Habari Gani is Swahili for: “What’s the news?”
The NEWS for you is: EMPOWERMENT.
Here’s your EMPOWERMENT LESSON for the week of August 5:
This Week’s Black History Icon: 5 Things To Know About George Edwin Taylor
In ADDITION to being the FIRST African American selected by a political (Negro Liberty) party to run for President of the United States, George Edwin Taylor ALSO:
- Was Founder and President of the National Colored Men’s Protection League
- Served as president of the National Negro Democratic League
- Owned and edited two newspapers: Wisconsin Labor Advocate, and Negro Solicitor. He also edited the “Black Star” edition of the Florida Times-Union
- As an Independent Republican, worked alongside Frederick Douglass in carrying recommendations from Black Independent Republicans to the Platform Committee of the National Republican Party
- Was Vice President of the National Negro Anti-Expansion, Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Trust and Anti-Lynching League (1899)
Extra tidbits: Taylor was well known among the nation’s Black journalists. Taylor also enjoyed a career as editor of the Daily Promoter of Jacksonville, FL, and editor of the Florida Sentinel.