All posts by Don Jaide

Parables From Africa: The Lion King – By Smith Bam

The Lion King

Tap into the genius in you

By Smith Bam

There was once a farmer who lived in this village and also was a herder of sheep. One day, he took his sheep out to pasture, and while they were grazing, he suddenly heard a strange noise coming from a patch of grass, which first sounded like a kitten. Led by his curiosity, the old shepherd went to see what was the source of this insistent sound, and to his surprise, he found a lone shivering lion cub, obviously separated from his family. read more

The African Land of Spain (African Foundation Of Modern Spain II) – By Ogu-Eji-Ofo-Annu

The African Land of Spain

By Ogu-Eji-Ofo-Annu

According to the British Encyclopedia:

“Spain is shaped like a gigantic bull’s hide stretching in the sun between Europe and Africa. Spain’s large area of 195,379 square miles (506,030 square kilometers) covers about five sixths of the Iberian Peninsula. In Western Europe, only France is larger. At its widest Spain stretches some 635 miles (1,022 kilometers) from east to west. From north to south the country is about 550 miles (885 kilometers) long.” read more

African Horus: The Impact of Marcus Garvey — By Dr John Henrik Clarke

Impact of Marcus Garvey

By Dr. John Henrik Clarke

When Marcus Garvey died in 1940 the role of the British Empire was already being challenged by India and the rising expectations of her African colonies. Marcus Garvey’s avocation of African redemption and the restoration of the African state’s sovereign political entity in world affairs was still a dream without fulfillment. read more

They Can’t Kill Rasta Now — Mark Wignall

They can’t kill Rasta now

By Mark Wignall

I was attending KC for a little over three months when the JLP government – led by its neo-colonialist, paternalistic, dictator of a prime minister, Alexander Bustamante – unleashed the full weight of the Jamaican security forces on Rasta in Coral Gardens, on the outskirts of Montego Bay. That was on Good Friday, April 12, 1963, and the national infamy became etched in our history books as the Coral Gardens incident. read more

Africa and Western “Mis-benevolence” — Andrew Young criticises donation to Africa

HIV/AIDS: Young criticises donation to Africa

By Constance Ikokwu in Abuja,
Friday, July 21, 2006

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Andrew Young, yesterday criticised the $15 billion spent by donor countries to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, saying the hefty sum would have been more beneficial to the continent if it was channeled to agriculture, healthcare, water and electricity. read more

Mapungubwe: History of Africa Denied

Mapungubwe History of Africa Denied

For Centuries the rich History of South Africa dating back about 2000 years was hidden from its people. The fact that Bantu speaking peoples of the region had a highly civilized existence hundreds of years before the first Europeans arrived was simply too much for the oppressive government of the day to bear. read more

The ‘N’ Words — by Eze Amma

The ‘N’ Words

I am that I am
Negus Negusta
The King of Kings

I am
The Great Negus
Watching
Cardinals sin cardinal sins
With lies still dripping from their quivering lips
And vampiric hands clasping cups filled
To the brim
With the blood of the innocents
Waiting to be drunk dry
And with even more blood on their heads
Pooled in a round red puddles
And pouring off their shoulders on down to their feet
In sanguinous cascading folds that color their
Processional paths a river of bright scar-littered red read more

Ancient Black Chinese From East Africa — (by Prof Jin Li)


Chinese come from Africa, just like the rest of us

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2005
CNA, HONG KONG

An international study has found that the Chinese people originated not from “Peking Man” in northern China, but from early humans in East Africa who moved through South Asia to China some 100,000 years ago, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao daily reported yesterday in a finding that confirms the “single origin” theory in anthropology. read more