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15% OFF SALE: Afrikan Liberation Apparel & Adinkra Styles Online Stores

Thank you for considering Afrikan Liberation Apparel. We are working to become your online source for quality Afrikan-centered revolutionary apparel. Your business and your support means a lot to us. Currently we are offering a 15% OFF SALE at Afrikan Liberation Apparel & Adinkra Styles online stores. This sale ends on March 12th (3/12/10) […]

TRADE-UGANDA: ‘‘Green’’ Burial Cloth Gets New Lease on Life

TRADE-UGANDA: ‘‘Green’’ Burial Cloth Gets New Lease on Life By Wambi Michael

Vincent Musubire (wearing hat) and local young designers show some of their bark cloth products. Credit: Wambi Michael/IPS

KAMPALA, Feb 6, 2009 (IPS) – Bark cloth, a fabric historically used by the Buganda in central Uganda to wrap their dead before burial, […]

Barkcloth Making in Uganda

Barkcloth making is an ancient craft of the Baganda people who live in the Buganda kingdom in southern Uganda. Traditionally, craftsmen of the Ngonge clan, headed by a kaboggoza, the hereditary chief craftsman have been manufacturing bark cloth for the Baganda royal family and the rest of the community. Its preparation involves one of […]

“Haiti: Killing the Dream”: Excerpt of Documentary on Centuries of Western Subversion of Haitian Sovereignty

To put the history of Haiti in context, we turn to the 1992 documentary Haiti: Killing the Dream produced by Hart and Dana Perry of Crowing Rooster Productions and narrated by Ossie Davis. In this excerpt, the film looks at the nearly twenty-year occupation of Haiti by US Marines beginning in 1915. [includes rush […]

Maafa 21: Black Genocide in the 21st Century

They were stolen from their homes, locked in chains and taken across an ocean. And for more than 200 years, their blood and sweat would help to build the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known.

But when slavery ended, their welcome was over. America’s wealthy elite had decided it was time […]