Godcast Episode 146: Resmaa Menakem

Great show…. 

 

Yanadameen Godcast Episode #146: New York Times Best Selling writer, author of “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies”, Resmaa Menakem joins the chat.

Godcast Episode 146: Resmaa Menakem – YouTube

8 African heroes who led massive slave rebellions in the Caribbean but are less celebrated – Face2Face Africa

I didn’t know about a bunch of these….

A little over the past decade, the stories of powerful kings and queens who worked hard at building powerful kingdoms and sustaining them for centuries have been unearthed to redefine the history of Africa as opposed to what has been fed to the masses by the West for several decades.

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How The Confederados Kept The Confederacy Alive In Brazil

Worst losers ever…. any wonder why racism is as big as it is in Brazil?

Rather than accept defeat, up to 20,000 die-hard Confederates moved to the slaveholding Empire of Brazil to establish colonies of Confederados. Their descendents still honor them today. Continue reading

Belgian Prince defends slave trader King Leopold II: ‘He built parks’

What do expect a devil to say?? I’m a demonic soulless individual???

In a jaw-dropping interview, Belgian Prince Laurent, the brother of King Philippe, attempted to defend his colonialist grandfather King Leopold II — who turned the Congo into a slave state — after statues of the man were torn down and defaced this week. Continue reading

Illegal Experiments The US Government Has Done On Its Own Citizens

This gubment is not to be trusted….

The United States Government has a deeply dark history of experimenting on its own citizens. That sentence alone screams conspiracy theory, but the US government and military really have performed illegal and unethical tests on unsuspecting victims. Often participants didn’t even know what was really going on or were in no position to refuse treatment. Many of the experiments were deadly or left the victims with lifelong health problems. From subjecting sailors to mustard gas in WWII to getting street workers to get their customers jacked up on LSD – this collection of sinister experiments and the reasons behind them will blow your mind. 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

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

After escaping a slave ship in the 1700s, this African chief became Florida’s most-feared pirate

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