So after saying BlackLives Matter and getting the police to stop killing us will it fix the violence within our own communities? The issues within our families? Will it cause African Clothing stores to pop up on every street corner? Will it cause Pan-African films to become more popular? Will it cause us to create our own CNN? To start reading conscious African books ? Start wearing more African Clothing. If Black lives truly matter then empower your children with values and education, teach them their African history and the value of honest hardwork. Teach them about respect for their elders and to venerate their ancestors. Teach and practise marriage and African culture. Support each other and create good businesses. Then come with the statement that Black lives matter. Because how can our lives matter to others when they do not matter to us?
Not everyone knows that what Zionism is, is way more than a racist ideology– it is an aggressive form of White Supremacy. It does not hold Jewishness as sacred, as many think. It holds White Jews above everyone else. Manipulating African history and oppressing African icons. From Slavery to Ethiopian Jews this is our account.
White Supremacy feeds on Black choices and self-hate. The relationship between the White liberal and the neo-con is that of the left hand and the right hand; connected to the same body and necessary for clapping for the continuation of white supremacy. Together the central system of white supremacy is adept at better managing. or manipulating, the world into spheres of white domination and sustaining hegemony over every aspect of the African world; from terminologies, to products, to politics, to Africa’s cultural and intellectual resources
Not everyone knows that what Zionism is, is way more than a racist ideology– it is an aggressive form of White Supremacy. It does not hold Jewishness as sacred, as many think. It holds White Jews above everyone else. Manipulating African history and oppressing African icons. From Slavery to Ethiopian Jews this is our account.Read more
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, while their enemies motives are due to “irrational backward religions.” This kind of non sequitur and gymnastic logic serves to demonize religion without contaminating their own activitiesRead more
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.Read more
The history, culture and politics of Islam in Africa Today. The legacy of Islam and its contributions to African societies. From Mansa Musa to Malcolm X, Islam has sculpted the African world since it arrived in Africa as a refugee from Arab persecution.Read more
“African spirituality” emerging as a new pseudo denomination. We see the loose generalization of a “tribal Africa” with drums and Umbuntu and libation, divorced from the reality of a diverse Africa. These over simplified echoes and fragments of authentic African spiritual experiences inadvertently are New World skeletons of deeper African symbolismRead more
Voodoo (Vodun) is a derivative of religions that have been around in Africa for time immoral. Some conservative estimates these civilizations and religions to be over 10 000 years old. But in the West the word Voodoo has become a byword for primitive, dark, evil and savage.Read more
The core of religion in traditional Africa consists of a belief in a Supreme Being known by various names in the different languages in African societies. Especially, in the culture areas of Africa whose influences were to become prominent in the AmericasRead more
Music and dance provide a means by which trance and possession can be attained within religious ritual. The essay shall therefore firstly address the ways in which music and then dance are related to trance and possession, and later look at the social and cultural aspects of music and dance.Read more