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  Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died at the age of 81. A fiery voice against Aparthied, Madikizela-Mandela carved out her own place in history during her marriage to South African leader, Nelson Mandela. Madikizela-Mandela was given the prestigious Order of Luthuli in 2016 due to her fight for democracy. She was a complex person who was able…

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(Photo credit: Ann Zingha by Achille DevÈria, printed by FranÁois Le Villain) In celebration of Black History Month, rolling out is highlighting important figures in Black culture. Today, we examine the accomplishments of Queen Nzinga. – Queen Nzinga Mbande of Angola was a resilient leader of the Mbundu people. She used her charm and tactics of…

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The Travel Channel is willing to tell the world that King Tut’s mother resembled a White woman. The station will feature their “findings” on their series “Expedition Unknown” with Josh Gates. Apparently, Gates and Egyptologist Dr. Aidan Dodson received permission from Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and The Egyptian Museum to remove the protective glass case…

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Sampa The Great is a poet, singer and songwriter in a lane all her own. Hailing from Zambia, the young artist fully embraces her natural style and energy. She prides herself on allowing her music to be both thought provoking and relatable. These past few years, the artist has been spending time in the UK…

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Italian authorities are announcing the discovery of 26 teenage Black girls who were found dead in the waters of the Mediterranean sea. According to CNN, the bodies of the girls ranged from 14 to 18 and were found floating near a collapsed rubber boat to which other survivors were clinging for dear life. Ever since the…

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African Americans have always speculated about the cultural differences between African culture and African American culture, especially as it relates to marriage and relationships.  Men have referred to the polygamist cultures in Africa as proof that having more than one woman is in line with the instinctive nature of the Black man. Afro pop artist MARENIKAE is…

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Lisa Brown

As a longtime yoga practitioner, Lisa Brown had purchased yoga mats for many years but not one of them had ever reflected the actual African heritage of the practice of yoga. Eventually, the irony of this occurred to her but so did the opportunity of it and almost immediately she began working to fill that…

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The history, pulse, rhythm and energy of Africa spiral into motion in a new series by visual artist Danny Simmons. Noted for his abstract-expressionist paintings, Simmons is now merging oil paints with African and abstract print fabrics. On the surface, the works call to mind a kaleidoscope with its fusion of psychedelic imagery, juxtaposed patterns and…

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One Bank of America worker is out of a job this morning. Christine McMullen Lindgren, who worked at a branch in Atlanta Georgia, was recently fired from the financial institution for sharing a racist post on Facebook. The trouble for Lindgren, 57, began with her racist rant where she spoke so vilely of Black people,…

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Deliverance in Africa in conjunction with Soweto Street Beat, and International photographer Calvin Evans are scheduled to present “Zulu Kingdom” and Lion Heart Gallery Exhibition,  a live South African dance, and musical production produced by the only professional South African dance, and theater company in the U.S. In addition to an evening filled with dance, live music,…

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In America, the Black Lives Matter movement has succeeded in reaching millions across the country. But internationally there seems to be a disregard for Black lives when it comes to terrorism in Africa. The recent attacks by ISIS in Paris shocked the world as the sight of bloodied, injured and dead White bodies flooded mainstream…

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