Angola in Louisiana: Proving Ground for Racialized Capitalism

by W. T. WHITNEY The Civil War ended and Edward A. Pollard “of Virginia” immediately wrote a history of Confederate military operations. (1) There he insists that slavery is immune from moral blame. That’s because it “bestowed upon the world’s commerce in a half century a single product whose annual value was two hundred millions of […]

6 Afrikan countries where people were stolen and shipped like animals to Europe

by FARIDA DAWKINS Images of slaves during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade…National Endowment for the Humanities The enslavement of individuals is an injustice that has been documented as being in existence as early as c. 1860 BC.  There are many slave trades that have affected civilizations throughout history such as the Arab, East African and Trans-Atlantic slave trades.  […]

The way history is taught in South Afrika is ahistorical – and that’s a problem

History textbooks suggest that in 1994 when formal apartheid and racial exclusion ended, so did prejudice and racism. United Nations Photo/Flickr, CC BY Natasha Robinson History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of basic education made this bold recommendation in a report released in early […]

How cornrows were used as an escape map from slavery across South America

Cornrows have become a crowd favorite for women of every culture in the last 10 years. Whereas it used to be worn by children, especially young African and African American girls, the style has become widely popular across women of all ages. But many do not know the deep and rich history of the hairstyle […]

Remembering South Africa’s catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid

Amid extensive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel – commemorated by Palestinians as the naqba (catastrophe) – it’s important that the 70th anniversary of South Africa’s own tragedy should not pass unnoticed. That is the election of May 1948 which brought the National Party to power on a platform […]

500 years is long enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

by Robert J Burrowes   I would like to tell you something about human depravity and illustrate just how widespread it is among those we often regard as ‘responsible’. I am going to use the Democratic Republic of the Congo as my eample. As I illustrate and explain what has happened to the Congo and its people […]

Cassinga: Apartheid’s forgotten massacre

File by Andres D. Medellin Friday 4 May 2018 was not just another normal day in Namibia and Angola. Upon invitation by Namibian President Hage Geingob, the President of Angola, João Lourenço paid a state visit to Namibia to participate in the commemorations of the Cassinga Massacre. The two heads of state later announced plans to […]

The 10 Black Commandents

    The 10 Black Commandments 1. One God One Aim One Destiny. Never let skin complexion, financial status or deities divide and conquer our unity. 2. Buy Black and rebuild our Black Wall Streets. 3. Having strong educational and financial institutions only make sense when we’re equipped with soldiers for self-defense. 4. Don’t call […]