Does  an  African Philosophy Exist?

The  Egyptian  Contribution  to  World  Philosophical  Thought In  the  classical  sense  of  the  term,  a  philosophical  thought  must  bear  out  at  least two  fundamental  criteria:  1. It  must  be  conscious  of  itself,  of  its  own  existence,  as  a  thought. 2. It  must  have  accomplished,  to  a  sufficient  degree,  the  separation  of  myth from  concept.  Through  examples  given …

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass

A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability,…

Economic Exploitation During Colonial Period

Introduction Europe’s imperial incursion into Africa in the 19th century is generally referred to as “New Imperialism”. Scholars have attributed different motives to the spread of Europe’s imperialism and subsequent colonization of Africa. Some scholars believed that humanitarian concerns, the need to end slavery by introducing legitimate commerce, to “civilize” the “backward” races of Africa,…

Sixty dead in Gaza and the end of Israeli conscience

17 May 2018 The following article by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy was first published on hareetz.com Via johnpilger.com When will the moment come in which the mass killing of Palestinians matters anything to the right? When will the moment come in which the massacre of civilians shocks at least the left-center? If 60 people slain…

The Black Colonists

Bro’s and sisters, if you want to know how corrupt this country is, that word “corruption” has lost its meaning here! –Fela Anikulapo Kuti Colonialism is a system of economic exploitation, political domination and also of cultural suppression, under the guise of “civilizing” mission and service to humanity. Colonization of African countries by the Europeans…

Remembering Fela 20 Years Later

Music is an integral part of human culture that entails deliberate arrangement of sounds in particular way to achieve a specific kind of sounds with melodious or rhythmic effect. Music can be a great source of pleasure, a carrier of great message, a reminder of the past or a vehicle to express people’s aspirations, desires…