Afrika …… David Diop

Africa my Africa Africa of proud warriors in ancestral savannahs Africa of whom my grandmother sings On the banks of the distant river I have never known you But your blood flows in my veins Your beautiful black blood that irrigates the fields The blood of your sweat The sweat of your work The work […]

Hiz-story iz not My-story (Our-story)

  Synopsis of the book, ‘Before Middle Passage: Translated Portuguese Manuscripts of Atlantic Slave Trading from West Africa to Iberian Territories’, 1513-26, Ashgate Publishing, trans. and ed. Trevor P. Hall (2015). Trevor P. Hall 2015-11-17, Issue 751 cc BHMThe translated manuscripts present a revisionist view of early Atlantic slave trading, by showing that the human […]

7 Afrikan Martial Artz You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

by Ricky Riley Dambe According to Slate, “Dambe was historically practiced by the Hausa butchers’ guild around harvest or festival time and was considered to be a test of bravery, a rite of passage for marriage, or preparation for war.” The west African boxing style is extremely popular in Nigeria, southern Niger and Chad, where […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm, look for me all around you for… I shall come and bring with me countless millions of black slaves who have died in America and the West Indies and the millions in Africa to aid you in the fight for liberty, freedom and justice! —Marcus Garvey, […]

What the First Ancient Afrikan Genome Revealz

For the first time, a complete DNA sequence from Africa dating back thousands of years has been recovered. The DNA of this Ethiopian man sheds new light on the movement out of Africa, and also movement of Eurasians back into Africa. Ewen Callaway Nature October 8, 2015 The man found in Mota cave is related […]

Day of the Heroic Guerilla

Today, October 8, the world recognizes the most famous and prominent revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In Cuba, the site of his final resting place, this day is known as “The Day of the Heroic Guerilla.” Argentinean born, the doctor met Cuban revolutionaries in exile in Mexico. After meeting […]

Al Prentice “Bunchy” Carter” Would Have Rode with Nat Turner

by Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali October 12 is the birthday of one of the most talented and promising young men martyred in the massive State repression against the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. “Unlike Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver and George Jackson, Carter has almost been forgotten from the history of […]