MARCUS GARVEY’S VISION FOR AFRICA! As part of several activities world-wide; marking the centenary founding of the UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League 1914 - 2014), Library Tamery – a Pan-African oriented bookstore based in Paris, on 28th September 2014, organized a discus by the re-known historian and anthropologist Dr. Runoko Rashidi, on Marcus Garvey’s vision for Africa. He takes us back to the life, work and legacy of this great pioneer of (...)
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AFRICA IN HISTORY
Latest addition : 22 February.
AFRICA IN HISTORY
We in Radio Shrine intend to share with our viewers in this column dubbed ‘Africa in History’, our deep drinking from the rivers of African history. Like Cheikh Anta Diop in his book Civilization or Barbarism, 1981: “For us, the return to Egypt in all domains is a primordial condition to reconcile African civilization with history, to be able to build a corpus of modern human sciences, to renew African culture. Far from delectation with the past, a look towards ancient Egypt is the best way to conceive and build our cultural future. Egypt will play in a newly thought African culture, the same role the ancient Greco-Latin played in Western Culture”.
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8 December 2014, by
Execution by electrocution, police or secret service extrajudicial killing, hangings and all forms of summary executions: are all these methods of capital punishments symbols of CIVILIZATION OR BARBARISM? If we follow European proclamation, on the reason why they went to colonize Africa namely: because Africans were cannibals, heathens, waging wars between themselves and ruled by despotic kings. Contrary to what western writers would have us believe, our ancestors had well defined ideas of (...)
24 November 2014, by
KALAKUTA SHOW REVISITED November 24, 1974 – November 24, 2014 November 23, 1974, the police aware that up till then they have been unsuccessful in their attempts to hold Fela directly responsible, for any of the alleged crimes finally attacked his house again. Three truck loads of Nigerian anti-riot police squad armed to the teeth with guns, batons, tear-gas, axes and cutlasses - like Fela sang in the album Kalakuta Show, held-up traffic for hours around Moshalashi area. They cut down the (...)
8 November 2014, by
Zensi Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008). Zensi Miriam Makeba (nicknamed Mama Africa), was a Black South African Grammy Award-winning singer and civil rights activist who spoke-out against apartheid in South Africa. Born in Prospect Township near Johannesburg; South Africa on March 4, 1932, to a Xhosa father and a Swazi mother. Makeba campaigned against the South African apartheid system, and the South African government responded by revoking her passport in 1960 and her (...)
22 October 2014, by
Radio Shrine! Gan! Gan! More often during debates and exchange of ideas, afrocentric is the term used by Eurocentric’s to perpetuate the myth of the “superiority of the great white race over the inferior black race” hence my choice: AFROCENTRIC MY BLACK ASS as title for this post. Afrocentricity or afrocentrism is a cultural ideology worldwide that took roots in the United States dedicated to the history of Black people. It is an answer to the global racist attitudes of Eurocentrics about (...)