Words From The Wise: Joshua Maponga

“Believing is worth nothing. Believing is just a bucket of dogma; it does not change the price of bread. Show me what you do with your beliefs, then I’ll tell you if it is practical or not. Believing in the trinity does not add to your days, does not put bread on your neighbor’s table,…

Words From The Wise: Professor Arthur Mutambara

“Sovereignty is the big issue. People emphasize national sovereignty. ‘My country, my Nigeria, my Malawi, my little Zimbabwe.’ We must think about the continent.” – Professor Arthur Mutambara   Thanks to the 2nacheki YouTube channel, I was introduced to a scholar whose message I had to share with you all. Professor Arthur Mutambara. Professor Arthur Guseni…

Words From The Wise: Jabari Osaze

“The Kemites actually described their spiritual factors as always needing to either be in balance or return to balance, and this great form of balance is known as Ma’at.” – Jabari Osaze.   I was YouTube browsing when I came across a lecture from another African-centered scholar, so it’s only right that I highlight him….

Words From The Wise: Dr. Marimba Ani

“You’re not an African because you’re born in Africa. You’re an African because Africa is born in you. It’s in your genes…your DNA…your entire biological make up. Whether you like it or not, that’s the way it is. However, if you were to embrace this truth with open arms…my, my, my…what a wonderful thing.” –…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Yoshef Ben-Jochannan

“Truth is a continuous examination, and Fact… always supersedes belief.” – Dr. Yoshef Ben-Jochannan   When it comes to ancient African scholarship, no one has grabbed my attention like Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan. So it’s only right that I highlight his legacy on this blog. Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan was an Egyptologist, Historian, and Writer…

Words From The Wise: Shirley Chisholm

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm   Women in politics have come a long way here in the United States. And I wanted to highlight someone who paved the way for not only women but other minorities to advance. Shirley…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Okunami Obádélé Kambon

“Once we start using the word ‘Kemet’ again in the deepest sense—not as the narrow nation-state—but in the deepest sense of what it really means, land of Black people, then where I’m standing right now is also Kemet.” – Dr. Okunami Obádélé Kambon   There have been several debates centered around nationality for African Americans,…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao

“What is it about us Black people that we’re hated so much? What is it that we as Black people have done to the world to deserve the disrespect that we uniformly experience no matter where you find us on the globe? We are the most exploded and abused race in the history of humanity….

Words From The Wise: Dr. Phil Valentine

“All of Genesis decapsulized is nothing more than the story of how a sun—the sun that we know as the sun that gives us our light, that helps us to keep and maintain our melanated consciousness—the creation of the sun is all that the bible is talking about and its sojourn through the universe.” –…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

“The thrust towards superiority over peoples of color, the drive towards material accumulation, the drive towards a technological culture and the drive towards power are all cornerstones of the universal white supremacy culture, and they are viewed—in terms of the color—confrontation thesis—as responses to the core psychological sense of inadequacy. This inadequacy is not measured…

Words From The Wise: Julius Sello Malema

“Stop your self-hatred. Stop at taking our brothers from Africa, our sisters from Africa.” – Julius Sello Malema   The xenophobic riots in South Africa have sparked several debates on Black unity and self-hatred. And the first person who came to mind in regards to addressing this problem was Julius Sello Malema. Julius Sello Malema…

Words From The Wise: Professor Bayyinah Bello

“The Haitian Revolution did not begin in 1791, it began the day the first white person went to Africa and began to kidnap people in Africa. They did not just sit down and let themselves be taken away. They fought.” – Professor Bayyinah Bello   Certain events throughout African history, I didn’t learn about until…