Yoruba Queen with American trade links | Black Histories

Did you know that Yoruba Queen, Oni Oluwo decorated her streets with American plants ?  🌍  Please share this to promote our #BlackHistory comic book series which will be released Summer 2024 🌍  and subscribe for regular snippets of Black History. Oni Oluwo was so upset when her regalia was splashed with mud that she ordered every road toContinue reading “Yoruba Queen with American trade links | Black Histories”

Prisoners of War | Black Histories

Did you know that many of the enslaved Africans were purchased prisoners of war?  🌍  Please share this to promote our #BlackHistory comic book series which will be released Summer 2024 🌍  As the Europeans instigated an arms race between African Nations by trading guns for people, most of the people sold into slavery were very warContinue reading “Prisoners of War | Black Histories”

The Moors | Short Black Histories

Imagine Muslim international traders, the world’s best scientists, mathematicians, elaborate riches and sophisticated dining practices and you have the Moors. Testimonies to their presence features in many African, Arabic and European towns as well as our language (img). Words with the prefix “Al” such as algebra, alcohol, chemistry, nadir, alkaline, and cipher entered the language.Continue reading “The Moors | Short Black Histories”

The Soninke | Short black histories

By 833AD Ancient Ghana had gained an international reputation of being the land of iron and gold. Trade was rich due to its position as an intersect between north and sub-Saharan and North Saharan Africa. The Sonkinke essentially became brokers who would add a commission / tax for the luxury of trading in Djenne. BrokersContinue reading “The Soninke | Short black histories”

Update on Black History Comic, My Roots Go Deep

Update on comic book, My Roots Go DeepAs many of you know, I have received a publishing deal for a graphic novel to teach black history Sharing our history, instilling pride and using the comic book as a “Trojan Horse” for further development of knowledge have been frequently mentioned as what families want from theContinue reading “Update on Black History Comic, My Roots Go Deep”

“Was Cleopatra black?”… no but it’s more complicated than that

Please subscribe to my blog if you like this post The question of Cleopatra’s ethnicity has echoed from Egyptians to the black diaspora, the British and Americans as each try to lay claim to the Queen of the one of the greatest African Empires of all time. Having just returned from Egypt on our honeymoon,Continue reading ““Was Cleopatra black?”… no but it’s more complicated than that”

How should we remember our heroes?

How should we remember our heroes? How about as a mirage of complexities for us to take inspiration from AND to critique? We’re in the process of shooting trailers for the upcoming #MyRootsGoDeep comic book series.  The comic will educate the youth on the amazing history of the African diaspora. Our attainment of philosophy, science,Continue reading “How should we remember our heroes?”

Black History Comic | Coming Soon

Black History Comic coming soon “To know where you’re going, you need to know where you’ve come from…” And if you don’t know where you’re from, you’ll believe anyone who tells you Learning my history has been a monumental boost to my esteem, drive, motivation and inner peace. I can’t wait to help other childrenContinue reading “Black History Comic | Coming Soon”

Apologising for the Slave Trade

Question; why should one grandfather be remembered and another forgotten?  Apologising on behalf of the nation for harm done, seems very British to me http://www.blackhistory.school Its objection has me curious of the objector’s perspective The nation thanks and remembers soldiers who fought for the nation Erects monuments to animals who served in war and EmpireContinue reading “Apologising for the Slave Trade”