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Ancient Religious Sites Discovered in Ethiopia

The Tigray region in northern Ethiopia is the cradle of the country's religious history-including the beginnings of Christianity and Islam. This land is an archaeologist's dream, rich with the history than spans three millennia and full of potential to discover sacred ancient sites. Legends has it that Ark of the Covenant is kept there.

Celebrate Malcolm X's Birthday with These 5 Quotes

Today marks what would have been the 90th birthday of El-Hajj Malik el Shabazz—the black revolutionary most commonly known as Malcolm X. Here are five of his quotes to celebrate his incredible life.

Unsung Gay Heroes in History: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin was the brain behind Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement in 1960s America. Rustin was one of the driving forces behind the Congress for Racial Equality and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Most significantly, Rustin organized the 1963 March on Washington — where King gave his legendary “I have a dream” speech.

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read

They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, abuse and violence as well as love, beauty and music. While their names and styles have changed over the years, they have been the voices of their generations and helped inspire the generations that followed them. What follows is a list of prominent Black authors who have left a mark on the literary world forever.

Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Been in Support of LGBT Rights

The oldest son of the late American civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has said that his father would have been in support of LGBT rights. "The most significant person who helped to organise the March on Washington was Mr. Bayard Rustin [who] was openly gay. What I know, for sure, is that dad was beyond the average person in terms of what he chose to embrace and accept. I think that as he worked to advocate for civil and human rights, he was talking for everyone, not just for people of colour," asserted King III. 

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