The enslaved African Muslim behind the first Islamic text written in U.S.

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR More than 12 million Africans were forcibly transported across the Atlantic to…

The mystery of the Igbo pyramids of Nigeria

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR  It still remains a mystery when, how, and why the Igbo pyramids…

A brief history of the floating market of Benin

In Benin, lying in Lake Nokoué, near Cotonou, is Ganvie and its famous floating market.…

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

By Africanews with AP Keys to the past and the future of a community descended…

Archive sheds new light on Tutankhamun discovery, 100 years on

By Ijeoma Ndukwe BBC News The tomb of the ancient Egyptian king Tutankhamun at Luxor…

The lost Assyrian colony in Africa

JULIAN MCBRIDE Assyrians have played a role in modern human development and civilization. Some of…

Descendants of African slaves in US visit Angola

It was a winding road that brought the Tucker family from the United States to…

Adjaye Set to Create Memorial to West African Slaves in Barbados

With Barbados severing its ties with Britain and establishing itself as an independent republic, the…

The story of Miss LaLa, a 19th-century circus star who could lift three men simultaneously

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR  Historians say that in the 19th Century, women were the highest-paid circus…

Exploring African History in Mexico

Located in the state of Veracruz, Yanga is known today as one of the first…