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Forty Years Ago, The CIA Had Its Eye On Jamaica—And Bob...

AFRICANGLOBE - Two nights before a much awaited national show, two carloads of armed men drove into Bob Marley’s Hope Road yard and shot up the place. Whether the CIA was connected to the attack is unclear. But Marley was stirring up the populace with lyrics of resistance and revolution, inciting the people to think breaking from “the system” was a good idea.

Sam Cooke Remembered 50 Years After His Death

AFRICANGLOBE - Sam Cooke was a groundbreaking singer/songwriter/producer and entrepreneur. Fifty years after his death, Cooke is still getting his props. Cooke’s premature death, in December 11, 1964, cut short a brilliant career. He lived only 33 years and was an innovator and a role model.

Everywhere Is War

AFRICANGLOBE - Summer approaches and the stench of war is all around. The notion that the US regularly commits war crimes and that polished, well-educated men like John Kennedy and Barack Obama are war criminals is unthinkable; war criminals look like Osama bin-Laden and Saddam Hussein and those other nasty people far away, over there.

When Will “Modern” Africans Free Themselves From Mental Slavery?

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. For none but ourselves can free your mind”, -Bob Marley. For many years, this has been the cry of Bob...

From Bob Marley To Marcus Garvey To The Fighting Maroons of...

The uplifting, inspiring, empowering music of Bob Marley is to reggae what the rousing, revolutionary music of Public Enemy is to the pop tunes...

Africans Unite! Ethiopians Unite!

AFRICANGLOBE - The process of unifying a people is difficult and the road to unity is often littered with the debris of historical grievances, rancor and bitterness. That road must be repaved and repaired with good will and new values of dignity and equality in a genuine understanding of a common humanity. The search for and achievement of unity does not happen overnight, nor does unity by itself solve all problems. But where there is unity among the people, they are in a much better position to resolve disputes and solve problems. Where there is unity, the disagreement is never about the destination, only about the paths to be taken to that destination.