A 270-acre distillery is the first in U.S. history to honour Nathan “Nearest” Green an African American slave known as the Godfather of Tennessee whiskey and one of the few operated and owned by a black woman. It is reported that Jack Daniels of the popular whiskey brand learnt everything on the art of distillation and the operation of a whiskey still from this man.
The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon’s thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
Archaeological research at Christiansborg Castle in Ghana has provided an in-depth understanding of Danish, Ga and Danish-Ga lived experiences during the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade.
In an exhibition titled “Liberty”, Omar Victor Diop reinterprets defining moments of historical revolt and black struggle in Africa and the diaspora. His images challenge monolithic history-telling of roles such as African railway workers, French migrants, Second World War soldiers, Jamaican maroons and members of the Black Panther Party.
Cameroon-born academic Dr Olivette Otele became the first black woman professor of history in the UK, at Bath Spa University. She specialises in collective memory and geopolitics, particularly as related to the colonial histories of Britain and France.
Visiting selected African countries for the first time, Melania Trump’s solo tour started in Ghana, where the ’emotional’ American First Lady lay a wreath for lost souls at the country’s House of Slaves. She referred to the location’s past happenings as “a tragedy”.
If we do not change our attitude to mental health issues and suicide, the stigma will make people suffer in silence and ultimately result in more death and suffering, says Joyline Maenzanise.
The polls won’t determine President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s survival – the economy is what counts.
May, 19 marks the birthday of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz widely known as Malcolm X, born in 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm X is regarded as one of the most preeminent and influential leaders of the black rights movement in America. We remember Malcolm X with his 10 quotes selected from speeches, debates and interviews.