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15 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won’t Teach in Schools

Slave revolt

Nat Turner’s Revolution‬

Nat Turner’s rebellion, also called the Southampton Insurrection, is probably the most famous slave uprising in North America. The revolt was brilliantly planned by Turner and took place August 1831 in Southampton County, Virginia. The Turner-led group of  “freedom fighters” killed up to 65 people of European descent, the highest number of fatalities caused by a slave uprising in the American South. Though the rebellion was quelled within a few days, Turner survived in hiding for more than two months afterward.

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Haitian Revolution

Haitian Revolution

The most successful slave uprising in the Western Hemisphere was the Haitian Revolution, which began in 1791. Dutty Boukman, an educated enslaved African from Jamaica who was sold to a French slave master in Haiti, organized and started the revolution that was eventually led the French to banned slavery on the island. Later, military mastermind Toussaint L’Ouverture led the revolution as the France, Britain, and Spain, governments tried to colonize Haiti and re-establish slavery. During the war, which culminated in the first independent black country in 1804, 100,000 French and British soldiers were killed.

Source: wikipedia.org

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  1. Reginald Bellamy says:

    This is a must read! I know most of us Black folk don't care much for reading but it doesn't come in video form. Take the time to educate yourselves. We MUST know our history people!

  2. Okay, everybody open up their world history textbooks and turn to page 13.

  3. Devon Powell says:

    it's good to read about slavery but it's even richer to read about the black king of england and rome …his 17 years rule.

  4. just the tip of the iceberg

  5. Daniel King says:

    The Bussa Rebellion in Barbados: On Sunday 14 April 1816 a major rebellion broke out in Barbados. This rebellion was carefully planned and organised by the senior enslaved men and women who worked on several estates and plantations.

    The rebellion started in the evening in the southeast parish of St Philip, spreading to most of the southern and central parishes of Christ Church, St. John, St. Thomas, St. George and parts of St. Michael. Three days later it was put down by the local militia (soldiers) and the imperial troops (the King's troops) stationed on the island. Martial law (army rule) was declared on Monday 15 April, and was lifted on 12 July.

  6. This is why all of us blacks from around the world. As in the African Americans Including Canada. Africans from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, Blk African in Europe, England France all over Europe, The Caribbean, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Virgin Islands, Black Africans from Brazil Panana, and the Rest of central and South America must stop hating each other and unite!

  7. Hello it was not Jamaica he was Garifuna In Saint Vincent they live in Honduras, Belize, n Guatemala now

  8. Tim Taylor Thetoolman says:

    This is what makes a direct connection (Black Star Line) and dual citizenship in select Afrikan countries is they way to give us a destination.

  9. look where we are now as a people. When we stopped fighting back because we got "christianized" we still remain slaves even today. They indoctrinated us and brainwashed us into "loving our slave masters and enemies" and we have no unity, no homeland, no culture, no economics, and most importantly no sacred spirituality…WAKE UP!

  10. You know, being from the Caribbean and having been taught Caribbean History in Elementary and High School, I always took it for granted that black americans knew the things that we know. I never knew that attempts were actually being made to erase the memory of slavery from the american psyche. that's not good at all.

  11. Thanks for the insult Reginald.

  12. ABS: Please consider renaming this wonderful article, 15 Human Acts of Self-Defense That Will Not Be Televised

  13. We Need LOVE !

  14. would have loved to see Yanga Gaspar on this

  15. so sad but its true, most of us have no clue…some just dont care. We of all people should care.

  16. Chad Burnett says:

    Great Article! Very refreshing for the mind…

  17. Not true.
    Remember the civil rights movement?
    Those were made up of Christians.
    Ethiopia defending against Italy?

    The problem is after blacks got a little freedom, we stop fighting.
    We got complacent.
    There is much more to be done.
    Ridding ourselves of Willie lynch syndrome should be first.

  18. wich king are u talking about ?

  19. Patricia Cunningham says:

    Most were not taught. However, we learned about the Nat Turner rebellion in American History, 11th grade back in early 60's. Took 2 American history courses in college, and again studied about Nat Turner. It's the many rebellions that took place outside present day U.S. that were not taught in public schools. Just saying.

  20. Nancy Leconte says:

    They forgot the Haitian revolution who succeeded in kicking out the French!

  21. Nancy Leconte says:

    The brainwash is more about "black can't fend for themselves, can't rule and can't grow without a master" …and the sad thing is it's working. we tend to believe just because it's black it's wack!!!

  22. There are prerequisites to teaching – LEARN!

    The Battle of Adwa is a famous battle won by Menelik II, King of Ethiopia in 1896. You can google Battle of Adwa and the year pops up along with several links about the story. 1963 is soooooooo far removed from that Battle, Menelik II was looong dead and gone and Haile Selassie was in power after usurping the crown prince, Menelik's grandson. What goes around comes around … and spreading misinformation, as was the case of Haile Selassie's divide and conquer tactics, never serves anyone's interest. Please STOP teaching until you have studied the matter diligently. African & African American studies have enough lies of omission and addition, let's not contribute to that.

    Battle of Adwa http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_adwa.html
    2nd Italian-Ethiopian War 1936-36, resulting in a 5 year Italian Occupation of Ethiopia (1936-1941), never called a colony since it was so short lived, thanks to WWII Allies defeating Mussolini. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Italo-Ethiopian_War

  23. The revolt of 2014 where the congress was guillotined in the national mall on TV to a cheering earth is great one.! That was the catalyst that propelled mankind into an age of progress and enlightenment for 700 years! I time travelled to see it myself.

  24. Menelik committed similar atrocities on Oromo people, he cut off the right hand of men and the right breast of women at a place called Annoole in Arsi province. Crime against humanity continues. The present Ethiopian government is committing equivalent crime and atrocities on Oromo and other peoples.

  25. Marcus TheArtof Warr I agree, why are we so quick to insult each other. I am black and I read, so I couldn't make a statement like that. We "embody" the negative attributes of this society as if they (the negatives) were a black thing!! Most Americans don't read,period…. We must stop marginalizing ourselves..

  26. Brilliant article! it shall be shared!

  27. Glester Thorpe says:

    The Haitian revolution was second on the list… Did you miss it?

  28. Lisa Champandard says:

    LOL. Yes, Americans in general don't read enough (films are easy to watch but too biased & do not require much thought). Read up on the history. My personal library is mainly African-American History and yet I am…did I forget to mention …[sigh]…white. :-/

    My thoughts after reading : "Incident"s by Harriet Jacobs, "We are your Sisters" by Dorothy Sterling; or F.Douglas or S. Truth's auto/biographies? Why did they not tell us *all this* in school. How many adults took the time (like I did) to delve into the matter more…?) Yes, I agree it's important to know the truth! Read up…all brothers and sister…but please also know full on that many are behind you in your quest for full equality. God bless. <3

  29. Lisa Champandard says:

    What a stupid comment. I've NEVER heard that and I'm now ( °gulp°) 46 years old! And white by the way…. Pay no mind to stupid white folk or whoever else out there (clearly with a negative IQ) that says such ludicrous things as that! Their comments are a waste of oxygen!

  30. In one of these picture as you see talking about Jamaican Maroons First off, It did not take place in Jamaica. It took place in the island of Saint Vincent and Grenadines Black Caribs Indians and the Africans who is known know as Garifunas in Centro america. Gave the french and english man a ass whipping
    Look up the Garifunas in Roatan Islands Honduras

  31. Yeah, … well in the rush to display the evils of "White colonials" and "Oppressive Arabs" etc., truths about African atrocities committed against Africans gets omitted – interferes with story line!

    I just want to support the oral and written story traditions from every where FOR every one. We are all related, a connection we either embrace or resist but one that never goes away, no matter how we are about it!

  32. Glester Thorpe says:

    Brother, while there were Maroons in both the Caribbean and South America, The First Maroon War happened in Jamaica. The Maroons in Jamaica were the first to throw off the white man's slavery. While Saint Vincent and Grenadines had their share of slave revolutions, Jamaica had more revolts than all the rest of the British Islands combined or more than any other caribbean island period.

  33. The Anglo-Asante Wars, the Battle of Adowa and the Battle of Isandlwana were not uprisings but confrontations between nations. The Africans who fought European foes in these conflicts were not under European rule at the time. Otherwise, the rest of the list is sound.

  34. Melle Fromelle says:

    The Rebels at the Stono Rebellion who were featured in this article were Catholic Congolese who converted with consent before being stolen from Africa and carried a statue of Mary ahead of them into battle. So this is not all true.

  35. William Terry Sutphin says:

    No unity??? Blacks had to be unified to conduct the Civil Rights movement. It wasn't a spontaneous outburst but a half century or more of orchestrated effort and some of it's was of clandestine nature going back as far as Booker T. and Dubois.

    No culture??? We have created some of of the most loved music and artistic expression since we've been in America. We have an "inside" language that we speak amongst ourselves and for many of us we meet up every Saturday and Sunday to affirm our community ties. I would say we have culture.

    To say we have no culture and no unity sounds like something a KKK would say. Maybe you have been brainwashed after all.

    We do not have to use these self loathing comments to stir us to do better.

    I'm encouraged.

  36. William Terry Sutphin says:

    What??? Blacks read all the time! 125th Street in Harlem is full of Bookstands. I know Blacks read where I'm from.

  37. William Terry Sutphin says:

    Why…because he was King of England instead of a Black struggling in South Carolina to throw the yoke off his neck?


  39. Alahyo Amira says:

    No, it's actually the many slave rebellions that took place right here in the U.S – revolts in New York, Georgia, Louisiana, both Carolinas, Virginia, Washington DC, the Southern isles – that are not taught in public schools. Which would make it American History.

  40. And still not taught nor mentioned is the Seminoles revolt in Florida with John horse

  41. Yes. Yanga Gaspar who won his own colony in Vera Cruz Mexico back in the 15oo's. What a story.

  42. Hello Everyone,
    Most important for me is the fact that many of us are paying attention. Maybe not to our own likeness but for the better there is dialogue. I appreciate the intention of awareness and it's so important that we continue to do our best to understand our history. When Zanj Rracc mentioned Yanga Gaspar it brought to my attention that we need to work a little harder and be more open minded about informing others. Don't just take other peoples word for it, do the research your-self. You too will find that there are many errors that are put out there for public information. Yanga Gaspar in my opinion should have been documented in this subject. It does make me uncomfortable when we are quick to make judgement on others "a learned behavior passed on from our colonizers" but I understand it to a certain degree. I say that because life taught me that what you know today can change tomorrow if you are living in the present. A philosophy from my own experience in life. Has that ever happened to you? a change of information on a subject you thought for a long time it was that way. Did you have the courage to admit you misunderstood something and apologized for it? I would love to continue this subject at a round table in person so we can experience a real community effort valuing our history. If that is of any interest to you please reply with a positive yes. I will appreciate that very much. By the way I have a place where we can all meet. Thank you, I'm Dr. Drum and I approve this message!

  43. As a country, we can scarcely perceive the magnitude of our progress. My grandmother and my uncle experienced circumstances that would break your heart. When they went to vote, they were asked impossible questions like, "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" When they couldn't answer, they couldn't vote. I once debated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. about whether an African American would ever be elected president. He believed it would happen within the next 40 years at the time — I believed it would never happen within my lifetime. I have never been happier to have been proven wrong. And since President Barack Obama's historic election, we've moved forward in courageous and beautiful ways: Dr. Maya Angelou

  44. Latoya Celia says:

    boukman didnt started the revolution in Haiti

  45. Latoya Celia says:

    Marcus TheArtof Warr hahahahahahahah

  46. Latoya Celia says:

    boukman and fatima organized the reunion of the slaves at bwa kaiman,but he didnt started the revolution

  47. Latoya Celia says:

    im talking of haiti

  48. Africa is still enslaved and its resources exploited.. may the true sons and daughters of the soil (not obama) save Africa and her children?

  49. Controlled Media keep us in bondage! We must develop alternative ways of circulating information in an increasingly fascist society.

  50. Controlled Media keep us in bondage! We must develop alternative ways of circulating information in an increasingly fascist society.

  51. Wow!! Great Read. It's sad as that even now in 2013 the majority of people of African decent are still oblivious to any reveloution brought on & won by our own people. But we do know about the great ones that were killed fighting for what they believed in. I wonder if there was a "silent point" being made in doing that? Anywho SOoo much needs to change with not only our country, the world & soon. ♡

  52. In the last piece about Ethiopia and Italy, the 1963 date should be changed to 1936 – 1941. This a very fine collection of conflicts.

  53. While Ralph makes an insult, even Malcom's autobio has a saying. "If you want to hide something from a Negro, put it in a book." I hope Ralph is a good reader.

  54. Thank you fr publishing these critically important stories for all to see.

  55. In 1986, a "historical fiction" book about the Nat Turner Revolution had become a best seller. The writer, William Styron, had Nat Turner with his focus on a white woman. I was teaching at Morris Brown at the time after arriving from Guyana and was amazed that the reading center had that book as one of its class sets. I would be even more amazed later to find how many African Americans purchased that filth distorting the history of Nat Turner.

  56. Joey Santiago says:

    In 1845 the african slaves in the Danish Virgin Islands started what today is call the great fire burn. In started in Fredericksted and reach Kingshill when then Governor General Van Schoulton proclaim that all slave be freed. He knew they where going to burn the island down so he had no choice.

  57. Learned something new today. Thanks Marvin.

  58. Learned something new today. Thanks Marvin.

  59. I'm lucky to have visited the sites of some of these struggles: Nat Turner's (30 miles from where I grew up and I pass it monthly), Adwa in Ethiopia and all over Haiti. Haiti built forts afterwards: http://marvintjones.com/wordpress/?p=23

  60. Since slaves are not based on color anymore….I wonder when the next Fireburn will be?

  61. africans dnt hate blacks, get that straight, its the african americans who do that,

  62. in america, u see 2 blacks fighting then another black man brings out fone to take a video of it, instead of trying to solve the issue, u wont see this in africa, someone will just cm and stop the fight, get that straight, here in ghana its gud here,

  63. William, all so called Black people weren't for the civil rights movement, they thought they were doing just fine. Inside language, you mean bad English. just because a few succeed doesn't mean the entire people have elevated but still be encouraged. We've been here five hundred years and the best we can do is be encouraged? That's sad.

  64. B Nichole Liburd says:

    Really? Americans as a whole don't like reading. That is intensified the closer to the poverty line you are, for various reasons across races. If we didn't like reading, we wouldn't be on this website.

  65. B Nichole Liburd says:

    Lisa Champandard that's the thing right there. You would literally have much less of a chance of hearing it because you are white. It's like 2x as hard 1/2 as far, did you have to hear that every morning waking up as a kid? I did

  66. B Nichole Liburd says:

    Kencho Mugabe Pirlo Lie. As Africa is a continent and not a country. In parts of Nigeria they come to the village and tell everyone tomorrow we r going to rob you, and they do it. I've been on the continent and I have many friends who are direct products of and are themselves of the continent. Things happen in urban areas and rural areas there just as they do here. I've seen cell phone videos of jumping and burning. read news reports of gang rapes and abuses. Get OUT of here. Shifting blame isn't going to solve anything. THAT's THE PROBLEM

  67. B Nichole Liburd says:

    They also don't mention that the first non native permanent settlers we're actually African. The Spaniards left them in SC after they rebelled and ran off. Then the Spaniards were not able to take care of the settlement, couldn't survive the few that did went back home. Did you learn about that too Patricia? There's a lot they don't teach. That is just the tip of the iceburg. #JustSaying

  68. Zay Amun-Ra says:

    Get rid of Christianity and Islam

  69. Shaka Moustafa says:

    That's what's up KING

  70. in most cases yes

  71. Hypocrisy on the part of Ben Jealous and what the NAACP is doing in Detroit, Michigan by having local chapter attorney representing a candidate who is wanting to suppress election fraud evidence uncovered during the recount of the August 6, 2013 mayoral primary.

    Attorney Butch Hollowell who represents Detroit branch of the NAACP and a candidate Mike Duggan argued before the Wayne County Board of Canvassers to suppress evidence of election. The evidence of election fraud is associated with attorney Hollowell’s candidate/client. The Rev. Wendell Anthony who heads up the Detroit local branch has not spoken out against the fraud, instead has remain silent while attorney Hollowell fights get the fraud evidence from going to the Wayne County Prosecutor. Not one word from Ben Jealous on the conflict of attorney Hollowell, or the silence from Rev. Anthony on the election fraud.

    This leads many Detroiters to believe the NAACP supports election and voter fraud. There is a growing dislike of the NAACP in regards to Detroit situation. Many in the community are mounting a challenge to make it hard leading to the 2014 elections.

    If the NAACP cannot support Fair and Honest election now, why would they be supportive in 2014?

  72. Resoum Kidane , You should be leaking your fascist hired slave ass wound than talking about Ethiopians.Is it because you have a democrat and caring leader that 180 of your people died crossing the sea from Africa to Italy lampedusa this week?

  73. Luka Ngoyi says:

    Spot on brother! By the way, there is enough land, and plenty of culture, for all oiur brethren in America! Just come home!!

  74. I do not see a black man .I SEE A MAN.when our history
    Was being made there was oppression of one set of men.
    The POOR MAN. By the thieving rich.. the kings.lords .ladies.
    Take ireland for instance the rich white lords stole most of the
    Land of the native irish.as regards SLAVERY it is a very complex
    Subject.to complex to detail here.cotton and factory
    Workers in industrialised uk force to to work for low pay
    We must not forget the vast amount of Christian slaves
    By the arab states .we the poor have all .and our slaves
    By the rich.for the rich.

  75. Who put it together?

  76. Thank you

  77. gotta dig yall..nat is just one…there was an ongoing campaign againt the white american establishment..this is why slavery end..after blacks indians or indigenous and mexicans fought against white settler in fierce battles, they had no other option but to cease the institution of slavery and make it play out through the present day judicial system..this is why they create law geared at incarceration of black ppl..like sagging of pants..terrorist threats etc;

  78. Steven Tilmon says:

    Sad thing about that, @ Nancy, is that we've only been in this state (westernized/slave minded) since the mid-16th century. What about ALL we knew & learned before that?? We as African Americans 2day need the children of the ancestors that never left Africa to pass that knowledge on over to us so the gap can be closed/bridged.

  79. Steven Tilmon says:

    Sad thing about that, @ Nancy, is that we've only been in this state (westernized/slave minded) since the mid-16th century. What about ALL we knew & learned before that?? We as African Americans 2day need the children of the ancestors that never left Africa to pass that knowledge on over to us so the gap can be closed/bridged.

  80. Jeremiah Tiggy Taylor says:

    I agree with you bruh!!! Damn negropeans want to attack each other while over looking the entire message!!! So busy staring at the words that you cant hear the voice. Of course he was speaking in general…and HE IS RIGHT!!!!!! If you read good for you…try to get someone else to do the same!!! In order to change you have to know what you are and what you are changing to.

  81. Angela Reid says:

    Some of these are taught in schools–those schools who have teachers who share more than "His-story"!

  82. Tauruss Debull says:

    The Tacky guy, who led the Tacky War in Jamaica against the European colonial monsters, from Ghana is probably a Ga from Accra or an Adangbe from the coastal outskirts of Accra……. As his name suggests, the name is "TACKIE", and one of the Kings of Accra was called King Tackie Tawiah, so probably a descendant who knows? The colonial bigots robbed and raped , corrupted everything Afrikan, including our names. Certainly no school in Africa or anywhere in the world will teach such a worthy history because all what we learn in school today from nursery to university was designed by by the colonial monsters to screw our minds and thinking into succumbing to their hegemony. No country or system built on lies and illusion shall ever remain standing forever, even Carthage has fallen.

  83. Warren Tickner says:

    Good read Buti!

  84. Abel Debalque says:

    Resoum Kidane Menelik was asked by the governer of Tigray to ampute the hands od the askaris or Italian mercenarys and he couldn't object it. He panished them

  85. Wellette Seyon says:

    WHY IS IT THAT EVERYTIME I SEE ETHIOPIANS AND ERITRIANS ON A COMMENT THREAD YOU ALWAYS DEGRADE EACH OTHER!!!! DIVIDE AND CONQUER METHODS DID NOT START WITH MENELIK I or EMPEROR HAILE SELLASSIE I!! BUT SURELY HAVE BEEN THEIR MOST DESTRUCTIVE WHEN USED BY EUROPEANS AS A METHOD OF TURNING AFRIKANS OF THE SAME ORIGIN AGAINST EACHOTHER and Afrikans and black peoples with a similar history of oppression the world over against each other!!!! PLEASE grow up!!! Thank you, Abel Debalque for putting things in perspective! THAT's what happens when you read and don't listen and perpetuate the lies and rumors of folklore and hearsay…..Martha Soloman, you could stand to read and study MORE…a "rush to display the evils of White colonials"? Are you kidding….there is enormous evidence of this, documented history of this…where then is the rush to judgement!!!! WHAT are you talking about?!!!!! Why is there ALWAYS a Black person or Afrikan who is willing to defend the atrocious acts of White colonialist at the expense of their own…in your attempt to affrim what you feel is truth….ughh!

  86. Wellette Seyon says:

    The Catholic Church "Christianized" racism and systematically "kicked out" out the early Afrikan Catholic priests in order to gain wealth and power. What are you talking about RACE is not an issue. they made White racism a law that was punishable if not practiced by all people of European decent. Your ancestors SURELY saw a black man and made it an issue. White racism is the underbelly of all modern 1st World societies where white people and Europeans are the dominant culture and are in power today. So if you are suffering as a white man today, it is because your people are not as bold as your ancestors in their willingness to do whatever takes to enslave a race of people today!!!!! U show me where Black and Afrikan people in the US and elsewhere have systematically oppressed, disenfranchised, and enslaved another race due to their belief that the Black race is superior to and therefore deserved to rule another race, specifically the white race, and have the right to benefit from the toil and suffering of the say, White race, anywhere, at any given time in modern or antiquated history. STOP It!!! That's called cognitive dissonance…look it up…

  87. You are a stupid idiot. Do you know why you don't read? You obviously need to read.

  88. Lo Key Crymea River says:

    Who told you black folk don't care much for reading? I'm sick of you bone carrying negroes always taking whatever massa tells you and spreading it all through the community like a freaking virus. Obviously we read or we wouldn't have clicked on this link in the first place. I suppose you want to feel somehow special because you have read a book or two. Now you want to pretend you are one of the "rare" blacks because the rest of us couldn't possibly have read anything. Sit your silly behind down somewhere. It's bad enough when other groups insult and belittle us. It' DISGUSTING when we do it to ourselves.

  89. Lo Key Crymea River says:

    Jeremiah Tiggy Taylor a true Negropean comes on a post full of people who obviously read and hurls self deprecating insults. An even TRUER negropean defends him.

  90. Lo Key Crymea River says:

    Marvin T. Jones so what if he did say it? He wasn't perfect. He dropped his European slave name and picked up an Arabic slave name as if the Arabs did not and do not participate in slavery. To this day they still have the wickedest slave trade! A lot of people are not as "free" as they think.

  91. It is reported by a white person, who appears to be an historian or the like, on a major white Christian station that Europeans found Christianity in Africa and now make it look like they brought Christianity to us Africans. Does anything good come out of Europe? Their continent has two things dirt and snow, and their people know one things kill steal and destroy!

  92. Marc Negrodamus says:


  93. Marc Negrodamus says:

    Marvin T. Jones Marvin T. Jones AINT GONNA LIE… I'M GLAD Marvin T. Jones REPLIED AS SUCH.


  94. Marc Negrodamus says:

    Marvin T. Jones … I just wanna make SUUUUUUUUURE Marvin saw my response. JUST IN CASE he EVER FEELS the NEED to QUOTE MALCOLM X IN ANY OTHER SETTING OF BLACK FOLK.

  95. Vincy Powa says:

    The PAINTING of the "FIRST MAROON WAR" is ACTUALLY a DEPICTION of an ORIGINAL PAINTING by Agostino Brunias of the SIGNING of the TREATY between the BLACK CARIB CHIEFS of St. Vincent and the BRITISH during the first CARIB WARS in 1773.

    The ATLANTIC BLACKSTAR needs to do some RESEARCH on the BLACK CARIB WARS in St. Vincent during the 1770's.

  96. Trinity Washington says:


  97. Chuck Taylor says:

    Maahcus TheArtof LovenWar How can you say it is an insult? When it's true for so many of us. The perceived insult should be motivation for we as a people to be very aggressive in spreading this information. Just maybe we can begin to teach our children about more than materialism that has our kids killing and robbing each other as well as us over Polo,Hollister,New Religion,Rims,Jordans,LeBron James shoes. Being questioned about a $300 belt and a $2700 purse would tell me that it is insanity to continue to but from those that hate,despise and would gladly love to see ALL BLACK PEOPLE in jail or dead!!

  98. If we look at what is printed in newspapers and magazines, or if we read history books most of what we read is insulting, embarrassing or they are promoting “white supremacy. I think that has a lot to do with why some may not read. I didn’t do very much reading until my brother gave me the Autobiography of Malcolm X, after that I sort out reading materials. Bottom line, we will read when we find articles like this one and not something showing all black prison populations, blacks killing blacks (as if whites don’t kill other whites). I’m sure if these stories printed on this page were all white people had to read, they wouldn’t read either.

  99. Chris Smallaxe McCabe says:

    Too few, esp. of working class, & not just Black people, read nearly enough, & the history we're fed is well edited. There's another story in how intelligent people who aren't academic or don't have any kind of head start in education get put off learning & school altogether.

  100. Shehannie Wong says:

    But where is there mention of ZUMBI dos Palmares?! You talked briefly about Brazil, but no Zumbi!! I love this anyway!!

  101. We must speak the truth; even if it is against our very selves. I agree with Reginald: Most of us Black folks don't care much for reading. This massive lack of interest in reading is a statistical fact. But if we take that as an insult, we miss the opportunity to help our people. There is a minority of us who like to read, but as a whole; our people lack a prodigious capacity to absorb the printed page. Most Black people know the history of Abraham Lincoln and Samuel Adams, but know nothing, or very little, about Toussaint L,Ouverture, Nate Turner and Marcus Garvey. "READ! IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD….

  102. Reading all of your comments makes me realize how much I don't know, and how I must read even more than I have been reading.

  103. Steve Babb says:

    Maahcus Reginald didn't insult anyone,if you felt insulted maybe he hit the nail on your head.just saying.

  104. u can stop with the false Jim Crowisms…jus cause u kno a few blacks that don't like to read…say your piece in positivity. inspire. encourage. enlighten….leave out the hate YOUR slavemaster filled you with…thank u

  105. Its a shame how the "Christians" have ppl believing Haiti is poverty stricken because of Voodoo( Voudon the West Afrikan Religion)…I choose to believe they opted for poverty, live off the land and run the French out of there rather than making them (the french) rich working for pennies after slavery was abolished

  106. Ibrahim Sharif Hughes says:

    Insult? How many homes of our friends and family do we go into and see a VAST DVD and video game library and few IF ANY books?!

  107. Black people against the world smh….

  108. caption quite misleading…why need to include Arab oppression? were there any arab majority in US involved in slavery and oppression? …stereotyping again..

  109. i know it,s realy bad, hay have a read of this, i wont cry about my ansestors, i wont be looking or expecting an apology it,s ok it,s history, isnt it.


  110. i know it,s realy bad, hay have a read of this, i wont cry about my ansestors, i wont be looking or expecting an apology it,s ok it,s history, isnt it.


  111. I'm gonna be honest here, I have had a few Bacardi and cokes so I feel like sharing something.

    I grew up in Edgware north London, and I had a few Jamaican and Black friends, I even dated a black girl, but despite this, Racism was ingrained in me. My family and friends and neighbours, and even the media and press, made me become a bit racist. I have battled this for many years, and the man I am now and the father and grandfather I have become, knows that these deep thoughts are wrong, but they are there, and everyday I strive to rise above them.

    You may wonder why I am sharing this with you, it is because I want You to understand how racism works, it is like a poison that infects the mind, and in my experience the only antidote is education and integration!!!

    sorry if i caused any offence.

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