Thursday, January 20, 2005
“"It is easy to tell right from wrong, but the hard part is choosing the wrong that is right." Sawaad Amen Ra
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace").
Who Are the Nubians?
The Nubians are believed to be the first human race on earth, and the ancient Egyptians adopted most of their customs and traditions. To the Greeks, they were known as Ethiopians and Nubia as the land of Punts, i.e. the land of gods. Nubians are the people of northern Sudan and southern Egypt. With a history and traditions, which can be traced to the dawn of civilization, the Nubian first settled along the banks of the Nile from Aswan. Along this great river they developed one of the oldest and greatest civilizations in Africa. Until they lost their last kingdom (Christian Nubia) only 5 centuries back the Nubians remained as the main rivals to the other great African civilization of Egypt. Nubia is the homeland of Africa’s earliest black culture with a history which can be traced from 3100 B.C. onward through Nubian monuments and artifacts, as well as written records from Egypt and Rome. In antiquity, Nubia was a land of great natural wealth, of gold mines, ebony, ivory and incense, which was always prized by her neighbors. Although Sudan had remained the main homeland of Nubians through their long history, many of their descendants is today’s Egypt.
A Black woman from Nubia.
Hatshepsut, Queen of Egypt 1504-1482 BC.
During the glorious 18th Dynasty, a powerful, visionary young woman came to be called pharaoh, the Queen Hathshepsut. Hatshepsut who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs, and her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible rise to power.
When we go to glory, when our time is over will we stand unspoken for
When the light becomes too blinding? When my ancestors come to meet me,
They’ll have questions about my drugging they may look on my enemies kindly when my life becomes a memory.When my ancestors meet me up there.
They may look upon me they may take it badly all the women I used to love all the things they won’t approve of. When my ancestors come to meet me well I hope that they welcome me there they’ll forgive me forgetting their names when the place becomes too frightening will my ancestors meet me up there.
A Brief Chronology of Slavery.
1441: Antam Goncalves, Portuguese sailor, seized 10 Africans near Cape Bojador; usually taken as the start of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
1865: Abolition of slavery in the United States (13th amendment).
1441 UNTIL 1865 EQUAL 424 YEARS OF SLAVERY.
What Was Jim Crow?
Jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system, which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and Border States, between 1865, and the mid-1965s. Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-Black laws. It was a way of life. Under Jim Crow, African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens. Jim Crow represented the legitimization of anti-Black racism. Many Christian ministers and theologians taught that Whites were the Chosen people, Blacks were cursed to be servants, and God supported racial segregation.
1865 UNTIL 1965 EQUAL 100 YEARS OF JIM CROW.
SLAVERY AND JIM CROW EQUAL 524 YEARS OF GOD BLESS AMERICA FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN.
"All my skin folk ain’t my kinfolk." Zora Neale Hurston 1891-1960
Condoleezza Rice, Bush picks for US Secretary of State.
Racism was so ingrained in her childhood that she says she hardly noticed it. She was only eight years old on September 15, 1963 when the Ku Klux Klan carried out one of its most infamous bombings, of an Alabama church. One of four 10-year-old girls killed had been a friend of Rice since kindergarten. Born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 14, 1954, and she did not notice racism. What in the blue hell?
Posted by Sawaad Amen Ra at 5:41 AM