|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on December 22, 2015 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
The City of Brussels has cancelled plans to hold an homage to King Leopold II on Thursday evening in front of the statue of the former Belgian king. Protest against the event was at the heart of the decision to cancel, due to the dubious role the king played in the colonial history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
According to Brussels alderman Geoffroy Coomans de Brachène, the event was co...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on June 4, 2015 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
Not too ago long just 1904. In 1904, Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us.
The black clergymen who had been summoned to Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church for an emergency meeting on the morning of Monday 10 September 1906, arrived in a state of outrage. A day earlier, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on March 2, 2014 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED KONGO (Central Africa) the Kongo and the Portuguese
Extending over a large portion of South-West Africa, borders covering the current country of Congo and his alter ego Zaire, Angola, a small part of Mozambique and Gabon is about more than 300 000 km2 of land controlled by a Christian ruler, the Mani Kongo (or MweneKongo).
From the seventh century, the Kongo Empire is...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on March 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM||comments (6)|
“Tell Me Again”
Tell me again why we should forget
I see that you haven’t forgotten Pearl Harbor yet
Tell me again why you say you can’t
You paid everyone else for their time in the camps
Tell me again why we should ignore
The many times you said “you’re mama’s a whore”
Tell me again why because we fail to seeRead Full Post »
Kimpa Vita (1684 to 1706) Saint of Kongo.The founder of the first black Christian movement in Africa..
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on March 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM||comments (2)|
Kimpa Vita (Dona Beatriz) (1684–1706) Saint of Kongo
One of the first African women to fight against European dominance in Africa during the colonial period & expose the racism and misogyny in the Catholic church.
The founder of the first black Christian movement in Sub-Saharan Africa.
She fought all forms of slavery, and tried to reconcile Christianity with African religions and beliefs, teac...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on September 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Your mobile phone and PC Cause the Genocide In Congo
The mobile phone in your pocket PC at your offices and LapTop helping to fund armed militia groups sponssoring by west and east mullti nationa electronics company in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that use rape and murder as weapons of war, campaigners have warned.
Insurgents in the central African state are earning up to £118 million every year by selling four so-called “blood minerals” that a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on September 28, 2011 at 4:20 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on July 17, 2011 at 6:25 PM||comments (11)|
LUMUMBA'S LAST MESSAGE TO HIS WIFE( I typed it in tears)
I am writing this without knowing whether you will ever get it, or when, or whether I shall be alive when you read it. Throughout my struggle for the independence of my country I have never for one instant doubted that the sacred cause to which my friends and I have given our lives would triumph in the end...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on July 9, 2011 at 8:45 AM||comments (0)|
A poem by Patrice Lumumba
By Sipho Nkala
O black man, beast of burden through the centuries,
Your ashes scattered to the winds of heaven,
There was a time when you built burial temples
In which your murderers sleep their final sleep.
Hunted down and tracked, driven from your homes.
Beaten in battles where brute force prevailed.
Barbaric centuries of rape and carnage
That offered y...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on May 11, 2011 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making sexual violence against women 26 times more common than previously thought, a study concluded Tuesday. More than 400,000 women and girls between the ages of 15 to 49 were raped in the vast, war-ravaged country in central Africa during a 12-month period in 2006 and 2007, according to the study published in the American Journal of Public Health. That is 26 times more than the 15,000 women that the United...Read Full Post »