African Race

African Race

Identity Apr 3, 2017

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 themselves

Religions in Africa Today

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.

Jesus, Buddha, Mozart, Shakespeare, were Black?

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. 

WAR MYTH: Religion and Violence
There is no trans-historical or transcultural discipline that is adequate for summing up “the history of religion and violence.” Some force this premise into reality by having a very flexible definition of “religion,” while others are even more sophisticated, allowing violence to be “National” when it suits their interest,... Read more
South Africa: Post Apartheid Truth

Without knowing much about South Africa what do you think when you hear South Africa? Especially in terms of its greatest challenges? I mean there is the legacy of apartheid and the wealth divide between White settlers and the native people. South Africa has made itself the poster child of xenophobia. There is massive crime problem, there is a serious crisis of morals, there are fatherless homes, rampant social issues, there is a massive educational problem, there is electricity issues. Where in the world does “securing our border” factor into all of this?

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African Race

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 themselves

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Religions in Africa Today

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.

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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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Jesus, Buddha, Mozart, Shakespeare, were Black?

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. 

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African Legends

African Legends

HistoryPeople November 25, 2014 0

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.

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HOMOSEXUALITY & AFRICANS

Homosexuality (LGBT or MSM ) has become a highly electric third rail in the West with a great deal of disposable wealth and power which has a long reach into policy and cultural direction – not only in the Western hemisphere but across the world. The issue of homosexuality [1] and lesbianism in the African community is one which is a challenge to the cultural integrity and moral fabric of African societies which are traditionally pro-life and pro-life systems.

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African Marriage

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 communities

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Somalia : Money and Civil War

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.

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