Welcome to the
August 2016 Vol 30
Marcus Garvey's Legacy
He had a background in printing and published his first newspaper, The Watchman, in 1909. He left Jamaica in 1910 for Central America, settling first in the coastal town of Limon, Costa Rica, where he published a small newspaper. He would also spend time in Honduras and Belize. Garvey in 1911, went on to edit the newspaper, La Nacionale in Colon, Panama, before returning to Jamaica briefly in 1912, he again left in 1913 when he moved to England and worked with the enigmatic Sudanese-Egyptian nationalist Duse Mohamed Ali, in London, on the staff of Ali"s influential pan-African journal, The African Times and Orient Review.
Miseducated to Serve the Agenda of
the Ruling White Elites
When your entire history has been taught to you by your former enslavers, colonizers, and oppressors everything that you've been taught are lies that have been rewritten to favor them-and to control you. Imagine that a invader broke into a home to rob it of all its natural resources and wealth. Then while leaving the home in ruins, the invader kidnapped the children from the home to work as his slaves. This invader, fearing an eventual retribution from these enslaved children, would logically find it necessary to implement systems to ensure that these children would remain loyal to him. Because while the invader, through his military strength can rob and the destroy the children's home, he cannot win their loyalty, or sustain peace with them for long unless systems are put in place to keep the enslaved children loyal, or to suppress dissent among them. To protect himself from retribution, from these enslaved children, the invader would have to give them an education that causes them to admire and revere him.
Embrace Everything African
Agenda 2063 is our response as to what we as Africans need to do for us to achieve our dream of the Africa we want. The Agenda sets out the approach as to how the continent should effectively learn from the lessons of the past, build on the progress now underway and strategically exploit all possible opportunities available in the immediate and medium term, to ensure positive socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years” said the Minister of Economic Planning, Hon Tom Alweendo, when he addressed a Ministerial Follow-up committee earlier this week in Windhoek.
Africa is Now Slowly Rising from the Ashes
Slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism shaped our continent and left us underdeveloped, writes Baleka Mbete. As we concluded Africa Month, when we celebrated the birth in 1963 of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union (AU), we must take the time to sharpen our resolve to overcome the challenges standing in the way of building a better Africa.
Brazil’s Police War Against Its Black Population
African Diaspora: 8 Non-African Countries With The Highest Black Populations - See more at: http://afkinsider.com/126960/8-non-african-countries-large-black-populations/?utm_source=AFKInsider+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ea26a0606d-AFKInsider_Newsletter_6_9_166_8_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0aff70cb26-ea26a0606d-177209109#sthash.jeT4WK7Y.dpuf
AFRICANGLOBE – As Salvador was kicking off Carnival, Brazil’s biggest party, a somber event was taking place in a poor neighborhood far from the gaudy music-blaring floats and drunken revelers. A few dozen residents of Cabula, the cinder-block favela, gathered to commemorate the murder of eight yhoung Black men and four Black teenagers on Feb. 6, 2015.
Hundreds of Jail Deaths After Sandra Bland’s Could Have Been Prevented
The Huffington Post gathered names, causes of death, dates of arrest and death, and other data for more than 800 people who died in jails and police lockups in the year following Sandra Bland’s death on July 13, 2015. Because it is so difficult to obtain details of fatalities that occur in jails, many of the deaths in this database have not previously been reported. A number of states collect some form of death data from all their jails. In others, the reporting process is far from comprehensive
With the creation of an all-Africa passport,
a push toward African unity?
The African Union is set to launch a common electronic passport that would grant visa-free travel to all of its 54 member-states, a move that hits at the organization’s long-running goal of more closely linking nations from across the continent.
The passport will first be issued to heads of state and senior officials at the AU’s summit in Kigali, Rwanda, later this month, with the Union saying it aims to provide passports to all African citizens by 2020.
10 African Countries With The Lowest Unemployment
Africa has one of the highest levels of unemployment in the world. Since 2000, more than 27,000 Africans have died while trying to illegally enter Europe via the sea. The search for jobs and an escape from high levels of poverty across the continent is a major motivation.Though unemployment in some African nations reportedly remains higher than 25 percent, general numbers are improving, and many believe that emerging economies in Africa are set to expand rapidly in the coming years.
Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture
For most people the idea of Black History month is relegated to the African-American experience in the United States. While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important. The central link in the Middle Passage is Brazil. Today Brazil has the largest population of Black origin outside of Africa, estimated at 90 million people.
The Sacred Spirits of African Slaves:
Kochi’s Unique History
A dark past, unkown to most, haunts many parts of Kochi. Centuries after African slaves were brought to these shores by the Portuguese, many stories and beliefs have evolved about them. Several parts of Kochi are dotted with remnants of slavery. Although it is unclear how these slaves came to be called kappiri, it is believed that the word might have its roots in the term “kaffir”.