The Black Serpent
The Black Serpent section of our website, like the others, gets its name from prophecy about the serpents that Kanenhariyo retold on Episode 27 of the What's Goin On Podcast. In that prophecy, the Black Serpent delivers the crushing blow that sends the White Serpent back across the salty waters never to be seen again.
We take this to be a reference to the Black Liberation movement which has long been present on Turtle Island, and so this part of our website shall be the place to cover these issues. The following is some of our content on these matters.
TOBAGO – d'bi young anitafrika is a renowned Jamaican-Canadian poet, musician and playwright. On March 6th, 2016 on her way back to Toronto from a working visit to Trinidad and Tobago she was racially profiled and targeted because of her Jamaican nationality. anitafrika was refused boarding onto her flight to Canada – despite being a Canadian citizen and having a valid Jamaican passport and proof of Canadian citizenship.
Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Danish vied to control North, Central, and South America as well as the Caribbean islands. At that time, however, the Amerindians — contrary to popular myth — were still the strongest military power in all of those areas, not discounting the breakup and conquest of the large Aztec and Inca empires. Thus, Europeans were forced to use a strategy of “divide and conquer,” forming alliances of convenience with and using the various Amerindian ethnic groups and confederations to fight each other, primarily to enslave the defeated and sell them to the Europeans, keep all of them off balance while the European colonies were weak and, finally, to police the enslaved Africans and “indentured” whites.
TORONTO – Wasun is one of Toronto's most most politically active Hip Hop MCs. He has spent much of his life involved in political efforts to advance the struggles of grassroots people. On December 31st, 2015, Wasun sat down with Real Peoples Media to talk about the launch of his new album and the connections he sees between the Black and Indigenous freedom struggles.