Black History Facts

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Matthew Henson – August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955

  • First African-American Artic explorer.
  • Recognized as the first person to reach the North Pole in 1909.
  • Recorded his Artic memoirs, A Negro Explorer at the North Pole, in 1912.
  • In 1937, became the first African-American accepted into, The Explorers Club, due to his Achievement.
  • Made six voyages and spent a total of 18 years in expeditions.
  • At the age of 70, received an award from U.S. Navy and gold medal from Chicago Geographic Society.

Marcus Garvey – August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940

  • Jamaican political leaders, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, orator, and proponent of the Pan-Africanism movement.
  • Founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) in 1914.
  • At its height, the organization has over 5 million paid members worldwide, the largest African diaspora organization of its time.
  • In 1919, established the Negro Factories Corporation and founded the Black Star Line, a shipping and passenger line which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.
  • One of the most influential leaders of the 20th century in Jamaica.

Bob Marley – February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981

  • Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist and activist.
  • Music became closely associated with the movement towards Black political independence, prominent in America and several African and South American countries.
  • First global pop star to emerge from a developing nation.
  • Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
  • Although Marley never received a Grammy nomination, was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

It’s amazing how hard we fought, how much accomplished, achieved, recognized, but still isn’t a subject to be taught in the curriculums in schools for our children to learn, so they can improve on themselves.

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Black History Facts

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Jomo Kenyatta – October 20, 1891 – August 22, 1978

  • Kenyan politician; became Kenya’s first president and considered finding father of the Kenyan nation.
  • Led Kenya African National Union (KANU) delegation to the first and second Lancaster Conference in London where Kenya’s Independence Constitution was negotiated in 1960 and 1962.
  • Supported reconciliation and consistently asked white settlers not to leave Kenya.
  • His policy was that of continuity and gradual Africanisation of the government, keeping many colonial civil servants in their old jobs as gradually replaced by Kenyans.
  • Oversaw peaceful land reform process, Kenya’s admission into the United Nations, and established institutions of independent Kenya.

Kwame Nkrumah – September 21, 1909 – April 27, 1972

  • Prime Minister of Ghana between 1957 and 1960.
  • President of Ghana from 1960 – 1966.
  • Helped organized the Fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester, England in 1945.
  • Declared the Independence of Ghana from the United Kingdom in 1957.
  • Announced plans for a new constitution, which made Ghana a republic, in 1960.
  • Was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union.
  • Ghana became a founding member of the Organization of African Unity in 1963.
  • In 2000, he was elected the greatest African of the millennium, by a vote in Africa.

Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan – December 31, 1918 – March 19, 2015

  • African-American writer and historian.
  • Considered to be one of the most prominent Afrocentric scholars by some in Black Nationalist community.
  • Authored 49 books, primarily on ancient Nile Valley v civilizations and its influence on Western cultures.
  • In 1945, received doctoral degrees in cultural anthropology and Moorish history from the University of Havana and the University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Appointed chairman of the African Studies Committee of the newly-founded United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1945.

Patrice Lumumba – July 2,1925 – January 17, 1961

  • Congolese independence leader and first democratically-elected leader of Congo, as prime minister, at the age of 35.
  • Founder and leader of mainstream Mouvement National Congolais.
  • Had an integral role in the campaign for Independence from Belgium.
  • He Co-established the Mouvement National Congolais in 1958, to call for countrywide unity and freedom from colonial atrocities.
  • He was assassinated in 1961.
  • In 2013, the United States of America admitted President Eisenhower authorized his assassination.
  • In 1964, Malcolm X and Lumumba was “the greatest Black man who ever walked the African continent…”

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Black History Facts

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Elijah Muhammed – October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975

  • Born in the Jim Crow south, moved to Detroit.
  • Converted to Islam and studied under Master Fard.
  • After becoming Master Fard’s Representative for the Nation of Islam (NOI), he became the Leader.
  • Mentored Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, and Muhammed Ali.
  • Refused induction into the military during WW2, jailed for 5 years, and is believed to be the inspiration for Muhammed Ali to do the same.
  • Oversaw the largest growth in the history on the Nation of Islam.
  • Established the newspaper Muhammed Speaks, a university of Islam (private elementary and high school), grocery stores, restaurants and more.
  • Purchased and and businesses to provide housing and employment for the members of the NOI and beyond.
  • Authored “Message of the Blackman in America” and “How to Eat to Live”.

Malcolm X – May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

  • Muslim minister and human rights activist.
  • Born Malcolm Little; considered “Little” a slave name and chose “X” to signify his lost tribal name.
  • Appointed as assistant minister of Temple Number One in 1953.
  • In 1960, founded the newspaper, Muhammed Speaks, to further promote the message of the Nation of Islam.
  • Terminated relationship with Nation of Islam in 1964 and created the religious organization, Muslim Mosque, Inc.
  • Changed name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and converted to traditional Islam during his pilgrimage to Mecca Saudi Arabia in 1964.

Medgar Evers – July 2, 1925 – June 22, 1963.

  • American civil rights activist from Mississippi.
  • Worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi and enact social justice and voting rights.
  • Secretary for National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP).
  • Worked on voting rights and registration, economic opportunity, access to public facilities, and other changes within segregated society.
  • Murdered by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • His murder and resulting trials inspired civil rights protests, as well as numerous works of art, music, and film.

Muhammed Ali – January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016

  • Professional boxer and activist.
  • Won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
  • In 1967, convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000, and banned from boxing for three years, after refusing induction into the United States Armed Forces, due to religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in Vietnam.
  • Promoted racial pride for African-Americans and resistance to White domination during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.
  • Widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.
  • Ranked as the greatest athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated and the Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC.

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Manic Monday! Violence Is Everywhere!

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Something needs to be done! Something must be done! Our men and women; boys and girls; Mothers and Fathers; Aunts and Uncles are dying at a rapid rate. They are being killed by the hands 😡 of our own kind. We are so hungry for what the next man has or is struggling for, that we can’t see the pain or the absence we are about to cause before we pull the trigger. We can’t see the families that will suffer. We can’t see the emptiness we are about to endure on someone else before our actions are already in play. Then the void happens and we could careless because we are now numb to the results. It then drives us to want more and because we are numbed to the aftermath we can’t see it come to us.

When it is your turn, your family all “why,” but they have no idea of your wrong doing or do they? Did they care when it was you or here doing what you had to do to get what they needed? Did they know of all the pain and suffering you caused? Were they aware of the voids you left in families? Were they immune to your emptiness you had within you? Now they want justice and why shouldn’t they if they had no clue, but I’d they did then their cries are just as hollow as the families you left to mourn for their loved ones.

Why so much violence? Why so much poverty? Why do much anger for your own kind? Why so much hate and no love for your brothers and sisters 💔😢😭? Because we bleed like you. We’re suffering as you are! We’re hurting and starving the same! We’re crying for help like you! We’re struggling through poverty! We’re clawing our way out just like you and had you allowed us to make, just maybe we all could have made it, but you stole our way out and now we have to begin again!

In the city of Baltimore, the violence is overwhelming. It looks difficult to see an end when you read things like this: Try better Citizens to be better than what they already call you “savages”.

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Black History Facts

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Mary McLeod Bethune – July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955

  • Educator, statewoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist.
  • President of the Southwestern Federation of Colored Women’s Club from 1920 to 1925.
  • Founded the Daytona Beach Literary and Industrial School for Training Negro Girls, which eventually became a college, merged with the all-made Cookman Collage in 1929.
  • Founded the National Council of Negro Women in New York in 1935.
  • In 1938, hosted the White House Conference on Negro Women and Children, which highlighted the importance of Black women in democratic roles.
  • Notable quote: “Therefore, there can be no discrimination, no segregation, and no separation of some citizens from the rights which belong to all… We are on our way. But these are frontier which we must conquer…”

Bessie Coleman – January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926

  • American civil aviator, known as “Queen Bessie”.
  • First woman of African-American and Native American descent to hold a pilot license.
  • In 1921, she received her international pilot license in France because no flight school in America would train a colored woman.
  • Her goals were to expose her people to the world of aviation. She desired to speak to audience, children to inspire them to get involved in the flight industry.
  • In 1926, she fell to get death while practicing for one of her famous stunt shows. Evidence later indicated her plane may have been tampered with.
  • Inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame 2006.

Fannie Lou Hamer – October 6,1917 – March 14, 1977

  • Voting rights activist, civil rights leader and philanthropist.
  • Worked for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
  • Helped poor and needy families in her Mississippi community.
  • Vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP).
  • Elected as a national Democratic Party delegate in 1972.
  • Died on March 14, 1977, and according to the New York Times, “None of us would be where we are today had she not been there then.”

Shirley ChisholmNovember 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005

  • Politician, educator, and author.
  • First African-American woman elected to the United States Congress.
  • Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 by President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Joan Higginbotham – August 3, 1964 – Present

  • Engineer and former NASA astronaut.
  • Third African-American woman to go into space.
  • Actively participated in 53 space shuttle launches during nine-year tenure at Kennedy Space Center.
  • Logged over 308 hours in space during her mission with the crew of STS-116; her primary task was to operate the Space Station Remote Manipulator System.
  • Mae Jemison was the first African-American female astronaut in space in 1992 aboard the Endeavour.

There’s no place you can’t go and be goal you can’t achieve; no dream you can’t make a reality.

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Black History Facts

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Zumbi Dos Palmares – 1655 – November 20, 1695

  • Principals representative of Black resistance to slavery during the period of Colonial Brazil.
  • The leader of Quilombo dos Palmares, a free community of slaves.
  • In 1675, helped defend Quilombo against Portuguese soldiers; known as a great warrior.
  • Replaced Ganga Zumba in Palmares and commanded the resistance Portuguese army in 1680.
  • In 1695, was betrayed, denounced, and beheaded by former companion at the age of 40.
  • Date of death, November 20, is a Brazilian National Holiday, known as Black Consciousness Day or Black Awareness Day.

Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable – 1745 – August 28, 1818

  • Was born in San Domingo, Haiti, but the actual date is unknown.
  • Frontier trader, trapper, farmer-entrepreneur, peacekeeper and protector of Native Americans.
  • Foundeda settlement that later became the City of Chicago in 1779.
  • Well known for trading goods throughout Midwest; expanded his cabin to a trading post, which later became a small community with a church, school, and store.
  • Had commerical buildings, docks,a mansion house with fruit orchards and livestock in 1776.

The First Black Cowboys – Bass Reeves

  • One in four of America’s cowboys were African-American.
  • Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with herding cattle from homelands to Wear Africa.
  • Federation of Black Cowboys maintained the legacies of Black cowboys in America.
  • Hollywood gave little attention to Black cowboys who made their mark in western history.
  • Notable Black Cowboys: Bass Reeves, Ned Huddleston (aka Isom Dart), and William “Bill” Pickett.

Paul Robeson – April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976.

  • Athlete and performing artist who became involved with Civil Rights Movement.
  • First Black actor to play Shakespeare’s Othello, on Broadway.
  • Supported Pan-Africanism, sang for Loyalist soldiers during Spain’s civil war, took part in anti-Nazi demonstrations, and performed for Allied forced during WW2.
  • Labeled a communist and staunchly criticized by government officials, as well as some African-American leaders.
  • Blacklisted from domestic concert venues, record labels, and film studios due to his advocacy of anti-imperialism affiliation with communism, criticism of the United States government.
  • In 1950, barred by the U.S. State Department from renewing his passport to travel abroad for engagements.

Always stand sure what you believe in or fall for whatever they tell you is real.

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Saturday, Sit Down With Lady K.

Saturday, Sit Down With Lady K.

Goddess morning Royals 👑. First, give praise and worship to the all High.

I recently had the pleasure of watching a sister in arms go live and I love her energy, her truth, her beliefs, her point of view, her facts, etc. I love her and now choice to follow her. Below I am uploading the most recent post of her live that I had the pleasure of witnessing. Yes it is very blunt and to the point. I agree with her 💯 and strange strong with get on so many issues.

This woman is the truth and the issues she speaks on touched me. She got the nail on the head and so I’m sharing her message. Shame on those who oppose their people to stay faced. I talked about these issues myself and this is why I’m so supportive of her.

I’ll let you all see for yourself what I am talking about. She deep and I’m feeling her

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