7 less-known ancient Afrikan civilisations that you might not find in colonisers’ books

Many flourishing empires existed in Africa dating as far back as 700AD. These empires were established by indigenous Africans who lived centuries before those who came into contact with the Europeans through trace and later colonisation. Ancient African civilizations, even though rejected by several western scholars have existed. The pre-advanced states are known for their captivating […]

“A Reason For Living”: An explosive historical novel set in Jamaica, of love sex culture and revolution

In the 1960s, the little country of Jamaica gained independence from England, and begun discarding over 400 years of Spanish and British domination, racism and classism; and unleashing some of the greatest creative talents in music, sports, dance, and intellectual applications. Julian Jingles, rude boy writer, working at the at Gleaner Company in Kingston, Jamaica circa 1970, two […]

You probably didn’t know that California is named after a black queen

History is interesting. The deeper one digs, the more likely one can find many possibly true stories and explanations for the same incident. Take the case of the origin of the name of the state of California. Although some historical documents suggest that California was named after “calida fornax” (hot furnace) and “cal y fornos ” meaning “lime and […]

Here’s proof that Afrikans settled in South Amerika long before (killer) Columbus’s voyage

Photo: Ancient Pages Long before Christopher Columbus set out for his first trip to the Americas in 1492, a number of Africans had already made this voyage. Although the Malians, led by King Abubakari II, made the trip in 1300, archaeologists have found a number of artefacts that indicate that Africans had set foot and lived in South America as far […]