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God feeds the birds of the air but He does not throw the food into their nests. The Oriole that spends its whole summer singing must spend the winter dancing to keep warm.

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Malcolm X - Official Web Site

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Malcolm X

Malcolm X Timeline

May 19, 1925 - Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska

1940 - Drops out of school at age 15

1946 - Convicted of burglary and sent to prison

1949 - 1951 - Studies the Nation of Islam

1952 - Leaves prison, dedicates himself to Nation of Islam, changes name to Malcolm X

Jan. 14, 1958 - Marries Betty X

Dec. 4, 1963 - Suspended from the Nation of Islam

March 1964 - Leaves Nation of Islam, starts the Muslim Mosque, Inc.

Apr. 22, 1964 - Makes his Hajj and becomes El-Hajj Malik al-Shabazz

Jun. 28, 1964 - Forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity

Jul. 17, 1964 - Speaks at the Organization of African Unity in Cairo

Aug. 13, 1964 - U.S. State and Justice Departments take notice of his influence on African leaders at the U.N.

Feb 21, 1965 - Al Hajj Malik assassinated in New York

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Black Historical Figures - By Lawson State Community College

Man's Inhumanity to Man: King Leopold's Reign of Terror in the Congo

The Entire Bible on One Page

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THE GRAND JURY SYSTEM EXPOSED!

A Guide to Salon's Investigation of Torture, American-Style

The Fate of African Americans in America: The Journey - By Erisai Films;

Criminal Justice 101: An Advice to Minority Youth in America

COINTELPRO: The FBIs War on Black America

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Great African Kings

HOW FRANCE ROBS FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN COUNTRIES

HOW FRANCE & THE UNITED STATES IMPOVERISHED HAITI

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Toussaint L'Ouverture

Haiti And The Dominican Republic:The Roots of Division - By Dr. Henry Lewis Gates

Most of us have assumed that Obama is also the first Black President in North America. Well, the stunning answer lies in the annals of the rich history of Mexico.
The 1st Black President in North America was Vicente Guerrero - 1829, Click picture for more.

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GROWING UP IN ISLAM
By Selorm Ganu; P.S. 179 Class 5-502; 2009
I was born Mustfa Tamhim in 570 AD to Samah and Al Tamhim. I grew up in Mecca in a hot dry region with many high sand dunes. In my religion we believe that Muhammed was Allah’s Prophet.  We pray 5 times a day at midday, late afternoon, after sunset and before bed. We fast which means we don’t eat for 30 days.

In life I grew up as a nomad, we lived in tents. My Dad would herd sheep, goats and cattle. We traveled in groups. In school we learned about Muhammad, a man that brought our religion to
Arabia. He was chosen to recite the word of the Lord. This meant he would be Allah’s prophet. As his job he drove a caravan to tell people the word of Allah.

When school was over I was walking and I bumped into a man and I said sorry. He said” it’s ok.” I started to walk and I saw him talk to people about Allah’s message. Then I remembered about what the teacher said Muhammad tells people about Allah’s message. So I ran to him and asked him are you Muhammad? He said yes. I was shocked I was right then talking to Muhammad, Allah’s prophet.
      I said it’s an honor to meet you.  In school we learned about you. He said “really?” You try to tell people about the message of the lord. He said that’s right. I said bye and ran home to tell my parents. I got home I told them I met Muhammad they were shocked as I was. They asked what he said he was really Muhammad. My parents said that’s awesome.

Then I said I will remember this day for ever.
After witnessing what I had in the past I am happy to be alive. After that I went to pray and I slept.    

Welcome to Dr. Ganu's research center. This site features works dealing with social science, health and general information for enhancing the intelligent layman's knowledge. Simply click on any of the topics above and you'll be opened to a panorama of knowledge, information and lots of fun. Click on "Photos" and you will take a tour through a fine gallery of pictures, optical illusions, and surprises full of fun. Click on other links and you'll be exposed to pages featuring the lynching legacy of the American South to ancient history and works on sociological issues.

"We let men take wealth which is not theirs; if the seizure is 'legal' we call it high profits and the profiteers help decide what is legal." - W.E. B. Du Bois; The Nation Magazine, October 20, 1956.

  

The Slave Who Defeated Napoleon

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Napoleon was one of the greatest generals who ever lived. But at the end of the 18th century a self-educated slave with no military training drove Napoleon out of Haiti and led his country to independence.

The remarkable leader of this slave revolt was Toussaint Breda (later called Toussaint L'Ouverture, and sometimes the “black Napoleon”). Slave revolts from this time normally ended in executions and failure – this story is the exception.

It began in 1791 in the French colony of Saint Dominique (later Haiti). Though born a slave in Saint Dominique, Toussaint learned of Africa from his father, who had been born a free man there. He learned that he was more than a slave, that he was a man with brains and dignity. He was fortunate in having a liberal master who had him trained as a house servant and allowed him to learn to read and write. Toussaint took full advantage of this, reading every book he could get his hands on. He particularly admired the writings of the French Enlightenment philosophers, who spoke of individual rights and equality.

In 1789 the French Revolution rocked France. The sugar plantations of Saint Dominique, though far away, would never be the same. Spurred on by such Enlightenment thinkers as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the early moderate revolutionaries considered seriously the question of slavery. Those moderate revolutionaries were not willing to end slavery but they did apply the "Rights of Man" to all Frenchmen, including free blacks and mulattoes (those of mixed race). Plantation owners in the colonies were furious and fought the measure. Finally the revolutionaries gave in and retracted the measure in 1791.

The news of this betrayal triggered mass slave revolts in Saint Dominique, and Toussaint became the leader of the slave rebellion. He became known as Toussaint L'Ouverture (the one who finds an opening) and brilliantly led his rag-tag slave army. He successfully fought the French (who helped by succumbing to yellow fever in large numbers) as well as invading Spanish and British.

By 1793, the revolution in France was in the hands of the Jacobins, the most radical of the revolutionary groups. This group, led by Maximilian Robespierre, was responsible for the Reign of Terror, a campaign to rid France of “enemies of the revolution.” Though the Jacobins brought indiscriminate death to France, they were also idealists who wanted to take the revolution as far as it could go. So they again considered the issue of “equality” and voted to end slavery in the French colonies, including what was now known as Haiti.

There was jubilation among the blacks in Haiti, and Toussaint agreed to help the French army eject the British and Spanish. Toussaint proved to be a brilliant general, winning 7 battles in 7 days. He became a defacto governor of the colony.

In France the Jacobins lost power. People finally tired of blood flowing in the streets and sent Maximilian Robespierre, the leader of the Jacobins, to the guillotine, ending the Reign of Terror. A reaction set in. The French people wanted to get back to business. More moderate leaders came and went, eventually replaced by Napoleon, who ruled France with dictatorial powers. He responded to the pleas of the plantation owners by reinstating slavery in the French colonies, once again plunging Haiti into war.

By 1803 Napoleon was ready to get Haiti off his back: he and Toussaint agreed to terms of peace. Napoleon agreed to recognize Haitian independence and Toussaint agreed to retire from public life. A few months later, the French invited Toussaint to come to a negotiating meeting will full safe conduct. When he arrived, the French (at Napoleon's orders) betrayed the safe conduct and arrested him, putting him on a ship headed for France. Napoleon ordered that Toussaint be placed in a prison dungeon in the mountains, and murdered by means of cold, starvation, and neglect. Toussaint died in prison, but others carried on the fight for freedom ........

Solar Plane Takes First 24-Hour Flight A solar-powered plane has succeeded in its first attempt at a 24-hour voyage. Taking off from Switzerland, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA hit the skies on Wednesday powered only by the sun's energy. SmartPlanet shows you raw footage of the experimental plane in flight.

CODEX SINAITICUS

Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century, contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. In the Codex, the text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.

 

The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of Western book-making is immense. Read more…

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Africa We Never Get To See.

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The Passing of A Giant
Africa's Giant Chinua Achebe1930 -2013
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“Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world".

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Angela Davis: The Power of Resistance

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Angela Davis

The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
By Selasie Ganu
 
P.S. 179 Class 5-503,
2009
Teacher: Mrs. Lagano
 
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 to a middle class family in Atlanta, Georgia. His dad and grandfather were both pastors at a local church. Martin Luther King had an older sister named Christine King Farris and a brother named Alfred Daniel Williams King. King had attended Booker T. Washington High School and skipped the ninth and twelfth grades. He entered Morehouse College at age fifteen without formally graduating High School. In 1948 he graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania were he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1951. On June 18th, 1953 he married Coretta Scott King on the lawn of her parents house’ in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama. King and Scott had four children named Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice King. After that King had become pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in   Montgomery, Alabama when he was twenty-five years old in 1954.  When a local women named Rosa Parks was arrested because she refused to give up her seat to a white man, King organized a boycott of the Montgomery bus system. Most black citizens in Montgomery refused to ride the busses there for over a year. The boycott helped bring change and in 1956 a Supreme Court decision banned segregated busses. After that victory King helped organize a group of churches dedicated to nonviolent protests for Civil Rights. Dr. King was inspired by the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi whose non-violent leadership helped free India from British rule. Over the next decade King led protests and marches to support African American rights all over the country. The most famous was the march on Washington in 1963.  Over 250,000 people gathered in the nation’s capitol in support of Civil Rights. That was where Rev. Dr. King gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Kings protests and marches throughout Alabama brought attention to the issues of the Civil Rights. People watched in shock as the police turned fire-hoses and attack dogs on peaceful protests. King was arrested a number of times but that paid off. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the voting act of 1965 overturned segregation laws all over the country. In 1964 King was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. In 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee. His killer James Earl Ray was captured months later. Even though he died when he was 39, King changed the face of this country.
 

Examines the claims of Professor Martin Bernal who questions the assumption of the “Europeaness” of our civilization placing instead the “black” Egyptians and Phoenicians at the center of the West’s origins.

Black Athena examines Cornell Professor Martin Bernal’s iconoclassic study of the African origins of Greek civilization and the explosive academic debate it provoked.

This film offers a balanced, scholarly introduction to the disputes surrounding multiculturalism, “political correctness” and Afrocentric curricula sweeping college campuses today.

In his book Black Athena, Prof. Bernal convincingly indicts 19th-century scholars for constructing a racist “cult of Greece” based upon a purely Aryan origin for Western culture. He accuses these classicists of suppressing the numerous connections between African and Near Eastern cultures and early Greek myth and art.

Leading classical scholars, on the other hand, contend that Bernal, like the 19th-century classicists he attacks, uses evidence selectively, uncritically and ahistorically to support his own Afrocentric agenda.

They argue that cultural diffusion alone can’t account for the distinctive achievements of the Greeks during the Classical Period. Black Athena can help students begin to distinguish between sound scholarship and cultural bias – whether inherited from the past or imposed by the present.

Wonders of The African World

GHANA AT A GLANCE: By Yvonne Adih

East Vs. West: The Myths that Mystify (The Fundamentalism of My World, Your World) By Devdutt Pattanaik

Woodstock21969 - The Hippies' Concert in the summer of 1969
Woodstock Upstate NY - Summer 1969

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Elie Wiesel: The Paradox of Caesar

World Atlas With Countries' Synopses (i.e. Area, Population, Per capita, Life Expectancy and Literacy rate etc...)

 

The Legatum Prosperity Index

Executive Summary

What is prosperity, and how is it achieved?

The Legatum Prosperity Index seeks to answer these two fundamental questions. Most people would intuitively agree that “prosperity” is not just about money but also about quality of life. The Index defines prosperity as both wealth and wellbeing, and finds that the most prosperous nations in the world are not necessarily those that have only a high GDP, but are those that also have happy, healthy, and free citizens.

How we created the Index

The Prosperity Index™ assesses 110 countries, accounting for over 90 percent of the world’s population, and is based on 89 different variables, each of which has a demonstrated effect on economic growth or on personal wellbeing. The Index consists of eight sub-indexes, each of which represents a fundamental aspect of prosperity:

1.        Economy - Stable and growing economies increase per capita income and promote the overall wellbeing of its citizens.

2.        Entrepreneurship & Opportunity (E&O) - A strong entrepreneurial climate in which citizens can pursue new ideas and opportunities for improving their lives leads to higher levels of income and wellbeing.

3.        Governance - Well-governed societies enjoy national economic growth and citizen wellbeing.

4.        Education - Education is a building block for prosperous societies.

5.        Health - A strong healthcare infrastructure in which citizens are able to enjoy good physical and mental health leads to higher levels of income and wellbeing.

6.        Safety & Security - Societies plagued by threats to national security and personal safety cannot foster growth in average levels of income or wellbeing.

7.        Personal Freedom - When citizens enjoy their rights to expression, belief, organisation, and personal autonomy in a society welcoming of diversity, their country enjoys higher levels of income and social wellbeing.

8.        Social Capital - Social networks and the cohesion that a society experiences when people trust one another have a direct effect on the prosperity of a country.

Each of the sub-indexes provides us with two important analyses: first, an economic assessment, and second, an assessment of a country’s subjective wellbeing, or happiness.

Rankings

Norway tops this year’s Index, narrowly ahead of Denmark and Switzerland, with the United States ranking 10th, ahead of large European nations such as Britain, Germany and France, which all still make the top 20. Zimbabwe ranks last, following Central African Republic and Pakistan

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