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Honoring “La Majestad Negra”:  Sylvia del Villard, Afro-Puerto Rican Actress, Singer, Dancer,  Orator, And Activist

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Sylvia del Villard (1928-1990)

 

Sylvia Del Villard (1928 – 1990) was an Afro-Puerto Rican dancer, singer, choreographer, activist, and orator. She took great pride in her dark skin and Afro-Puerto Rican heritage. del Villard was hailed as a champion of Afro-Puerto Rican arts and culture.  Del Villard completed her elementary, junior high and high school education in Santurce, PR. Her mother Marcolina Guilbert, was Puerto Rican and her father, Agustin Villard was African. After completing high school, she received a scholarship from the Puerto Rican government to attend Fisk University in Tennessee, where she studied social work and anthropology.  After being subjected to racism and discrimination in the Southern U.S., she returned home and enrolled in the University of Puerto Rico and completed her studies there. Continue reading “Honoring “La Majestad Negra”:  Sylvia del Villard, Afro-Puerto Rican Actress, Singer, Dancer,  Orator, And Activist”

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf:  1st Woman To Be Elected As President Of An African Country

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  

 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938 – present) was the first woman elected as president of an African country when she assumed leadership in Liberia in 2005.  Sirleaf was also one of the recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her commitment to advancing women’s rights.

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The Power of Black Girl Magic!

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Altanta Black Star reports that a young queen flexing her “black girl magic” caused some classmates to become upset. During, classroom free time, this young queen proclaimed loudly “I have black girl magic!!”. This proud proclamation apparently provoked tears from other students and prompted an email to this young queen’s mother from the teacher, asking if she could talk to her daughter about other classmates being upset.

Keep flexing that BLACK GIRL MAGIC young queen!!

Full article can be viewed at this link:

https://atlantablackstar.com/2018/11/30/can-you-speak-with-her-teacher-sends-letter-home-complaining-student-told-classmates-she-has-black-girl-magic/

Winnie Mandela – Dead at 81

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Nomzamo Winifred “Winnie” Madikizela-Mandela has died at age 81. The former wife of Nelson Mandela, the two were married for 38 years. However over three decades of that time was spent in separation sure to Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment due to his opposition of apartheid oppression.

Source:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-africa-43621112

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