Category Africa

Former Black Panther patches together purpose in Africa exile | ANCESTRAL CONNECTIONS

When last he walked America’s streets, O’Neal was a magnetic young man possessed of bottomless anger. He was an ex-con who’d found a kind of religion in late-’60s black nationalism, a vain, violent street hustler reborn in a Black Panther uniform of dark sunglasses, beret and leather jacket. With pitiless, knife-sharp diction, he spoke of […]

Africa: Who is the Blame? How Do We Overcome Systemic Practices of Racism? | The Daily Grail

We witness genocide in Rwanda, Africa in 1994, where the Hutus and Tutsis were in engaged in a racial and ethnic conflict that involved perceived power and so-called irreconcilable tribal, racial and ethnic differences that led to a bloody war. The world stood idly and silently-by while untold blood soaked the African soil and external […]

Gambian security agents arrest more homosexual suspects – Africa – News – StarAfrica.com

Gambian security forces from both the police and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) have embarked on a raid to round up suspected homosexuals who may possibly exist in the Greater Banjul metropolis, especially in the Tourism Development Area (TDA), APA learns here Tuesday. The NIA operatives on Sunday arrested three suspected gays. However, according to […]

BBC News – Africans in India: From slaves to reformers and rulers

Many Africans travelled to India as slaves and traders, but eventually settled down here to play an important role in India’s history of kingdoms, conquests and wars. Some of them, like Malik Ambar in Ahmadnagar (in western India), went on to become important rulers and military strategists. Ambar was known for taking on the powerful […]

On the Commission of Inquiry into the Assassination of Walter Rodney | Moorbey’z Blog

On June 13, 1980 Walter Rodney was assassinated in Guyana. Since that date there have been many calls for a commission of inquiry into the Assassination. The government in power at the time of the assassination was led by Forbes Burnham and the Peoples National Congress. Since the 1990s, the new government of the Peoples […]

Zambia Made History | First Ever White Democratic President | eReport Online

Mr Scott, who will serve for 90 days until a new election is held, told The Telegraph that his sudden promotion was “a bit of a shock to the system”, but added: “I’m very proud to be entrusted with it.” Mr Sata, 77, died on Tuesday at the King Edward VII Hospital in West London. […]

African Boys Attacked at Bronx School, Called “Ebola”: Advocacy Group | NBC Southern California

The Department of Education says it’s aware of the complaint and that it dispatched additional security to the boys’ school. Senegal is one of several West African countries where Ebola cases have been reported, but there have been no new cases in that country since late August, according to the CDC. via African Boys Attacked […]

Rise of the Black Pharaohs | PBS Programs | PBS

Rise of the Black Pharaohs premieres Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.Rise of the Black PharaohsFull EpisodeLearn about the African Kushites who overthrew the ancient Egyptians.About the ProgramThe Egypt of the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Valley of the Kings was an empire of indomitable might. Then, around 800 BC, the impossible happened. Kush, a subject […]

The Origin of AIDS According to Former CIA Officer John Stockwell | Top Secret Writers – Conspiracy Theory, Strange Stories and Truth

However, there are many people throughout the world who did not, and still do not, buy into this official story. One of those people is former CIA officer, John Stockwell.Stockwell has been among one of the highest ranking CIA officials to ever leave the agency. He stated that he left over differences he had with […]

From Steve Biko to Thuli Madonsela | The Con

When Steve Biko galvanized young black intellectuals into an explosive new political awareness, Mac Maharaj called Steve Biko a CIA agent. In his recent biography on Biko, Xolela Mangcu recalls that in Ginsburg in the1980s, “UDF crowds would in their hundreds go and sing in front of Steve Biko’s house: U-Steve Biko, I-CIA – alleging […]

Geronimo Pratt: ‘LAST MAN STANDING’

After two tours of duty in Vietnam and fifty-five combat jumps Soldiers Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Pratt enrolled in a “high potential” program at UCLA. In his earliest months on campus, wholesale acts of police brutality and racial violence inspired him to join the Panthers. As he became more active, he found himself subjected […]

On PBS, Rapper Nas is shown a receipt for the sale of his ancestors | I Love Black People

According to the Atlanta BlackStar, Nas revealed the information on the Television Critics Association panel. Regarding the finding, Nas stated, “First I was enraged when I looked at the bill of sale. I was like, that guy owned property owes me some cash. My people made him really wealthy, so maybe I should find his […]

In Nigeria even the closet is not safe for LGBTI people

Davis: I’d say I am a Christian who happens to be gay. My Nigerian Anglican church claims that its sinful to be gay but my faith and personal spirituality proves to me that there is nothing sinful in being so. When I came out publicly in Nigeria to challenge the dishonesty of my church about […]

Man Mistakenly Calls Obama “The First President of United States of Africa” | breakingbrown.com

The young man indicated that he was attempting to ask President Obama a hypothetical question.“If Africa becomes United States of Africa. And you get the chance to meet the first president of the first United States of Africa,” he said. “It’s clear?”It still wasn’t clear, but Obama answered the question anyway.“Regardless of the resources a […]

Thomas Fuller African ”slave” And Mathematician.

[reunionblackfamily.com] Thomas Fuller, known as the Virginia Calculator, was stolen from his native Africa at the age of fourteen and sold to a planter. When he was about seventy years old, two gentlemen, natives of Pennsylvania, viz., William Hartshorne and Samuel Coates, men of probity and respectable characters, having heard, in travelling through the neighbourhood […]

Michael Oluwagbemi: Does African Philosophy Exist?

At the heart of most African Philosophy is the concept of communalism which is not socialism, communism, capitalism nor the other “isms” of the West. It is high time we market this unique brand of economic system: if capitalism legalized lobbying bribery of legislators in America, communalism should legalize gift-giving bribery in Nigeria. Is it […]

Malcolm X’s daughter on Juneteenth: ‘We’re in denial of the African holocaust’ | World news | theguardian.com

“We’re in denial of the African holocaust,” Shabazz said. “Most times, people don’t want to talk about it. One is often restless or termed a racist just for having compassion for the African experience, for speaking truth to the trans-Atlantic and Arab slave trades, for speaking truth to the significant omission of our history. We […]

allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Flying Witches and Africans Page 1 of 2

Embracing superstitions should call into question a people’s mental state and cause others to question their claim to rationality. Making superstitious claims should reinforce the idea that some human beings are backward, trapped in pre-modern age and still down the ladder of human civilisation, in an unenlightened state.Irrational beliefs expressed publicly by public leaders embarrass […]

Kenyan Supermodel Says She Whitened Her Skin Because Nicki Minaj and Rihanna Did It | Naturally Moi

Skin whitening can be dangerous but Sidika says she has to stay beautiful and for her, staying beautiful means staying as light as chemically possible.“Looking good is my business,” she said, according to Page Six. “My body is my business, nobody else’s but mine.”Thanks in part to celebrities like Sidika, self hatred is a booming […]

» Mercenaries in Modern Africa – Blogger News Network

For the last 65 years Africa has been plagued with wave after wave of mercenaries. On the African continent no fewer than 27 brush wars flared up between 1963 and 2004. These wars violently impacted over 70 percent of the continent’s population.The recent struggle centered in the Lake District of the Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi […]

Africa’s kingdoms find place on A-level course | The Voice Online

Dr Toby Green, from Kings College London, said: “It will give students from all backgrounds an important basis of understanding of African histories, and the ways they have interacted with other histories for a long period of time.“This will deepen our understanding of both Africans and people of African descent among all communities.”Secondary school history […]

Cheikh Anta Diop Author of The African Origin of Civilization

Cheikh Anta Diop was an Afrocentric historian, anthropologist, physicist and politician who studied the human race’s origins and pre-colonial African culture.Diop’s first work translated into English, The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality, was published in 1974. It gained a much wider audience for his work. He proved that archaeological and anthropological evidence supported […]

Allah School In Atlantis

[A.S.I.A. Journal by Saladin Quanaah’ Allah] We are pro-righteous and anti-devilishment, regardless of a person’s skin color, ethnicity, religion or nationality. If any member of our human family has the willingness to learn to be righteous, we help provide them with the education and tools to do it. This does not mean that they need […]

Magical Negro

In March 2007, American critic David Ehrenstein used the title “Obama the ‘Magic Negro’” for an editorial he wrote for the Los Angeles Times, saying that: He’s there [Obama] to assuage white “guilt” i.e., the minimal discomfort they feel over the role of slavery and racial segregation in American history, while replacing stereotypes of a […]

The Real Reason Why Mos Def Yasiin Bey May’ve Been Banned From the U.S. | Black Like Moi

Bey no longer lives in the US, having moved to South Africa. He recently told Rolling Stone about the move: “I lived in Brooklyn 33 years of my life. I thought I’d be buried in that place. And around seven years ago, I was like, you know, ‘I gotta go, I gotta leave.’“It’s very hard […]

A Hip Hop Clothing Store in Malawi Called “Niggers” By David Sylvester

[nathanielturner.com] What I found was a store selling what the owner called ‘hip hop’ style clothing . It was manned by two gentlemen — one of them asleep! Talk about living up to or in this case down to a stereotype I asked the guys what was up with the store name. After hearing my […]

Rush Limbaugh: Liberals Wouldn’t Call Boko Haram Terrorists Because They’re Black – The Wire

On Monday, Limbaugh brought up the video Boko Haram released supposedly featuring some of the kidnapped girls. “The Boko Haram leader….who performed on the video is a good looking guy,” he said in a video. “This is why Mrs. Clinton wouldn’t call this group a terrorist group. Because they’re black. This is how surface-conscience the […]

Lisa Pease: The Mysterious Death of a UN Hero | Consortiumnews

While a few authors have looked into and written about the strange facts of the crash in the years since the last official inquiry in 1962, none did a more thorough reinvestigation than Dr. Susan Williams, a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, whose book Who Killed Hammarskjöld? […]

Reality Checks: The Afrikan’s American Dream | The Onyx Express | Black UC Berkeley News, Arts, Culture, and Events

Stories that resemble Kwame’s are ubiquitous across America and they serve as a reminder of the very real, bumpy, twisted and long road it takes to fulfill a dream in the US. There are so many ideas that Africans have about the quintessential American dream; ideas that often drastically change upon their arrival in the […]

Beachy Head Lady was young sub-Saharan Roman with good teeth, say archaeologists | Culture24

She was intriguing because there were a number of elements about her which didn’t sort of fit. We X-rayed her jaw and we found that she was missing her wisdom teeth, for example.That immediately made us a little bit worried because I suddenly thought, ‘uh-oh, if she’s had her wisdom teeth out she’s going to […]