Ghana’s President Calls for Reparations!

Ghanian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called for reparations for Africa and the African Diaspora. According to Africa News, President Akufo-Addo stated that reparations were “long overdue” for Africa and the diaspora during the Reparations and Racial Healing Summit. He also highlighted the double standards when compared to other racial and ethnic groups. “Native Americans…

The Mummy of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep I Gets Digitally Unwrapped

Egyptian researchers have digitally unwrapped the mummy of Amenhotep I, an Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled from 1525 to 1504 BC. A Professor of Radiology at Cairo University, Sahar Saleem, and a renowned Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, led the research. The procedure was performed using advanced X-ray technology, computed tomography (CT) scanning, and advanced computer software programs….

Scientists Discover Dinosaur Embryo in Fossil Egg

Scientists in Ganzhou, China, have discovered a 66-million-year-old dinosaur embryo that was preparing to hatch from its egg. It belonged to a toothless theropod dinosaur known as the oviraptorosaur, and researchers have named it “Baby Yingliang.” According to PHYS, Baby Yingliang’s head was found laying below its body, with its feet on both sides and…

France to Return Stolen Artifacts Back to Benin

After nearly 130 years, France will return 26 looted artifacts back to the West African country of Benin. According to Africa News, the items were stolen from Benin during the colonization wars over a century ago. These pieces, also known as the “Abomey Treasures,” consist of a royal throne, three wooden anthropomorphic statues, and four…

Stolen Artifacts to be Returned to Ethiopia!

Ethiopian artifacts stolen by British troops 153 years ago are set to be returned to Ethiopia, according to Artnet. Looted by British soldiers following the Battle of Maqdala in 1868, these artifacts include a handwritten Ethiopian religious text, a cross, priestly crown, imperial shield, and a talismanic scroll. A British nonprofit organization, the Scheherazade Foundation,…

Chocolate Milk Invented in Jamaica?

Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish physician, scientist, and botanist, has been credited as the inventor of chocolate milk. However, research shows that Jamaicans were the first to create chocolate milk. According to the Natural History Museum, in 1687, Sloane was offered the chance to travel to Jamaica as a physician to the 2nd Duke of…

The Gullah Museum on Hilton Head Island

Some R&R on Hilton Head Island, SC, led me to a historic site and, at times, a hidden culture. The Gullah Museum The Gullah/Geechee people are descendants of African slaves who lived in the low country, coastal regions of the United States; North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Their enslavement on isolated islands and…

King Khufu’s Boat Moved to Egyptian Museum

The boat of King Khufu, an ancient Egyptian monarch and second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty in the 26th century B.C., has been transferred from the Giza pyramids to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt. Discovered in 1954 at the southern corner of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, King Khufu’s boat, also known as…

Jamaica Seeks Reparations

A senior government official of Jamaica recently advised that the country is seeking reparations for the Transatlantic Slave Trade from the United Kingdom. According to the Mirror, a petition will reportedly be filed asking for £7.6billion in reparations for Britain’s involvement in the slave trade during the 17th and 18th centuries. It’s been reported by…

Reparations are Justified, But it was a Non-Starter – Barack Obama

Since Barack Obama’s departure in 2017, I’ve gone out of my way to ignore him. But like many symbols in my community whose relevancy date gets extended, he keeps popping up and validating his inadequacies during his presidency. According to The Hill, in an episode on Bruce Springsteen’s podcast, Barack Obama stated that reparations for…

The U.S. Returns Thousands of Egyptian Artifacts

Africa’s fight to retrieve her stolen artifacts has been non-stop for centuries. But, today, some progress is being made. According to Africa News, Egypt has retrieved roughly 5,000 ancient items from the United States. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities confirmed that after years of negotiations, the Museum of the Bible in Washington returned a…

France Will NOT Apologize for Colonial Rule in Algeria

What better way is there to kick off the week than with comedic narcissism. According to the Independent and Aljazeera, France wants to take steps in reconciling the relationship with North African country Algeria for their colonial rule, but French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out issuing an official apology. In reference to the eight-year…