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OUR Heritage, OUR History, OUR Pride & OUR Legacy

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W.E.B. DuBois  Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs

 

618 Responses to Our Cover Page

  • Anyssa Dresen says:

    I just received a copy of your newsletter from a friend and I just wanted to say this is a fantastic site! I love the images and the positive feel of the articles. I opted in for your newsletter so I could get my own copy and am looking forward to more. Thanks for bringing our people into a positive light!

  • Jacque T says:

    Hi there, You have done an incredible job. I’ve pinned a couple of your images and in the process found you on Pinterest. The most impressive one by far and absolutely the most striking image I have seen in a long time is of the artist sketch of the Black man with the Confederate flag here. What a thought provoking image! All I can say is anyone interested in our history needs to visit your site!

  • Drake Scott says:

    Just picked up a copy of the magazine and followed the link from the Civil Rights Civil Wrongs article her to the website. I must say I AM IMPRESSED! Very rare to find a publication in print or online that has such a positive tone and no trash. I would not hesitate to send my Pastor here or to give him a copy of the magazine. Very rare these days not to hear divisive and derogatory language and / or half naked poor role models being glorified for their shameful actions. Thank you for standing up and and standing out!

  • Pamela says:

    Great Site!! Came to read the article on Dr.King and President Obama after seeing it in my search for Dr. King memorials and now I’m hooked. Love the “say it like it is” feel of the articles under “Straight UP”. Many sites seam afraid to speak up and speak out like that these days. THUMBS UP!

  • Robyn says:

    WOW! The cover image featuring the crowd with the MLK and Obama for President signs is so vivid it virtually pops off the screen. So much so that when I first saw it on the google images page I clicked on it just to see if I could tell if it had been photoshopped or not. As a photojournalist myself, you have my up-most respect. I will be watching for more!

  • JC Timms says:

    NOT THE RUN OF THE MILL BLOG! You certainly have something important to contribute to the World Wide Web. Such a unique site. I’ve signed up for your newsletter and will be coming back often!

  • Teresa Zimmerman says:

    First visit to your site, but it’s definitely not the last. You are absolutely correct! We have come a long way since Dr. King told us about his dream, but we still have a ways to go as you so accurately pointed out. May the march toward equality continue and publications such as this continue to bring our culture’s trials and victories to the forefront of America’s conscientiousness!

  • Vick says:

    First, I just want to say “WOW!!!!!! WHAT A COVER!!!” I was forwarded a newsletter by my brother and was actually just going to be courteous and open it and possibly scroll the contents. When I read the opening comments by the publisher I was intrigued, but when I saw the picture of this cover I had to check it out. To my delight I have found amazing photographs that really portray the moment! ONE WORD: EXCELLENT!

  • Nikole says:

    I was forwarded an email by a friend who knows I am really into African American military and war history, stories and memorabilia. It was absolutely hands down the most succinct but inclusive representation of our service as African Americans that I have ever had the pleasure of reviewing. Thank you for remembering and recognizing those who served and are serving our country, but most of all thank you for sharing, and imparting the knowledge to those who do not know, that we as African Americans served, sacrificed and died for our country long before the majority of those we protected would even sit at the same establishment with us. Even more KUDOS for the tasteful way in which it and this entire website for that matter represents African Americans’ historical and current contributions in every area. No sense of hate or malice, just pure sharing of knowledge and culture. I am honored to share this site with others and encourage all to check it out!

  • Camille G says:

    You can certainly see your passion for our culture and history in the content here. We need more passionate people like you sharing and perpetuating our culture. Thank you for stepping up!

  • Rob Demonett says:

    A friend sent me a link to this article and I am so pleased that I followed it. I definitely appreciated the thoroughness of the Kwanzaa article, but the real treasure was in discovering the site itself. It is absolutely the most unique site I have been to in a long time, both in appearance and in content. TWO WORDS COME TO MIND: BOOKMARK & SHARE!!! Thanks for giving us such a great platform to share our culture from.

  • R Hammel says:

    I am a Christian and have never really understood Kwanzaa, much less celebrated it. Thanks to your article I now understand its meaning and I realize that as a Christian it does not conflict with my values, but instead underscores their importance. Thank you for taking the time to walk me and other readers through it in a way that is easy to understand. I will be sharing this with my entire family. Have a Happy New Year!

  • Shamieka says:

    I know you have already received many comments on this article, but I just wanted to say that as someone who celebrates KWANZAA every year (and have since its inception) that I appreciate you dispelling some of the misconceptions of what it is and how it came to be. I find myself explaining it to people every year, so I know how difficult it is to present it in a way that is easy to understand but that still carries its meaning and purpose across to people. You have done this masterfully. Thank you!

  • S. Difiora says:

    I found you through Avalaura Beharry on LinkedIN as a new connection. LOVE THE SITE AND YOUR MISSION! Thus far my favorite article is Trials and Triumphs of Family Reunions. As the “organizer extroidinaire” of our family’s reunions for years it gave me a a good chuckle and reminded me that our family is not the only one that is a work in progress. Looking forward to the series! –Silestia

  • E. Tillman says:

    ABSOLUTELY THE BEST PRESENTATION OF KWANZAA THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN! Whether you have celebrated KWANZAA for years or are just interested in finding out what it is and what it celebrates and how it is celebrated THIS ARTICLE IS A MUST READ! I have shared it on my Facebook and Twitter and am printing it out to have on hand. I have honored it for years and often get asked about it and this explains it so much more eloquently and clearly than I ever have been able to. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS!

  • Jocuri says:

    Hello. I discovered your site through a friend’s email about a month ago. It was a tribute to African American Veterans. I had never seen so much information on such varied branches and times in history that was solely dedicated to our people. I had to come check out the site and now that I have I am even more impressed. Thank you for all that you have made available here. I have book marked the site and will certainly come back, as well as recommend it to others. Tasteful, informative and visually intriguing. WONDERFUL!

  • C Henley says:

    You were suggested on Reddit and am so glad I checked you out. Refreshingly positive site! You have my endorsement there as well now.

  • Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on the site! I will be sharing your article on African American confederates with my brother tomorrow and would just like to recommend it to those here who have not taken the time to read it. My family has always known that we fought on the side of the Confederacy by choice, not because of being forced. My great-great grandfather had been a slave prior to the war, but had been granted his freedom by his slave-holder 5 years prior to the war and given pay for the work he did thereafter on the plantation. Thank you for drawing attention to the fact that there are other facts and facets to the Civil War than what is taught in the average history class. -Dr. R.J. Trenson.

  • Ride to Live says:

    Heya! I’m here for the first time. I found this post Our Heritage Magazine Online: Tribute to Black Riding Culture History and I had no idea that there was actually an exhibit like this. I am a life-long rider and travel the country every chance I get on my bike. I get great satisfaction out of visiting the places that are significant in African American history and am looking forward to finding new destinations through your site. Many thanks!

  • The article on SFC Early is very moving. I think with any of us that have served in the battlefield that is a thought that we try to suppress but that is in the back of our minds: If I don’t make it out of here will anybody remember me? It is reassuring to see that in the end he was not forgotten and is a good example of the brotherhood that is forged in service together. Today I am remembering my fallen brothers and celebrating the ones that made it through with me. Thank you for helping others to remember.

  • Maynard says:

    I am some what new to the electronic age and previously thought it would be of little use. Now I realize how much I have missed out on when I find sites like this. I thoroughly enjoy studying our culture and have always spent much of my time at the library. Now, with a cup of tea and in the comfort of my home I can travel back in time while on your site. To anyone that thinks they are too old to get in on the internet take my word you just have to look around and you’ll realize it really is custom made to us. We can do it from home and learn and explore everything without worries of the weather, how we feel or transportation.

  • MSG Buxton says:

    Many sites and news groups pay alot of attention to veterans during this week of the year. I appreciate the sentiment, but at times it makes me want to say “WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE YEAR?” Your site however maintains new information and resources for us year round and never fails to tell the story of those that cannot tell it themselves. THANK YOU!!

  • Jena says:

    I found you through a connection at LinkedIn and I felt I just had to say WOW!! I love this site! What a great mixture of where we came from and who and where we are today. You have a new follower!

  • J Mudean says:

    Some say I am obsessed with history, I prefer to think of it as extremely enthusiastic. I followed an image to this site from Pinterest and I feel like I have found a gold mine. All of the images are phenomenal! I must say that the one I find myself the most enthralled by is the sketch of the African American soldier with the Southern flag that originally brought me here. The article is also of note, as it doesn’t focus on promoting one interpretation of the facts over that of the other. It simply gives us a summation of both. I have shared this with my son, who is also a bit of a history buff, and plan to continue to spread the word. THUMBS UP! for a great site!

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