Sunday, September 19, 2021

History and Culture

Story of the Ghanaian Princess Laura Adorkor Kofi; a Young Woman Who Left her Home Country and Moved to the U.S. To Liberate and...

Laura Adorkor Kofi was born in 1893 in the Gold Coast, present-day Ghana. As a young woman, Laura served as a church pastor in the Asofa village and ran a mission in Kumasi. Laura’s Migration to the United States of...

It’s 2014 in Ethiopia After Celebrating its New Year on September 11th: Here is Why This Country is Seven Years Behind the Rest of...

While the world is waiting to celebrate its New Year in a few months’ time Ethiopia already celebrated its New Year on September 11th. New Year holiday in Ethiopia is always celebrated on 11th September and 12th September on...

Story behind the Mysterious Ghanaian Tree, Mpeni Kofi: A 300-Year-Old Tree That Turns Human at Night To Guard Its People

The Akuapems have for ages worshipped Mpeni Kofi, a tree god in Ghana. Mpeni Kofi is situated in the heart of Akropong. Despite being 300 years old, it has its roots intact and the leaves fresh as ever. The...

Story of the First Black Indian To Rule Mexico as a President, Vicente Guerrero

Vicente Guerrero is one of the most important national heroes in the history of Mexico. He played a significant role in the Independence of this great state and helped write its first constitution.  Despite his contribution to Mexican history, many...

Meet the Asaro Mud Men, an Indigenous Group That Wins Battles Through the Power of Human Imagination

Asaro mud men, also known as Holosa, are an indigenous group from Goroka village in Papua New Guinea. These men are popularly known for using the fear of ghosts to win battles.  They do this by "turning" themselves into...

The Seven Martinsville Black Men Accused of Rape in 1949 Pardoned 70 Years After Their Execution

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam pardoned the famous Martinsville seven accused of rape in 1949. In his statement, the governor noted that the death penalty in Virginia was applied exclusively to black people. He continued...

Francois Makandal, the Maroon Commander Who Killed 6,000 French Enslavers In The First Revolution In Haiti

Francois Makandal, also referred to as Mackandal, was a charismatic and skillful commander; of a slave revolt and insurrection in Haiti in the 18th century. It is believed that Makandal was most likely a West African or Congolese enslaved...

Pictures from the Royal Coronation of the 21st Olu of Warri of Southern Nigeria

Born on April 2, 1984, to the then Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko, who later became 20th Olu of Warri; Ogiame Atuwatse II and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri, the new monarch is a descendant of Olu Akengbuwa. The Ogiame...

The History Of Afro-Guatemalans and Interesting Facts about this peculiar people

During the 1700's, the Europeans brought Africans to the Americas as slaves, and it is believed that this particular group of Africans were from Ghana.These people are currently known as the Afro-Guatemalans and number over 6,000 Black folks, also known...

Thanks to Tiktok, Tut, a Language Used by Enslaved Africans, Is being Revived

In 1995, author Gloria McIlwain, published a guide on Tut. She wrote in an article in American Speech Journal, “I was told by my aunt that her father (who could read and write English) had referred to TUT Language...

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