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8 of the Biggest Myths Propagated About Black American History

Black People Were Better Off in America Many historians have argued that slavery somehow saved many Black people from the primitive “Dark Continent” of Africa. Yet, Africans were succeeding far before European intervention. Black History...

8 Things You Need to Know About the Mistreatment of Black People in Spain

Spain built a barrier to keep Black people out. According to a 2014 article published by The New York Times, “ten years ago Spain spent more than 30 million euros building up the barriers around...

10 Mind-Blowing Things to Know About Education in Africa Before the Arrival of Europeans

African knowledge was not only passed down orally. The notion that ancient African education was oral and not written is only a myth. In his book, "Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora," Dr....

10 Fascinating Facts about the Zulu’s Victory Over the British at the Battle of...

The Zulus were the most dominant. In his book, Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier, John Laband explains that, at the time of the Battle of Isandlwana, the Zulu Kingdom, under the...

10 Facts That Clear Up Confusion Around What Exactly Is an Arab

The Original Arabs Were Black Bertram Sidney Thomas was a historian and former prime minister of Muscat and Oman. A civil servant of England, he was the first documented Westerner to travel across the Empty...

8 Ways That Racism Made the Great Depression Worse for Black People

Black People Were Killed for Their Jobs Jobs were, no doubt, scarce during the Great Depression (1929-1941). In some cases, whites killed Black employees in order to create jobs for unemployed whites. In fact, the Encyclopedia...

8 Interesting Reasons the Obama Era May Be the Third Reconstruction Period

President Barack Obama's election marks the beginning of the Third Reconstruction. In an interview conducted by Annabel Park and Eric Byler of Story of America, the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, described...

8 Examples of How the International Criminal Court Unfairly Targets Africa While Ignoring Atrocities...

Excluding as a Means of Protecting  Thirty-four African countries agreed to the terms of the International Criminal Court. Data from the World Bank shows that all of them receive foreign aid; much of this aid comes from...

Not the Great Emancipator: 10 Racist Quotes Abraham Lincoln Said About Black People

Lincoln's True Opinion of the Civil War The history books often declare that President Abraham Lincoln saw the Civil War as an opportunity to bring about justice and free...
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10 Techniques Used By Archeologists, Historians and Institutions to Generate False Narrative About African...

Telling the Story of Europe in Africa “Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.” In his book, Africana Studies: A Survey of the African Diaspora, Dr. Mario...
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10 Interesting Facts From Dr. John Henrik Clarke About the Kingdom of Kongo

The Golden Age Greece had Pericles. England had Queen Elizabeth I. And the Kingdom of Kongo had Shamba Bolongongo. John Henrik Clarke, a Pan-Africanist scholar, professor, writer and historian, expressed that, just like European societies, the...

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