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Banana Bread Cookies

Banana Bread Cookies | Sarcastic Cooking

Fall is in full swing in our house. Mini pumpkins to use as a centerpiece in our kitchen—purchased. You know, because I have so many visitors to the sarcastic kitchen these days… Purchase canned pumpkin puree—double check! Gotta get that stuff now before everybody else jumps on the holiday cooking bandwagon and I am the only food blogger on the internets without a pumpkin recipe on her lil’ blog. Start my annual stock the freezer with soups, sauces, and chili tirade—in the process. One soup…

Macon Allen was the first African American to graduate was the first African American licensed to practice law in the United States, in Maine in 1844. He is also believed to be the first to hold a judicial position.

Willis No Last Name - From the Hope Chest of Ada Allen Griswold, Macon, Georgia circa 1910s

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Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Americans of African Descent were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. "That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” And, he wasn't.

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When asked why didn't she pass for white, Fredi said "because I'm honest and because you don't have to be white to be good." She felt if she had to deny her black heritage in order to be white, then she rather be black, then live a lie as white.

When asked why didn't she pass for white, Fredi said "because I'm honest and because you don't have to be white to be good." She felt if she had to deny her black heritage in order to be white, then she rather be black, then live a lie as white.

Ethel Waters 1939: First African American to star in her own television program: Ethel Waters, The Ethel Waters Show, on NBC.

Ethel Waters 1939: First African American to star in her own television program: Ethel Waters, The Ethel Waters Show, on NBC.

Carl Maxie Brashear (January 19, 1931 – July 25, 2006) was the 1st African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. His life story is dramatized in the 2000 motion picture Men of Honor, in which he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb 25, 1948, shortly after the Navy had been desegregated by President Truman. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Diving & Salvage School 1954-1st African-American to attend & graduate.

Carl Maxie Brashear (January 19, 1931 – July 25, 2006) was the 1st African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. His life story is dramatized in the 2000 motion picture Men of Honor, in which he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb 25, 1948, shortly after the Navy had been desegregated by President Truman. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Diving & Salvage School 1954-1st African-American to attend & graduate.

First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.

First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.

The Kingdom of Kush lay to the South of Egypt and is famous for its more pointed pyramids. Several Queens have ruled Kush, but one of the greatest is certainly Amanirenas. Ruling for about 30 years, she led her forces against the Romans in Egypt. After initial success, the Romans pushed back. A peace treaty was then signed, by terms favorable to Kush.  A contemporary of Cleopatra, Amanirenas was probably blind in one eye.

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friendlycloud: “ Remarkable Women in History by Country: Sudan Amanirenas The Kingdom of Kush lay to the South of Egypt and is famous for its more pointed pyramids. Several Queens have ruled Kush, but...

Kwame Ture/Stokely Carmichael

Kwame Ture/Stokely Carmichael

John Withers. The Black World War II veteran risked a dishonorable discharge and the loss of his academic career in order to hide and save two dying Jewish teens he liberated from the Dachau concentration camp. They were reunited decades later, sharing their experiences with their families.

John L. Withers, 91; Sheltered Two Young Victims of WWII

Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia obituaries, appreciations and death notices.

Dorie MIller, a messman in the U.S. Navy was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic deeds at Pearl Harbor (1st African American to be awarded the Navy Cross). ALL HE DID The Morning of Pearl Harbor Bombing was carry wounded sailors to safer locations, move his injured Captain (the Captain refused to leave his post & remained until his death), load machine guns, take control of one & began firing at Japanese planes (He HAD NO TRAINING IN OPERATING ONE). He fired until he ran out of ammunition.

May 27th in African American History – Doris “Dorie” Miller

Miller was born October 12, 1919 in Waco, Texas and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1939.

This is Miss Brown of Brown vs Board of Education -- Linda Brown at Monroe Elementary in Topeka, Kansas. 1951 case brought by her parents and other plaintiffs, formed the basis for the landmark Supreme Court decision of May 17, 1954.

This is Miss Brown of Brown vs Board of Education -- Linda Brown at Monroe Elementary in Topeka, Kansas. 1951 case brought by her parents and other plaintiffs, formed the basis for the landmark Supreme Court decision of May 17, 1954.

KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.  Thanks to Abstrakt Goldsmith.

KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated. Thanks to Abstrakt Goldsmith.

Zora Neale Hurston, Writer, Harlem Renaissance    Zora Neale Hurston (1891 – 1960) was an African American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Zora Neale Hurston, Writer, Harlem Renaissance

Zora Neale Hurston (1891 – 1960) was an African American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God." For more on the African American experience visit Discover Black Heritage.

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Stories Behind the Postcards: Paintings and Collages of Jennifer Scott - America's Black Holocaust Museum

This series of six paintings and three collages is the response of Chicago artist Jennifer Scott to souvenir lynching postcards. She thought about what she did not see in the postcards: the family members left behind to take down the victim, to mourn and bury the remains-if there was enough to bury.