Category: African History

Ceremonial Wreath Laying in honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination Of Martin Luther King Jr.

A ceremonial wreath laying in honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev Martin Luther King Jr at MLK Memorial in Washington DC. Fifty years after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader’s family and admirers…

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“State Funeral to be held for Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela”Says the South African Govt..

The South African government has announced a state funeral for Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife of the country’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. “Freedom fighter Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela will be laid to rest on 14 April 2018, during a state…

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Al Sharpton Embraces Stephon Clark’s Brother at Funeral; Slams White House for calling shooting a ‘local matter’

The Reverend Al Sharpton is not impressed with the White House’s response to the police overkill of an unarmed black man in Sacramento, California. 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot 20 times after he was spotted hopping a fence into his grandmother’s backyard during a…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie accepts 2018 Barnes & Nobel ‘Writers for Writers’ Award in New York👌🏾

In November 2017 Poets & Writers announced that the 2018 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Awards will be given to Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as well as Steve Cannon, and Richard Russo. The Writers for Writers Award was established by Poets & Writers in 1996…

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Throwback photo of Angelique Kidjo doing the Black Panther’s ‘Wakanda’ pose in a 1994 music video

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Nigeria’s President: Buhari receives the family of Martin Luther King Jnr in the state capital Abuja

Today, Nigeria’s President Buhari received family members of African-American Human Rights Activist, Late Martin Luther Jnr, during the conferment of The First Black History Month National Black Excellence & Exceptional African Leadership Award 2018 at the Council Chambers in Abuja. In attendance were SSAP…

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There Are At Least 1,000,000 Africans In The Bottom Of Atlantic Oceans!

These were not Americans or brazillians or Jamaicans etc, these were Yoruba people, Fulani, Igbos, Ashanti, AKan, Mandinka men and women who were thrown overboard by european slave traders either because they were unruly or sick…they were thrown and fed to the sharks in…

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Wangari Maathai: The was first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. (Video)#InternationalWomensDay

Source: Greenbeltmovement Features

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Gabourey Sidibe rocks An Ankara dress Made By A designer From Sierra Leone

Actress Gabourey Sidibe rocked a lovely knee-length dress made from Ankara material, the type most Nigerian mothers, especially the Igbo ones, own and sometimes wear for village meetings. The actress said she wore the dress in celebration of Black history month, though it’s March…

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Yaaaassss, “Black Panther” Hits $700!!!Million Mark

⠀ Looks like “Black Panther” is one step closer to hitting the billion-dollar mark. In its second weekend, “Black Panther” collected almost $108 million in the U.S. and Canada, making the total after only 12 days, $704 million. The movie is doing extremely well…

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African Proverbs that will make you laugh It All Out😂😁😂:Educative and Interesting too!

1. The anger of a penis doesn’t destroy the vagina. (Zimbabwe) 2. There’s no virgin in a maternity ward. (Cameroon) 3. A child can play with it’s mother’s breasts but not with the father’s testicles. (Ghana) 4. The man who marries a beautiful woman…

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Black History Month: Sarah Forbes Bonetta,the goddaughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain

Sarah Forbes Bonetta, a princess of the Egbado clan of the Yoruba people, is best known as the goddaughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain. Bonetta was born in 1843 in what is now southwest Nigeria. Her parents’ names are unknown as are the…

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Black History Month: John Henry Malamah Thomas ( Sierra Leonean entrepreneur and a long serving mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone)

John Henry Thomas (1844–1922) was born in Hastings, a suburb of Freetown and his father died when he was three years old. John Henry Malamah Thomas is an outstanding example of a self-made magnate. He promoted trade between Colony and “up-country”, served as Mayor…

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Black History Month: John Augustus Abayomi-Cole (RIP)

    John Augustus Abayomi-Cole (1846 – July 1943) was a talented and versatile Krio (Creole) who, in the course of his long career, made his mark as priest, politician, author, agriculturalist,herbalist, and administrator. He was born at Ilorin in Nigeria, of Sierra Leone…

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Zimbabwean Afro-Jazz icon impacting young musicians

At 65, Oliver Mtukudzi is the biggest Zimbabwean Afro-jazz icon. Known in Africa by his stage name Tuku”, he is now determined to share his passion. The self-taught guitarist has opened a music school near the capital,Harare to teach others. There is no training…

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Zimbabwe gets permission to erect Bob Marley statue

As Jamaica prepares to celebrate the birth of world-renowned Reggae icon, Bob Marley, Zimbabwe has been given the go-ahead to have a statue erected in his honor. Bob Marley famously performed at Zimbabwe’s independence celebrations in 1980, making headlines for covering all his expenses…

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Creole marginalisation – a taboo subject faced head on in Sierra Leone

This article was first published by the Sierra Leone Telegraph exactly six years ago, on the 16th of August 2012 to be precise. Freetown is the only region in Sierra Leone the creoles have known as their homeland, since the abolition of slave trade….

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Africa’s first female president, has been awarded a $5 million prize for excellence in leadership

  Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been awarded a $5 million prize for excellence in African leadership. Sirleaf, who served two terms as Liberia’s president, was recognized for leading the country’s recovery from years of devastating civil war, according to the Mo…

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Black history Month- Bunny Mack Famous Sierra Leone Musician (RIP)

Today’s black history month celebration of a famous Sierra Leonean is….   Bunny Mack (Cecil Bunting MacCormack) born (3 December 1945 – 11 July 2015) was a Sierra Leonean musician, singer, songwriter and performer. He was best known for his song “Let Me Love…

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South Africa: Nelson Mandela Foundation Remembers Mandela’s Release

In honour of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on this day in 1990, his Foundation shared some of the smaller personal details of the historical occasion, including the exercise bike and body board he packed up with him. “His belongings – mainly books and…

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