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Narratives of Fugitive Slaves - Part 4

Part 4 of a 4-Part Series

Now comes the last post in my series on the Narratives of the Fugitive Slaves in Canada where I try to fit in all the other things I had wanted to talk about. 1,646 more words

St. Catharines

Jo Ann Jenkins +Lynnette Khalfani-Cox; Black Herstory

I am celebrating black history month with a profile of two power-house curvy Black women, doing their thing as educators, activists and best-selling authors. AARP CEO, Jo Ann Jenkins and Financial expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox. 309 more words


Hidden Spaces...

I don’t do a lot of movie reviews, however, I hope you’ll go see the blockbuster movie, Hidden Figures. One of the main characters is played by Alabama’s own Octavia Spencer. 993 more words

Alabama Lifestyle

Nina Simone

Today’s Dope Queen is Nina Simone. Simone was a classically trained pianist and singer/song writer who was also a civil rights activist. Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on 2/21/1933 in North Carolina to Mary Kate Waymon, a Methodist preacher, and John Divine Waymon, a handyman. 291 more words


Hattie McDaniel was an African American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedian.

Actress Hattie McDaniel was born on June 10, 1893, in Wichita, Kansas. By the mid-1920s, she became one of the first African-American women on the radio. 428 more words