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Black Empowerment 6: Malcolm X the Indomitable

Black Empowerment Malcolm X

Black Empowerment 6: Malcolm X the Indomitable

Malcolm “X” Little was born in Omaha, Nebraska during a time where blacks were treated inferior to whites and racial inequality was at an all-time high. After a troubled childhood, where his house was burned down and his father murdered by white supremacists, he went on to preach the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and spread a message to all the blacks of the United States: “defend yourselves by any means necessary.”     So, what can we learn from the life of Malcolm X, as a community and as individual’s?   Overcoming Adversity Malcolm X experienced some devastating events as...

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Black Empowerment 5 : Huey Newton the Black Panther king

Black Empowerment Black Panthers Huey Newton

Black Empowerment 5 : Huey Newton the Black Panther king

Huey P. Newton was a political activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party along with Bobby Seale. He was a prominent figure who contributed a lot towards the empowerment of Black community of the country. Education Huey P. Newton was born in Louisiana. He was born as the youngest child of the family, where he had six siblings. The parents of Newton named him after the former Louisiana governor Huey Long. He moved to California back in 1945 with his family member. In fact, the family moved as a result of the second phase of Great Migration of the African Americans....

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Black Empowerment IV: Shaka Zulu, the great warrior and emperor

Black Empowerment Shaka Zulu

Black Empowerment IV: Shaka Zulu, the great warrior and emperor

Shaka kaSenzangakhona, also famously known as Shaka Zulu, was born into the small clan of Zulus in 1787 near Melmoth in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.  Shaka was a great Zulu king and conqueror.  He is one of the very important figures of black history.  While still a young child, Shaka's father drove him and his mother out of the village.  They were disgraced and had to seek refuge with another clan.  He grew up to be tall and strong and was a natural leader among the boys due to his physical abilities as well as being smarter and more...

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Black Empowerment I : Marcus Garvey, the Prophet of Black Unity

Black Empowerment Marcus Garvey

Black Empowerment I : Marcus Garvey, the Prophet of Black Unity

Marcus Garvey was born the 17th of August 1887 in Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaïca. The “Black Moses”, as the Rastafari movement call him, is one of the founders of the idea of Pan Africanism and the prime eulogist of Black Unity all around the World. He founded the Back to Africa movement to call the slave descendants to come back to the Motherland to chase off the colonial powers and develop the continent themselves.     So what can we learn from his deeds to grow as a person and a community?   Education   Marcus Garvey was born in...

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