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The Role of the Diaspora in the Decolonization of Africa

Africans living in the diaspora laid the groundwork for the African revolution across Africa which led to the political independence of most African states from the 1950s -1994 when South Africa got its

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Africa Day & Pan Africanist Movement

In the 1920s the Africans in North America and in the Caribbean began to experience an awakening and the rise of self-help programs began to spread across these areas. The message was advanced by Marcus

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Forgotten History: Economist Sir William Arthur Lewis

In 1979, W. Arthur Lewis became the first black man to win a Nobel Prize in Economics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize, along with Theodore Schultz, for “pioneering research into economic development.”

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Legacies of British Slave Ownership

Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. The

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A Brief History of Black Accomplishments at Olympic Games

The first ever event of the modern Olympic Games was the 1st heat of the 100m, held on 6 April 1896. The first time women competed was in 1900 in Paris. However, the history of black athletes at the Olympic

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Black Resistance to Slavery: The Maroons of Jamaica

The Maroons of Jamaica are descendants of Africans who fought and escaped from slavery and established free communities in the mountains of Jamaica during slavery. African slaves in Jamaica were first imported

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Belize: A Brief History of Slavery, Colonialism and Class

Belize is a small country with 8,867 square miles of land and population of only 297,651 people, making it the country with the lowest population density in Central America. It borders borders with Mexico,

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