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As long as you're human, you're an African



It opened with this startling declaration: “Don't care where you come from/As long as you're a black man, you're an African.” None of the usual …
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Carolyn Cooper | As long as you’re human, you’re an African | Commentary


Peter Tosh’s provocative song, African, on his militant Equal Rights album, was released more than 40 years ago. It opened with this startling declaration: “Don’t care where you come from/As long as you’re a black man, you’re an African.”

None of the usual distinguishing features mattered to Tosh. Nationality, religion and complexion – high, low or in-between – could not alter the black person’s fundamental African identity. I’m sure Tosh knew that the average Jamaican would not welcome the label ‘African’. The dominant images of the African continent in the local media were, and still are, largely negative. Deprivation and disease!

Proverbial wisdom in Jamaica still asserts that “nutten black nuh good”. ‘African’ is rather worse. In a society that rewards ‘high’ colour and devalues…

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South African cannibals ‘tired of eating human flesh’ sentenced to life in prison for murder


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December 13, 2018 17:21:23

A South African man who walked into a police station carrying body parts and claimed he was “tired of eating human flesh” has been sentenced to life in prison for murder, along with one of his accomplices.

Key points:

  • Nino Mbatha was arrested after he pulled a human hand and a leg out of his bag in a police station in 2017
  • Judge Peter Olsen called the case the “stuff of nightmares”
  • The men’s previous appearances in court were met with large…

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‘Tired of eating human flesh’: South African court jails two men in cannibal case | World news


Two South African men accused of cannibalism were given life sentences for murder on Wednesday, with the judge saying they were guilty of “the most heinous crime”.

Judge Peter Olsen sentenced Nino Mbatha, 33, and Lungisani Magubane, 32, to life in prison for the killing last year of Zanele Hlatshwayo, the Witness newspaper said.

Mbatha, a traditional healer, was arrested after handing himself in at a police station in Estcourt, a town in KwaZulu-Natal province. He was carrying a bag containing a human leg and a hand. He told officers he was “tired of eating human flesh”.

Police refused to believe his claims until he took them to a house where more body parts were found.

A third man was acquitted. Seven people were initially arrested.

The judge acquitted Mbatha for being in possession…

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Documentary Human Zoos Is Screened at Detroit’s African-American History Museum


A few weeks ago on November 11, the Discovery Institute-produced documentary Human Zoos was screened before an engaged audience at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit. The world’s largest museum devoted to African-American history, the Wright Museum is especially noted for its exhibition, And Still We Rise, which traces the African-American experience from its roots in Africa to its history in contemporary America through a series of immersive displays. Visitors journey through time as they walk through an African village, a slave fort and slave ship, the streets of Detroit in the early 20th century, and much more. 

Human Zoos was shown in the Wright Museum’s General Motors Theater. The film tells how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in what…

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Letter: Measuring human folly in St Vincent and the Grenadines


Dear Sir:

Writing on the issue of our rising violent crime rate here recently, our government here in St Vincent and the Grenadines has been telling us that young males here, quote; “have chosen to invest in low-end but dangerous gun violence and that these individuals have become “armed entrepreneurs”, living illegally off the fat of the land, making absolutely no contribution to the country’s development, sucking from it, and on innocent law-abiding people of all walks of life.”

Indeed, week after week and day after day, one tragedy after another is being reported here in the local press and on and on it goes, in this our never-ending hell. Murder, rape, burglary, child sex abuse! Man stab, man chop, woman hurt! Murder, rape, burglary, child sex, muggings, man…

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