Ten Highly Recommended Pan-African Nationalists Websites and more at Home and Abroad

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in Peace,

“Read, Write, Rally!” — Onitaset Kumat

I am taking a Hiatus in order to focus more on writing a novel I want each of my readers, and every African if possible, to purchase. I may also work on authoring an English Grammar. While absent, I intend to continue updating the African Blood Siblings Forum, particularly the Pan-African Question of the Week; however I will discontinue updating this wordpress weekly. Maybe I’ll write something every once in a while, but I intend to focus on novel writing. If a reader wants to submit an article, I can still publish those. Furthermore, I will continue to check my email: AfricanBloodSibs@aim.com. Contact me on anything.

Regarding the following list, its limited to ten, which is hard to do, and for the most part I tried to put five men and five women where applicable (this was harder at Timeless Writers.) This is no way complete as many, many people are left out. But it’s a good start or foundation.

Regarding the criterion, Pan-African Nationalist, I assembled a list of organizations or people who are fairly done with White people and White thought. Obviously this was the most difficult criterion. Not everyone is done with White people, many are just great people, but please look into everything and be on the lookout for my upcoming novel!

By the way, this article is incomplete. I decided to write more than I expected, but I hadn’t the time to. So I intend to occasionally edit this page. Return often.

Ten Highly Recommended Pan-African Nationalist Websites and more at Home and Abroad
By Onitaset Kumat

Organizations

1. African Blood Siblings (ABS)

It’s because of the African Blood Siblings I personally have at least ten Pan-African Nationalist on speed dial and each member is involved in several community works in Brooklyn. We are a Family of Knowledgeable, Wise and Loving Africans and at the leadership is my wife and I. Our newsletter has made a global impression and our new forum has immense potential. We meet every week in Brooklyn. We’ve done so for over a year. And the longer people are involved the more involved they have become with African Liberation. If anyone outside of Brooklyn needs counseling on starting their own chapter please contact me. We hope to build boko (Community Centers) that organize African Power at home and abroad.

http://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/

http://africanbloodsiblings.webs.com/

2. Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL)

Marcus Garvey’s Organization from a century ago. It is still thriving and survivng. Today its chapters are international. The President-General Senghor Jawara Baye or PG is the 10th in UNIA-ACL History. On the UNIA website, you can see the different divisions and whether a division is local to you. You can also apply for membership or apply to start a division.

http://uniaacl.org/www.uniaacl.org/index.html

3. Embo Movement

Whatever we do in this world for African people, it benefits our progeny more if we do it in Africa. Everyone should know this, but Embo Movement lives this. In Azania, Embo Movement is educating Africans at home about our history, our courage and our destination. These Kings and Queen-Mothers are phenomenal. They are the proof that Mother Africa is on the move!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Embo-Black-Movement/385337771548812

4. First World People (FWP)

Babatu Rudo understood the importance of Africa and emigrated to Ghana where in cooperation with a local chief he built a school and now is preparing the future of Africa today. Check out his work.

http://www.firstworldpeople.com/

5. United African Movement (UAM)

Alton H. Maddox Jr.’s Organization from two decades ago. After the brutal rape of Tawana Brawley at the hands of White Power, the Africans in New York created the UAM and have been holding weekly forums since with few exceptions. Besides from the forums, they run the Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls, the Freedom Party and Friends of Like It Is. If you are ever in Brooklyn on a Wednesday night check them out in the Brooklyn Christian Center.

thefreedompartyusa.org

http://www.reinstatealtonmaddox.com

https://www.facebook.com/AltonHMaddox?ref=hl

http://fpstudygroup.webs.com/

6. Collective Black People’s Movement (CBPM)

A division President of the UNIA-ACL Ras Marvin, the rocket man, built this website to allow African people an opportunity to know more about African Organizations. It’s a huge list of Organizations, Businesses, People and more. Check it out when you have the chance.

http://cbpm.org/

7. Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU)

Malcolm X’s Organization from half a century ago. His Co-Founder, among others, was none other than “Pan-Africanism or Perish” John Henrik Clarke. This is the Organization they killed Malcolm X over and contrary to popular belief it is still running. Leonard Jeffries is its current President. The model of the Organization was after the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which had its role in uniting the African Continent.

http://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/1964-malcolm-xs-speech-at-the-founding-rally-of-the-organization-of-afro-american-unity/

8. World African Diaspora Union (WADU)

If anyone didn’t know where the Pan-African Nationalists have gone introduce them to WADU. WADU has the living legends from its President Dudley Thompson, Leonard Jeffries and even Marcus Garvey’s son Julius. Many among its ranks have worked internationally for Pan-Africanism alongside Nkrumah, Du Bois, and Jomo Kenyatta. And their actions are historic. Check them out.

http://www.wadupam.org/

9. Africa World Press (AWP)

Truly the African Book Publishers and Distributors are among the best preservers of our History and AWP is no exception. It is the parent company of Black Classic Press, an outfit which sells the Black Classics: a brainchild of John Henrik Clarke, John G. Jackson, Yosef ben-Yochanan and W. Paul Coates, its founder. Definitely check out both.

http://www.africaworldpressbooks.com/servlet/StoreFront

http://www.blackclassicbooks.com/servlet/StoreFront

10. Black Book Plus

I had heard that this was Amos Wilson’s publisher. Now it is a distributor of his books and many others. If you were looking for our works on the internet, check with AWP and Black Book Plus.

http://shop.blackbookplus.com/main.sc

Individuals

1. Odwirafo

One of the only Proponents of Authentic African Culture. He, along with a team of scholars, revisit Ancient Kamit’s literature and artifacts and determine through deep cross analysis with contemporary African culture what Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (African Man and Woman) culture is. He’s even the first person in our time that I know of to correctly determine the origin of our continent’s name (Afuraka), the origin of the names of the false religious figures (From “Mu Hap Meht” to “Muhammad,” “Ptah” to “Buddha,” or “Khensu the Heri Seshta” to “Jesus the Christ”) and the origin of White people. I considered making a fan page just for him. Check out his literature!

http://odwirafo.com/

2. Eden Sahara

The owner of existinginexile this woman plans big. She has assembled one of the most insightful groups on the internet, including Sword of Ogun, Request 2000, Philosophia and even Kushite Prince. She’s also a master in hair care and a talented playwright and few people put more work toward nationbuilding than she. Also, I don’t know of a more insightful reviewer of films.

http://www.existinginexile.com/

3. Azikiwe Lumumba

Sixteen-year-old prodigy. This King is near the center of Pan-African Nationalists on tumblr. Through him one can see the other genii like saashepsu, wakeupslaves, feedmerevolution, afrikan-centered-education, nefermaathotep, africa-will-unite, diallokenyatta, dcradical1, palm-group, thesunatmidnight2 keeping our people informed where few will. He is working toward assembling a webcast team.

http://themaroonvillage.tumblr.com/

4. TruthBeTold

This Queen-Mother is no joke. While others talk the talk, she walks the walk. She doesn’t say “Black people need to be self-employed” she opens a shop. She doesn’t say “We need to educate our children” she writes a children’s book. She doesn’t say “White folk are horrible” she buys land and grows her own food. And she’s one of the better writers we have.

http://diaryofanegress.com/

http://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanFireProducts

5. Kushite Prince

Everywhere you looked, this King may have already been there. He’s not new to the Pan-African Nationalist scene. He was holding it down when others didn’t even know about it. He’s everywhere, he’s spoken to everyone and he’s just about one of the coolest Brothers you’ll know.

http://kushiteprince.wordpress.com/

http://rbgsurvival.wordpress.com/

6. Udadewethu Kentake

One of the more fascinating Queen-Mothers on the internet. She runs a school program and advertises a plethora of schools and businesses by us and for us. Her website “Umkhonto We Sizewe” focuses on Independent African-Centered Parenting and Education and it hosts so much inspiring information the layperson will be surprised. I once saw a video of a very young child doing really complex mental mathematics. What can’t we do?

http://umkhontowesizwe.wordpress.com/

7. Moorbey

This King is serious. Some people play around but this King doesn’t. He takes no rest and he’s on top of everything. He is about our people and he lets everyone know. On his site you are likely to see information on political prisoners and the abuses they suffer. I’d count this King among their top advocates on the outside.

http://moorbey.wordpress.com/

8. Yoknyam Dabale

Here is a Queen-Mother who took it upon herself to write for African Women the world over. She has a concern and a humility that is translated through her writing. This is someone to look through.

http://yoknyamdabale.wordpress.com/

9. Omalone

Down in the UK, this King puts in the work for our Race. He’s written a book and keeps himself abreast in the Pan-African Nationalist scene. He also writes on his website, sometimes satirically. All around one of the better people to know. Although his avatar is–you’ll see.

http://nomasons.wordpress.com/

10. Trojan Pam

Some of our people had a light turned on in our heads and waited until the power ran out before we spoke again; this Queen-Mother fed the light. Neely Fuller Jr. inspired her and she has been promoting his work almost ever since, while coming up with her own material too.

http://racismws.com/

http://theblackcodefiles.com/

Authors

1. Yosef ben-Yochanan

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2. Marimba Ani

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3. Robin Walker

“The Black History Man” as he is called in the UK, Robin Walker wrote the amazing “When We Ruled” but didn’t stop there. He writes on African Mathematics and Science too. In fact he writes a lot and even lists our Kings and Queens and History Books on his site. He’s really working on our behalf.

http://www.whenweruled.com/

4. Francis Cress Welsing

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5. Runoko Rashidi

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6. Queen Afua

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7. Llaila Afrika

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8. Jewel Pookrum

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9. Sebi

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10. Assata Shakur

She wrote “Assata” her autobiography and it’s one of those books all of us should read along with “Malcolm X.” She talks about the brutality she suffered, the counter-intelligence, the legal system and even her experience growing up along with colorism and how she ingeniously escaped from a gang rape and much, much more. She currently lives in Cuba after escaping from Prison in America.

http://assatashakur.org/

Timeless Writers

1. Drusilla Dunjee Houston

The author of one of the best history books of our time and she wrote it by herself! While she actually wrote four volumes, only one volume “Wonderful Ethiopians of the Cushite Empire” has been published. It’s so wonderfully written, I personally think it can be read as a voiceover for a Pan-African Nationalist History Production; I know I intend to use it to teach my children. It should be translated into many African languages.

2. David Walker

Some say his book “David Walker’s Appeals” inspired Nat Turner: I believe it. This was one of the boldest brothers I’ve read about and he knew his material. You’ll do yourself a favor when you read him. Of course the White man killed him. But not until he got the message of Pan-African Nationalism out to Africans still in bondage! Read him. In the 1800s he was letting our people know about our Superiority and the Blackness of Ancient Kamit. Read him!

3. Amy Jacques Garvey

Marcus Garvey’s wife. She kept her husband’s legacy alive long after he passed. Tony Martin, the UNIA-ACL’s historian, published a list of her publications in “Race First”: they were substantial. Both she and Tony Martin were exceptional writers. I recommend both.

http://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/publications-of-the-garveys/

4. Martin Delany

If you don’t like novels its probably because you haven’t read “Blake or the Huts of America.” I’d argue that it is the greatest novel of our time. Martin Delany himself was “a Black man” during the tail-end of our enslavement in America. He actually became the highest Black officer in the Union Army; nevermind many other accomplishments. Martin Delany would go on to inspire John Edward Bruce who in turn inspired Marcus Garvey. That’s saying alot.

http://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/selected-passages-from-part-2-of-martin-delanys-blake-or-the-huts-of-america/

5. Chancellor Williams

Another incomparable history book. Chancellor Williams spells out, after painstaking research, that White people are, have been and will continue to be the enemies of Black people and as an added bonus he highlights in his book what we can do to reverse the situation we find ourselves in. If you need a book that proves the villainy of White people from here to Timbuktu (literally) get “The Destruction of Black Civilization.”

http://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/excerpt-from-the-black-world-at-the-crossroad-in-the-destruction-of-black-civilization-1974-by-dr-chancellor-williams/

6. George James

One of our ancestors who they took from us. He wrote “Stolen Legacy” and it’s one of those well-researched eye openers. For the longest we’ve been mislead into reviewing Ancient Greece. “Stolen Legacy” put things into perspective: Ancient Kamit was the source of Ancient Greece’s Knowledge. If you don’t know this get “Stolen Legacy,” you’ll find out.

7. Amos Wilson

“Blueprint for Black Power” is one of the textbooks for our race. It inspired at least one ABS member to put in work for our community. It’s no joke. Each chapter is heavily researched and touches on a different subject matter, always going back to Pan-African Nationalism. And of course Amos Wilson isn’t a one-hit wonder. As a psychologist, he wrote on adolescent psychology, child development and even the effects of melanin on intelligence. He’s also masterfully spoken on a wide range of topics, including Love and Economics. He was taken from us at an early age.

8. John Henrik Clarke

[May be completed at a later date--in the meantime please research.]

9. Robert Williams

“Negroes with Guns.” The man and book that inspired Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party. He brings to mind Ida B. Wells-Barnett: armed boldness. There is an interview of him online that can open the mind. At one point he mentions an incident where a White man cries because Robert and a collegue had a White sheriff disarm himself at gunpoint. Robert explains its because the gun was the White man’s tool. Get you a book, a gun and a squad.

10. J.A. Rogers

While not necesarrily tired of White folk, J.A. Rogers was one of the most read people of our time. As such he has catalogued a number of deeds and people that our Race has accomplished. So many people have said that J.A. Rogers was instrumental in their coming into consciousness. Some of his writings are questionable–like that interracial/biracial nonsense. But one can learn a lot from J.A. Rogers, so check him out when you can.

Wars

1. Haitian Revolution

Considered by some as the only successful large-scale uprising by enslaved people in our time, this war ranks among the most inspiring. Imagine an untrained and depraved lot taking on the three superpowers in the world simultaneously, that was Haiti versus the UK, France and Spain. By the way, Haiti won. “Black Jacobin” by CLR James can provide more information. “Irritated Genie” by Jacob H. Carruthers is another recommendation.

2. Maroon Wars

Contrary to popular belief, the Maroons were common not rare. Hardly limited to Jamaica, Maroons were Africans who maintained and kept their Ancestral African Cultures alive. Today, you can see Maroons in Jamaica, Suriname, Palmares, the Dismal Swamps in Virginia and many other locations, but that’s not all. Maroons were everywhere. In fact, the Haitian Revolution began through a Maroon named Bookman. These are the Africans to investigate. The real reason our outright enslavement ended in America. Among the legends are Kudjoe and his Sister Nanny. But there are thousands if not millions more.

3. Seminole Wars

This is the war America doesn’t discuss. Africans winning battles against White settlers in Florida during our enslavement in America. The Warrior to look into is John Horse. A no-surrender War erased from our History Books. Look into this.

4. Punic Wars

Hannibal is ranked as one of the greatest military generals of all time. With little Carthage he took on the gigantic Roman Empire and very nearly won. His strategies have since been studied by nearly every group seeking World Power. The Punic Wars ought to be a case study for every African Man and Woman.

5. Zulu Wars

The Zulu Wars are a more modern Punic Wars. The differences are that instead of Carthage it’s in the Zulu Kingdom and instead of fighting the Roman Empire, the British Empire is fought. This isn’t all, however, the war is multigenerational. Shaka kaSenzangakhona is one of the legends but so is Cetshwayo his half-nephew. In fact, Cetshwayo killed Napoleon’s heir “Prince Napoleon” and indirectly taught the line formation to Europeans.

6. ‘Asar’ Wars

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7. First Intermediate Period

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8. Second Intermediate Period

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9. Amenhotep III War

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10. Indian War

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Warrior Queen-Mothers

1. Nanny

One of the three National Heroes of Jamaica and one of the three guides of the ABS. This was a Warrior Queen-Mother like few others. Along with her Brother Kudjoe and other Africans, she fought the British to a truce–although she personally wanted to keep fighting. She kept our African traditions alive and wore armor made up leaves that could deflect bullets. She’s a reminder to us all that we are Warriors and we will win our Wars.

2. Eyleuka

History records Warrior Queen-Mothers in Kenesu prior to Kamit’s existence. Eyleuka is the first. Just imagine. At one point she was the sole monarch in the World. More should be known about her.

3. Ellen Firebun

Ellen Firebun, along with Bottom Belly, Mathilde, Agnes and Mary were the Queen-Mothers of St. Croix that led an African Liberation struggle with the use of fire. To this day, since 1878 these women are celebrated. They remind us to that fire can be an instrument of War.

4. Meritneith

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5. Nana Yaa Asantewa

When the men of Ghana failed to oust the Whites, Nana Yaa Asantewa led the women in an intense and formidable struggle. Ultimately the Whites remained, but her example is voluminous. Africans are Warriors: Men and Women.

6. Hatshepsut

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7. Aahmes Nefertari

One of the most highly regarded Africans in Kamit, if not all time. From Waset she led warriors into lower Kamit to restore our control over Africa. It was her leadership which defeated the Hyksos and initiated the Late Kingdom. For thousands of years after, parades were held annually in her honor and collasal temples were raised.

8. Dahia Al-Kahina

If you have ever wondered why Islam initially went to Europe and not deeper into Africa or how the Moors were African, you probably didn’t know of Dahia Al-Kahina. She stopped the progress of the Whites (Arabs,) rerouting them North instead of South. Unfortunately she hadn’t the support necessary to defeat the Whites. Seven hundred years later, the navigational skills, arms building and trans-Saharan enslavement would become the Maafa. She teaches us that Whites are our enemies.

9. Nzingha

“Africa has had no greater patriot” — John Henrik Clarke. She’s another of the three guides of the ABS and she remains, centuries later, the greatest military threat Portugal ever faced. Even in her eighties she was still weilding her spear with the best Warriors. Incomparable. She was forming a Pan-African federation in Africa before she passed.

10. Kandake

Kandake (KDK) is a name that stands for Warrior Queen-Mother. One in particular stopped Alexander from going South. After he invaded Kamit he went East, understanding that a Southern attempt into Kenesu would have been his first loss. Read of her military and be impressed.

Warrior Kings

1. Shabaka

[May be completed at a later date--in the meantime please research.]

2. Taharko

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3. Nat Turner

It’s said that Nat Turner was inspired by David Walker: I believe it. Still, his band of seven Africans including himself nearly ended our enslavement in Virginia, then the biggest enslaver in America. The only error these Warriors made was listening to the crowd after momentum was built. If he were not dissuaded from the Armory History may have been radically different. Bear in mind however that Nat Turner was not as rare as they write history to make him. Uprisings were common back then. They tell us otherwise so that uprisings would be uncommon today!

4. John Horse

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5. Dutty Bookman

A maroon from Jamaica. As par for the course Bookman went to Haiti to stir up revolution. Along with Cecile Fatiman, Bookman assembled over a thousand Africans in Bois Caiman where he rallied for revolution. Haiti widely credits him and Mackandal, from a century earlier, in discussing the struggle. Bookman was a Revolutionary Pan-African Nationalist.

6. Shaka Zulu

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7. Jean-Jacques Dessalines

When Toussaint L’Ouverture said “For the People!” Dessalines said “For the Wretched!” “The people” (Whites) captured and killed Toussaint, but “the wretched” (Blacks) made Dessalines Emperor. Dessalines informs us what a Warrior King must be. He must know his Enemy and know his people. Toussaint can win battles but Dessalines won the War.

8. Robert Mugabe

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9. Idi Amin

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10. Kudjoe

The legendary Warrior King of the Maroons and Queen Nanny’s brother. He along with other relatives liberated zones in Jamaica and created an international stir against our enslavement. The Maroons are a people to emulate: currently one of the few groups of free Africans. Grab your armaments and build your Nations!

African Civilizations

1. Kenesu

It’s reasonable to say that Kenesu is Africa. These were the Kushites or Ethiopians who stretched not only all over Africa but into Asia as well. It would seem that these were the largest offspring of the Maa Federation. And of course they were our Ancestors. It is the Kenesu who conquered lands for and wide, from America to Asia to Africa.

2. Kamit

The Ancient Civilization with the most surviving text and one of the more readable texts at that. Kamit is an offspring of Kenesu. Originally conquered by Asar, here sat a highly advanced culture. Unlike Kenesu, however, Kamit appears to have been an experiment in Racial Integration. Naturally it went all wrong. Two Intermediate Periods, an eventual total genocide, an effacement of most all of the monuments, a penetration of our continent and a stolen legacy rarely ever copied. To this day, Africa is not all Africa because since Kamit was lost it was never African again.

3. Dhar Tichitt

The oldest known cultural complex in Western Africa. It was a contemporary of Ancient Kamit where modern Mauritania is. From Dhar Tichitt it is believed the Soninke people built the Ghana Empire. This site is little known even in Pan-African Nationalist circles.

4. Shum Laka

Where modern Cameroon is nearest Nigeria exists the remains of a once ancient site of Bantu. Some speculate that it is from here that the major technological migration started. There is History on our continent; still underexplored today.

5. Omo

The oldest known skeletal remains of modern humans (or homo sapien sapiens) is at this site in Ethiopia. It dates back 195,000 years. Maybe it is no coincidence that the seat of Kenesu was in Ethiopia. Were we returning? What did we leave?

6. Maa Federation

Before Kamit, Kenesu, Dhar Tichitt or Kintampo was the Maa Federation. In Kamit, Maa means “law” or even “Divine Law.” In fact, “Maa” is the male balance of Maat. The Maa Federation existed in the Sahara region when it was a fertile Sahel. When it dried up, Africans emigrated to the corners of the world, hence why so many Kingdoms seemed to have come out of nowhere. Buried beneath those expanding sands are the remains of this Ancient federation.

7. Ishango

The site where the 23,000 year-old arithmetic tool and calendar was found. Located in the Kongo, there is little wonder that the Kongo is so critical to African Liberation today. Understanding the antiquity of mathematics in Africa, Ishango should be written into our History Books in the way that we all understand a intellectual history will benefit our progeny!

8. Katanda

The oldest known culture in the world, dating back to 88,000 years. It was a fishing settlement. It’s unclear, but it seems that from the Mountain of the Moon Africans progressed to Katanda and from Katanda the Maa Federation then from there Kenesu and the Kenesu all over the World.

9. Mountain of the Moon

Located in Uganda this, the origin of the Nile, is considered the Origin of Civilization. The Twa, considered the most ancient of people, may call the Mountain of the Moon a homeland. Here Africans star gazed and may have perfected civilization building over a hundred thousand years ago.

10. Kintampo

In central and northern Ghana with a deeper concentration in the region of Brong Ahafo lies Kintampo. Not without coincidence, Brong Ahafo is also where the first known Akan nation-state Bonoman was centered. Kintampo was a contemporary of Kamit and shared many similarities with the historical Akan people.

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54 African Proverbs as collected by Carter G. Woodson

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“Not the greatest Master can go even one step for his disciple; in himself he must experience each stage of developing consciousness. Therefore he will know nothing for which he is not ripe.” — African Proverb

Critical for all of us is to internally develop our consciousness.  African Proverbs assist thusly.  In 1928, Carter G. Woodson wrote, “AFRICAN MYTHS TOGETHER WITH PROVERBS: A SUPPLEMENTARY READER COMPOSED OF FOLK TALES FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF AFRICA.”  In 2009, Dover republished the book.  Though the book has much more than 54 African Proverbs, Chancellor Williams in “The Re-Birth of African Civilization” (1993) republished these

54 African Proverbs
as collected by Carter G. Woodson

  1. “A man with wisdom is better off than a stupid man with any amount of charm and superstition.”
  2. “No man puts new cloth into an old garment.”
  3. “Regret causes an aching which is worse than pain.”
  4. “Remorse weeps tears of blood and gives the echo of what is lost forever.”
  5. “After a foolish action comes remorse.”
  6. “Hold a true friend with both hands.”
  7. “A counsellor who understands proverbs soon sets difficult matters aright.”
  8. “Nobody is twice a dunce.”
  9. “Remember that all flowers of a tree do not bear fruit.”
  10. “It is better to be poor and live long than rich and die young.”
  11. “A man may be born to wealth but wisdom comes only with the length of days.”
  12. “Boasting is not courage. He who boasts much cannot do much.”
  13. “Be courageous if you would be true. Truth and courage go together.”
  14. “Lies, however numerous, will be caught by truth when it rises up. The voice of truth is easily known.”
  15. “The laborer is always in the sun; the landowner is always in the shade.”
  16. “To love a king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better.”
  17. “He who marries a beauty marries trouble.”
  18. “Quick loving a woman means quick not loving a woman”” (a version of ‘marry in haste and repent at leisure.’)
  19. “The hawk, having caught my chicken, will not stay because it knows it has done wrong.” (An innate sense of what is right and what is wrong is not the exclusive possession of man.)
  20. “Hawks go away for the nesting season and fools think they have gone forever.”
  21. “A bird walking nevertheless has wings.” (One may have abilities not evident from what you see.)
  22. “Ordinary people are as common as grass, but good people are dearer to the eye.”
  23. “A matter dealt with gently is sure to prosper, but a matter dealt with violently causes vexation.”
  24. “Anger does nobody good, but patience is the father of kindness. Anger draws arrows from the quiver, but good words draw Kola-nuts from the bad.” (Brings out the best instead of the worst in an individual.)
  25. “A fruitful woman is the enemy of the barren, an an industrious man is the foe of the lazy.”
  26. “Beg for help, and you will meet with refusals; ask for alms and you will meet with misers.”
  27. “Birth does not differ from birth, as the free man was born so was the slave.”
  28. “My badness is more manifest than my goodness (because) you lock up my goodness in the room and you sell my badness in the market place.”
  29. “Know thyself better than he who speaks of thee. Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.”
  30. “Ashes fly back in the face of him that throws them.”
  31. “Faults are like a hill; you stand on your own and you talk about those of other people.”
  32. “There is no medicine for hate; he is a heathen who bears malice.”
  33. “Men despise what they do not understand.”
  34. “He who injures another brings injury upon himself.”
  35. “Hate the evil which a man does, but do not hate the man himself.”
  36. “The evil doer is ever anxious.”
  37. “If you love yourself others will hate you; if you humble yourself others will love you.”
  38. “There is no wealth without children.”
  39. “It is the duty of children to wait on elders, not elders on children.”
  40. “If you love the children of others, you will love your own even better.”
  41. “Bowing to a dwarf will not prevent you from standing erect again.”
  42. “Wherever a man goes to dwell his character goes with him.”
  43. “Every man’s character is good to his own eyes.”
  44. “Charity is the father of sacrifice.”
  45. “He who waits for a chance may wait for a year.”
  46. “He who forgives ends the quarrel.”
  47. “At the bottom of patience lies heaven.”
  48. “Patience is the best of qualities; he who posesses it has all things.”
  49. “If one does good, God will interpret it to him for good.”
  50. “A person prepared before hand is better than after reflection.”
  51. “Lack of knowledge is darker than night.”
  52. “An ignorant man is always a slave.”
  53. “Whoever works without knowledge works uselessly.”
  54. “Today is elder brother of tomorrow, and a heavy dew is the elder brother of the rain.”

What do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks? Everything

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“Judge by cause, not by effect.” — African Proverb

Last week Saturday, a friend of an associate was shot three times through a window. She died that day. She was 17. Her aunt, also shot, survived. The shooter was her sister’s estranged husband. He and his wife were scheduled to appear in court the following Monday regarding domestic violence. However he allegedly died of a cocaine drug overdose. It’s suspected he did his crimes, including the kidnap and rape of another woman, while on cocaine. My associate condemns the criminal. Europeans wrote out his friend’s eulogy. The final word on an African should be written by African people and the final condemnation should go to Europeans.

An African-Nationalist ought to be able to ask “What do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks?” and answer “Everything.” Partially in the Service of Jennifer Merriman, I write,

What do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks? Everything
By Onitaset Kumat

It is reasonable to assert that a thorough response to a question can rephrase the question in seven ways: intellectually, societally, industrially, functionally, ancestrally, elementally, and spiritually. For that reason I rewrite “What do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks?” as

Intellectually, what do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks?

In this world there are two types of people Blacks and non-Blacks or Africans and non-Africans; non-Blacks or non-Africans are Whites. The two people have different intellectual traditions. In the Western experience, the predominant intellectual influences are television, films and books; particularly popular culture, blockbusters and the Bible. In popular culture, sex, drugs and violence (which together is rape) is a staple; in blockbusters, mysoginy, drugs and explosions are typical; and in the Bible a homicidal and suicidal deity is the main interest. What’s more, the West is always in a state of war. Rape Culture, Mysoginy, Self-Destruction and Perenial Warfare are contrary to Africa’s intellectual tradition.

All together, if the Homicidal Black is not intellectually created by the non-African, the Homicidal Black is developed. The West, especially with its little regard for Africans and its expectation of Africans as Homicidal intellectually has everything to do with Homicidal Blacks.

Societally, what do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks?

There is a Societal Power Structure unique to every individual. Throughout the world, there’s a very common structure: Whites over Blacks. Whereas a husband and wife, father and son, mother and daughter may have their own unique relations, in the West and the East and even in Africa, Whites commonly have more Power than Blacks. One representation of this Power is who rewards and who punishes whom.

In an indigenous African Societal Power Structure, the Homicidal Black would answer to an African people; the justice would be fair if not timely. In the European Societal Power Structure justice is not a part of the system. Homicide, like self-hatred, is rewarded or the punishment more relates to rewarding other Europeans; for instance, a Homicidal Black may be enslaved in Prison where free labor is the sole aim or bail may be set to create an income for the city rather than protect other Blacks. Societally, inasmuch as Whites disable African Societal Power Structures and base their Power Structure on rewarding themselves, the Homicidal Black has everything to do with Whites.

Industrially, what do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks?

African people are the children of Africa and Africa is the world’s wealthiest land. In order for Whites to satisfy their greed, Africa must be unprotected and accessible. Destabilizing a nation in order to exploit it is a common practice in the West. Homicidal Blacks are an asset to Whites, as coalitions of Africans are less likely when Africans can not trust each other. Without coalitions, armies are less formidable and exploitation less challenged. To exploit Africa and African people Whites want Homicidal Blacks.

Whereas in traditional Africa for security reasons, Homicidal Blacks are discouraged if not unformed; in the West it is encouraged. When the warriors of a people are turned on themselves or the men turned on the women, the people are defeated and their resources are up for grabs. Europeans and Asians are in Africa right now as Blacks suspiciously at one another; this is how Whites designed it. Industrially Homicidal Blacks have everything to do with Whites.

Functionally, what do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks?

Every African Man, Woman, or Child ought to be a part of an African Nation wherein collectively we feed, clothe, shelter and teach ourselves and within this Nation every Man and Woman practices within the Nation’s Interest and every Child is taught to eventually practice in the Nation’s interest. This would be there function. This is what African Nationalism strives toward. This is not what Whites want of African people. Whites do not want us to feed, clothe, shelter or teach ourselves. Today we don’t. The Homicidal Blacks are pawns in the White game of keeping Africans from African Nationhood.

While not the only pawn, the Homicidal Black remains a blight in African Nationalism. Turned against his own kind, he keeps Africans from feeding ourselves. Whites don’t want us independent. They want us to depend on them. It’s so often we hesitate to go where we know our people are out of fear of danger, yet we feel safe and secure going where Whites are. This is on purpose. Functionally Homicidal Blacks have everything to do with Homicidal Blacks.

Ancestrally, what do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks?

Historians of varied complexions inform us of the Homicidal past of Whites. From China building a wall to ward off White Northerners to analysis of Battle Axe culture to the Genocides in America and Africa to the Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials, when it comes to Homicide Whites are Masters of the Art. However, it’s impractical to say without evidence that White Nature has an influence on White Nurtured Blacks. Yet not only is there evidence; there is plenty of evidence.

We can observe the Homicidal Blacks of today and call it a wrap but that’s not sufficient evidence. What needs to be shown is a juxtaposition between Black Nurtured Blacks and White Nurtured Blacks or Blacks among Blacks and Blacks among Whites. Three prominent examples are none other than the Zulu Nation under Shaka Zulu, the Dahomey Empire under King Adahoonzou and Ancient Kamit under Amenhotep II. A long story short, Shaka Zulu was unique in Africa because prior to his association with Whites Africans did not war to murder one another; the Dahomey Empire was unique in Africa because it was one of the few nations which had an economy dependent on the enslavement of other Africans and Amenhotep II was unique in his time; it’s said he was more cruel than most Africans and his cruelty was accounted to his assimilation of foreign deities. In another article, “Dahomey, the Amazons and the Origin of Gangs,” the relation between Homicidal Blacks and European Assimilation are spelled out. In other words, ancestrally Homicidal Blacks have everything to do with Whites.

Elementally, what do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks?

Brothers and Sisters represent different elements: when Brothers are Fire, Sisters are Water; when Sisters are Earth, Brothers are Air and vise versa. This is gender balance in Africa. Outside of Africa and African people, gender balance is non-existent. Technically Kings and Queen-Mothers should emulate the elements at all times; but in the West the elements and our connection to Nature are hindered. Brothers barely know Fire outside of the stove and Sisters hardly know Water outside of the shower.

The Homicidal Black is a symptom of this disconnect from Nature. When once Africans resonated with the divinity in all things and sought balance in all places, the African in the West is unsure of divinity period. There’s no emulation of the elements but an imitation of the Whites. In this case, elementally Homicidal Blacks have everything to do with Whites.

Spiritually, what do Whites have to do with Homicidal Blacks?

It may be beyond my ken to know the Origin of Whites, yet if it’s true that all non-Africans have Neanderthal ancestry and African ancestry then something was very wrong with some of the Brothers and Sisters who left Africa and clearly something must be very wrong with their descendants. In the body, a small percentage of cells become cancerous; among individuals, a small percentage are born albino; whereas albinos are deficient in external melanin, I suspect that even among Africans a small percentage are born deficient in internal melanin. Regarding cancer, an acidic environment can increase its probability. I can not say how, but given that Whites are deficient in external and internal melanin, these may be the descendants of those deficient in internal melanin.

Melanin, besides from making one dark, makes one intelligent, sensible, responsible and civil. It’s very possible then for someone to be born uncivil or homicidal. White people are examples. However this means Homicidal Blacks can be ‘natural’ like how cancer or albinism is ‘natural.’ If true, it’s likely much more rare than represented. Nevertheless, it’s apparent that Whites and ‘naturally’ Homicidal Blacks have an affinity.  Therefore, spiritually Whites have everything to do with Homicidal Blacks.

African Games for African Self-Determination and Intellect

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“Self-Determinant People Seek and Develop their own Peace, Possessions and Consciousness.” — African Blood Siblings Core Tenet

From Ethiopia to Kongo Mancala is a strategic numbers game. In Ancient Kamit, Senet combined luck and strategy in an exciting pasttime. Over a bowl of Joloff Rice two Africans are putting checkers to shame playing Yote. And among many curious minds the difficult magic squares are being made. Yet we colonized Africans play Call of Duty, Madden, Warcraft and the Sims, which not only pale strategically, but rely on us to think like them in order to succeed. Yet we the colonized will be the leaders? Only if we Sankofa first.

Chess (?) in Ancient Kamit

No people will truly be Self-Determinant without thinking like themselves (or as their ancestors thought.) The games assist. The games are a display of mathematical genius, of strategic prowess, of ancestral intelligence, of ourselves. Unfortunately, these games, in their online form, may not be created by African or created for Africans. So many among us can say that the representations listed below are not true to the rules. In fact, the rules of Senet from Ancient Kamit are claimed lost. Just as the rules for Chess may be. Nevertheless, with technology as it is, where one African can play another African across the globe, as a start, each of these games should be modified, where not only are the rules updated to reflect our ancestral rules, but a player, be they child or adult, can look at her win/loss record in Mancala and feel accomplished, and another can revisit the programming behind their favorite game to continue the legacy of Africans making

African Games for African Self-Determination and Intellect
Collected by Onitaset Kumat

Mancala

According to Robin Walker,* the oldest artifact of Mancala was discovered in Yeha in Ethiopia 2700 years ago. The game is also known as Gebet’a in Ethiopia. Usually the board is 2 rows of 6 holes with two larger holes at either end. The players must capture more stones or pebbles than their opponent. Advanced versions are found in Central and East Africa: Bao, Igisoro and Omweso. In an old Ugandan Kingdom a newly enthroned King had to beat his Prime Minister in Omweso to symbolize his ability to outwit and defeat his subjects strategically. In that advanced version there are 4 rows of 8 holes each, each player having 32 beans to play with. Lela was another version popularized by King Shamba Bolongongo in the Kongo around 400 years ago. He wanted to dissuade his citizens from gambling and proposed Lela as an intellectual alternative. In the Ashanti Empire, Wari or Oware was played on golden boards shaped as the royal stool. In the Songhai Empire it was called Sudanese Chess. It was even brought to Surinam in South America where our enslaved ancestors called it Adji Boto. In America, the game is sometimes called Kalah.

A version of the game, likely made by a European, can be played here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/SkillPodGames/mancala

When my wife saw me playing it, she lit up in joy shouting “Is that Mancala?!?” As a child, her mother would buy Mancala sets on holidays. There is a King here in New York selling the boards at festivals, yet many of us walk by him, ignorant of our history and prefering the recreation the Euorpeans certify as alright. I encourage African people to try this European version above (if they never played Mancala) but learn the rules from an African player and create a better digital version so that I don’t need to recommend a European creation on an African site.

Senet

This is very possibly the oldest game in history. Not the first game ever, but the oldest game for which there is any evidence. Down here in Brooklyn, the Museum has the board game on display. It’s three rows of squares. As it were, Europeans claim the rules are lost. And since we are locked out of our own temples, I can not say what the rules are. There is a version of the game, likely made by a European, that can be played here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/BulemicHippo/senet

It’s two player, but it can be made to go online. Game development is not difficult. It takes learning a little programming. There are tons of sites for that and we are the smartest people in the world. This is another game that I encourage Africans to make so that I don’t need to recommend a European creation on an African site.

Yote

As a child I loved checkers and performing the triple jump whenever I had the chance. Yote puts checkers to shame. I don’t think I’ve ever heard much about Yote. I had found Senet a year ago and Mancala a week ago, so I searched “African” on Kongregate (where I found both games) and saw Yote and enjoyed it. This is a version of the game likely made by a European: http://www.kongregate.com/games/jpgame/african-yote

It’s said the game is popular in Senegal. This can be made two-player or mulitplayer (online.) Game development isn’t so hard. I intend to dabble myself. But we should be programming these games ourselves. I really shouldn’t recommend European creations on an African site. So Africans get to it. If you don’t know what you want to do with yourself, or you find yourself with extra time and nothing to read, learn programming and make African games.

Magic Squares

Finally Magic Squares. A Magic Square is a table of numbers arranged such that every column, row and the two diagonals add up to the same number. This is something one can do with a paper and pad, although one can also do this online just for the fun of it. In 1732 a Hausa scholar from the University of Katsina, Ibn Muhammad, published a book with examples of three-order squares (3×3), five-order, seven-order, nine-order and eleven-order squares. As an example a three-order magic square can look like this:

4 9 2
3 5 7
8 1 6

Notice each row, column and diagonal add up to 15. It can also be reflected over an axis or rotated 270 degrees:

4 3 8
9 5 1
2 7 6

8 3 4
1 5 9
6 7 2

It’s known that odd-order magic squares must add up to a particular sum depending on what order the squares are. Finding this formula can be a mathematical exercise in and of itself. For your entertainment, I don’t need to type it out. Although Robin Walker included the formula in his book*.

A game like this is leagues more intelligent than Sudoku. A version on a phone that includes some numbers and challenges the player to fill in the rest would be a fun pasttime to give an African to challenge their mathematical genius.

Conclusion

These are games we once played. Today we waste our intelligence thinking like fools (Europeans). We are a long way from independent. We may need to learn their programming languages and study their literature just to create a game for ourselves. But as we start to veer in this direction, time may show that we have more to offer our children than money for the latest European creations. I hope this inspired you to take up programming. Here is a European site that should be introductory: http://www.gamedev.net/page/index.html

*Walker, Robin, “African Mathematics: History, Textbook and Classroom Lessons,” Reklaw Education Unlimited, London (U.K.) 2014 See: https://www.createspace.com/4925247

The Allegory of the Life Preservers

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“Know Thyself, Be Thyself, Complete Thyself.” — Onitaset Kumat

It is critical for one on a boat bound for descent to suit herself and her family in a life preserver and when her people are safely equipped escape as a group. This is leadership. When one is unaware of the preservers or how to survive or escape as a group, then one needs to develop those qualities first and foremost. As African-Nationalist we tend to assume we have time before the boat descends. But it is sinking now. Self-Development and Organization-Seeking will Liberate us. Endeavors to the contrary are glorified Enslavement.

The Allegory of the Life Preservers
By Onitaset Kumat

I once observed a terrible tragedy. I was on a steamship cruising into the Caribbean when the boat was hit by rocket and a group of pirates rushed aboard. It was a hideous assembly: White men with semi-automatic weapons, military-grade grenade launchers and a penchant for foul language. I was one of the few calm passengers. Understanding the European to be a wretch whether he be prince or pauper, I merely treated them as I treat most, hiding my true intentions and looking out for my people.

After the initial attack, ripe with explosions, blood, and screams, the staff, crew and several passengers were slaughtered, thereby the pirate translator informed us that we are on our own regarding survival. The pirates then departed, as the ship descended rapidly with water rushing into every observable cabin.

I looked to my fellow African passengers, six including me, and informed each to follow me. I lead us into the life preserver room, wherein I put one on my person, gave one to my wife and told the other four to suit up and get out.

The tragedy was not the aforementioned assault by Europeans, for that’s a daily occurrence for most Africans. The tragedy is that one African hollered to the other Europeans that we found life preservers and took it upon himself to make sure everyone had a suit–there were 300 passengers and 200 suits. Needless to say, five Africans survived the attack and only one-hundred passengers survived. I imagine 300 Europeans fighting for 200 suits created conflict–keyword ‘Europeans.’

I had time to reflect on the situation and I found it’s lesson relevant to the daily experiences of African-Nationalists. We think we have time. Time is not a given. Time is earned. When an African can save himself he can save other Africans. Not before–keyword ‘Africans.’

I think of “Knowledge of Self” and the time we spend “teaching” without “doing.” The lack of “doing” will destroy us when “doing’s” time comes. For instance, tons of African-Nationalist youth scream endlessly on African Financial Independence, yet when they run their course of screaming they themselves are paycheck to paycheck. It must be advised, following the recruitment of a team, an African-Nationalist must become Prosperous, Independent and Communal. Outside of this the rhetoric is sonorous self-destruction.