Throwback Def Poetry Jam: Dana Gilmore

 Wife Woman Friend: Poem by Dana Gilmore i’m tired of peeking out my window and seeing shadows of youi can’t roll out with my girls without checking my rearviewyour callin’, breathin’ all hard on my phone like i can’t hear youand every time i hit the club you just happen to be there tooall i…

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela also know as Winnie Mandela  spent over two decades fighting a racist government on behalf of the people of South Africa. Between 1962-1985 Winnie Mandela only accounted for 10 months of “freedom.” Winnie fought racism and apartheid by remaining an unrelenting, courageous advocate for freedom. During Winnie’s Political development and advocacy…

Still I Rise – Maya Angelou

Still I Rise You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise.Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room.Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty…

Brace Yourself For This Long List of Black Inventors

Happy Black History Month!!!!!! Here’s a list of black inventors and their inventions: Bessie Blount Griffin (1914-2009) Patented a device allowing amputees to feed themselves Garrett Morgan (1877–1963) Hair-straightening products, a breathing device, a revamped sewing machine and an improved traffic signal Sarah Boone (c. 1870–1900)  Ironing board Alexander Miles (1830s-1918) Automatic elevator doors Lewis…

 Kings & Queens #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryYEAR

Tiye The Nubian Queen of Egypt (circa 1415-1340 BC) Mansa Kankan Musa King of Mali (1306-1337) Tenkamenin King of Ghana (1037-1075 AD) Cleopatra VII Queen of Egypt (69-30 BC) Nefertari Nubian Queen of Egypt (192-1225 BC) Hannibal Ruler of Carthage (247-183 BC) Taharqa King of Nubia (710-664 BC) Thutmose III Pharaoh of Egypt (753-712 BC)…