How playing on swings can help children understand physics

Author Francis Mavhunga Lecturer, Physics Education, University of Eswatini Disclosure statement This work was supported by the Department of Higher Education (grant number R792). Swings can be educational tools. KHONTHO8/Shutterstock To children in Zimbabwe, they’re mzeerere. Kids in Eswatini call them mjikeni; their South African counterparts refer to the mswinki. The words may be different, but the experience is […]

The United Afrikan State :-what if Afrika was one country?

by tinashe  Africa is a continent and as many of us know the continent is not a single country. Africa is currently divided between 54 different independent countries but what would happen if all of these countries United to form the United African States. What would Africa the country look like in the world and […]

What is Black Consciousness

South African icon Steve Biko advocated ‘Black Conciousness’ ideology. What is it? Why is it important? Let’s learn on the anniversary of his murder. South African icon Steve Biko advocated 'Black Conciousness' ideology. What is it? Why is it important? Let's learn on the anniversary of his murder. — teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) September 12, […]

Thomas Sankara : A film by Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda

  Leader of the Burkinabe Revolution, Thomas Sankara was a Marxist and Pan-Africanist revolutionary who became president of Burkina Faso in August 1983 at the age of 33. Transcription: Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta, is one of the poorest nations in the world. It won its independence from France in 1960. In August, […]

After escaping a slave ship in the 1700s, this Afrikan chief became Florida’s most-feared pirate

An illustration of Black Caesar (Left) — YouTube He has been described as Florida’s most renowned black pirate who used the island of Elliott Key, and other hiding places along the Southeast Florida coast to conduct raids on unsuspected ships and villages. Black Caesar became notable during the “golden age” of piracy, that is, in the late 1600s […]

Black babies were once used as alligator and crocodile bait in Amerika in the 1900s

BY MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR Black babies were allegedly used as alligator bait in the past — There has been documentation that during slavery and into the 20th century, black babies were used as alligator bait. It has been reported that profit-seeking white hunters used black “slave babies” to lure alligators out of the swamps […]

‘I can think of nothing more Amerikan.’ — Beto O’Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful

‘I can think of nothing more American.’ — Beto O'Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful — NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 21, 2018

Transatlantic slave trade was not entirely ‘triangular’ – countries in the Americ as sent ships out took

by  Sean Kelley Sections of a Brazilian slave ship from the 19th century. Robert Walsh, as shown on, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.” caption=”A Brazilian slave ship from the 19th century.” zoomable=”true For much of the English-speaking world, the term “triangular trade” refers to one […]

The Ethiopian empress and master strategist behind the battle that humiliated the Italians in 1896

The Battle of Adwa is known to have stopped the colonial aggression of Europeans in Africa after Ethiopian forces surprised the world by defeating heavily-armed Italian troops that attempted to conquer the Empire in 1896. Behind this victory that maintained Ethiopia as the only African nation that was never colonized, lies a brilliant military strategist […]

The disturbing history of enslaved mothers forced to breastfeed white babies in the 1600s

Slave trade brought many advantages to western societies. The main duty of a slave was to work on plantations increasing productivity. Slaves often worked long tedious hours in the sun with no pay or reward for their hard labour. Their presence made traders and plantation owners more productive and made their living conditions very harsh. After […]