Mae Carol Jemison

Black history month USA is celebrated this month, Mae Carol Jemison was the first African American female to go to space. It’s important to see how far African Americans have come in a society which bought Africans to America for slave labour and to dehumanise men, women and children. Today there are many achievements which […]

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Tabitha Khumalo

Celebrities back tampon rebels of Zimbabwe   She has been arrested 22 times, tortured so badly that her front teeth were knocked into her nose and had an AK-47 thrust up her vagina until she bled. Thabitha Khumalo’s crime: to campaign against a critical shortage of tampons and sanitary towels in Zimbabwe, one of the […]

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Ethiopian Christmas

Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in Africa, it still follows the Julian calendar, so Ethiopia celebrate Christmas on January 7th. The Ethiopia orthodox  Church’s celebrate of Christ’s birth is called Ganna. It is a day when families attend church. The day before Ganna, people fast all day. The next morning at dawn, everyone […]

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Henrietta Lacks

Written in a biology textbook in the index “cell culture” written was: In culture, cancer cells can go on dividing indefinitely, if they have a continual supply of nutrients, and thus are said to be “immortal.” A striking example is a cell line that has been producing in culture since 1951. (Cells of this line […]

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Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker’s grandmother was English, she had been accused of stealing a bucket of milk ( which she said the cow she was milking kicked over) and she was sentenced to seven years of indentured servitude in a relatively new British colony, Marland. When her time was served, she set off, bare handed,  in a […]

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Saartjie Baartman

Saartjie Baartman was born on the Gamtoos River in the Eastern Cape in 1789 of a Khoisan family in which is now South Africa. The Khoisan are among southern Africa’s oldest known inhabitants, people who made a major role in shaping South Africa’s past and present. Back in those days, bands of Dutch raiding parties […]

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