Black Lives movement labeled a ‘terrorist’ organization by politicians

In African American news, We’ve seen this movie play out before. Instead of addressing the issue of why the organization, Black Lives Matter, was formed in the first place, the politicians and cultural gatekeepers slapped a label on BLM in an effort to “neutralize” it and silence its leadership. Continue reading “Black Lives movement labeled a ‘terrorist’ organization by politicians”

A bet, a slave deal with an African king and the Clotilda

In African American news, The year was 1859 and although America had slaves, it was illegal to bring slaves into the country because of the 1807 Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves signed by Thomas Jefferson. But wealthy Mobile, Alabama slave owner Timothy Meaher made a bet that he could successfully bring a load of slaves directly from Africa and avoid naval forces. Continue reading “A bet, a slave deal with an African king and the Clotilda”