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Nana Yaa

IT Professional, Writer, Publisher, Entrepreneur.

Today in African History: January 14

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 14, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1784 USA American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain. 1878 USA In Hall v. Decuir, 95 […]

Today in African History: January 13

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 13, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1830 USA The Great Fire of New Orleans, reportedly set by rebel enslaved Africans. 1895 Ethiopia Start of the First Italo-Ethiopian War with the Battle […]

Today in African History: January 12

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 12, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1964 Zanzibar Rebels in Zanzibar began a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaimed a republic. 1960 USA The San Francisco Chronicle learned that […]

Today in African History: January 11

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 11, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1861 USA American Civil War: Alabama seceded from the United States. 1863 USA American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post: General John McClernand and Admiral […]

Today in African History: January 10

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 10, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 49 BCE Italy Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, a river in northeast Italy, signalling the start of the Great Roman Civil War. 1811 USA End […]

Today in African History: January 9

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 9, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1861 USA Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War. 1861 USA American Civil […]

Today in African History: January 8

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 8, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1455 Vatican Pope Nicholas V issued a papal bull called the Romanus Pontifex, a follow-up to the Dum Diversas, granting the Kingdom of Portugal dominion over […]

Today in African History: January 7

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 7, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1914 Panama The first ship crossed the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal was built mostly by African-Caribbean workers, who formed 90-percent of the project’s labor […]

Today in African History: January 6

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 6, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1986 South Africa Mining company Impala Platinum fired over 20,000 black mine workers 1995 Cuba Haitian refugees housed at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba were […]

Today in African History: January 5

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 5, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1804 USA Ohio state legislature passed first laws restricting movement of free blacks. 1936 Ethiopia The town of Degehaburr, Ethiopia, was bombed by the Italians. […]

Today in African History: January 4

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 4, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1853 USA Solomon Northrup regained his freedom after having been kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South. His memoir “Twelve Years a Slave” […]

Today in African History: January 3

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 3, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1848 Liberia Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first President of Liberia. 1861 USA American Civil War – Delaware votes not to secede from the United States. 1958 West […]

Today in African History: January 2

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 2, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1492 Spain  Catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella retake the Emirate of Granada, the last Moorish kingdom in Spain. 1863  USA Union troops defeat Confederate forces in the second day of fighting at Stone’s River, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 1903  […]

Today in African History: January 1

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 1, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1804  Haiti Independence Day 1852  Colombia Abolition of Slavery 1852 Panama Abolition of Slavery 1863 USA Emancipation Proclamation Day (Note: Enslaved Africans would not be fully emancipated […]

Holidays: Kwanzaa – A Celebration of African Heritage – December 26 through January 1

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival observed each year in the African-American and many African Diaspora communities around the world from December 26th through January 1st on the Gregorian calendar. The non-sectarian holiday, created by African-American activist Maulana Karenga, celebrates African heritage in the African-American and African Diaspora cultures. Kwanzaa was first […]

Holiday Greetings: Joyous Kwanzaa from TwelveTotems.blog #Kwanzaa

TwelveTotems.blog wishes all who remember and observe “Heri Za Kwanzaa” or a “Joyous Kwanzaa!” Kwanzaa is a seven-day, non-sectarian African diaspora festival celebrated annually from December 26 through January 1. The holiday was created in 1966 by African-American activist Maulana Karenga, formerly known as Ronald McKinley Everett. Kwanzaa celebrates the “Nguzo […]