Black History Buff Podcast

Black History Buff Podcast

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By Black history Buff 777
The Black History Buff podcast is a fun and thrilling journey through time. Covering the full historical tapestry of the African Diaspora, you’ll hear tales covering everything from African Samurai to pistol-wielding poets. More than just a podcast, the show is a bridge that links communities throughout the African diaspora and enlightens and empowers its friends.

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27: African Proverbs, Myths and Legends - Go together
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  This is King Kurus from the black history buff podcast and before I get into this weeks African Proverb I just Want to say thank you to: Muleya  Glenda B Taherra L Alaina D AlayA and  Edward J For joining me on Patreon and helping to sponsor the development of the show  I’d also like to say thank you to  Globallymobile  steplegs  Streak52312 Delil@h v DeeElHaze  For leaving me 5 star reviews on Apple podcasts.  These reviews really go a long way to helping people to find out about the show and well if I’m honest It’s just great to get some feedback and know that your all listening. and that brings me neatly to the subject of this week proverb.   One of the hardest things about doing my style of podcast is that it’s a solo pursuit. From the research, to the writing, to finding the sound effects, then editing, posting and promoting via social, I like many many many podcasters do all this by myself and brings me to this weeks proverb which is: Listen to the episode to hear the rest  Learn more here
15:50
September 10, 2019
26: For Critical thinkers only
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  A short promo clip for you to share with friends, family and anyone you might kinda care about. 
02:09
September 4, 2019
25: Proverbs, myths and legends: Find me in the storm
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican activist, and entrepreneur who founded the UNIA and campaigned for a better quality of life for all black people.  The Pan African red black and green colours you see and that form part of the Ghanian flag come from Garvey’s organisation.  I’ll be doing an episode on Garvey soon but for today I wanted to focus on a quote from him made on February 10th 1925 from an Atlanta prison.  Learn more at https://cutt.ly/b-history
08:15
August 28, 2019
24: Black History Buff Blitz: Imhotep Father of Medicine
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  Have you ever wondered how the medical profession came to be? or in fact who started the profession at all? Well, take a seat and prepare to be amazed because today’s episode is about Egyptian genius Imhotep the Father of modern Medicine.  Imhotep, was born sometime around 2667 BCE in Egypt.  A commoner by birth but genius by nature Imhotep is what is known as a {polymath} and during his lifetime mastered the Arts of Astronomy, Architecture, Poetry, Mathematics and medicine.  For anyone wondering what a polymath is listen to the end of the  episode for a really great explanation. Learn more at https://cutt.ly/b-history
10:17
August 21, 2019
23: Black History Buff Blitz: Kareem Abdul-Jabarr
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  Todays Black History Blitz is about the 7’2, Kung fu fighting, book writing legend. Kareem Abdul-Jabr one of the greatest players to ever grace the sport of basketball Born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr, on April the16th 1947, in New York City. Alcindor was always one of the tallest kids in his class and by the age of 9 stood an impressive 5’8 He began playing the sport of basketball at an early age, first impressing in high school and then after graduating in 1965 enrolling at the University of California-Los Angeles, eventually becoming the college games best player  Alcindor won three National championships between 1967 and 1969 winning Most outstanding player each year. Learn more here
04:36
July 31, 2019
22: Proverbs, Myths and Legends: Grain Basket
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  I'm going to be very honest here and make a confession. I'm a procrastinator, there I said it and it feels good. It’s taken me ages to finally admit that. So this particular proverb really hits home for me.  “Supposing doesn't fill the grain basket “if” doesn't fill the larder.” This sounds so sounds obvious, it’s even a little easy to dismiss until you stop and think about the fact that at certain times in our past and even now, procrastination could be the difference between your family eating and not eating. Click here to find out more
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July 23, 2019
21: Proverbs, Myths and Legends: The Big game
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  Todays Proverb is an Igbo saying from Nigeria: “The big game often appears when the hunter has given up the hunt for the day” This saying really resonates with me as often I feel called to just quit, to give up and do something easier.  I can Imagine the hunter, tired, deflated and on the verge of going home empty-handed. When suddenly their prize appears, and they forget about tiredness, hunger, that previous feeling of defeat and now the only thing that matters is overcoming their foe and getting what they came for.  That ability to perform when you're at the end of your strength is what marks people out for greatness. So if you're listening to this.  Don't give up, don't quit, your prize is waiting for you at the end of the day and when you see it YOU WILL have enough strength to bring it back home. Find out more here
01:48
July 16, 2019
20: Kandake Amanirenas - Konquering Queen of Kush
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  This Episode is about an African Queen who defined Rome and carved out a place for herself in History. Kandake Amanirenas is one of the most celebrated rulers of the Ancient Kingdom of Kush, located in the region of Nubia, which we now know as Sudan. She ruled from 40BC to 10BC. Kandake - also known as Candace, Kendake or Kentake - was the title given to Queens and Queen Mothers of the region and is the origin of the modern name Candice.  Kush was a civilisation centred in the North African region of Nubia. It was, In fact, one of the earliest civilisations to develop in the Nile River Valley. Kushite states rose to power before a period of Egyptian incursion into the area established an Egyptian dynasty, the 25th Dynasty, in 775 B.C.E. lasting until 653. (By the way, BC numbers work towards zero and AD numbers work away from 0, thanks Rome for making history way more confusing) The Pharaohs of this have been called the ‘Black Pharaohs’, or the ‘Ethiopian Pharaohs’. With a rich and vibrant trading culture, Kush coexisted in peace for centuries with its neighbours, due to its role in commerce and in the transportation of goods.  The Kingdom of Kush represents yet another ancient African civilisation of which relatively few people outside of Africa are aware, often reducing Africa’s contribution to culture to the Egyptian legacy alone.  Kush, however, is referenced in the Bible and The Kingdom was well known to the Romans.  Fun fact. There are more pyramids in Sudan (Kush) than anywhere else in the world 220!" Listen to the show to find out the rest or head over to my website www.blackhistorybuff.com & www.africanhistorypodcast.com You can find the Black History Buff Podcast and more here. Credits: Music by - The Amazing @elanbrio Cover art by @black_history_buff_777 Special credit and thank you to: @mum_life_with_toni @vixharrisart @chris_antonie7 @eye_black_man_podcast Kat Suffolk Dani Camus Thank you for all your support Find more at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts Find us on Instagram:  @blackhistorybuff777 @bhb_media_777 & @black_history_podcast and finally Support Black history buff at Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777 Thank you for your time and attention it means the world to me  Ase
14:00
July 14, 2019
19: Black History Buff Blitz: Stage Coach Mary
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  To tide you over while Im researching and writing longer episodes I've created a new segment called Black History blitz. Short, bite sized and fun, like any good snack its best when shared with friends, so tell your friends about it.  Today's Black history Blitz is about the hard-drinking, shotgun carrying wild west legend known as Stagecoach Mary. The first African American Woman to Join the US mail. Mary Fields, later to be known as Stage Coach Mary was born in Hickman County Tennessee at around 1832  Liberated from enslavement at the end of the American Civil war, Fields headed North working on Riverboats till she eventually found permanent work in an Ohio convent. Her gruff style and constant cursing raised eyebrows in the quiet convent, and though she faithfully served the nuns, news of her habitual drinking, smoking, shooting guns and wearing men’s clothing. Caused upheaval.  Things came to a head when Fields and the convent’s male janitor drew guns on each other during a heated argument, it was the final straw and she was fired. Fields love of hard drinking and gunfights eventually paid off when in 1895 she won a contract from the postal service to become a Star route carrier making her the first African American woman to do so Cathy Williams, we salute you!  To learn more about black history please check out the black history buff podcast youtube twitter Pinterest Website Just google black history buff and you’ll find us there or hit the link below https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/pages/social-2 Oh and if you enjoyed this please share because black history is world history
02:29
July 9, 2019
18: Black History Blitz: Cathay Williams Buffalo Soldier
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  To tide you over while Im researching and writing longer episodes I've created a new segment called Black History blitz. Short, bite sized and fun, like any good snack its best when shared with friends, so tell your friends about it.  Today's Black history Blitz is about Cathy Williams. The first African American Woman to enlist in the United States Army and the only one we know about who did so posing as a man!!  Williams was born in Independence, Missouri September 1844 and lived until 1893 As a teen, Williams worked as a house slave on the outskirts of Jefferson City, Missouri. Despite there being a ban against women serving in the military, Cathay Williams enlisted in the Army under the false name of "William Cathay" on November 15, 1866, passing herself off as a man.  She was assigned to the 38th United States Infantry Regiment after she passed a Brief medical examination. She was only discovered when a surgeon treating her for injuries realised she was a woman  She was discharged from the Army on October 14, 1868. After having served for nearly 3 years  In 2016, a bronze bust of Cathay Williams was unveiled outside the Richard Allen Cultural Center in Leavenworth, Kansas  Cathy Williams, we salute you!  To learn more about black history please check out the black history buff podcast youtube twitter Pinterest Website Just google black history buff and you’ll find us there or hit the link below https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/pages/social-2 Oh and if you enjoyed this please share because black history is world history
01:35
July 2, 2019
17: Brother Jourdan's Response
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  Todays episode features a scathing response to possibly the most Ill advised “take me back” letter ever and some wisdom from an ancient African proverb. Every so often, when I’m browsing the internet I’ll come across something that for some reason stops me dead in my tracks. Recently it was an image.  The picture was of a sober looking dark skinned, middle aged  Blackman, sporting a very full very fine beard. He had the kind of look on his face that your grandfather gives you right before asking you to “pick your own punishment” or to “go get the belt”. Children of all colours and cultures call it “The look” and it means that patience is wearing thin. The stern face in the picture belonged to a formerly enslaved man named Jourdan Anderson. Who lived during the 19th century. Very little is known about his life other, than that he was taken from his parents as a boy and sold in to a life of slavery.  We know that he was born sometime around December 1825, and somewhere in Tennessee, and that he was “sold” to a General Paulding Anderson, who then “gifted” and I say that through gritted teeth, Jourdan, to his son Patrick Henry Anderson, who went by his middle name, Henry.  We know that he married Amanda McGregor in 1848 and that the couple may have eventually had around 11 children and we know that in 1864 when Union troops camped out on the plantation where Anderson had been forced to labour for his entire life, that he, his family and possibly 32 other enslaved people were all freed due to President Lincon’s 1863 emancipation proclamation. This mass exodus broke the back of the plantation and ruined the finances of Patrick Henry Anderson, Jourdans former owner.  Listen to show to find out the rest or head over my website www.blackhistorybuff.com & www.africanhistorypodcast.com Or click here Credits: Music by - The Amazing @elanbrio Cover art by @black_history_buff_777 Special credit and thank you to: @mum_life_with_toni @vixharrisart @chris_antonie7 @eye_black_man_podcast Kat Suffolk Dani Camus Thank you for all your support and finally Thank you for your time and attention it means the world to me  Ase
18:06
June 25, 2019
16: Proverbs, Myths and Legends - The man who never lied
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  Welcome to the first of many episodes where I bring you some amazing myths and legends from the African diaspora. This episode is about a wiseman who offends a whole village and outwits a King.  Listen to show to find out the rest or head over my website www.blackhistorybuff.com & www.africanhistorypodcast.com You can find the Black History Buff Podcast here. Credits: Music by - Surra Susso  Cover art by @black_history_buff_777 Special credit and thank you to:  @mum_life_with_toni  @vixharrisart  @chris_antonie7  @eye_black_man_podcast  @sierraleonegoddess1  Kat Suffolk  Dani Camus  Thank you for all your support  Find us on Instagram:   @blackhistorybuff777  @bhb_media_777 &  @black_history_podcast 
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May 14, 2019
15: My story
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  In this episode I take the opportunity to say thank you to the amazing supporters of the show and to you the listeners.  I speak about why I started the show and give a hint at where it's going.  If you want to learn more black history and more about what I do you can find me at www.blackhistorybuff.com & www.africanhistorypodcast.com You can find the Black History Buff Podcast and. more here Credits: Music by - The Amazing @elanbrio Cover art by @black_history_buff_777 Special credit and thank you to: @mum_life_with_toni @vixharrisart @chris_antonie7 @eye_black_man_podcast Kat Suffolk Dani Camus Thank you for all your support Find more at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts Find us on Instagram:  @blackhistorybuff777 @bhb_media_777 & @black_history_podcast and finally Thank you for your time and attention it means the world to me  Ase
14:05
April 23, 2019
14: Miss Lala - The Iron Jawed Acrobat
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  There is a common misconception about Europe and Black people; that basically, there are no black people there other than maybe in London. As a first-generation West Indian born in London myself, I too fall victim to this strange phenomenon. Occasionally, a reader from Russia or as happened this week from Estonia will contact me and I'll think to myself “How on earth did black people get there?” Yea I know it’s dumb, but if you catch me on a miserable Monday morning, I’m liable to think anything. So, more to remind me than to educate anyone else that we are a global people, this particular slice of history is from Poland via Germany. Let me introduce you to Miss Lala also know as, Olga Kaira, “Olga the Mulatto”, “Olga the Negress”, “The Venus of the Tropics”, “The Cannon Woman” and “The African Princess.” Miss Lala was born Anna Olga Albertina Brown to Wilhelm Brown and Marie Christine Borchardt, on April 21, 1858, in the former German (but now Polish) city of Stettin (Szczecin). Miss Lala though possessed incredible strength, an all-around circus performer she worked at various times as a wire walker, trapeze artist, hand balancer, strong woman and incredibly enough an iron jaw performer.  She first appeared in the circus aged 9 and found fame aged 21 in France. She toured around Europe eventually finding her way to London where she performed at the Royal Aquarium and Manchester's Gaiety Theatre. Lala was part of the troupe called Folies Bergère and the Keziah Sisters. She partnered with another strength acrobat called Theophila Szterker/Kaira la Blanche. Together they were known as Les Deux Papillons (The two butterflies). Please check out the show to learn more :) You can check out the painting mentioned in the show here: Click here You can find the Map Mentioned here and to get the map with 50% use the discode BLACK777 at the checkout Follow us and find out more here Support this podcast
12:37
April 9, 2019
13: The Legend of Bill Richmond - The First Black Sports Star
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  This Episode Is about Bill Richmond. When we think about black sports stars we often go to names such as Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, perhaps Kareem Abdul Jabbar or even Jack Johnson, however, if we dig a little deeper and look a little harder we might come across the Legend of Bill Richmond the first black sports star.  You can read about Bill Richmond in my blog over at  www.blackhistorybuff.com and can access a free learning resource the link Bill Richmond PDF  For those of you who like nothing more that a good book to read you can grab copy of the book Richmond Unchained written by Luke G Wilson here: UK link: Richmond Unchained US link: Richmond Unchained Find more exclusive content at Patreon You can also support me and the show via paypal  You can find the Black History Buff Podcast and on social media here or at:  Spotify  Apple  Youtube Facebook Lastly you can also email me at podcast@blackhistorybuff.com Thank you for all your support and encouragement it is the fuel that keeps me going Support this podcast
17:51
March 4, 2019
12: Jessica Jane Robinson / Resilience Birthright
In this episode I am joined by Jessica Jane Robinson.  Jessica talks to me about reggae, becoming Miss Alameda and climate change . In the show Jessica mentions her movie "Recycle woman" and so for your viewing pleasure I have tracked down the film and you can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/57430675 She also mentions Reggae Singers Rankin Scroo and Ginger  https://youtu.be/ioOdH0wyX34 And below is a clip of the legendary Yellow Man performing at Reggae Sun-splash in Jamaica https://youtu.be/0g7v1lobSlU Jessica Robinson, selected candidate for Miss Alameda, was born at Oakland Children’s Hospital on April 5th 1984, to Pamela Jane Proctor and George Robinson. George Robinson owned his own Auto Body Shop and had his own reggae band George and the Wonders. Pamela helped promote reggae music in the late 70’s and was a huge part of the movement that brought reggae to the United States. The reggae music industry is how Jessica’s parents met. In August 1994, her life changed dramatically! Jessica’s mother passed away and her father had to raise her on his own. Losing her mother greatly impacted her life‐ Jessica went from an out‐ going, happy, free spirited ten years old, to a confused, lonely child. She lost the aspiration to communicate with her peers. She felt they did not understand her life. She felt like an outsider. Her father was a strict parent and lacked the experience to raise a young girl entering her teens. A breach developed between them. George and Jessica could not easily get along trying to balance a teenager’s social priorities and the core curriculum of her school. By the time she was sixteen, and in high school, her father granted her to get legal emancipation and allowed her to live with Juanita Blair (whom she knows as a grandmother.) Jessica has kindly given me a few of pages her amazing comic resilience Birthright that can be downloaded from my website: www.blackhistorybuff.com you can find the Black History Buff Podcast at: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6CDExrHONAzUy8ksCgXsYy Anchor https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yNzMxMDIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/black-history-buff Pocket Casts https://pca.st/H9y8 RadioPublic https://play.radiopublic.com/black-history-buff-WezjVV Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/black-history-buff Find more at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts Find me on Instagram:  @blackhistorybuff777 and finally Support Black history buff at Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777 Thank you for all your support ps you can also email me at info@blackhistorybuff.com Become a friend of the show Show Notes: 
59:26
March 4, 2019
11: Blazing Billards
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  Cisero Murphy (1937–1996) was an American professional pool player. Murphy was the first African-American professional pocket billiards player to ever win world and U.S. national titles. This recording was provided by Tyriek Murphy and he does an amazing job of honouring his ancestor.   There are some extras over at my Patreon Page and on my website too If you have an exciting story or are connected to a fascinating figure from Black History and would like to be featured on the show, you can contact me via: Instagram: @blackhistorybuff777 Email: blackhistorybuff777@gmail.com  Telegram: https://t.me/BHB777 If you've enjoyed this or any of the other episodes, you can support the show and gain exclusive extras at: Patreon: www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts  Or  Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777  Finally, you can reach me on all socials at the below link: linktr.ee/black_history_buff_777  or on the website at: www.blackhistorybuff.com Thank you for your time and support, the encouragement I've received means the world to me.
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January 22, 2019
10: No dogs, No Blacks, No Irish
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  This is an interview completed with the Family members of Asquith Xavier. The Interview took place over the phone with Ebanie Xavier and Edrina Xavier, who speak about their inspiring ancestor at length and give us an insight into what life was like in Britain in the 1960's. Asquith Camile Xavier was a West Indian-born Briton who ended a colour bar at British Railways in London by fighting to become the first non-white train guard at Euston railway station in 1966. Trevor Phillips, the chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, said in 2006: "Asquith's stand against discrimination brought to light the inadequacy of early race discrimination laws and persistent widespread discrimination faced by ethnic minorities." A plaque at the station commemorates his achievement. Xavier was born on 18 July 1920 in Dominica, which was then a British colony. He was a member of the Windrush generation of British African-Caribbean people who migrated to the United Kingdom after the second world war to fill vacancies in service industries. If you have an exciting story or are connected to a fascinating figure from Black History and would like to be featured on the show, you can contact me via: Instagram: @blackhistorybuff777 Email: blackhistorybuff777@gmail.com  Telegram: https://t.me/BHB777 If you've enjoyed this or any of the other episodes, you can support the show and gain exclusive extras at: Patreon: www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts  Or  Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777  Finally, you can reach me on all socials at the below link: linktr.ee/black_history_buff_777  Thank you for your time and support the encouragement I've received means the world to me.
41:21
January 8, 2019
9: Rory Flack: Ebony on Ice
Welcome of the first of the "Your stories told your way" Segment While interacting with people on Instagram, I often get contacted by individuals who have either carved out a place in history for themselves or have a connection to someone who has. So this segment is to give those people a chance to tell those stories for themselves. Unedited and raw, this recording is a conversation I was privileged enough to have with Figure Skating legend Rory Flack. She has a fantastic story and is the first African American to perform a black flip on Ice in a professional setting. Flack began skating at age 5. At age 13, she met the pioneer for African Americans in figure skating, Mabel Fairbanks. Fairbanks inspired Flack to continue skating after wanting to stop at an early age due to racism. Two years later, Debi Thomas, Bobby Beauchamp and Rory Flack skated to three medals at the US National Championships. This was the first time three African Americans competed at the Nationals, and they all earned spots on the international team. In 1986, Flack won the junior bronze medal at the U.S. Championships. She also competed internationally, winning the silver medal at the 1987 Grand Prix International St. Gervais. Her performance at the 1987 U.S. Championships attracted national attention and earned her an appearance with footage on Saturday Night Live. It was the first time a figure skater was on the show. If you have an exciting story or are connected to a fascinating figure from Black History and would like to be featured on the show, you can contact me via: Instagram: @blackhistorybuff777 Email: blackhistorybuff777@gmail.com Telegram: https://t.me/BHB777 You can contact Rory at: Tel: +01 3464207168 m.me/realroryflack http://www.coloroficepro.com If you've enjoyed this or any of the other episodes, you can support the show and gain exclusive extras at: Patreon: www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts Or Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777 Finally, you can reach me on all socials at the below link: linktr.ee/black_history_buff_777 Thank you for your time and support the encouragement I've received means the world to me. P.s As promised here is the link to Rory's backflip: https://youtu.be/NUrsMasS1dk Become a friend of the show Show Notes: 
1:11:39
December 11, 2018
8: Madison Washington and the Mutiny on the Brig Creole
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  This episode is a simply amazing story of love, heroism and mutiny on the high seas, so please kick back relax and enjoy the show. Madison Washington was an American cook who started the most successful slave revolt in US history. On the night of Nov. 7, 1841, Washington led 17 enslaved men in a mutiny. Taking control of the Creole, they commanded that it be sailed to the Bahamas, which was under British control. Despite American protests, the British declared the slaves to be free persons under their law and refused American demands for their return. The British then took Washington and his 18 conspirators into custody under charges of mutiny and piracy. A special session of the Admiralty Court heard the case, but ruled in favour of the men and freed them in April 1842. The remaining 116 slaves had achieved freedom immediately in the preceding fall. As 128 slaves gained freedom resulting from this revolt, it is considered the most successful in United States history. You can make contact via: Instagram: @blackhistorybuff777 Email: blackhistorybuff777@gmail.com Telegram: https://t.me/BHB777 You can support the show and gain exclusive extras at: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts Or Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777 You can find the Black History Buff Podcast at: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6CDExrHONAzUy8ksCgXsYy Anchor https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yNzMxMDIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/black-history-buff Pocket Casts https://pca.st/H9y8 RadioPublic https://play.radiopublic.com/black-history-buff-WezjVV Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/black-history-buff Thank you for your time and attention it means the world to me.
23:44
December 4, 2018
7: Alexandra Pushkin - Black father of Russian literature
In this episode of the Black history Buff podcast, we look at the life of Alexandra Pushkin. I also look briefly into the Russian "Caucasian War" at the end of the show. Born in 18th century Russia, Alexandar Pushkin was Russian nobility and would eventually become immortalised as the “Father of Russian literature.” Pushkin was born in Moscow, on the 26th May 1799. His great-grandfather was Abram Petrovich Gannibal. Gannibal (sometimes written Hannibal), was very young when he was kidnapped from Africa and sent to Constantinople as a captive. From there, he was brought to the Court of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg. The Csar became very fond of the young boy. He made him his godson, giving him his name, Petrovitch, meaning son of Peter, and sent him to study in France. Gannibal’s rank and accomplishments eventually permitting him noble status. This status permitted Pushkin, aged 12 to enter the freshly created Imperial Lycee ( A school for the elite) at St. Petersburg. Described at the time by his teachers as “Lazy… Inattentive in class…Immodest” and as making "mediocre progress,” Pushkin stunned those very same teachers three years later when aged only 15 he published his first Poem to national acclaim. The fantastic thing about this poem was that it was written in Russian and not French which was the language of the Elite at that time. You can find the Black History Buff Podcast at: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6CDExrHONAzUy8ksCgXsYy Anchor https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yNzMxMDIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/black-history-buff Pocket Casts https://pca.st/H9y8 RadioPublic https://play.radiopublic.com/black-history-buff-WezjVV Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/black-history-buff Credits: Music by - @blackmusichistory & @jsymoezart Cover art by @black_history_buff_777 Special credit and thank you to: @mum_life_with_toni @artishldn @chris_antonie7 @eye_black_man_podcast Thank you for all your support Find more at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts Find us on Instagram: @blackhistorybuff777 and finally Support Black history buff at Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777 Thank you for your time and attention it means the world to me Ase #alexandarpushkin #onegin #quote #literature #painting #nature #art #juxtaposition #blackhistory #blackhistorybuff #history #russia #poetry #love #slavery #serf Become a friend of the show Show Notes: 
25:06
November 15, 2018
6: No Negro's On Netflix Part 2
Netflix is not representing BLACK BOY’s on it’s platform and I decided to call them about it. This is my follow up call. If you’ve not seen my previous video or listened to the audio please stop now watch it and then come back to this one……… Right, you back, all up to speed? Great So if you made it to the end of the video you’ll see that there is an address to write to. “I’ll do my bit, now you do your bit” he said. So now it’s time for us to do our bit. Grab a pen some paper and write to them. Winning the small battles is how you eventually win the war and fair representation is a war worth fighting. The address is: Netflix international B.V. Stadhouderskade 55 1072 Ab Amsterdam Netherlands If you’d rather call the number is: 0800 096 8879 Or you can call them straight from within the app While your here please consider checking out my Podcast and maybe leaving a donation on my Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts) or my paypal (paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777) You can find the Black History Buff Podcast at: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6CDExrHONAzUy8ksCgXsYy Anchor https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yNzMxMDIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/black-history-buff Pocket Casts https://pca.st/H9y8 RadioPublic https://play.radiopublic.com/black-history-buff-WezjVV Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/black-history-buff Credits: Music by - @black_history_buff_777 Cover art by @black_history_buff_777 Special credit and thank you to: @mum_life_with_toni @artishldn @chris_antonie7 @tiandemi @angelina.lanae @aimeestebbing @kirasocialldn @vixharrisart @mindijo_intheflow @pariahjf1 @eye_black_man_podcast Honourable mentions @st.maule @duccmatic7578 @virtuous0518@eu_sou_ma @_tymya @eyecfar@eisha.amin.art @e_belwinator @apie_banie@adandorae @themhenryproject @deidra_chattams@hizonerthemayor @king.kentrell6@debfish1981 @jac.kay @raissa_tsar@arte_de_seduccion Thank you for all your support Find more at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts Support Black history buff at Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777 Thank you for your time and attention it means the world to me God bless #blackhistory #podcast #blackexcellence#feminism #civilrights #education#humanity #history #entertainment#hiddenhistory #blackmen #netflix #representationmatters#blacklivesmatter #respect Become a friend of the show Show Notes: 
13:58
November 9, 2018
5: No Negro's On Netflix
Sooooo while enjoying some down time with my son both of us doing our best to not be social Justice Warriors. We kind up ended up finding a small cause to fight for. You can find the Black History Buff Podcast at: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6CDExrHONAzUy8ksCgXsYy Anchor https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yNzMxMDIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/black-history-buff Pocket Casts https://pca.st/H9y8 RadioPublic https://play.radiopublic.com/black-history-buff-WezjVV Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/black-history-buff Thank you for all your support Find more at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts Find us on Instagram: @blackhistorybuff777 and finally Support Black history buff at Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777 Thank you for your time and attention it means the world to me Ase Become a friend of the show Show Notes: 
02:57
October 30, 2018
4: Reflections
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  Just some thoughts. You can find the Black History Buff Podcast at: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6CDExrHONAzUy8ksCgXsYy Anchor https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yNzMxMDIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/black-history-buff Pocket Casts https://pca.st/H9y8 RadioPublic https://play.radiopublic.com/black-history-buff-WezjVV Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/black-history-buff Special credit and thank you to: @mum_life_with_toni @artishldn @chris_antonie7 @eye_black_man_podcast Thank you for all your support Find more at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff/posts Find us on Instagram: @blackhistorybuff777 and finally Support Black history buff at Paypal: paypal.me/blackhistorybuff777 Thank you for your time and attention it means the world to me Ase
03:36
August 30, 2018
3: Coretta Scott King
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  This is a special episode dedicated to shining a light on some amazing women who have been "Hidden in plain sight" and quietly airbrushed from history. This episode is dedicated to Coretta Scott King who was the beating heart of the civil rights movement. Credits: Music by - @blackmusichistory Cover art by @vixharrisart Special credit to: @mum_life_with_toni @artishldn Thank you for your support Find more at Patreon Find out more
23:46
July 30, 2018
2: Yasuke: The Forgotten Black Samurai
Become a friend of the show Show Notes:  Welcome to the Black History Buff Podcast - This episode is about the forgotten Black Samurai Yasuke. Find out who he was and how he gained the title Samurai. There is a Japanese proverb which says “For a Samurai to be brave, he must have a bit of black blood.” Yasuke first appears in history in 1579 as an attendant of the Jesuit missionary Alessandro Valignano coming to Japan to visit the missions that had been set up there. Yasuke was around 24 or 25 years old, towered over the Japanese at 6‑foot‑2 His celebrity status soon piqued the curiosity of Oda Nobunaga, a medieval Japanese warlord. Nobunaga apparently was sceptical that Yasuke’s black skin was genuine and had him remove his shirt and rub his skin to show that it wasn’t ink. Nobunaga was impressed by Yasuke’s height. He is recorded to have been over 6 feet (182cm) tall in an era where most Japanese men were closer to 5 feet (152 cm) tall. Listen to show to find out the rest or head over my website www.blackhistorybuff.com & www.africanhistorypodcast.com You can find the Black History Buff Podcast here Credits: Cover art by @black_history_buff_777 Special credit and thank you to: @mum_life_with_toni @vixharrisart @chris_antonie7 @eye_black_man_podcast Kat Suffolk Dani Camus Thank you for all your support Thank you for your time and attention it means the world to me  Ase
06:56
July 15, 2018
1: Henry "Black Death" Johnson
Become a friend of the show Show Notes Welcome to the Black History Buff Podcast - This episode is about the amazing Henry Johnson a private in the legendary Harlem Hell Fighters. Find out who he was and how he gained the nick name "Black Death" Find out more here
10:20
July 15, 2018
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