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 '.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Introduction to the Black Seminole slave rebellion Massacre of the Whites by Indians and Blacks in Florida, 1836 engraving

Imagine that the largest slave rebellion in U.S. history had gone unrecognized for more than a century and a half, even by the country's leading scholars. Imagine further that the rebellion was not some obscure event in a rural backwater, but a series of mass escapes that took place in conjunction with the largest Indian war in U.S. history and that resulted in a massive, well-documented destruction of personal property.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Over many years of doing anti-racist work among whites I have learned that the role of slavery in the formation of the economics, politics and culture of the United States is not well taught or well understood. That’s unfortunate, because when it comes to the connection between slavery then and white racism now, William Faulkner’s famous line “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.” could not be more appropriate. Visiting the Old Slave Mart in Charleston, South Carolina There is a rack outside the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn in Charleston.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The True Origin of Christmass

Where did Christmas originate? From the Bible or paganism? What is the real origin of Santa Claus—mistletoe—Christmas trees—holly wreaths—and the custom of exchanging gifts? Many are concerned about putting “Christ back into Christmas.” Was He ever there? Here are the stunning answers!.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The 1733 Slave Revolt that Liberated an Island

For six months the island of St. John came under the control of rebels who rose up against their owners. In 1999 the Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands declared November 23 as Freedom Fighters Day, marking Sunday as the 15th anniversary of the establishment of this commemorative day. Freedom Fighters Day celebrates the 1733 St. John slave revolt, one of the earliest and longest lasting slave revolts in the Americas. A revolt that predated the Haitian Revolution by over 50 years.

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