CULTURE CORNER ARCHIVES

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“The greatest thing is to know what you don’t know.”

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Irene Ann Samuda

IRENE ANN SAMUDA

Sunrise: December 10 1929 Sunset: June 13 198

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In the UK every year during the month of October, we celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Our brothers and sisters in the USA celebrate it every February. Black history is with us every second, minute, hour, week, month and year. What they never told you in your history class, CULTURE CORNER ARCHIVES will tell you right here. So enjoy your journey of clarification.

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOWThe ancient Greek writer Lucian wrote: The Ethiopians were the first people who invented the science of the stars, and gave names to the planets.’

Scotland’s very first football/soccer captain was a black man. His name; Andrew Watson. He became the first black man to captain an international team, when Scotland played England in 1881; read more about Andrew Watson here…

Africa’s original name is the Land of Ham – The term/name Africa came after a Roman General, Leo. S. Africanus led the attack which defeated Hannibal’s army in Carthage (North Africa, now Tunisia). After the victory, in the General’s honour, the Roman Empire renamed the Land of Ham, Africa, after him.

The word Corral (an enclosure for cattle or livestock), used by the North American Cowboys, originates from the African word Kraal – The Bush Men of the Kalahari in southern Africa, for centuries have located their Kraals within their homestead or village; and they are surrounded by a palisade, mud wall or other fencing, roughly circular in form.

The United Kingdom can fit into Nigeria 11 times.

Read more; here…

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NOT WIDELY KNOWN BUT TRUE…

NOT WIDELY KNOWN BUT TRUE...Ludwig Van Beethoven the classical composer and musician was black.

Joseph Haydn another well-known composer and musician who wrote the music for the former Austrian National Anthem was also black.

Before Abraham’s birth, the sacred river of India, the River Ganges was named after an Ethiopian King General Ganges who conquered Asia as far as this river and established an empire.

The most ancient lineage in the world is that of the Ethiopian Royal Family . It is said to be older than that of Queen Elizabeth II by 6160 years. The former Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I, traced his ancestry to King Solomon, the Queen of ShebaMenelik I and beyond to Cush 6280 B.C.  (Song of Solomon I verse 6).

A black man was in the party of 6 who were the first to reach Antarctica in 1909.

There were Africans in Britain before the English!

Imhotep, a black man was the real father of medicine. Hippocrates, the so-called father of medicine lived 2000 years after Imhotep. Greece and Rome obtained their knowledge of medicine from him.

Read more here…

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FURTHER READING

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THE ROOTS OF RASTAFARI

An essay (1995)

INTRODUCTION BY

SAMUDA SMITH PUBLICATIONS

WEEP NOT: BEHOLD THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH,

THE ROOT OF DAVID, HATH PREVAILED TO OPEN THE BOOK,

AND TO LOOSE THE SEVEN SEALS THEREOF. REVELATION 5: 5

 

Centuries after these words were written in the Bible, on November 2nd 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia. He took the name Haile Selassie I, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He became the 225th ruler of the 2000 year old Solomonic Dynasty. In Jamaica, religious men who were used to reading between the lines of the King James Bible realised the coronation as fulfilment of Biblical prophecy.

Read the whole essay here…

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TRIBUTE TO OUR S/HEROES VOLUME I

Alexandre Dumas was one of the most famous French writers of the 19th century. He is best known for his historical adventure novels like The Three MusketeersThe Count of Monte Cristo and The Man in the Iron MaskDumas’ grandfather was a French nobleman who had settled in Santo Domingo, now part of Haiti. His paternal grandmother, Marie Louise Cessette Dumas was African/Caribbean, who had been a slave in the French colony. Read more about our S/HEROES here…

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THE BLACK PIONEERS OF BRITISH FOOTBALL

Black football players have constantly graced the football stadia in Britain since 1881, when Andrew Watson captained a Scottish team against England. Check out THE BLACK PIONEERS OF BRITISH FOOTBALL who paved the way for today’s modern black football players; here…
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BLACKS IN BRITAIN

A GENERAL TIMELINE OF BLACK PEOPLE IN BRITAIN

OLAUDAH EQUIANO

Also known as Gustavus Vassa. He was a prominent African involved in the British movement for the abolition of the slave trade.

Read BLACKS IN BRITAIN here…

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TRIBUTE TO OUR S/HEROES  VOLUME II

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”

Marcus Garvey

Read TRIBUTE TO OUR S/HEROES VOLUME II  here…

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