In our 'Black History Now' blog you'll find the latest news about the community, insight and opinions about the diaspora, and stories of black and African History.

Warrior Woman – Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

In the latter part of nineteenth century, social theories from Ida B. Wells-Barnett were forceful blows against the mainstream White male ideologies of her time. Ida Wells was born on July 16, 1862, in Holly Springs, Mississippi. It was the second year of the Civil War and she was born into a slave family.

A Continuous Cycle: Atlantic Slave Trade and Black Panthers

Black boy holding sign - Stop Black Genocode

During the Atlantic Slave Trade, Afrikans notably sold “a majority” of other captive Afrikans of neighboring ethnic groups. This (1) contributed to the exploitation of the “black” person, which has contributed significantly to modern-day racism and the racism, i.e. slavery and black genocide,

My Black Story

In the early centuries the n-word was used by people to epithet blacks into slavery. The n-word was part of racism in America which had no constitutional amendments for dark skinned people. Furthermore, the n-word was used exclusively by Europeans for demonetization purposes until the late 1960’s.

South Africa: Pressing for Black Liberation

Anti-Apartheid - South Africa

In my family, we often call our fathers and uncles “Baba” which is a Swahili word denoting our ancestral relationship to them and a term of respect. I still remember Baba’s red, black and green hat that said “Free Mandela” and his use of the word “Amandla”.