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Encyclopaedia Africana V February 27, 2021 VERONICA CAMPBELL-BROWN

Competing at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the eighteen year old won her first Olympic medal, claiming silver in the 4×100 relay.

Encyclopaedia Africana O February 26, 2021 OLIVE MORRIS

In 1977 Morris returned from China, completed her degree and returned to her home-community in Brixton. In Brixton, Morris became a founding member of the Organisation for Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD), 1978-82, and edited the organization’s magazine FOWAD!

Encyclopaedia Africana G February 24, 2021 GIL SCOTT-HERON

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Brother

C Encyclopaedia Africana October 12, 2020 COURTTIA NEWLAND

They are still treating us like “other,” they are not treating us like we are part of the fabric of the society, they are still treating us like an anomaly.

Encyclopaedia Africana T October 9, 2020 BRITAIN’S INVOLVEMENT WITH NEW WORLD SLAVERY & THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE: BRITISH LIBRARY

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 M October 8, 2020 MAXI PRIEST

Maxi Priest was born Max Alfred Elliott in Lewisham, London on 10 June 1961.

Encyclopaedia Africana W September 17, 2020 WAYNE WONDER

Wonder played an important role in the success of Buju Banton, writing Banton’s early hits “Murderer,” “Deportee,” and “Boom Bye Bye”; recording a duet (“Bonafide Love [Movie Star]”); and touring the world together.

B Encyclopaedia Africana September 17, 2020 BURNING SPEAR

You develop your mind so that it can do the work of separation. Otherwise, you won’t go nowhere. You think you’re going forward, but you’re going backward.

Encyclopaedia Africana J September 17, 2020 JOHN HOLT

Holt was prolific for the next decade. He released more than 40 albums in all, and although his last was in 1993, he remained a popular live artist whose final appearance was in August at the One Love festival in Milton Keynes, where he was taken ill.

Encyclopaedia Africana G September 17, 2020 GARNETT SILK

“He lives on and we all in the music industry need to do more to make the younger generation know about the amazing works of Garnet Silk, his music…”

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