CABRALISTA | part 1 | Amilcar Cabral

CABRALISTA FOCUSES ON A. CABRAL’S LEGACY AND THE BIRTH OF THE “CABRALIST” MOVEMENT IN UPRISING AFRICA Synopsis The Movie is a 2011 documentary film by Valerio Lopes. It asserts a number of theory-based ideas born around Amilcar Cabral and the independents and human rights movements he led mainly in the 1960’ies. Amílcar Cabral was a […]

In Libya, our brothers sold at auction

Sub-Saharan Africans sold in Libya, very little reaction from the French political world! Yet France has a heavy responsibility in the chaos permanently installed in this country. It succeeded in passing a resolution through an abusive interpretation of international law, which supported the NATO bombing of the country in good standing in the name of democracy […]

Why we need to stop excluding Black populations from ideas of who is “Indigenous”

*Editor’s note: This piece has been deeply informed by conversations with my friend and colleague Preston Anderson through the years, among other things. A few months ago, I posted a Facebook status regarding a viral meme featuring Disney’s cartoon version of Pocahontas and John Smith, arguing that it promoted white supremacist ideas of interracial relationships for the […]

Togolese protest government pawns of colonizers

By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor’s note: U.S. military presence and intervention continue to ramp up on the African continent, with reverberating consequences. Bourgeois news sources trumpet the devastating bombing deaths of more than 300 people in Somalia on Oct. 14, but neglect to reveal the instigator’s hometown was attacked by U.S. Special Forces two months ago, […]

Remembering Thomas Sankara on the 30th anniversary of his assassination

Switsalone by Amber Murrey Oct 19, 2017   Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (1949-1987) was assassinated 30 years ago, on 15 October 1987. He was one of the most confident and outspoken anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th century. Sankara’s life and political praxis continue to be significant in shaping and inspiring anti-imperial and Pan-African youth activism and […]

Afrikan voices raised in support of people with albinism

Thereza Phinias, a musician who is part of the Tanzania Albinism Collective. Marilena Delli On the remote East African island of Ukerewe in the middle of Lake Victoria, people with albinism whose voices have been largely unheard, are now writing and voicing their experiences into songs. Ukerewe is the largest inland island in Africa and is part of […]

Kwame Nkrumah of Africa: He came to his own but his own rejected him

Reflection on the 108th birthday of the Black Star blackartdepot.com Charles Quist-Adade Sep 28, 2017 Nkrumah’s dream of African unity remains essential for total liberation and prosperity of the continent. Africans will have themselves to blame if they continue to plough their narrow furrows instead of pooling their efforts, human and material resources, in order […]

“If You Don’t Like It Here, Then Leave!”

by Nana Baakan Agyiriwah  September 29, 2017  “If You Don’t Like It Here, Then Leave!” One of the strangest things that I hear from folks these days who seem to believe that I have a problem with living in the US, is this, “If you don’t like it here, then leave, go back to Africa or […]

Racism is behind outlandish theories about Afrika’s ancient architecture

The pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters Some of the most impressive buildings and cities ever made by humans can be found in Africa: the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe, Mapungubwein South Africa, Kenya’s Gedi Ruins and Meroe in Sudan. Perhaps the most awe-inspiring of these are the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the […]

The Fallacy of 1619: Rethinking the History of Afrikans in Early Amerika

 September 4, 2017 by Michael Guasco “Landing of first twenty slaves at Jamestown.” 1911. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library Digital Collections.  In 1619, “20. and odd Negroes” arrived off the coast of Virginia, where they were “bought for victualle” by labor-hungry English colonists. […]