French Colonial Rule In West Africa

Greetings All, I’ve been trying to stay abreast with international news, specifically with Africans, and came across some information that led to further research. According to BBC News, there have been a few protests throughout Paris, France regarding immigration. The demonstrators behind this are called “The Black Vests.” The Black Vests The “Black Vests” migrant…

Words From The Wise: Professor Bayyinah Bello

“The Haitian Revolution did not begin in 1791, it began the day the first white person went to Africa and began to kidnap people in Africa. They did not just sit down and let themselves be taken away. They fought.” – Professor Bayyinah Bello   Certain events throughout African history, I didn’t learn about until…

A Message From Malcolm…

When it comes to debating, no one, in my opinion, could argue a point and maintain their disposition as eloquently as Malcolm X. His intellect far exceeded many during his time, and his scholarship should be revered just as much as his activism. I want to share an interview that took place on October 11,…

June 19, 1865

Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was June 19, 1865, when the Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas advising that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free; which was two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Never Forget!…

Words From The Wise: Kaba Hiawatha Kamene

“We have taken their garbage and made it a delicacy. Whatever we touch, why, because we know what to do with the hands. See we’ve been on the earth for three and a half million years more than they.” “If you hold a people down and in spite of and despite of holding those people…

Natural Selection and the Race Problem

“The superiority of the American negro to his African brother, who is a savage and a cannibal, is due to slavery, and could have been acquired in no other way. Men who ascribe debased characteristics of the negro to slavery show a short-sightedness that is pitiable. The present attainment of the American negro has been…

The Racial Wealth Gap in America

I’ve been listening to a few conversations on wealth inequality here in America and decided to do some further research. Professor William Darity Jr. has been my go-to scholar on the subject, and I recently came across his break down from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. It’s been advised that although Blacks constitute…

H.R. 40

Greetings All, Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of conversations about the debt owed to descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade here in America. So I did a little research and found a reparations bill that was originally introduced by John Conyers Jr. Named H.R. 40, this bill has been cited as the “Commission to…

Words From The Wise: Fannie Lou Hamer

“You can pray until you faint. But unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.” – Fannie Lou Hamer   When it comes to the leaders of The Civil Rights Movement, there are certain names that get recycled to the public; some due to…

Khoisan

Greetings All, As a continuation of my previous viral journeys across the globe, I came across a group of indigenous Africans and had to share my findings with you. Meet the Khoisans. Khoisan is the name of several ethnic groups that share specific physical and linguistic characteristics. They’re located in the southern parts of Africa,…

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…

The Black Panther Party Reading List

Greetings Good People, I was browsing the web earlier when I came across The Black Panther Party’s Reading List. For those of you who don’t know, I’m an avid reader and student of Black History. So adding these much-needed reads to my personal library is imperative. If you’re looking to beef up your book collection…