General Khalid Muhammad

Reading Time: 3 minutesKhalid Abdul Mohammad was born Harold Moore Jr. on 12th January 1948. Moore was raised by his aunt Carrie Moore Vann, in Houston Texas. He went on to attend Bruce Elementary School, E.O. Smith Junior High School and an all-black Wheaty High School. Harold Moore Jr. upon attaining a high school diploma proceeded to Dillard…

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Yemaya: The African Goddess

Reading Time: 2 minutesYemaya is an African goddess believed to be the great mother who rules and lives in the seas. Water is important for survival so life on earth will never be possible without Yemaya. Despite her nurturing and maternal qualities, Yemaya can be fierce. Her punishments are often terrible when she is angry but with proper…

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Oshun: The Brief History

Reading Time: 2 minutesAccording to most sacred stories or patakis, Oshún or Ochún is the youngest of all Orichás. While Olodumare was sitting back and contemplating his work after he finished creating the earth, he saw that something was amiss: love and sweetness, the two things which will make life worth living. He decided to create Oshún who…

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Shango – The Deity

Reading Time: 2 minutesShango or also known as Chango is a deity of Yoruba’s religion. He is also known in the Edo’s religion of southeastern Nigeria who calls him as Esango. Shango is also known as Ebioso or Sogbo for the religion of Fon of Benin. Like all Yoruba gods like Orisha, Shango is both a natural force…

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What Is Melanin?

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is Melanin? Skin is said to be the mirror of one’s inner body. If your body functions good, your skin will remain healthy and will look radiant. However, if your body isn’t functioning properly, your skin won’t look good either. But, due to external and internal factors, your skin will lose its moisture and…

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Hip-Hop Artists Who Are Buying Back The Block

Reading Time: 2 minutesHір-Hор аrtіѕtѕ аrе nоw buуіng іntо the іdеа of Amеrісаn rарреr Rісk Rоѕѕ buу buуіng back thе blосk. Evеr ѕіnсе he dropped thе song whоѕе еасh vеrѕе rеvоlvеѕ аrоund thе іmроrtаnсе оf investing іn уоur соmmunіtу оn Nоv. 17 2016. 2 Chainz starts the ѕоng оff wіth a riff аbоut рrореrtу іnvеѕtmеntѕ and Guссі Mаnе fоllоwѕ wіth…

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Calico : The Name Of Jamaican Traditional Clothing??

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhile no common name exists for all types of traditional Jamaican clothing, the traditional dress worn by Jamaican women is known as a quadrille dress, and much of Jamaica’s traditional clothing is made from a fabric known as calico. A type of shirt traditionally worn by Jamaican men is called a bush jacket. The quadrille…

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Sponge: The Society For The Prevention Of Niggers Getting Everything (1966)

Reading Time: 1 minuteSPONGE was a group big political group out of New York City in 1966. Concentrated in Brooklyn, the group consisted mostly of Italians in the East New York, Bensonhurst, and Bay Ridge neighborhoods and was formed to demonstration of CORE (Congress for Racial Equality) when Blacks began moving into these neighborhoods. SPONGE members openly identified…

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The History Of Which Way

Reading Time: 1 minuteI recently stumbled across a 1967 Newsweek cover titled, “Which Way for the Negro Now?” Internally, we have always struggled with taking a united approach to moving our people forward; this is due mostly to slavery. Today, the white media would never consider asking where Black America is going in this manner. Instead, the wording…

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