Poetry

BLACK WOMAN – By Leopold Sedar Senghor

BLACK WOMAN - By Leopold Sedar Senghor Naked woman, black woman Clothed with your colour which is life, with your form which is beauty! In your shadow I have grown up; the gentleness of your hands was laid over my eyes. And now, high up on the sun-baked pass, at the heart of summer, at… Continue reading BLACK WOMAN – By Leopold Sedar Senghor

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Pan-African Scholarship, Uncategorized

Book of the Month: Cheikh Anta Diop – Precolonial Black Africa pdf

Book of the Month: Cheikh Anta Diop - Precolonial Black Africa pdfPrefaceUntil now (1960, date of the first edition), the history of Black Africa has always been written with dates as dry as laundry lists, and no one has almost ever tried to find the key that unlocks the door to the intelligence, the understanding… Continue reading Book of the Month: Cheikh Anta Diop – Precolonial Black Africa pdf

Leadership, World Politics

THE COLONIAL MACHINATIONS OF MANDELA DAY!

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The African people’s struggle for liberation started in the 1400’s when the continent was invaded by Europeans. Subsequently, millions of Africans were taken to the Americas as slaves. The African people’s struggle against white (European) domination produced leaders such as Toussaint L’Ouverture who defeated the French in Haiti in the 1700’s. This article will deliberately omit the invasion of ancient Egypt by the Hyksos and by Alexander before the Common Era as well as by the Muslims with their Jihads in the seventh century in the Common Era.

In South Africa, our struggle for liberation started when the Dutch people from Europe landed in this country in 1652. It did not start even with the establishment of the South African Native National Congress, the ANC’s predecessor in 1912, or with Nelson Mandela. Waves and waves of European invaders from England and other countries continued to come to South Africa and…

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Africa, Culture

ATUNWA: Reincarnation In Yoruba Cosmogony

Atunwa is reincarnation, according to Yorùbá theology.  It is one of the single, most important principles of our belief system and world view. In fact, it is absolutely safe to say that, “if you do not understand atunwa, nothing else you do in the Yorùbá religion will make any sense at all.”  Contrary to popular… Continue reading ATUNWA: Reincarnation In Yoruba Cosmogony

Leadership

SILENCED HEROES OF APARTHEID

“Here is a tree rooted in African soil, nourished with waters from the rivers of Afrika. Come and sit under its shade and become, with us, the leaves of the same branch and the branches of the same tree” -Robert Sobokwe SILENCED HEROES OF APARTHEID Nelson Mandela, in the Western media is often portrayed as a… Continue reading SILENCED HEROES OF APARTHEID

African History, History

Starting Point of African History

"The greatest crime you can commit is to teach a child that their history begins with invasion, enslavement and colonization."--RunokoRashidi Africa history started several millions of years ago when life first appear in embryonic form in the continent of Africa. Before there was any other history there was African history, the history of other races… Continue reading Starting Point of African History