French speaking Africa says au revoir to President Macron

In his speech to “Africa’s youth” in Ouagadougou, last November, France’s president Emmanuel Macron made a big deal of his plans to promote the French language around the world, with advice from African thinkers and others. Two weeks later, he invited Alain Mabanckou—the celebrated Congolese novelist and essayist—to take part. But Mabanckou—who divides his time…

via Why a celebrated Francophone Africa writer said no to president Macron’s Francophone project — Quartz

As a Black American it’s normal to see the RATS scramble when in trouble

Facebook is making good on its promise that it would add an African-American member to its board of directors. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Kenneth Chenault, the retiring head of American Express, will be joining the board, which currently does not include any people of color, and only two women among its eight members. In…

via Facebook names Amex CEO Kenneth Chenault to its board, making him its first black member — Quartz

Presidents come and Presidents go

Donald Trump has long been interested in the black unemployment rate. In August 2011, soon after he became highly active on Twitter, Trump tweeted, “Unemployment is plaguing both Black and Hispanic youths. Very troubling.” In July 2013, he tweeted twice about high black unemployment, including this gibe at then-president Barack Obama: “I wonder why @BarackObama…

via Trump’s tweets about black unemployment miss a major point — Quartz

Putting an End to the Rent Economy — Desultory Heroics

By Michael Hudson and Vlado Plaga Source: Unz Review Interview with Vlado Plaga in the German magazine FAIRCONOMY, September 2017. Originally, you didn’t want to become an economist. How did it come that you changed your plans and digged so deep into economics? I found economics aesthetic, as beautiful as astronomy. I came to New […]

via Putting an End to the Rent Economy — Desultory Heroics

 

When I was a youngster, agents of the U.S. government hovering over me speaking in tones that they didn’t think I would hear spoke about keepng me away from the “Carry Trade.”

Above is a commentary on the trade they (government agents) successfully kept me out of; I, ruefully, am not a Plutocrat.

Testimonies From the Censored Deir Yassin Massacre: ‘They Piled Bodies and Burned Them’

The Ugly Truth

 

A young fellow tied to a tree and set on fire. A woman and an old man shot in the back. Girls lined up against a wall and shot with a submachine gun. The testimonies collected by filmmaker Neta Shoshani about the massacre in Deir Yassin are difficult to process even 70 years after the fact

ed note– a few important items to consider here in processing all of this.

1. Substantively, there is NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever between the massacres that took place at Deir Yassin and other locales by the Jews and what their Hebraic ancestors and forefathers are described having done within the pages of the Torah, otherwise known as the Old Testament.

We are forced to point this obvious fact out due to the disturbingly high percentage of ‘analysts’/writers/speakers/opinionaters, etc, who maintain the completely unhinged-from-reality position that somehow, both the commandments and examples found in clear…

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Case Studies of West African History in the Eighteenth Century — The Gold Coast

The Zamani Reader

MARGARET PRIESTLEY. “The Ashanti Question and the British: Eighteenth-Century Origins,” Journal of African History 2, No. 1 (1961): 35-59.

ANN BOWER STAHL. Chapter VI of Making History in Banda: Anthropological Visions of Africa’s Past (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001). Chapter VI is called “The Changing Social Fields of Banda Villagers, c. 1725-1825,” 148-188.

Introduction

The readings for this week are the second in a series of four case studies on specific regions of West Africa in the eighteenth century. This second case study is on the Gold Coast, an area that roughly corresponds to the present-day nation of Ghana. Situated on the Gulf of Guinea, between what is today the nations of Côte d’Ivoire and Togo, Ghana comprises approximately 350 miles of coastline and extends for several hundred miles inland. During the eighteenth-century, this region was known to European traders as the Gold Coast.[1] It was slightly larger…

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My Igbo & Akan slave ancestors from Jamaica & The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade connection. The Hebrews ie Heeboes

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The ancestors found were Igbo & Akan described in Jamaica as Eboe & Coromantee

Before I get into the exploration of who these ancestors are I’m going to drop this Jamaican poem here

https://youtu.be/0Hz-DG4-q6s

According to records my first ancestors into the new world were Charlotte (birth 1765ish) and William senior (birth 1767) and their descendants they started the lineage that I stem from in Jamaica.  Charlotte was born in Africa. Charlottes son Quamin formerly known as William had Billy also known as William after his father. Charlotte was described as Igbo in the census listing on the plantation. Billy was described as a Creole Negroe.  Creole was sometimes used to describe people born on a different island such as America or a different…

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