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Not a new post,....yet.

I just wanted to THANK ALL Y'ALL for taking the time and the extra step to check out OUR thread on Kemet (and related...).

We are approaching 100,000 views of posts in that thread.  WOW!!!

Appreciate y'all!

Please DO NOT comment here; comment here:


Politics / Re: Panel on Student Protest at Howard U. TODAY at 6pm EDT
« on: October 23, 2021, 09:11:02 PM »

Did Erica say SHE didn't have housing in her opening?

NO, she didn't!  I have the tape.  The tape will soon be available.

So, what's up with you?

You got deep and dark-yellow earwax?  Got a vivid imagination?  Or, you just don't like that beautiful deep brown skin color that Erica has?  Are you a woman hater? A Howard hater?

Every time I regain a bit of my optimism for you, you destroy it with your ignorance and anti-Blackness.


You DON'T KNOW what she's been doing with her life in the intervening years since she first enrolled at Howard.

You accuse her of something that she's NOT doing.  I'm guessing it is because you cannot fathom the empathy she has for OTHER students because you don't have the capacity for empathy. You have demonstrated that MANY times on this board as you attack Black people with falsehoods often derived from your own (English) miseducation and the white-washing of your mind.

You said,..."I honestly feel..."


She's been working.  Just because she's not in corporate life, does not make her work less hard or less valuable.  You need to get a grip, youngsta.

Maaaaaaybeeeeeeeeeee one day, NoMore,
it will occur to you that it is obvious
to others that your self-consciousness
about your own shortcomings and insecurities
are on blatant display when you succumb to
your felt-need to tear down others.

Oh,.... and thanks for your positive assessment of the discussion.


New post at:

...and it's a good one.

Not quite Ancient Egypt (Kemet), but...


Some of these items relate directly to ancient Egypt:

100 Things you never knew about Africa

There is so much good information here, it is hard to pick favorites, but here are some good ones:

10. The ancient Egyptians had the same type of tropically adapted skeletal proportions as modern Black Africans. A 2003 paper appeared in American Journal of Physical Anthropology by Dr Sonia Zakrzewski entitled Variation in Ancient Egyptian Stature and Body Proportions where she states that: “The raw values in Table 6 suggest that Egyptians had the ‘super-Negroid’ body plan described by Robins (1983). The values for the brachial and crural indices show that the distal segments of each limb are longer relative to the proximal segments than in many ‘African’ populations.”

11. The ancient Egyptians had Afro combs. One writer tells us that the Egyptians “manufactured a very striking range of combs in ivory: the shape of these is distinctly African and is like the combs used even today by Africans and those of African descent.”

My comment:  Yeah, I guess those white Egyptians used these! LOL

30. The Nigerian city of Ile-Ife was paved in 1000 AD on the orders of a female ruler with decorations that originated in Ancient America. Naturally, no-one wants to explain how this took place approximately 500 years before the time of Christopher Columbus!

34. One of the great achievements of the Yoruba was their urban culture. “By the year A.D. 1300,” says a modern scholar, “the Yoruba people built numerous walled cities surrounded by farms”. The cities were Owu, Oyo, Ijebu, Ijesa, Ketu, Popo, Egba, Sabe, Dassa, Egbado, Igbomina, the sixteen Ekiti principalities, Owo and Ondo.

35. Yoruba metal art of the mediaeval period was of world class. One scholar wrote that Yoruba art “would stand comparison with anything which Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece and Rome, or Renaissance Europe had to offer.”

40. Malian sailors got to America in 1311 AD, 181 years before Columbus. An Egyptian scholar, Ibn Fadl Al-Umari, published on this sometime around 1342. In the tenth chapter of his book, there is an account of two large maritime voyages ordered by the predecessor of Mansa Musa, a king who inherited the Malian throne in 1312. This mariner king is not named by Al-Umari, but modern writers identify him as Mansa Abubakari II.

47. Many old West African families have private library collections that go back hundreds of years. The Mauritanian cities of Chinguetti and Oudane have a total of 3,450 hand written mediaeval books. There may be another 6,000 books still surviving in the other city of Walata. Some date back to the 8th century AD. There are 11,000 books in private collections in Niger. Finally, in Timbuktu, Mali, there are about 700,000 surviving books.

49. Concerning these old manuscripts, Michael Palin, in his TV series Sahara, said the imam of Timbuktu “has a collection of scientific texts that clearly show the planets circling the sun. They date back hundreds of years . . . Its convincing evidence that the scholars of Timbuktu knew a lot more than their counterparts in Europe. In the fifteenth century in Timbuktu the mathematicians knew about the rotation of the planets, knew about the details of the eclipse, they knew things which we had to wait for 150 almost 200 years to know in Europe when Galileo and Copernicus came up with these same calculations and were given a very hard time for it."

52. Benin art of the Middle Ages was of the highest quality. An official of the Berlin Museum für Völkerkunde once stated that: “These works from Benin are equal to the very finest examples of European casting technique. Benvenuto Cellini could not have cast them better, nor could anyone else before or after him . . . Technically, these bronzes represent the very highest possible achievement.”

55. The recently discovered 9th century Nigerian city of Eredo was found to be surrounded by a wall that was 100 miles long and seventy feet high in places. The internal area was a staggering 400 square miles.

56. On the subject of cloth, Kongolese textiles were also distinguished. Various European writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries wrote of the delicate crafts of the peoples living in eastern Kongo and adjacent regions who manufactured damasks, sarcenets, satins, taffeta, cloth of tissue and velvet. Professor DeGraft-Johnson made the curious observation that: “Their brocades, both high and low, were far more valuable than the Italian.”

57. On Kongolese metallurgy of the Middle Ages, one modern scholar wrote that: “There is no doubting . . . the existence of an expert metallurgical art in the ancient Kongo . . . The Bakongo were aware of the toxicity of lead vapours. They devised preventative and curative methods, both pharmacological (massive doses of pawpaw and palm oil) and mechanical (exerting of pressure to free the digestive tract), for combating lead poisoning.”

77. On bling culture, one seventeenth century visitor to southern African empire of Monomotapa, that ruled over this vast region, wrote that: “The people dress in various ways: at court of the Kings their grandees wear cloths of rich silk, damask, satin, gold and silk cloth; these are three widths of satin, each width four covados [2.64m], each sewn to the next, sometimes with gold lace in between, trimmed on two sides, like a carpet, with a gold and silk fringe, sewn in place with a two fingers’ wide ribbon, woven with gold roses on silk.”

The ruins of Great Zimbabwe - Monomotapa was the ancient name of the empire

78. Southern Africans mined gold on an epic scale. One modern writer tells us that: “The estimated amount of gold ore mined from the entire region by the ancients was staggering, exceeding 43 million tons. The ore yielded nearly 700 tons of pure gold which today would be valued at over $­­­­­­7.5 billion.”

79. Apparently the Monomotapan royal palace at Mount Fura had chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. An eighteenth century geography book provided the following data: “The inside consists of a great variety of sumptuous apartments, spacious and lofty halls, all adorned with a magnificent cotton tapestry, the manufacture of the country. The floors, cielings [sic], beams and rafters are all either gilt or plated with gold curiously wrought, as are also the chairs of state, tables, benches &c. The candle-sticks and branches are made of ivory inlaid with gold, and hang from the cieling by chains of the same metal, or of silver gilt.”

82. Evidence discovered in 1978 showed that East Africans were making steel for more than 1,500 years: “Assistant Professor of Anthropology Peter Schmidt and Professor of Engineering Donald H. Avery have found as long as 2,000 years ago Africans living on the western shores of Lake Victoria had produced carbon steel in preheated forced draft furnaces, a method that was technologically more sophisticated than any developed in Europe until the mid-nineteenth century.”

83. Ruins of a 300 BC astronomical observatory was found at Namoratunga in Kenya. Africans were mapping the movements of stars such as Triangulum, Aldebaran, Bellatrix, Central Orion, etcetera, as well as the moon, in order to create a lunar calendar of 354 days.

84. Autopsies and caesarean operations were routinely and effectively carried out by surgeons in pre-colonial Uganda. The surgeons routinely used antiseptics, anaesthetics and cautery iron. Commenting on a Ugandan caesarean operation that appeared in the Edinburgh Medical Journal in 1884, one author wrote: “The whole conduct of the operation . . . suggests a skilled long-practiced surgical team at work conducting a well-tried and familiar operation with smooth efficiency.”

Enjoy the entire list!
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I may have shared before another documentary that contains some of the same footage, but this is, I think, more extensive.

Not only does it show a highly structured society, a large city (for the 11th Century), and sophisticated culture,....

SEE ITEMS #77 THRU #79 on the list in the quoted post above.

It also demonstrates the lengths to which people imbued with white racist mindsets will go to hide the TRUTH in order to protect their delicate egos and their pocketbooks (which were enriched by exploitation based on lies about African people).

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Politics / Re: Panel on Student Protest at Howard U. TODAY at 6pm EDT
« on: October 22, 2021, 05:09:51 PM »

Here's the full invite:

There won't be any singing, NoMore, but maybe some chants...

You KNOW how much we value your opinion.  #Sarcasm


Will the GQP filibuster it!!??!!


Politics / Re: ‘We went from America First to America Last’…
« on: October 22, 2021, 02:47:34 PM »
On January 20, 2021 at Noon, the US went from 1st to Last...


Also on the...

Most Ridiculous Leader List...

And, I am sure, other lists as well!


Politics / Re: Panel on Student Protest at Howard U. TODAY at 6pm EDT
« on: October 22, 2021, 02:42:55 PM »
Meanwhile, it's still Homecoming...

I have NO CLUE what they're saying/singing...
 :lmao:    :lmao:

Youngsters here, can you help out an Elder?


Politics / Re: Panel on Student Protest at Howard U. TODAY at 6pm EDT
« on: October 22, 2021, 02:39:23 PM »
At this point, '87 Alum, I am not certain about a recording becoming available....


Politics / Panel on Student Protest at Howard U. TODAY at 6pm EDT
« on: October 21, 2021, 07:38:14 PM »
“We Are One: 55 Years of HU Student Protests”
 Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
 Format: Zoom Webinar
 Two Ways to Register: or
 Presented by Howard Alumni United


 :lmao:   :lmao:


You cannot make this stuff up!



How many here are familiar with Dr. Walter Rodney?

After 40 years, the government of Guyana now ADMITS that Rodney was assassinated - NOT killed by "misadventure."

I have previously cited his wonderful book:

This recent action demonstrates the fact that "..the past is not past."  There is always a struggle over "history."

For Our People it is often the struggle between HisStory and OurStory.

Walter Rodney’s death records to be amended and children’s books placed in schools


Walter Rodney’s death records to be amended and children’s books placed in schools
Originally published: Demerara Waves by Denis Chabrol (June 10, 2021 )  |  - Posted Jun 18, 2021
Empire, Inequality, StrategyGuyanaNewswireWalter Rodney
The martyred revolutionary’s assassination has finally been acknowledged by the Guyana state, and his works will become part of the educational curriculum.

The Guyana government has announced a raft of steps that would be taken to correct the historical wrongs concerning the bomb-blast death of Guyanese historian and co-leader of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Dr. Walter Rodney, 41 years ago.

In response to a request by Dr. Rodney’s widow and children, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said the government would amend Dr. Rodney’s death certificate from death by misadventure to assassination.

“For too long, Dr. Walter Rodney’s death has been the subject of an irreverent mis-description. It was not a misadventure. It was an assassination. A great stain on our Republic. This sadistic misrepresentation on Dr. Rodney’s death certificate, prevented his family from recovering not a blind cent from his life insurance policy, the only financial provision he had made for his family, his wife and three infant children. This desecration must end now. His death certificate will be amended to delete the words ‘’misadventure’’ as the cause of death and substitute therefore, the word ‘’assassination,’”  said Nandlall.

Mr. Nandlall said the records would also be amended to read that Dr. Rodney was Professor instead of unemployed. Further, he said the inquest that had been conducted in 1988 would invalidated because of its “perverse” findings.

The Attorney General said government would also be moving to resuscitate the Walter Rodney Chair at the University of Guyana, the use and placement of several of the late historian readings as part of the school’s curriculum and the recently renamed Walter Rodney Archives.

Nandlall said the materials from the 2014 Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry would be digitized and stored here at the archives and at a university in the United States. Mr. Nandlall also announced that Dr. Walter Rodney’s graveside and monument will be “declared national monuments” and would be managed by the National Trust. According to the Attorney General, a motion to adopt the findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Dr. Rodney’s death would be tabled in the National Assembly.

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Politics / Re: Andrew Billingsley: Scholar And Institution Builder book
« on: October 19, 2021, 02:48:47 AM »
If Olds..t says this ^^^^^, they must have been FABULOUS!!!!

I had minimal interaction with him, but I worked in Student Affairs when Dr. Billingsley was Academic VP.

One of the people he brought with him from Berkeley was an excellent administrator:  the late William Sherrill.  He served as Dean for Admissions and Records for many years.

Some time after Dr. Billingsley left Howard (not "cause and effect," as far as I know), Admissions and Records was transferred to Student Affairs, and Dean Sherrill and I had an opportunity to work together.


« on: October 18, 2021, 01:03:34 PM »


CAN Y'ALL BELIEVE IT!!!!?????!!!!

y04 has learned - or remembered - to spell...
"H Y P O C R I T E".

Imagine that!  Y'all, that's a NINE LETTER WORD.

After FIVE LONG YEARS, y04 can spell it!!


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