All in Africa and the Diaspora
Today I spoke with Wendi Muse and we had an incredible discussion about Brazil and the complicated political upheaval currently going on in that country. There has been a political assassination, former President Lula faces jail time, and fears that the 2018 elections might be canceled.
Those things and more are discussed in this important interview.
South Africa's Parliament, through influence by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Julius Malema, has voted to reclaim stolen land currently controlled by the minority white population.
Nkosinathi Nkomo was found dead in December of 2017 after unveiling a water purification system that he wanted to use to help the people of Cape Town who are in the middle of a water crisis. This story was discussed on today's live stream as well as Angela Davis and her role in exposing the realities of the prison-industrial complex in America.
Donald Trump, racist President of America, it has been revealed called Haiti and African nations "shitholes" when it came to a discussion he was having with a group of lawmakers about immigration.
Libya has been in the news again recently and not for a good reason. Slave trading of black men and women has become rampant in the North African nation that used to be one of the most successful countries on the continent. Now U.S. interventionism has turned Libya into a terror state where black people are traded like it's 1790.
The newly-elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, made a rather ignorant, and some say, racist comment recently regarding Africa and why a Marshall Plan for the continent is not possible
As we watch the 'Roots' remake and acknowledge all of the suffering Black Americans have endured, let's not forget where we came from and the great things our ancestors did before bondage. What languages did they speak? What ethnic groups did they come from? Most importantly what Empires did they build that we are direct descendants of? We're going to delve deep into the hidden Islamic ancestry of many African-Americans and dispel the notion that all we've ever been were slaves.
The new Roots remake is here and there are different ways of interpreting the history it portrays. Many are supportive, many question the repetitive nature of the slave film revival. We do our best at giving both arguments their due and get to the point of why certain stories are told over other stories of a more revolutionary nature.
For many years people of European descent have whitewashed many non-European cultures and turned them into something other than what they originally were. Whether we're talking about Ancient Kemet, al-Andalus (Moorish Spain), or the original Native Americans...the agenda remains the same. This blog entry has been inspired by recent films such as 'Gods of Egypt' and 'Exodus' and asks the question, "Why is it in 2016 we're still debating something that was solved over two decades ago?" The Africanity of the Ancient Kemetians is not only no longer in doubt, the idea that Kemet was White should be relegated to mythology at this point. After reading this you will no longer wonder were the Ancient Egyptians black or not.