Bob Marley In Afrika

Bob Marley was a pan-Africanist. His Rastafarian faith influenced a belief in the unity of African people across the globe—a perspective that’s prominent in all of his music. Throughout his years, the reggae legend wrote numerous songs against European imperialism and spoke out in support of the movement for Zimbabwean independence and against South African apartheid. […]

AFRO EMOJI: THE LATEST INNOVATION FOR AFRIKANZ TO BETTER EXPREZZ THEMSELVEZ ON SOCIAL MEDIA

No worry yourself”, “Bigz boyz”, “E make brain”, “Any better?” These are common slangs in West Africa, particularly used by Nigerians. Slangs keep conversations fun, easy and real, one of the major reasons behind the creation of Afro Emoji. “We, as Africans, definitely have a distinctive way of communicating with one another and Afro Emoji […]

A Revolutionary Speech: Patrice Lumumba and the Birth of the Republic of Congo

by Ludo de Witte Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first democratically elected Prime Minister, was executed 55 years ago on 17th January, 1961. He had been beated and tortured in a culmination of two assassination plots by the Belgian government and the CIA, ordered directly by President Dwight Eisenhower to ‘eliminate’ the charismatic leader, with the cooperation of British intelligence and Katangan […]

QUEEN NANNY OF THE WINWARD MAROONZ: MOTHER TO ALL JAMAIKANZ

Queen Nanny was a Maroon leader and Obeah woman in Jamaica during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The Maroons were a cultural mixed-race of African slaves and Native Arawak Indian tribes predated European colonization. Queen Nanny was an escaped slave who arrived from the Western part of Africa. It has been widely believed that […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

NO JUSTICE – NO PROTECTIONS – NO FREEDOM African Americans did not “come to this country seeking a better life.” They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships–treated not like human beings but like things, commodities to be traded and used to enrich others. Tens of millions […]

Woodson, Carter G. (1875-1950)

  Image Courtesy of Ancella Bickley Collection, West Virginia State Archives Historian Carter G. Woodson was born to poor, yet land-owning, former slaves in New Canton, Virginia on December 19, 1875.  During the 1890s, he hired himself out as a farm and manual laborer, drove a garbage truck, worked in coalmines, and attended high school […]

Afrikan Folk-talez: Why Anansi Haz Eight Thin Legz

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there lived a spider named Anansi. Anansi’s wife was a very good cook. But always, Anansi loved to taste the food that others in the village made for themselves and for their families. One day, he stopped by Rabbit’s house. Rabbit was his good friend. “There are […]

Che Guevara in Tanzania

By Azaria C. Mbughuni The Argentinian revolutionary and hero of the Cuban revolution, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, spent over four months in Tanzania between 1965 and 1966. He entered Tanzanian soil a total of three times, once publicly and twice in secret between February and November of 1965. Che was attracted to Tanzania because it was […]

10 Key Factorz That Led to the Fall of the Great Ghana Empire You Probably Didn’t Know

According to research found in Dr. Chancellor Williams’ book, The Destruction of Black Civilizations, these are some of the internal and external causes that led to the fall of the great Ghana Empire. 1. Arab & Berber Aggression:  Continuous raids by Semitic nomads of the desert, mostly Berbers and Arabs.  These generally included Black Africans, […]