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Carlota Lucumí, popularly known as La Negra Carlota whose date of birth is unknown but died in November 1844. Carlota was an enslaved African woman from the Kingdom of Benin in West Africa. Her last name, Lucumi, comes from her ethnic group, who were descendants from the Yoruba people who are presently Nigerian and in the Benin Republic. Lucumi was...
The Portuguese in the sixteenth century bought, sold, traded and transported African people illegally. Brazil, due to its large territorial region received almost forty percent (40%) of these indigenous African people via the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. These slaves from Africa formed or practised a dance called Capoeira. The most widely accepted origin of the word “capoeira” originates from the “Tupi”...
Elijah Muhammad formerly known as Elijah Robert Poole saw the earth on October 7th, 1897, and died on February 25th, 1975. He was an extraordinary writer, a religious leader, and declared himself as a messenger of Allah, and the Nation of Islam or the Islamic State was under his leadership from 1934 till death defeated him in the year...
Muhammad Ali Pasha was born March 4th 1769, in Macedonia, Rumelia Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire to Ibrahim Agha l, unit commander of the Ottoman force and Zeinab, the daughter of the ruler of Kavala. At a tender age, he lost his father and had to live with his uncle where he was raised.  His diligence in his uncle’s...
In 1704, a young slave was carried abroad in the Bance Ifland vessel from the Windward & Rice coast, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts on May 6th. Nothing was known about this; thus his birth name, age and date of birth were not recorded upon his capture. From his native tongue, it was concluded that he was of the Akan,...
Muhammad Ali, was born as Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., on January 17, 1942, at Louisville, in Kentucky, U.S. He was an American professional boxer and a social activist. Ali was the first fighter ever to win the world heavyweight championship on three separate occasions. He successfully defended this title 19 times. Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr in the time of separation...
💛PEARLS OF WISDOM💛 lt's not enough to know, you must do.It's good to plan but there will be no progress if you don't follow through.Great strategies are those that are implemented.Action is forever the greatest measure of intelligence.You should always go out to make a difference.The writer in you ought to write.The music in you must be sung.The problem should...
Job Ben Solomon was born Ayuba Suleiman Diallo in Bondu of the Futa Toro state present-day Senegal in 1701, to a noble family Islamic patriarchs. Due to the prestige and social status of his family, he became acquainted with Sambo the Futan prince and they both studied the Quran and Arabic language. By the time he was nineteen, he...
Ota Benga was born in the year 1883 in the Ituri Forest which became the Congo Free State and it is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was born into the Mbuti Pygmy colony, one of many small groups of extended family groups of between 15 to 20 people. These colonies were always wandering about, moving from...
In 1878, Sir Henry Belter Frere, British High Commissioner to Southern Africa issued a thirty-day ultimatum to Zulu King, Cetshwayo, ordering him to dismantle the Zulu military. This ultimatum provided no effect as demand was highly unfeasible within the given timeframe and Cetshwayo also would not budge. When the thirty-day ultimatum expired on January 22nd, 1879,  Sir Frere ordered Major...

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