Louis Armstrong Plays Trumpet at the Egyptian Pyramids

During the Cold War, the United States made the case for the American way of life by sending its best ambassadors abroad — jazz musicians. “Music that was unique to America...

Beginners Guide to the Old Testament Bible Characters

Abraham & Sarah Abraham and Sarah start off their story in the book of Genesis, chapter 11. They were called Abram and Sarai, but God later changed their names. They were living...

From Chi-Town bagman to ECOWAS chairman: meet the former money launderer leading the push...

Since the overthrow of Niger’s US-friendly government, West African nations of the ECOWAS bloc have threatened an invasion of their neighbor. Before leading the charge for intervention, ECOWAS chair Bola Tinubu...

African Gods and Goddesses: The Orisha Pantheon

The Orishas The orishas are the emissaries of Olodumare or God almighty. They rule over the forces of nature and the endeavors of humanity. They recognise themselves and are recognised through their...

What’s happening in eastern Congo and why aid groups are warning of a new...

Aid organizations fear a new humanitarian crisis in the restive eastern Congo region, where the renowned armed rebel group M23 is in the midst of a new advance that threatens to...

WHEN WILL AFRICA STOP FUNDING THE WEST?

While Africans toiled and suffered under colonialism, the West prospered, leaving a debt that is yet to be reconciled. With new Western policies geared towards exploiting Africans, it raises the question:...

Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso sign Sahel security pact

BAMAKO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, three West African Sahel nations ruled by military juntas, signed a security pact on Saturday promising to come to the aid...

The False Equivalence of Liberia and Israel

It is frequently forgotten, but early Zionist thinkers consciously aligned their project with Black Liberation movements around the world. Theodore Herzl, writing in his utopian novel Alteneuland (Old-New-Land) of 1902, called...

Israel is recruiting Africans to plug its farm work shortage

Thousands of young Malawians are packing their bags for a chance to make serious money in Israel working on farms and orchards. Some 15,000 Palestinian workers recently lost their jobs when...

An Introduction to James Baldwin

James Arthur Baldwin (1924 – 1987) was born in Harlem, New York on August 2, 1924 to Emma Berdis Jones, originally from Deal Island, Maryland. He was reared by his mother...