The Spirit of Irene Morgan

alignleftIrene Morgan Kirkaldy (1917 – 2007)
From Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame

In July 1944, Irene Morgan Kirkaldy made a courageous decision that would turn into one of the first major advancements in the American Civil Rights Movement. Kirkaldy was born on April 9, 1917, in Baltimore, Maryland.

On a July morning in 1944, Kirkaldy, recovering from a miscarriage, boarded a Greyhound bus in Gloucester, Virginia, to return to her home in Baltimore. She selected a seat in a section of the back of the bus designated for black passengers. A half hour into the trip, a white couple boarded the crowded bus and the bus driver, under authority given to him by Jim Crow laws and segregation practices, demanded that Kirkaldy give up her seat. Continue reading

Smile – You Are A Slave

Happy Slaves

Grateful Slave
by Paine’s Torch

I am a grateful slave.
My master is a good man.
He gives me food, shelter, work and other things.
All he requires in return is that I obey him.
I am told he has the power to control my life.
I look up to him, and wish that I were so powerful.

My master must understand the world better than I, Continue reading

Wande Abimbola

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Wande Abimbola is currently the officially appointed delegate to Boston from Nigeria to represent and transmit the tradition of Ifá.

As Babaláwo and Àwise Ni Àgbáeé (“spokesperson for Ifá in the World”), he is a renowned scholar of Ifá thought, Yoruba theology and traditional culture. He is president of the International Congress of Orisa Tradition and Culture. He is also Professor of African Religions at Boston University.

Dr. Abimbola has written extensively on the Yoruba tradition, Continue reading

White Mind Dominating Black News

Fake smile Odd StuffWhen Black News Disappears: White Holds on Black Intellectuals’ Minds and Misinforming the Black Public
Friday, 24 May 2013 09:49By Dr Tommy J Curry, Racism Review | Op-Ed

As an historical entity, the Black press has not only offered critical commentaries and political critiques of the sempiternal racism of the modern world, but correctives as to how white newspapers, opinion-makers, legislators, and most importantly the white public sought to justify their complacency towards and support for anti-Black racism and the sexual brutalization of Black men, women, and children. Today, however, the post-Obama lullabies of racial détente and the progressive liberal passivity of Black intellectuals have allowed the structural Continue reading

Prester John – Fountain of Youth

John Prester_AF El Preste Juan; Emperador de los Abisinios, Pierre-Antoine Demachy

Did a Black Man Discover the Fountain of Youth?
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: Learn about the legend that predates Ponce de León’s legendary search.
By Henry Louis Gates Jr., Dec. 23 2013

Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 61: What myth of eternal youth in Africa inspired Europeans for centuries?

Whenever he encountered a counterintuitive fact, my mother’s brother, my Uncle Ed, was fond of saying, “That’s another one of those things that ‘they’ just don’t tell us,” as if key bits of information about the order of things were systematically being withheld from black people. At the top of my own list of things we weren’t told in school is the fact that the legendary Fountain of Youth was not only Continue reading

Does Tamahu Stand for Thieves?

TAMAHU, FROM THE EGYPTIAN MONUMENTS, 1500 B.C.Atlantis, the Antediluvian World
By Ignatius Donnelly (1882)

CHAPTER VI.
THE AFRICAN COLONIES.

AFRICA, like Europe and America, evidences a commingling of different stocks: the blacks are not all black, nor all woolly-haired; the Africans pass through all shades, from that of a light Berber, no darker than the Spaniard, to the deep black of the Iolofs, between Senegal and Gambia.

The traces of red men or copper-colored races are found in many parts of the continent. Prichard divides the true negroes into four classes; his second class is thus described: Continue reading