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Higher History - Implications of the slave trade for African societies - Revision 1

The slave trade's effect on African societies<p>The use of African slave labour was not new. The Spanish and Portuguese had been using African slaves since the 16th century. However, the Atlantic slave trade of the 18th century was a new kind of slavery and was on a scale much greater than ever before.<p>…

Black History

Where Did the Ex-Confederate Leaders Go After the Confederacy Was Defeated by the Union?

<i>Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 315th installment in the series. Read an overview of</i> …

Civil Rights

Donald Trump: Russian ‘Asset’ Since 1987 When KGB ‘Compromised’ Him On Moscow Trip, According To New Book

Investigative reporter traces Trump-Russia connection back to Trump's 1987 trip to Moscow, a trip likely backed by the Soviet Union's feared spy …

Donald Trump

I’m Over the Blacksplaining Going on in Film and Television

Many stories around the black experience aren’t being told for black people.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada</i>.<p>When George Zimmerman was acquitted, I was at a friend’s house. She and I were doing the whole movie night thing—an old DVD collection here and a random news segment there. I …

TV shows

Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word – and claims there is tape to prove it

Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir.<p>The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his …

Donald Trump

Egypt's Second Sphinx Found Buried in Thebes

Egypt's second sphinx reportedly has been found buried in the ancient city of Thebes, bringing a stop to infrastructure construction in the area …

Ancient History

30 Foods You Didn't Know Could Kill You

Yikes!<p>Turns out, there are plenty of dangerous things in your kitchen, and many foods that often taste delicious can post a threat to your health if you're not careful. Do a sweep of your fridge and pantry for these items to ensure safe eating.

High Blood Pressure

Little Known Black History Fact: Anna Julia Cooper

Born into slavery, <b>Anna Julia Cooper</b> had the odds stacked against her but rose above her circumstances. Today, 54 years after her passing, is the …

North Carolina

No One Is Coming To Save Us; Violence In Chicago Reflects Black America Sadly.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) I applaud Judge Greg Mathis for his transparency when he tells of his upbringing in a single …

Women of Color

What Obama Did in South Africa Is Shameful

Do you know what Barack Obama did in South Africa?<p>You're not going to believe it. It's the biggest disgrace in the history of the U.S. presidency. …

South Africa

How South Africa's Biggest Hip-Hop Star Is Becoming a Civil Rights Leader

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>Cassper Nyovest is using his platform to promote youth development, fight substance abuse, and end poverty. You can</i> …

Civil Rights

Opinion: No more Kabila in Congo, but challenges remain

Joseph Kabila has surprisingly decided not to run for president in the Congo's upcoming election. It's a positive development, but it doesn't …

Africa

Africans have no culture, we must kick them out - Israeli MP

Johannesburg – An Israeli member of Israel’s Knesset or parliament (MP), Oren Hazan from the ruling Likud party, has said Africans have no culture …

Israel

'Plastered Peggy' Lists Reasons Why Cop Shouldn't Arrest Her, Claims She's a 'Very Clean, Thoroughbred, White Girl'

A Bluffton, S.C., woman thought her whiteness would come in a clutch when she was stopped by police after plowing through a stop sign more than 30 …

Crime

Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge of the plan …

Immigration

Mauritania ignores slavery, but jails those who protest against it

A FEW miles from the green grass of Mauritania’s presidential palace, in a slum where the Sahara washes into the capital, Mbarka shields her …

Human Rights

These photos of Senegalese in the 1920s and 1950s are a reminder of a forgotten elegance

Just like Instagrammers today challenge the stereotypes of Africa in the digital era, the black and white film photography of Mama Casset used the tools of the colonial era to challenge the narrative of a wild Africa. His subjects pout and pose in gestures that challenge the images of Africans …

Film Photography

Vlisco's New Fashion Editorial Video Is a Radiant Homage to the Aso Ebi Tradition

<b>Vlisco</b> presents their new colllection, <i>New Traditions</i>—a celebration of thriving women—in a stunning editorial video with <i>OkayAfrica</i>.<p>With the beautiful …

West Africa

How to maintain a predominantly white workplace

The many advantages of diverse, inclusive, and equitable organizations have been documented everywhere from the halls of Harvard Business School to the offices of McKinsey. There’s no shortage of research on the importance of a diverse workplace.<p>Ignore it.<p>Follow this 10-step guide, and despite the …

The Workplace

Morality – Absent From The “Black” Community?

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Today I am sad to say it is clearly evident that morality is largely absent from the “<i>black</i>” community. But before you “<i>go off</i>” on …

Black Lives Matter

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 14–July 20

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 14 to July 20, 2018. …

Africa

Nigeria: Adopt Ethiopia's Mass Housing Model, Dangote Tells Govt

(file photo).<p>The chairman/chief executive officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has called on federal government to adopt Ethiopia's mass …

Housing

To Capture The Middle East & North Africa's Population Of 400 Million, Look To This Country

Entrepreneurs in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region face an uphill battle. From distinct languages and dialects, to different political models and currencies, there’s very little that binds the markets in this region. There’s much potential to be realized in populous markets such as Egypt …

North Africa

America looks hopeless -- a lot like the 'mother country' once did

A decade ago, as the scale of the disaster in Iraq began to sink in, American historians often compared the United States to ancient Rome. Both …

Civil Rights

The Black Cop Who Went Undercover in the KKK, Exposing Its U.S. Military Ties

Ron Stallworth, subject of the upcoming Spike Lee film ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ opens up about how he successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan and the many …

Ku Klux Klan

85% of Tampons Contain Monsanto's 'Cancer Causing' Glyphosate

Glyphosate, a widely popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization's cancer research arm, was detected in 85 …

Agriculture

Bodies believed to be those of 95 black forced-labor prisoners from Jim Crow era unearthed in Sugar Land after one man’s quest

Today the city of Sugar Land is a sprawling suburb southwest of Houston, home to Imperial Sugar Co., shopping malls and endless cul-de-sacs. But more than a century ago, it was a sprawling network of sugar cane plantations and prison camps. Sugar Land was better known then as the Hellhole on the …

Black History

Daycare provider who hanged toddler in her basement sentenced to probation

MINNEAPOLIS — A former day care provider convicted of hanging a toddler has been sentenced to probation.<p>Nataliia Karia received 10 years probation on Monday for hanging a toddler in her daycare and running over two men with her minivan, before attempting suicide. She had faced 13 years in prison. …

Crime

Russia-NRA Arrest: This Is as Close as It Gets to Collusion

For all the indictments, arrests, and guilty pleas in the far-flung investigation into Russian influence, none has come close to alleging collusion. …

Russia

This slave castle's inner walls are a haunting reminder of its gruesome past

Starvation, beatings and deaths - see where one of the darkest chapters in his Africa's history was written.

Africa