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:
Source: Eric Williams. Capitalism & Slavery. pg. 30-31. 1944.
Didn’t know about Ghana’s “Right of Abode” law…Did you?
America would be NOTHING without us! As the U.S. economy continues to take a nosedive and blatant forms of white racism rise in the U.S., black Americans need to seriously consider migrating back to the Motherland.
We could take what we’ve learned here over the last 400 years to help make Africa and the entire world a much better place.
No matter what, new solutions are needed to combat white racism. Collecting the reparations that are owed and leaving this sinking ship en masse sounds good idea to me.
Source: Efam Dovi. “Ghana, A Place For African-Americans To Resettle.” May 11, 2015. http://www.theafricareport.com/West-Africa/ghana-a-place-for-african-americans-to-resettle.html.
The person depicted here is a man named Thoth, pronounced with a long o. (Some people say Thawth, but he pronounces it Thōth.) The hieroglyph shows his head as an ibis, a bird. So whenever you see this man with wide shoulders and a strange-looking bird head, it’s a hieroglyph depicting this particularity being, Thoth….[H]e was the first person who introduced writing to the world. The introduction of writing was a profoundly important event, probably the most influential act that has ever occurred on this planet in this cycle. It made more changes in our evolution and consciousness than any other single act in our known history.
A lot of important Egyptians gods on the papyrus above. The scene is found in the Book of the Dead, and it was titled “Weighing of the Heart.” The Europeans stole this, along with many other precious artifacts from Egypt, and now, it can be viewed in the Egyptian Archive of the British Museum.
Source: Drunvalo Melchizede. The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: An Edited Transcript. Volume 1. pg. 21. 1998.
Wow!!! This is going to be a great read!
While reading the quote above, I thought about Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska’s recent visit to Columbia Law School, where she gave a speech about the perceived threat to First Amendment rights taking place on college campuses throughout the U.S. She saw it to to be a problem that schools were crumbling under pressure to the demands of students and rescinding their offers of having divisive and ignorant public figures like Ann Coulter speak at their campuses. Based on her statements, it seems like she would say that the racist speech of the SAE members should be protected/totally acceptable and that the university should not have taken any adverse actions against this predominately all-white fraternity. The reason why? Because she is RACIST! I wanted to ask her a question including a scenario like this, but in a room full of white people, I didn’t want to get all Malcolm X up on her ass. Shouldn’t racist speech, language, THINKING be out right BANNED now that we live in a “post-racial society”? I wish!! Should African American and other non-racist students have to tolerate shit like this from whites when their alleged superiority is based on nothing more than a lie? I don’t think so!!! This shit has got to change…
Source: Kasai Rex. “I Was The Black Guy In A White Frat.” Salon. March 15, 2015. http://www.salon.com/2015/03/16/my_shucking_and_jiving_years_i_was_the_black_guy_in_a_white_frat/.
If the National Geographic knows this to be true, why are those in power who have the responsibility of determining what is taught in our Western educational system, still refusing to teach the truth about Africa being the birthplace of humanity and civilization? The answer is simple: to maintain the myth of white racial superiority. It’s the same reason why Jesus is still being portrayed as white and having European features…How much different would society be if our realities were shaped by truth and not lies?
Source: Kenneth F. Weaver. “Stones, Bones, and Early Man: The Search for Our Ancestors.” National Geographic, Vol. 168, No. 5. November 1985.