Black people who live in communities in which Black institutions such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are located become very successful. This is because the knowledge they acquire … Continue reading Black on Black Success!
by Maggie Brito, PhD When I attend to the Ding! at the time it Dings! I become absorbed in the layered, complex type of creative idea it tends to be. … Continue reading Responding to the Creative "Ding!"
One aspect of the assault on the African family and on Black families has been the removal or lessening of the role of the father in the household.
The underachievement of boys in educational systems throughout the African diaspora, as well as the fact that the majority of perpetrators and victims of homicides, violent crimes and assaults in the diaspora are young men, are important issues that have been engaging the attention of people from all walks of life, for these are symptoms of crises occurring in Black communities and nation states.
Barbadian author, Dr. Akhentoolove Corbin, is concerned about the crises which exist in Black communities, especially as these affect Black boys. One of his major concerns is that many Black boys throughout the African diaspora grow up without a father figure in the house. We are well aware of this, for many of our Caribbean sociologists have drawn attention to this matter, and the absentee father has been one of the major themes of Caribbean sociology for a long time. Read More
Sheila Minor was not, as some suggested, “support staff.” She was a biological research technician who went on to a 35-year-long scientific career Source: How Smithsonian Helped Solve the Twitter … Continue reading How Smithsonian Helped Solve the Mystery of the Unknown [Black] Woman Scientist
The release of The Black Panther, the movie, showed the important role of representation in filmmaking to the conscientizing of Black people on the planet. There are numerous other films … Continue reading Kunta Kinteh & His Descendants Were Real Here’s The Proof & Video of Their Graves ~ Haki Kweli Shakur
Haitian history is defined by turmoil and upheaval, victory and freedom. In 1804, Haitian slaves won what is still regarded as the only successful slave revolution in history, to … Continue reading Steeped in Tradition: Best Books to Understand Haiti’s Past and Present
In 2016, the United Nations acknowledged that the United States owes reparations to the descendants of former slaves. So far, there has been no acknowledgement of this in Washington. Source: U.S. … Continue reading U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel – The Washington Post
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a global leader in the reparations discourse. Two Caribbean nationals, lawyer David Commissiong, and historian Professor Pedro Welch, both from Barbados, speak about the importance of keeping the issue of reparations for the descendants of victims of the slave trade within the public consciousness.
African slaves in North America didn’t know how majestic they were before slavery; they just knew how oppressed they were. Many Black people still don’t remember our great past.
During the Spanish Civil War a German anarchist and historian serving with the International Brigade discovered an account of how a Florentine nun led a mission to Hayti, Spain’s first … Continue reading Hayti: A Free eBook by Kurtis Sunday
This article examines the impact of gun control in the USA from the point of view of Black owners of guns. Since Caucasian settlers needed to defend themselves against the … Continue reading A Black Radical Defense of the Second Amendment | Black Agenda Report
We just ‘heard’ through the Twitter grapevine (thank you, Bocas Lit Fest) of the sad news of the passing of Guyanese author Sir Wilson Harris. To echo Bocas Lit Fest, “Harris has been one of the Caribbean’s literary giants for half a century.” In his honor, we share an excerpt from a 2010 interview with […]
The image of the black panther is a symbol of Black Power, which bespeaks bravery, excellence and the willingness to use one’s skill to out-manoeuvre a cunning enemy with every … Continue reading The Black Panther: Symbol of Black Power in the Caucasian Paradigm