A black man named Matthew Henson, along with his fellow explorer, Robert Perry were the first to reach and discover the top of the world, the North Pole in 1909. Explorers had been trying and dying for centuries to accomplish this task. While most of Hensen and Perry’s party had to turn back because of the harsh Acrtic weather conditions, On April 6th 1909, Henson followed by Perry, finally reached their goal. Black history month.
Note (The two explorers; Henson and Perry are buried side by side in Arlington National Cemetery.)
1. – Forgotten NewsMakers, Matthew Hesson (1866-1955) First Person To Reach The North Pole.
General Lusius Quietus And His Nubian Cavalry Unit
Lusius Quietus was the son of a Mauretanian chieftain, who’s loyalty to Roman emperor Caligula during a (40 A .D.) uprising in northern Morocco, earned his family a gift of Roman citizenship in Italy. In Italy the young Lusius joined the Roman army and was recognized and rewarded with an equestrian rank by emperor Domitian, but he was latter discharged for insubordination .
Upon emperor Trajan assuming the royal throne, Lusius was reinstated into the legions and made commander of an auxiliary cavalry unit, which distinguished it self in Rome’s victorious wars with Dacia in (101-102 A.D. and (105- 106 A.D.) present day, Romania. They’re gallantry in those wars will forever be Immortalize on Trajan’s Column, completed in 113 A.D. in Rome Italy. His later exploits in service to Rome earned him the titles of senator, and governor. Historians have theorized that the new Roman emperor Hadrian, had Quietus assassinated in ( 118 A.D.) out of jealousy for his popularity amongst the Roman citizens and army.
Black Roman General, Lusius Quietus and his Nubian cavalry unit will be making an appearance in the new episode of the black web series, Black Archaeologist ‘Way Black In Time #6’.
Upon the death of her father, the king, African queen Llinga of the Congo empire located in Central Africa) and her legions of female warriors, lead a revolt in 1640, to end the Portuguese domination of their kingdom.
These warrior women were, as was their custom, trained in the use of weaponry such as axes, swords, bows and arrows, and also in the knowledge of battle strategy and tactics from the time they were little girls, not unlike the young Spartan boys of ancient Greece. So dedicated to the art of war were this ladies, that they even sheared off a portion of their breast , so as to better facilitate aiming their arrows. This, was the unyielding militaristic enthusiasm that finally made the war wearied Portuguese sue for peace.
The Queen Of The Congo, Llinga and her women warriors will be making an appearance in the new episode of the black web series, Black Archaeologist ‘Way Black In Time #5’.
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First as regent, then pharaoh, a black woman of Egypt’s 18th dynasty, was ruler of Egypt from (1479 B.C. to 1458 B.C.) her reign is marked for long periods of peace, prosperity, building and restoring, temples to Egypt’s ancient gods, one of her most rememberable achievements was a trade mission she commissioned to the land of Punt, which many scholars say is probably in the area of the present day Somali after her death (1458 B.C,) many statues, reliefs, and murals with her likeness were destroyed, many say by the new pharaoh her nephew Thutmose lll, who’s power historians tell, was usurped by her.
One can’t help but notice how members of the republican party have been pointing out that the democrats created the Confederate flag in the 1800’s. They also point to the fact that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, conveniently leaving out that during the administrations of presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and especially Johnson, the political parties philosophies switched, with racist democrats joining the republican party and moral republicans joining the democrats. Now it’s the republicans and their racist southern base that have defended the Confederate flag all these years. If the democrats had they’re way they would have taken it down long ago, along with all the other racist symbols and monuments of white supremacy. There’s nothing honorable about defending slavery or treason or terrorism.