Mr Madu

Negro Dogs: How Vicious Dogs Were Used To Track, Attack, And Capture Runaway Slaves

The use of highly trained, strong and aggressive Dog breeds like the bloodhounds and Dogo Cubano aka 'Negro Dog' to track, attack, and capture runaway slaves was a common practice in America during the slavery era.

Mwenda Msiri: The African King Who Was Killed by Belgian Colonialists Seeking Control over His Mineral-Rich Territory

The valuable mineral resources in Mwenda Msiri’s kingdom made him a target for European colonial powers, ultimately leading to his death at the hands of Belgian colonialists in 1891.

The Rosewood Massacre: How A White Lie Destroyed A Black Town in 1923

The Rosewood Massacre was a violent and racially motivated attack on the predominantly African American town of Rosewood, Florida, that took place in 1923.

‘Hit the Nigg*r Baby’ – How African-Americans Were Used as Human Targets in the 1880s

The African Dodger, also known as the "hit the Nigg*r baby" was a racist carnival game that was popular in the United States in the late 19th century. The African Dodger was played at fairs, carnivals, and other public...

761st Tank Battalion: The Segregated Unit of the United States Army During World War II

The 761st Tank Battalion, also known as the "Black Panthers," was a unit of the United States Army during World War II. This unit was comprised primarily of African American soldiers and was one of the first all-black armored units to see combat.

Seriki Williams Abass: The Former Slave Who Later Became A Renowned Slave Merchant in Yorubaland

Seriki Williams Abass was a renowned slave merchant during the 19th century and a former paramount ruler of Badagry.

From Slavery to Master Builder and Legislator: The Story of Horace King

Horace King, also known as Horace “The Bridge Builder”, was an enslaved African-American who became a renowned builder and architect during the 19th century.

Top 10 Black Billionaires: Richest Black People in the World (2024)

Nigerian Cement tycoon 'Dangote' is the richest black person in the world, with a fortune estimated at $13.4 billion

Betsy Heard, the Mixed Race Woman Who Dominated the West African Slave Trade in the 18th Century

Betsy Heard was a powerful female slave trader who rose to prominence in 18th century West Africa. Operating out of the Bereira river, she oversaw the transportation of thousands of enslaved Africans to the Americas.

The Tragic Case of George Stinney Jr: The Youngest Person Executed in the United States in the 20th Century

George Stinney Jr. was a 14-year-old African American boy who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina in 1944.

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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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Arthur St. Clair: The Black Minister Lynched for Presiding Over a Mixed-Race Marriage in 1877

Arthur W. St. Clair was an African-American leader whose life was tragically cut short in 1877. His crime? Presiding...
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