King Amador – Resistance to the Portuguese enslavement.

Amador led a major slave revolt in 1595 on the island of São Tomé that came close to…

Solitude – La mulatresse solitude

Commonly remembered in Guadeloupe as “la mulâtresse Solitude” (“Solitude the Mulatto Woman”), Solitude has become a legendary figure…

Phillis Wheatley

Poet, considered a founder of African American literature, was born around 1753, probably among the Fulani peoples living…

RUFINA – Illegally enslaved twice

An African woman illegally enslaved twice, first in Africa and then in Uruguay. Although it cannot be known…

Independence Day – Togo

In this day 1960, Togo the former German colony that gained independence from France. It’s been 60 years…

How Togo came to have its name

One of the more fascinating ways to look at the small country of Togo is that if Ghana’s…

Slavery memorial – Lisbon 2020

In 2020 a Memorial will be erected in Lisbon in honor of the victims of the slave trade,…

Slavery memorial – Lisbon 2020

In 2020 a Memorial will be erected in Lisbon in honor of the victims of the slave trade,…

Slavery memorial Lisbon

In 2020 a Memorial will be erected in Lisbon in honor of the victims of the slave trade,…

Tribute to Fela Kuti

The Phenomenon Over a decade after his death, vindication has come to Fela Kuti, Africa’s musical genius. AfroBeat,…