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"The First U.S. Foreign Ambassadors of Good Will" by William Loren Katz.  Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition.

In 1803 when President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from France, he doubled the size of the new United States of America It also gave two Americans -- considered unneeded inferior or criminal -- a unique opportunity to serve as US ambassadors of good will.

Published in 19th Century Memories

"From Above" (2013), is an award winning, myth-poetic feature film about two souls so deeply in love with one another that they are entangled beyond life itself.   (1 hr. 52 min.) Starring Danny Glover and Graham Green.

From his wife's deathbed, William Ward (Glover) dives under the gloomy waters of his memory to recall the love story of his life with Venus, a Native American beauty descended from the mystical Lightning Clan, a peculiar and "electric" Native family living in Arkansas.

Published in Arts & Entertainment

George Bonga, Ojibwe and African heritage (August 20, 1802 – 1880) was a fur trader who was one of the first Americans of African descent born in what is now Minnesota. He was born near Duluth, Minnesota. George was the son of Pierre Bonga (Jamaican?), and an Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) mother. George Bonga was well educated, as he attended school in Montreal and spoke English, French, and Ojibwe. He later became a fur trader and a wilderness guide. He was famous in Minnesota for being, as his brother Stephen claimed "One of the first two black children born in the state.". Due to his strength of character and talents, he was well known in the Lake Superior region.

Published in Black Indian Ancestors

Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career was an American professional baseball player of African and Seminole Indian heritage. He played his entire 21-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962-1982). Over his 21-year career with the Pirates, he batted .282, with 2,232 hits, 423 doubles, 475 home runs and 1540 runs batted in, helping his team capture six National League East division titles, two National League pennants and two World Series (1971, 1979).

Published in Black Indian Ancestors

Support The Groovalottos, A Soul-Funk Band of Black Indian Song Keepers

When selecting a core musical team for the 1st Gathering of the National Congress of Black American Indians, the leadership recognized the need for a group that understood the musical forms that embodied the blended traditions... blues, spirituals, funk and subsequently jazz and soul are Black Indians forms that a racist society has only credited to the Black American experience with no acknowledgement to Native contributions.

Published in Black Indian Truth

Mary Edmonia Lewis (July 4, 1844–September 17, 1907) was a talented American sculptor of African/Haitian and Ojibwe heritage. She is the first credited Black American Indian female sculptor in the U.S. Lewis who gained fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. Lewis was inspired by the lives of abolitionists and Civil War heroes.

Published in Black Indian Ancestors

Written and Compiled by Sonya Braxton of Paper Genocide in America based on materials from "Slavery and Native Americans in British North America and the United States: 1600 to 1865" by Tony Seybert.

It is not known how many Indians were enslaved by the Europeans, but they certainly numbered in the tens of thousands. It is estimated that Carolina merchants operating out of Charles Town shipped an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 Indian captives between 1670 and 1715.

Written and Compiled by Sonya Braxton of Paper Genocide in America based on materials from Wikipedia, The Oprah Magazine and Interview with Tamara Tunie on Sundance.tv by Isaiah Sherman

There is a movement beginning in the U.S. and the Caribbean Islands where our American Indian people be they mixed or full blood are waking up to the fact that we all have been bamboozled, and in more ways than one by the cruel acts of Paper Genocide of Native American Indians.

Published in 21st Century Memories

Support The National Congress of Black American Indians (NCBAI) and "All Our Relations". Become a Member!

Jay Winter NightWolf "Jay Waya Gola Sunoyi", originator and host of “The American Indian’s Truths, the Most Dangerous Show On Radio” is one of the founders of The NCBAI which was created following one of Jay's vision. The formation of the NCBAI sought to remove the taboo of mixed ancestry and bring together those who could trace their ancestry to both communities.

Published in Black Indian Truth

I AM NOT JUST ONE PART...I AM WHOLE. My name is Simone DiCristofano, and this is my story... In school, or even outside of school, I have always been gawked at just because I looked different. I have thick long hair down to my waist, tan/medium skin, and almond, deep set eyes. People would always ask me what my race was, and I would always say "Human" I asked my Mom when I was younger what I was, then she told me her story and then my Father's story.

Published in BRIDGING THE GAP
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