Category: Activist

Pura Fé

Pura Fé  MUSICIAN/SINGER/COMPOSER/ACTIVIST  Pura Fé, whose name means “Pure Faith,” was born in New York City and an heir to the Tuscarora Indian Nation. She is an artist, an activist, and much more.    by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS  ~Singer, songwriter, musician, poet, artist, dancer, actor, teacher, and activist.~ This “Renaissance woman” is the founding member …

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Fela Kuti

Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti “The secret of life is to have no fear”   by  DALE  RICARDO SHIELDS  “Hailed as the Muhammad Ali, James Brown and Bob Dylan of Africa all wrapped into one, modern hip-hop wouldn’t exist without Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the late Afrobeat star.” “I refuse to live my life in fear…” Fela Aníkúlápó …

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Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker African-American naturalist, mathematician, astronomer and almanac author by Dale Ricardo Shields Born: November 9, 1731, Baltimore County, MD Died: October 9, 1806, Oella, Catonsville, MD Parents Robert Banneker (father) Mary Banneky (mother) “Our nation’s capital would not be the same if it wasn’t for Benjamin Banneker, the Black architect hired by George Washington, the …

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The Little Rock Nine

           The Little Rock Nine They Only Wanted To Go To School…   Thelma Mothershed, Elizabeth Eckford, Melba Pattillo, Jefferson Thomas, Ernest Green, Minnijean Brown, Carlotta Walls, Terrence Roberts, Gloria Ray.      By Dale Ricardo Shields   Little Rock, Arkansas September 4, 1957       The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine African …

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The Scottsboro Boys

  The Scottsboro Boys  The nine African American teenagers were falsely accused of raping two White women in (1931) Alabama.   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS    “No case has ever caused so much protest or outrage in the history of the United States.” An American Tragedy: The Scottsboro Boys’ Trial SCOTTSBORO BOYS TRIAL AND DEFENSE …

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