AFRIKA IN YOUR EARBUDZ #78: Loz Rakaz

by KILLAKAM  It’s from that Central American country that cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, better known together as Los Rakas, hail from. Growing up in Panama, the two eventually reconnected in Oakland, California where they formed their musical project in the mid-2000s, taking the Los Rakas moniker as a way to uplift the overlooked communities back home. Los […]

Nyerere’z vision of economik development

Neil J S  by Faustin Kamuzora Faustine Kamuzora’s article looks at the vision that guided Mwalimu Nyerere’s economic policies. “Since the majority of the citizenry lived in rural areas,” the article notes, “rural development was accorded high priority in economic policies.” These policies had mixed results whereby “while a number of indicators of human development indices […]

Frantz Fanon, globalisation and the Afrikan revolution

credits:Wikimedia Helmi Sharawy The need to revisit Fanon’s work has ‘never been greater’, argues Helmi Sharawi, in an analysis of its relevance to ‘the process of globalisation’ in contemporary Africa. UNCHANGED AGENDA What makes us recall Frantz Fanon now, particularly his memorable works on the “African revolution” and the “wretched of the earth”? Has Fanon […]

Preventing Cultural Genocide with the Mother Tongue Policy in Eritrea

by Thomas C. Mountain Eritrea, a small nation on the African coast of the Red Sea, is home to six million people speaking nine different languages. Despite punishing sanctions imposed by western imperialism, Eritrea has made sure that young people from all nine language groups can read and write in their Mother Tongue, so that […]

Dr. Walter Rodney: Revolutionary intellectual, socialist, Pan-Africanikt and historian

Walter Rodney by Ajamu Nangwaya Walter Rodney has demonstrated through thought and action that it is not inevitable for intellectuals to join the systems of oppression and use their knowledge and skills to perpetuate exploitation. They have the option of committing “class suicide.” Rodney called on the intelligentsia to use their knowledge and skills to […]

Politikal Prisoner Herman Bell on the 50th Anniversary of the BPP

You can listen to Herman’s statement HERE! Afrikan people arrived to the shores of North America in the holds of slave ships.  Off the boats, poked and prodded, they stood on the auction block for sale.  Wealthy people were the only ones who could afford to own slaves, they wanted steady labor to plant and […]

Alprentice ‘Bunchy’ Carter ‘would have rode with Nat Turner’

by Norman (Otis) Richmond, aka Jalali “If Bunchy had been on the same plantation as Nat Turner, you can believe he would have rode with Nat Turner. That’s the type of person Bunchy was.” – Kumasi Black Panther Party Deputy Minister of Defense Bunchy Carter Oct. 12 is the birthday of one of the most […]

A Single Migration From Afrika Populated the World, Studiez Find

by  Carl Zimmer The KhoiSan, hunter-gatherers living today in southern Africa, above, are among hundreds of indigenous people whose genetic makeup has provided new clues to human prehistory. Credit Eric Laforgue/Gamma-Rapho, via Getty Images Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of […]

Rare historikal photo: “Father starez at the severed hand and foot of hiz five-year-old, Belgian Congo, 1904”

U (white people) have the nerve to call uz (Blackz) uncivilized.  Europeans often whitewash the history of colonialism under the guise of wanting to “spread their culture” or “promote progress” when in reality, they inflicted torture on natives for the sake of economic gain. Much of the collective Black conscious centers itself around the atrocities […]