Nina Mae McKinney was one of the first US Afro American leading actresses in Hollywood. I think the power of her beauty lay in her ‘inviting eyes’. See photos of her here She starred in several films including the Bessie Smith movies and Sanders of the River.
Harbor Bank of Maryland, the only Black-owned bank in the US state of Maryland is celebrating 40 years in business! It is no mean fit in a country that has battled slavery and inhuman treatment and systemic marginalization of Afro Americans from the segregation era till date. It’s no mean feat in a country where…… Continue reading The Only Afro-American-Owned Bank In Maryland Celebrates 40 Years!
US Afro Americans are the Afro Americans of the United States. They are a sub-group of the African American group in that they are the African Americans whose ancestors were victimised in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Genocide. They are not recent immigrants. They were forced to come. They didn’t decide on their own volition…… Continue reading Coronavirus And The High Number Of US Afro American Deaths
Between 1959 and 1970, many US Afro Americans in Tennessee were evicted from their homes and blacklisted from buying things for daring to exercise their rights to vote. These people moved to a camp called Tent City or Freedom Village. Read more about their courageous life here.
The famous US military academy, West Point now has an Afro American commander for the first time. See details