Rev Martin Luther King Jr at Selma March 1965

Monday, January 17, 2022 is Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tributes to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.  are held in the Unites States, nationwide. This year, like in 2021, will have limited people interractions given the on-going worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. In normal times, the day  would usually be marked by massive commemorations including marches and peaceful protests to remember and celebrate the national civil rights leader who was instrumental in challenging the racial caste system that delineated how millions of Americans lived their lives and promoted racial injustices targeting minorities, especially Blacks.  

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 Most Influential Black Person and AfroAmerica Black Person of the Year, as of 2022

In the table below are the Most Influential Black persons and AfroAmerica Black Persons of the Year, as the year 2022 starts. Each year, AfroAmerica Network names a Black Man and a Black Women of the Year. The influential Black persons are usually selected for a much longer period. Click on the name/link to explore more...

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Nikole Hannah-Jones on 1619 Project in 2019

Nikole Hannah-Jones, an African-American renowned journalist and HBCU Howard University professor, is a Pulitzer Prize winner. As a reporter for The New York Times Magazine and the creator of the 1619 Project, she covered racial injustice.

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Kémi Séba in Benin 2019

 Kémi Séba, aka Capo Chichi, is a Pan-Africanist political leader, known for his opposition to and criticism of French neocolonialism, the Communauté Financière Africaine or African Financial Community (CFA) in Africa, and dictators ruling some of the African countries, most of them being once French colonies.. 

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