THE CULTURE CORNER

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“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots.”

 Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940)

Every year in the month of October we celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Black history is with us every second, minute, hour, week, month and year. THE CULTURE CORNER will attempt to enlighten you with what they never told you in your history class. Our story will be told right here – So enjoy the journey of clarification.

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The People of Ta-Seti – “People of the Land of the Bow”

People of upper Egypt

These are the faces of people that are remnants of the great civilization of the Pharaohs. Although you almost never see them in the modern Egyptian media, the original people are still there largely un-mixed and with a separate culture. They have largely been squeezed out of the popular culture, but they are still proud and surviving; read more here…

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THE MOORS

The Moors

THE MOORS, who settled in & ruled Northern Africa and invaded and conquered many parts of what we would now consider “Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, France & Southern Italy-ala Sicily)” for nearly 800 years, from as early as the 7th to the 15th century. Their profound, cultural legacy, influence & what they left behind is evident on modern day spanish architecture, art, music and traditions. The Moors played a significant role during the shaping of prehistory in their early settlement; read more about them here… – read The Black Moors of Europe here…

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MOZART

Mozart

This is what Mozart more accurately looked like. The image was found in a radio station in Belgium. FACT – the Moors (Black people) brought Classical Music to Europe: read some more facts about the Moors here…

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Black Queen Califia

Black Queen Califia

The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia. According to the story, California was an island where only Black women lived. The women were the most powerful women in the world. When Cortez arrived in California, searching for this mythical queen, her influence on him was so severe, he paid tribute to this powerful Black Woman Queen Califia by naming the state after her. California literally means, “the land where Black women live.” – Read more about her here…

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Blacks Can Be Re-Enslaved

Blacks-in-Chains

“A people who don’t know their history is doomed to repeat it.”

Anita Belle wrote a blog post about the legal way that black people can be re-enslaved; read this enlightening article here...

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The Truth About Jamaica and Jamaicans 

jamaican-coat-of-arms

How we were made slaves and why we are still not free…

An excerpt of the explosive lecture presentation by Master Amaru Ka’Re who uncovers the lies about our history and reveals the TRUTH about the so-called Arawaks are fake. Columbus was a mass-murderering theif. The “Slave Trade” was actually a Race War. Jamaican Citizens are legally British property. Christianity is a psychological weapon. Queen Elizabeth II owns the Government of Jamaica and Jamaicans are neither “independent” nor free.

Watch it on YouTube here…

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TRIBUTE TO OUR S/HEROES

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Esther Jones (The Real Betty Boop)

Betty Boop

THE REAL BETTY BOOP: Ms. ESTHER JONES, better known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ”African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the The Cotton Club in Harlem. Ms Jones’ performed her ‘baby’ Singing Style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” her recording went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer’s cartoon character’s voice and singing style of BETTY BOOP, a Black Woman; read more about her here… Watch the video here…

Maggie Lena Walker

Maggie Walker

Maggie Lena Walker, born on July 15, 1864, in Richmond, Virginia; the first woman to found & become president of an American bank. She was the daughter of a former slave and also founded a newspaper and department store. She was also grand secretary of the Independent Order of St. Luke, an organization dedicated to the social and financial advancement of African Americans; read her biography here…

 

Charlotte E. Ray

Charlotte E RayCharlotte E. Ray was born in New York City on January 13, 1850. She graduated from the Howard University School of Law in 1872 and was admitted to the District of Columbia bar that same year, becoming the first female African-American lawyer in the United States. Active in the suffrage movement, Ray was a member of the National Association of Colored Women. She died in New York in 1911; read more about her here…

Joyce Bryant

JoyceJoyce Bryant aka “The Black Marilyn Monroe” aka “The Bronze Blonde Bombshell.” Known for her perfect hour-glass figure and incredibly sultry act, jazz singer Joyce Bryant was born in Oakland, but raised in San Francisco, the oldest of eight children, Joyce eloped at age 14. Although the marriage ended on the wedding night, it outraged her devout Seventh Day Adventist mother and Joyce ended up moving to Los Angeles to live with cousins. There, she started singing in clubs, quickly building an enthusiastic following; read more about her here… – Listen to her on YouTube here…

Wallace Rayfield

Rayfield

Born in 1872, Wallace Rayfield, the son of a Pullman porter in Macon, Georgia, was a legendary craftsman who was the second in the nation to be licensed and the first black architect in Alabama. Rayfield’s work as an architect consisted of designing the most significant buildings in civil rights history including 16th Street Baptist Church (here…), Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Trinity Building in South Africa; read more about him here…

 

 Thomas Jennings

thomas jennings

Thomas Jennings was the first African American to receive a patent, on March 3, 1821. His patent was for a dry-cleaning process called “dry scouring”. The first money Thomas Jennings earned from his patent was spent on the legal fees necessary to liberate his family out of slavery and support the abolitionist cause; read more about him here…

 Julian Abele

julian abele

Julian Abele was a prominent black architect who built more than 400 buildings. Some of them were the Harvard University Widener Memorial Library, Monmouth University’s Shadow Lawn Mansion, the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Most importantly, Abele was known for building the Duke University Chapel; more information about him here…

Verone Mankou

verone mankou

Verone Mankou is the genius creator behind the Way-C tablet computer. The tablet is called the Way-C – “the light of the stars” in a dialect of northern Congo. Meet the Way-C, the first African tablet to rival the iPad, created by a young inventor with dreams of bringing internet access to the masses; more information here…

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Here ends your history lesson for this issue

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Log on for more CULTURE CORNER in the next issue and remember…

“It’s easy to be independent when you’ve got money. But to be independent when you haven’t got a thing, that’s the Lord’s test…”

Mahalia Jackson

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October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972

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Til the next issue – Everyting  –  Bless.

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