Category Afrocentrism

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 […]

Haiti: Passage of Darkness

Are there really zombies in Haiti? Wade Davis devotes two long sections to this question. He first looks at the popular views and then explores cases where there have been some attempts to carefully and more scientifically determine the status of suspected cases. His key candidate for zombiehood is Clairvius Narcisse. In spring, 1962 Narcisse […]

Ex-Black Panther Leader Elaine Brown Slams Stanley Nelson’s ‘Condemnable’ Documentary – The Daily Beast

As an aside, to answer any charge that my condemnation of this film arises from the fact that Nelson tossed most of his interview with me onto the cutting room floor, I note that my autobiography, A Taste of Power, my own Black Panther story, has never gone out of print and was just picked […]

Slaughter Of Young Black Trans Women Intensifies, With 5 Murders Reported In 1 Week – Towleroad

The other day we told you how Shade Schuler, whose badly decomposed body was found in a vacant field in Dallas, was the 13th transgender person known to have been murdered this year, eclipsing the total from all of 2014.Since then, three additional murders of transgender women have been reported, bringing the 2015 total to […]

William Monroe Trotter – Journalist, Civil Rights Activist – Biography.com

In the summer of 1903, Washington visited the AME Zion Church in Boston to give a speech. During the meeting Trotter questioned Washington, which led to a shouting match and ensuing ruckus dubbed “The Boston Riot” by the press. Trotter was arrested, fined and sentenced to a month’s imprisonment, during which time he read W.E.B. […]

Diwaniyya: Eunuchs in the Imperial Harem

The roles of the eunuch on a day-to-day basis included locking and unlocking the doors of the harem, keeping watch over those who entered and left, and ensuring that outsiders did not enter. Upon recruitment and initiation into the harem eunuchs were trained in a “school for eunuchs” where they were taught, “their practical duties, […]

Public Enemy – No Sympathy From The Devil [OFFICIAL] 4K

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