Category: NORTH AMERICAN OF AFRICAN DESCENT

Assata Shakur, a 21st Century Escaped Slave in Cuba

Assata Shakur, the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list. On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Olugbala Shakur (fsn) Joanne Deborah Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then [unfairly] charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a […]

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 […]

Harry Belafonte, Civil Rights, Human Rights Activist

Legendary Harry Belafonte has supported and encouraged civil and humanitarian causes around the world. He continuously fought for racial equality wherever he roamed, from the halls of Broadway to the streets of Birmingham. His life-long commitment to uplifting others and his courageous efforts to bring equality and peace has been an inspiration for so many. […]

Michelle Obama, First Black First Lady of United States

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is the wife of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first acknowledged Black-American First Lady of the United States, (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis descended from a family known as the van Salee’s, who were described as “mulatto” in the 17th […]
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