Although African Americans endured abject racism and prejudice in the 18th Century, many businesses sprung forth in spite of the barriers ahead of them. With determined grit and sound practices, Black business leaders began to emerge and earned the right to engage in commerce like any other citizen. NewsOne takes a look at 20 Black business owners between the time period of 1800 and 1900, highlighting their significant contributions to American society.
This is Phenomenal, we are amazing people and adversity does nothing, but bring out the best in us.
Www.Bwsintl.com - United Black people strategically & economically financing our own liberation.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”
It makes me wonder sometimes.. how something so beautiful and rare can rise up and bloom out of the depth of mud; without a stain but the glory of grace.
CultureSOUL: African American women of the 1970s
When the soul was fierce.
1. Chaka Khan / 2. Diana Ross / 3. Pam Grier
The purpose of Jesus Christ’s resurrection was for the sake of restoration..
And God said..
"They will run through the land, blow off the nose of your ancestors. They will destroy your villages, steal your artifacts and all I’ve given you. You and your children will be captured against your will, chained and be taken to a new land. Your descendants will become slaves. They will try to write off your Kingship and all the royalties I have given you. They will try to steal your royal legacy and lie about your empires. But have no fear.. For I have broken every chain and set you free. This new land they brought you to, you will be more powerful than you were in your motherland, you will increase in numbers, you will be bless beyond the stars in the sky and the royal blood of your ancestors will flow through your veins and I will crown you and restore every throne unto thee. Rise up, rise up all you Kings and Queens, for this is the day the Lord has made."
I don’t know why I needed to speak those words.. But God is great!!
Video: Trailer for “Time Is Illmatic”
With an HBO bio series in the works, Illmatic XX coming tomorrow, and Time Is Illmatic set to premier in two days, you could say Nas is aging well. In this striking snippet, we hear a gang of rave reviews and quotes about the legendary album, but nothing is as riveting as the stretch of Nas’ monologue in the trailer’s closing. We hear Nas, with his voice raspier and more strained than we’ve ever heard it, recounting how, when he was crafting Illmatic , he really was trying to make the perfect album, that he really was trying to change music. It’s almost difficult to believe, but it’s much more fascinating to believe in.
"We were bumped from two planes, and white passengers were put on those planes. We had to stay overnight in one city before we could catch a bus the rest of the trip to Daytona Beach. We came from California — and I knew what discrimination was — but it wasn’t a legislated thing like it was in the South. When I got to Jacksonville, I just walked into the white ladies’ restroom just to recover some of my dignity and my sense of myself because I was horrified by it." - Rachel Robinson [x]
The Guardian has passed 100 million monthly unique browsers for the first time, according to the latest ABC figures. Tanya Cordrey, chief digital officer, explains how the site reached this landmark.
The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded the highest accolade in US journalism, winning the Pulitzer prize for public service for their groundbreaking articles on the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities based on the leaks of Edward Snowden.
The award, announced in New York on Monday, comes 10 months after the Guardian published the first report based on the leaks from Snowden, revealing the agency’s bulk collection of US citizens’ phone records.
In the series of articles that ensued, teams of journalists at the Guardian and the Washington Post published the most substantial disclosures of US government secrets since the Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam war in 1971.
Uncovering The Real History: Year Of The Zoes - Haitians and The Greeks Unity
Haiti the first country that recognized Greek War of Independence and the Greek State.
New York circa 1903. New York Times building under construction.
"There would be no meaning to life without struggle, it is in giving we receive, happiness could not be known without the knowledge of pain, freedom could not exist without its chains.. Basically, all things work for the greater good, according to God’s plans."