Black In Latin America

Greetings All, I came across a very interesting documentary and wanted to share it with you all. It’s entitled, Black In Latin America. Narrated by Harvard Scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Black In Latin America is a four-part docuseries on the African descendants in Latin America. This series examines how the rich cultures of Latin America…

DR Congo Election Shut Down

Greetings Everyone, I came across some interesting yet troubling news earlier, and I had to share this information with you all. The following comes out of Aljazeera.com. The presidential race between Felix Tshiskedi and Marin Fayulu has reached a halt due to allegations of corruption. According to reports, the race in the Democratic Republic of…

What Happened to Blaqspot?

Have you heard of Blaqspot.com? It’s a black-owned social media website, and it’s currently down. Why is this important? Why should you care? I’ll explain why. For eons (well, since the inception of social media), I’ve heard my community complain about censorship, silencing, and blocking on everyone’s favorite social media outlets. We’ll express our thoughts…

Online Salute

Greetings Folks, For the past decade, I’ve noticed that Black Politics has been a hot-button topic in my community. I don’t know if it’s due to Barack Obama’s presidency or the rise of Black consciousness, but organizing and gaining a political education has become paramount to our progression. And there are a few independent media…

A Sanitation Problem

Greetings All, Living here in the United States tends to blind me to the conditions of the globe, at times, specifically when it comes to appreciating basic essentials that are taken for granted. We are spoiled beyond belief, and I feel guilty for having access to things that many could only dream about. The following…

Afro-Mexicans

One of the things I’ve learned from my continued research on African people is that we’re all over the planet, and we’ve made a lasting impact everywhere we’ve landed. Many of our contributions, whether that be labor or culture, tends to be overlooked or exploited. And Blacks, globally, are still dealing with discrimination, poverty, lack…

Just Because…

I still have a weakness for Black Beauty. Until Next Time…

The Great Andamanese

Greetings Folks, I came across some very interesting information today, and I had to share it on this blog. Do you see the woman in the feature image of this post? Her name was Boa Sr. She was the last member of the Bo Tribe who happened to be the first descendants of early humans…

Words From The Wise: Professor James Small

“One is fully conscious when he or she is the results of having been informed and instructed by the experience of his or her ancestors and use that knowledge to master, understand and become able to create institutions that allow him or her to live in harmony with the rest of nature and the universe.”…

Afrikan Insurrektion Muzik (A.I.M.)

In a previous post, I paid my respects to one of my favorite lyricists, Nas. Growing up in an era where commercialized Hip-Hop dominated the airwaves, conscious artists like him (along with a handful of others) really stood out to me. Their messages were necessary and, at times, they didn’t receive the same level of…

The XyayX Institute

Greetings Everyone, In a previous post, I addressed the rising percentage of African American youth that’s currently being homeschooled. With the biased curriculum in our Public School System, it only makes sense that more parents and community members take matters into their own hands and educate our children. So I wanted to spotlight another African-centered…

Words From The Wise: Shahrazad Ali

Greetings Folks, I just finished reading a very informative book by Shahrazad Ali, entitled The Blackman’s Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman, and I had to share my thoughts. Knowledge and wisdom is not always measured by book learning. The life experience and raising of consciousness is much more important to the Blackman because he is…