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 '.


Thursday, December 31, 2015

No more Christmas for Tanzania Hapa Kazi tu!

In many ways it is another new dawn for Tanzania, reminiscent of the days of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s founding president, a man famed for his spendthrift ways and his idealism. On October 29, 2015, Magufuli was announced the 5th President of the United Republic of Tanzania. The announcement was received with excitement by many Tanzanians. There was, to be sure, grumbling. Edward Lowassa, who carried the banner for the opposition coalition, UKAWA, claimed the polls had been stolen.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Bahamas Junkano: What is it? Where is it? And is it as much fun as it sound?

Just the word “Junkanoo” has a fun sound to it, and it is every bit as much fun as it sounds. It is an extravagant street parade filled with elaborately themed colorful costumes, music and dance that takes place in The Bahamas on Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year’s Day. The liveliest and largest of the sensational Bahamas Junkanoo party celebrations is in Nassau, but you can also experience the intoxicating carnival atmosphere on Grand Bahama Island, Eleuthera/Harbour Island, Bimini, The Exumas and The Abacos.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015


Benin Kingdom read, acknowledge in many history books, academic institutions and internet media, Edo once known as Igodomigodo, was the kingdom of rulers who regarded themselves as Crown-kings, those whose divine rule is derived from the King Makers – Ogiso. This is also visible in their Philosophic expression like "Agha se oghe Edo, Edo odion"-"Edo gha se oghe omwan Edo odion"- meaning Edo is senior at home and away from home. Edo kings are titled Ogiso and Oba.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015


The borough will celebrate its first black history month event with African drumming workshops and music.

Sponsored by Elmbridge Council and the RC Sheriff Trust, the event will be at the Cecil Hepworth Centre in Walton, where attendees will first be taught a high-energy royal African dance from Uganda called Bakisimba.

Ida Horner, event organiser, said: “When I first moved here 10 years ago from West Kensington, I think there were only about eight black people living in Walton.

“But now Elmbridge is changing, there is a lot of diversity and I think that is something we should celebrate."

The second part of the event will include an evening performance of African music and dance by Sarah Ndagire, a Ugandan singer-songwriter who will be accompanied by the Galaxy Band.

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