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…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Okunami Obádélé Kambon

“Once we start using the word ‘Kemet’ again in the deepest sense—not as the narrow nation-state—but in the deepest sense of what it really means, land of Black people, then where I’m standing right now is also Kemet.” – Dr. Okunami Obádélé Kambon   There have been several debates centered around nationality for African Americans,…

They Fear What They Don’t Understand…Voodoo

In a previous post, an imperialist justified the current conditions of Haitians by placing blame on the religion used to gain independence. This led me to start researching one of the most misunderstood religions to date, Voodoo. Throughout the globe, Voodoo has been tied to witchcraft, darkness, and evil. And this misinterpretation perpetuates the negative…

Zumbi & Dandara

The dynamic duo of the African man and woman is unmatched. As I mentioned in the Queen & Slim review, our union is the epitome of Black Power. Divine intervention must be working in my favor, because I recently discovered two revolutionaries who left a major imprint on Afro-Brazilian history. It’s only right that I…

The Deacons for Defense and Justice

Many African American men, in particular, refused to participate in nonviolent protests because they believed that passive resistance to white violence simply reproduced the same degrading rituals of domination and submission that suffused the master/slave relationship.   Those who have been following this blog know that I’m a student of Black history. I’ve been on…

Charlotte Family, Have You Heard of the Kemetic Science Institute?

In a previous post, I discussed an amazing event hosted by the Kemetic Science Institute here in Charlotte, NC. Well, I finally had a chance to visit their facility and had to share their information with you all. Educating and healing my community is dependent upon businesses like the Kemetic Science Institute. They’re home for…

La Fête de la Gaani

Greetings Everyone, It was time to take another viral trip, and this time I landed in Benin. There’s an annual festival that happens in the northern town of Nikki, and it’s a cultural event commemorating the descendants of the Batombou tribes. Usually occurring in December, this festival takes place for seven days with the main…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

“The thrust towards superiority over peoples of color, the drive towards material accumulation, the drive towards a technological culture and the drive towards power are all cornerstones of the universal white supremacy culture, and they are viewed—in terms of the color—confrontation thesis—as responses to the core psychological sense of inadequacy. This inadequacy is not measured…

French Colonial Rule In West Africa

Greetings All, I’ve been trying to stay abreast with international news, specifically with Africa, 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!…