Welcome to the
October 2016 Vol 32
The History of Colonial Destruction
In October every second week on Monday, Columbus Day is celebrated in western culture in general and in the America’s specifically. This is an American tradition and school children of all ages are taught about his so-called discovery of his New-World. Annual parades are given around the country, and every year dignitaries participate in these festivities. Unfortunately, most people celebrate his holiday without knowing the truth about Columbus’s purpose for taking such risky voyages, and his horrendous behavior against the indigenous population, together with brutality against his own men.
An Instrument of US Imperial Conquest
US-dominated NATO threatens world peace. It’s for offense, not defense. No threats exist except invented ones, lamely justifying the unjustifiable. Washington uses the alliance to advance its imperium, hanging a sword of Damocles over humanity.Claiming NATO’s resolve is to confront a “resurgent Russia” masks its aim to be a world policeman, a global alliance operating on every continent, an enforcer of US foreign policy – an agenda of endless wars, elimination of all independent governments, puppet regimes replacing them, planet earth colonized.
Religion Is A Gigantic Fraud
Intelligent men do not decide any subject until they have carefully examined both or all sides of it. Fools, cowards, and those too lazy to think, accept blindly, without examination, dogmas and doctrines imposed upon them in childhood by their parents, priests, and teachers, when their minds were immature and they could not reason. [Some] 433,000,000 Mohammedans believe that the Koran was brought by an angel from heaven; 335,000,000 Hindus believe one of their gods, Siva, has six arms; 153,000,000 Buddhists believe they will be reincarnated; 904,000,000 Christians believe a god made the world in six days, Joshua stopped the sun by yelling at it, and Jesus was born of a virgin and nullified natural laws to perform miracles.
African Nationalism is NOT Pan-Africanism!
There have been various black leadership personalities and black spokespersons that have risen to national and international prominence since our sojourn in America (1555 to Present), which have shaped and impacted the intellectual landscape of the so-called African American, but perhaps none have had the lasting affects as Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940) and WEB Dubois (1868-1963) on the organizational and intellectual development on those who followed; these two, (along with Booker T. Washington) individuals truly laid the modern leadership foundation for most black leaders that followed after them.
Hennessy’s Popularity Is Not Due To Hip Hop.
The Story Is Much Deeper Than That.
“I found a picture from 10 years ago, back in college, and I had a fifth of Hennessy V.S. in my hand,” said Kevin Madden, Möet Hennessy USA’s Associate Manager of Multicultural Marketing, when asked about his first experience with cognac. When I asked him what drew him to try cognac in the first place, he described growing up witnessing his grandfather drink dark liquor, followed by the hype of hip hop lyrics that continued to heighten his interest.ss.
UN apologizes for peacekeepers abuse, cholera in Haiti
By Senabri Silvestre
SANTO DOMINGO, Dom. Rep.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized Tuesday for a cholera epidemic in Haiti and sexual abuse attributed to the organization’s peacekeepers in different countries."These two issues have tarnished the reputation of the United Nations and, much worse, traumatized many people ... already affected by armed conflict," Ban said during an address to the annual General Assembly meeting.Just months before the end of his second term, Ban urged member states and the UN to strengthen zero tolerance policies against abuse crimes, stressing that those assigned to protect others "should never become predators".Read More
African media should take the lead in telling the 'African story'
The early generations of Pan African journalists, at the turn of the nineteenth century, realised that they needed to give voice to the aspirations of their people. Many started their own newspapers. The mass media on the continent and beyond played a critical role in the struggles for liberation. It exposed the cruelty and exploitation of colonialism, and played a role in mobilizing the African people towards their liberation struggles.
Afro-Turks are Fighting to Reclaim Their Heritage and Identity
Although this is unknown to many, there are up to 100,000 people of African descent in the nation of Turkey. A legacy of the Ottoman Empire and of the African slave trade, Afro-Turks, as they are called, have lost their language and have a renewed interest in discovering who they are and from whence they came. As The Global Dispatches reported in 2010, while slavery existed in the Ottoman Empire from the 14th century until the 19th century, enslaved people came from the Balkans and the Caucasus until the late 1800s, with the abolition of “white” slavery in these regions after pressure from the European nations.
Tidbits of History
North African History
In many cases, the demographic history of North Africa closely parallels that of the United States: In that Europeans, and in this case Turks also: first colonize, and then the descendants of the colonizers fight a war of liberation from their original homelands, for sole claim to the conquered territories. And as in the Americas, the native populations were massacred, marginalized, impoverished, and relegated to the hinterlands. The difference being that Americans don't claim to be the native and original people.
Africans in New World’s Colonies
The history of African peoples in the New World is a complex story. Especially complex is the nuances of the African experience in the Spanish Colonies from the 1500s through the 1800s. The Spanish Colonies at their height stretched from southern Florida in the east to southern California in the west and as far south as the southernmost tip of South America. While the African American narrative in the United States is almost always tied to slavery, this wasn’t necessarily the case in most areas of New Spain, now Mexico, and the American Southwest, and other portions of the Spanish Colonies.