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The following material is from the book Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts, by H. J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller, 2003   1884-1885 – Berlin West African Conference carves Africa into spheres of control   In the second half of the nineteenth century, after more than four centuries of contact, the European powers finally laid […]

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million In 37 Nations Since WWII  Above Photo: From PopularResistance.org.After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that […]

Malcolm X remains one of the most important figures of the American Civil Rights Movement, and his transformation into a vocal human rights activist added to his already impressive legacy. The man later known as el-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz came to relax some of his fiery politics that defined the earlier part of his time in the […]

“There’s no place like home.” To the Bedouin people, this “home” meant the entire Sahara desert. Traditional Bedouin are pastoral nomads, or wanderers who travel with herds of domesticated animals. They are constantly on the move, Life on the Desert Only around 20% of the Sahara looks like this sterotypical desert; the rest is rocky […]

The House of Rock. It’s not the name of a dance club or a new band. It’s actually a translation of the Shona word, “Zimbabwe.” Though not the best illustration of the modern African nation, this phrase is a perfect description of the ancient city within its borders known as Great Zimbabwe. Sixty acres of […]

In a small, tribal village nestled in the dense forestland’s of northwest Africa, an important meeting is called by the chief. Villagers anxiously assemble and chatter nervously as they await the news. A fire crackles as the chief and village elders deliver the proposal of an alliance. Several neighboring villages are soon to be united, […]

What would life be like if a magician ruled the land? The history of ancient Mali gives us some hints. The founder of this West African kingdom was well known among his people as a man of magic with more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Mali: A Cultural Center Mansa Musa, greatest king […]

Between the 9th and 11th centuries C.E., the kingdom of Ghana was so rich that its dogs wore golden collars, and its horses, which were adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets. Based on animal luxuries alone, it is no wonder that foreigners touted Ghana’s kings as the richest men in the world. […]

Upon Africa’s soils our prehistoric relatives have walked side by side. From its territories, great civilizations have risen to glory. Through its peoples, astounding cultures have grown and flourished. Yet many myths remain about Africa.   Why is such an important place so stigmatized and misunderstood? Africa Africa’s Great Rift Valley is the largest landform […]

  by William Campbell Douglas, M.D. from HealingTools Website There is no question mark after the title of this article because the title is not a question. It’s a declarative statement. WHO, the World Health Organization, murdered Africa with the AIDS virus. That’s a provocative statement, isn’t it? The answers to this little mystery, Murder […]