In many ways, Viola Desmond is both the Rosa Parks and Madame C.J. Walker of Canada. Now, she will be the first Black woman to appear on a Canadian bank note—a $10 bill!
Liberia teaches us that Africa must unite, perpetuate its own leadership, and forge its own identity free of invasive western influence.
Charles Deslondes. A name that was almost lost to Black history. But of all the figures in Black history, his name alone was responsible for the largest slave action in American history prior to the Civil War. The successes and sacrifices of Charles Deslondes would go on to influence the revolts and rebellions of men like […]
If you want to know the secret to getting through almost a hundred books a year, here it is: audio books. The beautiful thing about Black audiobooks is that you can absorb the knowledge anywhere – at the gym, while you are running errands, or while you are sitting in Atlanta traffic! And if you […]
Ask yourself this question: how many times did you hear the word ‘sankofa’ in school? A better question is have you ever heard the word? If the answer is no, it is not your fault. Black people live in a world that doenst want you to go back and learn the lessons of your past. […]
Assata Shakur is a living legend of Black history. Born on July 16, 1947 as Joanne Chesimard, the aunt of Tupac Shakur would be described as the “soul of the Black Liberation Army”. She has defied the most powerful country on Earth, and inspired a whole new generation of revolutionaries. Here is her story, and […]
Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it. Most of you would think the worst race riot in American history happened at Rosewood or Tulsa. But in fact, more than a thousand Black men, women, and children lost their lives in New York. For three days, white Irishmen targeted and killed innocent Blacks […]
On July 10, 1875 Mary Mcleod Bethune was born. She would go on to achieve as much for the Civil Rights Movement as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks. The men of Black History Month are often widely publicized and given credit for the leadership of mass movements. But the women of our society […]
On July 9, 2011 a new nation was born. South Sudan became the world’s youngest democracy and joined the African Union as its 54th member state. But the reason South Sudan voted overwhelmingly to split from Sudan was thousands of years in the making. Independence was the latest chapter in a centuries long war that […]