It is well documented that some prominent Jewish leaders actually helped Adolf Hitler murder their fellow Jews during the holocaust. It is also a historical fact that Hitler's Nazi army had some high-ranking officers of "Full Jews" origin with Hitler's full knowledge. The Nazis allowed these men to serve but at the same time exterminated their families.
History is full of similar stories and
I received an email yesterday concerning an article I wrote some time ago. The person asked me so many interesting and thought-provoking questions in that email. In this follow-up post, I will try to answer some of those questions to the best of my knowledge.
What role did the church play in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade? What exactly does the Bible say about slavery? Is Christianity a “slave
This is also a follow-up to an article I wrote some time ago about the Transatlantic slave trade that took place in Africa some centuries ago. I have received several emails and questions concerning the mode of trade and the taxation system that was in place in colonial Africa. I will try my best to answer some of those questions in this post.
To begin with, yes, there were some well-established
Most black people from Latin America and the Caribbean feel much at home in Africa. Ask people from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, etc. and you will hear nothing but the great love they have for Africa as a continent and how much they long to visit the motherland.
Not just that. Ask people from Guyana, Brazil, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia
History has not been fair to Africa at all and the reason is because, in the case of Africa, the “hunter” is the one recording the tales of the hunt. Even in the few cases where the lions have been able to produce a historian, the hunter decides how the tales of the hunt should be recorded.
So it makes sense to say history has been one-sided in most parts in favor of the hunter. The
Anytime I remember what happened in Rwanda somewhere in 1994 (not long ago), tears flow down my cheek. I cry not just because of the untold number of innocent people who lost their lives but also because of the way the world reacted. Over 800,000 innocent people died within a period of just 100 days and the world did nothing to help. I cry for the innocent who lost their lives but I also cry for