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The Origins Of Color Prejudice

“The ORIGINS of COLOR PREJUDICE”

The view of the 18-century Scottish philosopher David Hume was that Africa has no history, art or science. This myth implanted in religion and exploited, formed the foundation of color prejudice today. 2,478 more words

Failure To Listen

MEET PHADA RHYMS THE TALENTED ARTIST OF OUR GENERATION

MEET PHADA RHYMS THE TALENTED ARTIST OF OUR GENERATION

Frank Nii Lamiaye Mills popularly known on Stage as “Phada Rhyms” is a Ghanaian Songwriter ,singer and a sound engineer who has been in the music industry since 2010. 182 more words

EDITOR CHOICE

Tanzanian Women With Their Children (1910)

This is a photograph taken in 1910 showing Tanzanian women caring for their children. At the time the African country was called Tanganyika  and was under German colonial rule. 157 more words

20th Century

Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Warning: Contains Spoilers!

Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2018, Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo chronicles the lives of Yejide and Akin, a married couple struggling to come to terms with infertility and child mortality against the backdrop of a politically charged 1980s Nigeria. 502 more words

History Of Medicine

The Revolution of 1848 in Senegal: Emancipation and Representation

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Jenna Nigro

The French Revolution of 1848 sparked the abolition of slavery in France’s colonies, transforming the way race, freedom, and citizenship were defined in different parts of the empire.[1] Perhaps unexpectedly, the 1848 Revolution had significant reverberations in France’s West African colony of Senegal. 2,077 more words

Slavery

Women of History: Nana Yaa Asantewaa

Yaa Asantewaa was many things. She was a woman, a farmer, a Queen, a rebel leader, a mother and a historical figure. She led troops against British Expansion and colonisation in the Ashanti Empire, having grown up in what is modern Ghana. 1,312 more words

History

EMPIRES IN THE SUN: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE MASTERY OF AFRICA

This book explores the history of Africa between the period of 1830 and 1945. For the purpose of this blog-post (which is to provide context behind the struggle of African-Americans happening across the sea as well, in Harlem), I will focus on Part Two, which notes events between 1882, and 1919. 849 more words