Pan Africanism : March is Women Month. Sisters in the African Diaspora, rise up!

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    *Let's place the spotlight on our women of the African Diaspora -- past & present in this -- their month.

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    Afro-Russian, Yelena Khanga [1962- ]

    *Reporter, Host, Interviewer, writer / author:

    - Her grandfather, Oliver Golden was the son of a runaway salve from Mississippi. He was also a Tuskegee Institute graduate. He met Bertha in NYC, a white heiress and married her in 1929. Seeking equality and social justice, and with the idea of starting a Black family community in Russia, Mr Golden had a least fifteen families join him. Some of these individuals were agricultural experts.

    - Lily, Yelena Khanga's Mom went to music school as well as high school, and also played tennis. Lily received her doctorate degree from Moscow State University [History Dept.]. She also went on to publish the book; AFRICANS IN RUSSIA.

    - Yelena Khanga graduated from the Moscow State University, and attended the Dept. of Journalism in 1979. She studied Black American History and wrote her graduate thesis on the African-American press. She worked for the Moscow News. She was able to travel to the USA through a journalism exchange between Russia and the USA. She was chosen to travel for a three month stint at the Christian Science Monitor of Boston. Yelena is also an accomplished author, she published SOUL TO SOUL: A Black Russian-American Family, 1865-1992.

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    Nanny of the Maroons in Jamaica [ ? - 1734]

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    *National heroine [sheroine] of Jamaica. Gave the British hell for a few years in the early 1700's. She was the leader of her village of Maroons in Jamaica [today's Nannytown in Jamaica]. Her strong leadership and fearless nature led many to believe that she was more than a mere mortal.

    - Nanny was killed by the British around 1734-35[?].

    http://www.jamaicaway.com/Heroes/NannyPage.html

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    Queen Nzinga of Angola [1583-1663]

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    *For over 60 years fought the Portugese attempts to colonize Angola. The Portugese mistakenly called the land of the Mbundu People Angola -- for the ruler's title ; Ngola.

    - The Portugese, eventually colonized Angola after Queen Nzinga's death, but not before sufferring decades of losses at the hands of the warrior-Queen Nzinga.

    ** Nzinga means: She's beauty and courageous.

    http://www.websn.com/Pride/Pride/queen_nzinga.htm


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