Rebellion is Good – The Maroon People

Rebellion is Good – The Maroon People

The word “Maroon” actually has its birthplace in Latin vocabulary and it primarily means run-away or Fugitive. Today Maroons are scattered all over the globe depending on the circumstances surrounding the escape from slavery by their ancestors.  There are Maroons in Jamaica, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, Suriname, Haiti, Puerto Rico e.t.c. These group of people were(…)

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African Culture Insight – Ethnic Toposa women

Ethnic Toposa women in goat skins, sleeping cloths, and rosaries in Namorupus village, southern Sudan (now South Sudan). (Photographer: George Steinmetz – ASA). Fun Fact: They have traditionally lived by herding cattle, sheep and goats, and in the past were involved in the ivory trade. They have a tradition of constant low-level warfare, usually cattle(…)

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Sub-Saharan African companies are increasingly losing out on deals meant for African Economies.

Sub-Saharan African companies are increasingly losing out on deals meant for African Economies.

I will try to make this as Informal and simple as possible without confusing those of us who did not study Economics. Here it goes: When a developing country like Ghana for example is awarded a Foreign Aid grant of something like $300 million to build infrastructures (Hospitals, Bridges etc) the idea is that a(…)

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Bloomberg Study: Nigeria is the most stressed out country in the World.

Bloomberg Study: Nigeria is the most stressed out country in the World.

    Am I surprised? …. No, not at all. When you have a country like Nigeria that is deeply immersed in corruption – there isn’t much that would surprise you about the country. Bloomberg worded it this way:  ”Life is toughest in Nigeria, easiest in Norway“. They came to this conclusion after conducting a(…)

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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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  1. Tiffany Birch: If that's not Yasuke in the picture above the article then who is it? Great read.

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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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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