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Life sometimes gets in the way. A few days passed us by, but alas, I’m baaack!! Was I missed? Was the everyday Black History missed? Well, I’m ready to rock-and-roll again.
Until recently, I’ve not heard of Carlota Lukumi. So, let me share a life of what I learned. If you know more, please share.
She is also known as La Negra Carlota. She was forced into slavery in Cuba after being kidnapped from West Africa as a child. In 1843, she led a raid that freed dozens of slaves from captivity. Does she remind you of anyone?
She was captured a year after the revolt began. However, she was able to liberate slaves from many different plantations in the area.
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I remember watching movies; going to plays; and learning about Billie Holiday growing up. Such an interesting and beauti ful woman with a great voice. She also had a lot of sadness.
She received four posthumous Grammy awards, for Best Historical Album. She, herself, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame 1973.
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Took on the pen name “bell hooks” (After her grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks) in the 1970s to move away from writing poetry and into a focus on critical essays on systems of domination.
Continues to be a voice for educational reform, and the ability of students to engage in rigorous study and to think critically.
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Don’t get it twisted and think that phenomenal Black people in general, or phenomenal Black women in particular, only helped in the US or Africa.
Today you will meet Audre Lorde. She empowered African women living in Europe to become more conscious through Afro-German movement she started in Berlin.
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Imagine being most wanted for more than four decades. Well, meet Assata Shakur. Regarded as a hero for her protests against racism and her role in the 1970s Black Liberation Army. She became the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after escaping to Cuba from prison, where she was serving a life sentence for the 1973 murder of a police officer.
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One thing I can say about Marcus Garvey, he loved women named Amy. Not only did he love them, they loved him. This strong Black woman named Amy Jacques Garvey didn’t stop the cause when her husband went to prison.
Amy Jacques Garvey was the second wife of Marcus Garvey. But, that’s not her claim to fame. She also was a pioneering journalist, publisher, and advocate for the improvement of African-American lives through Black Nationalism. What did James Brown say? “It’s a man’s world, but it’s nothing without a woman.”
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Many of you heard, read, or learned about Marcus Garvey. But, how many of you heard, read, or learned about his first wife? Well, Amy Ashwood Garvey was his first wife. She risked her life for her husband in 1922 by stepping in front of his would-be assassin’s bullets.
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Who said women are docile and weak? They must not have heard of Amina, Queen of Daria. She was a 16th century Queen of present day Nigeria.
She was accredited as a brilliant architect who constructed strong earthen walls around the cities she built and seized.
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When learning Black History, citizens of the United States oftentimes assume it’s only the history of Black Americans. But, meet Amanirenas. Born approximately 40BCE and died around 10CE. Amanirenas and her army used gruesome tactics against the enemy, including attacking with war elephants and feeding captives to her pet lion. Learn more about her and other courageous Black women buy purchasing volume 2 from my affiliate link at Urban Intellectuals.