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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 Business I: Interview of Lynn Smith, the founder of Che' Beautiful

Black Business I: Interview of Lynn Smith, the founder of Che' Beautiful

For the 1st article of the Black Business serie, we interviewed Lynn Smith. Lynn created the succesful Beauty products' brand Che' Beautiful. Today, she will share with us some insight and advices on how to create a succesful business as a black entrepreneur.     Hello Lynn Smith,    Can you tell us a bit more about your business?   We are a web-based company, we create organic skincare products that address and problematic skin issues.    How did you make your first sale?   We made our first sale, selling our products to our family and friends.    What...

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Black Empowerment III: Michael Jordan, the winning spirit

Black Empowerment III: Michael Jordan, the winning spirit

He is the man, the most famous player and probably the best in the History of basket ball. He won NBA Championship 6 times, MPV trophy 5 times, a dozen of All-Star games, NCAA titles and two Olympic gold medals and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Driven by his unbreakable will to succeed, Jordan became the most decorated player in the NBA history.     All this records and titles didn’t come by themselves, but how can we get inspired by the deeds of an athlete who marked Black History through sport? How can we adapt these lessons to...

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Black Empowerment II: Frederick Douglass, the fugitive slave who changed America

Black Empowerment II: Frederick Douglass, the fugitive slave who changed America

Frederick Douglass, born a slave in 1818 in the Maryland, was a genius writer and orator who became a figure of the abolition of slavery. After living hell as a slave, he managed to escape and gave many conferences about the life of a slave. He also wrote autobiographies and book about his former condition. All in all, his deeds had a major impact in the world consciousness about the slavery conditions which finally led to the abolition.     So what can we learn from the deeds of the heroic Frederick Douglass to grow as a person and a...

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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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