Indian Railway History  – The myth Britain’s gift to India.

Indian Railway History – The myth Britain’s gift to India.

-Article Many modern apologists for British colonial rule in India no longer contest the basic facts of imperial exploitation and plunder, rapacity and loot, which are too deeply documented to be challengeable. Instead they offer a counter-argument: granted, the British took what they could for 200 years, but didn’t they also leave behind a great deal of […]

History Revised: Meet Nathan Green, the Slave Responsible for Jack Daniel’s Whiskey

History Revised: Meet Nathan Green, the Slave Responsible for Jack Daniel’s Whiskey

by Brittany L. Anas, compliments of Jack Daniels For years, visitors to Tennessee’s Jack Daniel’s distillery have gotten a version of history that goes down as smooth as a good whiskey: In the 1850s, a preacher and distiller by the name of Dan Call recognized potential in young Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel and taught him how […]

Alice Ball, inventor of first effective treatment for leprosy

Alice Ball, inventor of first effective treatment for leprosy

  Wikipedia Born July 24, 1892 Seattle, Washington Died December 31, 1916 (aged 24) Seattle, Washington Citizenship American Alma mater University of Hawaii University of Washington Known for Treatment of leprosy Scientific career Fields Chemistry Alice Augusta Ball was born on July 24, 1892 in Seattle, Washington with James Presley and Laura Louise (Howard) Ball.[3] Ball was one of four children. She had […]

[Women’s History Month] Meet Jane C. Wright, inventor of cancer treatment methods

[Women’s History Month] Meet Jane C. Wright, inventor of cancer treatment methods

by Face2FaceAfrica. Bridget Boakye March is the Women’s History Month celebrated globally to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The month corresponds with the International Women’s Day which is marked globally on March 8. As part of Face2Face Africa’s commitment to informing and connecting black people around the world, […]

Nas Honors Legends Of Black Music In Open Letter For Black History Month

Nas Honors Legends Of Black Music In Open Letter For Black History Month

By Princess-India Alexander, Huffington Post “I was raised to understand that every month was Black History Month.”   This Black History Month, Nas chose to honor the musicians who shaped — and continue to shape — black culture. The iconic rapper teamed up with Google to create “We Continue to Rise,” an open letter and video paying homage […]

24 Children’s Books To Read To Your Kids In Honor Of Black History Month

24 Children’s Books To Read To Your Kids In Honor Of Black History Month

By Taylor Pittman, Huffington Post 24 Children’s Books To Read To Your Kids In Honor Of Black History Month And year-round, of course. AMAZON February marks Black History Month, and storytime is just one of the many occasions when you can teach your kids about the accomplishments of black pioneers and trailblazers. Children’s books are famously bad at […]