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“Ballad of Harry Moore” Poetry by Langston Hughes

Poem in memory of Harry Moore: “Ballad of Harry Moore” by Langston Hughes On the evening of Dec. 25, 1951 civil rights activists and school teachers Harry T. Moore and Harriette Moore were at home in Mims, Fla. when a bomb, set under the bedroom, shattered their house. Harry Moore died on the way to […]

The Real Story of “thanksgiving” By Susan Bates

The REAL story of thanksgiving doesn’t have quite the same fuzzy feelings associated with it as the one where the Indians and Pilgrims are all sitting down together at the big feast. We ALL need to learn the painful history of “thanksgiving” so we do not live in lies. A. Lincoln proclaimed a day of […]

Black and Red Seminoles, A Proud Matriarchal Society

Estilustis and Estecates – Florida’s Black and Red Cowboys, Cattle Herders, and Underground Railroad Conductors of the South. Long before Florida was a U. S. state, it was home to diverse freedom seekers who found refuge from slavery, established thriving communities and prospered on Florida’s frontier. Florida’ original inhabitants were southeastern American Indians who had […]

Origin of Word Indian Pertaining to American Indians

Do you know the true origin and meaning of the word “Indian” as it pertains to American Indians? Many people have argued that American Indian is not the correct term for our people who are the original inhabitants of the Americas. Many assume that the word Indian comes from Columbus being lost at sea and […]

Truth about Christopher Columbus: A Genocidal Maniac

Many people are very much against Columbus having his own holiday. They feel Columbus Day should be abolished, and that his true history should be well exposed to the public. If you don’t know why that is, I highly recommend you thoroughly research the mans history. Here are a few random facts as well as […]

Declaration of Independence. The 4th of July, 1776

The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 Which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a union that would become a new nation—the United […]

A’Lelia Bundles, Madam CJ Walker Family Archives

A’Lelia Bundles is the president of the Madam CJ Walker / A’Lelia Walker Family Archives She is also the author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling biography of her great-great-grandmother. As an author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles also published her 4th […]

Carlton Mackey, Creator of 50 Shades of Black

Carlton Mackey is an artist and the creator of 50 Shades of Black, a grassroots empowerment campaign Combining the arts with personal stories, 50 Shades of Black explores the complex relationship between sexuality and skin tone in the formation of Black identity. 50 Shades of Black is one of four signature projects of BEAUTIFUL IN […]

The Declaration of Bondage by Carlton Mackey

The Declaration of Bondage by Carlton Mackey 50 Shades of Black   Carlton Mackey, the creator of 50 Shades of Black created this piece to be critically engaged and shared widely The High Resolution PDF Version is scaled to be printed at 24 1/2 inches x 29 3/4 inches. The Declaration of Bondage 24 1/2 Inches x 29 […]

Who is America’s Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier?

Leonard Peltier is an Anishinabe-Lakota activist and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who was born in 1944. In 1977 he was [wrongly] convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for first degree murder in the shooting of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents during a 1975 conflict on the […]

It’s Time to End Black History Month by Michael Coard

Despite being the self-described “Angriest Black Man in America,” I agree with many whites who argue that Black History Month should be abolished. But we agree for totally different reasons. They want it abolished because they’re either, at best, racially insensitive or, at worst, just plain racist. That’s why they take the emotionally based position […]

Change The Mascot Name of the NFL Washington Team!

Take action today to urge the NFL Washington team to change the mascot name Contact your local newspapers, Radio and TV stations to speak out against the NFL Washington Redsk*ns name. Write to NFL League Commissioner Roger Goodell and ask for the Washington franchise to change the mascot. Tweet Commissioner Goodell @nflcommish with the following hashtags #ChangeTheMascot – #NotYourMascot – #ChangeTheName. CONTACT […]

Reconsider Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

Reconsider Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day! Columbus Day marks not a day of discovery, but the beginning of hundreds of years of horrific genocide, not just for indigenous communities but also for other communities of color with whom native history is profoundly entwined. “Columbus Day” was made a federal holiday in 1934, when Native […]

The Spirits of our Ancestors will always lead us home

A Personal Story by Michelle Greer For as long as I can remember I have always been a dreamer. Whether it was someone crossing over into the spiritual realm, natural disasters, or direct messages from my own deceased loved ones or those of others. My vivid memories of specific dreams and/or visions goes back to […]

Poetry by African Native American, Shonda Buchanan: The Trail

“The Trail” by Shonda Buchanan (For the Staffords, Roberts, Manuels and Mathews) “Trust the first drum, your heart, for all your answers. The ancestors will follow…” -Shonda Buchanan Shonda Buchanan, of Choctaw, Coharie, Cherokee & African heritage is the author of “Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?”.  Who’s Afraid of Black Indians? is a difficult yet beautiful […]

Hominy Indians Defeat New York Giants, December 26, 1927

The Hominy Indians were an all-Native American professional football team, meaning The Real Americans, located in Hominy, Oklahoma. The financiers were from Hominy – the players were from all over. On December 26, 1927, they defeated the National Football League New York Giants who were titled world champions three weeks prior. The Hominy Indians shot […]
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