Monthly Archives: February 2018

Wayback Wednesday: Hands Tied

No not erotica, but another Toni Braxton song,  This one is Hands Tied from her album Pulse. Enjoy F.M. Laster “The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man”. -Huey P Newton

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Travel Tuesday: The Mali Empire

Here’s today’s Black History Month destination, The Mali Empire. The Mali Empire was a major African civilization that thrived between the 13th and 16th centuries. Founded by a man named Sundiata Keita (aka the Lion King), the empire was located … Continue reading

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Eldridge Cleaver

Today’s activist is Eldridge Cleaver. See a theme going on??? Take a wild guess as to who I’m showcasing for next Monday?   Leroy Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) was an American writer and political activist … Continue reading

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The Nicholas Brothers

Today, we get two performers, the highly talented Nicholas Brothers.   The Nicholas Brothers were a team of dancing brothers, Fayard (1914–2006) and Harold (1921–2000), who performed a highly acrobatic technique known as “flash dancing”. With a high level of … Continue reading

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Althea Gibson

Here’s today athlete, Althea Gibson Althea Gibson was the first African-American tennis player to compete at the U.S. National Championships in 1950, and the first black player to compete at Wimbledon in 1951. She also broke racial barriers in professional … Continue reading

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Performance Poetry: Neiel Israel

Okay, I’ll admit, I just found this quite by accident, but my god! Her delivery is EVERYTHING for this piece. Enjoy F.M. Laster “The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man”. -Huey P Newton

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Throwback Thursday: Richard Allen

Here is this BHM Thursday Throwback: Richard Allen Richard Allen was born into slavery in Pennsylvania on February 14, 1760. He bought his freedom in 1783. In 1799 he became the first African American to be ordained in the ministry … Continue reading

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