The African diaspora expands across the globe covering all habitable lands of this great planet we live upon. The continent of Central America is no exception; because of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade descendants of many of the African nations now occupy the lands of Central America. On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 2 […]
King JaJa of Opobo JaJa was born in 1821 in Igboland Nigeria, information suggests that his birth name is Mbanaso Okwaraozurumbaa, and at the age of twelve he was sold to the slave trader Chief Allison of the city of Bonny, Nigeria. Jaja’s name was changed from his birth name to Jubo Jubogha […]
Joseph Ward Look To Your Past Speech: In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saint Eugene Catholic Mission & Student Church invited me to speak about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the importance of us learning our history.
On the Shoulders of Giants African History Curriculum App Release On the Shoulders of Giants released our much anticipated African history Curriculum App on December 25th. Creator Joseph Ward held a live stream via YouTube/Google Hangouts to talk about the app and answer questions. *Android Users Only* To download the app visit http://ontheshoulders1.com/store/. […]
Edward Gay Robinson was born in Jackson, Louisiana in 1919 to a father who was a sharecropper and a mother who was a domestic worker. At the age of six Robinson’s family moved to Baton Rouge, where Robinson would be introduced to the game of football. He would become intrigued by the […]
June 11th, 2016 was my very first as a published author. From the first day I published my book I looked forward to many book signings, speaking engagements and securing my spot on various bestsellers lists. This day was one of my first milestones reached on my journey as an author. I am very happy […]
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X was born on May 19th, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska to parents Earl Little and Louise Norton. His parents were both members of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association, Earl Little was known as the outspoken Baptist Preacher who took a strong stance against racism. Because of his father’s stance […]
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Chuck Berry — The Creator of Rock & Roll On October 18th, 1926 Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Martha and Henry Berry. He was influenced by music at an early age playing in church and school. While attending Sumner High School he performed in the schools talent […]
Toni Cade Bambara Miltona Mirkin Cade was born March 25th, 1939 in New York City where she was raised by her mother in a single parent home. She was a student of the Harlem Renaissance and was encouraged by her mother to become a writer. She excelled in school, with the support of her […]