Solo travel to Vietnam was the amazing fulfillment of a childhood dream. The backdrop of my childhood was the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. So I traveled from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City(formerly Saigon) and visited three key places I was curious about: The Saigon River; the Mekong Delta and the underground village at Ben Dinh. The trip was amazing. I lodged at the Queen Ann Hotel and it was very nice, centrally located and offered an incredible breakfast buffet daily. My return air trip was on Cathay Pacific Airlines. Five key things I can recommend: . . .
Message to the Colonized: Remarks at ALD 2023
Peace Peace Africans! I’d like to thank the Maryland Council of Elders for organizing another wonderful African Liberation Day event and I like to thank Sister Abena for inviting me another year to gift books to children and also speak on behalf of Black Alliance For Peace. My name is Erica Caines and I wear many hats in the Black Alliance For Peace, which is an alliance that seeks to recapture and redevelop the historic anti-war, anti-imperialist, and pro-peace positions of the radical black movement. African Liberation Day has been my favorite time of year since I have been invited . . .
Marginal Benefits & the Functionalism of Conflict in Africa: Case Studies of State Responses to Pan-African Political Leaders
“Historical evidence reveals that Africa had its renaissance centuries, if not millenniums, before Europe. Some of Africa’s past civilizations were in the Nile, Zimbabwe, Congo and Ghana. It was the trans-Atlantic slave trade and colonialism which destroyed Africa and underdeveloped it. Slavery and colonialism were made possible by the so-called European Renaissance. Today these forces have their Pan-Europeanism through their European Union, making them a powerful economic bloc. They are integrating socially and politically and working for a borderless Europe. On the other hand, Africa is wallowing in the quagmire of underdevelopment, poverty, endless border wars, economic domination and the . . .
Haiti – US Not Abandoning Invasion Scheme
It is clear from the data that the murder rate in Haiti is significantly lower than in many countries across the region and lower than in some countries who are supporting the idea of a US invasion of Haiti to deal with “spiralling crime”. . . .
Closing Remarks at African Liberation Day 2023: We Must Win
The Central Committee of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) and the Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), would like to thank you for joining us on the occasion of African Liberation Day 2023. . . .
BAP-DC in Solidarity With Haiti On Flag Day
BAP-DC, a citywide alliance in Washington, D.C., of the Black Alliance for Peace, extends warm and revolutionary greetings to the resilient working-class and poor people of Haiti on this 220th commemoration of Haitian Flag Day. We understand it was on this day in 1803 that the Haitian people adopted their flag. Just six months later, the Haitian people defeated the enslavers and colonizers, ensuring their place in history as the first republic of African people in the world. We understand the colonizers have persisted in oppressing Haiti, despite the Haitian people’s victory 219 years ago. The people of Haiti have . . .
A New World is Possible
“We must stand / We must fight / We must remain / We must unite” . . .
Willful Ignorance and Stylish Stupidity Threaten our African Souls
The U.S. has always been a violent, hostile hell for enslaved Africans and their descendants. Still, recent history betrays evidence of erosion of moral and cultural fortitude in the Black community. . . .