Better Blackness

July 17, 2015

from the African Origins of the “Major Western Religions” by Dr. Josef ben-Jochannan

The whole concept of a “God” or “Gods” came out of the Nile valley African civilizations thousands upon thousands of years before Sumner (The Kingdom of Hamurabi) was established along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. That was more than thousands of years before Abraham – the first Hebrew (Jew) – was born in the city of Ur, Chaldea. This concept, which had gone through very extensive changes and revisions for thousands of years before the arrival of the Asian Jews, all seventy-seven (77) of them, in Africa, was in its zenith when Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph entered the land at the end of the Nile River – Sais, which they later called “Egypt.”

The indigenous Africans of Egypt had already become proficient in the sciences that allowed them to: (a) embalm their dead; (b) name the bodies in the celestial universe; (c) name their God and minor Gods; (d) develop agriculture; (e) establish a Solar Calendar in 4,100 B.C.E.; (f) develop a fertility control tampon recipe; (g) build temples to the Gods – including the world wonder, the Sphinx of Gezeh (Giza); (h) develop engineering; (i) develop medicine – including internal surgery; (j) develop pharmacology and many other disciplines too numerous to try and outline or define at this time. They even wrote poetry and short stories during said period along with their historical achievements in the sciences. All of this the small group of half-starving Asian Jews met, and were exposed to, from the very first day they entered Africa out of the Asian desert, where they were nomads. At no time in their history is there any record of them being exposed to such knowledge before their encounter with the indigenous Africans of the Nile Valley, who had settled Sais, Egypt, for thousands of years before the Jews came. This, then appears to be the beginning of what is today called “Judaism, Judaeo-Christianity, Christianity,” and “Islam.” It is also the juncture that all of the concepts, be they material or spiritual, which are in any manner connected to either of these generally labelled “WESTERN RELIGIONS” originated.

November 21, 2012

Cornel West Riffs on the Blues

Filed under: Nonfiction — betterblackness @ 5:05 pm

I generally don’t endorse poseurs and Cornel West’s costuming and oratorical style are too reminiscent of minstrel show interlocutors or snake-oil pushers for my comfort. But every now and then what he says outweighs how he says it.

November 18, 2012

Racial Prejudice is Still Widespread

Filed under: Nonfiction — betterblackness @ 5:19 pm

The (Associated Press) poll finds that racial prejudice is not limited to one group of partisans. Although Republicans were more likely than Democrats to express racial prejudice in the questions measuring explicit racism (79 percent among Republicans compared with 32 percent among Democrats), the implicit test found little difference between the two parties. That test showed a majority of both Democrats and Republicans held anti-black feelings (55 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans), as did about half of political independents (49 percent).

–          Associated Press, October 27, 2012

From “The White Negro”

Filed under: Nonfiction — betterblackness @ 4:51 pm

Since the Negro knows more about the ugliness and danger of life than the White, it is probable that if the Negro can win his equality, he will possess a potential superiority, a superiority so feared that the fear itself has become the underground drama of domestic politics.

–  Norman Mailer, “The White Negro: Superficial Reflections on the Hipster,” 1957

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