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The Baddest Lawman You Never Heard Of: Bass Reeves

He was the inspiration for the 2012 film "Django Unchained". He wore a black hat and carried twin .45 Colt Peacemakers. During his 32 year career as Deputy Marshal of the Oklahoma Territory, he was single-handedly responsible for capturing over 3,000 outlaws, once bringing in 17 men at one time. And in that period of time, never once did a bullet touch him. Read the story of Bass Reeves, THE REAL DJANGO, in my blog!

Chinese Scientist Proves Original Chinese Were Africans In 2005, a Chinese DNA specialist, Jin Li, leading a team of Chinese and other scientists from the University of Texas in Houston, proved through DNA tests that the first inhabitants of China were indeed Black Africans, who migrated across Asia in a southeasterly direction before heading north into what …

Leaving Parkland Hospital after the death of the President, Attorney General and brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy right behind her. Several times Jackie was offered a washcloth and a change of clothes, but she said, “No. Let them see what they’ve done to Jack.”

Interesting Fact: During Fredrick Douglass’s first marriage he had a 26 year affair with German feminist Ottilie Assing. In 1884, when she read in the newspapers that Douglass was to marry Helen Pitts, who was 20 years-younger, she committed suicide in a public park in Paris. The letters Douglass wrote to her were burned, and she left all her money to Douglass.

Fredi Washington refused to "pass" for white, at Hollywood's suggestion, and was therefore typecast as mixed race and never allowed a flourishing career. Her stance, however, made her an advocate among African Americans.

Oseola McCarty a cleaning lady who from working all her life accumulated great savings, donated to the University of Southern Mississippi $150,000 for a student scholarship program. “I want to help somebody’s child go to college,” “I’m giving it away so that the children won’t have to work so hard, like I did.” ~


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These days if you tell someone about a Black Russian, they think you're referring to the cocktail made of vodka and coffee liqueur. But in this case, when we say Black Russian, we're referring to the remarkable Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas (a/k/a Frederick Bruce Thomas). Learn how a Black man born in 1872 to former slaves in Mississippi went on to become the owner of one of the swankiest restaurants in Moscow .

Dr. Alexa Canady became the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the United States in 1981. From 1987 to 2001, Canady was chief of neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Michigan. In 1970, less than 10 percent of all medical students were women. By 1975, that number had jumped to just over 20 percent. Women now make up nearly half of all medical students.

The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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This is what Mozart more accurately looked like. The image was found in a radio station in Belgium. Fact - the Moors (Black people) brought Classical Music to Europe. For proof check out this website-

June 12, 1886, The Georgia State Supreme Court sustained the will of the late David Dickson. This made Amanda Eubanks the wealthiest Negro in America. Mr. Dickson, a former slaveholder, willed more than half a million dollars to Ms. Eubanks. White relatives of Dickson, a bachelor, had contested the will on the grounds that it was illegal for a white man to leave property to his black illegitimate children.

The Black Man Who Designed Washington DC. In the Stevie Wonder song “Black Man,” the Motown marvel sings of Benjamin Banneker: “first clock to be made in America was created by a black man.” More info @:

Clark Doll Test, 1940s. The Clarks gave black children in integrated and segregated schools two dolls that differed only in skin color. The black children consistently said the white doll was prettier, better, and the one they wanted to play with. In 2006 Kiri Davis did the experiment over again, with the same results. [click on this image to find a short video featuring a replication of Clark's famous “doll test” from the 1940s]

(The Moorish king Caspar)by Hendrick Heerschop (1626– 1690)Since the seventh century in the Western Church, the Magi have been identified as Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.However the earliest tradition is inconsistent as to the number of the Magi. The Eastern tradition favored twelve Magi. In the West, several of the early Church fathers — including Origen, St. Leo the Great and St. Maximus of Turin — accepted three Magi.