On Thiz Day in Black History (our story)

On Thiz Day in Black History (our story)


Pigmeat Markham Date: Mon, 1904-04-18

On this date we mark the birth of Pigmeat Markham in 1904. He was an African American comedian.

From Durham, North Carolina, Dewey Pigmeat Markham began his long career in 1917, dancing in traveling shows. He traveled the southern ‘race’ circuit with blues singer Bessie Smith and later appeared on burlesque bills with Milton Berle, Red Buttons, and…

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Administrative Detainees To Launch Hunger Strike April 24

Administrative Detainees To Launch Hunger Strike April 24

Originally posted on Moorbey’z Blog:

by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

[Thursday, April 17, 2014] Palestinian detainees, held by Israeli under arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, said they intend to launch an open-ended hunger strike, starting next Thursday, April 24.

Image - Radio Bethlehem 2000
Image – Radio Bethlehem 2000

The 186 detainees issued a statement that was published by the…

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How ‘420’ Became the Big Day for Weed Smokerz Across Amerika

How ’420′ Became the Big Day for Weed Smokerz Across Amerika

Originally posted on Moorbey’z Blog:

Huffington Post / ByRyan Grim

The little known origins of the 4-20 holiday

This story originally ran on huffingtonpost.com and has been reprinted with permission by the author, Ryan Grim. He is the author of This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.

Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Bandguitarist, routinely plays…

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Gregory Sylvia Handbagz: Black Husband/Wife Duo’z Expansive Growth Fills Gap In The Handbag Marketplace

Gregory Sylvia Handbagz: Black Husband/Wife Duo’z Expansive Growth Fills Gap In The Handbag Marketplace

IN THE BAG — BUDDING BLACK-OWNED HANDBAG BRAND GROWZ SALEZ BEYOND $350K IN A LITTLE OVER A YEAR

Gregory Sylvia Handbags, created by husband and wife duo, Gregory and Terri “Sylvia” Pope

  Mr. Sylvia is the name that many call him; however, designer Gregory Sylvia is not a single designer at all. Founded by husband and wife duo, Gregory Sylvia is the brain child of Gregory and Terri “Sylvia”…

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How ‘420’ Became the Big Day for Weed Smokerz Across Amerika

How ’420′ Became the Big Day for Weed Smokerz Across Amerika

Huffington Post / By Ryan Grim

The little known origins of the 4-20 holiday

This story originally ran on huffingtonpost.com and has been reprinted with permission by the author, Ryan Grim. He is the author of This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.

Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, routinely plays with the surviving members of the Grateful…

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Administrative Detainees To Launch Hunger Strike April 24

Administrative Detainees To Launch Hunger Strike April 24

by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

[Thursday, April 17, 2014] Palestinian detainees, held by Israeli under arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, said they intend to launch an open-ended hunger strike, starting next Thursday, April 24.

Image - Radio Bethlehem 2000
Image – Radio Bethlehem 2000

The 186 detainees issued a statement that was published by the Palestinian Ministryof detainees on…

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Razor Wire, Prison Cellz, and Black Panther Robert H. King’z Life of Resistance —An interview with filmmaker Ron Harpelle

Razor Wire, Prison Cellz, and Black Panther Robert H. King’z Life of Resistance –An interview with filmmaker Ron Harpelle

By Angola 3 News

A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time, focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King, who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana’s infamous Angola State Prison in 2001.

Along with Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox

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42 Yearz of Solitary 42 Yearz of Innocence

42 Yearz of Solitary 42 Yearz of Innocence

A billboard campaign to mark the 42-year commemoration launched in New Orleans today.

As we mark the 42nd year since the tragic and as yet, unsolved murder of Angola correctional officer Brent Miller, and the 42nd year since Albert Woodfox was first put in solitary for a crime he didn’t commit, we are confident that it will be the last.  We remain hopeful that the 5th Circuitwill finally side…

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On Thiz Day In Black History (our story)

On Thiz Day In Black History (our story)

sat, 1824-04-17

*On this date in 1824, Costa Rica abolished slavery.

The first Blacks that arrived to Costa Rica came with the Spanish conquistadors. Slave trade was common in all the countries conquered by Spain, and in Costa Rica the first blacks seem to have come from specific sources in Africa- Equatorial and Western regions. The people from these areas were thought of as ideal slaves…

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