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Top 10 African Tribes Taken in the Atlantic Slave Trade

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By Erickka Sy Savané With Black Panther/Wakanda fever forever cementing a place in our hearts, and the rise of African Americans getting their DNA tested, especially from AfricanAncestry.com, where they can trace your ancestry back to your African ethnic group, we’re at a time when we want to know more about where we came from. So it’s not surprising that…

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Meet the Author Behind ‘Wakanda Forever,’ Marvel’s New Comic Featuring Spider Man and Wakanda’s Female Warriors

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Nnedi Okarafor By Winnie Gaturu Black Panther just surpassed the Titanic to become the 3rd highest-earning movie of all time. This comes as it hits a revenue of $665.4 million. Following its tremendous success, Marvel has decided to create a 3-comic miniseries starring the Dora Milage and Spider Man. The miniseries is conveniently named Wakanda Forever perhaps to take advantage…

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This Video on the History of Black Hair Proves Our Hair is Definitely Our Crown

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We can’t know where we’re going until we know where we’ve been. This video highlighting the history of black hair dating back to Africa, through enslavement, to today, can give us the perspective we need to walk powerfully through the world, knowing that our hair is truly our crown. As Marcus Garvey said, “Remove the kinks from your mind, not…

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African Ancestry: The DNA Test That Is Giving African Americans New Life!

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The Breakfast Club: Charlamagne and Chadwick Boseman By Mwabi Kaira My father is from Zambia and my mother is from Malawi. My late paternal Uncle was our family historian and wrote out our family tree back to 5 generations based on oral tradition before his death. I’ve always known my history because of this and I have never questioned where…

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This Family-Owned Ghanaian Label Wants You to Take a Piece of Ghana Wherever You Go

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Photo of Essie & Nana Brew-Hammond via Exit 14 By Brook Bobb A love of clothing runs in Nana Brew-Hammond’s family. Before her grandmother started one of Ghana’s first and only female-run advertising agencies, she was a seamstress, and Nana’s mother, Delphine, grew up helping with measurements, sewing, and cutting fabrics. Nana’s sister, Essie Hammond, was also born in Ghana,…

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Tiffany Haddish Keeps Her Word & Honors Her Father & Eritrea at the Oscars

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Photo Tiffany Haddish at the 2018 Oscars By Mwabi Kaira It took years for Tiffany Haddish to find her Eritrean father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, after a turbulent childhood that includes foster care. She didn’t give up her search and was happy to be reunited with him and connect as a young woman. Although everything between them wasn’t always smooth sailing,…

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Actress Tiffany Haddish Gets Emo Visiting Eritrean Relatives For The First Time

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Friends Dionne & Precious with Tiffany Haddish in Eritrea via eastAFRO.com By Mwabi Kaira I laughed along with millions watching last summer’s blockbuster Girls Trip and discovered breakout star Tiffany Haddish. I didn’t remember seeing her in anything else before this and saw her everywhere after. Her Breakfast Club interview stood out the most to me; she had quite a…

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