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January 17, 2018 Word Of The Day is Concatenation: A series of interconnected things or events. Sentence: Concatenation refers to a series of things — ideas, events, animals — that are somehow interconnected, individual parts that are linked to form a single unit, like the links in a chain.

Black History

It’s Black History Month! This page is dedicated to posts involving the advancement and history of Black culture in the world. Students may submit posts regarding Black history and culture to The Main Street Journal for review and to be posted.

Dr. W.E. Dubois

December 21, 2017 7:06pm | Nadiyah Williams

On November 18, 2017 while in Ghana I had the chance to visit the house of Dr. W.E.B Du Bois, former leading African American sociologist, bought for him by the first ever President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. This house was gifted to him because Dr. W.E.B Du […]

Trip To Ghana

December 21, 2017 5:52pm | Nadiyah Williams

On November 19, 2017, when I went to Ghana. I learned about Yaa Asantewaa, a female warrior who fought during the war.  I thought she was absolutely amazing. Yaa Asantewaa died at the age 86 after she declared war against the British and defending the […]

The Misconception: Voodoo

December 18, 2017 8:53pm | Joy Yates

There is a common misconception in regards to Voodoo. Many are frightened by it. Many think it’s savage. In order to understand voodoo, you have to understand this: anything in the wrong hands can be evil. We have seen what a Bible in a racist’s […]

Assin Manson

December 12, 2017 7:02pm | Nadiyah Williams

Assin Manson is a river where the slaves where taken from British and where they had took their last bath before being put into dungeons. At Assin Manson slaves where given a bath, branded and where getting sold to masters. British came to Africa to […]

SDA Ntonso

December 7, 2017 4:24pm | Nadiyah Williams

SDA Ntonso is a grade school located in Accra, Ghana the ages of the children are ages 5-9. At SDA Ntonso the children there are very well behaved but because of the lack of resources given to children at that school many of the kids […]

James Baldwin and His Wisdom

December 6, 2017 5:09am | Alexis Jefferson

James Baldwin (August 2, 1924-December 1, 1987), was a writer, activist, and intellectual. Baldwin wrote and spoke about his experiences and his perspective on societal situations. His words were potent and effortless. When he spoke he grabbed the audience with one word, kept them latched […]

Life in Ghana: Cape Coast Castle

December 4, 2017 6:25pm | Ibrahim Abass

Naomi went to Ghana in late November (November 16 – November 28). She went to Ghana to learn about their culture and the life over there. She went to the Cape Coast slave castle and learned how it was to be trap in one of […]

Elmina Slave Castle!

December 1, 2017 7:02pm | Nadiyah Williams

Elmina Castle is a slave castle located in Elmina, Ghana. During the 15th century the Portuguese arrived in Africa by sea to exploit the Africans through slavery. It was built in 1482 by Portuguese traders. During 1485 and 1540 approximately 12,000 slaves were imported from […]

Nadiyah’s Trip to Ghana

December 1, 2017 7:00pm | Anuoluwapo Adepegba

On Saturday, November 16, 2017, Nadiyah Williams, Came to Ghana with site ambassadors from college bound, and took a trip to Ghana. College Bound is a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that aids students with getting into college.You become an ambassador by participating in the […]

Angela Yvonne Davis: The Legend

November 27, 2017 8:21pm | Joy Yates

“As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.” -Angela Davis There are many different names that […]