EL-Hajj Malik EL-Shabazz aka Malcolm X

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 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 […]

Pharaoh Ahmose I: The Founder of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt

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  Pharaoh Ahmose I: The Founder of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt A member of the Theban royal line and the son of Pharaoh Tao II, Ahmose I became the founder of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt which is often referred to as the greatest of the Egyptian dynasties. At the age of 7 Ahmose’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kamehameha I The Great

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Kamehameha I The Great According to Hawaiian legend a great king would unite the Islands, when a comet appears in the sky. 1758 Hailey’s comet was visible from the Hawaiian Islands; shortly after was the birth of Paiea (Kamehameha). He was born to parents Keoua his father and Keku’Iapoiwa his mother; his father was ali’i […]

Fela Kuti

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Fela Kuti Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti was born October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria to parents Funmilayo and Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti. Fela was blessed with greatness in his genes; his father was a Protestant Preacher and School Principle, his mother was a feminist activist in the anti-colonial movement; she was said to be the […]

Eugene Chen

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Eugene Chen On July 2, 1878 Eugene Bernard Acham was born in San Fernando, Trinidad to parents Chen Guangquan and Mary Longchallon. His father fled to Trinidad from China where he met Chen’s mother Mary. According to author J.A. Rodgers, Chen is of African – Chinese – Spanish heritage. He received his education from St. […]

Queen Anacaona

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Queen Anacaona In 1474, Queen Anacaona was born in Yaguana, which is now modern day Leogane, Haiti. Yaguana was the capital of Xaragua, a heavily populated kingdom which was also very prosperous. Anacaona means “Golden Flower” in the native Taino language; she was the younger sister of the king of the Xaraguas’, Behechio. In 1494 […]