The Groundings podcast episode titled “The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow” features a conversation between host Musa Springer and historian Dr. Gerald Horne. The discussion centers around Dr. Horne’s book, “Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow,” which explores the complex historical and political relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, particularly during the eras of slavery and Jim Crow. Dr. Horne explains that his interest in the Cuban Revolution and its significant role in Africa, particularly in defeating the Apartheid military in Southern Angola and Northern Namibia, inspired him to write the . . .
Military Coups in Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger On July 26, 2023 in a military coup d’etat, the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP) ousted Niger president Mohamed Bazoum and took control of the country. This followed recent coups in Burkina Faso, Guinea-Conakry, Mali, and Chad. These countries are bound together by the Sahel, a semi-arid region on the edge of the Sahara desert that stretches from the Atlantic ocean in the west and to the Red Sea in the east. The Sahel region suffers from a number of complex factors resulting from French political and . . .
Needless to say, the education system doesn’t want to educate young Black students. To non-Black educators, it would seem educating Black students is such a twisted idea. As they want to advance the oppression we must keep fighting. When we look at school systems there’s a million rules specifically aimed at Black students. Our hair, our physical style, our fashion, everything is done to make sure young Black students can’t truly survive. Advancing the literacy development of the Black male in contexts that are culturally relevant and meaningful has been a challenging task for educators across the P-12 spectrum. African . . .
AUGUST 3, 2023—The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) condemns in the strongest possible terms Kenya’s proposal to lead what amounts to a foreign armed intervention in Haiti. Kenya has offered to deploy a contingent of 1,000 police officers to help train and assist Haitian police, ostensibly to “restore order” in the Caribbean republic. Yet, their proposal is nothing more than military occupation by another name; an occupation of Haiti by an African country is not Pan-Africanism, but Western imperialism in Black face. By agreeing to send troops into Haiti, the Kenyan government is assisting in undermining the sovereignty and self-determination . . .
Historians often utilize the term “primary source” to describe a piece of historical evidence. The evidence can be anything created during the period in which one is researching. From pictures to speeches, primary sources can address local, national, and international history that opens time portals into a world that allows the interpretation of history through the eyes and minds of those who lived during the researched period. These sources can be integrated seamlessly and aligned to History Standards and incorporated as primary sources into the curriculum. Such sources are often invaluable opportunities to gain greater clarity and insight into historical . . .
“shit cain and abel was trippen anyway shit they tryna kill each other wit an axe they put this shit all in the bible ” -rxk nephew it is hot outside this month, the hottest month on living record, and with hot film releases to match. oppenheimer, along with its companion movie, barbie, have released with the most cultural currency since fidget spinners hit the streets, or the last marvel movie hit the theaters. seeing as cultural currency finds itself ubiquitous and begs itself into relevance even when one does not have interest in the subject which it transmits itself . . .
By Erica Caines and Geechee Yaw When attempting to educate someone politically, or confront them with the contradictions present in our material reality, oftentimes the phrase “ignorance is bliss” is said, suggesting that not knowing or not being aware of certain things can bring a sense of happiness or contentment. The phrase also suggests that being unaware of certain truths, realities, or problems can be more comfortable and less troubling to an individual than knowing and dealing with them. As playwright and activist, Lorraine Hansberry understood, “Comfort has come to be its own corruption.” Yet, not only is this sentiment . . .
On July 19, 1979, the Sandinistas took control of the capital city of Managua in Nicaragua during their successful overthrow of the brutal US-backed Anastasio Somoza regime. This event is of course a cause of jubilant celebration and pride in Nicaragua, as well as among socialists worldwide. It should also be a moment to understand that marginalized people in the US are connected to the socialist revolution in that country, and to all people in the Americas, because we were the victims of a war the US government waged upon us all as it sought to undermine Nicaraguan self-determination, as . . .