Mwenda Msiri: The African King Who Was Killed by Belgian Colonialists Seeking Control over His Mineral-Rich Territory
The valuable mineral resources in Mwenda Msiri’s kingdom made him a target for European colonial powers, ultimately leading to his death at the hands of Belgian colonialists in 1891.
The Rosewood Massacre: How A White Lie Destroyed A Black Town in 1923
The Rosewood Massacre was a violent and racially motivated attack on the predominantly African American town of Rosewood, Florida, that took place in 1923.
‘Hit the Nigg*r Baby’ – How African-Americans Were Used as Human Targets in the 1880s
The African Dodger, also known as the "hit the Nigg*r baby" was a racist carnival game that was popular in the United States in the late 19th century. The African Dodger was played at fairs, carnivals, and other public...
761st Tank Battalion: The Segregated Unit of the United States Army During World War II
The 761st Tank Battalion, also known as the "Black Panthers," was a unit of the United States Army during World War II. This unit was comprised primarily of African American soldiers and was one of the first all-black armored units to see combat.
Seriki Williams Abass: The Former Slave Who Later Became A Renowned Slave Merchant in Yorubaland
Seriki Williams Abass was a renowned slave merchant during the 19th century and a former paramount ruler of Badagry.
From Slavery to Master Builder and Legislator: The Story of Horace King
Horace King, also known as Horace “The Bridge Builder”, was an enslaved African-American who became a renowned builder and architect during the 19th century.
Top 10 Black Billionaires: Richest Black People in the World (2023)
Nigerian Cement tycoon 'Dangote' is the richest black person in the world, with a fortune estimated at $13.4 billion
Betsy Heard, the Mixed Race Woman Who Dominated the West African Slave Trade in the 18th Century
Betsy Heard was a powerful female slave trader who rose to prominence in 18th century West Africa. Operating out of the Bereira river, she oversaw the transportation of thousands of enslaved Africans to the Americas.
The Tragic Case of George Stinney Jr: The Youngest Person Executed in the United States in the 20th Century
George Stinney Jr. was a 14-year-old African American boy who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina in 1944.
People & Politics
List of African Presidents Who Have Died in Office, 2023
Throughout Africa's history, there have been several presidents who have died while in office. Some of these deaths have been the result of natural causes, while others have been the result of assassination or other violent means. In this...
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The Shilluk People’s Creation Narrative: How the Different Races on Earth Were Created
According to the Shilluk people of south sudan, the creator Juok played a central role in fashioning humanity from clay, assigning different complexions to the various races based on the colors of the clay he used.