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Malcolm X’s teachings and commentary are so needed today. In this brief clip, we hear Malcolm X talking about Egypt/ ancient Kemet. It’s quite interesting to hear him talk about how, the United States writes...

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The popular television show, A Different World, dealt with some heavy issues that were affecting Black Americans during the time the show was on air.  It’s ironic that the issues that they were battling are still...

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What happened when a Black man was denied to play golf? He built his own golf course. That’s right. William J. Powell was a business man and entrepreneur who designed and owned the Clearview Golf...

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Henry Brown created the first lock boxes

October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Henry Brown patented a receptacle for storing and preserving papers.  He did it out of a need to store money, valuables and important papers. Once made of wood, Brown created a safer container that was...

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It’s not a secret—Black men and women are some of the most prolific inventors.  Unfortunately, many do not get the exposure that is readily due to them. In this brief video clip, we learn of...

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When we think of Slaves revolting, we think of Armistad or the story of Nat Turner. But in America alone, there were over 300 recorded Slave revolts that occurred. In this brief clip, Kara Poole...

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Fountain Hughes was a former slave born in 1848 in Charlottesville, VA.  In 1949 he was interviewed by the Library of Congress as part of their Federal Writers Project that recorded former slaves stories and...

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The Willie Lynch Letter is a fable letter supposedly written by a white slave owner of the same name.  For years, many people thought the words in the letter were true and written to teach...

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Charles Brooks invented the Street Sweeper

September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Black man from Newark, New Jersey invented the first ever self-propelled street sweeper truck that was patented on March 17, 1896. His name was Charles B. Brooks. Prior to Brooks’ invention, people would often...

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Dudley Randall was a poet, publisher and editor who founded Broadside Press. His most famous poem “Ballad of Birmingham,” was written in response to the 1963 church bombing that killed 4 little girls. It is...

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