On April 23rd, 2003: The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library was dedicated and opened its doors. Denver‘s Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library is the only library of its kind between Detroit and Oakland.
04/22/1739 In 1739: There was a major Slave Revolt in South Carolina. The Stono Rebellion, sometimes called Cato’s Conspiracy or Cato’s Rebellion, was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution. Related articles The Stono Rebellion At The Intersection of The Stono Rebellion and Jenkins’s Bloody Ear – Or, Freedom […]
[by Zack Roberts] The blues is a kind of music that can be vocal, instrumental (blues guitar) or both. It applies the ‘blue’ notes which are established on a ‘minor pentatonic‘ scale almost all the time, otherwise accepted as the blues scale. Blues music was deducted from the African-American communities in the U.S. out […]
sat, 1824-04-17 *On this date in 1824, Costa Rica abolished slavery. The first Blacks that arrived to Costa Rica came with the Spanish conquistadors. Slave trade was common in all the countries conquered by Spain, and in Costa Rica the first blacks seem to have come from specific sources in Africa- Equatorial and Western regions. […]
By Lamont Lilly In commemoration of Lenin’s death 90 years ago. Excerpted from a talk given at the March 29, 2014, “Hard Times are Fighting Times” conference in Durham, N.C. Just as Vladimir Lenin did in October of 1917, it is time that freedom fighters once again revisit the importance of the National Question. As […]
Published on Apr 7, 2014 Kunta Kinte The Conscious Comedian does a short documentary of the history in Richmond,Va Shockoe Bottom. The mayor of Richmond,Va Dwight Jones wants to build a baseball field over Richmond’s African Burial ground. The conscious comedian is back at it again, in the streets.
Richard Price The man who was to become the first African-American maroon arrived within a decade of Columbus’ landfall on the very first slave ship to reach the Americas. One of the last maroons to escape from slavery was still alive in Cuba only 15 years ago. The English word “maroon” (The authors have […]
by Tanya L Green “…I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing’ therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” –Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)On the crisp, sunny, fall Columbus Day in 1999, organizers of the “Say So” march approached the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. The marchers, […]
by Danny Haiphong Domestic U.S. lynch has morphed into imperialist terrorism. “Washington uses a nexus of intelligence and military institutions to lynch the world’s people of their lives and resources.” Lynch Law: The Root of US imperialism by Danny Haiphong “The prospect of being lynched by Obama’s ‘kill list’ or detained under […]
THE “BLACK MESSIAH” THE LIFE AND ASSASSINATION OF MALCOLM X WHO KILLED HIM AND WHY? A POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL FORUM ON THE 49TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Participants include: JARED BALL, PHD, editor of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X; BABA ZAK KONDO, PHD, author of Conspiracys: Unraveling the Assassination […]