10 things about Nigeria Everyone Must Know

One thing we learned a long time ago…nothing lives up to its reputation. Nigeria has a bad reputation, like most places in Africa, and we don’t think that is deserved or natural. Here is a list of 10 things we have to show Nigeria is a much different place than people expect. A surprise awaits … More 10 things about Nigeria Everyone Must Know

The World’s Three Oldest Mathematical Objects are From Africa

Yes it’s true. Before there was a Greece, before there was a Romulus or Remus, before there was a Rome, before there was a Carthage, before there was a Kemet (so-called ancient Egypt,) before there was a pyramid, before there was Her Em Ahket (the so-called Sphinx)….Africans were doing math. The three oldest known mathematical … More The World’s Three Oldest Mathematical Objects are From Africa

What Jöns Jacob Berzelius actually says about melanin

Jöns Jacob Berzelius is generally credited with providing the name “melanin” to the choroid coat of the eye. From him the substance known as melanin that is found “throughout the phylogenetic scale without any specific structural, biogenetic, or functional implication.” https://books.google.com/books?id=zp45AAAAcAAJ&dq=%22Lehrbuch%20der%20Chemie%22%20berzelius&pg=PA521#v=snippet&q=schwarze&f=false But does Berzelius actually use the term “melanin?” On page 521 in volume 9 of … More What Jöns Jacob Berzelius actually says about melanin

A History of Black Supremacy: Part 2

Over time the concept of “Black Supremacy” changed. The most substantial transformation of “Black Supremacy” came during the 1950s. Oddly, it was used to incite opposition to the Mau Mau in Kenya and promote opposition to the drive for independence in other parts of Africa. Proquest shows 829 results in a search for Black Supremacy. 582 or 70 percent … More A History of Black Supremacy: Part 2

A History of Black Supremacy: Part 1

Once we completed our post on a history of White Supremacy, it seemed almost natural that a history of Black Supremacy follow. Although titled “A History of Black Supremacy,” clearly what is commonly referred to as “Black Supremacy” represents a fear of “Black Greatness” beyond the perception of melanin challenged people who call themselves “white.” Believe it or not, the phrases … More A History of Black Supremacy: Part 1