African Economy, Economy

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

By Jason Hickel Via Guardian We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the… Continue reading Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

World Politics

Al-Gaddafi’s Evergreen UN Speech 2009

In the Name of God. In the name of the African Union, I would like to greet the members of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and I hope that this meeting will be among the most historic in the history of the world.In the name of the General Assembly at its sixty-fourth session,… Continue reading Al-Gaddafi’s Evergreen UN Speech 2009

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

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

Humanity

LANGUAGE AND THE DESTINY OF MAN

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