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    Celebrating The African New Year (spring Equanox) And Other Black/african Festivals

    Hello to all: I am proud to submit articles of interest that celebrate and proclaim the majesty of Africans worldwide.
    I am quite learned in Euro/Asian history and culture. Now we are the teachers, and others may be students to our history.

    Be blessed!

    Capital City, Grenada, West Indies
    CELEBRATING THE AFRICAN NEW YEAR (SPRING EQUANOX) AND OTHER BLACK/AFRICAN FESTIVALS TO PRESERVE BLACK CULTURE AND BUILD STRONG ECONOMIES


    Reversing the Destruction of Black Culture and Traditions by Bringing Back ancient Festivals Like the African New Year (Spring Equanox), African Liberation Day (May 27), Kwanzaa and other festivals.


    Many of us in the African world (diaspora) are very well aware of the Chinese New Year, the Jewish New Year, the European New Year and the many festivals of other peoples, yet, one of the most important festivals of African/Black peoples around the world, The African New Year and Calendar (Khemitic/Nubian) has been taken over (first by the Romans..Justinian Calendar), and due to this takeover, we have totally forgotten all about this important celebration.

    The recognition of the African New Year on the Spring Equanox is one of the most important yearly events in Africa and is called by names such as "Mtende Festival," or is connected with the varios carnaval or ethnic celebrations, where the beginning of the year is counted on the Spring Equanox.

    We of African origins race and ancestry must realize that in order for there to be any continuity
    as a people who are working hard to free ourselves of the vestiges of slavery, colonialism, racism and continued oppression, we must return to the positive aspects of our cultures and civilizations. We must be a people who recognize our past by celebrating it and using the good values found in it. Moreover, we must see the glories of the past as the catalyst to build a glorious future.

    One of the great tragedies of slavery was (and still is) the systematic and efficient schemes to wipe out all aspects of Black/African culture and memory of the past, so that the future generations would have no idea of who they are and where they are going. Today, we see this phenomena in the type of pablum produced by Black youth in the music vedio business who continue to be tricked by puppetmaster higher-ups, who use them as puppets to promote a false idea of what Black culture and Black people are about.

    This great insult has gone out of control to the point that according to these producers of videos, there are no more "pure" Black people in the U.S. To them, we are all a hodge-podge of "high yellow," "fried-haired," wanna-be-white clowns, copying the features and looks fo white people. To them, there are no dark-skinned Black women who are beautiful and who deserve to be on music videos or in movies.

    This falacy is one that we will have to change, even if it means creating our own mass media to promote a more representative picture of who Black people in the U.S. are. That picture is that we are basicaly very much a distinct, Negritic race, with Africoid racial features that cannot be mistaken for any other race. When one sees a Black, one does not wonder whether that Black person is Hispanic, Italian, Northern East Indian, or Ashkenazi Jew, or even Japanese. These are all light-skinned, straight-haired people with features that they do not find too different from each other.

    IT IS TIME TO REMOVE SEMITIC RELIGION AND CULTURE FROM NORTH AFRICA AND RE-AFRICANIZE THE BLACK AFRICAN POPULATION

    In the Semitic occupied parts of Northern Africa, the sanctified racist religious imperialists began forcibly spreading their religion and culture in places like Egypt, Somalia, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia and elsewhere in the region. They began counting the dates based on the time they began to dominate the world as an imperialistic power. Hence they began counting their dates from the 600's A.D.

    Apart from destroying the ancient African religions such as that of Egypt and attacking, massacring and enslaving African Coptic Christians of Nubia (which still continues today), the religious imperialists from the North began to build their temples on the ancient and sacred temples of Black Africans, built to recognize the Black African religions of Egypt thousands of years before the birth of the Semitic group.

    Still, despite the attempt to destroy African religions in North-East Africa and replace it with the religions and cultures of the invaders, our ancestors (Blacks world wide), whether in Egypt (Khemet), Sudan (Nubia-Kush), West Africa, India, Olmec Mexico, Congo and Southern Africa, the prehistoric Zingh Empire (S.W. Sahara), had one very important aspect of culture that filtered down to today.

    WE SHOULD COUNT OUR CALENDAR DATES FROM 4241 YEARS BEFORE CHRIST WHICH BRINGS US TO THE YEAR 6243 OF THE AFRICAN CALENDAR


    The ancestors recognized the New Year began on the Spring Equanox. The ancient Egyptians (Khemites) and Nubians celebrated New Year on the Spring Equanox and counted twelve months of thirty days each, with five extra days at the end of the year for celebrations. The Egyptian (Khemitic) or African calendar was established in the year 4241 years Before Christ. Today being the 27 of May, 2002 would actually be the year 6243 A.C. (African Calendar), and the second month.

    As people who developed civilizations and culture throughout the planet, we should be in the foreront of re-establishing our lost cultures and traditions, improve them and teach them to our children. We should study our lost languages, read our lost history and take measures to reestablish what was lost.

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    Very interesting. Do you have any links so that I can read more up on it..

    Thanks..

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    Originally posted by PhatJamz kiDD
    Very interesting. Do you have any links so that I can read more up on it..

    Thanks..
    I was going to ask the same thing! very interesting.. but question: *Capital City, Grenada, West Indies?* is that where you got the info from? let a sista know, thanks!

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    Ancient cultures like the Mayans and Incas also celebrate the equinox as a new season.

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    Links to CELEBRATING BLACK FESTIVALS

    (see the blueprint for builing a strong Black African-American and world Black economy, "Susu and Susunomics," www.iuniverse.com also see www.barnesandnoble.com ).

    http://www.cwo.com/~lucumi/runoko.html or Black History Chart http://community.webtv.net/nubianem )

    MUST BE STOPPED, (see how that can be done, "Aids Conspiracy," http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire The problem with lack of pride an lack of the knowledge of self among Blacks in the Americas which leads to our quickness to copy any trashy fad and culture that is destructive to our survival must be stopped. Religious imperialism and sanctified racism prpetrated on Blacks in Sudan, Mauritania and elsewhere must be stopped.

    (see the book, "Susu Economics," www.iuniverse.com or www.barnesandnoble.com )
    We Blacks/Africans around the world must keep our soul power and cultural force.


    Great books by the writer of this essay:

    Susu Economics: The History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth, pub. by 1stbooks Library, 2595 Vernal Pike, Bloomington, Indiana, 47404, U.S.A www.1stbooks.com

    Also from the above publisher is the world-famous book, "A History of the African-Olmecs: Black Civilizations of America from Prehistoric Times to the Present Era," pub. by www.1stbooks.com

    A world-famous blueprint for Black economic, cultural and mental development:
    "Susu and Susunomics: The Theory and Practice of Pan-African Economic, Racial and Cultural Self-Preservation," published by www.iuniverse.com

    http://pluto.beseen.com/hitcounter_s...counter=907127

    SAINT LUCIA, WEST INDIES

    VIRGIN ISLANDS
    For more island links go to:
    http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire BLACK WORLD ENTERNETWORK


    African/Egyptian Culture from the Egyptian Native (Felahim/Black;not Arab or Semitic invader) point of view:
    http://www.egypt-tehuti.org

    Haitian News/Culture:
    http://haitiantimes.com

    Afro-British, African, Afro-Caribbeans of Britain:
    http://www.blackpresence.co.uk/html/uk.htm

    New York Caribbean News:
    www.nycaribnews.com

    World Black History
    http://www.cwo.com/~lucumi/runoko.html

    African, Caribbean, Black World Music
    www.afropop.com

    Trinidad and Tobago
    www.triniview.com

    Black history, politics, commentary
    www.raceandhistory.com

    Black nation Melanesia; Island north of Australia called Papua-New Guinea and West Papua:
    www.westpapua.org

    Brazil:
    www.capoeira.esp.br (in Portugese)

    http://www.abcapoeira.com

    African martial art originally from Angola, brought to Brazil by Africans and used to defeat Portugese and Dutch enslavers and create a separate kingdom called Palmares, in North-Eastern Brazil.

    Much, much more on Afro-Brazil:

    http://planetblack.com.br (This page has some facinating links on Black Brazilian culture)

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