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…

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…