Hotel owner James Brock pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, 1964
Halle as the Queen of Sheba
Halle Berry played Queen of Sheba in SOLOMON & SHEBA TV film.
Medieval depiction of the Queen of Sheba from Prague, Bohemia
This Is Why They Hate Haile Selassie I But This Is Why We Love H.I.M! An…
This Is Why They Hate Haile Selassie I But This Is Why We Love H.I.M - Another Look @ CCTV Haile Selassie The pillar of modern Ethiopia. Some information in this documentary does not agree with our sources. Non the less this is a valuable gem if you pay attention there is a lot of information that has previous not been told at least in documentary form.
"Look, I love you. I would like to marry you, but let’s face it. I wouldn’t work another day if we were married. And neither would you.” ~ Actor Peter Lawford to Dorothy DandridgeOne of my first blogs posts about their relationship can be readhere.
African victory against colonisation : Battle of Adwa 1896 (Ethiopia)
In March 1896 a well-disciplined and massive Ethiopian army did the unthinkable—it routed an invading Italian force and brought Italy’s war of conquest in Africa to an end. In an age of relentless European expansion, Ethiopia had successfully defended its independence and cast doubt upon an unshakable certainty of the age—that sooner or later all Africans would fall under the rule of Europeans. This event opened a breach that would lead, in the aftermath of world war fifty years later, to the continent’s painful struggle for freedom from colonial rule.
Raymond Jonas offers the first comprehensive account of this singular episode in modern world history. The narrative is peopled by the ambitious and vain, the creative and the coarse, across Africa, Europe, and the Americas—personalities like Menelik, a biblically inspired provincial monarch who consolidated Ethiopia’s throne; Taytu, his quick-witted and aggressive wife; and the Swiss engineer Alfred Ilg, the emperor’s close advisor. The Ethiopians’ brilliant gamesmanship and savvy public relations campaign helped roll back the Europeanization of Africa.
Figures throughout the African diaspora immediately grasped the significance of Adwa, Menelik, and an independent Ethiopia. Writing deftly from a transnational perspective, Jonas puts Adwa in the context of manifest destiny and Jim Crow, signaling a challenge to the very concept of white dominance. By reopening seemingly settled questions of race and empire, the Battle of Adwa was thus a harbinger of the global, unsettled century about to unfold.
Mussolini’s Invasion of Ethiopia 2.mpg
love these fruit infused waters
Padmini in Thillana Mohanambal (1968)