How cornrows were used as an escape map from slavery across South America

Cornrows have become a crowd favorite for women of every culture in the last 10 years. Whereas it used to be worn by children, especially young African and African American girls, the style has become widely popular across women of all ages. But many do not know the deep and rich history of the hairstyle […]

Case #40: Native American Boarding Schools, 1870-1970s: “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”

THE CRIME: The cultural genocide of the Native Americans The near extermination of the Native Americans in the centuries following 1492 is one of the great historical crimes committed by the rulers of this country—or any country. Credible estimates of the indigenous population in North America in 1492 are between 12.5 and 18.5 million. Through […]

How Malcolm X became a serious threat to the U.S. after his Afrika visit

by ISMAIL AKWEI Malcolm X in Nigeria Malcolm X was one of the most influential black people in the history of the United States and a strong advocate for Pan-Africanism. Pan-Africanism – the global movement encouraging the bond of solidarity between people of African descent – gave birth to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which […]

The Cancer of Racism—and the Radical Surgery Required to Cut It Out

“Racism is America’s defining sickness …” —journalist Lindy West, New York Times OpEd, June 1 There was a lot attention last week on Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets, comparing a prominent Black woman to an ape. Roseanne had plenty of company in expressing her hateful racism. Some incidents that happened or came to light in the last week alone of […]

Driving While Black Has Gotten Even Worse

Four years after Ferguson, some stark data from Missouri. byTIM MURPHY   A protest in April after the controversial arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia.Bastiaan Slabbers / ZUMA There is a stark new statistic out from the office of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley: In 2017, black drivers in the state […]