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The Case for African History Month

AFRICANGLOBE - During the 17th and 18th centuries, history was written by the Europeans that was mostly, distortions and misconceptions in order to justify and maintained their world dominance. Therefore, it's important for Africans from all walks of life to relearn history from their own perspective.

Black History 365 Days a Year

AFRICANGLOBE - We have come to the end of Black History Month and for it to symbolize two historically momentous occasions; the 150th and 50th anniversaries of the emancipation proclamation and March on Washington there seemed to be very little media fanfare. While some of us devote considerable attention to the celebration of our history on a regular basis, this shows in particular with the little know Black history fact, many of us don’t make it a priority at all.

30 Prominent Afro-Latinas You Should Know

AFRICANGLOBE - As we observe Black History Month we would like to take time to honor Afro-Latinas, who proudly occupy the intersection of blackness and Latinidad, by sharing a list of prominent Afro-Latina scholars, athletes, politicians, and artists with you.

Black Inventors You Should Know

AFRICANGLOBE - The first time I heard of Black History Month, I was in high school. There was a display set up in a trophy case, highlighting some books that had been set aside in the library to mark the month. That was it. But it was just enough to pique my interest.

Africa Must Unite Or Sink — Kwame Nkrumah

AFRICANGLOBE - In celebration of Black History Month we post the speech Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah made in Addis Ababa the Ethiopian capital on May 24, 1963 during a meeting of 32 independent African countries who wanted to chart a new destiny for the continent.

Michelle Obama Not Our First Black First Lady? 10 Fascinating Things...

AFRICANGLOBE - Jackie O, perhaps America's most emulated and admired First Lady, descended from a family known as the van Salee's, who were described as "mulatto" in the 17th century. This family traced its lineage in part to a Dutch mariner named Jan Jensen, who turned Turk (what some Europeans called "going native"), which was more popular than common history reveals.

A Poem for Black History Month

AFRICANGLOBE - When civilization goes and come, I stand. When ancient cultures and civilization fades, I stand. Where are the Mayans, Atlantis, Neandethals and Caribs. They are either obscured or extinct into modern oblivion.

A Look at Who Gets Left Out of Black History Month

AFRICANGLOBE - Once again, the month of February is here, marked as Black History Month on calendars in the United States and Canada (October in Great Britan). Schools, community groups and bloggers will focus attention on the historical contributions of Black people to our culture.

Ever Wondered Why Black History Month is the Coldest and Shortest...

AFRICANGLOBE - Yes, February is the shortest month of the year. However, Kwanzaa runs from December 26 to January 1, and no sooner is it over, than we begin to think of Martin Luther King whose birthday is celebrated on the second Monday in January. And right after the King holiday, we begin to prepare for Black History Month. Therefore, the 64 days between December 26 and February 28, are, in reality, Black History Season.