Queen Nzinga was born sometime between 1580 and 1583. She was one of several children of Ngola (king) Kia Samba, who ruled over the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms. Her father, … Continue reading The More You Know: Queen Nzinga
In celebration of recent African literary history, here’s a list of the top five most influential African writers you need to know. Africa has no shortage of influential writers though, … Continue reading 5 Influential African Writers You Never Learned About in School
“Islam in the culture of the Moslems, simply means peace. Peace with man, peace with all living things, which ultimately leads to peace with Allah. We believe deeply in the universal principles of the cosmological order and how every action has a reaction. These principles taught us also how to properly eat the correct foods and not to consume the foods that were detrimental to our health in all aspects of life. These principles also taught us how to treat others and how to create a hospitable environment for guests at our Caliphates.”
On that note: What if I told you that almost all Black Americans have mixed ancestry? We’re not pure Africans. We’re ‘historical mutts.’ African Americans are unarguably a new ethnic group. A small population of people that are physically and culturally distinct from Africans.
The story of being Black in America could be summed up by telling you that Blackness is a memory. It’s a memory of the harshness, the inhumane cruelty that your mother’s grandmother undoubtedly went through. It’s the memory of the hard life your grandmother endured. It’s the memory of your own mother saying, “Stay calm. They won’t hurt you.”