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…

Book Review

Greetings Folks, I just finished reading Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass, and I wanted to share my thoughts. I assert most unhesitatingly, that the religion of the south is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes, — a justifier of the most appalling barbarity, — a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds,…

Afro-Mexicans

One of the things I’ve learned from my continued research on African people is that we’re all over the planet, and we’ve made a lasting impact everywhere we’ve landed. Many of our contributions, whether that be labor or culture, tends to be overlooked or exploited. And Blacks, globally, are still dealing with discrimination, poverty, lack…

Dalits: The Black Untouchables

As I’ve explained in a previous post, African people, globally, share a similar narrative when it comes to systemic disenfranchisement. From stolen resources to marginalized ancestors to societal abuse, blacks everywhere are fighting the same fight. So after reading about how African descendants in India are being treated, I knew I had to share the…

West Papua

Being a student of African history, as I’ve mentioned in a previous post, has sent me all over the world. The knowledge that I’ve received so far has been beneficial to my progression, but it’s regressive at the same time. Why? Because African people, globally, are still facing systemic oppression. Disenfranchised would be an understatement…

The Vault

Greetings All, I tend to go through cyclical moments of nostalgia where I thirst for pastime events and information. As I’ve mentioned before throughout this blog, I’m a student of Black history; not only when it comes to our Freedom struggles or African ancestry, but within the arts as well. I have a great deal…

Words From The Wise: Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti

“Sovereignty means that you control everything. Everything is in your power; economics, family, politics, culture, everything is under your control. No one else has anything that you need, they may have a few things that you want, but no one else should have anything that you need to survive. That’s sovereignty.” – Mwalimu K. Bomani…

Voodoo

Greetings Good People, I didn’t have any plans for the day, so I decided to do what I do best: lounge around and browse YouTube. This led me to a very interesting documentary that I had to share with you all. Released in 1993 and directed by Jacques Holender, the film is entitled Voodoo. Its premise is…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Amos Wilson

“Children are ultimately born to the community because they will influence the nature of the community. If the children that are born in the community are self-hating, have problems with their identity, or self-controlled or destructive and so forth, you will see a community that will fall apart, a community that is at odds with…

Book Review

Greetings Good People, I just finished reading a very disturbing yet heartfelt book, written by Devery S. Anderson, and I wanted to provide you all with a review. Wednesday Aug.24 ^about 7:30 or 8 P.M. (dark)^ boy came to candy counter & I waited on him & when I went to take money he grabbed…

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

“I don’t like it when people try to read into things, or try to find, or create meaning that isn’t there. I don’t like it when people put so much weight on the things I say. Sometimes, more now than before the incident, I feel that the people I talk to hang on my words…