British Government Responds to Reparations Petition

In a previous post, I highlighted a petition to the UK Government and Parliament that’s requesting reparations for African and Caribbean descendants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the UK. Well, I just got confirmation that the British government did respond on August 4, 2020. Here’s what they advised: While reparations are not part of…

Bronx Zoo “Apologizes” For Keeping African Man in a Cage

Empty apologies are being handed out left and right nowadays, especially those that pertain to race relations. The following information comes from the Atlanta Black Star. A zoo in The Bronx, New York, The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has apologized for keeping an African man in a “monkey house.” Ota Benga, a member of the Mbuti…

Hundreds of Chinese Nationals Leave Kenya

There’s some great news coming out of Kenya and, well, you know the drill. The following information comes from Standard Media. Hundreds of Chinese nationals are reportedly repatriating back to China amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. Long queues were seen at the airport, and many nationals revealed that they applied to go back earlier…

Beyoncé, Continental Africans Are NOT Impressed

Now that Pan-Africanism has become a mainstream conversation within my community, there has been a lot of focus put on identity—culture, nationality, and race. Many celebrities have jumped on board and used their platform to artistically pay homage to our African ancestors. However, it has garnered some backlash (and rightfully so). Today’s culprit is Beyoncé….

Happy Emancipation Day!!!

I just learned of a national holiday that’s celebrated in Jamaica, as well as other English and French-speaking Caribbean countries, and I had to highlight it. The following information comes from Loop Jamaica. On August 1, 1834, all African children under the age of six were deemed free from chattel slavery in Jamaica. But older…

Play Your Position

“Revolutionaries are not necessarily born poor or in the ghetto. There is a role for every person in revolution if he is a revolutionary. You don’t have to throw a Molotov cocktail to be a revolutionary.” – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin formerly known as H. Rap Brown   In recent years, Black Empowerment has not only…

White Farmers in Zimbabwe Will Receive $3.5bn in Land Compensation

More conflicting news coming out of the continent has left me scratching my head. The following information comes from Aljazeera. The Zimbabwean government has agreed to pay $3.5bn (billion) to white farmers whose land was taken away during Robert Mugabe’s presidency. Mugabe’s government evicted 4,500 white farmers and redistributed the land to 300,000 Black families…

Eritrea Hasn’t Signed Africa’s Free Trade Agreement

I came across some news that left me with more questions than clarity, so it’s only right that I share it with you all. The following information comes from Africa News. Eritrea still has not signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA. Their Minister of Information, Yemane Meskel, stated that Eritrea’s government is advocating…

Zambian President Asks China For Debt Forgiveness

Africa’s dependence on China is why they receive so much disrespect from nationals. And recent news coming out of Zambia further supports this problem. The following information is from The China Africa Project. A spokesman for Zambia’s president, Edgar Lungu, released a statement advising that the president asked for Zambia’s debt to be canceled. It…

Egypt Reopens Royal Carriages Museum

Greetings Everyone, There’s some interesting news coming out of Egypt that I had to share. The following information comes from Africa News. After being closed in 2001 for renovation, Egypt’s Royal Carriages Museum will reopen its doors. Set to reopen within the next two months, the museum showcases royal carriages of members of the Mohamed…

Zindzi Mandela Contracted COVID-19 Before Passing

Greetings All, I don’t know what rock I’ve been hiding under, but I just found out about the passing of Zindzi Mandela. The following information comes from Africa News. Zindzi Mandela, daughter of South Africa’s anti-apartheid activists Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela, passed away on July 13 at the age of 59. She…

Nigeria’s Dismissal of Madagascar’s COVID-Organics

In a previous post, I highlighted Madagascar’s COVID-19 tonic and their partnership with Equatorial Guinea. Well, recent news coming out of Nigeria is going against their union and product. The following information is from AA. Nigeria’s Pharmaceutical Research Institute has rejected Madagascar’s coronavirus herbal mixture, COVID-Organics (CVO). The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development…