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    "The Other America" by Martin Luther King Jr.

    "The Other America" by Martin Luther King Jr.

    Members of the faculty and members of the student body of this great institution of learning; ladies and gentlemen. Now there are several things that one could talk about before such a large, concerned, and enlightened audience. There are so many problems facing our nation and our world, that one could just take off anywhere. But today I would like to talk mainly about the race problems since I'll have to rush right out and go to New York to talk about Vietnam tomorrow. and I've been talkin

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    May 1962 Speech in Los Angeles by Malcolm X (Full Speech)

    May 1962 Speech in Los Angeles by Malcolm X (Full Speech)

    On April 27th 1962, two LAPD police officers instructed to closely monitor a mosque’s activities (Muslim Temple 27 in Los Angeles) saw Black men taking clothes out of the back of a car outside the mosque. They approached aggressively and soon got violent, and as Malcolm X puts it, “hell broke loose”. The situation ended with seven unarmed Black Muslims shot outside the mosque. Nation of Islam (NOI) member William X Rogers was shot in the back and paralyzed for life. Temple Secretary Ronald X Sto

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    The Atlanta Compromise by Booker T. Washington

    The Atlanta Compromise by Booker T. Washington

    The Atlanta compromise was an agreement proposed in 1895 by Booker T. Washington, president of the Tuskegee Institute, between African-American leaders and Southern white leaders. It was first supported and later opposed by W. E. B. Du Bois and other African-American leaders. The agreement was that Southern blacks would work and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites guaranteed that blacks would receive basic education and due process in law. Blacks would not focus their dema

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    "The Three Evils of Society" by Martin Luther King Jr.

    "The Three Evils of Society" by Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Three Evils of Society: Racism, Poverty and War. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this speech at The National Conference for New Politics on August 31, 1967 in Chicago over Labor Day weekend in 1967. "Socialism for the Rich and Capitalism for the Poor" "But our moral lag must be redeemed; when scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men. Mr. Chairman, friends and brothers in this first gathering of the National Conference on New Polit

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    Caribean Folktales

    Caribean Folktales

    Go To: Caribbean Proverbs Go To: Afrikan Folktales Haitian Folktales Jamaican Folktales General Anansi Stories Wheeeeeeai More Coming Soon! Anansi Stories   Anansi and Snake   How Anansi Came

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    Afrikan Folktales

    Afrikan Folktales

    Go To: Afrikan Proverbs Go To: Caribbean Folktales General Afrikan Folktales Ghanaian Folktales Nigerian Folktales Tanzanian Folktales The Man Who Never Lied Anansi Does the Impossible The Cock Who Caused a Fight Between Two Towns Master Man The

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    “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” by Frederick Douglass

    “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” by Frederick Douglass

    On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass was invited to address the citizens of his hometown, Rochester, New York. Whatever the expectations of his audience on that 76th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Douglass used the occasion not to celebrate the nation’s triumphs but to remind all of its continuing enslavement of millions of people. Douglass’s speech appears below. Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing

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    What Shall Be Done with the Slaves if Emancipated? by Frederick Douglass

    What Shall Be Done with the Slaves if Emancipated? by Frederick Douglass

    Douglass’ Monthly, January, 1862  It is curious to observe, at this juncture, when the existence of slavery is threatened by an aroused nation, when national necessity is combining with an enlightened sense of justice to put away the huge abomination forever, that the enemies of human liberty are resorting to all the old and ten thousand times refuted objections to emancipation with which they confronted the abolition movement twenty-five years ago. Like the one stated above, these proslave

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    History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi – 20 Full Episodes

    History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi – 20 Full Episodes

    The History of Africa with Zeinab Badawi is a BBC series of Africa history based on the General History of Africa book series by UNESCO. Watch all 20 episodes. Episodes Season 1 Mother Africa (Season 1, Ep. 1) Cattle Crops & Iron (Season 1, Ep. 2) Gift of the Nile (Season 1, Ep. 3) The Kingdom of Kush (Season 1, Ep. 4) The Rise of Aksum (Season 1, Ep. 5) Kings & Emirs (Season 1, Ep. 6)

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    13th (Documentary)

    13th (Documentary)

    13th is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the “intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;” it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. DuVernay contends that slavery has been perpetuated since the end of the American Civil War throu

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    The Black Church (PBS) Full Episodes

    The Black Church (PBS) Full Episodes

    The documentary reveals how Black people have worshipped and, through their spiritual journeys, improvised ways to bring their faith traditions from Africa to the New World, while translating them into a form of Christianity that was not only truly their own, but a redemptive force for a nation whose original sin was found in their ancestors’ enslavement across the Middle Passage. Visit the official website for additional content and resources. The Black Church: Episode 1 The

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    ‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass’ Speech

    ‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass’ Speech

    The U.S. celebrates this Independence Day amid nationwide protests and calls for systemic reforms. In this short film, five young descendants of Frederick Douglass read and respond to excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” which asks all of us to consider America’s long history of denying equal rights to Black Americans.  

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    Adinkra Symbols

    Adinkra Symbols

    ADINKRAHENE • “Chief of Adinkra Symbols” |  Greatness, Charisma, Leadership •  AKOBEN • “War Horn” |  Vigilance, Wariness •  AKOFENA • “Sword of War” |  Courage, Valor •  AKOKONAN • “The Leg of a Hen” |  Mercy, Nurturing •  AKOMA

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    Largest African Ethnic Groups – 2019

    Largest African Ethnic Groups – 2019

    Largest African Ethnic Groups – Overall 1. Egyptians are an African ethnic group that consists of over one-hundred million people but are not ranked above. Ethnic group/ People/ Tribe Population (#) Language Family Countries Region Ethnic group/ People/ Tribe Population (#) Language Family Countries Region

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    African Diaspora - Largest Populations (2018)

    African Diaspora - Largest Populations (2018)

    Largest African Ethnic Groups – Overall 1. Egyptians are an African ethnic group that consists of over one-hundred million people but are not ranked above. Ethnic group/ People/ Tribe Population (#) Language Family Countries Region Ethnic group/ People/ Tribe Population (#) Language Family Countries Region

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    About HIV/ AIDS

    About HIV/ AIDS

    HIV The Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that infect humans. Over time, they cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS),[1][2] a condition in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.[3] Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype.[4] In most cases, HIV is a sexually

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    Kwanzaa: Origins & Meanings of Nguzo Saba symbols

    Kwanzaa: Origins & Meanings of Nguzo Saba symbols

    DAGO KNOT • Unity | A Pan-African symbol of unity found in several African cultures. AHENWA •  | The Akan throne, symbol of national identity, cultural groundedness and rightful governance, used in Kwanzaa to represent the principle of Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). AKOMA NTOASO • Understanding, Agreement | The Adinkra symbol of shared effort and obligation. Akoma Ntoaso is used in Kwanzaa to represent the principle Ujima

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    “The Police and the Press”, “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?”, and “The Most Disrespected Person in America”: Excepts from May 5, 1962, Speech by Malcolm X

    “The Police and the Press”, “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?”, and “The Most Disrespected Person in America”: Excepts from May 5, 1962, Speech by Malcolm X

    The following are excerpts from a speech that Malcolm X gave on May 5, 1962 at the funeral service of Ronald Stokes in Los Angeles, who was killed by the LAPD. The incident occurred on April 27th at a mosque that previously been monitored by the police department. Then one night there was a disputed altercation between the police and the members of the mosque that resulted in an overwhelming police force killing of seven members of the Nation of Islam that night, including Stokes. The Polic

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    Maafa 21 – Black Genocide in 21st Century America

    Maafa 21 – Black Genocide in 21st Century America

    Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America. The title comes from the Swahili term “Maafa,” which means tragedy or disaster and is used to describe the centuries of global oppression of African people during slavery, apartheid and colonial rule, while the number “21” refers to an alleged maafa in the 21st century (though beginning in the 19th), which the film says is the disproportionately high rate of abortion among African Americans. According to the film, Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenth

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