Tagged: pan Africanism

Beyoncé channels Yoruba Goddess Oshun.

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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:

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new books to add to my collection.

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

“i got the keys, keys, keys [to the Abu Simbel temple]” 😁 … because they said i was Nubian/Obama!!! 😂

“Blackness, as symbolized by the Black Dot, is the seed of humanity, the archetype of humanity, the black hidden doorway of historical unity with one’s ancestors. Webster’s dictionary defines seed as “the source, origin or beginning of anything; the part of a flowering plant that contains the embryo and will develop into a new plant; if sown, and fertilized and developed into ovule (new seeds).” Archetype is defined as the original model from which all other things of the same kind are made. Thus, archetype and seed are synonymous, both referring to the origin, the basic model of humanity upon which the race is patterned. Archetype means seed and is one of the ancient African names for seed. Archetype is composed of two main words arche and type. Type is defined as a person, thing or event that represents or symbolizes another especially another that is to come; the general form, structure, plan, style characterizing or distinguishing member of a class or group. Arch is defined as main, chief, principle; a curved structure used as support over an open space as in a doorway.”

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

“Certainly a racist or sexist person who is by definition both egocentric and ethnocentric, crazily attempting to conquer nature, at war with the universe will be overwhelmed by the infinite blackness of outer space and inner space. These people would rather destroy the world than find the Black Dot, hidden doorway that allows one to become one with nature, in rhythm with the universe, by using the accumulated wisdom a being of harmony with one’s ancestors contained within the body/mind/soul/spirit. Thus, reborn black people carry upon their shoulders the salvation of humanity, the revitalization of a human family that is lost, unable to find the hidden doorway to a spiritual harmonic unity with nature. The Black Dot is the hidden doorway of life which again is the doorway through which a reborn now dead/asleep people must pass.”

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

“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.