Words From The Wise: Dr. Yoshef Ben-Jochannan

“Truth is a continuous examination, and Fact… always supersedes belief.” – Dr. Yoshef Ben-Jochannan   When it comes to ancient African scholarship, no one has grabbed my attention like Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan. So it’s only right that I highlight his legacy on this blog. Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan was an Egyptologist, Historian, and Writer…

Dear Harriet…

Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman were two of the most well-known and respected abolitionists during the American Civil War era. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard, by way of BlackMail4U, that Douglass pinned a letter to Tubman. Both Douglass and Tubman were born into slavery in Maryland. Frederick Douglass escaped to the…

Words From The Wise: Shirley Chisholm

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm   Women in politics have come a long way here in the United States. And I wanted to highlight someone who paved the way for not only women but other minorities to advance. Shirley…

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…