Leonard Percival Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari

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October 18, 2016

Leonard Percival Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari is a ground-breaking addition to Rastafari studies. The articles in this collection explore Leonard Howell and the origins of the Rastafari movement in the 1930s, his thinking on African redemption and the divinity of Haile Selassie, his reclamation of an African ancestral identity, and his persecution at the hands of the British colonial government and the post-independence Jamaican government.


African Heroes by Naomi Mitchison

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October 18, 2016

KIRKUS REVIEW In the lives of her heroes is the glory and tragedy of Africa: the legendary Sundiata, backward child become triumphant Mali emperor–“”son of the buffalo, protector of the innocent””–and his grandson Mansa Musa of the gold-paved pilgrimage; Mai Idris Alooma of Bornu, faithful Moslem; “”The Greatest Mani of Kongo,”” Christianized King Affonso, seeing Portuguese greed destroy his dream of a beneficent independent state (“”The slave trade had so…


How do we present the evils of history to the innocent mind and heart of a child?

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November 18, 2015

It’s a question faced time and again by educators and authors on a regular basis. And it’s a debate we need to continuously have, especially as some of the most popular books released are presenting critical, uncomfortable narratives like slavery in a whitewashed light. One such book is A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins and featuring illustrations by Sophie Blackall. The “well-intentioned” book tells the story…


Black Archaeologist …. Animations that empower our youth

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November 1, 2015

The African Heritage Foundation is very keen on working with brothers and sisters internationally in the aim of the empowerment of Africans, those at home and those abroad. Education in the foundation for liberation, this is an unarguable fact. When we have creations of the magnitude of Black Archaeologist, we should take full advantage of them and utilize them in the best ways we can to mentally empower others, especially…


Racism & The Global Genocide Of Black People

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October 29, 2015

The African Heritage Foundation is creating a pool of documentaries and short films that speak to the history of marginalized people and their cultures. These movies will speak of social concepts that gave birth to great oppression and struggles for liberation. As with all information on this website, these films are intended to be used as learning and research materials. We do hope that you bookmark this site and visit…


Celebrating 9 Female Panthers

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October 7, 2015

by Melody Blossom This semester, I was part of a course that focused on radical women in social movements. We studied the Black Power Movement, the Black Panther Party (BPP), and the involvement of women during this time.   The Black Panther Party, founded in the 1960s, was notorious for being a revolutionary organization that fought for the liberation of Blacks in the United States. With the brilliant activists, community…


Why Caribbean History Matters

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October 5, 2015

Over the years, I have had dozens of conversations on the question of whether Caribbean history “really matters” and for whom it matters. I’ve heard the region’s history dismissed due to the relative size of Caribbean societies, historians’ supposedly excessive preoccupation with slavery, and a questioning of what lessons can be learned from such allegedly dysfunctional societies.


ENLIGHTENED …. Short Story … Chapter 2

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June 26, 2015

  (Big Buck returns to the field and resumes working in the cotton field with his male friends and father) Bucky : Aye son, what did massa want you for, did you do something wrong? Big Buck : No dad, I didnt do anything wrong, massa wanted me to start working in the house Bucky : Whattttt!! Thank you Jesus for letting my poor son get in the house, you…


Barbados Bu’n Bu’n … much more than a book, it is a journey.

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January 15, 2015

GET YOURS NOW…FOR THEY ARE MOVING FAST!! Barbados Bu’n-Bu’n – a limited edition hardcover, hand bound collector’s book-set comprising a case with 2 volumes. The photos below just give a tiny idea of the contents…the quality is in fact, in real life, exceptional. The total page count is 656 pages with just under 1800 photographs.


Berlin Wall 25 years on: 8,000 symbolic balloons divide city again

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November 11, 2014

I thought this to be very interesting. As Afrikan are steeped in civil wars that divide them, the celebration of unity was in full swing just a couple days ago. In time to come Afrika will have reasons to host celebrations in honour of the destruction of the divide. But the every present question for Afrikans is now, how do we break down the walls that divide us? How do…