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Until lions tell their tale, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter

African Proverb

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will

– Frederick Douglass

The most pathetic thing is for a slave who doesn't know that he is a slave

– Malcolm X

Every man is rich in excuses to safeguard his prejudices, his instincts, and his opinions.

– Ancient Egypt

Until the Story of the hunt is told by the Lion, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.

– African Proverb

Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories

– Amilcar Cabral

What kind of world do we live in when the views of the oppressed are expressed at the convenience of their oppressors?

– Owen 'Alik Shahadah

We are not Africans because we are born in Africa, we are Africans because Africa is born in us.

– Chester Higgins Jr.

Leave no brother or sister behind the enemy line of poverty.

– Harriet Tubman

Holocaust of African People AFRICA AND SLAVERY: The word '''Maafa''' (also known as the African Holocaust) is derived from a Kiswahili word meaning disaster, terrible occurrence or great tragedy. The term today collectively refers to the Pan-African study of the 500 hundred years of ongoing suffering of people of African heritage through Slavery, imperialism, colonialism, apartheid, oppression, invasions and exploitation.
The African Holocaust represents an existential threat to the peoplehood and agency of African people for the last 500 Years of world history. Africa is the most exploited continent in the history of humanity; more human victims have been procured from Africa than all the continents of the world combined. The consequences of this drain in human and mineral resources is one of the major factors in the global condition of African people. Read

MOTHERLAND: is an epic and unprecedented entry into the canon of African-owned cinema, which charts the glory and majesty of the Motherland.

Motherland is a film that calls for African unity, self-determination and the African rebirth. Motherland is the first complete Pan-African films ever made on Africa. Buy Motherland

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500 YEARS LATER: Ground breaking definitive multi-award winning documentary. Perhaps the best documentary ever on slavery. Filmed in over twenty countries and on five continents, 500 Years Later is a compelling journey that chronicles the struggle of a people from enslavement who continue to fight for the most essential human right - freedom.Buy 500 Years Later

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Why Study History

THE POINT OF HISTORY: Many have been conditioned by the idea of feel good history, rather than an understanding of history that can be applied for present day problems. So what good is history if you cannot use it to understand the propaganda wars raging across the globe? What good is history when we do not understand economic apartheid in South Africa and the spectacle of so-called new 'black' elite class, democracy and football? What good is history when yet another assassinated leader falls victim to media lies in a hail of bullets?

What good is history when after all the Holocaust we do not recognize the multiply faces of oppression when it strikes? And what good is history if people have not learned that sowing the seeds of ethnic and religious disunity only serves enslavement. How do we make a better future, free from the errors of the past? By educating humanity in compassion and tolerance. Let the African Christian learn about the African Muslim, let the Muslim learn about the Serer, Let the Xhosa, learn about the Zulu, let Ethiopia make friends with Eritrea. Difference does not mean enmity. And true Pan-Africanist are humanist first, and utterly reject sowing the seeds of division.

Read THE AFRICAN MEETING?: | While the Chinese, India et al, are practicing throwing things into Earth's Orbit (and getting better at it), and Arabs are making sand castles in the sea, we got African "intellectuals" planning another conference; Another sit down with the old talkers. The same conference every year for 30 years. This is the only thing they know to do as a response to the globalized world. And what is it they meet to talk about? Read

Read SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA SEQUEL: | There is a new scramble for Africa- can you count? Somalia, Uganda, bases in Ethiopia, Libya, Ivory Coast, and now Mali. as always there is a good reason for occupation . Western Weather forecast for Africa | Storms in Somali, Mali, Sudan, clouds in Zimbabwe. Rwanda receiving painful medicine, Guinea is a mess, CAR kicking up, Congo still raging, but South Africa is safe, Malawi is secured, Ethiopia is airtight, Ivory Coast secured, working on Nigeria, Libya is WIP, Egypt is TBA .

In Africa when we have a problem all we have to do is pick up the phone to our Papa in France and he will run down and make everything right. Kind of like being a grown up child. You get a flag and an anthem, but when you make a mess the West "helps" us clean up.

Ultimately the play in Mali, as in Iraq, Afghanistan,etc, is part of Western extended hegemony. Al-Qaeda (a Western conjured up boggy man) is everywhere USA need them to be; to justify everything US want to do. Africans to come out of their emotional knee-jerk and naive assessments, and havbe a more sagacious approach to the complexities of the world we live in. Mali and Shariah

Read BRICS NEW HOPE?: | They are using BRICS to build a bank. (not bricks, BRICS). Will it help Africa, starting with SA? Many times Africa has been sold "alternatives" only to get "alternative' forms of chains. Would you like White chains or yellow chains with your enslavement? But still BRICS looks far better than being under the yoke of those big tyrants. The BRICS Development Bank could become a World Bank in future due to the increasing influence of emerging countries. All except South Africa have shown exceptional growth. By 2015 will, as a collective, be larger than the USA, and as big as the G7 by 2027 if estimates hold.


RADICAL ISLAM?: | When Islam is defined by imperialism, it modifies Islam to suit its objectives. Demonizing comes as standard with terms like Islamist, radical Islam, political Islam, fundamentalist Islam, which contrast the Western preferred moderate Islam, apolitical Islam. There is certainly no authentic version of Islam that is moderately apolitical, impotent in face of tyranny, silent in the face of oppression and exploitation. Islam is political and there is zero fragmentation of Islam as a religious system versus Islam as a system of governance.
That split occurs when Western forces seek to pacify opposition from a faith that is equipped, "weaponized," to be an enduring tool of resistance to their "radical" "fundamentalist" hegemony (Sudan, Crusades, colonialism, Algiers, Somalia, Mali, Afghanistan, etc) Mali and Shariah
Iran Oil and Africa - Nuclear Destiny

IRAN NUCLEAR AMBITIONS: Iran's Nuclear ambitions are in the news again. You see Hollywood under liberal propagandist Ben Affleck doing his part for the stars and stripes. But not everyone understands what the entire issue is really about: It is certainly not about weapons grade Nukes. Just for the record USA is busy with its war machine in every continent (Africom in Africa, etc), Iran is only in Iran, and last has not invaded any country since 1878. But the more you threaten them the more sensible it is for them to arm themselves with a deterrent.

Now it is in USA and Israeli interest to, be any means necessary, prevent Iran becoming a region power block with influence over puppet Arab states. That cannot be sold to the public so the image of imminent threat is what the mainstream media peddles. Oil prices in South Africa have been rising at alarming rates, most do not understand why. But a number of factors had contributed to rising crude oil prices, which on September 5, 2012 had reached $113/barrel. The conflict in the Middle East, tension between Israel and Iran and the ongoing Syrian conflict are obvious culprits. South Africa stopped crude oil imports from Iran after pressure from the EU and United States.

The issue of independent development. Do not think for a second we live in some free world, where you can do what you want under the banner of your national sovereignty; that is a myth. The latitude of freedom is dictated by the Western power block, you are fully free to flex your growth within those limiting parameters.

Western Media Spheres of Selective Interest

MEDIA SPHERES: Africans and other non-white people, know about White Supremacy, and Western fundamentalist extremism. These things are not interested in peace and tolerance, beyond requesting that everyone peacefully tolerate their domination. But despite their ubiquitous presence in the lives of 80% of the planet, where in the news do you see them mentioned? So per Western news obviously they don't exist.

You can scan world news, Ethiopian news, South African, Mali news and you will hear about religious fundamentalism, but where is the coverage of White supremacy, Western imperialism? It is like discussing a hurricane and not mentioning the damage, wind, and the rain. Media Lies

ICC and Africa - A very Close and Special Relationship ICC AND AFRICA: The first impression one might glean from its founding principles is that the ICC is benevolent, acting for the greater good of the entire world. However, to date it has indicted and prosecuted so far are approx 90% Africans. The ICC is therefore probably better described as the ICCA, International Criminal Court for Africans, as it seems to harbor a deep-seated "Africa problem."
From this one might accidentally conceive the idea that only Africans commit war crimes, genocides and requires the "higher" morals of Western created institutions to continue to act as parent to these wayward African orphan post-colonial states. ICC and Africa, The dyadic parent-child relationship

African Writing Systems AFRICAN SCRIPTS: Africa had a predominately, but not exclusively, oral tradition. But Ethiopia, Nile Valley, parts of West Africa had a written tradition. For 1000's of years Ethiopia is the only African country to still uses its native script everyday and everywhere. A script is more than a technology for recording speech. A script is not only a technology for writing the spoken word, and hence a vital form of communication.
It is also a cultural symbol of a people and their identity. The mere sign of Arabic script carries the power of Islam and the Arab/Muslim people. Every time we see Amharic written we see the might of Ethiopian culture. A script is powerful political symbol used all over the world to show national identity. African Writing Systems

Black or African BLACK OR AFRICAN: Attaching your identity to Africa makes sense: Attaching your identity to an abstract color, does not. Black and African are not interchangeable in any logical sense. . Blackness isolates skin color, and not land of origin, as the most critical aspect of African people. So where do Black people come from? Blackia, Negroland or Blackistan! There is no escaping this argument, so black is redundant and African is relevant.
There are no black people in Africa and especially no "black Africans." "Black" compared to who? "Black (English) = Negro (Spanish)= Nigg*r (Latin)." Black or African

Joyce Banda is a Puppet Leader STRAIGTEN HAIR : It is bad enough pouring toxins on beautiful African hair to escape the curl, but it is child abuse to then force it on a young child. What business does a 5 year old have with Revlon in their hair? Psychological and health damage. This image of beauty from the other, is not progressive. You cant be free if you look to what you are not for your benchmark. The chains of slavery are in all areas of our people activity; religion, law, beauty, economics, language, everything.
the Natural Hair beauty industry creates a lot of jobs, it is healthy, progressive and empowering. And when it comes to getting respect in a multicultural world, wear what God gave you as a unique statement. We live in a society not of our design, not built around our standards. We are the "other" and as part of our healing beauty is just one other thing we need to deal with. Add it to the list of what it means to be free. External Link External Link

Your Vote Counts, Voting is Power, Not Voting is no Power VOTING IS POWER: Contrary to Popular Belief, not voting, is not revolutionary (for whoever wins, it doesn't help nor hurt, so what is the point?). Not voting carries no power, it might be a protest vote, but who hears it? Sure it is a sign of dissent, but what message does it carry beyond a statement of discontent? Not voting for Caesar didn't stop Caesar. Voting for someone who has no hope of winning is also almost equal to not voting. What would be revolutionary is voting and having so much voting power that who ever got elected has to listen to your vote, for fear of it being used against them. That is power—That is revolutionary.
Strategically why would Obama waste his time with African Americans when they don't have any power of organized influence. No unified self-serving agendas like the Jews. The Jews have Israel and pro-Jewish concerns. What unified ideology do African Americans have that causes the White House to shake if they do not support it? Why would any politician care about the issues of a people who can not even agree on what to name themselves, no universal values, still content to support on the patina issue of Obama shares our skin color, no group agenda other than orphaned complaints of police and judicial injustice. What about core issues such as education, what about foreign policy in Africa? If confused, vote for the candidate with a chance of winning who is less likely to start WW3. African Writing Systems

Peace Not War, Jusice with Peace OUR HUMANITY: Go and look at your wife/husband/children/parents watch them smile, watch them laugh, watch them enjoy life, watch them dream and hope. Would you want a bomb to come through your roof and end that? Would you like someone to come and chain, and ship them off in the night to be slaves? Can you imagine the aftermath if you had to watch that happen? Well know no one; Arab, Muslim, Christian, Atheist, Jew, Palestinian, African, White, Chinese, communist, would want to ever experience that.
If everyone in the world started to do this exercise they would never in a million years ask for war. 99% of the time there is a better way and we can exercise our greatest gifts; our large brain, ability to dialog and our ability to feel compassion. To lose the compassion, is to lose what defines us as human beings. The greatest crimes of humanity occur when our moral conscious, which informs empathy is made silent by selfish justifications. Mature modern people can engage in diversity and retain what makes them unique. Peace not War in the World

Malcolm X our Hero MALCOLM X: Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. He died El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, and went into history as one of the most influential and revolutionary minds of the African world. His legacy has become eternal in the foundational paradigms of progressive African thinking and Pan-Africanism. He is an icon beyond race and an influential figure in the social movement and a hero of Islam.
Malcolm studied the teachings of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Muhammad taught that white society actively worked to keep African-Americans from empowering themselves and achieving political, economic and social success. Today these models are the cornerstone of the African Holocaust society and many other African organizations. Malcolm X never died as his speeches, humanity and principles are timeless and continue to shape countless generations. Malcolm X

Adwa Africa defeats the Colonialist ADWA: In the history of African resistance to the evils of European conquest was an ongoing affair, while the vultures tried to put their greedy covetous hands on the Motherland. Ethiopia was the only African nation to survive this direct assault on its sovereignty. In 1896, Ethiopia fought a desperate battle against a stronger European nation attempting to invade, conquer, and colonize the smaller nation and more importantly, be able to exploit its natural resources
With the victory at the Battle of Adwa in hand and the Italian colonial army destroyed, Eritrea was King Menelik’s for the taking but no order to occupy was given. It seems that Menelik II was wiser than the Europeans had given him credit for. Realizing they would bring all their force to bear on his country if he attacked, he instead sought to restore the peace that had been broken by the Italians and their treaty manipulation seven years before. Ethiopia

If the Negro is not careful he will drink in all the poison of modern civilization and die from the effects of it
Marcus Garvey

Race is real, Black people RACE IS REAL: The appreciation or relevance of Africaness is located in the face of a multi-racial world and the primary function of defining African identity is first and foremost an exercise in political self-interest and African agency. The power of definition must remain with the majority and today African is a term used to super-umbrella all the indigenous ethnicities of the African continent and their modern-day descendants in the Diaspora.
Escaping race is clearly a luxury for those who have already ascended to become the dominant race-class. For everyone else, race engagement is a consequence of that domination. African Race Today

AFRICAN CULTURE: We often hear rhetoric such as, the original African spirituality of Africa, but which Africa is this? Is it Africa when Europeans wandered into villages in Benin? Or is it the Africa of Aksum , Kmt and Songhay? The treatment of Africa seems to imply a constant historical and cultural monolith that was at peace and pure before a certain set of invasions.
How is the cultural shift from Ethiopia to Benin homogeneous,  while the cultures from Ethiopia to Yemen 22Km away are heterogeneous? Linguistics alone tells of a completely different historical relationship. African Culture Complex

Gay rights in African culture GAY RIGHTS & AFRICANS: The issue of homosexuality 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 systems. The challenges of homosexuality is not a new thing to any society, African or otherwise. Homosexuality in various degrees has been a long companion of civilization; with varying degrees of tolerance and accommodation.
It is a human right for a people to define those things which they believe is critical to the way they chose to define their humanity and the cultural process of that humanity: to keep alive the traditions which best represent that which makes us unique and defines our African orientation and sensibility. Gay Rights and Africans
Art of Revolution REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE: The methodologies of the 60's should be evolved to function in our globalized world. It can no longer be acceptable for another generation to have to come and re-invent the wheel of failure via antiquated models of working. In the high tide of globalization, what are the roles for economic and cultural development at the macroeconomic level?
Pan-Africanism is 'do or die', but it needs tangible mutually beneficial partnerships, which create wealth, in its broadest sense, for all those involved, and hence creates incentives for a Pan-African ideology. All of this must slug through the issue of sincerity, efficiency and work ethos, and this needs mechanisms, which tease out the personalities, and egos that perpetuate failure. Art of Revolution

Zionism is Racism ISRAEL'S RACISM TO AFRICANS: Israel's treatment of Ethiopians "racist" Health officials in Israel are subjecting many female Ethiopian immigrants to a controversial long-term birth control drug, in what Israeli women's groups allege is a racist policy to reduce the number of African babies. Ethiopians are reported to face widespread discrimination in jobs, housing and education and it recently emerged that their blood donations were routinely discarded.
Some schools advertise "White only." "The unspoken policy is that only children who are white and Ashkenazi are wanted in Israel," she said, referring to the term for European Jews who founded Israel and continue to dominate its institutions. Israel and Zionism

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Pedagogy for African Studies

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The first location of anything African starts with the re-evaluation of the pedagogy and paradigms. Even the most progressive minds of the African world are still responding to, and framing African history within that 15th century discovery paradigm created at the moment of European conquest.

'Progressive' African studies for most of the time has meant painting over the white walls of Eurocentrism with romance and pseudo-historical analysis. All of this is fundamentally based on race-pride projected back into history. Thus the "slave" reality of the African-American is imposed on sovereign African nations in antiquity— even nations like Ethiopia that had no similarities to the nations of West Africa. None of these places had a concept of modern race constructions, and none of them shared any striking similarities so much so to justify being lumped under the victim thesis. As a result conclusions on Africa still speak in the language of: victims, foreign, conquered " and black" people.

And as much as we celebrated a lot of post-colonial writers and their revisionism, what can be noticed (with the exception of people like Fanon) is a lot of it did not invoke the paradigm shift. They inherited all Eurocentrism false dichotomies: The perpetual conflict between religion and secular governance, religion and spirituality, the notion of imposition, the denial of agency, the constant over generalizations and lack of nuance research. All the baggage from the colonial era even today is still evident in a lot of the work. African history by Africans still has this margin vs. the middle attitude which justifies itself by binary opposition and negation, rather than affirmation.

If you aren't careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing
Malcolm X

The history of Africa overlaps world history, the term ‘Africa’ is only used to help a modern appreciation of the histories of people who today are victimized because of that African origin. However, historically there was no African identity despite being people of the continent of Africa. So the politics of "African" history is a modern paradigm of an identity that is only a few hundred years old.

Christian History, Islamic History, Jewish History is also African history. At every major development of Christianity kingdoms such as Ethiopia were there, even during the Crusades. In Jerusalem for 1000s of years—until now—there is an Ethiopian quarter still occupied by Ethiopian monks. African attended the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. African people were there, at the first Muslim call to pray (adhan), at the Jewish temple when Rome burnt it down, on the frontlines of the Ottoman army in World War 1. The Red Sea was hardly a barrier to movement of trade (Swahili), ideas and people. DNA shows it certainly was not a barrier to genetics.

There is history and then there is politics. History is an account of what happened, politics is explaining away those events to service a specific objective. Africa vs. the world is not history; it is only a recent consequence of the last 500 years of conquest. We cannot look at Africa as an island south of the Sahara. The current narrative shows that anytime Africa and the world meet we play the victim and someone else the conquerer—Africans are shown as having no agency. And we must also factor in that Ethiopia as a nation had its ‘Ethiopian interest’, it was not "We Black people" when it was facing down the African-Muslim Armies of Somalia, and vice versa. World power and conflict have not always followed tidy racial lines.

It is problematic to understand the history of African people from the point-of-view of an African-American standing for 300 Years in the land of their oppression. It is also problematic to understand African history standing in the shoes of colonial victims whose idea of perfection is still located in the European dream. So the first location of any study must deal with these distractions and caveats so that we can create a new lens for understanding (as much as humanly possible) an authentic discourse into African history. (African Holocaust Society, 2011)

Always bear in mind that the people are not fighting for ideas, for the things in anyone's head. They are fighting to win material benefits, to live better and in peace, to see their lives go forward, to guarantee the future of their children
Amilcar Cabral

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today
Malcolm X

"white" depends for its stability on its negation, "black." Neither exists without the other, and both come into being at the moment of imperial conquest.
Franz Fanon

You cannot measure an African success with a European ruler
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