Another Attack Grips Nigeria

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Another attack has hit Nigeria, this time in Yola. Officials believe it was an attack from Boko Haram most likely. For those who do not know, Boko Haram has been causing terror in Nigeria for a while now. The terrorist group caused 2,000 death 10 months ago, near Lagos. No one has taken credit yet for the attack on the city of Yola, as of now at least 31 people are dead about an estimation of 72 injured.

For more coverage on this terror attack, go to http://www.newsy.com/videos/bombing-near-nigerian-market-kills-at-least-31-injures-dozens-more/?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34852971

Is Al Sharpton Two Faced and Did Black Americans Not Utilize Obama’s Presidency?

I have to say I agree with what Yvette stated mostly and Boyce to an extent. Al Sharpton is disgusting, because he allows racism to run a muck and is silent when someone has the means to pay him off. That is extortion towards the Black community and is one of the main reasons a lot of the new Black organizations do not want to be bothered with him. Other groups of people have been pressuring president Obama since he first stepped into office, but Black people have been told to shut up and wait. Especially from people like Al Sharpton and entertainers like Whoopie Goldberg who believes Black people shouldn’t expect anything from their government. Yeah, I thought the government was suppose to protect and defend people civil liberties and constitutional rights but never-mind all that. It is the same attitude some have towards Black Lives Matter. When they want to pressure a candidate to make sure they are about defending, and championing their issues/concerns, people tell them to shut up or consider it begging.

Most of the encounters have been justified, the only disappointment is the clip with some people who claim to be apart of Black Lives Matter who confronted Hillary Clinton. They indeed failed miserably and seemed to be whiners. She was right, when she stated the public doesn’t care about feelings. They don’t; money and power talks and sympathy gets you nothing concrete at the end of the day. That being said, holding politicians accountable isn’t whining at all; just be clear as to what you want policy wise. No one cares about changing the hearts and minds of White society. It is a waste of time, energy and non-productive.

Nigerian Massacre and Lack of Coverage

Where is the media coverage and outrage over Boko Haram? Not many Black media outlets are even covering the atrocity, where 2,000 lay slain. I stand by Nigeria and the families who have lost so many of their loved ones to this barbaric act.

Nigeria has brought so much to our world in resources and culture.

Major agricultural products produced in Nigeria include cocoa, peanuts, palm oil, rice, millet, corn, cassava, yams, rubber, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, timber, and fish. Major commercial industries in Nigeria include coal, tin, textiles, footwear, fertilizer, printing, ceramics, and steel.

Trade. Oil and petroleum-based products made up 95 percent of Nigeria’s exports in 1998. Cocoa and rubber are also produced for export. Major export partners include the United States, Spain, India, France, and Italy.

-Countries and Their Cultures

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Millions of Black Americans descended from West African countries like Nigeria and one of America’s biggest African immigrant groups are Nigerians.

Traditional African food culture has been preserved even today in many areas of American cuisine, as in the technique of deep fat frying, southern stews (gumbos), and nut stews.  Okra, tania, Blackeyed peas, kidney and lima bean were all brought on slave ships as food gathered in Africa for the Africans during the transatlantic voyage.  Fufu, a traditional African meal throughout the continent, was eaten from the Senegambia to Angola and was assimilated into American culture as “turn meal and flour” in South Carolina.  Corn bread prepared by African slaves was similar to the African millet bread.  In some of the slave narrative reports, “cornbread” was referred to as one of the foods that accompanied them to the New World.

For more on Nigeria’s contributions in art, music, cuisine, inventions, etc; click on the links below.

http://sincereignorance.com/?s=west+africa

http://slaverebellion.org/index.php?page=african-contribution-to-american-culture

The fact that many Western people of African descent or people around the globe period aren’t outraged is beyond me, as if the U.S, Britain, France, and others haven’t gained from the Nigerian peoples’ innovation and labor. Nigeria is culturally embedded in the fabric of the U.S as France, Britain and Spain is. In fact all of West Africa is. The fight against terrorism should be a rigorous global effort or we all will pay the price for neglectfulness. 

Much Africanism simply became Americanisms, such as the banjo, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B). Herskovits pointed out that the elaborate etiquette of the South with respect for elders, its use of terms of endearment, kinship in speaking to neighbors, and general emphasis on politeness is African in origin. Whites have adopted African speech patterns and have retained such Africanisms as baton twirling, cheerleading, and expressions and words such as OK (Okay), bodacious, bozo (stupid), cooter (turtle), goobers (peanut), hullabaloo, holly-gully, jazz, moola (money), pamper and “Polly Wolly-Doodle,” wow, uh-huh, and unh-unh, daddy, buddy and tote, to list a few.

http://slaverebellion.org/index.php?page=african-contribution-to-american-culture

The American music you love so much stems from that region of the world, the Creole cuisine you love so much stem from that part of the world (yes, I know that include French, Native Americas and Spanish for Creole as well), the labor that made the United States and others wealthy, stem from that part of the world. 

 We as a nation, have to confront our biases and reflect on why some lives matter more than others to us. 

 

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Benin Plaques: Lost Kingdoms

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Benin Empire

Once a powerful city-state, Benin exists today as a modern African city in what is now south-central Nigeria. The present-day oba (King) of Benin traces the founding of his dynasty to A.D. 1300. The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial Edo state. Until the late 19th century, it was one of the major powers in West Africa. According to one eye witness report written by Olfert Dapper, “The King of Benin can in a single day make 20,000 men ready for war, and, if need be, 180,000, and because of this he has great influence among all the surrounding peoples. . . . His authority stretches over many cities, towns and villages. There is no King thereabouts who, in the possession of so many beautiful cities and towns, is his equal.”

When European merchant ships began to visit West Africa from the 15th century onwards, Benin came to control the trade between the inland peoples and the Europeans on the coast. When the British tried to expand their own trade in the 19th century, the Benin warriors killed their envoys.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/beni_2/hd_beni_2.htm

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/60871/Benin

http://www.ushistory.org/civ/7c.asp

http://www.mfa.org/collections/featured-galleries/benin-kingdom-gallery

Nigeria’s ‘hero doctor’ who spotted Ebola

 

A day after the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola, the doctor who treated the country’s first case of the deadly virus and later died from the disease herself is being hailed as a hero for helping stop the outbreak.

http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-nigeria-hero-doctor-adadevoh-122828747.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29696011

http://allafrica.com/stories/201408200281.html

Here’s What We Should Learn From Nigeria’s Incredible Effort To Shut Down Ebola

Americans need only look to Nigeria to calm their fears about an Ebola outbreak in the US.

Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, can provide a “hopeful roadmap to overall containment,” NBC News noted in a recent report.

Nigeria is much closer to the West Africa outbreak than the US is, yet even after Ebola entered the country in the most terrifying way possible — via a visibly sick passenger on a commercial flight — officials successfully shut down the disease and prevented widespread transmission.

In Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, which have been ravaged by the deadly virus, this isn’t the case. Unlike more-developed and wealthier nations, those countries simply aren’t equipped to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola. That’s why international help is so desperately needed.

Read the rest of the article by Pamela Engel.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-nigeria-stopped-ebola-2014-10#ixzz3GJUrAAmI

More articles: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29436851  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/ebola-nigeria

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