Samori Touré was a warrior, a fighter, an empire builder, and one of the greatest African military leaders ever seen… he fought and won against the French army several times before his capture. Interestingly enough, over 50 years later, the grandson of Samori, Sekou Touré, was the only one to say ‘NO’ to France, and to General De Gaulle: they preferred freedom over slavery under the European master… that was in Guinea!
American Indian boarding schools were originally created by Christian missionaries to "educate" Native American children according to the standards of white European education. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The Orangeburg massacre is the most common name given to an incident on February 8, 1968, in which nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation at a bowling alley near the campus of South Carolina State College, a historically black college. Three men were killed and twenty-eight persons were injured; most victims were shot in the back. ~ additional comment from Colleen Griffin re: comment…
When we ask for justice, we should look at who we ask it from. Those who do no work to change the system that has been broken from the beginning of this "free" world, simply accept and say, "this doesn't affect me."
Omar Ibn Said (1770-1864, aka “Uncle Moro” or “Moreau”) was the son of a wealthy family in what is now Senegal, who received a scholar's education. He was enslaved and brought to South Carolina in 1807, just before the importing of slaves was outlawed. He fled, was re-captured in Fayetteville, NC, and spent the rest of his life as a house slave. He left 14 manuscripts in Arabic, including a partial copy of the Quran done from memory, essays on history and theology, and an autobiography.
Video of Laquan McDonald's Killing Released as Chicago Braces for Protests 11.24.15 - Authorities have released a "disturbing" dashcam video of the moment a cop shot Chicago teen Laquan McDonald 16 times last year.
Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth" provides one of the most comprehensive analyses of the effects of White supremacy, racism, African slavery and colonialism. In it Fanon acknowledges the heinous and calculated effects of White oppression, and concludes that a people so brought low by the effects of systematic degradation can but only find one final solution to ridding themselves of the burden of their fate - violent upheaval and rebellion against it. What makes this truth quite…