African History

Benin Punitive Expedition 1897

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2HHWsr3A2M This short video explains in brief detail the Benin Punitive Expedition of 1897 and the resultant pillage of the kingdom by the British. But then one important issue must be attended to in this narrative. Towards then end of this video the narrator undoubtedly acknowledge the technical sophistication of the works of arts of… Continue reading Benin Punitive Expedition 1897

Africa, History, Humanity

What are slaves?

Slavery is a state of being or existence where man ceases to be master of his own destiny, it is a situation where an individual becomes property of another to be used and discarded, and for centuries millions were used and discarded, as one would an object. Man from time immemorial man subjugates fellow man… Continue reading What are slaves?

African Americans

Book of the Month: Before the Mayflower

  Before the Mayflower By Lerone Bennett Jr.   What is Africa to me: Copper sun or scarlet sea, Jungle star or jungle track, Strong bronzed men, or regal black Women from whose loins I sprang When the birds of Eden sang?                              Countee Cullen     (Click the link below to get pdf version)… Continue reading Book of the Month: Before the Mayflower

African Americans, History

Slaves’ Song

  The fuddling, dancing and “jubilee beating” was carried on in all directions. The latter performance was strictly southern. It supplied the place of violin, or of other musical instruments, and was played so easily that almost every farm had its “Juba” beater. The performer improvised as he beat the instrument, marking the words as… Continue reading Slaves’ Song

History

Book of the Month: Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology

Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology By Chiekh Anta Diop   I dedicate this book to the memory of Ailoune Diop who died on the battlefield of African culture. Alioune, you knew what you came to do on this earth: A life entirely dedicated to others, nothing for yourself, everything for others, a heart filled… Continue reading Book of the Month: Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology

Africa, African Economy, Culture, Leadership, Politics

Book of the Month- Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State

Interview With Chiekh Anta Diop by Carlos Moore Africa's Political Unity AFRISCOPE: Since the early 1960's the African Continent has shown itself to be coup prone. How do you account for the growing political instability of African regimes? DIOP: I had foreseen the 'South-Americanization' of the African continent and in my work, Les Fondaments culturels,… Continue reading Book of the Month- Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State