by Dr. Ron Daniels
One of the most exhilarating and fulfilling experiences I have had recently was attending the Broadway Musical Fela, which depicts the life of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the flamboyant, defiant, multitalented, artistic phenom who challenged corruption and dictatorial rule in his native Nigeria and Africa. In a word, the Play is Phenomenal!
I first learned about Fela Kuti from Sandino Thompson, the son of Wayne Thompson, my long time friend and… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on December 31, 2009 at 10:22am —
“It Time to Win in 2010”
"Top 50 New Year’s Resolutions"
Cathy Harris, Empowerment & Motivational Speaker
(770) 873-2072… Continue
Added by Cathy Harris on December 30, 2009 at 10:24pm —
CHAMPIONS FOR NIGERIA ORGANISATION
(Leadership, Commitment, Dedication, Accountability, Excellence & Service)
Registered in England & Wales No. 06525454
"To celebrate genuine progress, excellence, commitment, selfless and unalloyed service to Nigeria and her people"
P O Box 45566, London NW1 9WQ, UNITED KINGDOM
Website: www.championsfornigeria.org Phone: 07939 804 121
Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on December 29, 2009 at 2:38pm —
B Bringing it, straight up, no holding back
U Unity cuz ya know its what we lack
I Illuminating ignorance and steps to eradicate it
L Love for all the righteousness we see
D Dignity for all humanity
I Involvement in the solution
N Nubians up to justice or revolution
G Gods bless the child, (that’s got his own).
Added by WordSlanger on December 28, 2009 at 8:19pm —
By Ezrah Aharone
While President Obama revs-up the war machinery during this holiday season as he simultaneously holds the Nobel Peace Prize, it brings ponder to the possibility of lasting peace, considering that this conflict also embodies a borderless ideological “collision of religions.”
Although 9/11 makes the US feel justified in droning Afghanistan into submission, a few factors are worth noting since the groups known as Al Qaeda, Taliban, and Islamists are… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on December 25, 2009 at 10:30am —
What will it take for a critical mass of African-Americans to hear our Ancestors cries from the countless graves in Britain --The Atlantic Ocean-- America , as well as the other countries marking the blood trail of the holocaust of enslavement and unjust enrichment? How do we give these our Ancestors reverence, acknowledgement, and last rites?! Somebody tell me... We must answer these questions!
The legacy of an inhuman trade
Added by Ari Merretazon on December 22, 2009 at 6:02am —
The Insurance Reform Program Reveal the ineffectiveness of Change By Obama
Written By Chief Elder Osiris
Email: O_akkebala2002@ yahoo.com
When he first came on the scene of big Time politics, I shared with you that this man is not who you want him to be and since Black people is so famish for Change and has been conditioned by the whip of religion to believe that meaningful change that will include the life of Black people,… Continue
Added by Osiris Akkebala on December 21, 2009 at 7:32am —
Coursework writing is really not a peanut as I took it in the beginning when I was assigned a college coursework. It was really tough to find coursework help, even online coursework help. But you know internet is a magical world, sooner or later you come to the right place. So did I when I started searching online coursework help. But it took a lot of time of mine to find the exact material for writing my college coursework.
It is very essential to have the correct guidelines for… Continue
Added by Janet Wilkins on December 21, 2009 at 12:46am —
Artist Merletta Martin, shown in her Bourne gallery, has developed a series of inspirational greeting cards with messages inside from prominent African-American businesspeople.
Added by Merletta J. Martin on December 20, 2009 at 11:36am —
DAVID A COMISSIONG:
LET’S HAVE A ‘PAN-AFRICAN COMMONWEALTH’
A call for the establishment of a ‘Pan-African Commonwealth or League of Nations’ comprised of all of the countries of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean that have been impacted by the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was one of the main outcomes of an historic Seminar on African, Caribbean and Latin American unity that was held in St Vincent on the 5th and 6th of December under the auspices of the Embassy… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on December 17, 2009 at 12:00pm —
December 17, 2009
Tiger Woods seems to be the talk of the town of late. I had decided not to write about the Woods’ situation, but after an avalanche of calls from friends and media, I deicide to share my thoughts on this issue. So, for my final column of the year, I will give you my take.
For those who have been living on another planet, let me give some background. Tiger Woods has been caught up in a storm of alleged mistresses who have come… Continue
Added by Raynard Jackson on December 17, 2009 at 12:00am —
The d'Zert Club and The African Genesis Institute are sponsoring a free, all expense paid, trip to Egypt, North Africa for 1000 students nationwide between the ages of 7 and 14 and 500 adult group leaders.
These travelers will participate in the Annual Teen Summit 1000.
The d'Zert Club is a Philadelphia-based, non-profit travel organization founded in 1997 by the husband and wife team of Ali and Helen Salahuddin. It… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on December 16, 2009 at 10:00am —
December 10, 2009
As the historic nature of Obama’s election begins to fade, the reality of Black’s expectations have begun to boil over. Obama received 96 % of the Black vote last year, but now they are asking, “where is the return on their investment?” This friction has recently spilled out into the public. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has finally grown some backbone and has publically challenged Obama on issues of particular concern to the Black… Continue
Added by Raynard Jackson on December 11, 2009 at 3:33pm —
The American Library Association's "Choice" granted permission to place the complete review of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" at http://www.jeffreybperry.net/bio.htm
. Perhaps you can share the link to this rare review ("Essential. All levels/libraries") with others. In particular, please share this with community and school librarians so that people will have access to Hubert Harrison's life story.
Added by Jeffrey B. Perry on December 10, 2009 at 11:23am —
Dear Mrs. Obama:
It is with highest homage and admiration to you that I write this letter. I am the Northeast Regional Representative, and Board Member, for the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America. The Reparations Movement, of which N’COBRA is a member, implores you to start a national dialogue on a reparations accord for Blacks in America. This national dialog must be firmly rooted in the historical context of the “trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the… Continue
Added by Ari Merretazon on December 9, 2009 at 4:50pm —
Belgian Paratroopers to Crush Rising Congo Rebellion?
With the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) engulfed in bloodshed and terrorism due to the secretive occupation and expansion by the Rwandan regime of Paul Kagame, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila has reportedly requested an immediate emergency military intervention from Belgium to crush a growing rebellion sparked by resistance forces in the far western Congo.
A rising alliance calling themselves “The… Continue
Added by KWASI Akyeampong on December 9, 2009 at 12:42pm —
after a careful and critical analysis of afrikan people in the united snakes of amerikkka, i have come to the conclusion that there are at least four types:
the afrikans are the one who know what it means to be afrikan. they are the ones who love being afrikan from head to toe. they love everything about themselves, especially the ones who have the dark skin, wide noses and full lips. they are the ones who are happy to be nappy and have ridden… Continue
Added by Mickel Hendrix aka Nat Turner on December 7, 2009 at 8:28pm —
ANTITHESIS – THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE AFRICAN UNION (AU) AND ITS CO-ORDINATION WITH THE ARAB LEAGUE FOR A VIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR THE UNITY OF AFRICANS
‘ The Africans may borrow a leaf from the Pan-Arab Movement and solidarity in terms of it’s form and structure but with different social and cultural content’ ( Nyaba 2007, 26)
Franz Fanon, the Algerian… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on December 7, 2009 at 5:54pm —
by Prof. Ali A. Mazrui
Never has the Black population in the United States been as diverse as it is today.
If Global Africa means people of African ancestry all over the world, the Black population of the United States is a microcosm of Global Africa. Today, this Black population includes people from literally every Black country in the world: from every member of the African Union, Organisation of American States and from other parts of the Black world as… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on December 7, 2009 at 4:30pm —
"Coming on the heels of the recent attack on the Moscow-Saint Petersburg train, this significant loss of life and multiple casualties are especially painful," said… Continue
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The United States said on Saturday that it was "deeply saddened" for the deadly fire in the Russian Urals city of Perm, in which at least 109 people were killed.
Added by bloglist on December 5, 2009 at 6:19pm —