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New Book Highlights Former Slaves Turned Entrepreneurs

A new book unearths the unsung stories of six African-Americans who escaped slavery and became successful entrepreneurs, the Philadelphia Tribune reported.

Dubbed Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires the book—which was penned by author and Morehouse graduate Shomari Wills—delves into the journeys of self-made Black men and women who created businesses in the 19th century and their contributions to changing the face of entrepreneurship.

Amongst those featured in the book include: Annie Turnbo Malone, a chemist who founded the first national hair care product line and hired Madam C.J. Walker to work for her brand; Mary-Ellen Pleasant, a civil rights activist; O.W. Gurley, who is credited for building the…

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Beware of the Arab Slave Traders

Slavery in Libya

As the flood of Afrakans trying to flee the continent for a better life in Europe increases a new form of injustice is coming to light. Many Sub-Saharan migrants are ending up as slaves in Libya and other North Afrakan countries. After numerous complaints from survivors about the existence of the internationally outlawed practice, CNN sent a news team to Libya to investigate.

What the CNN undercover team discovered was horrific. Not only was it true, the practice was rampant. This is a warning to all Afrakan migrants hoping to reach Europe by going through North Afraka; beware of the Arab slave traders.

Slave Trading in Libya

The unethical nature of some humans is boundless. Last year it was revealed that Arabs were killing numerous Black Afrakan migrants for their internal organs as part of the illegal organ trade. It would be incorrect to suggest that all Arabs are morally corrupt.

However, there seems to be a pattern when it comes to the treatment of Black Afrakans by other races. It can only be attributed to the fact that they view Black Afrakans as sub-humans, undeserving of empathy of condition and respect of personhood.

The condition and treatment of Black Afrakans will continue to digress until we learn to manage the mechanisms of Life. Survival no longer depends on the resources that nature provides but the ways and means in which we can manipulate nature to sustain us.

Afraka is the most resource rich continent on Earth yet instead of learning to harness its riches, Afrakans are trying to escape to other continents. Our leaders need to put education first so that the creative process in all Afrakans can be rejuvenated. Afraka can become as prosperous as any other continent. All we need is education and determination.