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Go Back to Africa!!!

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As early as 1820, Black Americans journeyed to the African continent via the American Colonization Society (ACS), which founded the Republic of Liberia in West Africa.

By 1880, the masses of poor Blacks realized America was determined to keep them at the bottom of society. They sought freedom and opportunity in Africa.

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Consequently, wealthy Blacks and white liberals fought to prevent oppressed Black people from voluntarily returning to Africa.

Black emigration died down until Marcus Garvey introduced African Zionism and Pan-Africanism in the beginning of the 20th century, establishing successful trade routes within the African diaspora.

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Garvey established the Universal Negro Improvement Association, the Black Star Line, and the Negro Factories Corporation to encourage Black economic independence worldwide.

He was not only motivated by the idea of racial separation, but by Black nationalism, which inspired later movements like the Nation of Islam.

 

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Nigerians Celebrate World Cup Theme Song!!

Nigerians Celebrating World Cup theme song featuring Davido, Wizkid, and JJ Okocha that came out on June 1st!

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One of Africa’s most celebrated artists, WizKid, made the announcement on Thursday that the official Nigeria National Team Collection is coming out on June 1st as well as a new World Cup Theme song who features Davido, Wizkid, and JJ Okocha.

What makes this announcement so special, is that Pepsi,the soft drink company, has joined the campaign as well! Since the announcment the video has been doing rounds on other social media sites featuring players from the Nigerian footbal team plus other celebrities such as Tiwi Savage.

In a campaign dubbed #NaijaAllTheWay speaks of a Naija Spirit that can not be defeated even when Nigerians lose. The artists and footballers proudly thump their chests in a salute, almost similar to the now famous Wakanda salute from Black Panther.

Unfortunately, the Super Eagles lost yesterday against England which deflated the hype that got 3 million of those jerseys sold just on Friday.

Nigeria’s goalscorer in the game, Alex Iwobi is featured in the video, alongside another star player, Victor Moses, and the legendary Jay Jay Okocha.

The Super Eagles will face Croatia on June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium in their opening game, before taking on Iceland on June 22 at the Volgograd Arena, while their last group fixture is against Argentina at the Krestovsky Stadium, St.Petersburg.

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