Our publications page has a number of original stories from our Black Male Archives Team from current topics , historical events, and entertainment.
A Literature Review: The Black Jacobins and Toussaint L’Ouverture
Subject The Black Jacobins; Toussaint L’Ouverture; Haiti Revolution Description The first successful slave revolution in the world was the Haiti Revolution. The slave insurrection produced outstanding leaders, most notably Toussaint L’Ouverture. He and his self-emancipated slave army defeated the three major eighteenth-century empires, Spain, England, and France, and won independence in 1804 after ten years… Continue reading A Literature Review: The Black Jacobins and Toussaint L’Ouverture
Shaka Zulu: The Mfecane
Subject Mfecane, Zulu Empire, Dingiswayo, Nungi, Warrior, Leadership Description “Crushing” is what the Nguni word “Mfecane” signifies. The name illustrates the depth of the upheaval among the Bantu-speaking peoples of southern Africa during the 1820s. The Sotho region call it “Difaqane” or “Lifaqane,” which means “forced migration” and “hammering,” respectively. After the spread of certain… Continue reading Shaka Zulu: The Mfecane
Black Men Building the Metaverse
Subject Metaverse; Cuy Sheffield; Business; Vince Wicker Description We’ve gone from the age of Aquarius to the age of the metaverse. The way the hippies on San Francisco hills sang of the oncoming shift in consciousness and modern society, we have been filling our timelines and cafe conversations with opinions and predictions about the metaverse.… Continue reading Black Men Building the Metaverse
Black Men During the Pandemic: A Historical Account
Subject Covid-19; Pandemic; Description The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all of humankind severely. It hit the poor, the migrants, and the Black community more than others. However, certain groups have been “double disadvantaged” — affected by the pandemic more than others due to their social status. According to the WHO, “Unequal living conditions are a… Continue reading Black Men During the Pandemic: A Historical Account
Documentaries on Black Men and Boys — What do they say?
Subject Documentaries; Narratives; Black Men and Boys Description While everyone knows or at least wants to know about Malcolm X or the perceived high drug abuse rate among African Americans, very few know about the regular men from the Black community — they are the fathers, doctors, and even military personnel who walk around their… Continue reading Documentaries on Black Men and Boys — What do they say?
The Black Cabinet: The Road to a New Deal
Subject Black Cabinet; New Deal; President Franklin D Roosevelt Description The Black Cabinet consisted of a group of working-class African American professionals whose purpose was to perform an advisory role to President D. Roosevelt during his administration from 1933 to 1945. This informal entity actively fought for the rights of African American communities to equal… Continue reading The Black Cabinet: The Road to a New Deal