Why African Spirituality Became Associated With Satan

Good reading…

“You must stop your Satanic idol-worship”, “You devil worshipper”, “You will go to Hell”. These are all common derogatory comments I have received as a third-generation practitioner of Vodu, an ancient West African spiritual and herbal practice, mostly by Christians that preached their faith on me. At first, I used to react harshly to them which normally ended in both parties arguing, sometimes even ending in insults. As I grew older, I realized that most people who hold such views have little knowledge about African history or spiritual traditions. In this article, I will shed light on some reasons why African spiritual and herbal traditions like Vodu have historically been and continue to be stigmatized and associated with Satan or the devil. Continue reading

Revealed: How Britons welcomed black soldiers during WWII, and fought alongside them against racist GIs

Even Brits were less racist (if possible) than good ol AmeriKKKans….

Black American GIs billeted in the UK during WWII found warm welcome from British families, in contrast to vicious racist abuse meted out by their fellow countrymen Continue reading

Dr. Anthony Browder on the David Banner Podcast

Didn’t know he was from the west side and one of the better DB shows…. I like DB and he’s a very cool cat in person but the show IMO sometimes just be chaotic to me with DB goin crazy with the FX…

Growing up in Chicago and making his way to the banks of Luxor, Egypt, the David Banner podcasts introduces you to esteemed guest Anthony Browder, the first African American man to fund and coordinate an archeological dig in Egypt. This episode walks us through the oldest documented civilization and helps us to understand how obtaining forbidden knowledge can help us unlock our truth and live a better life after life.

Growing up in Chicago and making his way to the banks of Luxor, Egypt, the David Banner podcasts introduces you to esteemed guest Anthony Browder, the first African American man to fund and coordinate an archeological dig in Egypt. This episode walks us through the oldest documented civilization and helps us to understand how obtaining forbidden knowledge can help us unlock our truth and live a better life after life.

via Dr. Anthony Browder pt. 1 (Episode #49) – YouTube

The Idlewild Resort: Once the Largest, Most Successful Resort in the Midwest for Black People

For thousands of Black people it became a refuge, a place to relax and have fun. But for others it was the first time they could have their own property. For them, the Idlewild Resort in Michigan wasn’t just a getaway, it was home. Continue reading

Shedding Light on Sundown Towns: ProPublica Illinois Investigates

Funny this topic been popping up of late…

The term “sundown town” is familiar to many African Americans.
These were towns across the United States where black Americans knew they weren’t welcome after dark.
A new ProPublica Illinois story examines the racist legacy of one such town in Illinois called Anna.
Below, a Q&A with ProPublica Illinois reporter Logan Jaffe. Continue reading

Scholars focus on the Arab trans-Saharan slave trade

Scholars from universities in and outside Africa gathered in the Nigerian city of Calabar recently to examine the role of Arab merchants in the trans-Saharan slave trade, which lasted for 17 centuries. For various reasons, the trans-Saharan slave trade – unlike trans-Atlantic slavery – is under-studied. 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