Category: Science of Self

Introduction to When the World was Black, Part One

Why are there are Black communities all over the world, from southern Russia to southeast Asia, from South America to the islands of the South Pacific? Some of them are no longer around, but we know they were there. They were everywhere.

But who were these people? Where did they come from? How did they get to distant outposts like Easter Island, Tierra del Fuego, and even the frigid regions of northern Europe, Canada, and Siberia? And what role did these people play in establishing the world’s first cultures and civilizations? Finally, what happened to them?

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Black God: The Music Video (Ft. Shiva)

Ever since I got back from India, I’ve been determined to write more and share the journey. For starters, the music is epic. And by epic, I mean literally, like gods and demons and love affairs between the undead. I’ll tell you...

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The Real Face of God

Henry TurnerWhy Would We Say ‘God Has No Color’? Henry Bishop Turner was many things: A minister. A Politian. He also was the first southern bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)—the church where, recently, nine...

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“Those Foreigners”

from When the World was Black, Part One Are you tired of foreigners? Sick of other ethnic groups who don’t like you? Over the years, I’ve heard just about any complaint you can imagine regarding the presence of Arabs, Asians,...

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Black People Invented Writing

Black People Invented WritingWe tend to think that there’s some deep difference between the letters of the English alphabet, the characters of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, and the “crude” picture-writing you find on ancient...

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Black People Invented Animals – Really!

Eugenics is the science of using selective breeding to produce a desired population (or to eliminate an undesirable one). It was adopted by Hitler during the Nazi era, and by a few other like minds in recent decades. Before them, many Europeans were really into this stuff, and it supposedly goes back to the ancient Spartans, who would breed their strongest warriors and kill off any babies who seemed weak.

But it really goes back much further than that. In fact, the traditional idea that humans only recently learned about how to selective mate plants or animals is all wrong. In fact, we’ve known this stuff for as long as we’ve known about sex!

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