Building a Black Nation, One Post at a Time


September 2015

Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement

Sam chatted with Kofi Taharka, national chair of the National Black United Front (NBUF), about the Black Lives Matter movement during an episode of Sankofa Community Affairs.

NBUF is an organization comprised of concerned and committed individuals and groups united in assuming responsibility for working and leading the struggle for a better life for themselves and their children. NBUF is a broad-based organization which includes all social, political, religious and cultural sections of the black community. It is the young, the elderly, the students, the imprisoned, the workers, and the dropout all working together to overcome our common problems. In the words of Marcus Garvey, “Up you mighty race, you can accomplish what you will.”


The Last Poets’ Abiodun Oyewole and the Black Arts Movement

Abiodun Oyewole is a founding member of the American musical spieling group, The Last Poets. On May 19, 1968, the anniversary of Malcolm X’s birthday, Oyewole along with David Nelson and Gylan Kain read poetry in tribute to the slain black nationalist leader during a memorial, and the group was born. The group’s message, deeply rooted in Black Nationalism, quickly became recognized within the African-American community. The Last Poets along with the artist Gil Scott-Heron are credited as having had a profound effect on the development of hip-hop music.

Jaja Kobina Interview and Performance

Walls of the FYU Talks about His Movement

UNIA-ACL’s Senghor Jawara Baye Explains the Philosophy of “Black First”

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