Encyclopaedia Africana

C Encyclopaedia Africana January 20, 2021 CORI BUSH

The only way you can make change is if you open your mouth and you’re willing to have dialogue and sit with people.”

Encyclopaedia Africana N January 17, 2021 New Cross Fire: Forty years on from the New Cross fire, what has changed for black Britons?

New Cross is fundamental because it contains all the features of racism that Black people in Britain have long suffered: the racial violence, police abuse, neglect by the state; in turn, it tells us of the community’s resistance. Forty years on, recalling the events seems vital, especially in this moment of renewed optimism after the Black Lives Matter protests, because the legacies of New Cross still resonate.

Q January 10, 2021 QAnon

QAnon has evolved into an extremist religio-political ideology.

Encyclopaedia Africana J December 24, 2020 JOHN ROBERT LEWIS

US Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights legend and longtime congressman, died at the age of 80 on July 17, 2020

Encyclopaedia Africana S December 12, 2020 SUS LAWS/STOP AND SEARCH

The black community is still being disproportionately stopped by police a long time since the notorious ‘Sus’ laws. That breeds generational cycles of hate and hostility

Encyclopaedia Africana N December 12, 2020 THE NEW CROSS FIRE: 13 DEAD AND NOTHING SAID

Today,” she says, “if police were investigating a controversial, serious case like this it would take up to two years, or even longer, before an inquest would be called. To me it seems as though the authorities just wanted to hurry things up so the whole issue could be shut away and forgotten about.”

B Encyclopaedia Africana December 12, 2020 THE BELGIAN CONGO (DRC) & KING LEOPOLD II OF BELGIUM

The Belgian king was one of the main encouragers of the Berlin Conference, which redrew the map of Africa – in his own words, Leopold II did not want to take the risk of missing “ A fine chance to secure for ourselves a slice of this magnificent African cake”

Encyclopaedia Africana G December 12, 2020 GERMANY’S COLONIAL HISTORY

Imperial Germany and its genocidal greed.

Encyclopaedia Africana M December 12, 2020 KILLED BY NAZIS: MAHJUB BIN ADAM MOHAMED

Black people were among the victims of the Nazis. The documented case of Mahjub bin Adam Mohamed also offers insight into Germany’s colonial past.

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