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FREE PROMOTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

Hey, This is your boy @Khaos_iam with Queenie’s Blog! And we are offering a one-time free post to promote your business on our blog, which includes either a virtual interview over Instagram or Facebook or written interview where we send you a list of questions and you send the answers back. We do offer a small fee for monthly promotions on the blog if you … Continue reading FREE PROMOTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

Thomas L. Jennings

The aforementioned first African American U.S. patent recipient was working as a tailor and businessman in New York City when he invented a process for dry-cleaning delicate clothing known as “dry-scouring.” Jennings applied for a patent in 1820 and received his history-making approval the following year. With the money he earned from his invention, the formerly enslaved person both donated to abolitionist causes and even … Continue reading Thomas L. Jennings

Did you know? The NAACP was founded on February 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing “Negro History Week.” By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the civil rights movement and a growing awareness of Black identity, “Negro History Week” had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity … Continue reading Did you know? The NAACP was founded on February 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Reveals Playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s Black Activism

At the heart of Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ is the universal message of the desire for social progress amid the differing opinions on how to achieve it. A Raisin in the Sun is a play about an African American family aspiring to move beyond segregation and disenfranchisement in 1950s Chicago. Despite its specific era, the work speaks universally to the desire to improve one’s … Continue reading ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Reveals Playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s Black Activism

Black Lives Matter sent millions to Canada charity to buy mansion

Black Lives Matter transferred millions to a Canadian charity run by the wife of its co-founder to purchase a sprawling mansion that had once served as the headquarters of the Communist Party, public records show. M4BJ, a Toronto-based non-profit set up by Janaya Khan and other Canadian activists, snagged the 10,000 square foot historic property for the equivalent of $6.3 million in cash in July … Continue reading Black Lives Matter sent millions to Canada charity to buy mansion

Pullman Porters

Just a few years after the Civil War, the Chicago businessman George M. Pullman began hiring thousands of African American men—including many former slaves—to serve white passengers traveling across the country on his company’s luxury railroad sleeping cars. While they were underpaid and overworked and endured constant racism on the job, the Pullman porters would eventually help to fuel the Great Migration, shape a new Black middle … Continue reading Pullman Porters