EQUALITY

EQUALITY

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Pan-Africanism

Pan-Africanism

Pan-Africanism

What I am: I am  African by identity and identify as Kwame Adofo Osei (aka James H. Williams)

Philosophically: I am Materialist; Materialism Scientific. African people created and built the pyramids, the first calendar, clocks, and calculated the universe take 26 thousand years to complete one rotation. The process is not mystically, but being scientific.

Ideologically: I am a Humanist, placing people as the highest priority. As in egalitarianism, all are equal, peoples humanity ring supreme. However, with elitism, we have white supremacy, racism, misogyny, domination, classism; The “I” versus the “We” not the collective.

Politically: I advocate for Africa unity as one united entity State Structure. A continental super state. 

Economically: I advocate for Africa industrialization production to be the most advanced technologically.

These five items together, I am a Pan Africanist.

The Most Important Pan Africanist in History

  1. C.L.R. James
  2. Amilcar Cabral
  3. J.E. Casely Hayford
  4. Nnamdi Azikiwe
  5. Steve Biko
  6. Dr. John Henrik Clarke
  7. Omali Yeshitela
  8. Dr. Chancellor Williams
  9. Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop
  10. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (aka Malcom X)
  11. Edward Wilmot Blyden
  12. H.I.M. Haile Selassie
  13. Ahmed Sekou Toure
  14. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah
  15. Col. Muammar Gaddafi
  16. The Hon. Marcus Garvey
  17. W.E.B. Du Bois
  18. Henry Sylvester-Williams
  19. Patrice Lumumba
  20. Robert Mugabe
  21. Maulana Karenga
  22. Paul Cuffee
  23. George Padmore
  24. Martin Robison Delany
  25. Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe
  26. Queen Afua
  27. Henry Mcneal Turner
  28. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
  29. Henry Highland Garnet
  30. Molefi Kete Asante
  31. Frederick Douglass
  32. Yaa Asantewaa
  33. Kwame Ture
  34. Ella Baker
  35. Carlos Cooks
  36. Frantz Fanon
  37. Dr. Albertina Sisulu
  38. Assata Shakur
  39. Julius Nyerere
  40. Carter G. Woodson
  41. Anna Cooper
  42. Amy Jacques Garvey
  43. Duse Muhammad Ali
  44. General Harriet Tubman
By Kwame Adofo Osei 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Pale Blue Dot


 The image above the Pale Blue Dot earth is a bright pixel when photographed from Voyager 1 six billion kilometers out (beyond Pluto). Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934(b) – December 20, 1996(d)) the renowned American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences encouraged NASA to generate this image.

from Pale Blue Dot (1994)

These are the words from Carl Sagan, Cornell University lecture in 1994 regarding the Pale Blue Dot otherwise known as Earth. 

“On it, everyone you ever heard of...The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.”

Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.”

By Shabaka Kashta


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience

Illustration: Thomas Pullin
Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience
The continent’s elites have to reject the notion that being ‘modern’ and ‘civilised’ means aping the west...
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O
ne of the greatest ironies in the history of the collapse of any civilisation must be the initial interaction between Africans and Europeans. The Igbos in the east of Nigeria, for instance, initially saw the Europeans as madmen of strange appearance and ill-formed ideologies. On banking, the Igbos wondered how an adult in his right mind could hand over his possessions for others to keep for him. By the end of the 19th century, the “madman” had overturned their civilisation, and they had adopted his.

We the people...“Read more, read deeper, read broadly, understand better, read!” By Shabaka Kashta

Friday, July 6, 2018

'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' by Frederick Douglass


July 5, 1852
Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me, quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know that apologies of this sort are generally considered flat and unmeaning. I trust, however, that mine will not be so considered. Should I seem at ease, my appearance would much misrepresent me. The little experience I have had in addressing public meetings, in country schoolhouses, avails me nothing on the present occasion.
The papers and placards say, that I am to deliver a 4th [of] July oration. This certainly sounds large, and out of the common way, for it is true that I have often had the privilege to speak in this beautiful Hall, and to address many who now honor me with their presence. But neither their familiar faces, nor the perfect gage I think I have of Corinthian Hall, seems to free me from embarrassment.