May 5 – May 18, 2022
- From Cotton to Steel: A Life Well Lived
During The Great Black Migration, from about 1916 to about 1970, more than six million African Americans from the rural South relocated to cities in the Northeast, Midwest, and West. Louise, her husband Johnie, and their daughters, Grace and Willa, were four of the six million.
Maggie Louise Hearon Young,
Friday, May 31, 1929 (Forrest City, AR) – Saturday, April 16, 2022 (Gary, IN).
- The Struggle for Black Education, Then and Now
Whitehouse, Leach, and others understood that the inherent promises of freedom – full citizenship, economic progress, and political power – could not be achieved without education. Yet, long after their passing, the struggle continues to find and dismantle several systemic laws and procedures that stymie equal educational opportunities..
- Five Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know
As temperatures rise, so do burglary rates. The combination of lengthier days and pleasant weather means people will spend more time away from home, creating greater opportunity for the neighborhood prowler.
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April 21 – May 04, 2022
- How One Family Faced a Medical Crisis Across the Miles
Adjustments were made, but our first immediate family crisis (in circa 1998) tested our ability to handle problems across the miles.Well, it may have added 24 additional years to mom's life – 24 years to happily sit on her porch.
Maggie Louise Hearon Young, Friday, May 31, 1929 (Forrest City, AR) – Saturday, April 16, 2022 (Gary, IN).
- The Incredible Quest to Preserve a Dying South African Language
The Nluu language was the only language that Queen Katrina Esau and her siblings understood and knew. It was their mother tongue. They tried to protest, but the farmer threatened to shoot them if they were caught speaking the language. Esau recalls the farmer telling them that their language sounded horrible and ugly and should never be spoken around White children on the farm..
- After Covid–19,Experts Say Watch for These Potential Heart And Brain Problems
Studies are spotting potential heart and brain problems up to a year after infection with SARS–CoV–2, even in people who had mild COVID–19.
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April 7 – April 20, 2022
- Sacred Nile – with Photographer Chester Higgins
Many who have read and or have followed the likes of the late Yosef Ben-Jochannan and/or Tony Browder will probably find photographer Chester Higgins' Sacred Nile an affirmation with lucid pictures to accompany what they have learned and researched.
- Remember the Pearl and Those Who Tried to Escape Slavery in DC – April 15
It was on the same night in 1848 that 77 men, women, and children, including the Edmonson sisters (pictured) enslaved by prominent families in the District of Columbia, made their way to the river, boarded "The Pearl," and began a heroic and historic, but failed bid for freedom. The Edmonsons later attended the Fugitive Slave Convention..
- New Underground Railroad Sites – Older Ones Amplified
The 16 new listings across 11 states join 700 sites, facilities, and programs already in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom and provide insight into the diverse experiences of freedom seekers who bravely escaped slavery and those who assisted them. .
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Mar 24 – Apr 06, 2022
- As Russia Grabs Ukraine, Biden Has Not Reversed Trump’s Foray into Africa’s Business
Spain has not denied Western Sahara's sovereignty, as has the United States via the Trump deal with Morocco and Israel, and Biden’s continued non-reversal. “We (Americans) are really an outlier,” Stephen Zunes, a professor at the University of San Francisco specializing in Middle East politics, told Port of Harlem.
- Montgomery County, MD Names Josiah Henson Parkway
The enslaved Josiah Henson escaped to Canada in 1830. Henson’s 1849 autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s popular 1852 novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” which is credited with building support for the anti-slavery movement that led to the American Civil War. Henson led 118 other Africans out of enslavement.
- The Gender Gap and Retirement
Since most people save a percentage of their income each paycheck for retirement, if you're making less, then the total amount you're putting into your retirement is lower. Not only is the contribution amount potentially lower, but over time, there is a likely impact to the potential for compounding growth.
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Mar 10 – Mar 23, 2022
- Africans Split on European Tribal Conflict, Caribbeans Mostly United
Out of 54 continental African nations, 28 voted in favor - but a large chunk, 17, abstained from the UN vote deploring Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and calling for the immediate withdrawal of its forces. One voted against Russian sanctions. Caribbean countries were more united, sans one. See why they voted the way they did and more.
- Fear of a Black Planet: Nigeria to Overtake China, USA by 2100
Nigeria will have more people than China and the USA by 2100 says an Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation report. UN projections show 8 of the 10 countries that are expected to gain the most people by 2100 are in Africa. In the USA where the population is expected to grow, the country is expected to be majority non-White by 2045.
- Unplanned Early Retirement?
It is most interesting to note that while much of America’s attention was focused on how Whoopi Goldberg talked of the Jewish Holocaust, the reopening of the American Black Holocaust Museum is being overlooked and undervalued, except by our Instagram followers. See what else you may have missed.
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