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.
We need to know our history, not insert ourselves into the history of others. African history is rich enough and old enough not to require us to over extend ourselves to annex the history of other people. Unfortunately picture scholarship is not true scholarship. Comparative jewelry and nose widths is not verification of anything to do with identity.
We need to know our history, not insert ourselves into the history of others. African history is rich enough and old enough not to require us to over extend ourselves to annex the history of other people. Unfortunately picture scholarship is not true scholarship. Comparative jewelry and nose widths is not verification of anything to do with identity.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
All spiritual systems practiced traditionally by Africans, whether native or mainstream, are organized religions. The rituals of Voodoo, Orisha, Serer, etc are all highly organized, and without exception function in a communal setting. They all have degrees of a priest class, ceremony, sacrifice, libation, religious holidays, creation stories, saints, divine systems of punishment and reward.Read more
Ethiopia is so unique, that it can be called the jewel of Africa. It is the only African country to be victorious against colonialism, it is an integral part of Judaism, Islam and Christianity from their origins. Ethiopia is the only African country with a native script in official usage. They have their own time system, calendar, their own Bible, the first place for Islam outside of Saudi Arabia. Ethiopia also boast large native ownership unlike South Africa and Kenya. Ethiopia has a ancient history and like Ancient Egypt and Sudan built great structures.Read more
Proactively envisioned multimedia based expertise and cross-media growth strategies. Seamlessly visualize quality intellectual capital without superior collaboration and idea-sharing. Holistically pontificate installed base portals after maintainable products.Read more
Marriage in African culture, from North to South, East to West is hands-down one of the most significant rites of passage. It is the most celebrated ceremony in all African cultures. African weddings are a spiritual and social family affair and involve the combining of two lives, two families, and even two communitiesRead more
In Somalia war and famine seem to be the default. The fragile pastoral and agricultural activities have been brought almost to a standstill by the civil war. Economic activity depends mostly on international organizations and on remittances from the Diaspora abroad.Read more