King James, was the 1st King of England and he was the first to rule Scotland and Northern Island at the same time. In 1603 he commissioned a scholars to have the bible translated into English and make it available to all English speaking people throughout the world. It’s a little known fact that he was a Black man who ruled these countries in Europe. During his time he was though to be one of if not the greatest leader of his time. King James, a Black Man.
A story done by ABC News in 1999 about slavery as told by people who were slaves. Recorded in the 1940’s.
Rosemary Adaser was one of many mixed-race children considered illegitimate who was brought up in institutions run by the Catholic church in Ireland between the 1950s and 1970s. She tells of the abuse and racist treatment she suffered, and returns to her school in Kilkenny for the first time in 40 years and attempts to answer questions about her past.
These unheralded, unsung, and unappreciated women on the old west. Helped shape the country. They were mothers, teachers, businesswomen, ministers, nannies, cooks, landowners wives, daughters, of and indeed. The backbone of this country and the world.
Inspired by the events in Ferguson following the shooting of Michael Brown, Lauryn Hill shared this painful previously unreleased song called “Black Rage” via twitter (21/08/2014).
DominiqueChristina is an an award-winning poet, author, educator, and activist. She holds five national poetry slam titles in four years, including the 2014 & 2012 Women of the World Slam Champion and 2011 National Poetry Slam Champion. Her work is greatly influenced by her family’s legacy in the Civil Rights Movement. Her aunt Carlotta was one of nine students to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas and is a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Dominique is the author of four books. Her third book, “This Is Woman’s Work”, published by SoundsTrue Publishing, is the radical exploration of 20 archetypal incarnations of womanness and the creative process. Her fourth book “Anarcha Speaks” won the National Poetry Series award in 2017.
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