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, … Continue reading The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass

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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, … Continue reading Economic Exploitation During Colonial Period

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 … Continue reading Sixty dead in Gaza and the end of Israeli conscience

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 … Continue reading The Black Colonists

#IfSlaveryWasAChoice

#IfSlaveryWasAChoice Colonialism may not have happened Balance of world power may not have been lopsided Africa may not have been mere source of raw materials Africa may not have been a third world continent Africa may be seen, treated and recognized as equal #IfSlaveryWasAChoice Racism may not be in the world “Black” may not have … Continue reading #IfSlaveryWasAChoice

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

By Jason Hickel Via Guardian We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the … Continue reading Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

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 … Continue reading Remembering Fela 20 Years Later