How Brazilian football legend Pelé stopped a major Nigerian war for two days

Football legend Pelé He was so powerful and admired by many people in his heydays that he was able to achieve what political leaders and the international community couldn’t – stop a devastating civil war in Nigeria on his own. The Biafran War was rampant in the 1960s, following the desire of the Igbo people […]

The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan’s youth

A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games. by Reem Shaddad & Jawahir Al-Naimi 9 Jul 2018 There are approximately 20 people displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution. Recent figures from the United Nations put an unprecedented 65.6 million people worldwide […]

Meet Alessandro, the son of an Afrikan slave woman whose father became a pope

Alessandro de’ Medici Born in 1510 in the Italian city of Urbino, Alessandro de’ Medici’s mother was an African slave named Simonetta who was serving in the Medici household. His father, according to historians, was Cardinal Giulio de Medici, who later became Pope Clement VII. The Medici were an Italian family of rulers, merchants, bankers, […]

Meet the Afrikan swordsmen who appeared in Europe’s memoirs of the 1500

The art of fencing is believed to have originated from Spain. While the modern rules and mechanics of the game can be traced back to the 18th century, memoirs from Europe indicates that men of African descent engaged in the art as far back as the 1500s. These swordsmen were documented in a variety of […]

Interesting facts about the Great Walls of Benin in Nigeria, one of the world’s largest man-made earth structures

The Great Walls of Benin It may not be as famous as the Great Wall of China, but it was at one time in history the largest man-made structure in the world. Constructed over a period of 600 years, the Great Walls of Benin was located at the southern border of the defunct Benin Kingdom, […]

Introduction to ‘Colors: The Ancient Afrikan Connection to the Crips and Bloods’

June 27, 2018   by Willie Hill With the recently released “Colors,” I’ve written a book that has potential to stem the tide of gang warfare between the Crips and Bloods and other street gangs identified by the colors red and blue. It’s a story linking present day Crips and Bloods with two ancient African […]

‘They stole us, they sold us, they owe us!’

By Stephen Millies  posted on June 28, 2018   Despite threatened thundershowers, 50 people took to the streets of Newark, N.J., on June 23 to demand reparations for Black people. Every year the People’s Organization for Progress — a dynamic grassroots group based in Newark — calls a rally and demonstration to demand justice for the African […]

How Thomas Sankara forced his government to use cheap cars to cut cost [Video]

Thomas Sankara arriving for a cabinet meeting in a Renault 5 One can never overestimate the fact that Thomas Sankara was one of Africa’s greatest ever revolutionaries and thinkers. Though his time in power as President of Burkina Faso was senselessly cut short, his ideals and legacy will forever be etched in African political history. […]

The mystery behind the short lived Afrikan country that existed for only 12 hours

The Biafra Midwest Invasion of 1967 — You may not have heard of this country as it did not even last for a day. Known as the Republic of Benin, this country was created as a puppet state of Biafra in 1967 amid the Nigerian Civil War, following the occupation of Nigeria’s Mid-Western Region. […]

The racist law that kicked black South Afrikans out of their land in 1950

Mass Meeting at Durban on May 28, 1950 to protest against Group Areas Bill. Photo: Wiki CC One of the most vital and controversial issues in South Africa today is land, and the subsequent land reform that is currently under consideration. The explosive subject matter traces its roots back to an apartheid-era law that was […]