Slavez In All But Name: Abolishing the Corporate State in Rural Communitiez

BY THOMAS LINZEY (ramblingrantsangryoldman.com)   On a rainy August night in 1800, slaves huddled in small groups on plantations near Richmond, Va., waiting for a signal to rise up. Led by a slave named Gabriel, and comprised of close to a thousand slaves armed with tobacco-cutting scythes, the insurrection planned to seize Richmond’s armory, capture […]

Jean Jacques Dessalines proclaimed the independence of Haiti on thiz date in 1804

Two months after his defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte’s colonial forces, Jean-Jacques Dessalines proclaims the independence of Saint-Domingue, renaming it Haiti after its original Arawak name. In 1791, a slave revolt erupted on the French colony, and Toussaint-Louverture, a former slave, took control of the rebels. Gifted with natural military genius, Toussaint organized an effective guerrilla […]

History of Cartagena, Colombia: Spanish Amerika’z Biggest Slave Port

by Tracy Cartagena, Colombia: Spanish America’s Biggest Slave Port Far too many people are unaware that the Spanish Americas received countless millions of chained African men, women and children during the Maafa. Too often when we think of African slavery in the Americas we are hoodwinked into channeling our focus toward the British North American […]

HISTORY: Thiz iz Toussaint L’Ouverture

AFRODIASPORES This is Toussaint L’Ouverture. 1. The Louisiana Purchase may not have been made had it not been for Toussaint L’Ouverture. 2. L’Ouverture freed the slaves of Haiti in the only permanently successful slave revolt in history. 3. He developed the idea of dominion status for Haiti as part of France. Rejected by Napoleon, the […]

Black Livez Matter: Police Repression, the US, and the Politikal Crisis in Haiti

By Claire Gilbert In the United States we’ve spent months zeroing in on the reality of police brutality against Black people.  We’ve been grateful to see and take part in a growing movement that addresses structural racism—pointing out that Black people are disproportionately more likely to die at the hands of police, face institutional racism, […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

First Haitian slave revolt Date: Sat, 1790-10-23 On this date in 1790, the first slave revolt in Haiti took place. The island was settled in the 1600s by French buccaneers. In 1664, the newly established French West India Company took control ofthe colony, and named it named Saint-Domingue. France formally claimed control of the western […]

Black August: Datez of Importance

August 1619 – Arrival of first African slaves in 13 colonies August 21, 1791 – Haiti slave uprising for independence August 30, 1800 – Gabriel Prosser’s slave revolt discovered August 21, 1831 – Nat Turner’s slave rebellion August 1850 – Underground Railroad August 17, 1887 – Birth of Marcus Garvey August 24, 1943 – Birth […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a […]

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