Encyclopaedia Africana T May 12, 2023 Papal Bull of 1455, Romanus Pontifex

This Bull authorised Portugal to raid African Kingdoms, territories and land, capture and enslave the inhabitants and seize their natural and mineral resources, under the authority of the Pope and the Catholic Church.

Encyclopaedia Africana Sept'20 T April 1, 2021 TONY SEWELL

“We no longer see a Britain where the system is deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities.” While the “impediments and disparities do exist”, they were “varied and ironically very few of them are directly to do with racism”.

Encyclopaedia Africana T March 1, 2021 TIGER WOODS

“One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people’s expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.”

Encyclopaedia Africana T February 27, 2021 THABO SEFOLOSHA

On George Floyd’s murder:
“You see what happened in Minnesota where three human beings with a badge are watching another human being killing somebody,” Sefolosha said. “And instead of saying, ‘OK, this is my duty as a human being,’ the duty was more toward not interfering with the other officer and saying, ‘We are a clan, we stick together no matter what.’ It should be the other way around.”

Encyclopaedia Africana T February 26, 2021 TEDROS GHEBREYESUS

He was also an important political and health care leader in the African Union’s response to the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola epidemic.

Encyclopaedia Africana T February 23, 2021 TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR

On September 7, 1996, shortly after attending the Mike Tyson–Bruce Seldon boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tupac was wounded in a drive-by shooting and succumbed to his wounds six days later on September 13, 1996 at the age of 25.

Encyclopaedia Africana T February 14, 2021 TUTANKHAMUN

When he ascended the throne at the age of nine, the country was still in chaos from the decision made by his late father, Akhenaten, to switch Egypt from its polytheistic religion to a monotheistic one.


Many of the enslaved Africans were branded with the initials ‘DY’, standing for Duke of York. They were shipped to Barbados and other Caribbean islands to work on the new sugar plantations, as well as further north to England’s American colonies.

Encyclopaedia Africana T September 30, 2020 TARAJI P. HENSON

In addition to acting in Hustle and Flow, Henson sang “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” on the film’s soundtrack. The track won a 2004 Academy Award for Best Song, with Henson performing at the telecast.

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