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 '.


Friday, October 30, 2015

A Teachers Thanksgiving

This is a particularly difficult introduction to write. I have been a public schools teacher for twelve years, and I am also a historian and have written several books on American and Native American history. I also just happen to be Quebeque French, Metis, Ojibwa, and Iroquois. Because my Indian ancestors were on both sides of the struggle between the Puritans and the New England Indians and I am well versed in my cultural heritage and history both as an Anishnabeg (Algokin) and Hodenosione (Iroquois), it was felt that I could bring a unique insight to the project.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

France still robbing its 'former' African colonies

We always accuse the leaders of African countries of being corrupt and of not working in the interest of their citizens. However, even if they wanted to be honest leaders, they would not be able to do so.
Why? I have encountered very interesting information that sheds light on this controversial issue.
In this short article I will try to explain how African countries that were colonized by France are still beholden to their colonizers. The current relationship between African countries and France prevents successful African development and sovereignty.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Moroccan Survey: African, But Not Completel

This question is rhetorical when looking at the globe: the kingdom is situated at the peak of the continent, and it sprawls itself along the top of the Sahara desert all the way down to sub-Saharan Africa. It is disconnected from Europe by a small channel, which — although barely 14 kilometers [9 miles] wide — serves as a constant physical reminder of both its proximity to and its remoteness from the economic and cultural fortress that is the European Union.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

7 things you didn’t know about King Shaka kaSenzangakhona

By Arthur Chatora on September 24, 2015 — South Africa celebrates Heritage Day today, the day used to be known as Shaka Day in commemoration of one of the most famous African warriors and king to ever grace South Africa.

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