[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica's Visionary

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica's Visionary

by Shantell E. Jamison

More than 40 years ago, Simpson-Miller, now 70, stepped onto the Jamaican political scene in hopes of changing her homeland. The working-class native… Read More

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Although we hear the history of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s, Jamaica’s Maroons (or Windward Maroons) were actually… Read More

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A few years ago, I was walking inside the U.S. Capitol when I saw a boy stop to look up at the portrait of Shirley Chisholm. I went over to tell him… Read More

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's 'Iron Lady'

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's 'Iron Lady'

by Shantell E. Jamison

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During the Harlem Renaissance, work by creatives like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Jacob Lawrence captivated the public, but for Marie… Read More

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Elizabeth Jennings Graham was simply trying to get to her father’s church where she was an organist. She didn’t likely wake up that summer’s… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

Trayvon (Martin), Freddie (Gray), Michael Brown and in my lifetime, unfortunately, the list keeps going on. Read More

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by #teamEBONY

July 23, 1967 was a hot summer day that remains etched in my memory as the start of one of Detroit’s darkest periods. Over the course of the… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

It was when he fought Sonny Liston. He was saying he was the greatest and everybody predicted that Liston would kick his butt and knock him out any… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

A lot of time was wasted while they argued on whether to take Dr. King down to Bellevue or to King’s County rather than Harlem Hospital. He… Read More

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