights writing realistically about the black experience could not get their work produced, and even the most successful performers, such as Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly McQueen, were confined to playing roles as servants. It was disenfranchised artists such as ... Read More »

101 Little Known Black History Facts

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Black History Facts You Might Not Know As we continue in our celebration of Black History Month, I wanted to share my list of ‘101 Little Known Black History Facts’ with you. The history of Black people is intertwined into the fabric of these United States and the world. Our indelible imprint on the times and events spanning from 1619 ... Read More »

Black History Month Has To Go

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PEOPLE THINK WE DON’T NEED TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH I say take a look at the images in this collage, internalize them, let these images of our youth Ooze into the essence of your Inner Soul and then ask yourself, HAVE I LOST MY F””KIN MIND!” Yes, I agree BHM should be taught 365days out of the year. You ... Read More »

Why We Study Black History

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Reasons To Study Black History We Need To Study Black History More Now Than Ever! As the present generation (X, Y, Next Gen) seems to drift farther and farther from the historical accomplishments of the Civil Rights era, our consciousness as Black people, on a whole seems to have diminished with regard to facts about our history. We can blame ... Read More »

Seminoles Native Americans

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Seminoles & Blacks United in Common Struggle In this article, we explore the shared struggle of African American and Seminole Native Americans in the United States. Throughout their shared history, African American and Seminole Indian Tribes have risen up together to fight against oppression. At times, the two communities came together in solidarity but kept themselves separate. At other times, ... Read More »

February: Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month, the brainchild of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second African American to graduate from Harvard University with a Ph.D. (1912), has become fully ensconced in American culture. Begun in 1926 as Negro History Week and expanded to Black History Month in 1976, Black History Month celebrates the contributions and legacy of Africans in America beyond the superficial, ... Read More »

Vodoun Priestess|Mary Ellen Pleasant


The Mother of Civil Rights In California I consider myself astute and well versed in the study of Afro-American history, we have all heard of Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, and Frederick Douglas. We have learned about their amazing feats and their heroic efforts in the era of the Abolitionist Movement and the Underground Railroad. Here is the ... Read More »

Kwanzaa|Kwanzaa Yenu Iwe Na Heri

Kwanzaa  – First Fruits Celebration Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza) is a week-long Pan-African festival primarily honoring African-American heritage.] It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year, almost exclusively in the United States of America. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift-giving. It ... Read More »

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