Illinois Prison Banned Books On Black History And Empowerment From Inmate Education Program

In Illinois 3 out of every 4 inmates are black, yet, an Illinois prison banned an inmate education program from using books discussing black history or empowerment due to their “racial” …

How Racial Attacks On Black Community Increased By 200% Since Trump Became POTUS

The emergence of Donald Trump as the president of America was one event that sent mixed feelings through the Black community. Some saw him as a harmless republican, while others saw …

Rwanda’s Kagame rejects Financial Times report on ‘cooked poverty figures

For the second time in a week, Rwandan president Paul Kagame has responded to a recent report by the Financial Times, FT, that poverty figures were manipulated in 2015. The president’s …

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

Ian Forde, a merchandise manager for the global sportswear company Puma, can’t bring himself to delete his iPhone thread with the late Nipsey Hussle. Every now and then, he’ll pull it …

10 African Civilizations More Amazing Than Ancient Egypt

Unknown to most people, hundreds of smaller kingdoms have popped up throughout Africa’s history, with some eventually growing into powerful empires. These vast nations united Africa, managed wealthy trade routes, and …

Meet Charlotte Maxeke; Mother of South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Movement

Charlotte Maxeke never let the traditional restrictions that overwhelmed her peers in the Cape define her path as she trailblazed to become the first woman of colour to hold a graduate …

Kenya: Lupita Nyong’o Getting Spanked On Stage By Janelle Monae

Kenyan actor Lupita Nyong’o and American singer, Janelle Monae, on Tuesday made headlines when a video of them dancing to ‘I Got The Juice’ surfaced and circulated on social media. Janelle …

University of Rwanda Senate Raises Red Flag on ‘Academic Corruption’

When Manuella Ineza (not real name) joined her first year of education at the University of Rwanda, she thought she had an opportunity to chase her degree ahead of the world …

US government deports 40 Ghanaians

40 Ghanaians aged between 21-70 years have been deported from the United States of America (USA). The deportees made up of 38 males and two females arrived on board a chartered flight, Omni Air …

Losing My Religion: Should Children Have A Say In Their Faith?

Children usually don’t have a choice in the decisions that affect their lives in the first few years they are on this earth.  They don’t have a say about where they …

How Useless & Dysfunction Some African Cultures be?

I remember how excited my father was when my brother was born, you would’ve thought it was his first child. Growing up the daughter of a Nigerian immigrant meant a lot …

Why Are Black People Obsessed With The Bible That Was Used To Enslave Them?

When I became a born-again Christian in 2008, I started studying the bible word for word. I would spend hours a day reading all commentaries for all the verses I studied. …

African Dictators Paying Millions for Trump Attention and Favours

In the last few years some of Africa’s most notorious regimes have splashed millions on public relations firms better known as lobbyists in pursuit of favours in the eyes of the …

Zimbabwean Girl becomes the first Black person to Win Miss London Pageant

Black is beautiful and a brown skin girl has just proven that maintaining a natural beauty is a worthy thing.  Vimbai Chapungu, a Zimbawean, has been crowned Miss London 2019, making …

Man Sets a Date to Walk on River Niger Like Jesus

In an incredible show of confidence, a popular Pastor based in Nigeria’s Southeast city of Onitsha has called on everyone to come witness his exploits at a set date. The spiritual …

Meet 9-year-old Nigerian Who has Built More than 30 Mobile Games

Basil Okpara Jr., a 9 year-old from Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, has built more than 30 mobile games since he started coding from the age of 7. The 9-year-old is currently …

Samuel L. Jackson Traces His Ancestral Roots Back to Gabon

American actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson received a hero’s homecoming in Gabon as he traced his ancestry back to the West African country. The Hollywood veteran traced the connection …

The British only Abolished ‘Slave Trade’ not ‘Slavery’

Members of the British House of Commons in 1807 knew what they were doing when they abolished the slave trade. Majority of them never wanted slavery to come to an end. …

Bernie Sanders Exposes the American Media Giants of White Supremacy

Many decades ago, the great media critic George Seldes observed: “The most sacred cow of the press is the press itself.” That remains true today. Bernie Sanders set off the latest …

Nigerian Teens Produce Movies with Smartphones

A group of Nigerian teens have gone viral for producing movies using a smartphones and a tripod made from a broken microphone stand. “Well the main aim was not for our …

Samuel L. Jackson Traces His Ancestral Roots Back to Gabon

American actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson received a hero’s homecoming in Gabon as he traced his ancestry back to the West African country. The Hollywood veteran traced the connection …

How women were allowed to marry women in Africa in the 1700s

Africa has been studied by scholars all over the world intrigued by the many cultural and traditional practices that have several meanings and significant impact on people. While some practices have …

Why the Aka pygmy people of central Africa have the ‘best dads in the world’

Holding the title “best dads in the world” after a recent study, the men from the Aka pygmy tribe, who live in the border forests of Congo Brazzaville and the Central …

Nana Olomu: Nigeria’s 19th century millionaire who made slavery a difficult trade for the British

Nana Olomu made millions in the nineteenth century, becoming one of the greatest Africans to have ever achieved such a feat in his time but it is how influential he was …

Shaka Zulu: The Controversial King Of The Zulus Hailed As The “African Napoleon”

Shaka Zulu, chieftain of the Zulu tribe, was described as the “African Napoleon” for his military genius and consolidation of hundreds of South African tribes under the Zulu Empire. Though short-lived, …

Yennenga, the Dagomba warrior princess whose son founded the Mossi Kingdom of West Africa

More than 1000 years ago, the Mossi Kingdom in modern-day Burkina Faso did not exist.  Its existence came to pass when a princess run away from her home, married and had …

How the great Benin kingdom was founded by a teenager who was the first Oba in 1200AD

Being a constitutional democracy, Nigeria elects its representatives, however, the hundreds of ethnic communities scattered across the country still acknowledge their own traditional rulers. It is widely accepted that out of …

Africa’s 7 most indigenous people facing extinction

They are receiving awful treatment and being abused all in the name of tourism, wildlife, political conflicts and industry. Essentially, the global demand for raw materials, agro-business and infrastructure projects are …

Guns And Bullets Defeated Africa – Our Accommodating Nature Dealt The Final Blow

The invasion of Africa and the defeat of many African kingdoms and empires could not have happened if the Europeans did not have the power of guns and bullets. Asides the …

Trokosi system: Enslaving women into the 21st century

You know how you hear about something and you can immediately tell your life would never be the same again? Yep! That’s how I felt when I stumbled on this documentary and …