Words From The Wise: Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin

“When you understand your obligations to the creator then you can understand your obligations to society.” – Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) Honoring those who sacrificed for the collective should be a mandatory sentiment amongst African people. Many revolutionaries gave their lives to the cause without any regard for their…

British Millionaire Refuses to Pay Reparations

Shout out to Political commentator Tierney Sheree (Afrikan Esq.) for spotlighting the following story, by way Face2Face Africa. Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom Richard Drax and his family, owners of a sugar plantation in Barbados that enslaved Africans during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, are being asked to pay reparations. Built around 1650, Drax…

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Greetings All, I recently watched Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and wanted to share my thoughts. Before we get started, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by George C. Wolfe, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stars Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. The year is 1927, and the place is Chicago,…

Is the Torah Anti-African?

In the following debate, Sara Suten Seti and Zion Lexx discuss the differences and similarities of Ma’at and the Torah. They also unpack whether the Torah is anti-African or not. There will be more information at a later date, I just need to do additional research. If you’d like to discuss any of the following…

Bronx Zoo “Apologizes” For Keeping African Man in a Cage

Empty apologies are being handed out left and right nowadays, especially those that pertain to race relations. The following information comes from the Atlanta Black Star. A zoo in The Bronx, New York, The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has apologized for keeping an African man in a “monkey house.” Ota Benga, a member of the Mbuti…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Petition For Reparations in the UK

Greetings Folks, There’s a petition coming out of the United Kingdom that I had to share. Salute to Dr. Mumbi Seraki for the notification. A petition to the UK Government and Parliament is calling on compensation for all African and Caribbean descendants of slavery. It’s been advised that in 2015, Britain’s taxpayers paid billions of…