Sunday, 18 February 2018

200th birthday of Frederick Douglass

(Born c14 February 1818, Talbot county, MD, US)
ONE of the most outstanding intellectuals of his age – author of the classic Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass (1845) and other publications, orator, expansive traveller, indefatigable exponent of African American freedom
(Thelonious Monk Quartet, “Misterioso” [personnel: Monk, piano; , Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; recorded: live, Five Spot Café, New York, US, 7 August 1958])

87th birthday of Toni Morrison

(Born 18 February 1931, Lorain, Ohio, US)

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

ONE of the African World’s and US’s preeminent intellectuals novelist, academic, essayist, editor, commentator, librettistwinner of 1992 Nobel prize for literature
Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another (Toni Morrison)

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it” (Toni Morrison) 
(Wynton Marsalis Septet, “Black codes from the underground” [personnel: Marsalis, trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Wes Anderson, alto saxophone; Todd Williams, tenor saxophone; Marcus Roberts, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; Herlin Riley, drums; recorded: Berlin Jazzfest, Germany 3 November 1989])
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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Oxfam and the 12 January 2010 Haiti earthquake

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

OXFAM, the British-based charity organisation, responds to the 12 January 2010 Haiti earthquake with its own earthquake unleashed most expansively in Haiti (see largely unprintable press reports on the subject that make for depressing reading, carried extensively by multimedia services)...
(Jackie McLean Quintet, “Hipnosis” [personnel: McLean, alto saxophone; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; LaMont Johnson, piano; Scott Holt, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 3 February 1967])
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Genocidist Nigeria: Where is Nnamdi Kanu? Where are Nnamdi Kanu’s parents, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu?

(Nnamdi Kanu and his loving parents)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

TODAY marks five months or 150 days since the 14 September 2017 genocidist Nigeria military, led by Hausa-Fulani/islamist jihadists, stormed the home of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents at Afaraukwu-Ibeku, eastcentral Biafra. Consequently, the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (constituted integrally in the Biafra freedom movement), and his parents, remain unknown. Scores of the Kanus’ relatives and friends were murdered during the assault and scores of others are still unaccounted for.

GENOCIDIST Nigeria, this most beastly and serially kakistocratic and notoriously most vividly anti-African state ever emplaced in Africa, surely knows that it will account for the safety of Nnamdi Kanu and his parents and take full responsibility of the consequences of that savage raid on a family home.
(John Coltrane Quartet, “Consequences” – 4th movement in First Meditations {for Quartet} [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jonesdrums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 2 November 1965])

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Monday, 12 February 2018

African peoples and nations ... Post-(European)conquest Africa? Post-(Arab/islamist)conquest Africa? ... African peoples and nations – epoch of restoration-of-independence

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

AFRICAN peoples and nations ... Arab/islamist conquest and enslavement and occupation of north, northcentral, northeast, east Africa, 7th century CE-21st century CE ... European World enslavement, conquest, occupation of Africa, 15th century CE-20th century CE ... post-(Arab/islamist)conquest Africa? post-(European)conquest Africa? ... Epoch of restoration-of-independence
(Sonny Rollins Sextet, “Misterioso” {composer: Thelonious Monk} [personnel: Rollins, tenor saxophone, J J Johnson, trombone; Monk, piano; Horace Silver, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, US, 14 April 1957])

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Mmuo Biafra closes in: First modern Britons are Africans ... A hundred years on, DNA analysis on the 10,000-year-old so-called Cheddar skeleton from Somerset, south England, projects its stunning results...

(First Brit: ... Secrets of the 10,000 year old man, The Natural History Museum, London)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

Henry Bodkin, in the Daily Telegraph (London, Wednesday 7 February 2018), writes on the outcome of the Natural History Museum’s DNA studies on the 10,000-year-old Cheddar skeleton from Somerset, south England (, accessed 7 February 2018
(John Coltrane QuartetGiant steps” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Tommy Flannagan, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums; recorded: Atlantic Studios, New York, US, 4-5 May/2 December 1959])

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

94th birthday of Pius Okigbo

(Born 6 February 1924, Ojoto, Biafra)
RENOWNED economistbrother of celebrated poet Christopher Okigbo and cousin of distinguished agronomist Bede Okigboeconomic advisor to the Biafra resistance government during the Igbo genocide (phases I-III) perpetrated by Nigeria and its suzerain state Britain, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, when both genocidist states murder 3.1 million Igbo people or 25 per cent of this nation’s population
(Sonny Rollins Quintet, “Decision” [personnel: Rollins, tenor saxophone, Donald Byrd, trumpet; Wynton Kelly, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Max Roach, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, US, 16 December 1956])