Their major trade routes were by sea to the Greek islands, across southern Europe, down the Atlantic coast of Africa, and up to ancient Britain. In addition, Arabia and India were reached via the Red Sea, and vast areas of Western Asia were connected to the homeland via land routes where goods were transported by […]Read More
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The black people ‘erased from history’ – BBC News More than a million people in Mexico are descended from African slaves and identify as “black”, “dark” or “Afro-Mexican” even if they don’t look black. In Mexico’s remote Costa Chica area near the Pacific ocean feel ignored and neglected by the state. A lot of Mexicans […]Read More
Nationality: Canadian Ethnicity and place of birth: Mogadishu, Somalia, African. She stands at 5’11 Ft tall. This woman also looks similar to Nefertiti. I can see her or other women with similar appearances portraying the ancient Egyptian/African Queen. Yasmin Warsame is a Somali-born Canadian supermodel. She moved from Somalia to Toronto, Canada when she was fifteen. Warsame […]Read More
Ancient Architecture and urban planning by the Africans. One of its most endearing structure was the Deffufa, a mud brick temple which ceremonies were performed on top. It is 18 meters tall and comprises three stories. The deffufa is a unique structure in Nubian Architecture. Three known deffufa exist. The Western Deffufa at Kerma, an Eastern […]Read More
Her Father Ludwig Muller was a German banker and her mother Sofia was Abyssinian, Ethiopian, African. She was born on July 6, 1848 in Cairo, Egypt. The Maharaja Duleep Singh fell for her charm & beauty, within 5 months they married at Alexandria in Egypt, on 7 June 1864. Both of them wore European dress apart from Duleep, who […]Read More
Tribe: Carthage Region: North Africa The elite force: Clad in bronze armor, the Carthaginians are a highly cultured tribe with a developed military and navy. Hannibal Barca, born c. 247 B.C., was the son of the great Carthaginian general, Hamilcar. The Barcas were a family of military leaders, the greatest generals of the Carthaginian armies. […]Read More
Prince presenting Halle Berry – 42nd NAACP Image Awards. Halle Berry was recognized as best actress in a motion picture for her role in Frankie & Alice. She is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in the romantic drama […]Read More
Unknown, Forgotten or Accidentally left out of your history books by mistake. This book is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands — Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage. For whether French, English, Dutch, […]Read More
On earth, the equator receives more sunshine than do the poles. This is due to simple geometry of the earth’s curvature, a given amount of sunshine in a beam falling on the equator, which points directly at the sun, has a much more intense effect than the glancing rays spread over a much larger area […]Read More
Testosterone has long been considered what makes men masculine. But is this common perception selling the hormone short? Dr Phillips investigates just how this molecule affects our abilities, behavior and health. “I’ve found I was less drawn by an attractive woman’s body, but found that I could appreciate what people’s expressions were more.” Since […]Read More
Most of these historical sites have still yet to be fully explored. The town is believed to harbor the tombs of former kings from early periods of Somali history, as evidenced by the many ancient burial structures and cairns (taalo) that are found here. Qa’ableh is a town in the northern Sanaag region of Somalia. […]Read More
What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry ? Our curiosity ? The quest for discovery ? –linkedin.com Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Working […]Read More
The film focuses on the battle to overturn laws against mixed-race marriages. Seven years after a marriage that Virginia deemed illegal. The case was brought by Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, who had been sentenced to a year in prison in Virginia for marrying each other. Their marriage violated the state’s […]Read More
Bowie married the supermodel in a romantic ceremony in Florence, Italy on 24 April, 1992. The couple were often regarded as one of the most stable in the public eye having been married for 24 years. They have one daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born 15 August 2000. Iman is now a single parent raising a teenage daughter on […]Read More
Frankincense—also known as olibanum—and myrrh have been traded in North Africa and the Middle East for upwards of 5,000 years. Frankincense was charred and ground into a power to make the heavy kohl eyeliner Egyptian women famously wore. Sacks of frankincense and potted saplings of myrrh-producing trees appear in murals decorating the walls of a temple […]Read More
Professor Joann Fletcher explores what it was like to be a woman of power in ancient Egypt. Through a wealth of spectacular buildings, personal artefacts and amazing tombs, Joann brings to life four of ancient Egypt’s most powerful female rulers and discovers the remarkable influence wielded by women, whose power and freedom was unique in […]Read More
Other ancient names before it was called our modern day Egypt which run down the Nile River are Ethiopia, Aswan, Kemet/Khemet, Land of Ham, Nuri, Nubia, Kush/Cush & Put/Phut . Head of a Queen or Princess as a Sphinx, Chlorite, Twelfth dynasty, ca 1919-1878 BC. Also forgotten or unknown Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty that was […]Read More
The discovery of an ancient pavement floor made out of carefully polished stones & giant plates tightly fitted together were inspected by authorities. The only thing was found… Caulk joints between the slabs. What was it for? When was it built? Why was this made? In 1987 Gambia then agreed to NASA’s request as the U.S. space agency was interested […]Read More
Legendary black American stage performer who took pre-World War II Europe by storm but found constant racial harassment in her homeland.
Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, and follows to her death in 1975.
Today in history, June 3rd, 1906… dancer, singer and actress Freda Josephine McDonald (aka Josephine Baker), who gained fame in Paris, France, thanks to her “risque” cabaret and musical hall performances, was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
While Ms Baker did perform on screen in a number of films – Siren of the Tropics (1927), Zouzou (1934) andPrincesse Tam Tam (1935), notably – she’s probably more universally recognized for her vaudeville stage musical acts which helped her become maybe the first international black female celebrity.
She was also politically active, making contributions to the Civil Rights Movement here in the United States, and assisted the French Resistance during World War II, becoming the first American-born woman to receive the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.
She died on April 12th, 1975 at age 68.
Since then, there’s really been only 1 true attempt to tell her story on film – the 1991, HBO movie, The Josephine Baker Story, which starred Lynn Whitfield as Baker. Whitfield would go on to win an Emmy Award for her performance!
A fortified trading city in the Sahara along the routes towards Libya: dating back some 800-1,000 years ago. Who built it? the settlement seems to be constructed from both mudbrick and stone ,if I’m not mistaken. Does anyone else think it looks like something out of a fantasy epic? from PreColonialAfrica Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, […]Read More
She was one of the greatest single parents who ever lived. Nandi kaBhebhe eLangeni was the warrior mother of Shaka Zulu., the famed leader of the Zulu in South AfManthatisirica. She battled slave traders as well and trained her son to be a warrior. When he became King he established an all-female regiment which often […]Read More
Dr. Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world — overcoming hostile terrain, extreme weather and other species of human. She pieces together precious fragments of bone, stone and new DNA evidence and discovers how this journey changed these African ancestors into the people […]Read More
The rivalry between Britain, France, Germany, and the other European powers accounts for a large part of the colonization. While tropical Africa was not a large zone of investment, other overseas regions were. The vast interior between the gold and diamond-rich Southern Africa and Egypt had strategic value in securing the flow of overseas trade. […]Read More
Greed placed over Humanity. The Berlin Conference of 1884, which regulated European colonization and trade in Africa, is usually referred to as the starting point of the Conquest of Africa. During this period, the land was divided amongst the European elite, without one African representative present. Original African nations was divided in the name of “progress”. […]Read More
Broadcast (2002) Narrated by Danny Glover, “The Real Eve” reveals that our shared genetic heritage links every living person on earth and traces the expansion of modern humans throughout the world. The discovery of the Eve gene stunned the world. It seems we could all be descended from just one female who lived in Africa. […]Read More
African Stonehenge? Scientists seek to unravel the mysteries of thousands of odd, ancient burial markers in Senegal. The site consists of four large groups of stone circles that represent an extraordinary concentration of over 1,000 monuments in a band 100 km wide along some 350 km of the River Gambia. The four groups, Sine Ngayène, Wanar, […]Read More
By analyzing high-resolution satellite imagery covering all of Egypt, researchers have reportedly discovered up to 17 lost pyramids, nearly 3000 ancient settlements, and 1000 tombs. When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought more than 150 scientists and scholars along with his massive army. source: mashable The scholars fanned out across Egypt, describing the country’s […]Read More
Curious looking El Negro, Monument F from the Olmec ruins of Tres Zapotes, Museo Tuxteco, Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico. The famous volcanic rock sculpture “El Negro”, supposedly an ancient sacrificial monument, is reputed to channel powers and attracts international channelers including actress Shirley McLaine. I remember watching an old documentary on the Olmecs as a […]Read More
Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren did their best but according to a leading Egyptologist, they came nowhere near to an accurate portrayal of ancient Queen Cleopatra. Using images from ancient artifacts including a ring dating from Cleopatra’s reign 2,000 years ago, Cambridge University’s Sally Ann Ashton (above) has pieced together an entirely different image that […]Read More
Queen Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba (1583-1663) was an Angolan Queen. She was the daughter of a King , and was exposed to war and politics at an early age. Queen Nzinga 2 sisters were some of her war-lords and she had women in her army. When the Portuguese built a fort on her land, she led a […]Read More
Nationality: Unknown Ethnicity: (Kingston, Jamaica) African descent A native of Kingston, Jamaica, her career started after she won third place in the Caribbean Model Search contest in 2005 and signed with New York Models, which led to a campaign for United Colors of Benetton shot by David Sims. Her Benetton campaign sparked interest from Anna […]Read More