At age 15, this Ethiopian general with a powerful afro hair helped free his people from Italian fascists

BY MILDRED EURO Jagama Kello (middle), the Ethiopian General who fought fascism Jagama Kello was only 15 when he took to the bush and the battlefield to defend his country, Ethiopia, from the Italian invasion of 1935. In October 1935, fascist Italian war leader, Benito Mussolini launched his invasion of Ethiopia. Held at bay by Emperor […]

The Dashiki: The History of a Radical Garment

by DAMOLA DUROSOMO DIASPORA—The dashiki is clothing as politics. It might not exactly seem that way in its present state—a revived, streetwear trend largely associated with the intricate and highly recognizable ‘Angelina print,’ but its story is one of African innovation and Black resistance. The word “dashiki” comes from the Yoruba word danshiki, used to refer […]

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future. by  Rachel Aviv “What does it feel like to be free?” Woodfox asked. “How do you want me to know how it feels to be free?”Photograph by Mark Hartman for The New […]

VIDEO: 13-Year-Old Girl With An Afro

This young girl has had to change school three times because of her hair   By Daily Vox Team   A powerful image of a young girl in school uniform standing up to a man with her arms crossed above her head has gone viral. Her name is Zulaikha Patel. And the image of her […]

5 Fascinating Black Hair History Factz You Probably Never Heard Before

  1. How enslaved africans styled their hair without proper tools Enslaved Africans weren’t allowed to use combs or continue herbal treatment practices from their homeland. Bacon grease, butter, kerosene (highly flammable) and sheep brushes were a few of the very limited resources accessible to many slaves for grooming. 2. The socioeconomic value of the […]

An Illustrative Identity of Fashion and Style Throughout Afrikan-Amerikan History (our story) and Movementz

by Danielle James Fashion, throughout history, has created an illustrative identity within African-American history. Fashion is a statement and speaks volumes with little to no words. Within the black community, everything from cloth to churches to the forming of political movements (The Black Panther Party) and hair has elements of style. Today, the significance of […]

Garveyism and Education

  “The time has come for the Negro (African) to forget and cast behind him, his hero worship and adoration of other races and to start out immediately to create and emulate heroes of his own.” Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, 1925 African Fundamentalism The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey born August 17th 1887, Jamaica, Caribbean is […]