Topic: African Native American

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage by William Loren Katz

William Loren Katz is the author of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage  His books have won awards and his research, writing and lectures have earned widespread praise from noted scholars such as John Hope Franklin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., John Henrik Clarke, Howard Zinn, James M. McPherson, Alice Walker, Cornel West, Ivan Van Sertima, Betty […]

Afro Native American Performer, Powwow Dancer

Ausben Dwayne Jordan II “Spottedeagles” also known as his performance persona “King Aus,” descends from Ghanaian/Nigerian/ and Eastern Apache Linage. Known more for being a worldwide performer in his scene, he is also an avid speaker on African and Native rights, culture and Tradition. His career paths have taken him globally, but his heart always […]

From Above: Black Man, Native Woman Love Story

“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. A movie that raises awareness on the interrelated stories of African American and Native American people in North America. […]

The Magnificent Sum of My Parts. A Personal Story

African, Native American, Irish, and Italian: The Magnificent Sum of My Parts. A Personal Story My name is Linda Simpson [Bradford] Jenkins. I am the youngest of three siblings, and the only biological child of my parents’ union. I grew up in a deeply spiritual family who loved and fought fiercely for what they believed […]

The Struggles Of A Mixed Girl: Identity by Shanese Steele

The Struggles Of A Mixed Girl: Identity by Shanese Steele (When she was 22 years old) Who am I? I find myself asking this question constantly, and with each passing year the answer seems to change. Being mixed or multiracial has not always been easy for me and it has been a struggle to try […]

A Personal Reflection Of Colorism in Black Society

A Personal Reflection Of Colorism In Black Society And The Struggle To Decolonize by Ronica Bey. My family’s heritage reflects deep southern roots as well as indigenous Native American, Caribbean (Belize) and African ancestry. My maternal great grandmother was full-blood Native of Cheraw/Yamassee and Seminole ancestry. She passed away when I was three or four […]

Mahlikah Awe:ri, Black and First Nations Drumtalk Poetic Rapologist

Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml’ga’t Saqama’sgw (The Woman Who Walks In The Light) is a Haudenosaunee Mohawk/Mi’kmaw Afro-Indigenous drum talk poetic rapologist. Mahlikah can trace her lineage in Canada to Rose Fortune and the 1700’s in Annapolis, Royal, Nova Scotia. Her Grand Auntie was the late Daurene Lewis who was the first Black Woman Mayor in Canada […]

Alvon Griffin, Creator of Two Worlds Indigenous Radio

Alvon Griffin, originator and host of Two Worlds Indigenous Radio on WMNF 88.5FM (Tampa, FL) Every Sunday from 9pm to 11pm (EST) Live Stream WMNF 88.5FM Alvon also teaches youth anger management & conflict resolution skills thru drumming & acting/theater in the juvenile justice system & after care in Florida. He created a system, using […]

Shonda Buchanan: Who is Afraid of Black Indians?

Shonda Buchanan of Choctaw, Coharie, Cherokee & African Heritage is an Award-winning Poet and Fiction Writer. An educator for the last 20 years, Shonda was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she spent much of her adolescence curled up in libraries, bathtubs, and on her front porch, reading. Her book, Who’s Afraid of Black […]

Sheilah Dasher, Mixed Black-Navajo Woman Warrior

Sheilah Naajiibah Dasher is a young woman warrior with strength and fearlessness in her name. Sheilah Naajiibah Dasher is an experienced conference speaker, workshop facilitator and American Indian advocate. Naajiibah is a Navajo female warrior name, named for her great grandmother a herbalist medicine woman. Dasher wears her Native American heritage proudly. Dasher is of […]

21st Century Native Movement in the US and Caribbean

Bamboozled No More! We are still here… Us Be Mixed or Full Blood Natives 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 […]

I am not just one part I am whole, A Personal Story

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 […]

The Lowry Band Of North Carolina

by William Loren Katz Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition.  People of African and Native American descent have played a prominent part in North Carolina history since survivors of the Lost Colony of Roanoke in 1585 found a home among the nearby Lumbee Indians and then took in runaway slaves from […]

Afro Native American Straight Dancer

Michael Davis of African, Catawba Mvskokee Creek & Santee Heritage Michael Davis is a traditional dancer in the New York pow wow circuit, Michael strives to make Black and Native presence known through his diligent and respectful participation in ceremonies and Pow wows. He always strives to be seen in a dignified and graceful way as this reflects […]
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