Category Archives: African American History

Miss New York, Nia Franklin, was crowned Miss America .

Miss New York won the crown of Miss American this year. I know it may not seems like a big deal, but I think it’s important that girls of all ages see this change. To know that they can be … Continue reading

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The Slave Prince by Jeyna Grace

I read this one. It’s very interesting. It’s a retelling of an ancient story. The story of Moses.

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Aretha Franklin “The Queen of Soul” dies at 76.

  This is truly a voice lost to the world even if you didn’t like rhythm and blues. The woman possessed a voice that was a powerhouse. No one can ever stake a claim on Aretha Franklin’s crown. Truly, she … Continue reading

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A Brave And Startling Truth – Poem by Maya Angelou

A Brave And Startling Truth – Poem by Maya Angelou We, this people, on a small and lonely planet Traveling through casual space Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns To a destination where all signs tell us … Continue reading

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Ma Rainey_Gertrude Pridgett, the start of it all. Grandmother of modern music.

Lady Day (Billie Holiday)  may had been the empress of the blues but Ma Rainey was the GrandMother of it all. “Ma” Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett, September 1882 or April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939. With home birth and … Continue reading

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Not So Tender Is The Night

    “Not So Tender Is The Night” is the story of the not often heeded cautionary tale of  everything that looks good isn’t always good for you.  It’s mostly an urban romance but those of you who know me knows … Continue reading

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The Mothers of Rock and Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton

We heard a lot about Elvis, Chuck Berry, and numerous other male performers from the 1940’s- 50’s I think many of these great performers made great contribution to the music. But I think those who first put it on the … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Men of the Revolutionary War. The Black Minute Men.

Before the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry which was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War there were the Black Minute Men. These were clusters of freedmen and enslaved men of … Continue reading

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Joseph Walter Jackson-‘Joe’ Jackson died at 89.

Michael and Janet Jackson’s father, dead at 89. There has been many controversial things said and even published about the man. Some say he was abusive to his children. Forcing them to practice and practice when it wasn’t wise to … Continue reading

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