Category Black history

Slavery and the American University

Alex Carp Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library/Library of Congress “Halting at Noon,” a wood engraving showing a slave drive through Virginia in the early nineteenth century, 1864 According to the surviving records, the first enslaved African in Massachusetts was the property of the schoolmaster of Harvard. Yale […]

Scandalize my Name… New York Review of Books Slimes Paul Robeson

Scandalize my Name… New York Review of Books Slimes Paul Robeson Greg Godels   For the owners, publishers, and editors of the The New York Review of Books, anti-Communism is still alive. The periodical occupies a unique, indispensable role in fostering and sustaining Cold War myths and legends. The New York Review of Books has […]

Black History Month Biographies

Famous black and African-American figures from the past and present by Biographies Here are biographies for some of the many historical and modern people celebrated during Black History Month. To learn more about any of these amazing people, just click a name. Movers and Shakers Boston Massacre figure Crispus Attucks Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman Orator Frederick Douglass Massachusetts shipping […]

Obama ushers in the Neo-Black era

So, writing everyday is going to be difficult. I’m not ashamed to modify my New Year’s Resolution (what choice do I have?). I’ll work my way up to that daily thing. The weekend. Once a week for now, because I’m going to keep arriving at the end of the week and realizing that I haven’t […]

February 8, 1968: The Orangeburg Massacre

February 8, 1968: The Orangeburg Massacre by Tom Traywick This piece is a summation of “The Orangeburg Massacre” by Jack Bass and Jack Nelson (Mercer University Press, reprint 2002), both white southern journalists and Nieman Fellows at Harvard, who covered the Orangeburg Student Riots for The Los Angeles Times and The Charlotte Observer. Originally published […]

The unfree Irish in the Caribbean were indentured servants, not slaves

It’s a myth there were ‘Irish slaves’ in Barbados. As difficult as white servants’ experiences were, enslaved Africans were the people treated as livestock. Image: Liam Hogan This is an op-ed by Liam Hogan, Laura McAtackney, and Matthew Connor Reilly. They write in response to what they call the myth of “Irish slaves” in the […]

Irish slave myth — Abagond

A very informative  post from Abagond. Caution warranted though. Author has been known to lie. I certainly have heard this claim. I never knew what to make of it until now. The Irish slave myth (2000- ) claims that in the 1600s the British got slaves from Ireland as well as Africa. African Americans therefore […]

The history of black divas: A brief survey by Ebonee Davis

Ebonee Davis As 8 Legendary Black Fashion Icons Model and activist Ebonee Davis models iconic looks from Iman, Diana Ross, Marsha Hunt, and more. By Lindsay Peoples Photos by Ricardo Rivera [May 31, 2017] As Nina Simone 1967 Lulu Frost Pearl Hairpins, $125 each, at Lulu Frost. Oscar de La Renta Earrings, $325 at Oscar […]

Did You Know Black Ghettos Were Deliberately Created By Gov’t Sponsored Redlining? — Counter Current News

Source: Urban Intellectuals In light of Dr. Ben Carson’s nomination as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the commencement of the Trump Administration, there is no better time than now to discuss the creation of […] via Did You Know Black Ghettos Were Deliberately Created By Gov’t Sponsored Redlining? — Counter Current News


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