Category archives for: BHM Special: Remembering Our Heroes & Sheroes

Celebrating Gordon Chavunduka, famed Zimbabwean traditional healer and independence hero

Gordon Lloyd Chavunduka was a Zimbabwean Politician who played a role in the fight for the country’s independence. Aside from his involvement in politics, the very versatile Dr Chavunduka was also a traditional healer, sociologist, author and academic who contributed to each of these sectors in huge ways. Dr Gordon Lloyd Chavunduka was born on August 16, […]

Ghana’s forgotten hero who is the first African woman to hold a cabinet portfolio

In Africa, many of the male freedom fighters are well known and celebrated while their female counterparts are usually forgotten and relegated to the background. From the likes of Kenya’s Muthoni wa Kirima, Zimbabwe’s Sheba Tavarwisa, South Africa’s Albertina Sisulu, and Nigeria’s Funmilayo Ransome-Kutithese, these women were very instrumental in the fight for the liberation of […]

Gladys West, the ‘hidden figure’ of GPS, inducted into Air Force hall of fame

Amandla is posting this story as a part of our Black History Month series: Remembering Our Heroes & Sheroes. Dr. Gladys West, a mathematician and one of the so-called “Hidden Figures” who was lesser known for her contributions to inventing GPS, has been inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame. A ceremony was held in West’s honor at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, a local CBS affiliate reported on Tuesday. […]