Heru,Lion King,Black Panther(African Mythology)

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It seems Hollywood doesn’t have any original ideas.  They keep telling the same stories over and over again.  And I’ve noticed over the years they love to tell stories with African origins,legends and mythology.  I remember years ago when I saw the film Lion King by Disney.  It was obvious the story of Simba the young lion cub came from the Kemetic story of Heru.  The entire film is based off of the story of Ausar(Osiris),Auset(Isis) and Heru(Horus).   The exact same story is in the Black Panther as well.  They all deal with African spirituality in some way.  You can see the same theme in the Star Wars films too.  Hollywood just makes the characters cartoons and superheroes to disguise the true origin.  But like I said they have no originality in Hollywood.  And the formula seems to work….so why change it up.  Nothing new under the sun!

Serena Williams: Validation through Dilution

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There has been much fanfare about the new August cover  of Vanity Fair.  It features tennis great Serena Williams.  The black woman’s body is a beautiful sight to behold.  And a pregnant woman is a glorious representation of new life.  So when I saw the pregnant Williams I first thought it was beautiful.  Then I had to remind myself that she was carrying a white man’s seed.  But Williams is not alone in doing this.  It seems many black athletes,singers,politicians and actors love to dilute their black genetics.  Here’s a short list of black and (some biracial) people who over the years have continued to whiten their bloodline…

Ira Aldridge, Maya Angelou, Kofi Annan, Pearl Bailey, Amiri Baraka, Charles Barkley, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, Ed Bradley, Carol Mosely Braun, Lonnie Bristow, Avery Brooks, Georg Sanford Brown, Clarence Williams III, Johnetta Cole, Ward Connerly, Sammy Davis Jr., Father Divine, Frederick Douglass, Marian Wright Edelman, Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vasa), Franz Fanon, Roberta Flack, Henry Louis Gates, Clarence Gilyard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Berry Gordy, Dorien Harewood, Ken Hamblin, Calvin Hernton, Chester Himes, Gregory Hines, Michael Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Reggie Jackson, C.L.R. James, Rick James, Jack Johnson, James Earl Jones, Quincy Jones, Vernon Jordan, Monica Kaufman, Eartha Kitt, Earl Klugh, Ramsey Lewis, Wynton Marsalis, Ali Mazrui, James McDaniel, Bobby McFerrin, Barbara McNair, Edwin Moses, George Padmore, Clarence Page, Floyd Patterson, Scottie Pippen, Sidney Portier, Richard Pryor, Seal, Lou Rawls, Alphonso Ribiera, Dennis Rodman, J.A. Rogers, Roxie Roker, Diana Ross, Richard Roundtree, Leopold S. Senghor, O.J. Simpson, Mike Singletary, Kanye West, Michael Jordan,Taye Diggs, Kobe Bryant, Iman, Alfre Woodard, Garcelle Beauvais,Marcus Allen,Zoe Saldana,Derek Luke, David Oyelowo,Omar Hardwick,Kristoff St. John, Shelby Steele, Clarence Thomas, Melvin Van Peeples, Ben Vereen, Alice Walker, Hershel Walker, Walter White, Charles V. Willie, Montel Williams, Fred Williamson, Richard Wright, and William Julius Wilson.

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Why are we so desperate for white acceptance? Do we not value our African phenotype?  Why do we want to dilute our black genetics?  We are a beautiful people.  We are beautiful with our full lips,dark skin and African textured hair.  We don’t have to be mixed to be considered attractive.  We are taught to hate our own reflection. Over hundreds of years of imperial indoctrination,slavery and colonization we have lost knowledge of self.  They gave us  European mythology full of false white gods and black demons. This is evident by the fact that our most intelligent,successful and athletic even want to reproduce with their oppressor.   Many of these athletes and entertainers don’t see the beauty in themselves.  They can only see beauty in their biracial offspring.  Something that looks less black.  Something less hue-man. They feel by accepting the white penis or  white vagina will exclude them from black pain.  They think by kissing white lips they wont be spat upon by white racism.  But this is delusional. This shows how deep rooted the self hatred can be. Africans are the oldest people on the planet.  The black man is the Original man.  The black woman is the Original woman and the standard of beauty.  All these other races are subspecies. European culture is anti-African by it’s very definition.  But the reality is we don’t need their acceptance or consent for anything.  All we have to do is accept and love ourselves. And once we do that we’ll be taking the first steps in reclaiming power and control over our own destinies.

White Man’s Best Friend-Mythology of Dogs(Part 1 of 3)

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What is it with white folks and dogs?  They seem to really love their canine friends.  I know black people who have had dogs as pets over the years.  But with white people it’s different.  They seem to have some strange connection with them.  I’ve noticed it more with them than other races.  I’ve noticed it in many films and television shows over the years as well.

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Many say  Europeans love dogs so much because of Roman mythology.  The story of Romulus and Remus. Romulus and Remus were twin brothers. They were abandoned by their parents as babies and put into a basket that was then placed into the River Tiber. The basket ran aground and the twins were discovered by a female wolf. The wolf nursed the babies for a short time before they were found by a shepherd. The shepherd then brought up the twins. When Romulus and Remus became adults, they decided to found a city where the wolf had found them. The brothers quarrelled over where the site should be and Remus was killed by his brother. This left Romulus the sole founder of the new city and he gave his name to it – Rome. The date given for the founding of Rome is 753 BC. Of course this is just mythology but it does make you think. But I have noticed for years there’s been an obsession with wolves and dogs in white culture.

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I found an article about the history of dog ownership.  I found it very interesting and revealing:

“In 2012 South African President Jacob Zuma revealed to the South African people that pet ownership is part of “white culture”. He thinks that the members of ‘the previously oppressed African majority’ who love dogs have a ‘lack of humanity’ and that some people are trying in vain to ’emulate whiteness.’ Concluding that the idea of having a pet is part of “white culture” and that people should focus on family welfare. Though many were offended at the comment made by President Jacob, the president’s office made an attempt to clarify his remarks, saying he was encouraging “the previously oppressed African majority” to uphold its own culture.

In many African cultures, animals served a purpose and did not reside in the homes, nor were they treated how pets are among the Caucasian races. Even in current times in many African households the dog is kept outdoors to protect the home from other scavengers or notify the owners when people were approaching. Many people of African descent will profess today that animals living in a home is unsanitary and many are even opposed to owning dogs. This is not because they are “animal haters” it is just not a normal practice in African cultures. On the other hand you may find that there are more Caucasian dog owners than any race on the earth. This is because the Caucasian people and the dog have a long history together and derive from the same parts of the earth.

Brief History on the relationship of mankind and the dog

“Amid the harsh, icy lands of ancient Europe, early man found himself an unexpected companion — the snarling, carnivorous wolf — which would eventually become his modern-day counterpart’s best furry friend.

The docile wolves bred and stuck with their new human friends. They stopped intermingling as much with the wild wolves. After generations upon generations of selective breeding, wolves slowly became more like the dogs of today.

So when a few of the friendlier wolves started to hang around for leftover mammoth, perhaps the humans didn’t mind because they provided a little extra protection. They began the first step toward domestication by co-existing with wolves in a mutually beneficial relationship, the scientists speculate.”

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The first paragraph above reveals that in Europe, which consists of predominantly Caucasian/Caucasoid or Europid people, the “early man”, of European descent and the furry dog (the fur coat implying the dog was from a colder region), were acquainted in the “icy lands of ancient Europe”. In the 3rd paragraph it reveals that the dog of today were of the friendlier “wolves”. We all know wolves are wild animals and by providing protection to the Europeans reveals that they were also living in the wild, which will be further discussed throughout this article.

The word Caucasian derives from the word Caucasus and Asia. Caucasians (people of the Caucasus Mountains) resided in the hillsides of Europe a region between Europe and East Asia. According to researchers all “modern dogs” DNA traces back to East Asia, Asia divided from Europe by the mountains (Caucasus Mountains) and a great barrier of ice, snow and rock.

Based on the evidence from University of Turku academic Olaf Thalmann’s research, Dr. Zadik’s article examines the idea that dogs could have initially been domesticated in Europe at a time when humans were still hunter-gatherers. Hunter gatherers are a people of a nomadic society who obtained food from wild life and plants, which is how the Caucasian stumbled upon the wild dog and formed a “mutually beneficial relationship”. A dog protects and the “man” provides food, shelter, and comfort.

Dogs, based on their genetic makeup, are not from warmer regions. Even canine creatures such as the hyena that can be found in savannahs, forest edges, and caves of warmer regions derived from Eurasia, where they dwelled for millions of years. African cultures never allowed animals to live in their homes and were only exposed to this type of living when conquered by Europeans who brought with them their “furry pets”.

Black scholar Elijah Muhammad taught that “…the dog stayed in the cave with the family notifying them when other beasts were trying to get in the cave.

He’d (Caucasian man) sit outside of the cave at night in a tree with rocks in his hands and if any beast came up and tried to get in the cave at his family he’d throw rocks or had a club that he would swing down and try to drive it away. He (Caucasian man) was a hairy dog. He had a tail like a dog and a smell like a dog and nothing could get along with him but another dog.

And the dog can eat at the table, lick out the same plate, and white people kiss their dogs on the nose and in the mouth…” (Paraphrasing speech made by Malcolm X)

Though the above statement was ridiculed, claiming to have had a racist connotation, it provides a realistic depiction of the long relationship between white people and the dog which is still apparent to date. It also explains the reason why the Europeans needed protection in the wilderness.”