Recent Archeological findings have discovered ancient west African Mega cities dating back to 500 BC possibly rivaling other early urban civilizations such as Mesopotamia. Long before the coming of Islam and the days of the Songhay, Mali and Ghana Empires.
The Archeologists state they have not seen any signs of war & waring, therefore it seems like they lived in relative peace. Some of the cities were twice the size of Timbuktu (Medieval Timbuktu was twice the size of London).
What is most interesting about this information that it emphasizes how little we know of ancient Africa’s past.
the pain i feel from anyone on this earth feeling that they have a right to anyone else’s sacredness. feeling that they have the right to say to a man that he can not speak his own language. that someone would come to his home and make him call them master. to me there is no such thing as a white african, an afrikaan. it is a figment of a delusional imagination. a revisionist history that is of the clearest, most obvious lie. a white person is a white person in africa. and certainly not one single african persons’ master, and certainly someone who will never belong to her. the history of how white people forced their way into her stomach, chills my bones and brings the wail of the ancestors to my lips. ‘a gossip language,’ this sends a shot of both rage and light through my being. we need to reclaim our languages, this inspires me to begin this conversation in our communities to reclaim our dying and almost extinct languages. poc languages are soft and broad, sharp and wide, light and deep. but we are losing them, and with them go us.
They’re back! Their performance has been on my mind since the first video I posted. So nice for Ellen to hook them up. Also, the best part, when Ellen asks Heaven if she’s going to be a dancer when she grows up, she says “I AM a dancer!” Love it. Oh and, her mom can seriously DANCE. She needs to be one of Bey’s dancers.
I just teared up when they brought out the Halloween costume.
I pretty much teared up through the whole video. This is not thug behavior.
Today, as you see whitewashed images of a post-prison, unarmed, grandfatherly Mandela, please remember that he was someone who had the pride and courage to take up arms against his oppressor. Mandela fought in a guerilla war against white supremacy in South Africa, as did many others all across the world. Our own CIA alerted the SA authorities to Mandela’s location, which is what led to his 27 years behind bars and the medical condition which felled him today. Our government was responsible for that crime, and still holds our own anti-apartheid militants behind bars. So when you see Obama crying his crocodile tears later today remember that he would imprison a modern Mandela, that he arms the apartheid government of Israel, that he refuses to pardon those who fought against the corporations propping up the South African government here in the US, and that he has done everything he can to crush the kind of dissent that Mandela stood for.