Category Afro-Diaspora

Adam Simmons: Uncovering the #African Presence in #Medieval #Europe | The Public Medievalist

  Uncovering the African Presence in Medieval Europe | The Public Medievalist — Robert de Clari was a French knight who was part of the ill-fated Fourth Crusade. In his account of the Crusade, Conquest of Constantinople (which he wrote around 1216), he offers a tantalizing account of the presence of Africans in medieval Europe. […]

#Germany church finally apologises for #Namibia

4th World Radyo: Overstanding a Manufactured Hysteria: Or, Why Witnessing Afro-Revisionists Sip Nazi Kool-Aid is Ideologically Painful

Summary: This spoken word dispatch features FWR host @TheAngryindian addressing the prevalence of nonsensical conspiracy theories circulating within the American Afro-Urban community due to the dissemination of false information spread by misinformed, Afrocentrist extremists who routinely (and ignorantly) pluck their ‘research notes’ from the very same pro-European propaganda machine they habitually criticise. Unwittingly, many Black […]

Before police shot him, mentally ill Portsmouth man looked “mean” and “hostile,” ex-officer testifies | Courts & Crime | pilotonline.com

Before police shot him, mentally ill Portsmouth man looked “mean” and “hostile,” ex-officer testifies | Courts & Crime | pilotonline.com – Franklin stopped and sat back down at the table as more officers arrived. To Williams, Franklin’s decision to approach him in an “aggressive” manner with an item in his hand amounted to a threat. […]

Woman ‘discovers’ her color at age 36: Viviane Duarte only questioned her own racial identity when asked her personal thoughts on difficulties black women face

Note from BW of Brazil: This story is so very typically Brazilian. It’s stories as this one that demonstrate why there are so many stories on this blog detailing the journey of Brazil’s African descendants in coming to assume a black identity. When it is reported that Brazil’s population could be anywhere from 16 million […]

RIP: Prince Buster / Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD (24 May 1938 – 8 September 2016)

PRINCE BUSTER – DISCOGRAPHY: (Ska/Rocksteady Singer) | Subcultz — Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD (born 24 May 1938, Kingston, Jamaica), better known by the stage name Prince Buster, is a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer. Prince Buster, one of the founders and leaders of the ska music scene that originated from jamaica. Reggaediscography presents the most complete […]

Philadelphia man acquitted of ’91 murder in less than an hour after retrial Innocence Project

Philadelphia man acquitted of ’91 murder in less than an hour after retrial Innocence Project – “We are extremely relieved that this very long nightmare is finally over for Mr. Wright and his family. DNA testing proved not only that Mr. Wright is absolutely innocent but also that law enforcement fabricated evidence against him,” said […]