IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - W.E.B. Du Bois
Roots, 2019, August 2019

Roots | W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois… Facts an’ T’ings February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963 W. E. B. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, historian, American sociologist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. W. E. B. Du Bois was born William Edward Burghardt Du Bois on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the only child […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | Queen Nanny
Roots, 2018, October 2018 - World Reggae

Roots | Queen Nanny

Queen Nanny c.1686 – c.1755 Queen Nanny or Nanny (c. 1686 – c. 1755), National Heroine of Jamaica, was an 18th-century leader of the Jamaican Maroons. Historical documents refer to her as the “rebels’ old ‘obeah’ woman” but to the Maroons she was revered as a woman of science. Queen Nanny was born into the Asante people in what is today Ghana, […]

Rock | Asante Kingdom 1
2018, October 2018 - World Reggae, Rock

Rock | Asante Kingdom

Asante Kingdom Because of War The Ashanti Empire (also spelled Asante) was an Akan empire and kingdom in what is now modern-day Ghana from 1670 to 1957. The Ashanti Empire expanded from Asante to include the Brong-Ahafo Region, Central Region, Eastern Region, Greater Accra Region and Western Region of present-day Ghana. The empire also encompassed […]