Author archives: Jermaine Broadnax

Dr. Percy L. Julian

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African Americans living in Alabama, and the rest of the south grew restless, this would start the Great Migration out of the south. Southern African Americans moved to northern cities as well as the west coast. Between 1915 and 1920, 1 million African Americans moved to the North; another 1 million moved to the North and West in the 1920s & 1930's, whic[...]

The History of Capoeira

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Capoeira is a 400-year-old martial art that blends music, dance, singing, and acrobatics to create a holistic approach to teaching self-defense. Originating in Africa, Capoeira was brought to Brazil by captured slaves from Angola. In this foreign land the Angolan people developed their practice into a method of defending themselves against their violent over[...]