How Damaging Is The Picture Of Hungry Looking African Child On The Posters Of Charitable Organizations To Our Image?

There are gruesome images of hungry black children on posters of charity organizations used to solicit for donations, the question that comes to mind sometimes is, what kind of impression does this image create in the mind of the public and what are its consequences for the black child, how does it affect the blackLire la suite « How Damaging Is The Picture Of Hungry Looking African Child On The Posters Of Charitable Organizations To Our Image? »

Where in pre-colonial Africa are African Americans from?

The vast majority of Africans in bondage were imported to North America from seven general regions of Africa. The list below includes the region name, estimated percentage of Africans from each region, and location description based on current day national borders: Senegambia-15% (coast between present day Senegal and Gambia) Sierra Leone/Winward Coast-16% (most of presentLire la suite « Where in pre-colonial Africa are African Americans from? »

5 Historic Examples of Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa) That Advanced The Black Community

Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) In 1914 Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the largest movement across territorial borders among the African peoples during the 20th century. By the early 1920s the UNIA could count branches in almost every Caribbean, Latin America, and sub-Saharan African country with membership swelling to 8 million. Under Garvey’sLire la suite « 5 Historic Examples of Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa) That Advanced The Black Community »

9 Things Verifying That European And American Economic Success Came From Slavery

Without the significant labor to cultivate the land Europeans claimed to have “discovered,” it would have been for naught. The notion of Europeans or Native Americans working the land was not seriously considered. It was the enslaved Africans who were put to work to grow the abundant land into livable housing, farms and other businesses.Lire la suite « 9 Things Verifying That European And American Economic Success Came From Slavery »

10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools

Teachers are some of my favorite people in the world. I mean I really love teachers! They tend to be enthusiastic about changing society, and more often than not, they care so deeply about their work and their students. What’s not to like? As a former teacher myself, I feel so very fortunate to meet teachers fromLire la suite « 10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools »

The Africans Who Civilized Rome – Jahdey

It is trite to say that the Romans were no great innovators of culture. They mostly copied the so-called “Hellenistic” and Egyptian high culutres. Yes, Rome may have conquered physically but she was conquered culturally. I will show you why. The religion of the Romans, their gods, their rites originally came from Egypt. There wereLire la suite « The Africans Who Civilized Rome – Jahdey »

The Impact of Trauma on the African Identity

In “Independence or Dependence: Psychological Colonization in the French Caribbean” one of the topics that I discuss is a poem titled “The Slave’s Lament” by Haitian poet Massillon Coicou. The poem is interesting for me because, as I explain in that essay, the slave in this poem comes to curse his own blackness rather than curse theLire la suite « The Impact of Trauma on the African Identity »

Colourism in Nollywood: How an industry propagates culture of self-hatred for dark-skinned girls

In the last decade, I have seen Nigerian movies pay attention to style more ever than before. Female actors in particular rock the latest trends in fashion, adorned in name brand stilettos even for scenes that do not necessarily require them, in top-notch facial makeover and hair styled in long Brazilian weaves. For critical viewersLire la suite « Colourism in Nollywood: How an industry propagates culture of self-hatred for dark-skinned girls »