September 17, 2014

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959
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How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959

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September 12, 2014


Gino Brown feat. Moccachino Ochi - Body Language

Fresh South African house track with a female singer who sounds very Nigerian.

September 6, 2014

Cape Verde - African Divas - Cecilia Vicente - Amiga Fingida (Funana Dance)


August 16, 2014



Do you have agriculture and environment skills? Put them to work in Zambia! Apply by 8/30/14 to depart in January 2015 for these positions:

Linking Income, Food, and Environment Volunteer

Rural Aquaculture Promotion Volunteer

Agriculture Extension Volunteer

White savior complex. White savior complex. White savior complex.

May 30, 2014


The Dance Hall - A-Z of African Dances

Many dances missing but still a great video!

May 26, 2014

wannatakeawalkonthewildside said: are there more blacks in royalty other then Charlotte and dido Elizabeth belle?



African History from the Dawn of Time

The Kingdom of Ghana

The History of Tunisia (Carthage)

Black Roman Emperor Septimus Severus

List of 50 especially great Black Kings and Queens


Racism and the Rediscovery of Ancient Nubia (“Kush”, from the Christian Bible)

The Kilwa Sultanate of Tanzania

Most of the Egyptian Royalty of ever

All of the rulers from the History of what is now Nigeria

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Ancient Egypt:

Hellenic Epoch / Ptolemaic Dynasty

Islamic Egypt:


Nubia / Sudan:



Omani Sultans of Zanzibar







Modern Tunisia









Modern Angola

Central Africa:



South Africa:


May 19, 2014
Someone hold me back

God Loves Uganda - Independant Lens:

I’ve watched a lot of documentaries about misguided white missionaries who are convinced their way is the right way. None of them have made me so angry to the point that I actually had to leave the room as this one has. 

I’m still in an emotionally compromised states half an hour after watching it. 

May 13, 2014


As a Black South African (by way of Lesotho) I still find it hard to align myself with the whole “forgive” sentiment as the majority of White South Africans have never really acknowledged what it is we must forgive them for.  We literally went from being teargassed on a daily basis to being told we must forgive immediately or the country will burn down.  

Most Black South Africans I know never sought retribution or violence, we were war weary.  Instead we looked forward to the solid application of policies which would rectify the gross imbalances set up and nurtured by apartheid at our expense.  However, what seemed most urgent at the end of apartheid was reassuring White South Africans (many of whom were fleeing to Australia and England anyway) that they would not only be safe from physical harm, but that their economic stronghold would remain intact.  The idea of a Rainbow nation was primarily set up for that and for providing the world an immaculate image, not for us. 

Today, not only has the ANC continued to let people down, the prevailing and accepted identity is that we have moved on, are a miracle nation where race is not an issue.  I abhor the term “Born Frees” as it implies that anyone born post apartheid has been privy to the same opportunities as the next person.  This reality cannot exist alongside a reality that has been shoved down Black people’s throats that change takes time.    One may be born “Apartheid laws free”, but the deeply ingrained legacy of apartheid will take many years to undo.  At the rate we have gone in the last 20 years, I foresee possibly another 20 years with the same results.  I love South Africa to death but there is a lot of spoil under the sugar coated gloss.  

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May 11, 2014


I don’t really know how to articulate this well, but I am incredibly uncomfortable with the way people have been applying western race relations (if you catch my drift) to Nigeria’s current situation. I’ve seen people say that #BringBackOurGirls is not just about Nigerians, it’s…

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May 11, 2014
Nigeria kidnapping: why Boko Haram is a top security priority for the US


This is why many of us are weary of western intervention. It’s never altruistic. We know it comes at a price. I’d love to be optimistic about help, but to be that way, I’d also have to be ahistorical. I am not.

Read the full article.

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