The History and Experience of African Americans  in America’s Postal Service

The History and Experience of African Americans in America’s Postal Service

Written by Deanna Boyd and Kendra Chen Minnie M. Cox: A Postmaster’s Story Minnie M. Cox (1869-1933) graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and obtained a teacher’s certificate. She and her husband, Wayne W. Cox (1864-1916) were both politically active and supported the Republican Party. It was because of this support that Mrs. Cox was […]

Zora Neale Hurston: 87 years after writing of ‘The Last Black Cargo,’ the book is being published

Zora Neale Hurston: 87 years after writing of ‘The Last Black Cargo,’ the book is being published

  By Meagan Flynn May 2 Email the author Slavery in the U.S., by the numbers 1:17 / 2:00 Cudjo Lewis was getting old, and Zora Neale Hurston had something to prove. Hurston, the prolific African American author best known for “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” was just starting her career in 1928 when she traveled down to Plateau, Ala., […]

Tanzania, officially called the United Republic of Tanzania, celebrates its independence on this day.

Tanzania, officially called the United Republic of Tanzania, celebrates its independence on this day.

Happy Independence Day!! Tanzania was established on 26 April 1964 as a result of the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The name of the country was created as a clipped compound of the names of the two states. Tanganyika is often understood as a reference to Lake Tanganyika and is said to be derived from […]

King changes Swaziland’s name to ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’

King changes Swaziland’s name to ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’

Reuters King changes Swaziland’s name to ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’ © Reuters Swaziland King Mswati III addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonThe king of Swaziland, one of the world’s few absolute monarchs, announced on Thursday that his country had changed its name to “Kingdom […]

Sierra Leonean Student Is Developing An Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment

Sierra Leonean Student Is Developing An Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment

Huffington Post, By Taryn Finley Sandra Musujusu’s research focuses on a type of breast cancer that commonly affects black women. An African University of Science and Technology, Abuja student is making groundbreaking discoveries in the way cancer is treated. Sandra Musujusu is developing an alternative treatment for a subtype of breast cancer commonly found in black […]