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Performance Poetry: Alysia Harris

Here’s a throwback and a classic. This was one of the very first performance pieces I watched on Youtube over  years ago and the words are still fresh today as they were when I first hear it.  You can feel … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Medgar Evans

Here is this month’s final throwback person for Black History Month, Medgar Evans Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an American civil rights activist in Mississippi and the state’s field secretary of the NAACP. He … Continue reading

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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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