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Black History

Nubia and the Noba people

  The name Nubia is derived from that of the Noba people, nomads who settled the area in the 4th century, with the collapse of the kingdom of Meroë. The Noba spoke a Nilo-Saharan language, ancestral to Old Nubian. A man in traditional dress next to a traditional Nubian house, Nubia, southern Egypt, When discussing the civilisations of the Nile Valley, many histories focus almost exclusively on the role of […]

todayOctober 7, 2022 4

Black History

Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer

06 October 1917 - Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer rose from humble beginnings in the Mississippi Delta to become one of the most important, passionate, and powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movements and a leader in the efforts for greater economic opportunities for African Americans. Hamer was born on October 6, 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi, the 20th and last child of sharecroppers Lou Ella […]

todayOctober 6, 2022 3

Black History

Barbara Jordan – Acceptance Speech for Sylvanus Thayer Award

5 October 1995 - Barbara Jordan  On October 5, 1995, three months before her death, former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan received the Sylvanus Thayer Award named in honor of Sylvanus Thayer, Class of 1808, who was the thirty-third graduate of the Academy and who nine years later became its fifth superintendent.  The award is presented by the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy to an outstanding citizen of […]

todayOctober 5, 2022 2

Black History

Juanita Jewel Shanks Craft (1902-1985) and the long Civil Rights Movement in Texas

  04 October 2013 - Juanita Jewel Shanks A small but growing number of black women are slowly being recognized for their contributions to the “long” civil rights movement, the nearly century-long struggle by African Americans against all forms of racial discrimination. In the account below University of Texas-El Paso historian Cecilia Gutierrez Venable describes Juanita Jewel Shanks Craft, one of the most important of these activists in 20th Century […]

todayOctober 4, 2022 7

Black History

Alfred Charles Sharpton

  3 October 1954 - Alfred Charles Sharpton Born in Brooklyn, New York on October 3, 1954, Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr., is an American Baptist minister and political, social, and human rights advocate.  Known as “the Wonder Boy” as a youth, he was licensed and ordained as a Pentecostal minister and toured with the gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.  In the late 1980’s, Sharpton became a Baptist minister. Often criticized and […]

todayOctober 3, 2022 4

Black History

J Gary Cooper

  02 October 1936 J. Gary Cooper, military, government, and business leader, was appointed United States Ambassador to Jamaica by President Bill Clinton in 1994. He was the first African American to occupy the position. Prior to his appointment, he had a distinguished military career. Jerome Gary Cooper was born on October 2, 1936 in Lafayette, Louisiana to a devout Catholic family, but grew up in segregated Mobile, Alabama and attended McGill-Toolen Catholic High School.  Based on a recommendation from Archbishop Fulton Sheen of New York, he won an […]

todayOctober 2, 2022 7

Health

Back Pain

Back Pain Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain is not caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time. There are things you can do to help relieve it. But sometimes the pain can last a long time or keep coming back. How to relieve […]

todayApril 1, 2022 8

News

International Women’s Day

IWD 2022 Campaign theme: #BreakTheBias Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Be part of a movement Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can break the bias in […]

todayMarch 8, 2022 12

Health

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Generalised Anxiety Disorder   Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview. During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal. But some people find it hard to control their worries. […]

todayMarch 1, 2022 13

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