In ‘Overground Railroad’ retraces the vital history of the ‘Green Book.’

This is vastly different than that Hollyweird fantasy of the ‘Green Book’ .

Many African American families possess a cache of generational travelogues, packed tight and out of sight. These reminiscences, shared sparingly, if at all, do not for a moment romanticize the adventures of the open road. Continue reading

A little bit about “Sundown Towns”

If you are unfamiliar with the term Sundown Towns, here’s a good place to start and get research information and a book as well. These were places that blacks were not allowed after the sun went down… I personally know about Pekin, Illinois.

https://sundown.tougaloo.edu/sundowntowns.php

Addendum: Just found out about this TV program talking about Sundown Towns as well..

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/injustice-files/videos/sundown-towns-what-are-sundown-towns

 

 

 

 

Haile Selassie: The Self-Proclaimed ‘Caucasian’ Who Africans Mistook For A Black Saviour

Haile Selassie: The Self-Proclaimed 'Caucasian' Who Africans Mistook For A Black Saviour

I had heard things before along these lines but never read anything to confirm or deny any of it…

Haile Selassie described himself as a Caucasian, was not quick to abolish slavery and was the West’s ‘moderate’ dictator of choice. As Marcus Garvey said, the Emperor was just an ordinary man. Continue reading

Story of Ghanaian Slave Woman Who Led the Biggest Slave Revolt in The West Indies In 1733


There are tons of stories like this but u can’t expect YT to teach you about them…

When slavery is discussed in the media and is taught in schools, very little is mentioned of the strong and fierce resistance which Africans put up against the slavers and their accomplices. The bravery of African ancestors is often swept under the rug so that the new and coming generations would have a picture of weak and defeated ancestors. Continue reading

700,000 Ancient African Books Have Survived In Mali’s Timbuktu University

Not until recently did most commentators on African literary history believe that African societies had any form of writing tradition. Since the rediscovery of ancient manuscript collections, with some dating back to at least the 8th century AD, this perception has gradually lost popularity. Continue reading

How Whites Lynched Black Business Owners To Kill The Competition


YT always taking ish and claiming they’re self-made…FOH

Last week during the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee hearing about H.R. 40 and reparations, economist, author, political commentator and former president of Bennett College Julianne Malveaux reminded America of the many ways its dark history of racial violence against Black people continues to affect the group’s future. Continue reading

Mass Shootings Are Connected to America’s Legacy of Anti-Indigenous Violence

There have so far been more mass shootings in the U.S. in 2019 than days of the year. According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), there were 381 mass shootings as of November 29, the 333rd day of the year. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) doesn’t have a formal definition for mass shooting, the GVA defines it as any incident in which four or more people are shot or killed at one time, not counting the shooter. Continue reading

After escaping a slave ship in the 1700s, this African chief became Florida’s most-feared pirate

Reminds me to go finish Freedom Cry….

He has been described as Florida’s most renowned black pirate who used the island of Elliott Key, and other hiding places along the Southeast Florida coast to conduct raids on unsuspected ships and villages.

Black Caesar became notable during the “golden age” of piracy, that is, in the late 1600s and early 1700s, when pirate ships were one of the few places black men could earn power and wealth. Continue reading

Black History Is Filled With Agents And Informants. Here Is How To Identify Them

Good info here…

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