Patrice Lumumba: A Pan-African Martyr

On this day, we give thanks for one of our most beloved ancestors. Patrice Lumumba was born on July 2 , 1925, in the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo. Lumumba is well known for his Pan-African ideology in which he advocated for an independent and self-sufficient Africa. The Democratic Republic of Congo was colonized by…

Nuul Kuuk Black is Beautiful : Skin Bleaching in Senegal & Beyond

“Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty. My lord, she’s a black woman.” Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan        No one knows exactly when this tragic phenomenon happened. When did Dark skin and unattractive sit upon the same slippery slope? When and WHO decided that Black women, in our many…