Category Archives: Black History

WHO INVENTED THE FURNACE? Alice H. Parker (New information you’ve never seen!)

The inventor of the furnace, Alice H. Parker, has an amazing story that is never told. All most people know is that the modern furnace was invented by an African-American woman named Alice H. Parker in 1919, and that’s about … Continue reading

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Alice H. Parker: Invented the central heating system and improved heating furnaces for buildings

This video is about Alice H. Parker who was an inventor who revolutionized heating furnace and central heating for homes and buildings. REFERENCES Hatala, Greg (February 17, 2014). “Glimpse of History: Morristown resident’s invention keeps us warm to this day”. … Continue reading

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‘You don’t have to look black to be black’: The complex racial identity of a tiny Ohio town

In the remote Ohio town of East Jackson, which sits in the Appalachian foothills, residents have for decades identified as black – despite the fact they appear white. Tom Silverstone and Francisco Navas visit a place where residents’ racial lines … Continue reading

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Bridgerton’s Black Presence isn’t Total Fantasy, it’s Hidden History | Messy Nessy

BY MARY KAY MCBRAYER FEBRUARY 3, 2021 There’s a reason why Google autofills questions about the authenticity of Black presence in 17th and 18th century Europe – lots of people are asking. The hit Netflix show Bridgerton is Shonda Rimes’ … Continue reading

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How ‘voodoo’ became a metaphor for evil

‘Voodoo’ has come to represent something evil when it appears in popular culture. ‘Black magic’, witchcraft – it’s always portrayed as something to be feared. But in reality, Vodou, as it’s correctly written, is an official religion practised by millions … Continue reading

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Black Owned – Jackson

Introducing Black Owned, a film series exploring the Black entrepreneurial spirit and its essential contribution to the American economy through the perspectives of business owners.

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We All Move Together

INNER CITY x IDRIS ELBA – We All Move Together Detroit Will Breathe are an integrated, youth-led, organization fighting against police brutality and systemic racism in the city of Detroit. To learn more and donate: gofundme.com/f/detroit-will-breathe Dancer – Kenya Sutton … Continue reading

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The hidden story of African-Irish children

The mixed-race Irish people searching for their African roots. In the middle of the last century, thousands of students from African countries were studying at Irish universities. Some had children outside marriage, who were then placed in one of Ireland’s … Continue reading

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Frank Bailey — Black British Hidden Stories | Medium

Courtney Ismain Jul 5, 2019·2 min read A defender of black social progression When the government invited subjects of their Caribbean colonies to work in Britain following the Second World War, they expected them to return home after a few … Continue reading

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Group Urges Atlantic Seafloor be Labeled a Memorial to Slave Trading

BEAUFORT, N.C. – Before deep-sea mining begins on the seafloor in international waters of the Atlantic Basin, a group of scholars is suggesting that a portion of the seabed be marked on maps and charts as a virtual memorial to … Continue reading

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