Who were the Moors?

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The term “Moors” refers to the Muslim people of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. Between the years 711 C.E. and 1492 C.E., these African-descended Muslims controlled parts of Iberia, encompassing present-day Spain and Portugal. In this blog post, we will explore the profound influence of the Moors, focusing on their […]

10 African Kings and Queens Whose Stories Must be Told on Film

Last month Nick Cannon expressed his disdain for movies such as “Django Unchained” and “12 Years a Slave,”  saying he’s tired of seeing Black people portrayed as slaves on film. Recognizing that African people’s history started prior to being enslaved, the actor tweeted that he would like to see Blacks portray  kings and queens in […]