Can you ever think of going out of home without wearing a pair of shoes? Language study in all but recent decades has focused on written texts rather than on orality for a readily assignable reason: the relationship of study itself to writing. All thought, including that in primary oral cultures, is to some degree analytic: it breaks its materials into various components. But abstractly sequential, classificatory, explanatory examination of phenomena or of state truths is impossible without writing and reading. He has lodged several unsupportable claims: that the historical writings of Cheikh Anta Diop were false and fabrications that the latest published volume of Unesco General History of Africa , covering the period approximately from the partitionings of Africa to the 1930’s, was too much falsely influenced by the historiography written from the perspective of African nationalism; and lastly, that the recent Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Wole Soyinka, … Read the rest

The “mod” movement of the 1960s was not just a fashion or a type of music, but a lifestyle. Kin Groups. When Brazilians speak of “family” they usually mean a large extended kin group rather than the immediate family of spouse and children. This large kin group, the parentela , consists of all maternal and paternal relatives, along with in-laws. The parentela is at the core of social life and in time of need ideally provides assistance to its members. Such support can also be obtained through ritual kinship ( compadrio ) in which parents select additional allies and protectors as godparents for their children. Some claim that the multiple functions of these extended kinship networks has inhibited the development of extrafamilial organizations in Brazil, such as parent-teacher associations and garden and civic clubs. To Marxists, power implies oppression and therefore, should be overthrown in the name of liberation. The … Read the rest

Oily skin can be difficult to deal with but with the right products and techniques it can be managed. Another fast growing species in the poplar family, The Quaking Aspen is native to cooler regions of North America, and one of several species referred to by the common name aspen. Like many species, it goes by serval distinct common names, sometimes leading to confusion, including: quaking aspen, trembling aspen, American aspen, mountain or golden aspen, trembling poplar, white poplar, and popple, as well as others. “Indeed his will shall be done, but it shall not apply equally to all mortals for indeed we have different versions(!!), of his will. If the White God has been doing the talking all along, at some stage the Black(African) God will have to raise His voice and make Himself heard over and above noises from His happens at that stage depends largely on what … Read the rest

Jewelry and women are truly two words that cannot be separated. Our way of life is just as good as any, and will not sound culturally chauvinistic about the issue, but we are a viable and live culture that is just as powerful as any, and full of many things as anyone on the planet earth, and that really should tweak something in many of us. By this I mean, opening ourselves to the world, in all aspects and facets, rather that closing in ranks-akin to the ‘laager’ mindset is what I think is more dovetailing with the New Times we live in-wherein we explore new and revolutionary ideas of Nation building and collective upgrading of African National Consciousness techniques and tactics. We are oppressed because we are Black(African, to be more precise- my addition). It does not need to be said that it is the Black people who are … Read the rest