Elizabeth Jennings Graham
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Marvin Gaye and “What’s Going On” Five Decades Later

By Abayomi Azikiwe 1970-71 were years of unrest and upheaval in the United States when racial turmoil, an unpopular imperialist war in southeast Asia and a declining environment were major concerns of socially conscious people. […]

Malcolm X greeted by Atty. Milton Henry during his final trip to Detroit on Feb. 14, 1965
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Malcolm X parents were UNIA members
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Arturo Alfonso Schomburg as a young man
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Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Played an Integral Role in Founding African Studies

By Abayomi Azikiwe Born in 1874 in Puerto Rico, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg entered a whirlwind of anti-colonial struggles which were inextricably linked to the abolition of African enslavement. Legalized slavery in Puerto Rico and Cuba […]

Ida B. Wells-Barnett - The Red Record
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Cicely Tyson during the 1960s
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Cicely Tyson: Pioneer for Representation in Film, Fashion and Television

By Abayomi Azikiwe In the January and February issue of Essence magazine excerpts from a newly released autobiography by Cicely Tyson, Just As I Am, provide insights into the nearly one century life’s journey of […]

Compromise of 1876 between Tilden and Hayes
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Lessie Benningfield Randle, Tulsa African American woman and survivor of the 1921 massacre
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Scientists and Historians Uncover Further Details of Racist 1921 Tulsa Massacre

By Abayomi Azikiwe During World War I (1914-1918) and the immediately following years (1919-1921), racial tensions escalated inside the United States resulting in numerous efforts by white racists to contain and in many cases remove […]

Georgia lines up in early voting during Oct. 2020 AJC photo
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Voter Suppression and Right-wing Threats Fail to Keep Millions Away from the Polls

By Abayomi Azikiwe Efforts aimed at thwarting the fundamental bourgeois democratic rights of the majority of people in the United States are well underway. President Donald J. Trump has said repeatedly that mail-in voting and […]