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Sonia Sanchez. "All poets, all writers are political. They either maintain the status quo, or they say, ‘Something’s wrong, let’s change it for the better.’ That’s what my life has really been about."

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from the Guardian

Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures

black people in Victorian Britain - Eleanor Xiniwe, The African Choir. London Stereoscopic Company, 1891.

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Jean Jacques Dessalines, hero of the Haitian Revolution. The recent presentation from Black History Studies entitled "Slavery Is Not Our History" detailed many of the ways in which enslaved African people liberated themselves and fought against kidnapping, genocide and mass enslavement in Africa, on board the slave ships, on many Caribbean islands, and in South America and the United States.

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from Wallpaper*

'Another London' photography exhibition at Tate Britain, London

Commenting on his photography 4 the Black Panther Movement in the UK, photographer Neil Kenlock recalls “Pple were calling us all sorts of names in the streets & painting graffiti everywhere. In school, there was no black history...If you asked the teachers where black people came from, they would say: ‘Somewhere in Africa, up a tree,’ & that’s it. So w/ the Black Panther movement we had educational classes, public meeting & lectures."

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The man who was caged in a zoo

The man who was caged in a zoo In 1904, Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us...

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Pare Watene 1878 (you can see the introduction of the black americans, some that fled from slavery to the Indian Nations, where they were accepted, lived free, married and had children) ♔Life, likes and style of Creole-Belle ♥

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from Mail Online

'The end of slavery led to hunger and death for millions of black Americans': Extraordinary claims in new book

Professor Jim Downs new revisionist history of the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation claims that a million black Americans suffered hunger and died following the end of slavery

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Africans did NOT sell their own people into slavery. My country Ghana was a major Slave Trading Post. I was shocked to read so many people believe Africans sold their own brothers and sisters into slavery. There were 2 types of slave trading in Africa. Arab traders Trans-Saharan and Europeans Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Criminals condemned to death in various societies for being "Un-African" helped "white strangers" get slaves as servants. Whites turned the criminals into monsters with…

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Malcolm X's daughter on Juneteenth: 'We're in denial of the African holocaust'

Malcolm X's daughter on Juneteenth: 'We're in denial of the African holocaust' . Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of civil rights activist, speaks at 17th century burial ground to remember the end of slavery in the US

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