Tagged: pan-African nationalism

Beyoncé channels Yoruba Goddess Oshun.


I loved Bey’s performance at the GRAMMYs on Sunday. I loved it even more because one of the two songs performed, was co-written by my good friend Ingrid Burley!

Some people are saying that Bey’s look was inspired by the Yoruba goddess Oshun. The Yoruba people are “descendants from variety of West African communities” who are “united by geography, history, religion and most importantly language.” The main countries where the Yoruba people live are Nigeria, Togo and Benin. In their religion, Oshun is the “goddess of water, fertility, motherhood, and the passing of the generations.” This deity is also responsible for blessing women with twins. As you [may] know, Bey is pregnant with twins. For more information on the Yoruba, click here.

I’ve always loved Bey, but I love her even more for continuing to use her platform to help [re]awaken the psyche of Africans, especially those living in the United States of America.

More pics from her performance are below:


new books to add to my collection.


I’ve read earlier works from each author, so I’m excited to start reading these books!

“Today’s reborn black, mental masters can focus the mind by embracing their historical blackness, developing a deep knowledge of one’s black ancestry and thereby becoming fluent in the translation of ancient images that appear in today’s world. As a result, dreams and visions of the great but seemingly impossible, will be brought into reality rather than ignored, just talked about, or partially developed. No longer will one submit to an ‘I can’t do attitude’ but one of ‘I will do,’ ‘I will make this life perfectly beautiful and I won’t stop until it is that way.’ ‘I will be my true Self.'”

Source: Richard King, M.D. African Origin of Biological Psychiatry. 1990.

“The second period might well be from the conquest of Lower Egypt by the Ethiopian leader, Menes, in 3100 B .C . to the end of the Sixth Dynasty, 2181, also the end of the Old Kingdom. This was the period that gave birth to Egypt, and before which there was no Egypt. It was the period during which black kings united the ‘Two Lands,’ started the dynastic (lineage) system, and began the building of the greatest civilization. The greatest in-depth review and concentration of research should be focused on this second period. It was, in fact, the Golden Age in the history of the Blacks, the age in which they reached the pinnacle of a glory so dazzling in achievements that Western and Arab writers felt compelled to erase it by the sheer power of their position, beginning black history over 3,000 years later, and limiting it — such as they allowed, to ‘Africa South of the Sahara.'”

As a footnote to the first sentence, Williams states: ” Earlier dates, such as 4500 B .C ., are also given and accepted by many authorities; for conflicting dates do appear in ancient records. I do not debate the point.”

Source: Chancellor Williams. The Destruction of Black Civilization. pg. 39. 1971.

“Are black men an endangered species? No, because endangered species are protected by the law.” — Chris Rock

Source: “”Chris Rock On Finding The Thin Line Between Funny and ‘Too Far.'” NPR. December 8, 2014. http://www.npr.org/2014/12/08/368753758/chris-rock-on-finding-the-line-between-funny-and-too-far.

“Because Blacks and other non-white people have failed to understand racism as white genetic survival, they erroneously have believed that they could be integrated into the white supremacy system and that they could depend upon whites to maximally develop Black infants, children and youth in the same manner that white people promote the maximal development of white infants, children and youth. Blacks and other non-whites have failed to understand that if white people were to do this, it would mean active white participation in white genocide. Black people must master this perception of racism (local and global) as a war for white genetic survival, a system into which non-white people never can be integrated.”

Source: Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing. The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors. pg. 255. 1991.