How this popular black evangelist colluded with FBI to destroy MLK in the 1960s

Some of our worst enemies look like us and work for them….

What many remember Solomon Lightfoot Michaux for was his captivating sermons, his powerful radio ministry, as well as, his activist ministry that assisted the poor and homeless. 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

 

 

 

 

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

Story of Ghanaian Slave Woman Who Led the Biggest Slave Revolt in The West Indies In 1733


There are tons of stories like this but u can’t expect YT to teach you about them…

When slavery is discussed in the media and is taught in schools, very little is mentioned of the strong and fierce resistance which Africans put up against the slavers and their accomplices. The bravery of African ancestors is often swept under the rug so that the new and coming generations would have a picture of weak and defeated ancestors. Continue reading

700,000 Ancient African Books Have Survived In Mali’s Timbuktu University

Not until recently did most commentators on African literary history believe that African societies had any form of writing tradition. Since the rediscovery of ancient manuscript collections, with some dating back to at least the 8th century AD, this perception has gradually lost popularity. Continue reading

How Whites Lynched Black Business Owners To Kill The Competition


YT always taking ish and claiming they’re self-made…FOH

Last week during the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee hearing about H.R. 40 and reparations, economist, author, political commentator and former president of Bennett College Julianne Malveaux reminded America of the many ways its dark history of racial violence against Black people continues to affect the group’s future. Continue reading

Mass Shootings Are Connected to America’s Legacy of Anti-Indigenous Violence

There have so far been more mass shootings in the U.S. in 2019 than days of the year. According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), there were 381 mass shootings as of November 29, the 333rd day of the year. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) doesn’t have a formal definition for mass shooting, the GVA defines it as any incident in which four or more people are shot or killed at one time, not counting the shooter. Continue reading