Energy drinks and their potential hazards

Energy drinks are not food. The Food & Drug Administration regulates all products defined as food to ensure they’re safe for human consumption. For instance, Coffee drinks and soda are not allowed to be too high in caffeine, lest they cause heart problems. However, energy drinks are classified as supplements. This means they’re unregulated and manufacturers are free to shove

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The African-American model who promoted “Aunt Jemima”

Nancy Green was a storyteller, cook, activist, and the first of several African-American models hired to promote a corporate trademark known as “Aunt Jemima”. Green was born into slavery on the 4th of March, 1834 in Kentucky. in 1890, she was hired by the R.T. Davis Milling Company in St. Joseph, Missouri, to represent an advertising character named after a

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How Europeans stole the rights of the calendar invented by Africans

The wisdom, intelligence, and ingenuity that Africans possess have always been trampled upon by Euro-centric narrators of history. Over time, they have continued to trample on the achievements of black people maliciously. How many Africans would ever imagine that the current calendar we use in the world today was created by us? Millions of Africans have been educated with the

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The emperor who stopped Europe from colonizing his country

Abeto Menelik-Sahle Maryam of Ethiopia is the greatest figure of resistance against colonial invasion in Africa. Thanks to this African legend, Ethiopia is the only African country that has never been colonized. He was born to the King Haile Menekot in 1844. His father was the governor of the Ethiopian province of Shewa. However, King Menekot died in battle against

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The emancipation from the ugly Jim Crow laws

After World War II, life in Tennessee began to change dramatically. Technology changed and increased wealth, day-to-day life was very different than before the war. However, in numerous ways, life for African Americans stayed the same. Blacks were not allowed to fully participate in Public facilities.  Parks, theaters or restaurants did not allow blacks inside. Rather, they were made to

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The Zong slave massacre

The Zong massacre was the mass killing of more than 120 African slaves by the crew of the British slave ship Zong on and in the days following 29th of November 1781.  The Gregson slave-trading syndicate was based in Liverpool and owned the ship. It sailed her in the Atlantic slave trade. As it was the common business practice, they

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