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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Great Pre-colonial African Kings You Should Know About

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Many of us call the black men in our lives kings as a term of endearment, respect and encouragement, but with no extensive connection or education of black royalty here in the Western world, those words seem nothing more than platitudes. Usually, the only view of black royalty comes from over 4000 years ago in Ancient Egypt […]

LIFESTYLE

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sentiments About Being Black In A World Of White Beauty

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Being Black In A World of white beauty is an experience of a thousand sentiments. I have my dad’s smile. I wasn’t always sure that was a good thing. We both shared a feature, a separation between our two front teeth. It was slight when I was a kid, yet as the years progressed, it […]

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 […]

Know Thyself

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Africa

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 […]

10 Foods Everyone Needs To Eat In South Africa

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South Africa’s food blends the traditions of many cultures and influences. Maize and soured milk were historically key components of the diet. As Europeans arrived, South African cuisine began to include meat dishes such as sausages and pies. Malays and Indians brought curries and spices. Here are 10 Foods Everyone Needs To Eat In South Africa. […]

10 Foods Everyone Needs To Eat In Nigeria

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Here are the 10 Foods Everyone Needs To Eat In Nigeria. 1. Fried Plantain Chips rastaseed.com Fried Plantain is one of the easy and fast Nigerian food recipes. It can be eaten with fried egg, omelette, Moi Moi, Custard meal, oat meal, akamu (ogi) etc 2. Suya quazoo.com The love for Nigerian Suya is not limited […]

Africa Has Been Free Of Wild Polio For An More than a Year!

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So far, only one human viral infection has ever been eradicated by vaccinations: smallpox. However, polio might be next. It has been just over a year and not one new case of wild polio has been reported in Africa. The last reported case was on August 11, 2014, in central Somalia. “Every month would go […]

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 […]

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