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Nana Yaa Asantewaa – an African Woman of Valour

Nana Yaa Asantewaa – an African Woman of Valour

| March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) which is commemorated every 8th March, I pay this tribute to the legendary Yaa Asantewaa, a great African traditional ruler and probably the greatest of them all in the last century. Many people have commented positively or negatively on Yaa Asantewaa without a proper knowledge of the historical […]

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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

February is Black History Month! The event formerly known as Negro History Week is now an event celebrated every February in the U.S. It was founded in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, an African-American historian who saw the need for the celebration of African-American history. Before then, African Americans were hardly mentioned in history books. […]

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Get ‘Soul Food’ Happy in February

Get ‘Soul Food’ Happy in February

Since slavery, many African Americans have bonded over breaking bread. Plantations were wells of creativity, where slaves created hearty meals, exchanged recipes, and taught one another about survival through feeding the soul. Even with little much of nothing, they secretly whipped up sustainable foods like fufu with vegetables and yams. Having expressed their frustrations and […]

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