Black people in history

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Nigerian Merchant sailor, businessman and philanthropist James Pinson Labulo Davies (1828 – 1906).

JPL Davies was born in Sierra Leone of Nigerian parentage. He served in the Royal Navy and was...

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Obasanjo: Feat and falter (Part 2). By John Ekundayo PhD

“Former president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday admitted that his generation has failed Nigeria in their efforts at taking it...

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Malcolm X, Muslim Minister And Activist Was Assassinated This Day in 1965

On this day in 1965, Malcolm X, an African-American nationalist and Muslim leader, was assassinated as he began...

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Frank Embree, lynched in 1899, his photos used for postcards

On the morning of July 22, 1899, a white mob abducted nineteen year old Frank Embree from the...

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Sengbe Pieh (1814-1879)

Sengbe Pieh (c. 1814-1879) was born around 1814 in the town of Mani in Upper Mende country. Said...

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Undergraduate friends at the University College Ibadan, 1953 all decked out in traditional threads:

Here is a throwback picture of undergraduate friends at the University College Ibadan, 1953 all decked out in...

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First Ever Malawi’s First Lady Laid To Rest. By Omolagba Oluwayemi

Anne Chidzira Muluzi, the first ever Woman to hold the position of a First Lady in Malawi has...

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Longest-Living Known American World War II Veteran, Lawrence Brooks Des At 112

The passing away has been announced of Lawrence Brooks, the oldest known WWII veteran in the United States,...

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Bola Ige and the war of the fathers. By Dare Babarinsa

Published 23 December 2021 Today is the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Chief Bola Ige, first elected...

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Fela Kuti & His Koola Lobitos Band in the 1960’s.

In 1959, Fela forms his first group, 'Fela Ransome-Kuti and His Highlife Rakers'. The band record four sides...