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  • Jan Keagle says:

    Wow, marvelous site! The photos are phenomenal, not to mention the content!. I think I have found my new favorite site!

  • I am a long time follower and have noticed new columns over my last few visits. I really like the new travel section, but I must say that the new commentary section is really a home run in my book! I respect the straight forward approach that it has to what is going on today and the writer is absolutely right: until we start supporting each other we are never going to see any significant changes in our individual situations. We must work together if we are going to make it out of this social and economic barrel we are all in.

  • Jacque says:

    When I first saw this site I knew I had found a gold mine! I am a Social Sciences professor and you have no idea what it is like trying to find resources and material to share with my students that is in an up-to-date format that they can relate to, but that conveys the journey of African Americans. THIS SITE IS PERFECT! Thank you!

  • James H says:

    I just want to share my appreciation for the quality of information and writing on this site, as well as the images. I do a lot of research on black historical events and cultural evolution. Unfortunately I usually either find good images or good reading. Rarely do I find both together. Your site is definitely the exception!

  • Tausha says:

    I was browsing Pinterest and was surprised to find there are so few images related to African Americans. I noticed that several of the images I was drawn to were associated with this site. I was delighted to find so many more great images in your slideshow when I visited the site here and wanted to ask that you PLEASE CONTINUE to share them!Much Thanks! 😉 Tausha

  • Ben says:

    GREAT FIND! I just found your website when I was browsing reddit.com. It looks as though someone enjoyed your site so much they decided to bookmark it there and now I know why and want to encourage others to do the same. I have bookmarked you too and shared your article on Mr. Evers on my facebook. It’s been a long time since I heard that name. It’s nice to see a media outlet that doesn’t just chase the latest quick story, but actually takes the time and makes the effort to honor those that made things like having a Black president possible. Without Mr. Evers and others like him our nation would be a lot different than it is today.

  • V. Pelter says:

    It’s always great to see a site that doesn’t avoid topics just because they might make some one uncomfortable. I felt compelled to let you know that I really appreciate your willingness to say it like it is in articles like Crabs in a Barrell. Keep them coming!

  • Cape Town Tourism says:

    As a person who has always been interested in culture and now am fortunate enough to work in the tourism industry I am constantly on the look out for resources. I just wanted to let you know that I am completely enthralled with Our Heritage. This is the most unique publication/website that I have seen in a long time. Thank you for your dedication and service.

  • Sam M says:

    I just received a copy of your newsletter from a friend. I originally just clicked through to the site to read more on the article about the Harley Davidson Black Culture tribute, but once I got here I couldn’t leave. I have almost read every article on your site in one sitting. This is REALLY GREAT STUFF and its all right here in one place. To be able to read about destinations, historic events, current political and cultural climates and the people that are often left out of the spot light, but are making / have made things happen, is fantastic! I have already shared with some of my friends and I signed up for the newsletter. Looking forward to what’s coming next! I would recommend this site to anyone looking for truth and genuineness.

  • Hendrick C says:

    This site grabbed my attention when I was looking up the information about The Black Heritage Trail. I found not only information on it but so much more. That was several months ago and in the time since then I have come to the site quite often. I am never disappointed! I always learn something new, but the best part is that it doesn’t read like a history book. Thank you for making history enjoyable!

  • Natalie says:

    Here is the long and short of it: We need more people to be aware of the greatness of the people who came before us and then take that knowledge and use it to inspire them to use the greatness that lies within themselves to continue to propel our people and our nation into a future where all are free from the encumbrances of prejudice and bigotry of any kind. Thank you for your part in making this happen!

  • J Carabello says:

    I love investigating new topics and I have found many great articles to read here. I have followed the site for quite some time now and felt it was time to say “Thank you!” for all the hard work that I know must go into researching these articles and making the information available to people like me. So… THANK YOU!! and please keep the info coming. =)

  • Seth Ritchie says:

    My passion lies in exploring our roots and how we came to be who we are today. I spend a lot of time online reading, however I have never come across a site quite like this. The images are amazing; my favorite being the African American soldier in front of the Confederate flag. The article was informative, but the image is what provoked the most thought. I have book marked your site and I recommend it to everyone interested in more than just the latest culture fad.

  • Sgt. Rhodes says:

    I just wanted to say that as an African American that has spent the majority of his life as a soldier, I appreciate both the information you provide and the fact that you remember and honor us not only on holidays but year round. From the lump in my throat when I read about Sgt Early to the pride that I felt when I looked at the photograph of the Buffalo Soldiers in the slide show I was reminded that African Americans have a long history of sacrificing for and serving our country. It is good that you keep that in people’s thoughts.

  • Maranda Fineran says:

    Upon finding your site while researching Mr. Evers I was pleasantly surprised that I did not end up on another “wikipedia-look-alike” or bland directory. As a professional researcher those are typically the type of sites that I find myself looking at daily. Your site is very engaging and the images are phenomenal. I also appreciate the blending of factual/informative articles, such as http://ourheritagemagazine.com/medgar-evers-civil-rights-activists-life-and-sacrifice-honored/ and http://ourheritagemagazine.com/nabvets-welcomes-san-antonio-chapter/ with the more commentative/explorative cultural articles, such as http://ourheritagemagazine.com/african-diaspora/ and http://ourheritagemagazine.com/crabs-in-a-barrel/.

    Thank you for the breath of fresh air today. I have bookmarked you and included you in my African American resources list. I recommend anyone that is visiting this site to take the time to look around!

  • Ashley Ubile says:

    Gold Star! for this site for variety, detail, amazing images, content with “meat” to it, easily navigated and no waiting for it to load. Thank you for your contribution to our people by bringing so much information concerning our culture together in one place and making it interesting and easy to find, understand and reference.

  • A Edwards says:

    I am in total agreement with Mr. Mendivel! We need to all take it upon ourselves to make sure that this event in our history as a nation is honored. Write, call or email your representatives and do your part to make sure that the day that our nation could truly say that it was a nation of free peoples, regardless of race or national origin, is honored.

  • Eryn Mendivel says:

    I made this comment on another page, however I felt the need to reitterate my feelings here since the main topic is also Juneteenth and I want to challenge all to do something to correct the blatant disregard for a very important event in our nation’s history. I realize I’m plowing already furrowed fields, but the fact that whether or not we should honor a date that represents so many of our nation’s people being granted the basic human right of freedom is a disgrace to a country that promotes its self as a leader in the fight for human rights in the modern world. Juneteenth, without question or hesitation, should have been placed on our calendars and taught the significance of it to our children starting in grade school when they are coloring pages of Abraham Lincoln. After all, how can what Aabraham Lincoln accomplished as a president be truly understood without reference to the completion of his vision of a truly free nation. Some say that slavery is too negative to discuss with children. I challenge this notion with one question: “How is the freedom from slavery too negative, yet the assination (murder) of a president is not?” DO SOMETHING TODAY TO CORRECT THIS!

  • J Lebte says:

    I teach American History at the high school level and I must agree with the point made by several people here. There is not enough information to give an accurate account of African American contributions to our history as a nation in the text books. As teachers, though, I feel that we are responsible for creating an environment and agenda for learning that is not solely based on any one text book. I personally am always on the lookout for reputable sources I can use to reference topics not covered, or covered well enough, in my text books; including African American contributions to our history. This said, I would like you to know that I now regard this site as such. Thank you for your dedication and efforts. Regards, John Lebte

  • R. Almonte says:

    My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was right. I have spent significantly more time here than I anticipated. Very enlightening!

  • Kathy Reefer says:

    I found you while researching Juneteenth and after having explored your other sections I just wanted to comment that I appreciate the blend of current day with historical information that you provide. I myself am a veteran and during my service I learned much about our people’s struggle in serving our country through persoanl experience. It is encouraging to see someone bringing it into the light, but in a manner that does not insight hostility but just recognition of those who “fought the fight to make things right”. Thank you.

  • SGT HEACE says:

    This is the first time I have ever heard of “Juneteenth”! I would like to concurr with an earlier comment I read that indicates that our history being taught in schools is poorly in adequate when it comes to the historical events and contributions of African Americans. I thank you for taking the initiave to highlight these events and contributions made by African Americans. As for Juneteenth, i followed the link from your site to the NJOF site and have sent petitions via the information provided there to my representatives and I and my family will be honoring it from this point out. Thank you for enlightening myself and the others who are fortunate enough to visit your website!

  • I am delighted to have found your site. I wanted to thank you for your efforts and time spent educating the world on our often times forgotten culture and contributions as a people. This is a glorious read!! I have thoroughly enjoyed every article and find it refreshing to read positive news. That is a rare thing these days. I’ve bookmarked you so I don’t miss another one. Great Work!

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