The Wonders of the Ife Kingdom
The Yoruba country (Yorubaland) consisted of parts of present-day Southwest Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. The country included the Niger River, grasslands, mountains, hills, lakes, streams, creeks, and lagoons leading out to the Atlantic coastline. A variety of fruits and vegetables grew in the country such as sweet and sour sop, papaw, yam, bananas, koko, cassada, oranges, sweet potatoes, pineapples, beans (brown and white), plums, guinea corn, avocados, pears, guavas, apples, and mangoes.
Welcome to Yorubaland
The Yoruba are a diverse group of people who are united under a common language, religion, and cultural unity. Yorubaland (Early History: Pre-1500 to the Pre-Colonial Period: 1500-1800) was a country located in present-day southwest Nigeria, West Africa.
Black Music & Africa: Part 1
When I listen to Black music, I always think about which region of Africa an artist could have originated from based on the history and culture.
Black Magic of Africa: Military Commander Hannibal Barca and Queen Ana Nzinga
Hannibal Barca (274-183 BC) is one of the greatest military strategists to have ever lived. He was born in 274 B.C. in Carthage (modern-day Tunisia), which is in North Africa.
What If Part II: America
The African holocaust began during the 17th century when Europeans decided to enslave Africans for the transatlantic slave trade in the Americas. The Africans never saw themselves as slaves, but prisoners of war. After 400 years in bondage, the Africans became free, but faced new challenges from discriminatory racist practices and laws.
What If Part I: Africa
Marvel’s Black Panther was one of the most popular movies to be released in 2018, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide, and is currently number nine of the top 10 grossing movies of all-time in the United States.
African Descendant People: Lonely Nation Away from Home
The African presence in early human history can be found all over the world. Their presence can be found in places like India, North America, Central America, South America, Pacific Islands, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to name a few.
The Songhai Empire: The Golden Medieval African Civilization
The Songhai Empire (1464-1591) was the largest empire to emerge in West Africa. The capital of the Songhai Empire was Gao, which was located on the Niger River. This location was perfect for trading gold, kola, nuts, cloth, salt, and slaves for cowries (cowries are marine mollusks that was formally used as money in parts of Africa).