Beggars on Horseback
Creating a Pan-African Power Paradigm for the 21st Century
“Set a beggar on horseback and he’ll ride to the devil…”Tshiluba proverb
This is an Essay on Africa written on the eve of the 21st Century. Initially penned while the author was living in Africa as a cofounder of the Institute For the Development of Pan-African Policy, IDPAP, this essay was intended to serve as that NGO’s Geopolitical, and Economic Overview at the time. While the corporate (and white-controlled) media..
Adding Insult to Injury
Media Bias Against Dhoruba Bin-Wahad and Other Political Prisoners
While the corporate (and white-controlled) media often renders people of color either invisible or criminal, the coverage of imprisoned political activists of color intensifies these distortions.
Were such people jailed in any other country, the U.S. media would correctly consider them — convicted on either fabricated allegations or “criminal” charges for clearly political acts — to be political prisoners.
U.S. African & Mideast Policies
War As Foreign Aid and Regime Change As Democratic Transition
Africans in the Diaspora are in a crisis of conscience searching for what it means to be “African centered” or Pan-African, and citizens of Racist Nation-states with histories of Imperial domination. We are confronted today with “New Age Imperialism” where national elites collaborate to oppress the poor and hungry of the planet rather than wage war with each other over the control of strategic resources.
An Unpublished Letter
By Dhoruba Bin Wahad
To the Editor of the New York Times:
Your editorial of August 24, 1989, “The Black Panther’s Two Paths” proved once again that the aversive face of racism still relies firmly upon half-truths and distortions of the Black Experience in America and that the white media is as dedicated as ever to perpetuating such distortions.