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When the Moors invaded West Cork and kidnapped Irish slaves

More than 100 men, women, and children were taken away from the coves of West Cork to the slave markets of North Africa. At that time the population consisted chiefly of Irish and settlers from England who had arrived some years earlier to work in the lucrative pilchard fishery under lease from the O’Driscoll chieftain, […]

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Toots Hibbert, Reggae Pioneer Who Infused Genre With Soul, Dead at 77

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, frontman of the pioneering reggae outfit Toots and the Maytals and one of the greatest voices in popular music, died Friday evening at the age of 77. “It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family at the University […]

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Public Enemy Announce New Album, Return to Def Jam

“It’s time to bring the noise again from a place called home”—Chuck D on What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down By Jazz MonroeAugust 28, 2020 Public Enemy have announced What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down, their first new album for Def Jam in more than 20 years. The follow-up […]

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Microsoft pushes out KB4023057 yet again to force Windows 10 feature updates

Having made a conscious choice to avoid upgrading to the latest build of Windows 10, anyone installing KB4023057 will be disappointed to find that the patch ultimately results in build 2004 being installed. The update applies to many builds of Windows 10 — specifically 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903 and 1909 — […]

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Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind

Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association form a critical link in black America’s centuries-long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. As the leader of the largest organized mass movement in black history and progenitor of the modern “black is beautiful” ideal, Garvey is now best remembered as a champion of the back-to-Africa […]

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How to create an ‘I’m getting pulled over’ shortcut on Android using Google Assistant

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve undoubtedly seen the constant barrage of stories covering the collective societal frustration with the endemic racism that has plagued this country for centuries. Aside from highlighting the protests of social injustice around the country and the world, these stories have also shown frightening interactions between […]

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Racism among white Christians is higher than among the nonreligious. That’s no coincidence.

For most of American history, the light-skinned Jesus conjured up by white congregations demanded the preservation of inequality as part of the divine order. By Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder PRRI Over the last several weeks, the United States has engaged in a long-overdue reckoning with the racist symbols of the past, tearing down […]

More than 100 men, women, and children were taken away from the coves of West Cork to the slave markets of North Africa. At that time the population consisted chiefly of Irish and settlers from England who had arrived some years earlier to work in the lucrative pilchard fishery under lease from the O’Driscoll chieftain, […]

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, frontman of the pioneering reggae outfit Toots and the Maytals and one of the greatest voices in popular music, died Friday evening at the age of 77. “It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family at the University […]

“It’s time to bring the noise again from a place called home”—Chuck D on What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down By Jazz MonroeAugust 28, 2020 Public Enemy have announced What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down, their first new album for Def Jam in more than 20 years. The follow-up […]

Having made a conscious choice to avoid upgrading to the latest build of Windows 10, anyone installing KB4023057 will be disappointed to find that the patch ultimately results in build 2004 being installed. The update applies to many builds of Windows 10 — specifically 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903 and 1909 — […]

Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association form a critical link in black America’s centuries-long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. As the leader of the largest organized mass movement in black history and progenitor of the modern “black is beautiful” ideal, Garvey is now best remembered as a champion of the back-to-Africa […]

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve undoubtedly seen the constant barrage of stories covering the collective societal frustration with the endemic racism that has plagued this country for centuries. Aside from highlighting the protests of social injustice around the country and the world, these stories have also shown frightening interactions between […]

For most of American history, the light-skinned Jesus conjured up by white congregations demanded the preservation of inequality as part of the divine order. By Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder PRRI Over the last several weeks, the United States has engaged in a long-overdue reckoning with the racist symbols of the past, tearing down […]

A group of about twenty veterans gathered near a bridge along the west branch of South Carolina’s Stono River in the early morning light of September 9, 1739. These were no provincial militiamen, but African slaves. With their appointed leader Jemmy directing, the Africans broke into a nearby storehouse kept by Robert Bathurst and a […]

The name Pedro Camejo might not be so popular in history books or around the world but in Venezuelan history and to the large black community in Venezuela, he is a celebrated figure whose presence as a soldier in the War of Independence moved the nation closer to becoming free. Pedro Camejo, who is called […]

On March 14, 1793 Chloe Cooley, an enslaved Black woman in Queenston, was bound, thrown in a boat and sold across the river to a new owner in the United States. Her screams and violent resistance were brought to the attention of Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe by Peter Martin, a free Black and former […]