November 7 – November 20, 2019
- Lorato Trok and The Politics and Economics of Language
"It's so important for children to read in their own languages, as the stories originated. Stories carry more than words. They carry culture, voices, and backgrounds, but most of all stories written in home languages are told by voices of people who look like them," explained Lorato Trok, author of "Against All Odds – The Story of Rosina Sedibane Modiba." Photo (l to r), Modiba and Trok.
- Afro–American Historical and Genealogical Society Speaker on Overcoming 1890 Census Hurdle
"With less than 1 percent of that census in existence (actually, only fragments from a handful of states), African Americans must turn to other records at the federal, state, and local levels to fill the gap," says family history researcher Natonne Kemp.
- Urban Safari: Africa’s Influence on the Nation’s Capital
Africa’s influence on building the United States, via Freemasonry, is easily traced to the Presidency of the United States. Included in the ranks of Masonry are four of the first five Presidents.
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October 24 – November 6, 2019
- Black Last Supper Mural Hidden Behind Wall
Hidden behind a wall, demolition contractors discovered a wall-length, all–Black Last Supper mural by native Washingtonian Akili Ron Anderson.
- New Underground Railroad Site Recognized
The Ton Farm is the third documented Underground Railroad site in South Chicago to gain such recognition.
- Blyden Explored African/African-American History and Personal Relations
In her 91 earthly years, Nemata Blyden ‘s mother, Amelia Elizabeth Kendrick Blyden, a descendent of enslaved Americans, has been a Negro, Colored, Afro-American, Black, and African-American. American society has labeled her as such all while being married to Sierra Leonean, Edward Wilmot Blyden III.
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October 10 – October 23, 2019
September 26 – October 9, 2019
- The National Women’s Hall of Fame installed Angela Davis into its Hall of Fame
The National Women’s Hall of Fame installed Angela Davis September 14 into its Hall of Fame. Davis’ 2019 honors highlight the intersection of Black and women’s rights.
- Why Africans Became Coloreds, Anglo–Africans, Afro–Americans, Then Negroes
In the wake of efforts by the American Colonization Society (ACS) to encourage free Blacks to emigrate to Liberia in 1820, the term “African” was abandoned by many in favor of “colored.”
- Meet Buba Camara, Helping to Pull His Community Up By Its Bootstraps
“We have saved many lives by building the bridge,” Camara says. With pride, he continued. “When we have a project, we call the people, they come out, even non-members, no one pays them, and we do the job.”
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September 12 – September 25, 2019
- I Finally Moved into a Black Neighborhood
Over the decades, I have lived amongst many different types of people, in different parts of the world, with at least fifty different nationalities. However, until 2017, I had never lived in a majority African–American community.
- New Study Prompts Questions About Diabetes & Obesity Within Black Churches
Black Americans who are Baptist are more likely to have diabetes than those who are Catholic or Presbyterian and Black men who go to church five or more times a week are three times more likely to be obese than those who seldom or rarely attend.
Sax suggested that our dead relatives who were neither Christian nor Islamic, were a people with no religion. At that point, I wasn't sure whether to bury my tourist hat or exhume my reporter's cap. I saw a story brewing, so the tourist in me faded away as the publisher of this magazine, restlessly, emotionally emerged.
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