Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is a classic of the Nigerian literary canon. It’s a story set in a period in which the tragic colonialization of Africa as just beginning, a … Continue reading A Look Back at Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart on its 60th Anniversary
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
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 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
I found this insight about Africans deeply interesting. I, myself, have not yet visited Africa, but I have a good friend who goes there all the time, and he makes the same observations – Africans are generous, good and trusting people. When Africans leave our Motherland and migrate to the Caucasian countries, they succumb to the Caucasian paradigm and the lethal conditions set up specially for them. I think Black people should definitely stop thinking within the Caucasian paradigm and get to know ourselves. We should stop regurgitating the Caucasian narrative about us, and begin to listen to our own people, our own teachers, our own elders.
There is a real – but largely concealed – war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia a
The lyrics of this song were taken from a speech delivered by the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie 1 at the United Nations General Assembly on October 4, 1963. Bob Marley’s recorded version of the speech hit the airwaves in 1976. Why are these words as relevant and urgent now, 53 years after they were originally penned?