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.
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.
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
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.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
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
The great debate about race in Ancient Egypt is heavily polarized. Everyone wants to be associated with the greatest builders of the ancient world.Read more
To conquer a people you conquer their ability to identify as a group being oppressed and articulate their unique reality. The primary relationship between Africans and Europeans, independent of time and geography is that of slave and slave master, colonial subject and colonizer, Employee and employer, oppressed and oppressor, respectively. This rule does not have any demographic exception regardless of if we are discussing Brazil, South Africa or Barbados, and regardless of if we are discussing 1811 or 2011. African and European represent the text book poster-boy definition of race history and race relations.Read more