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The Slave Who Taught Jack Daniel how to Make Whiskey is Getting His Just Due, Thanks to This Woman.

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Photo of Fawn Weaver via The New York Times By Mwabi Kaira I didn’t know who Fawn Weaver or Nearest Green were before I watched a Breakfast Club interview recently. The interview was so intriguing that I did some more research because I had to know more. Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore the summer of 2016 when she…

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The SPLC Found that the Reality of American Slavery is Severely MisTaught in Schools. Here’s What You Can Do.

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Photo via Fabrice Moneiro By Nikki Igbo A Southern Poverty Law Center report based on a national study conducted in 2017 has revealed a sad truth about how American slavery is taught and learned. Plain and simply, American kids don’t know much about it and teachers are ill-equipped to provide students with information on the key concepts surrounding slavery. How…

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Women’s History Month: 3 Sisters Created the Largest Black Doll Museum in the World

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Photo via Dolledaze By Winnie Gaturu What would you do if you had a collection of more than 5,000 dolls? Open a museum, maybe? Well, that’s exactly what sisters Felicia Walker, Celeste Cotton and Debra Britt did with the black dolls they’d been collecting for more than 50 years. They would carry the dolls and take them to different venues…

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Black History In The Making: 3 Reasons Black Panther is Already a Classic For Black Folks

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Black Panther Cast By Kanisha Parks Black Panther comes out next weekend and it’s already broken Fandango’s advance ticket sales record, becoming their #1 selling superhero of all time. Needless to say, we’ve been waiting for this movie long before its official trailer dropped back in October 2017 but now the anticipation is through the roof. My entire family and…

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