The African Heritage Foundation (AHF), a registered charity on the island of Barbados, is getting ready to officially open its homeschooling service to the people of that island.
I was asked as the founder of an African centered charity “The African Heritage Foundation” to share my thoughts on the sentiments expressed by Sir Hilary Beckles, that the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson should be removed. This I did and the article drew a number for comments which I think were reasonable for people who have been blinded to their original history and culture by centuries of colonial rule.
The journey from Emancipation to Enlightenment, when put in a time sequence may appear to be a long and arduous journey, an almost impossible task. But is it really that impossible? I want to share why it is quite a possibility and how we of African Descent can prove it to be so. To do that I must go back to the beginning.
On August 3, 1857, Frederick Douglass delivered a “West India Emancipation” speech at Canandaigua, New York, on the twenty-third anniversary of the event. Most of the address was a history of British efforts toward emancipation as well as a reminder of the crucial role of the West Indian slaves in that own freedom struggle. However shortly after he began Douglass sounded a foretelling of the coming Civil War when he…
The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) is presently engaged in a number of projects aimed at developing its economic, educational, social and agricultural capacity. Each area of development is directly connected to the other. The long term aim of this organisation is to create a model of successful collective development that can be duplicated by other organisations, communities and the state.
Today, Africa has emerged from this dark passage. Our Armageddon is past. Africa has been reborn as a free continent and Africans have been reborn as free men. The blood that was shed and the sufferings that were endured are today Africa’s advocates for freedom and unity.
Scientists said once that the Negro was the missing link, but now they realize that the Negro is the oldest man in creation. He is so old that he is black, and everything darkens by age, therefore he could not be the missing link. Something must be missing from his link.
Flowers are beautiful expressions of the grandeur of nature. They bloom and shine and express their beauty in a marvelous variety of colours, shapes, sizes and fragrances. Although their principal biological purpose is for the reproduction of the individual plant and its species, flowers have long been admired and used by humans to beautify their environment. They are also used as a means of expressing love, in rituals, religion, medicine…
It’s not often that you get to create a new university from scratch: space, staff – and curriculum. But that’s exactly what we’re doing in Mauritius, at one of Africa’s newest higher education institutions. And decoloniality is central to our work.
Lebohang Liepollo Pheko rejoices at her identity as an African – with roots stretching all the way from the Cape to Cairo.