Africa’s history did not begin in slavery. Beyond cotton fields and civil rights in the 120,000 years of African history. Rich in Kingdoms and culture. Slavery and colonialism represents a minor part of the history of Africa.
Africa was not only the birth of humanity, but one of the epicenters of human civilization. Offering the world the institution of religion, the first scripts, first mud mosque, and many more.
Moor was a disparaging term for non-White Muslims. What is mistakenly called Moorish civilization is really Islamic civilizations made up of the Almoravid and the Almohads. It is not hard to clear up the history of the Moors when they wrote about themselves. To claim Moorish civilization as an exclusively Black Civilization is deeply erroneous when evidence suggest Native Africans made up a minority of the Almoravid population and had minor rule throughout Andalusian history.Read more
We are not Africans because we are born in Africa, we are Africans because Africa is born in us. In our contemporary times, we have to accept that identities and terminologies change as circumstances change: There is no such thing as a trans-historical African identity. Therefore, in Africa’s ancient history the term ‘African’ as an identity would have had no meaning; people defined themselves as members of kingdoms, religions, and ethnic groups. Blackness, however is a term imposed at the moment of conquest by the apex oppressors — never by Africans themselvesRead more
Where do Black people originate from? Then if the answer is Africa, then what is the purpose of identifying with a color over our beautiful Motherland? Black is a construction, which articulates a recent social-political reality of people of color (pigmented people). Black is not a racial family, an ethnic group or a super-ethnic group. Political blackness is thus not an identity but moreover a social-political consequence of a world which after colonialism and slavery existed in those color terms.Read more