African Culture and Black Culture EXPLORED

African culture has been a source of a lot of inspiration, mystery and intrigue. As a rich heritage that has been largely been buried by time, we aim to uncover it and express it. What does it share with the Black culture? and are they better of separate or united?

HISTORY

7 Persistent Myths About Ancient Egypt You Will Never Look at The Same Again

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Slaves Built The Pyramids The idea that slaves built the pyramids of Egypt has been circulating ever since the Greek historian Herodotus reported it in the fifth century B.C. However, most historians now dismiss the story as false. The builders of the pyramids were highly skilled Egyptian craftsmen, not slaves as Hollywood or some Bible interpretations portray. According […]

Ancient Egyptians Wrote Down Why The Pyramids Were Built

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Egyptian archaeologist Abdelgawad Harrbi speaks to the press inside the tomb of Iymery. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images) November 4, 2015, marked 93 years to the day that the tomb of King Tutankhamen was opened in Egypt, revealing spectacular artifacts and a magnificent mummy of the boy king.  The […]

The African Saints, Knights and Kings in Medieval and Renaissance Europe Before Racism

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The study of the African presence in history, whether in the African Diaspora or Africa itself, is a richly rewarding endeavor. In this study we realize that slavery alone is not African history and that African history is everybody’s history. The history of African people — Black people — is rich and comprehensive, inspiring and, […]

6 Ancient African Architectural Marvels Built Before Greece or Rome

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1. Pyramids of Giza Pyramids of Giza are the three fourth-dynasty pyramids (c. 2575 – c. 2465 BCE) erected on the rocky plateau of the west bank of the Nile River near Al-Jīzah (Giza) in Egypt. The structures were built as burial tombs for three fourth-dynasty pharaohs, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, and are named after each […]

How Africans Brought Civilization to America

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2014. On Monday [October 13 2014], America’s government offices, businesses, and banks all grind to a halt in order to commemorate Columbus Day. In schools up and down the country, little children are taught that a heroic Italian explorer discovered America, and various events and parades are held […]

LIFESTYLE

Evils of Western Culture exposed by these Disturbing Pictures *NSFW*

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As creatives around the world feel compelled to expose evils of western culture ,pictures like these have been surfacing more and more lately. While it may be true that artists who truly have the courage to share their thoughts on important social issues are rare, it’s great to see their emergence becoming more frequent. Even in the music industry there has […]

A World Without Black And African People

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A World Without Black And African People is an interesting topic to discuss with strangers. These days it can be so hard to talk about race and racism. It’s taboo, polarizing, and nuanced. But it is also one of the most important topics of our generation. So the Jubilee Project went to the streets to have […]

17 Battles All Suburban Black Kids Fight Everyday

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1. Meeting that one friend’s parent that you didn’t know was racist. Pedro Fequiere / BuzzFeed 2. Being the prime suspect of whatever was stolen at a house party. Pedro Fequiere / BuzzFeed 3. Your parents encouraging you to make friends with the only other black kids in the neighborhood even though you have your own friends. Pedro […]

We cried for Cecil the Lion. But what about Black Lives?

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Because, you know, #AllLivesMatter, right? This year we saw one of the biggest social outrage when American dentist Walter Palmer was identified as Cecil the lion’s shooter. In less than a day, Palmer’s past felony record was exposed, he was attacked with criticism on social media, and his dental practice was shutdown for an undetermined […]

20 Things to do in Africa Before You Die

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1. Go on safari Safari Safari is a “swahili” word meaning to go on a journey. Wildlife safari is one of the main reasons people visit Africa. The biggest attraction is the big 5 animals namely African lion, African elephant, buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros. The top 10 safari countries are Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, […]

I, Racist

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  What follows is the text of a “sermon” that I gave as a “congregational reflection” to an all White audience at the Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday, June 28th. The sermon was begun with a reading of The Good Samaritan story, and this wonderful quote from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. Credit for this speech goes […]

Know Thyself

Only REAL AFRICANS will understand

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See Mallence Bart Williams speak on the contradiction of charity sent to Africa, the need of Afrca’s resources that supplies the world economy and how we change the way we view the way we “help” Africa and it’s people. Mallence Bart-Williams: “One thing that keeps me puzzled despite having studied finance and economics at the […]

Watch Chris Rock’s “The Black List” Video

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Rock’s been vocal about racial issues and racial inequality throughout his career. In the 2009, as part of The Black List Project, Rock recorded a video where he touched on racial issues within his own neighborhood, highlighting that all the black people living there were the best of the best in their fields, while his […]

What Happens When A Black Man And A White Woman Speak For Each Other

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Darius Simpson and Scout Bostley begin to speak into their individual microphones — but then they stop, switch mics and start talking again. In the video below from the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, the two Eastern Michigan University students perform their spoken word poem “Lost Voices”and discuss white privilege, reproductive rights, male privilege and […]

Stunning Photos Turning America’s Racist History on Its Head

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These powerful yet controversial photos by Tyler Shields, come with painful iconography that they polarize its viewers. “A lot of artists want an exact statement for everything they do,” he said. “But I never want to not create something because I’m afraid of what it might say.”  The photos are built around the civil rights era’s most potent images and symbols and […]

6 Things White people have that Blacks and Africans don’t

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There’s a reason we can’t just “move on” and get over apartheid. Its effects are still very real for black South Africans, writes Verashni Pillay. Apparently some white people still think the rest of us should get over racism and, in their phrase, “move on”. I know this because a white friend who has been living elsewhere in Africa told me […]

3 Reasons Why No One Respects Black and African People.

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“A strongman is a strongman anywhere” Anon It is no secret that in terms of respect the black and African people have the least respect compared to any other race. To understand why, you have to understand one basic truth. You are only as good as where you come from. Confidence in who you are […]

Africa

5 Sure Ways to Make Money in Africa This Decade

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Here are 5 sure ways to make money in Africa this decade. Its no secret that the African economy is booming. This comes with a lot of entrepreneurial and investment opportunities that can be your way to fortune. Let’s go! Solar Power Morocco Solar Plant http://silverbirdtv.com/ No place gets much love from the sun like […]

Only REAL AFRICANS will understand

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See Mallence Bart Williams speak on the contradiction of charity sent to Africa, the need of Afrca’s resources that supplies the world economy and how we change the way we view the way we “help” Africa and it’s people. Mallence Bart-Williams: “One thing that keeps me puzzled despite having studied finance and economics at the […]

8 Ways to Use Turmeric can Improve Your Health

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Turmeric can improve your health as hale and hearty and beneficial for humans. It is one of the edible foodstuffs existing on earth and is not normally used by the persons in their nutrition. It has been observed that Asian people do take turmeric in different dishes etc. Turmeric is highly beneficial for the health of a […]

7 African Martial Arts You Never Knew Existed

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1. Dambe According to Slate, “Dambe was historically practiced by the Hausa butchers’ guild around harvest or festival time and was considered to be a test of bravery, a rite of passage for marriage, or preparation for war.” The west African boxing style is extremely popular in Nigeria, southern Niger and Chad, where boxers fight with one […]

20 Things to do in Africa Before You Die

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1. Go on safari Safari Safari is a “swahili” word meaning to go on a journey. Wildlife safari is one of the main reasons people visit Africa. The biggest attraction is the big 5 animals namely African lion, African elephant, buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros. The top 10 safari countries are Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, […]

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