Njinga's more than 30 years of resistance in the 17th century to European colonization made her a hero during Angola's long and bloody war for independence in the 1960s and 1970s. The Jamestown Settlement exhibition includes this impressive statue of Queen Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba (present day Angola).
Story by CR Gibbs.
New Black History Programs on the Internet
Links to several new Black History month programs are now on the Activities page of this issue including upcoming presentations by CR Gibbs and Dr. Leonard Jefferies. See link to a new, recorded 50–minute "West Africans in Early America" presentation conducted by Port Of Harlem publisher Wayne Young.
Charles Aniagolu Interviews African Advocate Melvin Foote
Arise News anchor Charles Aniagolu interviewed American-based Constituency for Africa's (CFA) president Melvin Foote in an interesting, broad pan-African discussion. This is one of the few recent English–language interviews with Foote, with the other recent interviews being in Arabic and French.
Anti–Buttigieg Senate Voters Are Also Anti–Union and Anti–Black
The 10 of the 13 U.S. senators who voted against Pete Buttigieg on becoming the first openly gay cabinet member to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate also received a grade of F from the American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
History lectures abound, but there is also a link to a discussion on HBCUs role in a new US–Africa policy, and a conversation between creative writing coach Marita Golden and biographer Wil Haygood. Of course, we have the link to Woolly Mammoth's latest production, "Hi, Are You Single?"
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