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Why Black People Are Moving Back To Africa

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III At one time, there was a push among many African-Americans to go back to their roots in Africa. In the midst of segregation and Jim Crow laws, the idea of going back to one’s roots seemed good on paper, but not a reality for those struggling financially. A new movement is slowly spreading among many African-Americans. What is it? They are migrating to Ghana in…

Jamaican students from kindergarten through high school are supposed to learn values such as self-esteem, respect for others and personal responsibility by studying Marcus Garvey

Jamaica Mandates Study Of Marcus Garvey To Bolster Self-Pride In Children

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Marcus Garvey is being resurrected in Jamaican classrooms throughout the entire island. Jamaican school officials have mandated a civics program for students from kindergarten through high school to study Garvey’s values (e.g. self-esteem, respect for others, accountability). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said Garvey is the “first man on a mass scale and level to give Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny.”  Jamaica is home to 2.8 million (predominantly black)…

MTV’S “TRUE LIFE” CASTING WOMEN GOING NATURAL

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The producers of the documentary series True Life are looking for African American women who are ready to do the big chop. (For those of you who may be new to natural hair lingo, the big chop is the process of cutting one’s relaxed hair off and leaving only the natural kinky curly hair to become officially natural.) This is a major milestone for the natural hair community. MTV has…