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Weekly Role Models – Week 4: Ludwig van Beethoven

  For this last Black History Month installment of Weekly Role Models, we thought we’d do something different. This article...

Weekly Role Models – Week 3: Gaspar Yanga

Gaspar Yanga was a slave in Spanish colonial Mexico in the 16th century. He is said to have been of...

Weekly Role Models – Week 2: Queen Nzinga

Queen Nzinga a Mbandi, known simply as Queen Nzinga (a.k.a. Zinga or Njinga), lived from 1583-1663 in pre-colonial Angola. Her...

Weekly Role Models – Week 1: Richard Allen

Richard Allen was born as a slave in 1760, and grew up on a Delaware farm. In 1786, he came across...

New Series: Weekly Role Models

For Black History Month 2016, we’ve decided to bring you knowledge and consciousness in a special way. Each week, we’ll...

4 Facts to Know: Kwanzaa

4 Facts to Know: Kwanzaa

  “Isn’t that like Black Christmas? So you don’t celebrate “real” Christmas? I heard it was for broke people who...