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Black Newspaper Helped to End Segregation

Pioneers who remember The Pittsburgh Courier know that it was once the largest and most influential Black weekly newspaper distributed throughout the United States....

Kenya’s Big Oil Find – Things Will Never Be the Same...

This is a big one: Kenya has found oil. Triumphantly waving little bottles of the stuff around, Kenyan government officials think they've hit the...

Gary Ackerman Urges President Obama To Recognize Slaves Who Built White...

The U.S. Congress two years ago acknowledged the work of enslaved Africans in building the United States Capitol, and a lawmaker Thursday argued that...

Janjangbureh – Gambia’s Historical Island

One of the most historical Islands that you cannot avoid as a Gambian or visitor to The Gambia is no other Island than the...

Some Blacks Still Reject Their African Identity

The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House. Today,...

Smithsonian Explores Thomas Jefferson’s Slave Ownership

As the Smithsonian Institution continues developing a national black history museum, it is offering a look at Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six families that Thomas Jefferson enslaved at his Monticello plantation.

Tea Party Groups In Tennessee Demand Textbooks Overlook Slavery

A little more than a year after the conservative-led state board of education in Texas approved massive changes to its school textbooks to put slavery in a more "positive light," another group of white supremacist Tea Party activists in Tennessee has renewed its push to whitewash school textbooks. The group is seeking to remove references to slavery and mentions of the country's founders being slave traders and owners.

Dr. John Henrik Clarke

AFRICANGLOBE - As a youngster Clark caddied for Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley "long before they became Generals or President," Clarke recalls in describing his upbringing in rural Alabama.

NO! I’m Not Your N*gga

AFRICANGLOBE - For the past 30 years, an element of ruin has taken over Black America while the silent majority sits back, watches and allows the community's annihilation to continue uninterrupted. The time has come for the silent majority to wake up, stand up, and help clean up a mess created by proponents of a self-destructive mind-set. The mindset of the very definition of a N*gga.

History 101 For Herman Cain

AFRICANGLOBE - Our brother Herman should have been aware that Cain killed his brother Abel out of jealousy! When the Lord enquired of Abel’s, “the keeper of the sheep,” whereabouts; Cain, “the tiller of the soil,” in arrogance responded, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Obviously answering his own question, he meant “No! I am not my brother’s keeper!” The Lord was so annoyed with Cain; he put a mark on him before he was forced to depart from the divine presence to dwell in the Land of Nod!

Claiming to Be Like Harriet Tubman Doesn’t Make It So Allen...

If West is determined to be the “modern-day Harriet Tubman,” he has his work cut out for him. Because right now, with the influx of the Tea Party people, it’s doubtful that many black people will follow him into Republican land.

We Are Building a Monument for Dr. MLK, Jr., but What...

Let’s be clear: Malcolm X was the George Washington for Black America. He was a man who gave his life to stand against unspeakable tyranny and demanded nothing less than true equality, freedom and empowerment for the people he loved.

WikiLeaks Cables Detail US Military Designs on Haiti

WikiLeaks has released cables from the US embassies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Nassau, Bahamas, detailing the US government’s interest in forming and maintaining a UN military force for the occupation of Haiti after the February 2004 removal of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Mindful of both Haiti’s history as a French colony and the United States’ long history of occupying the country militarily, the US government moved to use the UN as a fig leaf and proxy.