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
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?
Alex Haley Roots First published in 1974 Click the link below to download the full pdf version. http://crasseux.com/books/Alex_Haley-Roots.pdf
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
LANGUAGE AND THE DESTINY OF MAN By Chinua Achebe In his long evolutionary history, man has scored few greater success that his creation of human society. For it is on that primeval achievement that he has built hose special qualities of mind and of behavior which, in his own view at least, separate him from … Continue reading LANGUAGE AND THE DESTINY OF MAN
BY HENRY JOHN DREWAL, JOHN PEMBERTON III, AND ROWLAND ABIODUN The Yoruba World The Yoruba speaking peoples of Nigeria and the Popular Republic of Benin, together with their countless descendants in other parts of Africa and the Americas, have made remarkable contributions to world civilization. Their urbanism is ancient and legendary, probably dating to A.D. … Continue reading The Yoruba World
Eshu When he is angry he hits a stone until it bleeds. When he is angry he sits on the skin of an ant. When he is angry he weeps tears of blood. Eshu, confuser of men. The owner of twenty slaves is sacrificing, So that Eshu may not confuse him. Eshu confused the newly … Continue reading Eshu