Vel Philips

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    Vel Philips On February 18th, 1924, Velvalea Rodgers was born on the South Side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended North Davidson High School; she was an excellent student so she graduated earning a scholarship to attend Howard University. She would graduate from Howard University with a bachelor’s of arts degree in 1946. In […]

On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 2 Central America (Book Trailer)

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    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 […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 15th, 1929 Michael King, Jr. was born to parents Michael Sr. and Alberta King in Atlanta, Georgia. Around 1934 Michael King, Sr. changed his name to Martin Luther King, Sr. in honor of the German Martin Luther who championed the Protestant Reformation, soon after young Michael […]

Author Joseph Ward’s Interview on New World View 900AM WURD

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             Author Joseph Ward’s Interview on New World View 900AM WURD   Author Joseph Ward’s interview with Professor Carl Tone Jones and Mr. David Barnes on New World View broadcasting from 900 AM WURD. We discussed my book On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 1 North America, my work involving sexual/domestic […]

Mary McLeod Bethune

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Born July 10 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina, her parents were former slaves and her family lived in poverty, but Mary did not let her situation define the rest of her life. As one of seventeen children they all were responsible for contributing to their household duties; they toiled fields and picked cotton on a […]

Ivan Van Sertima

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Dr. Ivan Van Sertima Dr. Ivan Van Sertima was born January 26, 1935 in Karina Village, Guyana, South America. At the time of his birth Guyana was a British colony this made him a citizen of Britain which he maintained throughout his life. He spent his early educational years learning at schools in Guyana. After […]

Marva Collins

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Marva Collins On August 31st 1936, Marva Collins was born in Monroeville, Alabama, at a time where educational discrimination was blatantly normal. Marva’s father Henry Knight made sure Marva and her sister would receive the best education they could despite discrimination. Blacks living in Monroeville did not have the same resources to earn a suitable […]

On the Shoulders of Giants Presents: Septima P. Clark

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Born May 3, 1898 in Charleston, South Carolina during the reconstruction era, her parents were Peter and Victoria Poinsette. Clark grew up in a very strict household her mother was determined to make her and her sisters ladies. Clark however would rebel against her mother’s wishes, but a bright future was still ahead of her. […]