Read the damning letter written by the king of Kongo to the king of Portugal over slavery in 1526

Photo: Civilisation When Portugal arrived in Kongo, one of Africa’s largest kingdoms in the 1500s, the agreement was an exchange of ideas and cultures. King Afonso, who ruled between 1502-1543, was a proponent of this arrangement, hoping that it would make his kingdom prosperous and powerful. However, the Portuguese officials came in and freely disobeyed […]

Black Amerikans Were Never Given A Chance

Race riots in Detroit 1943 AFRICANGLOBE – An examination of the 1921 Tulsa race riots, the deadliest in US history, proves that the best efforts of Blacks were terminated in America with prejudice. Americans are slipping into the shadows of their own abyss and trying, at protests and through news media, to save what is left […]

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 […]

What to the Slave is Your 4th of July (You-Lie)?

A MESSAGE FROM CARL DIX What to the Slave is Your 4th of July? Today is a time when immigrant children are being ripped from the arms of their parents on the US-Mexico border, when rights for LGBTQ people are under assault, and when police continue to get away with gunning down Black, Latino and […]

Modern Black Codes and the Cops That Enforce Them

by Bryan K. Bullock 27 Jun 2018 Modern Black Codes and the Cops That Enforce Them “The police respond as if the black person is guilty of whatever transgression the white person said they committed.” Recent online videos have shown African Americans being arrested, sometimes violently, in places like Starbucks and Waffle House, but also […]

Amerikkka Was Built on Busting Up Families…

by Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence Amerika was built on busting up families. They’re just making Amerika great again. “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes”    — Jefferson […]

How black people were eliminated in Argentina throughout history

Afro-Argentine family of Buenos Aires, 1908.. Photo: Wiki CC For a country in the region considered the ‘New World’ in the 16oos where Africans were enslaved, Argentina has one of the lowest numbers of people of African descent. The question in many people’s minds is: where are the Afro-Argentines? Historical records indicate that Africans landed […]

Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It’s Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years.

 109 Image: New York Public Library Digital Collection by Shaun King June 20 2018 LIKE MOST OF you reading this, I am deeply appalled at what I see happening right now in the United States — immigrant children being snatched away from their parents and sent to separate detention centers, often locked in cages with strangers, […]

The Biggest Lie in the White Supremacist Propaganda Playbook: Unraveling the Truth About ‘Black-on-White Crime’

  Executive Summary On a Wednesday night in June 2015, a 21-year-old white man walked into a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and gunned down nine black parishioners taking part in a weekly Bible study group. Dylann Storm Roof sat quietly with the group for about an hour before taking out his Glock pistol […]

The Lessons of Angola – Walter Rodney, 1976

Walter Rodney criticises the support given to UNITA (backed by the CIA, apartheid South Africa, and Maoist China) in Angola by many leftists in the US. Rodney supported the Soviet Union-backed MPLA. This speech was given just over a year before a factional split in the then victorious MPLA led to the massacre of around […]