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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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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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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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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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