ENGLAND’S FIRST BLACK QUEEN, SOPHIE CHARLOTTE BORN.

ENGLAND’S FIRST BLACK QUEEN, SOPHIE CHARLOTTE BORN. *Princess Sophie Charlotte was born on this date in 1744. She was the first Black Queen of England. Charlotte was the eighth child of the Prince of Mirow, Germany, Charles Louis Frederick, and his wife, Elisabeth Albertina of Saxe-Hildburghausen. In 1752, when she was eight years old, Sophie Charlotte’s father died. As princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Sophie Charlotte was descended directly from an African branch of the Portuguese Royal House, Margarita de Castro y Sousa. Six different lines can be traced from Princess Sophie Charlotte back to Margarita de Castro y Sousa. She married George III of England on September 8, 1761, at the

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EUROPE’S FORGOTTEN ‘HITLER’ KILLED OVER 10 MILLION AFRICANS — BUT THE WEST ERASED IT FROM HISTORY.

EUROPE’S FORGOTTEN ‘HITLER’ KILLED OVER 10 MILLION AFRICANS — BUT THE WEST ERASED IT FROM HISTORY. Most people have no idea of who is pictured above, but you should. The sight of this man should cause a similar revulsion to that of seeing Mussolini, Mao, Stalin or Hitler, as he committed an African genocide that resulted in the killing of over 10 million people in the Congo. His name is King Leopold II of Belgium. Most of people never learned about him in school, and have also most likely never heard about him in the media either. This is because he’s not included in the popular narrative of oppression (which

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UNIVERSITY OF GHANA WAS BUILT WITH COCOA FARMERS’ MONEY; JB DANQUAH NOT FOUNDER – HISTORIAN.

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA WAS BUILT WITH COCOA FARMERS’ MONEY; JB DANQUAH NOT FOUNDER – HISTORIAN. A historian and researcher at the University of Ghana, Kweku Darko Ankrah, has disputed claims that Dr. JB Danquah is the founder of the University of Ghana, Legon. President Nana Akufo-Addo at the launch of the University’s 70th Anniversary Endowment Fund said that his uncle, JB Danquah founded the premier University. “…It will be wholly appropriate and not at all far-fetched to describe Joseph Boakye Danquah as the founder of this University,” the president added. The comments sparked widespread commentary particularly on social media., with many accusing the President of seeking to twist the country’s

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GHANA RISING: GHANA’S FASHIONABLE PAST………….

GHANA RISING: GHANA’S FASHIONABLE PAST………… Celebrating all the yummy goodness of Ghana: its people, its culture and its far reaching] influences. These ‘Ashanti Belles’ are beautiful, just look at their intricately styled hair -and the attention to detail!!! The sister on the right’s cornrow & Mohican with gold ornament hairstyle points to a more hair-intensive era, -because by the time we reach Fanti-land in 1891, 11 years later, the look is much softer, less worked on -and more relaxed!!! I wonder if its because Fanti-land was not at war with the British, -thus was more relaxed or if living on the coast -the look was more geared towards the European

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MEET THE TOP TEN MOST WICKED MEN AND WOMEN IN HISTORY- THE ONLY WOMAN AMONGST THEM WAS THE DEADLIEST!.

MEET THE TOP TEN MOST WICKED MEN AND WOMEN IN HISTORY- THE ONLY WOMAN AMONGST THEM WAS THE DEADLIEST!. These men and women shook the history of the World… These are the most deadly of all wicked humans!       Elizabeth Bathory Elizabeth Bathory was a countess who lived in the Carpathian Mountains.  She was one of the inspirations of Dracula and her nickname was Countess Dracula. She was possibly the most prolific serial killer in history.  She believed that blood on herskin made her fresher and younger.  She was responsible for the killing of 650 girls; many were tortured for weeks and were often naked when they were tortured. They were

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THE LONG HISTORY OF MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS KILLING PEOPLE TOGETHER.

THE LONG HISTORY OF MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS KILLING PEOPLE TOGETHER. ‘Muslims and Christians shared common cultures, spoke common languages, and did not necessarily see one another as strange or other. The Battle of Zenta in 1697, in which the turks were defeated by Austria. In 1683, a vast Ottoman army camped outside the gates of Vienna. For centuries thereafter, the siege and final decisive battle that took place would be cast as a defining moment in a clash of civilizations — that time the forces of Islam were halted at the ramparts of Christendom. Yet look just a little bit harder, and that tidy narrative falls apart. The Ottoman assault had

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‘GOALKEEPER NO.1’: REMEMBERING GHANA’S ROBERT MENSAH.

‘GOALKEEPER NO.1’: REMEMBERING GHANA’S ROBERT MENSAH. Goalkeepers are generally considered very rare breed wherever they find themselves in the world; yes, rare, but in a manner only they can be. The stereotypical goalkeeper exhibits a wackiness and arrogance that strike you in equal measure; a combination that occasionally throws you off-balance, leaving you bewildered and disbelieving of whichever piece of action one just witnessed. And all the great goalkeepers’ one can think of—the likes of Lev Yashin, Fabian Barthez, Bruce Grobbelaar, Rene ´El Loco´ Higuita, Jens Lehmann, Ricardo Zamora, Jose Chilavert, Jorge Campos, and Hugo Gatti—have had it in their own peculiar ways. As far as eccentric goalkeepers come, though,

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STOP EATING EGG, MEAT, SUGAR TO PREVENT FIBROID – NUTRITIONIST TELLS WOMEN.

STOP EATING EGG, MEAT, SUGAR TO PREVENT FIBROID – NUTRITIONIST TELLS WOMEN. Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Benjamin Nuako is strongly kicking against women consuming high-fat dairy and saturated products such as milk, meat and egg to avoiding growing fibroid. Speaking on Nkwa Hia, a health talk show on Adom TV on Monday with host Afia Amankwaah Tamakloe, the nutritionist said foods high in saturated fats can raise the estrogen level in women which allows fibroids to grow larger. He said those foods are also hard on the liver, making it difficult for the body to break down and rid itself of the excess hormones. “There is a hormone called ‘Insulin-Like Growth

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MEET THE BOLD PRESIDENTS LEADING THE DREAM FOR AN AFRICAN RENAISSANCE.

MEET THE BOLD PRESIDENTS LEADING THE DREAM FOR AN AFRICAN RENAISSANCE. For so long, Africa has remained at the mercy of foreign donors and the so-called “development partners” for survival – a situation that has reduced many African countries to vagabonds. Perennial hunger, poor infrastructure and lack of basic amenities have been the true nature of the African continent since independence. But with the continued enlightenment of the African people, the narrative is slowly changing and more people are now yearning for a more developed, self-sufficient Africa. This desire to overcome the existing challenges has given birth to a new narrative of the African renaissance. Many African leaders have accepted

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HISTORY OF JAMES-TOWN BRITISH ACCRA.

HISTORY OF JAMES-TOWN BRITISH ACCRA. **This piece was originally posted on this blog under the title ‘the definitive story of JamesTown British Accra.  The pictures accompanying the original posting have been changed in this one*** ————————————————————————————- We must begin at the beginning. Carl Reindorf in his history of the Gold Coast and Asante popularized the idea that the Ga originated from ancient Egypt or possibly ancient Israel. Modern historians and archeologists such as Paul Ozame, Irene Odotei, James Anguandah, Adu Boahen and John Parker reject this thesis. Irene Odotei believes that the Ga originated from the lower banks of the Volta River. They travelled in family or clan groups and

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MEET THE BLACK MEN THE WORLD CANNOT AFFORD TO FORGET IN A HURRY.

MEET THE BLACK MEN THE WORLD CANNOT AFFORD TO FORGET IN A HURRY. In the course of history, the world has witnessed the prowess of a number of black men. These are the world’s unforgettable black men: 1. Martin Luther King: Rev. King was the son of a church minister who in his later life fought racism, employing civil disobedience, a technique popularized by Mahatma Gandhi, another world-renowned revolutionary in the 20th century. His famous “I Have A Dream” speech is one of the most powerful declarations with striking future significance as Obama assumed the presidency of the United States. Martin Luther was a minister, humanitarian and civil right activist who

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