African Holocaust: Maafa

The word ‘Maafa’ is derived from a Kiswahili word meaning great tragedy. The term today collectively refers to the 500 hundred years of suffering of people of African heritage through Slavery, imperialism, colonialism, apartheid, rape, oppression, invasions and exploitation. The African Holocaust is a pan-African discourse on the global historical and contemporary genocide against the mental and physical health of African people.

Scripts of Africa

Ancient Africa had a predominantly, but not exclusively, oral tradition. But Ethiopia for over a 1000 of years has used, and still uses a Ge’ez based native script. And apart from Ajami (Arabic script for African languages), West Africa had Vai and Nsibidi. Not to mention the obvious Nile-Valley (Ancient Egyptian and Nubian) scripts at the beginning of civilization.

The Art of Revolution: A Critical Review of African Liberation

Real revolutions happen in quiet spaces. A revolution is only a revolution if it remains functional and relevant to the prevailing conditions of those it intends to revolutionize. Just like a weather forecast is relevant if it can predicts storms, or a clock only if it keeps accurate time.

Mental Slavery | The Real Unbreakable Chains

Mental Slavery is far more sinister than physical slavery because the chains are invisible and are transmitted across generations. If African slavery was only physical, African people would have within one generation been able to skip the plethora of social-economic issues which plague African people which worsen with every generation.

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Black or African | Connecting with our Roots

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.

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Islam and Africa

Islam and Africa

Religion November 25, 2016

The history, culture and politics of Islam in Africa Today. The legacy of Islam and its contributions to African societies. From Mansa Musa to Malcolm X, Islam has sculpted the African world since it arrived in Africa as a refugee from Arab persecution.

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Scripts of Africa

Scripts of Africa

Language November 25, 2016

Objectively innovate empowered manufactured products whereas parallel platforms. Holisticly predominate extensible testing procedures for reliable supply chains. Dramatically engage top-line web services vis-a-vis cutting-edge deliverables.

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Ethiopia: The Jewel of Africa

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.

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African Clothes

African Clothes

BusinessCulture October 11, 2016

The word Dashiki comes from the Hausa word Yarciki which means shirt. Usually it is worn with a Kufi cap which is worn in Islamic communities in Africa and the African Diaspora along with pants. Today Modern African clothes are associated with dashiki of West Africa although African clothes, as the name suggest, is any indigenous clothes of any African culture.

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Religion and Slavery in Africa
The Role of Religion in African Enslavement Several things preserved us as an African people throughout the Holocaust of enslavement: The first and most important thing I think is our deep spiritual roots. Our capacity to believe in our humanity and to hold on in despite of the most... Read more
African Girl’s Names
A name is a declaration of one’s identity, an ontological expression of who and what constitutes that unique self. A symbolic representation of the virtues which describes your personality or your higher potential.-Elijah Muhammad (NOI) FEMALE | MALE Names are cultural identifiers. The first gift you can give your... Read more
African Voodoo

African Voodoo

Religion April 18, 2016

Voodoo (Vodun) is a derivative of religions that have been around in Africa for time immoral. Some conservative estimates these civilizations and religions to be over 10 000 years old. But in the West the word Voodoo has become a byword for primitive, dark, evil and savage.

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African Boy’s Names

African Boy’s Names

Family April 17, 2016

A beautiful name accompanies us for the rest of our life and is a critical rite of passage in African culture. This act of naming is so critical to self-determination that we have therefore prepared a small sample of popular African names.

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