In this episode of The Fix Sports Podcast, Joseph shines his HBCU spotlight on N.C. A&T’s Kayla White for running the world’s fastest 200m time this year, Bethune Cookman’s softball teams beats number 17 Oregon, N.C. A&T Women’s basketball team clinches the outright MEAC regular season title, and Virginia State wins the CIAA men's basketball championship. In HBCU news, N.C. A&T cheerleaders will sit out the remainder of the basketball season due to the sexual assault allegations. Baseball superstar Bryce Harper is now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, tight end Jason Whitten is returning to the Dallas Cowboys for his 16th season after year retirement, ex-NBA player David West plans to start a college basketball league that pays its players, and a Texas jury finds ex-Baylor football player not guilty of rape. Joseph gives an update on week four of the Alliance of American Football season, a black Baltimore 7th grader is a national chess champion, and Joseph announces the winners from this past weekends UFC 235 event. The Monday rant is aimed at the N.C. A&T cheer leading coaching staff for mishandling the sexual assault allegation told to them by one of their cheer leaders.
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Joseph has released his third book, On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 3 South America. The continent of South America is home to the largest population of African people outside of Africa. Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador are four countries with the highest populations of African people in the world. Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay, Guyana, and Suriname are the remaining countries that make up this continent. According to data collected by the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World and 10.7 million were able to survive the trip across the Atlantic. Of the 10.7 million Africans who reached the Americas, 90 percent of them were taken to various countries throughout South America. Through my research, I have learned that South America is rich in African history and culture. During the history classes we took while attending school, our teachers were rarely equipped to teach the history of African people inside and outside of the United States. Therefore, we were greatly deprived of the powerful stories of the many African people who opposed white supremacy and ensured the freedom for their people for generations to come. In this volume, I introduce you to the following heroes:
Victoria Santa Cruz
Edson Arantes do Nascimento aka Soccer Legend Pele
María Remedios del Valle
The Ndyuka People
Zumbi dos Palmares
Dandara dos Palmares
These 12 heroes and the Ndyuka people risked their lives and careers for their people. These leaders promoted their cultures and helped ensure future generations are able to thrive. Our heroes understood the importance of the youth knowing their history; so they fought to protect their future. The Ndyuka People of Suriname are a group of African people who survived the Middle Passage, escaped slavery, waged war against their enslavers, and created settlements that still exist today.
This book gives you some insight into the struggles African people endured at the hands of white supremacy over the last 500 years. We have been led to believe that African people contributed nothing to humanity and were only civilized when Europeans enslaved them. The indigenous populations of South America were also subjected to slaughter and enslavement at the hands of white supremacy. Some of the indigenous populations aligned themselves with the Maroons (Africans who escaped slavery) and played a part in the many wars against Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese enslavement.
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