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    Ras Mekonnen would've easily found himself higher up the influence list had he not died too early. Emperor Menelik strongly favored him for the succession but he died even before Menelik. He was born into a well connected family. His father was a Shewa Oromo aristocrat with a rank of Dejazmach who changed his name to Wolde-Mikael after he was baptized. ...more--->http://www.ethiopianreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46194=264695

    Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop Senegalese-born Cheikh Anta Diop (1923 – 1986) received his doctorate degree from the University of Paris and was a brilliant historian, anthropologist, physicist and politician and one of the most prominent and proficient black scholars in the history of African civilization. Contrary to the long-standing European myth of a Caucasian Egypt,  Diop’s […]

    Myrlie Evers at her husbands funeral, 1963

    Emperor Haile Selassie. born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was heir to a dynasty that traced its origins by tradition from King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba.

    The brave and principled gentleman in this photograph. The real Claus von Stauffenberg who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save the destruction of Germany from Hitler. They KNEW if their plan failed they would be executed.

    Olive Oatman was "the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States..." ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family. On the journey, the family were ambushed by a Native American tribe, who killed all but Olive, her Sister (who lated died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). After being sold to another tribe, as a slave, she was tattooed (tattoo) and taken in as "one of their own". She was 'rescued' 5 years later.

    "My father was a slave and my people died to build this country, and I'm going to stay right here and have a part of it, just like you. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it. Is that clear? -- Paul Robeson (1898-1976) during his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, June 12, 1956

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young. The first African American to attain the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and its highest ranking African American until the day he died.

    Marcus Garvey

    Emperor Haile Selassie I

    Empress Menen Queen of Queens of Judah (aethiopia) Beloved Wife of Emperor Haile Selassie I King of Kings and Lord of Lords of Ethiopia

    Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Wolete Giyorgis 3 April 1891 – 15 February 1962) was the wife and consort of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.

    William H. Johnson (March 18, 1901 - 1970) was a great African-American artist who lived in Denmark and Norway in the 1930s. Johnson married Danish textile artist Holcha Krake (April 6, 1885 - 1944, died of cancer) in 1930. They lived together in Denmark and Norway until they saw the writing on the wall as Nazism encroached on Europe. The couple relocated to the US in 1938.

    HAILE SELASSIE (JAH RASTAFARI) EVER LIVING, EVER FAITHFUL

    This might upset some people, (it should ) but it's real and it happened to slaves who were treated as objects.

    Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen Asfaw

    Old Portraits of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia

    After her sister died of sickle cell anemia, Ola Orekunrun founded West Africa's 1st air ambulance service, The Flying Doctors. See her story (via Atlanta Black Star)

    H.I.M Haile Selassie I

    A young Emperor Haile Selassie I/ Ras Tafari Makonnen

    Haile Selassie I (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins by tradition from King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. (His Imperial Majesty Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God, Emperor of Ethiopia.)