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Why Martin Luther King Jr Is Significant To Black History

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” MLK Jr. By Nonso Nwagbo It’s been more than 50 years since the champion of civil rights and equality Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was murdered on his hotel room balcony. Yet the issues that he fought to correct still very much linger in our great nation […]

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“Watch Night” -History, Tradition and Facts

The Black abolitionist journalist William Cooper Nell described New Year’sYear’s Day, January 1 in black history, to be widely known as “Hiring Day” or Heartbreak Day.” On this day, enslaved people spent New Year’sYear’s Eve waiting, wondering if their owners were going to rent them out to someone else, which would include the possibility of splitting up […]

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Jingle Bells and How It May Be Racist

By Nonso Nwagbo Christmas is incomplete without the melody of the Jingle Bells song. For children around the globe, it has become a tradition to hear the famous during Christmas. These lads do not care about the origin of this song. They will give anything for the magical feeling it’s melody brings. However, it is […]

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How Slaves Spent Christmas

By kymberlya  Christmas has been called the most wonderful time of the year. It is a time for family to come together and create magical memories. Memories that are full of fun, food, and festivities that are often passed down through generations. While this time of the year is marked with joy, love, and filled with […]

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Are Black Friday Slavery Rumors based on a portion of truth?

By kymberlya Consumerism is certainly one hell of a drug. Every year people all across the country research, plan, and prepare to line up for the hottest sales only to scramble, fall over themselves and other patrons in a fight for only one of a few units of an item.  Black Friday has become a […]

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Thanksgiving Day for Slaves

By Nelly Clarkson Thanksgiving has been a time-honored tradition by many American families. Every year many American families, including African Americans, gather around dinner tables to feast and give thanks. African Americans have long embraced the tradition of thanksgiving, even during slavery. In 1777 when the Continental Congress made a decree for the 13 colonies […]

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Adella Hunt Logan, Educator and Leader of the Women’s Suffurage

By Kymberlya This year marked the centennial of the Women’s Suffragette movement with the ratification of the 19th amendment that prohibited both state and federal government from denying the right to vote based on an individual’s sex. Names such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are often celebrated as many reflect on the […]

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100th Year Anniversary of the Ocoee Massacre: Their Right to Vote!

By Kymberlya It’s been 100 years. One hundred years since Black-Americans attempted to exercise their right to vote. One hundred years since an entire town was eviscerated and an unknown number of Black Americans were murdered. Those who survived fled, never to be seen or heard from again. The 1920 Ocoee Massacre is the largest act […]

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The History of Black Voting Rights in America

By Kymberlya Voting rights have long been a contentious issue in this country for Black-Americans. While the Reconstruction Era gave the newly freed slaves citizenship, equal protection, and the right to vote; it also gave way to extreme voter suppression tactics. By the 20th century many states had implemented measures that disproportionately impacted Black-Americans.  It […]

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The 19th Amendment Didn’t Allow All Black Women the Right to Vote.

The 19th Amendment Over a hundred years ago, on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became official when Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed a proclamation certifying its ratification. The Amendment promised women that their right to vote would not be denied based on sex. However, this is a myth that all women were granted the right […]