If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the
thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.
(Dr. Carter G. Woodson)

Carter G. Woodson
Carter G. Woodson

Carter Godwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of Journal of Negro History, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history. Most commonly pictures of him show him as much older, often white haired and full of his later dignity. He was a prolific writer and professor. But the portrait above show his striking good looks as a young man, intelligence shining in his eyes.

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Black Consciousness Movement

The profound spiritual character of African people

You could almost call it 'Spiritual Superiority'

Emotional Intelligence

A white Reverend ADMITS it

William Henry Ruffner, a leading white Presbyterian minister of Philadelphia in the 1850s, put forward his conviction that out of all peoples, the Negro "is the kindest, brightest, gayest, and most inclined to religion. He has eloquence, grace, and a gorgeous fancy and a most touching pathos." [p 116]

The quiet alliance between the black race and white women?

George Fredrickson noted that various observers like Ruffner had commented on the natural affinity between the Negro and white women. Both suffered under the thumb of the white "lords" and slavemasters, thus both felt the sympathy of those chafing under the afflictions of tyranny. Both had a reliance on the ultimate justice of the Eternal One in heaven. Both were moved by the affections and inclinations of the heart, rather than mere intellectualism, and the false "valor" and "honor" that white man so esteemed. Yet in terms of raw spiritual courage, the Negro in fact surpassed white man, whose strength lay not in the spiritual realm of the heart and soul, but in domination, privilege, and often sheer cold-hearted brutality.

The future belongs to African forces of the heart?

Hollis Read, a white New York minister, predicted in 1864 that Africa was "reserved for the development of a higher civilization and a better type of Christianity than the world has yet seen." Citing Kinmont and the Westminster Review on the destiny of the Negro as a better Christian than the European, Read saw "the peculiar religious instincts of the people, and the facility with which they receive religious teachings" as giving substance to his prediction. [p 116] Mrs. A.M. French, a white missionary to Negroes, noted that in some of the "deep things of God" the African has much to teach white folk. "They have religious experience deep in the heart." [p 123]

Robert Wilson Shufeldt (1915) was worried about the manifestations of hysteria and miraculous phenomena reported among what he regarded as deranged blacks. He quotes how "Sensuality takes hold of the negro's religiosity, controls his thoughts, governs his actions. It is purely a physiologic state, and one for which he is not responsible. . . . . The periodic attacks of sexual madness in the negro are due .., to overstimulation -- from our point of view -- of sex centers in the brain from the great amount of glandular secretions." [page 104, America's greatest problem: the Negro] Essentially the source of the Negroes profound religious energy, in Shufeldt's "scientific" analysis, is to be found in the copious testosterone production of the Negro.

African physicality - spiritual prowess
But others were fulsome in praise, not criticism, of the same religious impulse. Gunnar Myrdal, in 1944 noted that "Americans generally are a religious people, Southerners are more religious than the rest of the nation, and the Negroes, perhaps the most religious of all." Tommy Lee Lott (et al) note the stereotype "that blacks or Africans are more caring, more spiritual, more musical, more family-oriented, more emotional" than whites, but that these traits are highly positive, even redemptive in some way. If white man has brain power, and excels in abstract concepts, the black surpasses him as spiritual athlete. The black has the warmer heart, the magnanimous capacity for love.

Emmanuel Swedenborg
Emmanuel Swedenborg appeared to have an understanding of African Negroes even though he had personally never been to Africa. He wrote: "Africans are the best, gentlest and most intelligent of all the gentiles ... They long for information and rejoice when they get it" (Evans 1991, 10). Again he wrote: "because Africans are of this character (i.e. spiritual) a revelation has this day been made to them, which is spreading in all directions ..." (Swedenborg 1771, para. 840, 387). Swedenborg believed that the "African race" was "in greater enlightenment than others on this earth, since they are such that they think more interiorly, and so receive truths and acknowledge them." (A Treatise concerning the Last Judgment, n. 118). Swedenborg further declared that there existed a hidden African Church, whose members apprehended unmediated truth. Such a people or hidden church would be the most spiritual people ever.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
[Romans 8: 14]


Judaism, Christianity & Islam are innovations on fragments
from the periphery of the African cultural and spiritual system.
[Professor James Small ]

A new race for a coming Golden Age?

Moncure Daniel Conway argued in 1864 that every race has its strengths and every race has its weaknesses. If the white man had intellect and ambition, the Negro people were blessed with the powers of the heart, spiritual strengths, goodness, and love. The very traits that the white man was deficient in, those were the traits that the Negro excelled at. Thus, Conway regarded race-mixing as a positive policy, stating that "the mixture of blacks and whites is good; that the person so produced is, under ordinarily favourable circumstances, healthy, handsome, and intelligent. Under the best circumstances, I believe such a combination would evolve a more complete character than the unmitigated Anglo-Saxon." [p 121]

It was inevitable, in Conway's opinion, that such a blending should occur in America; for the nation was "bound by Fate" to "rear a new race" which would also be a better one. [p 122]

The other outspoken amalgamationist was Gilbert Haven, Methodist Bishop of Massachusetts, who openly asserted at the end of the Civil War that the Negro was superior to the Caucasian. He discerned in the Negro traits of pure spirituality that far surpassed the money grubbing and pettiness of the whites. He saw in the black folk evidences of "where the sweetest fountains of grace are in this land." Of all American races and national groups, the Negro "has the most of Christ. He is the nearest to God. . . . He shall season our worldliness, selfishness, and irreligion with heavenly salt." [p 122]

Haven was openly enthusiastic about the prospect of intermarriage with a race of such virtue and true valor, maintaining that God had "emancipated them in order that He may thus reunite all mankind in one blessed brotherhood of blood and love," and adding further, as if to make his point unmistakably clear, that "The daughters of those haughty Southerners, who have shrank from their touch as leprous, shall gratefully accept the offers of the sons of their fathers' slaves." [National Sermons. Boston, 1869]
[Fredrickson, p 122]

George M. Fredrickson
The Black Image in the White Mind, 1971

Black History Heritage

America's Divine Destiny

America's Divine Destiny

by Carl H. Lowe

Hebrews 12:1-2, Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which do so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us; looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, David Walker, Nat Turner, Henry McNeal Turner, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Henry H. Garnet, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr. Paul Roberson, Fannie Lou Hamer -- the innumerable hosts of our ancestors, past and present, heroes unknown and unsung. They endured trials and tribulation; braved hate-crazed mobs; were attacked, beaten and lynched; watched loved ones killed before their eyes without surrendering their integrity or dignity as they took up the cross of struggle.

The life, death, burial, resurrection, and enthronement of our Lord Jesus Christ as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords that gave our African ancestors an identity to which to relate, and enabled them to enter into a oneness with the Living God that transcended any man-made laws that perverted justice, or false perceptions that were inflicted upon them by Europeans and American of European decent. It was this liberating Spirit of the Living Christ that lifted our humanity here in the United States of America to world. The most honorable path in African-American history has been this road to freedom. This path was born of a commitment to the belief that Africans were as capable as any American despite the social, political, and economic attempts to deny this fact.

From Richard Allen's time, all the way up to this present age, African-American men and women have challenged and defeated the stereotypes held by whites. African-Americans have been in every profession, lived in every region of the world, and have many different political views, yet the common goal was to disprove the inferiority of Africans as a people.

You're in Good Hands

Trust in God ~ Keep the Faith

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in nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti

In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit


Africans World Wide

Uganda's Abayudaya Jews: a lost tribe now found?
White man's pathological fear of black superiority
Black Quakers - primacy of the Holy Spirit within
Triumph of ancient Africa: deep wells of spirituality
Mankind's scriptures were Shemitic-Hamitic-Cushitic
MLK: the heart of the gospel is Love (agape, caritas)
Upholding the Bible's Traditional Unchanging Morality
Ancient enduring Ethiopia - noble land forgot by time
The American Negro Spiritual ("Deep River, Lord")
Blyden's thesis: the body has many members

informed christians

Herodotus wrote of the black Ethiopians and Egyptians (Nubians of Upper Egypt) that they are the only nations which practiced circumcision from the earliest times, and from them the other (Shemitic) nations learned this first religious practice (Sign or "Covenant" of Abraham).

Diodorus of Sicily wrote that by reason of their piety, the (black) Ethiopians manifestly enjoy the favor of the gods and although many powerful rulers have made war upon them, not one of them has succeeded in his undertaking.

Prophet Muhammad said, "The Ethiopians are the Righteous People.
Go to Ethiopia: Go to that Righteous land where no one is wronged."

See Enoch ~ the Ethiopian
Prophet Patriarch Hanif

Ras Tafari

Haile Selassie Speaks

To make our wills obedient to good influences and to avoid evil, is to show the greatest wisdom. In order to follow this aim one must be guided by religion. Progress without religion is just like a life surrounded by unknown perils and can be compared to a body without a soul.

Knowing that material and spiritual progress are essential to man, we must ceaselessly work for the equal attainment of both. Only then shall we be able to acquire that absolute inner calm so necessary to our well-being. Whenever conflict arises between material and spiritual values, the conscience plays an important role and anyone who suffers from a guilty conscience is never really free from this problem until he makes peace with himself and his conscience.

Discipline of the mind is a basic ingredient of genuine morality and therefore of spiritual strength. Spiritual power is the eternal guide, in this life and the life after, for man ranks supreme among all creatures. Led forward by spiritual power, man can reach the summit destined for him by the Great Creator.

Since nobody can interfere in the realm of God we should tolerate and live side by side with those of other faiths. In the mystic traditions of the different religions we have a remarkable unity of spirit. Whatever religion they may profess, they are spiritual kinsmen. While the different religions in their historic forms bind us to limited groups and militate against the development of loyalty to the world community, the mystics have already stood for the fellowship of humanity in harmony with the spirit of the mystics of ages gone by.

No one should question the faith of others, for no human being can judge of the ways of God.

However wise or however mighty a person may be, he is like a ship without a rudder if he is without God. A rudderless ship is at the mercy of the waves and the wind, drifts wherever they take it and if there arises a whirlwind it is smashed against the rocks and becomes as if it has never existed. It is our firm belief that a soul without Christ is bound to meet with no better fate. The love shown by our God to mankind should constrain all of us who are followers and disciples of Christ, to do all in our power to see to it that the message of salvation is carried to those of our fellows who have not had the benefit of hearing the good news.

It is our conviction that all the activities of the children of men, which are not guided by the Spirit and council of God will bear no lasting fruits; they will not be acceptable in the sight of God. It will therefore come to naught as the tower of Babel came to naught. The grace of God is Eternal. Angels in Heaven and the Creation on Earth sing His Praise . We thank the Master of the world Almighty God. Power belongs to God. May God Our Creator, the Helper and Guiding Light of us all grant you His Wisdom that you may bear fruits for His Glory."

Redemption of mankind - divine Africa

The Mysterious 'Dogon' People

Certain researchers investigating the Dogon have reported that they seem to possess advanced astronomical knowledge, the nature and source of which have subsequently become embroiled in controversy. From 1931 to 1956 the French anthropologist Marcel Griaule studied the Dogon. This included field missions ranging from several days to two months in 1931, 1935, 1937 and 1938 and then annually from 1946 until 1956. In late 1946 Griaule spent a consecutive thirty-three days in conversations with the Dogon wiseman Ogotemmêli, the source of much of Griaule and Dieterlen's future publications. They reported that the Dogon believe that the brightest star in the sky, Sirius (sigi tolo or 'star of the Sigui'), has two companion stars, pō tolo (the Digitaria star), and ęmmę ya tolo, (the female Sorghum star), respectively the first and second companions of Sirius A. Sirius, in the Dogon system, formed one of the foci for the orbit of a tiny star, the companionate Digitaria star. When Digitaria is closest to Sirius, that star brightens: when it is farthest from Sirius, it gives off a twinkling effect that suggests to the observer several stars. The orbit cycle takes 50 years. They also claimed that the Dogon appeared to know of the rings of Saturn, and the moons of Jupiter.

Griaule and Dieterlen were puzzled by this Sudanese star system, and prefaced their analysis with the following remark:-

The problem of knowing how, with no instruments at their disposal, men could know the movements and certain characteristics of virtually invisible stars has not been settled, nor even posed.
In 1976 Robert K. G. Temple wrote a book called The Sirius Mystery arguing that the Dogon's system reveals precise knowledge of cosmological facts only known by the development of modern astronomy, since they appear to know, from Griaule and Dieterlen's account, that Sirius was part of a binary star system, whose second star, Sirius B, a white dwarf, was however completely invisible to the human eye, (just as Digitaria is the smallest grain[clarification needed] known to the Dogon), and that it took 50 years to complete its orbit. The existence of Sirius B had only been inferred to exist through mathematical calculations undertaken by Friedrich Bessel in 1844. Temple then argued that the Dogon's information, if traced back to ancient Egyptian sources and myth, indicated an extraterrestrial transmission of knowledge of the stars. Neither Griaule nor Dieterlen had ever made such bold claims about a putative esoteric source for the Dogon's knowledge.

More recently, doubts have been raised about the validity of Griaule and Dieterlein's work. In a 1991 article in Current Anthropology anthropologist Walter van Beek concluded after his research among the Dogon that,

"Though they do speak about sigu tolo [which is what Griaule claimed the Dogon called Sirius] they disagree completely with each other as to which star is meant; for some it is an invisible star that should rise to announce the sigu [festival], for another it is Venus that, through a different position, appears as sigu tolo. All agree, however, that they learned about the star from Griaule"
Griaule's daughter Genevieve Calame-Griaule responded in a later issue, arguing that Van Beek did not go "through the appropriate steps for acquiring knowledge" and suggesting that van Beek's Dogon informants may have thought that he had been "sent by the political and administrative authorities to test the Dogon's Muslim orthodoxy." An independent assessment is given by Andrew Apter of the University of California.

In his book Sirius Matters, Noah Brosch postulates that the Dogon may have had contact with astronomers based in Dogon territory during a five week expedition, led by Henri-Alexandre Deslandres, to study the solar eclipse of April 16, 1893. Robert Todd Carroll also states that a more likely source of the knowledge of the Sirius star system is from contemporary, terrestrial sources who provided information to interested members of the tribes. James Olberg, however, citing these suspicions notes their completely speculative nature, writing that: "The obviously advanced astronomical knowledge must have come from somewhere, but is it an ancient bequest or a modern graft? Although Temple fails to prove its antiquity, the evidence for the recent acquisition of the information is still entirely circumstantial.". Additionally, James Clifford notes that Griaule sought informants best qualified to speak of traditional lore, and deeply mistrusted converts to Christianity, Islam, or people with too much contact with whites. Olberg points out a number of errors contained in the Dogon beliefs, including the number of moons possessed by Jupiter, that Saturn was the furthest planet from the sun, and the only planet with rings. Intrigue of other seemingly falsifiable claims, namely concerning a red dwarf star orbiting around Sirius (not hypothesized until the 1950s) led him to entertain a previous challenge of Temple's:

"Temple offered another line of reasoning. "We have in the Dogon information a predictive mechanism which it is our duty to test, regardless of our preconceptions." One example: "If a Sirius-C is ever discovered and found to be a red dwarf, I will conclude that the Dogon information has been fully validated." (OK, I'll bite -- but if such a star is not discovered, Temple has risked no converse conclusions.)"
This alludes to reports that the Dogon knew of another star in the Sirius system, Emme Ya, or a star "larger than Sirius B but lighter and dim in magnitude." In 1995, gravitational studies indeed showed the possible presence of a brown dwarf star orbiting around Sirius (a Sirius-C) with a six-year orbital period. A more recent study using advanced infrared imaging concluded that the probability of the existence of a triple star system for Sirius is "now low" but could not be ruled out because the region within 5 AU of Sirius A had not been covered.

Also check the Science of the Dogon by Laird Scranton

UFO's and the Extraterrestrial Obsession - why truth is so incredible

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I was born and 'reared' in Nigeria. I moved to the UK when I was 24 in 2002. Before coming to Britain, I use to think that racism was a myth - a tactic that black people adopt to cover up their 'laziness' and inadequacies. However, within months of living in the UK I began to understand the subtle nuance of racism. I realised that the most damaging effect of racism on black people is the loss of self-worth. Hence the endemic culture of self-loathing and self-harm in our community.

I recently concluded a book titled: 'White Man's Crimes: why Africa and its diaspora are plagued with poverty, crime, and conflicts.' The book will be out mid-2016. Being an African residing in the UK, I have an 'insider's view to the topic of racism. The book is groundbreaking and insightful; The reviews of the book affirm this.

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