African History, History, Imperialism

Book of the Month: King Leopold’s Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost By Adam Hochschild “A village which refused to provide rubber would be completely swept clean. As a young man, I saw [Fiévez's] soldier Molili, then guarding the village of Boyeka, take a big net, put ten arrested natives in it, attach big stones to the net, and make it tumble into the… Continue reading Book of the Month: King Leopold’s Ghost

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Africans

Statement: From Ferguson to New York to Palestine, Solidarity with the Resistance to Racist Oppression

“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” Frederick Douglass

Moorbey'z Blog

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them…Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people.”

– Assata Shakur

“I speak as a victim of America’s so-called democracy. You and I have never seen democracy – all we’ve seen is hypocrisy. When we open our eyes today and look around America, we see America not through the eyes of someone who has enjoyed the fruits of Americanism. We see America through the eyes of someone who has been the victim of Americanism. We…

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African History

Selected Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Africa…

1. The human race is of African origin. The oldest known skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans (or homo sapiens sapiens) were excavated at sites in East Africa. Human remains were discovered at Omo in Ethiopia that were dated at 195,000 years old, the oldest known in the world. 2. Skeletons of pre-humans have been… Continue reading Selected Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Africa…

African Americans, African History, History, Leadership, Politics

The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois To Burghardt and Yolande The Lost and the Found Of Our Spiritual Strivings O water, voice of my heart, crying in the sand, All night long crying with a mournful cry, As I lie and listen, and cannot understand The voice of my heart… Continue reading The Souls of Black Folk