We Stand On The Shoulders

Benjamin Elijah Mays, an American Baptist minister and civil rights leader, is credited with laying the intellectual foundations of the Civil Rights Movement. Mays taught and mentored: Martin Luther King Jr, Julian Bond, Maynard Jackson and others. He was the 6th President of Morehouse College for almost thirty years.

It isn’t a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.

Benjamin E. Mays
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BLACK MASSACRES

MASSACRE- mas·sa·cre/ˈmasəkər/noun: a brutal and indiscriminate slaughter of people. The attack was described as a cold-blooded massacre.

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wholesale slaughter mass slaughter indiscriminate killing mass murder homicide mass execution mass destruction annihilation extermination liquidation decimation carnage butchery bloodbath bloodletting slaying pogrom genocide ethnic cleansing holocaust shoah battue hecatomb

COLFAX, LOUISIANA (1873)

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA (1898)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (1906)

ELAINE, ARKANSAS (1919)

TULSA, OKLAHOMA (1921)

ROSEWOOD, FLORIDA (1923)

*Please excuse the links to these events as they are a poor telling of the harrowing events in which people, albeit black, were carelessly murdered for nothing more than being alive.

African Americans

African Americans (also Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The phrase generally refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States. Today, those descendants continue to be treated as thought they are enslaved or part of the “American Economic Chain Gang.”

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Ethnicity & Race

Bantu Knots

The Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa are believed to have migrated into the region roughly 2,000 years ago from western and central Africa. One of the first major civilizations in southern Africa was the vast and mysterious kingdom of Great Zimbabwe, which flourished between the 12th and 15th centuries.

POST: Bantu Knots-CZV

1001 Men

“In this series of drawings, I push past entrenched stereotypes to create images of Black men that reflect the wonderful complexity of African American lives–our history so deeply embedded in our present, our celebrations so often tempered by grief and, yes, the pleasure and danger we find in so many of the people, places, and activities that give us joy.”

Ajuan M. Mance

I love this guy’s stuff and have been following him for years. Congratulations on his monumental collection of 1001 Black Men. – CZV

Africa

Major African Tribes

The major tribes in Africa with their approximate population.

  • Arab – 100 million
  • Berber – 65 million
  • Hausa – 30 million
  • Yoruba – 30 million
  • Oromo – 30 million
  • Igbo – 30 million
  • Fula – 27 million
  • Akan – 20 million
  • Amhara – 20 million
  • Somali – 15-17 million
  • Hutu – 16 million
  • Ijaw – 14 million
  • Mandinka – 13 million
  • Kongo – 10 million
  • Shona – 10 million
  • Zulu – 10 million

In Africathere are about 3,000 tribes, speaking more than 2,000 different languages.

The current population of Africa is 1,315,548,161 as of Tuesday, September 24, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates. Africa population is equivalent to 16.72% of the total world populationAfrica ranks number 2 among regions of the world (roughly equivalent to “continents”), ordered by population.

An ethnic group or ethnicity is a category of people who identify with each other, usually on the basis of a presumed common genealogy or ancestry or on similarities such as common language or dialect, history, society, culture or nation. Wikipedia

A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society. The term was first used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national affiliations. By the 17th century the term began to refer to physical traits. Wikipedia