'Tisu Anu Acho
Anu is the Oldest known name of Our First Ancestor. It pertains to Our People both in singular & plural form. This is prior to being coined ‘African’, a term derived from Latin ‘Africanus’, a word for an early hominid, australopithecine, who is supposed to have lived between 2-3 million yrs ago in ‘The Pliocene’. The word African was first used as a derogative.
To know who we are you have to know Our Origin, and to know Our Origin you have to know who we are. Our ‘Past’ is in Our Blood, Our ‘Present is in Our ‘Hand’, & ‘Our Future’ Is nothing but a coming ‘Past’. Knowing Our Origin is a challenge but knowing Our Present is in Our Hands. This Present reconnects us with Our Origin. To know who we are you have to know how we Think & how we Live. You have to know Our Culture & Tradition. First & foremost, We are not descendants of Anu, we are Anu, hence the phrase, ‘Tisu Anu Acho!’.
Our Way of Life is structured within the ‘element’ of Hunhu/Ubuntu/Botho, which is an inbuilt ability to Love & co-exist with one another & Our environment. Even though this element is inbuilt, it lies dormant until it is awakened. Our ‘time’ is measured in events. We have built a timeless civilisation & left massive man-made stone landmarks. Our most significant family trait is Our totemic culture. This can be traced back to Our Ancient ‘Past’, carved in stone, written in ‘hierogliphics’ across great walls & the infinite celestial curtain. This, we still practice today. Anu has no orphans, we All have One Father. Anu has no cousins. Your father’s brother is your father. His son is your brother. We live by a simple code: Honour Your Ancestry: Love Your Family: Care for Your Elderly: Respect Your Culture, Traditions & Customs: Be Considerate Of Other People’s Culture: Respect Your Environment & above All, PROTECT YOUR HERITAGE.
Anu of the same clan use a common set of totems. Anu of the same totem are the descendants of one common ancestor. Anu people recognize this totem unity even across tribal boundary lines. This identification by totem has very important ramifications at traditional ceremonies such as the burial ceremony.
Anu with a different totem cannot initiate burial of the deceased. One of the same totem even when coming from a different tribe, can initiate burial of the deceased. For example, Anu of the Banda totem can initiate burial of Anu of the Shumba totem and that is perfectly acceptable in Anu tradition. But Anu of a different totem cannot perform the ritual functions required to initiate burial of the deceased.
Similarly Anu chiefs are required to be able to recite the history of their totem group right from the initial founder before they can be sworn in as chiefs. Succession is hereditary but not along father to son lines. Succession is from 'house' to 'house'. A 'house' usually means one line of the descendants of the original founder of the chieftancy or totem line. If we were to say Mambiri is an Anu chieftain then there would be thirteen houses of the chieftancy of Mambiri, depending on how many houses there are. When chieftancy passes to a house the most senior member of that house is supposed to rule. The most senior member does not mean the eldest. If for example you are older than me but you are from a junior ‘house’, then I am considered to be your senior. This culture can be traced back to the Ancient of Days within the Anu.
What is called Egyptian Civilisation is in fact Ethiopian Civilisation. And what is called Ethiopian Civilisation is in truth Anu Civilisation. Including the pyramids in modern day Sudan which pre-date & out number the ones in Egypt. After we were invaded & colonised we were allowed to keep a tiny part of Our once massive territory. The ‘agreement’ was we would keep our autonomy with no say over Our former Empire & we would never be invaded. This is why after the agreement, ‘Ethiopia’ was never ‘colonised’. But this cannot be said of modern day Ethiopia, whose inhabitants are mostly of a mixed breed, with less than 25% indigenous Anu & oppressed. The Senior House to which H.I.M Haile Selassie later became successor succumbed & firmly established the Ethiopian throne. Because Our home was now surrounded with evil, Elders of this House along with almost the whole Royalty, The High Priest & most of the Anu, in three Major groups, moved Southwards establishing smaller nations & civilisations along the way. Leaving behind a weakened Throne which had been robbed of its territory & authority over a once vast Empire. We finally settled in modern day Zimbabwe. We were led by the Mhondoro/Mudzimu Unoyera/Holy Spirit ( symbolised by the Lion/ Sphinx) represented by the Ta-Teguru (Ta-Neteru/Ancestor) manifesting through a High Priest. Here We established The Mutapa Empire & built Mabwe A Dziva (known as Great Zimbabwe, a great stone walled city) in Masvingo, & Mapungubwe on the colonial border between Azania & Zimbabwe. We are still called Anu & follow a culture & tradition whose origins can be traced back to the Ancient of Days. We speak a language rooted in ancient Anu manuscripts. Notably the Papyrus of Ani & The Anu (Egyptian) Book Of The Dead, a book containing mostly Anu Funeral Rites, most of which we still practice today.
For thousands of years our tongue has grown & evolved into various dialects, yet it has maintained its root & in most cases, its meaning. As for Swahili, it is a mixture of the Anu tongue & Arabic. The Nguni dialects are a mix between the Anu & the San language. In Arab ‘dominated’ Anu regions, there is a lot of Arab influences both in language & culture. East, West & parts of Central ‘Africa’ were infiltrated by Moslem culture. This is the third most affected area after the northern part of the continent. In what they call the ‘middle east’, in which Anu are indigenous, we were completely annihilated. They called it ‘middle east’ to cut it off from the Motherland. Slavery & colonization also played a devastating role in the destruction of Our Story & family unit.
Anu origins & civilization is an academic issue only to the ‘western’ mind. To their scholars aeroplanes have wings & birds have wings, therefore aeroplanes chirp! Not only do they chirp, but because they chirp, they are insects!
‘Tisu Anu Acho!’
While the Kushites had a written language based on the Egyptian hieroglyphics, scholars have only begun to decipher the language and the existing texts. - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/gah/ancient-kush-2nd-millennium-b-c-4th-century-d
Isis | The Egyptian Goddess of Fertility
In this article you will learn about the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis.
Isis was considered the patron saint of women, mothers and children.
Egypt thrived for thousands of years (from c. 8,000 BCE to c. 525 BCE) as an independent nation whose culture was famous for great cultural advances in every area of human knowledge from the arts to science to technology and religion.
Despite the many dangers posed by fire, floods, insects and pillaging, some one million manuscripts have survived from the northern fringes of Guinea and Ghana to the shores of the Mediterranean. National Geographic estimates that 700,000 manuscripts have survived in Timbuktu alone. "...many manuscripts were seized and burned by the colonialists, and as a result, many families there still refuse access to researchers for fear of a new era of pillaging...
President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta ranked 3rd best performing leader in Africa after Keita(Mali) and Khama(Botswana) #GallupReport Keep it up my president!
Irene Karong'a Kogalo
26.05. - 5 - Speech Of The Day - NATION-WIDE BROADCAST ON AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY"The first conference of the...Posted by Chronological Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Qädamawi Haile Selassie on Monday, May 25, 2015
Jomo Kenyatta`s birth and his ethnic ancestry is a controversial issue despite the widely held knowledge that he was born into Kikuyu tribe. There are some Kenyan`s like Weldon Oriop Kirui, a researcher and Radio Journalist in Nairobi who claim Kenyatta`s father was a Kalenjin. Kirui posited that "Mzee Jomo Kenyatta is...a Kipsigis who grew up among the Kikuyu." However, the generally accepted fact is that, Jomo Kenyatta was born in an unknown month and day in 1889 at Ng'enda village, Gatundu Division, Kiambu in Kenya to a Kikuyu father Ngengi wa Muigai and mother, Wamboi . He was named Kamau Wa Ngengi. His father made an early departure out of this world when Kamau (Kenyatta) was still an infant. The name of Kenyatta`s father according to Kirui was rather "Chebochok arap Boiso" one of the sons of "the great Nandi Oloibon Kipnyolei arap Turugat (Simbolei)," who stayed in Londiani in Kericho District."
When young Kamau`s father died, in tandem with customs he was inherited by his uncle Ngengi, the younger brother of his father. His mother also became the wife of his uncle and Jomo was given the name Kamau Wa Ngengi. Kamau`s mother had a child named James Muigai, with his uncle and after some feuds between the parents, his mother returned to her parents where she passed away. On this account, Kirui posit that " Kamau’s mother Wamboi is reported to have been a widow who used to herd cattle in Londiani. She later sought employment in European farms in Central Province. While in Kikuyu land, Wamboi got married to Muigai who is wrongly believed to have been Kenyatta’s father. After sometime, Muigai divorced Wamboi “for having a child from Lumbwa (kipsigis) people. She went back to work in European farms."
After her mother`s demise young Kamau moved from Ng'enda for Muthiga to live with his grandfather Kingu wa Magana who was a fortune teller and medicine man. He took interest in Agikuyu culture and customs and used to assist his grandfather in the practice of medicine. In 1909, Kamau joined Church of Scotland Mission, Thogoto, a Kikuyu town, 12-miles north-west of Nairobi. He studied amongst other subjects: the Bible, English, mathematics and carpentry. He paid the school fees by working as a houseboy and cook for a white settler living nearby.
In 1912 he finished elementary school and became an apprentice carpenter. In 1913 he was circumcised at Nyogara stream near Thogoto Mission to become member of Kihiu Mwigi/Mebengi age group.
In 1914,he was baptized a Christian and given the name John Peter which he changed to Johnstone Kamau. He left the mission later that year to seek employment.
He first worked as an apprentice carpenter on a sisal farm in Thika, under the tutelage of John Cook, who had been in charge of the building programme at Thogoto.
During the First World War, when the British government was forcefully conscripting Africans into the army, Kenyatta took refuge in Narok where he lived with Maasai relatives and worked as a clerk for an Asian trader. After the war, he served as a storekeeper to a European firm and this time, he began wearing his beaded belt Kinyatta. On this account and how Kenyatta changed his Kikuyu Kamau Wa Ngengi name, Kenyan Journalist Kirui writes "In 1913, all brothers of Koitalel arap Samoei were rounded up and banished to Central Province for opposing the evil plans of the white man. They were Kipchomber arap Koilegen (Kochich-lem), arap Boiso (Kenyatta`s father) and Kibuigut. They were detained in Nyeri and Forth Hall now Maragwa.....
When arap Koilegen was about to die in July 1916, he summoned Kenyatta to his house for briefing. Kenyatta was then a student at Thogoto Mission School. He gave him a beaded belt known in Kalenjin as Kenyattet, a container for holding stuff (tobacco), a flywhisk and a monkey skin called Siombuut. He then told Kenyatta that when the white men go back to Britain he would lead the nation. He instructed him to drop Kikuyu names, Peter Kamau which he did. After that he instructed him to go to Loita and seek further advice from Maasai Laibons and in particular Ole Mokompo who died in the early 70s.
After being blessed by the Oloibon, he was told, “Shomo Kenyatta!” i.e. go with this belt.Through divive power, Kenyatta thought his name was Jomo Kenyatta. Jomo is devived from Maasai verb Shomo arap Bosio, Kenyatta’s father died in 1929 after being tortured by the white man. When he died, Kenyatta was schooling in London. His demise shocked Kenyatta so much that for three days, Kenyatta was indoors crying and mourning the death of arap Bosio. Why then mourn arap Boisio!?" http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/2013_11_01_archive.html
Jomo Kenyatta (~1889 – 22 August 1978) was a carpenter turned intellectual who became the first president of Kenya. He was freedom fighter, great Pan-Africanist, film actor and author of many books. Kikuyu-born Mzee Kenyatta was the leader of Kenya from independence in 1963 to his death in 1978, serving first as Prime Minister (1963–64) and then as President (1964–78). He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation. He is also the father of Kenya's fourth and current President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mzee Kenyatta is acclaimed from all quarters of the world as a true son of Africa, a visionary leader. During his tenure, Kenya enjoyed political stability, and economic progress. In 1974, he declared free primary education up to primary grade 4.He is also remembered for urging Kenyans to preserve their culture and heritage. Very few people are aware that Jomo Kenyatta acted in the movie Sanders of the River (1934) as an extra. The movie was.directed by Alexander Korda and starring Paul Robeson.
As a true Pan-Africanist, it is reported that on Friday, October 24 1969, Jomo Kenyatta during his tour on Western Province to familiarise himself with the development in the province, upon reaching Nyanza and was shown Broderick Falls as a major key attraction became angry that after independence of Kenya the prominent tourist spots continued to bear names of foreigners. He told the people "“I want to tell people of Western Province that I felt ashamed trying to pronounce….Bro…bro…bro…derick falls. These are names reflecting servitude…Why can’t you look for better local names with local content, names we know of their origin?” There and then, the President issued a directive that both the leaders and locals look for a substitute name for the tourist feature.
He caused laughter when he asked: “Which Luhya man was called Broderick? Broderick was whose relative? A name is very important for identity. Which foreigner adopts your African names? If you want to domineer someone, conquer his intellect first and you will suppress him wholly.”
Following this directive, many roads bearing colonial names were changed. Plaques bearing names of colonial masters were similarly removed and the names changed.
African Influence on Christianity
In Egypt Ausar was the man-god who was killed and brought back to life thus giving the world the first notion of "the Resurrection." Ausar then became the great Judge of the deceased. Auset, Ausar's wife, was said to have become impregnated by her husband's spirit while he was dead. She gave birth to a child named Heru in the world's first "Immaculate Conception." At his birth a host of deities and wisemen were said to have honored him. Some believe the birth of Heru was commemorated on December 25th when the sun was in the zodiacal sign of Capricorn. Capricorn was also known as the Stable of Augeas; so the infant Heru (Sun/Son) was said to have been born in stable. Thus Ausar, Auset and Heru made for the world's first Holy Trinity. http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/20122001.htm
St. Catherine's Monastery, Mt. Sinai, Egypt
A History of St. Catherine's Monastery
In Egypt's Sinai
By John Watson
"...the region is sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike.
According to tradition, and evident from indirect information, the Fathers of the Monastery requested the protection of Mohammed himself, who saw the Christians as brothers in faith. Apparently, the request was favorably accepted and the so called ahtiname, or "immunity covenant" by Mohammed instructed his followers to protect the monks of the Sinai. Though this document has been a matter of controversy, it is doubtful that the monastery could have survived without the protection afforded by Mohammed and his successors.
It is not known when or how the monastery obtained possession of the remains of St Catherine of Alexandria and adopted her name. According to legend her body was transported thither by the hands of angels."
Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Racial Disparities in Incarceration
African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population
African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites
Together, African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately one quarter of the US population
According to Unlocking America, if African American and Hispanics were incarcerated at the same rates of whites, today's prison and jail populations would decline by approximately 50%
One in six black men had been incarcerated as of 2001. If current trends continue, one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime
1 in 100 African American women are in prison
Nationwide, African-Americans represent 26% of juvenile arrests, 44% of youth who are detained, 46% of the youth who are judicially waived to criminal court, and 58% of the youth admitted to state prisons (Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice). http://www.naacp.org/pages/criminal-justice-fact-sheet
The Art of Slavery. The Real History Directories. Runnymede Trust. Retrieved from http://www.realhistories.org.uk/articles/archive/the-art-of-slavery.html
Ausman, Mary B., Burmeister, Alice, PhD, and Harkey, Lauren. West African/African American ART CONNECTIONS (2010). Mint Museum of Art.
Bartel, Marvin. Creatively Teaching Multicultural Art. Goshen College. Retrieved from https://www.goshen.edu/art/ed/multiculturalart.html
Birkenhead, Peter (2011). Why we still can't talk about slavery. SALON. Retrieved from http://www.salon.com/2011/12/27/why_we_still_cant_talk_about_slavery/
de Valdes y Cocom, Mario. The Blurred Racial Lines of Famous Families. PBS. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/secret/famous/johnson.html
Gregory, James N. (2005). The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.
Legacy of Slavery Still Fuels Anti-Black Attitudes in the Deep South (2013). Rochester News. Retrieved from http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=7202
Levins, Hoag (2002). BLACK HISTORY BY THE SHOVEL FULL: Artist-Archaelogoist Shines New Light on Slave Life. HistoricCamdenCounty.com. Retrieved from http://historiccamdencounty.com/ccnews32.shtml
McCullagh, Behan (2000). Bias in Historical Description, Interpretation, and Explanation. Blackwell Publishing for Wesleyan University.
When the British Army left Boston in 1776, this Lodge, No 441, granted Prince Hall and his brethren authority to meet as African Lodge #1.
Secret Slave Ship Found Under The Sea
THE DISCOVERY of a Portuguese slave ship dating back to 1794 has been heralded as a milestone in the study of the transatlantic slave trade and the first find of its kind.
Very Educational : Rubber Lips
When I was at junior school in United Kingdom we sometimes got called 'Rubber Lips' even by the school teachers. This video will explain that the term had a deeper and more historical meaning throughout Europe during those times. One school teacher mocked us in class in front of the whole class one day in a music lesson saying that when our parents took us to the supermarkets they would lick our lips and stick us to the store window and collect us on the way out. No lie, This was a school teacher saying in a class room of 98% white children. Back then we had no one to complain to but fight our way through frustration. As for those kids that used to call me that name back then (R.I.P) they must of picked it up from their parents I'm sure. Today, Our children do not realize what some of us went through back in our youth, We can only teach and educate...Posted by Blak Prophetz on Thursday, May 7, 2015
Nanny, according to Karla Gottlieb is “mentioned only four times in written historical texts.” The most important is a 1740 land patent offering five hundred acres of land to “Nanny and the people residing with her.”
Nanny of the Maroons: History, Memory, and Imagery
by Kimberly Juanita Brown, Yale University