Cameroon’s Fight Against Violence on Women and Girls

The abuse of African women has been highlighted previously on this blog, and there are organizations that are doing something about it. According to Africa News, the Association for the Fight Against Violence on Women and Girls is helping victims of rape and forced marriage in Maroua, Cameroon. They take in women and girls, some…

Kevin Samuels Chats With Tommie Lee

In a previous post, I came to image consultant and life/style coach Kevin Samuel’s defense, arguing that although his consultations may seem harsh, the message is still needed. Well, I recently watched a back and forth between Samuels and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta personality Tommie Lee, and I had to share my thoughts. Throughout…

Kevin Samuels is NOT the Enemy

I tend to ignore the sensationalized content that floats around the internet, which is why my opinion on Kevin Samuels has been minimal. But after watching a number of his YouTube videos, I now understand why he’s getting so much attention. He speaks the truth. Kevin Samuels, who some are referring to as “Uncle Kev,”…

The Kevin Samuels Video: A Woman’s Perspective

The discussions surrounding the Kevin Samuels consultation seem to be non-stop, and I came across a response video from Averi Woodley that was balanced and refreshing. If you’d like to discuss any of the following content, feel free to comment below. Until Next Time…

Kevin Samuels Responds…

I’m sure many of you have seen the now-viral video of image consultant and life/style coach Kevin Samuels advising a woman who’s seeking a “high value” man. Although his consultation was perceived to be harsh, his tone actually matched her shallowness. So no harm was done, at least in my eyes. Today, I found a…

Self-Assessment 2

I’m going to keep asking this question: Will combating intraracial violence ever become a serious movement, or are we going to continue to deflect? Rest In Peace, CJ Johnson and Mykala Bell Until Next Time…

Rebuild

Us: How do we rebuild the community? Ancestors: Start Here… Until Next Time…

Ghana Evacuates Domestic Workers in Lebanon

I’ve already highlighted the abuse many African domestic workers experience in the Middle East, so I was excited to come across a news article addressing their evacuation. The following information is from Ghana Web. 200 Ghanaian domestic workers have been evacuated from Lebanon and sent to Accra, Ghana. Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,…

Play Your Position

“Revolutionaries are not necessarily born poor or in the ghetto. There is a role for every person in revolution if he is a revolutionary. You don’t have to throw a Molotov cocktail to be a revolutionary.” – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin formerly known as H. Rap Brown   In recent years, Black Empowerment has not only…

Gambia To Repeal Skin Bleaching Law?

There’s some disturbing news coming out of Gambia that I had to share. The following information comes from Africa News. Gambian Members of Parliament (MPs) are debating the repeal of a skin bleaching law passed by former President Yahja Jammeh. Passed in 1996, this law banned the import of skin lightening products and imposed a…

Reactionaries vs. Revolutionaries

“Black Love is a revolutionary act.” That quote has been used by African-centered scholars like Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Dr. Amos Wilson for some time, but I didn’t grasp its true meaning until I started looking at the plight of African people through a political lens. Many of our discussions surrounding Black Empowerment involve…