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AFRICANGLOBE - In academic and political lectures, when I refer to the negative psychological and economic impact slavery has had on Black people, my questioners usually retort: "You have to bring up slavery again?" The same people who object to my bringing up slavery's impact upon Black people have no objections when Jews urge their people: "Never forget!" This raises the question: Why should Black people forget about slavery when Haiti, well into the 20th century, paid reparations to France for having fought for and won their freedom?
AFRICANGLOBE - White people! YOU are the problem. YOU stand in the way of progress, of ending racism. Nothing in white people's experience comes close to the suffering of Black people. Nothing. And you inflicted this suffering upon us. You white people owe us Black people a tremendous debt - still unpaid. How terrified you must be. This fear is further evidence that you know you owe us a debt.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ramesses II (alternative spellings: Ramses, Rameses and known to the Egyptians as Userma’atre’setepenre, which means ‘Keeper of Harmony and Balance, Strong in Right, Elect of Ra’, known also as Ozymandias and as Ramesses the Great) was the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty. Ramesses lived to be 96 years old, had over 200 wives and concubines, 96 sons and 60 daughters, most of whom he outlived.
AFRICANGLOBE - Comedian Chris Rock famously joked that in many schools, African-American history is often limited to the study of Martin Luther King. With Black History Month coming to an end, we wanted to highlight five slightly lesser-known African-American geeks that have made enormous contributions to society. One amazing thing to keep in mind is that most of these men and women were geeks at a time when most Blacks in the US didn’t even have access to education.
AFRICANGLOBE - The United States has a “long history” of police brutality against African-Americans, where Blacks are “frequently” murdered by US law enforcement agencies. Violence and brutality is deeply rooted in the American police culture.
AFRICANGLOBE - Barack Obama has told African leaders to stop “making excuses” for ongoing economic problems and to look for solutions rather than blaming the past. Ahead of a summit of African leaders at the White House next week, the US president tried to dispel the notion that poverty and under-development on the continent results purely from the “onerous debt imposed by the west”.
AFRICANGLOBE - Fifteen-year-old Anthony Stokes has less than six months to live unless he receives an emergency heart transplant. But his family has been told that Anthony doesn’t qualify for the transplant list because he has a “ history of non-compliance” — partly due to his history of earning low grades and having some trouble with the law.
Usain Bolt has become just the second man in history to win back-to-back 100m titles after running an extraordinary 9.63sec to smash his own...
Questioned last week on the BBC's Hardtalk about the connection between Rwanda and the M23 rebel movement in eastern Congo, President Paul Kagame denied...
AFRICANGLOBE - Dr. Chancellor James Williams (1898-1992) was an African American sociologist, historian and writer. Of the recent towering figures in the struggle to completely eradicate the pervasive racial myths clinging to the origins of Nile Valley Civilization, few scholars have had the impact of Dr. Chancellor James Williams.
This is a big one: Kenya has found oil. Triumphantly waving little bottles of the stuff around, Kenyan government officials think they've hit the...
The U.S. Congress two years ago acknowledged the work of enslaved Africans in building the United States Capitol, and a lawmaker Thursday argued that...
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