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

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

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 History, European, History

African View of Early Europeans

  Since the 15th century when the Europeans established permanent contact with Africa, so much has been written about the various divergent accounts of earliest European contact with different parts of Africa. On the contrary, little has been written and lend credence to concerning how Africans perceived the Europeans on their arrival or first European… Continue reading African View of Early Europeans

Imperialism, Leadership, Politics, World Politics

Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of imperialism

Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of imperialism Kwame Nkrumah 1965 INTRODUCTION THE neo-colonialism of today represents imperialism in its final and perhaps its most dangerous stage. In the past it was possible to convert a country upon which a neo-colonial regime had been imposed —Egypt in the nineteenth century is an example — into a colonial territory. Today… Continue reading Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of imperialism

Africans, Black Slave, History, Politics

The Counter-Revolution of 1776:Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America.

"From a very literal point of view, the harbours and the ports and the railroads of the country - the economy, especially in the south - could not conceivably be what they are if it had not been (and this is still so) for cheap labour. I am speaking very seriously, and this is not… Continue reading The Counter-Revolution of 1776:Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America.