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As descendants of African people, we’re constantly saturated with negative portrayals. Popular culture and the education system are often times the primary culprits. Despite these visual messages being sent our way, whether it’s in reference to beauty standards, intelligence or overall value, there tends to be a dominate overarching theme: that Black people contributed nothing to world culture or human civilization. Even though this is an obvious lie, individuals in the African diaspora have internalized this adulterated idea. Thus, we wanted to illuminate the darkness and clear the muddy waters created by the disingenuous narratives of African history. So let’s...

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Author: Sankofa Aya   Many articles written about Nesta Robert Marley focus on the number of albums sold, his weed-smoking, and his financial legacy as an artist. However, few articles are written about his message and the impact he’s had on the human race. More importantly, less is said of the power and the magnitude of self-confidence, amour-propre and Black Pride that Bob Marley evokes and wakens out of the Afreekhan Race.  Bob Marley was a spiritual warrior whose work is still educating and enlightening the world. His passion was expressed through his music. He preached on the invaluable strength...

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Author: Sankofa Aya “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Mosiah Garvey Born in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica on August 17th, 1887, Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a student of law andphilosophy. He learned from the likes of Duse Ali Muhammad and Toussaint Louverture. He learnedthat Carthage and Egypt were Black civilizations who ruled the world for centuries prior to europeancolonization. Garvey was clear on the realities of our existence and our inability to coexist in peace and harmony so long as inequalities persist. His analysis on race assimilation stipulated that...

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Sept 1758- Oct 1806    Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1805 constitution. Under Dessalines, Haiti became the first country in the Americas to permanently abolish slavery. Initially regarded as governor-general, Dessalines was later named Emperor Jacques I of Haiti (1804–1806) by the Generals of the Haitian Revolution Army. He is the founding father of Haiti. Dessalines served as an officer in the French army, when the colony was fending off Spanish and British incursions. Later he rose to become a commander in the revolt against France. As Toussaint Louverture's principal lieutenant, he led many successful engagements, including...

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Author: Sankofa Aya Gladys Mae West - Navy Hero There are many Afreekahns who contribute tremendously to global society via their everyday 9-to-5 plantation posts, yet they remain hidden from the public eye. Their talents are used daily by masses and credit is rarely given - publicly. Many of us go unrecognized. Our works are undervalued and downplayed until one of us begins to acknowledge the other’s contributions and our greatness on the internet and other forums like social media. Then, of course, it becomes “newsworthy” and the doppelgangers find it convenient to bestow an award after 50 or 70...

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