Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa

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  Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa Miriam “Zenzi” Makeba was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1932 to parents Caswell and Christina makeba. During the time of her birth the country was facing an economic depression and apartheid. At the age of 18 days Miriam and her mother were imprisoned for illegally brewing beer; her […]

Aunt Clara Brown: Colorado Pioneer

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Clara Brown Clara Brown was born enslaved in 1800 in Virginia. One of her earliest childhood memories was being sold on an auction block.  Clara and her mother were sold to a tobacco plantation in Virginia. At the age of 18 she married a man named Richard and had four children. Clara’s family was sold […]

Lewis Latimer

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Lewis Latimer Lewis Latimer was born September 4th, 1848 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to runaway slaves. He served in the United States Navy for the Union and received an Honorable discharge on July 3rd, 1865. While working in Boston as an office boy for a Patent Law Firm, he taught himself mechanical drawing and mastered the […]

Race & Racism

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Race & Racism Featuring: Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Neely Fuller, Jr., Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary ‘Racism and white supremacy is the local and global power system and dynamic, structured and maintained by people who classify themselves as white—whether consciously or subconsciously determined, which consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol […]

Hypatia of Alexandria

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Hypatia of Alexandria Born in 370 AD as the daughter of Theon, a mathematician and Philosopher, Hypatia of Alexandria is the first woman in history to make a substantial contribution to mathematics. Throughout her childhood, Hypatia was taught mathematics by her father who worked at a distinguished museum used for higher education which also housed […]

Sister Souljah: White Racism & Black Progress

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  My definition of “good” is that you understand that this is a question of power, that you be willing to give up some power, that you be willing to give up some resources, that you be willing to pay black people reparations for our years and years of service in this country, that you […]

Dr. Claude Anderson: Black Economics and Reparations

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Dr. Claude Anderson: Black Economics and Reparations “Elements of Functional Communities: First, they should have an independent economy that is wholly owned by residents of the community and provides consumer products, services, businesses and employment opportunities. Second, they should have an active code of conduct and group accountability. Third, they should have a form of […]

Elijah McCoy and His Inventions

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Elijah McCoy Elijah McCoy was born to George and Emilia McCoy in Colchester, Ontario, Canada on May 2nd, 1844. The son of former slaves, he showed an interest in engineering at an early age, taking apart toys and other items, putting them back together, and studying them. His interest was recognized by his parents early, […]

Alesandro de Medici The Grand Duke of Florence

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Alessandro de Medici The Grand Duke of Florence Alessandro de Medici was born in Florence, Italy in 1510 to a mother who was a servant girl. His mother served the de Medici family, his father was said to be Pope Clement VII, the nephew of Lorenzo de Medici “The Magnificent.” Alessandro was nicknamed the “Moor” […]

Pre-order Your Copy of On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 1 North America

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On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 1 North America, is a book intended to bring awareness and give an alternative perspective of the history of Africans, African-Americans and Indigenous Americas in North America. I believe the media gives negative perspectives of the history of nonwhite people in North America. This book and the volumes to follow will bring light to the […]