While Africans were given names upon being forcibly brought to America, there were some names which were recorded or stayed with the people for generations. […]
Leon Kengo wa Dondo | Name Changes
Leon Lubicz (1935-1971) He was born to a Polish Jewish father and a Rwandan Tutsi mother in the Belgian Congo–what would become the Democratic Republic […]
Abdulalim A. Shabazz | Name Changes
Lonnie Cross (1927-?) He was born in Bessemer, Alabama. He earned an A.B. in Math and a P.A. in Chemistry at Lincoln University. Then, he […]
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o | Name Changes
James Ngũgĩ (1938-?) He was born in a large peasant family in Kenya when it was originally a British colony. He witnessed the Mau Mau […]
The Diverse Origins Of The Sranan Tongo Language
As explained by an Amerkanman.
Molefi Kete Asante | Name Changes
The path to self-realization involves knowing one’s own identity. Arthur Lee Smith He was born to a family of sixteen to a peanut factory worker […]
To African-Americans With So-Called “Ghetto” Names, Your Name Is Not A Mistake
Please hear me out.
Ntozake Shange | Name Changes
The path to self-creation can involve uniqueness.
Hakeem M. Oluseyi | Name Changes
Breaking stereotypes while engaging in scientific innovation.