Black History Buff Podcast

Black History Buff Podcast

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. If you'd like to become a friend of the show follow the links on this page https://pod.fan/black-history-buff-podcast You can find me at https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/pages/social-2 & www.blackhisto Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff/support (https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff/support)... Show More

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June 30, 2020 17 min
In this episode, we will be visiting an Ancient African folktale that tells us why Fire and Rain are enemies! Credits: Art Work by Sergey Pereskokov Research, writing, editing and production by King Kurus Special thanks to, Ebi, Olu, Yelare & Stephanie If you enjoyed the show and would like to support the creation of more content use the links below: https://www.patreon.com/Blackhistorybuff (Patreon) https://www.paypal.m...
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April 7, 2020 26 min
During the summer of 1957 nine students enrolled at Little Rock high central high, which up until then had been an all-white school. In this episode, we go back and take a look at what those brave students went through and why.  https://www.sutori.com/story/the-little-rock-nine--VWF22hN7gUFG7f3cRr7UMvgP (Click here to learn more about the Little Rock Nine) Send a voice message https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/pages/social-2 (Soc...
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While creating my soon to be released episode about the Little Rock Nine, I got to thinking about education, school and specifically my first day at school. I started to think about people's first days in general. I decided to ask a few listeners and friends to share their first day experiences, some of which you'll hear in today's episode.  I hope you enjoy it. I'd love to hear from you, and when I say hear from...
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January 29, 2020 47 min
Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee Show Notes:  Welcome to season 2 of The Black History Buff Podcast.  This season kicks off with an interview with a young man named Enosadeda Odiase Nosa is a former engineering student now fully-fledged engineer, born in London from Nigerian parents and one half of a writing team who have produced what I can only describe as an African Game of Thrones.  In the interview, we discu...
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September 17, 2019 18 min
Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee Todays Black History Blitz is about a self-taught mathematician, astronomer, compiler of almanacs, a writer, an inventor and the man who may have completed the Design for Washing DC Capitol City of the United States of America from memory. Benjamin Banneker was born November 9th, 1731 on a farm near Baltimore that he would eventually inherit from his father. Although he occasionall...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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...
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September 3, 2019 2 min
Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee A short promo clip for you to share with friends, family and anyone you might kinda care about.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff/support (https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff/support) Support this podcast
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 Feb...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 {polym...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 spo...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 ...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 t...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 Qu...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 Af...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 th...
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June 25, 2019 18 min
Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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  Black...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/blogs/podcast (www.blackhistorybuff.com) &https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/blog...
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April 23, 2019 14 min
Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/ (www.blackhistorybuff.com) & https://www.blackh...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 eart...
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Support the show on Patreon OR Buy me a coffee 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 ov...
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