Knowledge & Vibes

As you plan your 2017 travels, consider staying at one of these Black-owned hotels during your stay. Explore and Support 1/19 Your go-to guide to some of the best Black-owned hotels, resortd and bed and breakfasts around the world. Photo by Getty Images Urban Cowboy B&B— Nashville, Tennessee 2/19 Have an unforgettable stay in Music […]

Father’s Day weekend was a grim occasion to remind black parents that they are continuously hunted down by police in the United States. The weekend was bracketed by two stories of black adults killed by police in front of young, black children. Before our timelines began to be filled with pictures of smiling dads over […]

In order to receive development assistance, Tanzania has to give Western agribusiness full freedom and give enclosed protection for patented seeds. “Eighty percent of the seeds are being shared and sold in an informal system between neighbors, friends and family. The new law criminalizes the practice in Tanzania,” says Michael Farrelly of TOAM, an organic […]

According to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, about $1trillion has been stolen from Africa to western countries illegally. Vera Songwe, new Chief of UN Economic Commission for Africa by  Mathew The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says an estimated 50 billion dollars leaves the shore of the continent illicitly mostly to the Western […]

Boom Boom has broken his silence after he was reportedly assaulted by Sizzla & his entourage for allegedly playing a Ishawna single. According to the Dancehall Selector, over 10 members of Sizzla’s Rasta camp attacked him weekend after he played the “Equal Rights” at party in August Town, St Andrew. Speaking with police Boom Boom […]

By Zahrah Sita Although it is mass produced, mass promoted, legal, and ingested by a multitude of people all over the world, most people don’t ever consider or understand the spiritual consequences of drinking alcohol. Let’s begin by taking a look at the etymology of the Word alcohol. Etymology means the root of the word… […]

A Briton has returned two statues taken from the Benin Kingdom 117 years ago during the invasion of Benin by British soldiers, prompting calls for other treasures to be repatriated. The return of two artefact which were among those looted from the palace of the Oba of Benin, Edo State, during the punitive expedition/invasion of […]

Yesterday (2K14) defendants Pope Francis Bergoglio, Catholic Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Pachon and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby were found guilty of rape, torture, murder and trafficking of children. Five judges of the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels determined that the crimes occurred as recently as 2010. Since last March over 48 […]

(Photo credit: The Hub Flint) The Flint, Michigan, water crisis started back in April 2014 after Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder and other politicos fast tracked a measure to change the source of processing Flint’s water from the Detroit Water and Sewage Department directly to the Flint River–all in order to save/get money. As a […]

One of the Black community’s greatest gifts to the world is an astounding list of genres and artists who have changed the way we all listen to music. Without genres like the blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, Afrobeat, calypso, reggae, roots music, rap and hip-hop, The western world might still be doing the waltz. […]


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