Category: American

Jim Crow Alive In Jasper, Texas

This just in: Jim Crow found alive and well in Jasper, Texas. No he was not killed by the 1968 Voting Rights Act or Brown v Board of Education. Jim Crow, like the demon he is, has morphed, shape-shifted and hibernated only to resurface in Jasper, Texas. In 1998, Jim Crow possessed the bodies of […]

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Google Doodle Black History Month Retrospective

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Zora Neale Hurston Latest Honored by Google

Zora Neale Hurston, on the 123rd anniversary of her birth, joins an elite group of African-Amercans honored by Google Doodles. An artist’s rendition of the Google logo her likeness appeared Janary 7th on the Gogle homepage. She now joins Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald and Martin Luther King in the Google Doodle archives. Born on Jan. […]

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Columbite Tantalite: a short film by Chiwetel Ejiofor

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CHE SPARKED A WORLDWIDE REVOLUTION

ERNESTO “CHE” GUEVARA We have all seen the photograph. Ernesto “Che” Guevera portayed as the revolutionary leader in uniform, as if ready to pick up a gun and fight oppression at a minute’s notice. He is one of TIME magazine’s ’100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century’. He abandoned a comfortable life and medical […]

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ADINKRA SYMBOLS

The significance of the  adinkra symbols lies primarily in the fact that they are part of an ancient writing system of West Africa. The use of these symbols is important  because most African cultures have maintained an oral tradition. The Akan people, creators of the adinkra symbols, populated the land which is  modern-day Ghana and […]

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Youssou N’Dour: One Of Africa’s Greatest Singers

  Youssou was born on 1st October 1959 in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. The son of a car mechanic grew up in Medina, a hard-bitten part of the city. His musical talent already became obvious as a teenager, when performing in the parking lots outside the city’s dance clubs. Since the 1970s, Youssou […]

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