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Remembering Bruce Boynton: the Activist Who Was Arrested and Jailed for Ordering Burger at a Whites Only Restaurant

Boynton's simple act of ordering a cheeseburger in a whites-only restaurant sparked a legal battle that led to significant changes in the country's discriminatory practices.

Matilda McCrear – The Story of the Last Surviving Victim of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the United States

Matilda McCrear is a yoruba woman who is known as the last known living survivor in the United States of the transatlantic slave trade and the ship Clotilda. Born around 1857 in the Yoruba region of present-day southwestern Nigeria, McCrear,...

Andrew Zondo: The Freedom Fighter Who Was Executed for Resisting Apartheid in South Africa

Andrew Zondo, was a courageous freedom fighter, whose life was marked by a fierce determination to resist the oppressive apartheid regime that sought to perpetuate racial segregation and discrimination. Born around 1966 or 1967 in KwaMashu, a township near Durban,...

Top Worst Performing Currencies in Africa (2023)

According to bloomberg, African currencies faced significant challenges in 2023, with some experiencing alarming decline against the United States dollar. Among the top worst performing currencies in Africa, the Nigerian Naira takes the lead, undergoing a staggering 55% decline...

List of West African Countries and their Presidents (2024)

This is a list of West African countries and their presidents in the year 2024. West African Presidents and their Presidents Below are the presidents of the various countries located in the west African sub region of Africa. Benin – Patrice Guillaume...

The Christmas Rebellion of 1831: The Story of the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt

The Christmas Rebellion, also known as the Baptist War, was a slave revolt that took place in Jamaica in 1831. It is one of the largest and most significant slave revolts in history

Muhumusa: For Resisting Colonial Rule, this African Queen was Arrested and Kept under House Arrest until her Death in 1945

Queen Muhumusa was a courageous leader whose resistance against the German and British colonial powers, resulted in her arrest and subsequent house confinement until her death in 1945. Born in the early 1880s in what is present-day Rwanda, Muhumusa's early...

Malik Ambar: The Ethiopian Slave Who Became a Military Leader in India in the 16th Century

Malik Ambar was an Ethiopian who was caught and sold by a slave merchant; subsequently, he ascended to become a formidable military leader and a crucial figure in the Deccan Sultanate of India during the late 16th century.

Memphis Massacre of 1866: The Racial Massacre That Targeted African Americans and Exposed the Brutality of Racism

The Memphis Massacre of 1866 was a sequence of violent incidents that took place in Memphis, Tennessee from May 1 to 3, 1866, and targeted African Americans. The racial rioting resulted in 48 fatalities, several rapes, the burning of 91 homes, churches, and 12 black schools.

Arthur Barkshire: The Black Man Convicted for Bringing His Wife into Indiana in 1854

Arthur Barkshire, a free African American, was tried and convicted in 1854 for bringing his wife, Elizabeth Keith, a Black woman from Ohio, into the state of Indiana.

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Mr Madu is a freelance writer, a lover of Africa and a frequent hiker who loves long, vigorous walks, usually on hills or mountains.
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Isaac Simmons: The Black Minister Brutally Lynched by a White Mob for His 220-Acre Land in 1945

Reverend Isaac Simmons was a Black preacher and farmer from Amite County, Mississippi, who was murdered by a gang...
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