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 '.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ngwenya Mines

Ngwenya Mine is situated on the north-western border of Swaziland. Its iron ore deposits constitute one of the oldest geological formations in the world, and also have the distinction of being the site of the world's earliest mining activity.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Archaeology: Lucy, World's Oldest, Returns to Ethiopia

Welcome home Lucy' read the banners adorning the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa, where the 3.2m-year-old skeleton of an early human ancestor, Australopithecus afarensis, was on display at the beginning of May.

Lucy, or Dinknesh (meaning 'you are amazing' in Amharic), had returned from a five-year tour of the United States.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

The "Moors" of Europe

Variants of the term "Moor" have been used by Europeans since ancient times as a general description for indigenous Africans. Contrary to popular belief, the term is not synonymous with any specific African or Arab civilization, ethnicity or religion.

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