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We Are Looking for YOU: African Writers, Historians and Pan Africanists

We welcome submissions and PAY for submissions to GlobalBlackHistory.com from writers who are passionate about our mission: highlighting the best in Africa and the African diaspora’s innovation and discussing pertinent global issues of our...

The War on Africa’s Economic Development: Feminism and NGOs

Now that all African countries are independent from European colonial rule, western countries have decided to wage another battle: war on African families and economic development by promoting western style feminism and NGOs bent...

14th Century Luba Kingdom in Central Africa

In the late 14th and early 15th century, in central Africa a kingdom rose to prominence known as the Luba dynasty. This empire was located in the southern savanna between the Kasai and Lualaba...

Forgotten History: Desegregation of Boston Public Schools

The desegregation of Boston public schools (1974–1988) was a period in which the Boston Public Schools were under court control to desegregate through a system of busing students. The call for desegregation and the...

Robert Mugabe: How It All Began

On November 21, President Robert Mugabe announced his resignation, less than two week after Zimbawe's military took control of government. To understand why Mugabe was able to rule for 37 years, one must understand...

Gerontocracy: Rule of Old in African Culture

Gerontocracy is a state or group governed by old people. In its purest form, the council of elders govern for the greater good of the community based on the concept of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is...

Zimbabwe: Military Exercise or Coup?

Zimbabwe’s Defense Forces led by General Constantine Chiwenga made history in Zimbabwe when they announced their taking control of government through correctional exercises.  The military leaders who have traditionally sided with Robert Mugabe are...

Mengistu’s Rise to Power in Ethiopia

One of the longest surviving dynasties in not only African history but world history was the Solomonic dynasty in Ethiopia. It is important to note that Ethiopia was the only African country that was...

Sankara: Women’s Rights Advocate, NOT Feminist

President Thomas Sankara is one of Africa’s favorite sons, he had the reputation of having results and getting things done and so it is not uncommon that everyone wants to attach their causes to...

Why are NGOs Waging War on Tanzania?

Whenever an African country is on a path to development and progress there are whispers from western liberals to find ways to derail economic development. Africa is rising and most African nations are finally...

Feminists Silent About America’s Child Marriages

While American feminists travel around the globe promoting women's empowerment, they have lost sight of problems in their own country. The United States of America, the richest country in the world still has one...

Africans Seek Justice Against Witchcraft

55% of Africans who are 19-45 years of age believe in witchcraft according to a Gallup poll conducted in 2009. Witchcraft broadly means the practice of, and belief in, sorcery, magical skills and abilities...

The Lost Decade: Africa in 1980s

During the 1980s, Sub-Saharan Africa was mired in mounting debt. African countries where not just in debt but were drowning in debt. Those that had followed the Soviet model as well as those that...

Marshall: The Movie

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion...

Thomas Sankara: An African Hero

“We have to dare to invent the future . . . Everything that we are capable of imagining we are also capable of attaining.” President Thomas Sankara Unapologetic in his love for Africa. Uncompromising in...

Mugabe Defends North Korea At UN. Here’s why

Robert Mugabe, the eloquent Zimbabwean President a part of the old guard of first generation post colonial leaders' always delivers one of the most anticipated  speeches at the annual United Nations gathering. This year...

A Brief History of Lesotho and King Moshoeshoe

Lesotho is a landlocked country within a country (South Africa) but remains a sovereign nation. The nation of Lesotho is exceptional because it is one of the few countries on earth where most of...

Leopold Senghor’s 20 Years of French Rule in Senegal

Leopold Senghor the first President of Senegal was one of the most celebrated Africans in French history for his contribution to furthering French interests in Senegal.  In order to reciprocate the goodwill Senghor was...

12 Years A Failure: Faoure Gnassingbe of Togo

For the past 50 years, one family has ruled Togo but with nothing to show. President Faure Gnassingbe, the American educated President is currently presiding over a meagre 4.4BN GDP economy as of 2015....

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah: Making History at John Hopkins Neurosurgery

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah made history in March when she was accepted as the first black female neurosurgeon resident at John Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurological surgery program. The highly selective program accepts just two to five...