African History Lesson : Yasuke [The African Samurai]

African History Lesson : Yasuke [The African Samurai]

    He was the  first Black Japanese Samurai in history and he was essentially one of the ‘Right Hand Men’ of the war lord of 16th century Japan:  Oda Nobunaga. Yasuke (彌介)  is what they called him, we are not too sure of his actual name but a recent discovery in a 2013 investigation by Discovery of(…)

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New Slaves : A word of advice.

New Slaves : A word of advice.

  Slavery is physical, slavery is psychological, slavery is financial. Institutional racism promotes financial slavery. Occupational stagnation and lower wages keeps us in our place, literally. You can’t move out the hood if you can’t afford to live in the white areas. If you want better then you will have to take a huge student(…)

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The Bitter truth that SOME Black People Avoid.

The Bitter truth that SOME Black People Avoid.

  Watch this video by Stephen A Smith. Everything he has said here is the truth.. you know the type of black people he is talking about. Lets not act ignorant just because we do not want to hear the truth. I am a black boy in college and i get called an uncle tom(…)

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  1. lala: Amen

Nigeria vs Boko Haram – What next?

Nigeria vs Boko Haram – What next?

Has the so called Giant of Africa fallen?  The nation is currently plagued by fundamentalist “Religious” terrorism and in a sad twisted irony, the current government have been embarrassed by the total lack of security and co-ordination in the country. It is one thing to claim the highest GDP turnover in Africa and boast about(…)

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Are you Ghetto, Ratchet or just living life ?

Are you Ghetto, Ratchet or just living life ?

Today’s teenagers  have perfect attendance at night clubs but miss school on a daily basis- Priorities? A culture formed over time; misplaced priorities and the “Live for today” mentality. This is a phenomenon widely seen across most races – Black, Hispanics, Whites etc.  Some people call it  “Ratchet”  others say it’s an attitude associated with(…)

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  1. Troy votes whig: Who would take the time to paint that?!

Celebrating Nigeria’s Independence – History Lesson 7

Celebrating Nigeria’s Independence – History Lesson 7

Life mask of Osifekunde commissioned by Pascal d’Avezac-Macaya around 1838 from “Africa Remembered: Narratives by West Africans from the Era of the Slave Trade” by Phillip d. Curtin. “Osifekunde of Ijebu” Osifekunde was an Ijebu man who was captured and sold to Brazilian slave merchants by Ijaw pirates when he was 20 years old in(…)

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Celebrating Nigeria’s Independence – History Lesson 6

Celebrating Nigeria’s Independence – History Lesson 6

  Margaret Ekpo, Activist, Feminist Country: Nigeria Margaret Ekpo (1914-2006) was a Nigerian women’s rights activist and social mobilizer who was a pioneering female politician in the country’s First Republic and was a leading member of a class of traditional Nigerian women activists, many of whom rallied women beyond notions of ethnic solidarity. She played(…)

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Celebrating Nigeria’s Independence – History Lesson 4

Celebrating Nigeria’s Independence – History Lesson 4

Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu at Nigerian-Biafran peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where the Emperor Haile Selassie is chairman of the committte. Aug 5 1968. We all know of the brutal civil war that lasted for 3 years between Nigeria and the Eastern part of the country. The eastern part of Nigeria [Mainly the ibos] wanted to(…)

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