Black History Culture : What is African Culture in America?

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  1. decipherx1

    decipherx1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This questions REALLY needs to be ask to our young folks most, because what some of them may think is African or Black culture has never been prevalent in our culture until integration.
    For instance: The origin of Education, Writing, Science, Medicine etc,
    all have their origins in African and Asian countries and didn't enter European culture until 1000 ys afterwards. Now if A young Black person speaks correct English or gets high grades , it's considered acting WHITE!
    The sad thing is; this has been going on for decades in our culture.
    And what we need to understand that getting good grades and seeking a higher education started in Africa/Asia first and not in Europe, this whole acting White thing is doing nothing more than committing cultural genocide, as some people (young and old) acting ignorant is acting Black???:10500:
    There is NO WHERE in African History where it shows getting an education was acting White, the first Universities were started in Kemet 3000 yrs ago,
    and the Moors 1000 yrs later bought knowledge into Europe, and started Sankore in Timbuctoo in Africa.
    So, we much teach this knowledge as much as possible that acting smart and educating oneself is acting African not White.

    Here are words we use everyday from Africa.


    http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/history/hs_es_languages.htm

    http://www.une.edu.au/langnet/definitions/aave.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_of_African_origin
     
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    Greetings dicerpherx1

    It seems to me that African Culture has been forced out of us in amerikkka.

    While it may be true that in our Cultural Story, education was/is valued. What has happened here in amerikkka is that we have been educated based on the european story about ourselves. Success in that regard is what I sense many have bucked when they admonish those who are successfully educated...european style.

    We "talk" like them....means one sounds like a white person in tone and intonation..it's speaking to the mannerisms and not so much the information. Of course...you and I know, that is no fault of the person personally and is not just cause to ignore, ridicule or debase them...however......our youth are also still being force fed european ideology about who we are.

    I hope I have not strayed too far from your original question or intended FOCUS of discourse.

    Finally, EDUCATION is only ONE ASPECT of a people's CULTURE. and the next question ends up being Educated about what..what have we learned here...what have we gotten "A's" in:?: How consistent is it with european ideological beliefs:?:


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    decipherx1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No you are on point brother.
    It's been going on for decades when I was going to school, but now it's
    escalated even worse. Your right about the Black youth being feed Eurocentric idealology, but I have posted sites to show where the origins of many things people think started in Europe, that REALLY started in Africa began, we must start from the begining of Education itself so they will understand
    EXACTLY, where all this started. The funny thing about speaking proper Engiish is: No one in America does, White or Black, just listen to a person from England lol.
     
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    True!

    Thanks for Sharing!


    For the Record....

    :fyi: I'm a SISTER not a Brother

    M.E.
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    decipherx1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your welcome, and I'm so sorry sister, we take ya'll for granted sometime
    Hotep:)
     
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    African culuture was on television, radio, Afrocentric magazines

    and venues all over the Black community across the nation during the 60s and 70s;

    The NOI would host African bazzars with vendors and performances by Olatunji, and Mariam Makeba, and most innercity schools had an African dance troop sponsored by the parents, however there was also this;

    the cultural revolution during the 60s and early 70s which was not a teen cutlure thing like hip hop but like hip hop it embraced alll levels of cuture;

    The Poets; Imamu Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Haki Matibhuti

    The Grandfathers of rap; the Last poets, Imhotep Gary Byrd

    Clothing; New Breed inc. (national)

    music; Pharoah Sanders, Mariam Makeba, Olotunji, Archie Shepp,
    Roy Ayers, Sun Ra

    Activists; Herman Furgeson, The Republic of New Africa
    Abubadika; Sonny Carson
    Elombe' Braith; Patrice Lumumba Coalition
    Mulana Ron Karenga: United Slaves
    Queen Mother Moore: The East, Claver Pl. Brooklyn

    Playwrights;
    Ed Bullins,
    Amiri Baracka,
    Barbara Ann Teer

    Scholars; Dr John Henrik Clarke
    Elder Michaux ( Michaux bookstore, Harlem)
    Dr Ben Jochanan
    C L R James
    Franz Fanon
    Chancelor Williams
    Kanya Vashon McGee
    Dr Nathan Hare

    weekly publications;
    Black News
    The Black scholar
    Muntu
    Freedomways

    In the 10 years after revolutions in the Motherland, African dignitaries, chiefs, and artisans, would regularly come to make presentations and lectures in Brooklyn and Harlem.

    Hugh Masekela
    Letta Mbulu
    and Mariam Makeba were as popular as the lates R&B artists of the time

    African shops selling artifacts, African clothing, paintings and literature, were all over Bed Stuy and Harlem back then



    The culture was strategicaly leaning away from the ghetto induced culture put upon us by white supremacy, and reembrace African culure, and Classical African centered folkways, and attitudes.

    many grass roots community and parent funded organizations sponsored rites of passage ceremonies for young women and men at 13 years of age.

    According to Chancelor Williams it was set upon by the introduction of strategicaly infused cheep drugs of a high quality, into the Black community, after which came the platform shoe wearing, jerry curl, piimp and player culure of the "do your own thing" disco era, were as many here can recall, had brocken up many families and wreaked havoc on the Black community
     
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    decipherx1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I cannot not add on to perfection GREAT POST!
     
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