The African Eve – Black Mother of All Created Beings
Posted to the web April 19, 2002
Charles Cobb Jr.
Washington, DC

In a television documentary scheduled for airing on the Discovery Channel this Sunday, humankind is said to share a common genetic link that can be traced to one woman who lived in Africa more than 150,000 years ago. Using a unique part of human DNA called mitochondrial DNA” which is passed from mother to daughter, “The Real Eve”, narrated by actor Danny Glover, tracks the movement of humanity from this common ancestor across geography and millennia. AllAfrica’s Charles Cobb Jr. spoke with the film’s producer, Paul Ashton. Excerpts: read more

Fear of Blackness: Descriptions and Ethnogenesis of the original Afro-Arabian tribes of “Moorish” Spain By Dana Marniche

Sinai Bedouins
Sinai Bedouins

Fear of Blackness: Descriptions and Ethnogenesis of the original Afro-Arabian tribes of “Moorish” Spain


“…a fair-skinned Arab is something inconceivable… “ Ibn Abd Rabbu of Cordoba born 9thc. in El Iqd el Farid (The Precious Necklace), quoting Shuraik el-Qadi a 7th century Arab of the clan of Nakha’l of the Maddhij in the Yemen. read more

African Roots of Rhodes Scholarships

By Jide Uwechia

The Rhodes Scholarship Foundation

For more than three centuries after European settlers arrived in South Africa in 1652, so-white rulers sought to relegate Africans to exist only as objects of economic exploitation and systematically undermined any system of education and schooling extant in the African communities. read more

Obama Heals Sick Americans with Medical Marijuana Policy Change

March 18, 2009

Attorney general signals shift in marijuana policy

Attorney General Eric Holder signalled a change on medical marijuana policy Wednesday, saying federal agents will target marijuana distributors only when they violate both federal and state law. That would be a departure from the policy of the Bush administration, which targeted medical marijuana dispensaries in California even if they complied with that state’s law. read more