Black Music Month, 2006
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
African-American musicians have added to the rich culture of our country and of countries around the world. During Black Music Month, we recognize the African-American artists who have enhanced our lives and created some of our Nation’s most treasured art forms.
Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) was the leader of Ghana, the former British colony of the Gold Coast and the first of the European colonies in Africa to regain independence with majority rule. He was an iconic figure of the African liberation movement. In the following speech one gets a sampling of the inspirational meditations of the mighty prophet Dr Kwame Nkrumah:
Egyptology: Hanging in the Hair
West Africa Magazine (July 8, 2001)
by Anu M’bantu and Fari Supia
F0R YEARS, EGYPTOLOGY has been fighting a losing battle to hold onto an ancient Egypt that is Caucasian or, at worst, sun-tanned Caucasian.
France remembers slavery victims
A French envoy has said her country did profit from slavery as it officially commemorates the victims of the trade for the first time.
Ethiopia (Bible-period Africa) is mentioned so many times in the Bible that one would presume that its extensive political, cultural and economic significance in the Biblical period was common knowledge.
The Africans Who Discovered Europe 45,000 BCE
It is not without some ironic humor that one considers the incendiary sentiments of the modern European politicians especially Spanish politicians respecting African immigration. It is usually forgotten in the tumult of patriotic passion that the notions of country, nation and state are very fragile and susceptible to time. It is forgotten that many of those that live in countries such as Spain are not indigenous to the place. Rather their ancestors were once immigrants into the areas or belonged to pillaging armies and tribes that committed a thousand unspoken atrocities.
Rastafarian Views on Life, Politics and Social Issues