“In ‘The Rising of the Barbarians’ (Green Anarchy #13), the author lays out very clearly his influences for his ‘revolutionary perspective’ in order to draw out exactly where his lines of solidarity lie. I can respect his clarity on the subject, but I think it demands an equal response on my own part. Continue 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 →
what i don’t understand is why “we” keep expecting fairness and justice on stolen land and think “we” can beg our oppressors into doin “what is right” by us….
we know there are separate laws & treatment for “us” and “them”, so why do we kept acting surprised and taken aback when shit goes left for us…. “we” know “they” want to get rid of us if they can’t profit off of us in some kind of way….
the “system” isn’t designed to benefit “us” so why do “we” kept expecting to integrate into a broken system and fix it from the insides…. u either gonna bow down or get laid down….
why do “we” trust “their” directives when time and time again, they fuck us over…. why do “we” even listen to them at all? is it because “they” taught “us” to not trust each other and to believe in a deity in “their” image to put themselves subliminally as superior in “our” heads? Even when most of “their” esoteric knowledge was taught or stolen from “our” ancestors and used to empower themselves….
Do “we” think dressing like “them” , looking like “them” or buying “their” brand labeled goods will endear them to “us” and make them like us just a little more? Or is imitation the best form of flattery and submission?
if u didn’t know, “we” ran this mudball at one time…. and some of “us” were not kind beneficent rulers…. tyrants even… and this is the key to why “we” have no friends…. no one wants us back on top of things….
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 →
Although the English, later on, became notable African enslavers, the trade has its origins in the bosom of the Portuguese and Spanish.
The historical record holds that in 1502, Juan de Córdoba of Seville became the first merchant to send an African slave to the New World. Since it was only in its early stages, merchants were allowed by the Spanish authorities to sell only one to three enslaved Africans. Continue reading →
Following the discussion with Paul Guthrie, Lord Jamar opens the floor to the Nation of Islam to respond and the Yanadameen Godcast is pleased to welcome Dr Wesley Muhammad as a special guest.
Dr Wesley Muhammad speaks briefly about his background and introduction to not just the Nation of Islam but also to the Five Percent Nation, as well as sharing how he came to be in the privileged position of learning directly from Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Lord Jamar asks Dr Wesley Muhammad to respond directly to the points put forward by Paul Guthrie regarding specifically the charge that W.D. Fard was actually teaching Bhuddism and not Islam, and also the location of Mecca. Continue reading →
The Yanadameen Godcast this week features special guest Paul Guthrie who has been studying the teachings of Nation of Islam co-founder W.D. Fard and doing a critical analysis of his teachings. His studies have led him to question whether many of the beliefs held by followers of W.D. Fard are true or is their faith misplaced? Continue reading →