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…

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…

Senegal Renames Slave Post

Greetings All, There’s some interesting news coming out of Senegal that I had to share. The following information is from Africa News. Goree, a Senegal island that’s closely linked to the slave trade, is renaming one of its main squares in response to the racial violence happening throughout the world. Europe Square will now be…

Stolen African Artifacts Put Up For Sale

It’s no secret that Africa has tried to get all of her looted artifacts back for years. Well, some recent news has made things even more problematic. The following information comes from Quartz Africa. Thousands of stolen African artifacts currently reside in European and British museums and institutions. And Christie’s, a British auction house, recently…

The Aboriginals of Australia

Greetings All, I was browsing the Elders and Ancestors’ Instagram page, when I came across the following photo. Those are some of the Aboriginal Australians, at Wyndham prison, in the early 1900s. As disturbing as this image is it prompted me to do further research on the indigenous inhabitants of Australia who are often hidden….

Words From The Wise: Joshua Maponga

“Believing is worth nothing. Believing is just a bucket of dogma; it does not change the price of bread. Show me what you do with your beliefs, then I’ll tell you if it is practical or not. Believing in the trinity does not add to your days, does not put bread on your neighbor’s table,…

Guild of the Silent Sword

If you’ve been following this blog, then you know that I have a vested interest in African history and culture. One aspect of both is martial arts. So I want to highlight an organization that’s been doing a great job bringing African combat art to the forefront. Guild of the Silent Sword Guild of the…

Words From The Wise: Jabari Osaze

“The Kemites actually described their spiritual factors as always needing to either be in balance or return to balance, and this great form of balance is known as Ma’at.” – Jabari Osaze.   I was YouTube browsing when I came across a lecture from another African-centered scholar, so it’s only right that I highlight him….

Words From The Wise: Dr. Marimba Ani

“You’re not an African because you’re born in Africa. You’re an African because Africa is born in you. It’s in your genes…your DNA…your entire biological make up. Whether you like it or not, that’s the way it is. However, if you were to embrace this truth with open arms…my, my, my…what a wonderful thing.” –…

Bomba

I was browsing Elders and Ancestor‘s Instagram page when I saw a traditional dance being performed. I knew it was African, and upon doing some research, I found out that the name of the dance style is called Bomba. Its birthplace is in Puerto Rico, so this prompted me to take another viral trip to…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Yoshef Ben-Jochannan

“Truth is a continuous examination, and Fact… always supersedes belief.” – Dr. Yoshef Ben-Jochannan   When it comes to ancient African scholarship, no one has grabbed my attention like Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan. So it’s only right that I highlight his legacy on this blog. Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan was an Egyptologist, Historian, and Writer…