The Gullah Museum on Hilton Head Island

Some R&R on Hilton Head Island, SC, led me to a historic site and, at times, a hidden culture. The Gullah Museum The Gullah/Geechee people are descendants of African slaves who lived in the low country, coastal regions of the United States; North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Their enslavement on isolated islands and…

Evanston Offers Reparations to African American Residents

The national discussions on reparations for African Americans have been nonstop for the last few years. Well, it looks like policies are now being implemented, particularly in the state of Illinois. As a way to make amends for redlining policies and housing discrimination in the past, Evanston, Illinois, is offering reparations to its Black residents….

Reparations are Justified, But it was a Non-Starter – Barack Obama

Since Barack Obama’s departure in 2017, I’ve gone out of my way to ignore him. But like many symbols in my community whose relevancy date gets extended, he keeps popping up and validating his inadequacies during his presidency. According to The Hill, in an episode on Bruce Springsteen’s podcast, Barack Obama stated that reparations for…

Online Salute

Greetings Good People, There’s nothing that I appreciate more than honesty, especially when it pertains to African people. And upon browsing YouTube, I came across an African American family who repatriated to Africa. They’ve been very open about their experience in Accra, Ghana, holding nothing back, as well as educating those who may be ignorant…

The Founder of John Hopkins University Owned Slaves

Greetings Everyone, There’s some news coming out of Maryland that caught my attention. The following information is from PHYS.org. Researchers at John Hopkins University, who’ve played a prominent role in tracking the coronavirus, recently discovered that its founder owned slaves in the 19th century. They uncovered the information in government census records as part of…

California Governor Signs Reparations Bill

There’s some news that many supporters of the ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) and FBA (Foundational Black Americans) movement will be pleased to see. The following information comes from the Precinct Reporter Group. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a reparations bill for the descendants of American slavery. The Assembly Bill (AB) 3121, also titled…

The We Charge Colonialism Justice Bank

Greetings Folks, In a previous post, I highlighted We Charge Colonialism, an organization that’s fighting for the rights of self-determination for African American communities. Well, I came across an update regarding their Justice Bank and had to share it with you all. The Justice Bank for We Charge Colonialism is a mutual aid fund that…

The Freedom Georgia Initiative

If you’ve been following this blog, then you’re aware of the African-centered communities being built in Ghana. There are also quite a few conversations being had about rebuilding Black Wall Street here in the United States, and I happened to come across an organization that’s invested in making this a reality. The Freedom Georgia Initiative…

Book Review

Greetings Folks, I just finished reading The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, and I wanted to share my thoughts. In 1924, two years after the advisory committee had published its first manual and model zoning¬†ordinance, the¬†association followed up by adopting a code of ethics that included this warning:…

Debate to Rename “Bloody Sunday” Bridge Sparks Criticism

Discourse surrounding the renaming of Selma, Alabama’s “Bloody Sunday” bridge, has started a kerfuffle amongst many. The following information comes from AP News. Named after a Confederate general and alleged Ku Klux Klan leader, the Edmund Pettus Bridge has become a landmark symbol for the Civil Rights Movement. With the nationwide protests and discussions on…

Words From The Wise: Shirley Chisholm

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm   Women in politics have come a long way here in the United States. And I wanted to highlight someone who paved the way for not only women but other minorities to advance. Shirley…

We Charge Colonialism’s Fight for Freedom

Colonialism: a system of political government or extension of territory, by which one nation exerts political control over another nation, territory, or people, maintaining the colony in a state of dependence, its inhabitants not having the same full rights as those of the colonial power. The controlling power is typically extended thus by military force…