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

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

Culture

The Yoruba World

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

Leadership, Pan-Africanism, Politics

Engaging The Sterile and Vicious Politics of Ethnicity in Nigeria (Africa)

  Engaging The Sterile and Vicious Politics of Ethnicity in Nigeria (Africa). One of the greatest challenges Nigeria and indeed Africa has ever grappled with since independence is the problem of ethnic solidarity among the various ethnic groups constituting the diverse ethnic makeup within the territorial boundaries of African countries. Prior to Africa’s era of… Continue reading Engaging The Sterile and Vicious Politics of Ethnicity in Nigeria (Africa)

African Americans, Africans, Poetry

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

The Negro Speaks of Rivers Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967 I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the        flow of human blood in human vein. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut… Continue reading The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Africans, History, Politics

COLONIALISM AND THE TWO PUBLICS IN AFRICA: A THEORETICAL STATEMENT

COLONIALISM AND THE TWO PUBLICS IN AFRICA: A THEORETICAL STATEMENT PETER P. EKEH This paper argues that the experiences of colonialism in Africa have led to the emergence of a unique historical configuration in modern post-colonial Africa: the existence of two publics instead of one public, as in the West. Many of Africa’s political problems… Continue reading COLONIALISM AND THE TWO PUBLICS IN AFRICA: A THEORETICAL STATEMENT

Africans, History, Politics

Rwanda Genocide

Twenty Years Ago, The US was Behind the Genocide: Rwanda, Installing a US Proxy State in Central Africa By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, April 06, 2014 Global Research Author’s note The world  is currently commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The official story is that the genocide directed against the Tutsi population… Continue reading Rwanda Genocide