Category Archives: African History

Happy Father’s Day & Juneteenth

This is a great weekend. Today is Juneteenth and tomorrow is Father’s Day! Celebrating Freedom and Father’s on the same weekend. As an African American, It’s important for me to appreciate, value, and make the best of my freedom . This means making responsible choices and avoid misleading anyone down the path of crime. To be a Father is one of the greatest gifts. To be trusted with guiding a human life is priceless. I will continue to be grateful as I continue to grow and become a better Man, Husband, and Father. This is only possible through the freedom that I have.

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Dr. Huey P. Newton

Did you know that Huey P. Newton had a Ph.D. Dr. Newton co-founded the Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale. Dr.Newton was an activist and revolutionary who dedicated a portion of his life to educating and protecting the black community from being attacked by whites during the 1960’s. He founded the Oakland Community School and the free breakfast program for children.

 

W.E.B. Du Bois

Celebrating the accomplishments of African-Americans. Dr. William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963. Dr. Du Bois was a philosopher, historian, sociologist, author, editor, civil rights activist, journalist, educator, Pan-Africanist, and a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. Dr. Du Bois became the first African-American  to earn a Ph.D.from Harvard University.