By Marco McWilliams on February 6, 2014
I wonder what Little John thought as he gazed into the lamenting eyes of captive Africans, as their shackled feet pressed their way onto the blood-stained sailing vessel of death. One can only imagine Little John fears as he beheld those humans — some of whom were his same age. “Will they kill me? Will I return home to my mother and father and brothers and sisters?” he must have speculated to himself.”
By Marco McWilliams on January 16, 2013
Soon Black History Month (Feb) will be here, and if the past is truly prologue, we should expect the typical, mediocre and depoliticized historical trivia that gets passed off as “Black History.” However, I intend to combat this with historical commentary, that occasions a more relevant way in which to engage Africana history, philosophy, and [...]
By Marco McWilliams on October 18, 2011
Human agency as the right to live, to be free, to self-determine your existence characterized the initial struggle for enslaved Africans in the American empire. The long prelude to becoming “American” played out on a bloody stage. And though less overtly bloody, this insidious political drama continues unabated.