Ethiopia Officially Bans Foreign Adoptions Of Its Children

When has dealings with ofays done Afrika any good?

Between 1999 and 2016, more than 15,000 children from Ethiopia were adopted by families in the United States, according to the U.S. State Department. However, the country’s parliament recently voted that it would no longer allow foreign adoption of its children. Continue reading

Roc Marciano Explains How His Sound Defined A Decade In Rap

Roc Marciano’s Rap career began before Y2K. However, the 2010s were a definitive decade for the Hempstead, Long Island MC/producer. After running with Flipmode Squad, co-founding The U.N., and putting in work with Pete Rock, Wu-Tang Clan, and others, the artist stepped forth. Continue reading

In ‘Overground Railroad’ retraces the vital history of the ‘Green Book.’

This is vastly different than that Hollyweird fantasy of the ‘Green Book’ .

Many African American families possess a cache of generational travelogues, packed tight and out of sight. These reminiscences, shared sparingly, if at all, do not for a moment romanticize the adventures of the open road. Continue reading

A little bit about “Sundown Towns”

If you are unfamiliar with the term Sundown Towns, here’s a good place to start and get research information and a book as well. These were places that blacks were not allowed after the sun went down… I personally know about Pekin, Illinois.

https://sundown.tougaloo.edu/sundowntowns.php

Addendum: Just found out about this TV program talking about Sundown Towns as well..

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/injustice-files/videos/sundown-towns-what-are-sundown-towns

 

 

 

 

Haile Selassie: The Self-Proclaimed ‘Caucasian’ Who Africans Mistook For A Black Saviour

Haile Selassie: The Self-Proclaimed 'Caucasian' Who Africans Mistook For A Black Saviour

I had heard things before along these lines but never read anything to confirm or deny any of it…

Haile Selassie described himself as a Caucasian, was not quick to abolish slavery and was the West’s ‘moderate’ dictator of choice. As Marcus Garvey said, the Emperor was just an ordinary man. Continue reading