The Weeksville Heritage Center, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, is a very special historic place which is now fundraising to survive. Weeksville was founded by former slaves in 1827, just 11 years after New York abolished slavery. The town was named after its founder, James Weeks, an African American longshoreman...
I found this write-up "British-Nigerian filmmaker Adeyemi Michael: All immigrants are conquerors" on BBC.com. This is a review of a very powerful short film, "Entitled" made by British-Nigerian filmmaker Adeyemi Michael. "Entitled" highlights the power of motherhood and the strong culture of the Nigerian immigrant community in...
I am sharing this article from The Root because I was
completely floored by the massive numbers of African peoples who were
transported into bondage through the Middle Passage…12.5 million human
beings! I never saw these numbers
because these details are not included in our school history books. Please read below.
How Many Slaves...
My friend’s father was one of the Montford Point Marines. Until she told me his story, I had never heard of this unit of brave African American fighting men, who were ultimately honored with their own Congressional Medal design. So, I thought I would share this article that tells...
people! I have to share this traveling
exhibit by the Studio Museum in Harlem.
If you have never been, let me tell you that the Studio Museum in Harlem
is a wonderful place to visit. It was
founded in 1968 by a group of artists, philanthropists, and community activists
to display art, support artists...
By Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
grandmother was raised in Louisiana in the late 1920s. She and my grandfather
migrated to Texas in the early 60s chasing economic opportunity. Their
transition went well and they successfully acclimated to life in Texas. Despite
the move, her beliefs and food customs showed that she was a Louisianan at
According to Caribbean360, they are “braving the Atlantic Ocean, crossing 3000 miles with over 1.5 million oar strokes and little sleep, to get to their destination in Antigua.”
There are two other four-person all-female teams participating in the Atlantic Challenge – Astro to Atlantic (U.K) and Row for the Ocean (U.K), but the Team Antigua Island...
Legendary sports figure Muhammad Ali is being honored by his
Kentucky home town.
Wednesday, officials announced that Louisville International Airport will be
renamed after the late boxer and humanitarian.
new name will be Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, although the
current three-letter code ― SDF ― will stay the same, according to the Courier-Journal.
Mayor Greg Fischer said...
Born and raised in Birmingham, Lola is both British and Nigerian. As the oldest daughter, she started the first generation of British-Nigerian in her family.
But to what extent can she lay claim to being Nigerian when she cannot speak her mother tongue?
This film is part of BBC Stories stories 1...
NGR (pronounced en-jer), is an ancient term which means GOD. Yes, that is how ancient African Peoples, aka Negroes, were referred to originally. It is in this spirit of this word that this magazine has been named. NGR Magazine International seeks to enlighten people about the positive, respectful meaning of NGR…in the spirit of humanity.