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Stephen Wiltshire draws Tokyo from memory
One of Stephen’s extraordinary abilities is to memorize landscapes up to the highest detail. During this flight he had a thorough look at the view of the Japanese capital from the helicopter including thousands of buildings, towers, high-ways, cars, buses, even down to intricate details of trees and windows. Following the 30 minutes ride Stephen […]Read More
NASA’S Forgotten or Unknown Astronauts
Real NASA African American Astronauts Please Click on their names below for more info. Former, current and candidate Michael P. Anderson Guion S. Bluford, Jr. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. Yvonne Cagle Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. Frederick D. Gregory Bernard A. Harris Joan E. Higginbotham Mae C. Jemison More: 1 Ronald E. McNair Leland D. Melvin Bobby […]Read More
Angolan and Portuguese ancestry http://youtu.be/tSKXJWQ-bp4 the beauty pageant titleholder who was a Top 10 finalist at Miss Universe 2007 and placed first runner-up to Miss World 2007, becoming Miss World Africa. She was the highest placed Miss Angola at both Miss Universe and Miss Worldbefore the win of Leila Lopes in Miss Universe 2011 She was also named Miss World Continental Queen of Africa. […]Read More
Monaco’s Baroness Cecile de Massy
Baronness Cecile de Massy, wife of Baron Christian Louis de Massy, son of the late Princess Antoinette of Monaco, and cousin of Prince Albert of Monaco. She is of Caribbean descent. Cecile is the highest ranked black person in Monaco. She is the patroness of Ladies Lunch Monaco. Among its activities, she is also Vice-President […]Read More
Italian Gold Ring Depicting An African Boy?
Bust of an African boy MANY of the best-known artists of the Renaissance (Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer and Jacopo da Pontormo among them) made portraits of Africans. But who were the men, women and children they portrayed? –metmuseum.org/art/collection Date: late 16th century Culture: Italian, probably Venice Africans also chose to visit Europe, travelling on religious or […]Read More
Thracian Treasures: Golden Phial & Amphora With African Faces Found In Bulgaria, Europe?
Most of what we know about the ancient Thracians comes from surviving ancient Greek and Roman sources. The Thracians were an ancient ethnic group that inhabited parts of what is today European Turkey and the extreme north of Greece, but the vast majority of Thracian land is in what is today Bulgaria. Although Thrace as an […]Read More
Nubian’s right to return to their ancestral homeland?
Some Nubians self-identify as Africans, Afro-Arabs, Nubian-Egyptians, or simply Nubians Nubians are descendants of the ancient African civilization of Kush, which was situated between what is now southern Egypt and northern Sudan, known for its famed “Black Pharaohs” and pyramids. Nubians in Egypt today are still influenced by the changes of the initial Arab invasions, […]Read More
Haitian man shares his Ancestry DNA Results
World Map Of Haiti –Historia con Mapas The Taíno people were the indigenous people of the Caribbean and Florida. At the time of European contact in the late 15th century, they were the principal inhabitants of most of Cuba, Trinidad , Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico. In the Greater Antilles, the […]Read More
Haiti / Ayiti 1804 Tattoos
The only slave uprising in history to end with the foundation of a new country—went on to inspire countless other revolts throughout the United States and the Caribbean. English translation from Haitian Creole : “What doesn’t kill you strengthens you” A bloody, thirteen-year revolution ensued, a complex web of wars among and between slaves, whites, […]Read More
E-V13 DNA originated in Northeastern Africa around 18,000 years ago entered Europe at some time via the Balkans?
Why the men of Abergele carry the rare marker is not yet known, but its high frequency could be due to the settlement of the town during the 1st to 4th centuries AD by Roman soldiers. –The Last Legion Movie Still- 2007 A more likely Roman genetic legacy in the British Isles lies in the […]Read More
Marie Antoinette & Her Music Tutor Joseph Boulogne Of African Ancestry
Before Prince there was Le Mozart Noir / Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier Saint Georges portrays the remarkable life of a man who overcame the adversities of class, race and society to become a international superstar in 18th century France whose work has fallen into neglect due to the prejudices of history. –Marie Antoinette -film still […]Read More
Ethiopian King Memnon Was A Greek Mythical Character?
To the ancient Greeks, the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa were known collectively as Ethiopians, literally ‘those with burnt faces’. Theirs was a fabled land connected to the Greek world in myth. For example, there is the Ethiopian princess Andromeda, rescued by Perseus, and Memnon, who led the Ethiopians in the Trojan War. –Black-figured amphora. Greek, […]Read More
London was ethnically diverse in ancient times
Map Of The Roman Empire The most complete skeleton studied was that of a 14-year-old girl, who the museum curators have named “The Lant Street teenager“. Analysis of her DNA and chemicals in her teeth show that she grew up in North Africa. Her mitochondrial DNA lineage (passed down on the maternal line only) is […]Read More
The Ivory Lady of York, In 350 AD England
Archaeologists have revealed the remains of what they say was a “high status” woman of African origin who lived in York during Roman times. Academics say the discovery goes against the common assumption that all Africans in Roman Britain were low status male slaves. The university’s Dr Hella Eckardt said a study of the skull’s size […]Read More
Roman mosaic found in Spain?
Mosaico romano encontrado en Merida España This mosaic was also claimed to be found in Pompeii. I’ll share the findings of this image soon. In North Africa, a tiny relict population, the Barbary leopard, persists in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco –afrilodge Ancient Rome The African leopard is a leopard subspecies native to Africa. It […]Read More
Ancient Faces: Romano-Egyptian Mummy Portrait of a Bearded Man
Place: Egypt (Place created) Date: about 150 – 170 This image is housed at the Getty Villa. This is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD. –Artist Unknown Encaustic on wood. Dimensions: […]Read More
Great Olympic Athlete: Florence Griffith-Joyner aka Flo-Jo
Nationality: American Ethnicity: African American She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. Olympic gold medalist Joyner brought style to track and field with form-fitting bodysuits, […]Read More
Model: Anais Mali
Nationality: French Ethnicity: Her father is Polish & mother is from Chad, Africa. Mali was born in Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France. Standing at 5’9 1/2 ft tall, she’s fluent in English & French. Known for Hair, Legs & Skin. In 2009, she signed with Wilhelmina Models. I love the matching red lips and nails combination, always a good look. -Sola […]Read More
Over 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 Black Iraqis?
Black Iraqis in the southern province of Basra are complaining of discrimination, saying they are not fairly represented in the state. African Iraqis have lived in the country for centuries and now number more than one million. –Al Jazeera with English Sub-titles. Most Afro-Iraqis are the descendants of sailors, traders and slaves that were brought […]Read More
An introduction to a photo book by German-Iranian photographer Mahdi Ehsaei depicting the little known minority of Afro-Iranians in South Iran in fascinating portraits. Afro-Iran shows a side of Iran, which is widely unknown even to Iranians: a minority of people who influenced the culture of a whole region by continuing their African heritage with […]Read More
The campaign for the inclusion of the Afro-Chileans in statistics
Afro-Chileans Aren’t Done Fighting for Representation Campaign for the INCLUSION of Afro-descendant people in Chile in response to the discriminatory act that Chile’s National Institute of Statistics did to EXCLUDE the Afro-Chilean people in the upcoming 2017 National Census. With this racist act, the Chilean state violates various international treaties with respect to human rights, […]Read More
Are there really 149,493 to 2,000,000 Afro-Argentinians in existence today?
What about Brazil’s neighbor, Argentina? Hundreds of thousands of Africans were brought there as well – yet, the black presence in Argentina has virtually vanished from the country’s records and consciousness. Others claim something more nefarious at work. Tellingly, Sarmiento wrote in his diary in 1848: “In the United States… 4 million are black, and […]Read More
African Descendants Around The World
“A picture is worth a thousand words” is an English idiom. It refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image or that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does. Pakistan In pictures: Pakistan’s indigenous African community news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia […]Read More
A few random images of Rome’s catacombs frescoes
A list of Ancient Rome’s Catacombs with interesting images. If you ever have the time to visit Italy, I suggest you go see this yourself. The Catacombs of Rome (Italian: Catacombe di Roma) are ancient catacombs, underground burial places under Rome, Italy, of which there are at least forty, some discovered only in recent decades. […]Read More
Man & Zebra in Byzantine mosaic, Turkey
’Black man and zebra in Byzantine mosaic in Urfa.’ Tesserae (mosaic stones) made of rocks from the riverbed of the Euphrates were used to depict a black man leading a zebra. –helenmilesmosaics.org The 5/6 th century floor mosaic can be found in the “Villa of the Amazons”, a palatial house, that probably belonged to an […]Read More
Estimated 1,400,000 to 1,984,000 Afro-Mexicans
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
What are the countries with the highest black population outside of Africa?
Here are the largest 17 African diaspora populations in the world. The African diaspora refers to the communities throughout the world that have resulted by descent from the movement in historic times of peoples from Africa, predominantly to the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and among other areas around the globe. In the Americas, the […]Read More
Descendants of the Sun
What Countries Does the Equator Run Through in Africa? In Africa, the equator runs along for almost 2500 miles, passing through 6 countries, and ironically the list does not include Equatorial Guinea. The six countries in Africa the equator does run through include: Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia. […]Read More
930,000 to 2,000,000 African Descendants in Peru, South America?
In November 2009, Peru became the first Latin American country to apologize to its citizens of African descent for a history of oppression. In urban areas Afro-Peruvians were cooks, laundresses, maids, handymen, and gardeners. In some cases, they worked in the navy, hospitals, churches and charitable institutions. In 1587, 377 people of African descent worked […]Read More
Movie: Cristo Rey
With English subtitles. Geographic location West Indies/Caribbean. Hispaniola is the site of the first European settlement in the Americas by Christopher Columbus on his voyages in 1492 and 1493. Based on a true story, this is an official selection of the Toronto International film festival. In a shantytown of Santo Domingo, Haitians and Dominicans struggle amidst a […]Read More
AMERICAN FOUNDING FATHERS
Lost or forgotten History U.S. Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African-American to serve as a state senator, representing Mississippi in 1870. Blacks And The Founding Father – PBS ‘Glenn Beck’: Founders’ Friday: African-American Founders … Reconstruction and Beyond: The 8 African-American Senators America’s Black Founders: Revolutionary Heroes & Early … History books are […]Read More