Why An African History Month

Why, An African History Month?

The motherland's histories are complex with over 2000 cultures, constituting, different languages, traditions and customs and they all have their own stories to tell. It would be mutually beneficial to have our history to be accessible in one historical umbrella. Each month would address a different topic. This will plant the seeds of knowledge to be harvest for the future generations. Most importantly, "African History Month" would serve as a catalyst to correct the gross misconceptions, omission and distortions of it's history.of African people globally.

The word African specifically relates to the indigenous people of the African continent and their descents in the Diaspora ( Caribbean , Americas , Arabia , etc). The race-nationality model such as that currently employed by African-American, African-Brazilian and African-Caribbean communities more accurately describes the identity whilst fully articulating the history and geopolitical reality

The miscellaneous usage of the label 'Black' within this site reflects its contemporary use as a means to denote a specific
sociocultural and political context. It is recognized as a colloquial term that was fashioned as a reactionary concept to derogatory racial epithets in the 1960's. It is offensive when used as a racial classification code word to denote African people. Other such denigrating terminology when made in reference to African culture, heritage or identity are 'Tribe', 'Sub-Saharan Africa', or 'black Africa '.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Reclaiming Africa’s History from the West

History is one of the most powerful tools a people can utilize in building a sense of national identity and pride, towards social, cultural and economic advancement. A people without a true sense of their history lack a clear direction for the future. read more

North African Ethnicity

“How can you be African?” a Swazi acquaintance asked once, asking me to defend my claim to the continent. It did not come as a surprise. We have been taught – by schools and universities, by media, by governments across the world, even in North Africa – that ‘Africa’ really means ‘sub-Saharan Africa,’ and that the North does not belong to the rest of the continent. I previously wrote about this issue of the false separation of “Arab” North and Black South and would like to continue this discussion. The very word “Africa” comes from Tamazight, the indigenous language of North Africa. Read More

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Battle of Adwa

African history month is every month. Specifically, it begins January 1st and ends December 31st, representing every day, week and month in the year. Most importantly, existing celebrations, will be unified into one cultural forum. During a year, every day, week and month will have its own importance presenting history from ancient cultures to the present-day. However, there are sacred days and one of them is in the month of March. This country was Ethiopia, when on March 1, 1896, in the battle at Adowa led by Emperor Menelek II and his wife, Empress Tayti whom decisively defeated the Italians. Ethiopia escaped colonialism entering into the twenty-first century an independent nation.

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