28 DOBE- Day 20: Fort Mose′, America’s First Free Black Settlement
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28 DOBE- Day 20: Fort Mose′, America’s First Free Black Settlement

28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. The story of Fort Mose′ (pronounced Moh-Say) sounds like fiction. Slaves, freed by the Spanish some 200 years before the Emancipation
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28 DOBE- Day 19: The Abolitionist, Dr. Henry Highland Garnet
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28 DOBE- Day 19: The Abolitionist, Dr. Henry Highland Garnet

28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. Dr. Henry Highland Garnet was a foremost anti-slavery organizer. During his lifetime, the doctor was known as the “American Moses.” Why
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28 DOBE- Day 18: The Farmer, Benjamin Banneker
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28 DOBE- Day 18: The Farmer, Benjamin Banneker

28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. A free black man who owned a farm near
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28 DOBE- Day 17: Marie Van Brittan Brown, Keeping You Safe At Home
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28 DOBE- Day 17: Marie Van Brittan Brown, Keeping You Safe At Home

28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. A woman felt uneasy in her neighborhood. A peephole was the only solution the police gave  her. She took matters into
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28 DOBE- Day 16: Jamaica Kincaid, Writing Honestly & Beautifully
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28 DOBE- Day 16: Jamaica Kincaid, Writing Honestly & Beautifully

28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. I stood there, in front of one of my greatest and most influential idols, just in tremendous reverence and fanboy awe.
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28 DOBE- Day 15: The Inventive Sarah E. Goode
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28 DOBE- Day 15: The Inventive Sarah E. Goode

28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. She was born into slavery. She gained freedom and started a furniture store. She invented the fold-away bed and dove into
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Are You Up For The #WakandaHairStyles Challenge?

Join me for the #BlackPantherHairstyleChallenge and create a #WakandaHairstyle The Black Panther movie is breaking all types of records before it even premiered. You probably already have your tickets yet are still thinking about that outfit you are going to rock on the historical night to be. Everything, just everything seems to have perfectly come together
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28 DOBE- Day 14: The Beast, Jack Johnson
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28 DOBE- Day 14: The Beast, Jack Johnson

28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. Jack Johnson was so bold, so critical of the politics and racism he saw in the society he called his own,
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28 DOBE- Day 13:  The Brilliant Basquiat
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28 DOBE- Day 13: The Brilliant Basquiat

28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. On my birthday last year, May 18, in case you were unaware, a Basquiat painting sold for $110,500,000 at Sotheby’s, becoming
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Join me for the #BlackPantherHairstyleChallenge and create a #WakandaHairstyle The Black Panther movie is breaking all types of records before it even premiered. You probably already have your tickets yet are still thinking about that outfit you are going to rock on the historical night to be. Everything, just everything seems to have perfectly come together
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28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. Did you know Paul Robeson was a Rhodes Scholar, and played professional football while attending Law School at Columbia? One of
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28 Days of Black Excellence An ongoing series for the entire 28 days of Black History Month that showcases the inventions, the people, and culture that makes people of the African diaspora so excellent. There's nearly nothing as contentious as the origins of rock and roll. It’s on par with did Jesus exist? Who killed
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