The Moorish Trumpeter: The Black Europeans

The Muurish Trumpeter at Henry VIII’s Tournament

According to an online entry: “… John Blanke, a Black (Moorish English) trumpeter, was a regular musician at the courts of both Henry VII and Henry VIII. Musicians’ payments were noted in the accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber, who was responsible for paying the wages. There are several payments recorded to a ‘John Blanke, the blacke trumpeter’. This trumpeter was paid 8d a day, first by Henry VII and then from 1509 by Henry VIII.” See John Blanke read more

Marvin Gaye: Mercy mercy me!

Oh, mercy mercy me
Oh, things ain’t what they used to be
No, no
Where did all the blue sky go?
Poison is the wind that blows
From the north, east, south, and sea
Oh, mercy mercy me
Oh, things ain’t what they used to be
No, no
Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas
Fish full of mercury
Oh, mercy mercy me
Oh, things ain’t what they used to be
No, no
Radiation in the ground and in the sky
Animals and birds who live nearby are dying
Oh, mercy mercy me
Oh, things ain’t what they used to be
What about this overcrowded land?
How much more abuse from man can you stand?
My sweet Lord
My sweet Lord
My sweet Lord read more

Black Chinese and other Asiatics – presented by malibudusul

“Founded by King Tang or Ta, the earliest documented rulership of China was the Shang Dynasty (or Chiang) c. 1500-1000 B.C., which is credited with bringing together the elements of China’s earliest known civilization. The Shang were given the name Nakhi (Na-Black, Khi-man). Under the Black dynasty, the Chinese established the basic forms of a graceful calligraphy that has lasted to the present day. read more

The Nigerian-Libyan Connection: News Report

Nigeria hunts pro-Gaddafi fighters in Katsina, Kano by Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu and Adelani Adepegba

FIGHTERS loyal to ousted Libyan leader, Col. Moammar Gaddafi, may be in Nigeria and the Federal Government is hunting for them, THE PUNCH’s findings have revealed. The Gaddafi men reportedly crossed to the country on Thursday night through the border with Niger Republic. Niger shares a border with Libya. read more

Igbo Hebrew Roots

Female name, the daughter of Elon: Gen. 36:2
The name of a first daughter in Igbo
To certify or attest
· · Fame or popularity
· · Clay pot
· · Pot-like musical instrument
3. ANI
Everlasting or unending
· land or ground, the earth
· Name of a town
· Name of a male
· Name of towns in Owerri and Ideato
· Name of a male
A Town in Judah: Joshua 15:3
A town in northwest Arochukwu
6. ASA
A Hebrew king. The son of Abijah
and father of Jehoshaphat
The name of a beautiful female.
The name of a town near Aba and Port Harcourt
The chief leader of war generals who the Gadites
sent to support King David at the battle of Ziklag
against Saul which is the last record of
the activities of the three Gadite brothers
– ERI, ARODI and ARELI. (1 Chron 12: 8).
Eze is the general Igbo word for kings and leaders.
8. EWE
Goat but pronounced as Ewu or Eghu
9. AM
The people of or a place of
AMA refers to a place or square
10. OL
Servitude or Slavery
Olu means labor or work
The name of a male in Israel
Maazi is also a male name or title.
Tiller of Ground
Iko-ugbo means to till the ground or to farm read more

Pain Killers are Painful Killers: Pharma-medical sellers of sickness

TAKING a popular type of painkiller for more than 10 years brings a three-times higher chance of getting kidney cancer, scientists said yesterday.

A study of more than 125,000 adults found people who took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – which include ibuprofen, diclofenac, and naproxen – were overall 51 per cent more likely to develop the disease. read more