Countries with the highest Homicide rate

Honduras  90.4 According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Honduras, home to about 8.25 million people, has by far the highest homicide rate of all countries in the world. Its unparalleled average rate of 90.4 murders per 100,000 people means that in this country, almost every 1,000th person is killed. Since Honduras […]

Myth 4 : All of Africa is War torn and Dangerous

The number of democracies in sub-Saharan Africa leapt from three in 1989 to 23 in 2008); dictatorships and wars are declining (major conflicts have declined from 12 in the mid-1990s to just four today. Africa has 1.1 billion people of those 1.1 billion, only 4.4 million are refugees. Some African countries have lowest gun ownership […]

Understanding Africa Myth 3 : Africa has no cities

Africa currently has one of the fastest urbanization rates in the world. Currently almost 50% of Africans live in cities these are the largest cities in Africa Africa has three megacities Lagos, Cairo, Johannesburg Lagos 25 million     (Yoruba: Èkó) is the largest city in the Nigerian state of Lagos and also the largest […]

Understanding Africa Myth 2 : He/She don’t look “African”, All Africans look a certain way

8 different types of African(Ethiopic/Cushitic,Coastal Creole,Bantu, Sudanese Nilotic,West African-Negro, Malagasy, San, Southern African Coloured) Compared to 3 types of Whites(Germanic, Latin, Slavic),  2 Types of Asians (East Asians, Southeast Asian). Ethiopic/Cushitic African 120 million Tall/Thin nose Loosely curly hair Thin Bodies (Ethiopia and Eritrea are the skinniest countries in the world) Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti […]

Understanding Africa : Myth 1 – Africa is a Country

1.1 billion people The name Africa comes the Latin word aprica “sunny”. Or the Greek word aphrike (Αφρική), “without cold”. Africa has more countries than any other continent in the world 54 different countries in 5 different regions West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, North Africa, With various types of cultures, languages and […]

Understanding Africa Part – Introduction

Understanding Africa : Understanding the Worlds Most Misunderstood Continent : Introduction Here at talkingdrums.com We will be making a series of posts dedicated to challenging the most common misconceptions about Africa and Africans. We will start it off with an article written by Julie D Hackett. In 2014, Italy’s latest flagship aircraft carrier, the Cavour, […]

Movies or topics about Black people I am surprised have not been made

1. A movie about the Tulsa Race Riot the biggest race riot in the history of the country   2. Any major movie about Kwame Nkrumah 3. A movie about Mansa Musa the richest man in the history of the world 4. A movie about Madame CJ Walker the nations first female billionaire who was Black. 5. A movie about the Haitian revolution 6. A movie about the Zanzibar rebellion.