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
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
Reminds me to go finish Freedom Cry….
He has been described as Florida’s most renowned black pirate who used the island of Elliott Key, and other hiding places along the Southeast Florida coast to conduct raids on unsuspected ships and villages.
Black Caesar became notable during the “golden age” of piracy, that is, in the late 1600s and early 1700s, when pirate ships were one of the few places black men could earn power and wealth. Continue reading
We need to see more of this… especially the babies…
The nation’s largest slave revolt took place upriver from New Orleans, beginning 208 years ago along the German Coast area of St. John the Baptist Parish. But it remains unknown to many people, even in south Louisiana. An event this weekend could help change that. Continue reading
Damn Arabs…. their hatred of us from being shunned back in the days will never wane… this is just a tech upgrade smh
Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram are enabling an illegal online slave market by providing and approving apps used for the buying and selling of domestic workers in the Gulf. Continue reading
Of course coming from the Wall Street Journal, there is propaganda and YT passing the blame but shit is real…
This August marked 400 years since the first documented enslaved Africans arrived in the U.S. In 1619, a ship reached the Jamestown settlement in the colony of Virginia, carrying “some 20 and odd Negroes” who were kidnapped from their villages in present-day Angola. The anniversary coincides with a controversial debate in the U.S. about whether the country owes reparations to the descendants of slaves as compensation for centuries of injustice and inequality. It is a moment for posing questions of historic guilt and responsibility.
Tiffany & Co.
Iconic high-end jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. would have never been built into an empire
if its founder, Charles Tiffany, hadn’t made his fortune in the 1800s in the cotton
industry, built on the backs of enslaved people.
New York Life
Like Aetna and many other insurance companies, New York Life got its start by selling life
insurance for enslaved people to their owners – thus directly profiting off the slave trade.
JP Morgan Chase
Now one of the largest banks in America, JP Morgan Chase literally owned slaves,
because it accepted them as collateral and took ownership in the case of default.
In 2005, Chase apologized and offered $5 million in scholarships to Black students as
reparations – but given the bank makes almost $10 BILLION a year in profit, the gesture
One of the largest railroad corporations in the Southeast and Eastern U.S., CSX’s railroad
tracks were built by slave labor – as were most railroad tracks throughout America.
Countless newspaper brands still publishing today, like USA Today, once published ads
for the buying and selling of slaves, which were a huge portion of the newspapers’
via The Companies Built On The Backs Of Our Enslaved Ancestors | PushBlack Now
The real heros behind the white abolitionist….
Every October, on the anniversary of the raid that helped fuel the Civil War, much attention is focused on Brown, not on his African American soldiers. Continue reading