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History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: An Epic Biography, Part 4

Rome's hold over its far-flung provinces weakens. In North Afrika, it faces a new and fierce challenge: Islam. The Arabs, noticing the weakness of the Romans in North Afrika, began to court the favor of the Afrikans. Arabs convinced the local Afrikan population to join in the struggle against a common oppressor. They also convinced many of them to abandon their traditional beliefs and pledge their allegiance to Allah. The Afrikans assumed that by supporting the Arabs, they would get the Romans off their back. They were right.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: An Epic Biography, Part 3

Dr. Clarke was drafted into the army on September 1941. He considered himself one of the best clerks and one of the worst soldiers the army ever had. He couldn't shoot, he didn't like the hot sun, he didn't like to go on those all night trips, but he was a wizard at administration.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: An Epic Biography, Part 2

Through his studies, Dr. Clarke learned Afrika didn't originally define themselves by continent but more so by regions. Afrika as a continent began to be defined by foreigners. In North Afrika, the Romans had a province called Afrique which then became Afrika. The history, both known and hidden, of the land where time began has been a primary focus of Dr. Clarke's scholarship throughout his long career.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
The Uncompromising Reign of Queen Ranavalona I

Her Majesty Queen Ranavalona I of the Kingdom of Madagascar was considered a crazy, bloodthirsty tyrant. Whatever your opinion of her after reading this article, one thing we can all agree on is she was an uncompromising monarch. During her entire reign, she successfully staved off British and French colonization with her dainty iron fist in an effort to protect the dynasty she ruled from those invaders. A monumental feat in and of itself.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: An Epic Biography, Part 1

Historian and scholar, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, is considered a courageous activist, a hero, and a legend. For over fifty years he dedicated his life to the intellectual and spiritual liberation of African people in their native homeland and across the Diaspora.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta: England's African Princess

The true story of Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta, England's African Princess, is a fascinating one. Rescued from certain death, she is transported to England where she thrives under the protective wing of Queen Victoria. The Princesses regal manner helped her gain the favored attention of the royal court. She was popular, she had few enemies, she was celebrated wherever she went, and she enjoyed a life of unusual privilege in her adopted homeland.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
Chica Da Silva: Queen of Diamonds

Every nation, I believe, has someone who rises from the ashes, overcomes tremendous odds, and gains the strength of character to reach dizzying heights of success. It's well known that the majority of Africans forced into bondage, and their descendants, experienced severe economic and social limitations that continues to linger to this day. But there were a few of the enslaved who were allowed access to resources and tools they used to pull themselves out of miserable conditions. Brazil produced one of these amazing people.

Health
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
The System of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 7

Black people are not members of a race and never have been, instead, we were told this untruth. By whom? The usual suspects, the white supremacists. They do the categorizing and they've categorized people in every way imaginable. best possible action to take and deciding on the best possible thing to say, in every instance.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop: Pharaoh of the Upper Nile

Distinguished historian, anthropologist, and Pan-Afrikanist Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop blazed a trail of leadership that continues to make a major impact on those who study his accomplishments. Racial harmony and unity among Afrikans on the continent and in the Diaspora was at the forefront of his mind and tirelessly worked to achieve that goal.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: An Epic Biography, Part 5

Dr. Clarke believed there's something about an island and a body of water that creates a special kind of dreamer. Because Afrikans didn't know where they came from in Afrika, they dreamed of the whole of it and brought it all together in one piece.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
Queen Yaa Asantewaa I and the Golden Stool of Asante

Once upon a time there lived a brave warrior woman of the Ashanti Empire in West Africa, Queen Nana Yaa Asantewaa I. Appointed as Queen Mother of Ejisu by her brother, King Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpesi, this 60 year old grandmother became Commander-in-Chief of the Asante army who fought in the sixth and final war against British colonialists. Her fight consisted not only of the freedom of the Ashanti people from European invaders, but for the very essence and personification of their people past, present, and future: the Golden Stool. This is her true story.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
6 years ago
William Wells Brown: A Literary Genius

William Wells Brown distinguished himself as the first African American novelist. As a prolific writer, playwright, and historian, he pioneered several literary styles such as travel writing, fiction, and drama. A passionate abolitionist, he was instrumental in helping to reform the institution of slavery in America. Being born into slavery in the Southern United States and escaping from this brutality 20 years later, gave him the impetus and insight to assist others to escape their bondage in like manner.

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