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In order to receive development assistance, Tanzania has to give Western agribusiness full freedom and give enclosed protection for patented seeds. “Eighty percent of the seeds are being shared and sold in an informal system between neighbors, friends and family. The new law criminalizes the practice in Tanzania,” says Michael Farrelly of TOAM, an organic […]

A Briton has returned two statues taken from the Benin Kingdom 117 years ago during the invasion of Benin by British soldiers, prompting calls for other treasures to be repatriated. The return of two artefact which were among those looted from the palace of the Oba of Benin, Edo State, during the punitive expedition/invasion of […]

Yesterday (2K14) defendants Pope Francis Bergoglio, Catholic Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Pachon and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby were found guilty of rape, torture, murder and trafficking of children. Five judges of the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels determined that the crimes occurred as recently as 2010. Since last March over 48 […]

One of the Black community’s greatest gifts to the world is an astounding list of genres and artists who have changed the way we all listen to music. Without genres like the blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, Afrobeat, calypso, reggae, roots music, rap and hip-hop, The western world might still be doing the waltz. […]

“Old white men is runnin this rap shit, Corporate force is runnin this rap shit, a tall Israeli is runnin this rap shit, Quasi-homosexuals is runnin this rap shit” – Lyrics to the song “The Rape Over” by Mos Def, a reference to record label mogul Lyor Cohen. When we look around at people, and […]

Lamont Anderson and his son Lamont Jr. live in toxic soil West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Ind. Lamont Jr’s blood test reveal dangerously high levels of lead. This is genocide.   In Chicago, Illinois and East Chicago, Indiana, hundreds of poor working class Africans are being relocated by by the State after alarmingly […]

Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the Atlantic for every European, making Africa the demographic wellspring for the repopulation of the Americas after Columbus’ voyages. The slave trade pulled virtually every port that faced the Atlantic Ocean – from Copenhagen to […]

“How can anyone of African descent be worshiping the same tool used to uselessly murder their ancestors?” By Benjamin Lebrave   According to a 2012 Gallup International survey about religiosity and atheism, Ghana is one of the most religious countries in the world. At first glance, there is some evidence for this: when you land […]

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 […]

On 19 March 1783, the African Olaudah Equiano called on anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp (see Campaign for abolition with news of an event that, even by the standards of the transatlantic slave trade, was scarcely credible. 132 lives lost Three days earlier, a legal case in London had heard how the Liverpool owners of the […]


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