The technological and scientific ingenuity of the Black race (and men such as Jesse Eugene Russell) has been one aspect of world history that has been hidden, under-appreciated, and belittled. Today in Africa, millions of Africans attribute the invention of the smartphone (among many other things) to the Europeans. They do not know that the ..
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Humanity owes the Black race a lot of apologies for concealing her achievements and denying her ingenuity. As we dig more and more into Black history, we are surprised to find that the Black race has contributed immensely to the progress of humanity, far more than the caucasian world is willing to admit. Children all ..
Butler R. Wilson, a Boston civil rights attorney, called him “one of the most skilled and well-known dentists among the younger members of the profession.” Dr. George Franklin Grant, a black dentist, was not just a successful dentist, but also an inventor. He invented and patented the oblate palate, a prosthetic device that allows people ..
Following the introduction of cattle into the Caribbean in 1493, during Christopher Columbus’s second voyage, cattle ranching proliferated along a series of frontiers across the grasslands of North and South America. While historians have recognized that Africans and their descendants were involved in the establishment of those ranching frontiers, the emphasis has been on their ..
The Kingdom of Nubia, centered in Sudan and the Southern Egyptian Nile valley, was indeed the ancient Kingdom of Kush. The Kushite period of rule was established in Nubia after the end of the Late Bronze Age and the breakdown of the New Kingdom of Egypt. Throughout its early stage, the Kush kingdom was based ..
Ever since the Europeans and Arabs invaded Kemet/Africa, over a thousand years ago, they have been fascinated and obsessed with the vast knowledge and heritage that the African continent houses. For centuries, they have dug up the ancient graves of notable Africans from various empires, kingdoms, and cultures, in a bid to understand how Africa ..
How White Mob Killed Frazier Baker With His Baby Girl & Burnt His House In 1898 Frazier Baker was appointed the first African American postmaster of Lake City, South Carolina, in July 1897 by President William McKinley. Frazier Baker, who was a school teacher, had Lavinia as his wife and was also a father of ..
Britain’s 1919 race riot was one of the most violent periods of racial turmoil in the 20th century. The riot which was reported to have taken place in cities across the UK, including Cardiff, Salford, and Liverpool and was in part sparked by political, social anger, and economic anger. It was reportedly started by white ..
The Red Summer racial massacre in Elaine, Arkansas 1919, was one of the foremost race riots in America recorded during the early 20th century. Though an exact number of casually is still unknown, an estimated 200 African Americans are said to have been killed along with five whites, during the racial massacre in Elaine, Arkansas. ..
The black population of Bristol on April 30, 1963, protested against the Bristol Omnibus Company and the Transportation and General Workers’ Union (TGWU) racist employment practices. There were an estimated 6,000 black people in Bristol in 1963. Bristol was slow to hire black bus crews unlike the hiring and visibility of black bus crews in ..
Just off the highway in this nondescript town, in a dirt path that meanders through the dense vegetation and trees of the heavy Nigerian rainforest lies the relics of what is arguably one of the most impressive monuments in sub-Saharan Africa: an extensive, 100-mile-long wall and moat which was constructed some 1,000 years ago. Known ..
Starting from 1440-1897, the Benin Empire, otherwise known as the Edo empire, was the largest pre-colonial African state in what is today Nigeria. Today, although his position is largely symbolic and traditional, there is still an Oba or King who directs the kingdom’s affairs. The Benin Empire was one of the oldest and most well-organized ..
For history buffs, they might have come across the name Carthage in their history books back in the day. Well, Carthage is a great African city of antiquity on the north coast of the continent. It’s now a residential suburb located in Tunis, the Tunisian capital. According to documented history, it was founded by the ..
Ancient Songhai Empire, Africa: The West African region is home to some of Africa’s oldest kingdoms, some of which played critical roles in the growth and development of trade and economies of the region. After the toppling of old kingdoms and their replacement with newer, albeit, smaller ones, changes were inevitable. These transformations were mostly ..
Ashanti Kingdom Of Ghana, Africa: During the 17th century, in what is now known as Ghana, the Ashanti Empire became more popular in the West African region. The Ashanti or Asante, as some would call them, were a subgroup of people who spoke the Akan language, and were made up of small chiefdoms. They established ..
Many people have been forced to believe the lies that Africans were living in caves and bushes before the colonizers came. Accounts have been given of how Africa was a primitive civilization with no inventions and contributions to human development. But many of these accounts are false to a certain degree. This article does not ..
The ancient tribes of Africa are so unique and profound that their tales send shivers running down the spines of any African who truly comes across them. One of such tribes is the Buganda and Rwanda people, who were one of the earliest humans on earth. Their story brings the noble nature of Africa to ..