Akala & Aamer Rahman Perform/Panel StrikeTheEmpire Back: Malcolm X Movement

Top 10 African Queens

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http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/yaa-asantewaa.html

http://www.bornblackmag.com/yaa.html

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Shango, Shaango, and Chango: Thunder God

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Steve Scalise, GOP’s No. 3 in the House, Once Addressed White Supremacists

Rep. Steve Scalise, the recently elected House majority whip, has acknowledged that he spoke at a gathering of white supremacists more than a decade ago, calling it “a mistake” that he regrets.

“Twelve years ago, I spoke to many different Louisiana groups as a state representative, trying to build support for legislation that focused on cutting wasteful state spending, eliminating government corruption, and stopping tax hikes,” Scalise, R-La., said in a statement. “One of the many groups that I spoke to regarding this critical legislation was a group whose views I wholeheartedly condemn.

“It was a mistake I regret, and I emphatically oppose the divisive racial and religious views groups like these hold.”

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/30/373955103/rep-steve-scalise-i-went-and-spoke-to-any-group-that-called

In an exclusive interview Monday with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune about the growing controversy over his appearance at the Metairie event, Scalise said it is ridiculous to suggest he was involved with the group, which was created by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/12/steve_scalise_i_dont_support_a.html

Trade Relations among European and African Nations

Contrary to popular views about precolonial Africa, local manufacturers were at this time creating items of comparable, if not superior, quality to those from preindustrial Europe. Due to advances in native forge technology, smiths in some regions of sub-Saharan Africa were producing steels of a better grade than those of their counterparts in Europe, and the highly developed West African textile workshops had produced fine cloths for export long before the arrival of European traders.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/aftr/hd_aftr.htm

African Renaissance: King Piye and the Empire of Kush

Home Team History Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12lU5ymIvSpgl8KntDQUQA

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/04/candace-of-meroe/

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/04/egypt-in-the-late-period-ca-712-332-b-c/

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/10/09/1415/

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/19/ancient-nubians-made-antibiotic-beer/

Clash of Titans: Andromeda and Troy Hollywood’s Aryan Model

Tales of Ethiopia as a mythical land at the farthest edges of the earth are recorded in some of the earliest Greek literature of the eighth century B.C., including the epic poems of Homer. Greek gods and heroes, like Menelaos, were believed to have visited this place on the fringes of the known world. However, long before Homer, the seafaring civilization of Bronze Age Crete, known today as Minoan, established trade connections with Egypt. The Minoans may have first come into contact with Africans at Thebes, during the periodic bearing of tribute to the pharaoh. In fact, paintings in the tomb of Rekhmire, dated to the fourteenth century B.C., depict African and Aegean peoples, most likely Nubians and Minoans. However, with the collapse of the Minoan and Mycenaean palaces at the end of the Late Bronze Age, trade connections with Egypt and the Near East were severed as Greece entered a period of impoverishment and limited contact

Ethiopia is mentioned several times in The Iliad, The Odyssey and the Histories; The primary city of Ethiopia was Meroe which was, according to the historian, Herodotus, forty days on foot and twelve days by boat south of the city of Elephantine on the Nile River; in another part of his narrative, Herodotus says that the Ethiopians lived in Libya towards the southern sea.

The exact location of Ethiopia was, at best, nebulous to the Greeks of Herodotus’ time; there seems to have been two conceptions of Ethiopia: one was the historical land coveted by the Persian Empire and the other was a mythical Ethiopia that Poseidon (lord of the Sea) favored with personal visits.

Homer says that the Ethiopians were the most distant of men and lived in two separate lands that were identified as where the Titan, Hyperion, rose and sat; when the Greek hero, Menelaos(Menelaus), was making his meandering way back to Sparta after the sack of the city of Troy, he said that he traveled to Egypt, Ethiopia and Libya which only implies that Ethiopia was somewhere in Africa.

Home Team History Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12lU5ymIvSpgl8KntDQUQA

Correction

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http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/afrg/hd_afrg.htm

http://messagenetcommresearch.com/myths/ppt/Ethiopia_1.html

http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2014/02/andromeda_myth_was_she_black.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memnon_(mythology)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aethiopia

Black History: More Than A Month – NUS

The Story of American Folk Music

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker (Coahoma County, Mississippi, August 22, 1917 – Los Altos, California, June 21, 2001) was a highly influential American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter.

John Lee Hooker could be said to embody his own unique genre of the , often incorporating the piano style and a driving rhythm into his masterful and idiosyncratic blues guitar and singing. His best known songs include “Boogie Chillen” (1948) and “Boom Boom” (1962).

There is some debate as to the year of John Lee Hooker’s birth, 1915, 1917, 1920, and 1923 have all been cited, 1917 (the date on his grave marker in Oakland, California) is the one most commonly cited although Hooker himself claimed, at times, 1920.

http://www.last.fm/music/John+Lee+Hooker

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