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The African Continent

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Started by Lydell Jackson. Last reply by Rosalind M Letcher Apr 24, 2011.

African Kingdoms and Colonialism

 The video below is one of the best I've seen and I highly recommend watching it from begining to end. It is extemely informative and objective in its historical references of both European and…Continue

Started by Lydell Jackson Feb 3, 2010.

African Music and Dance 5 Replies

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Started by Lydell Jackson. Last reply by Lydell Jackson Oct 30, 2009.

African Visual Art and Design 4 Replies

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African Landscapes

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Started by Lydell Jackson Sep 17, 2009.

African Literature and Lore

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African Architecture

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Comment by Lydell Jackson on July 29, 2011 at 3:36pm
Comment by Joseph Jones on April 25, 2011 at 12:37pm
Absolutely beautiful. I'm speechless..
Comment by Ngon'e Aw on April 25, 2011 at 12:06am
Brother Ty, thanks for another moving WORD...
Comment by Ty Gray-EL on April 24, 2011 at 9:29pm

Africa My Africa…

 

Drum beats herald civilization’s dawning…

Cradle land of the initiate…

Mother of infinite wisdom…

Conquering hordes have trampled on your bosom

unappreciative of your ancient splendor…

Immeasurable treasures buried in your bowels…

Mined by foreign invaders with careless laxatives…

Warm and fertile womb of creation…

You gave birth to immortal souls…

Distorted by pagan influences…

Africa, sweet Africa…

Raped and pillaged, plundered and plowed

by infidels with no respect…

You cry and oil tears drip down
your blood stained mountains…

You perspire and diamonds rise from your pores…

Africa, my Africa…

You bleed the blood of the blessed chosen…

Your veins spew crimson rain down
on the heads of the unjust…

And unlike Pontius Pilot, they cannot
wash their hands…

Africa, my dear sweet Africa…

You shall be vindicated…

Black pearls will one day emerge

from the shells of capitalistic indifference…

And you shall, Phoenix-like, soar
above the forest of all…

Mother of us all…

You gave birth to the King and Queen of civilization…

And you shall have your due…

My Africa, sweet Africa…

Comment by Rosalind M Letcher on April 24, 2011 at 6:13pm
Love this site it is wonderful I have traveled to five countries in Africa Love Africa. Beautiful too!!
Comment by Lydell Jackson on November 14, 2010 at 12:46am
Comment by Wes Barnard on November 13, 2010 at 7:07pm
Thanks once again, Brother Lydell, for inviting me to The African Continent. That welcoming dance by the Masai warriors was indeed stirring. What a elegant and proud people! We can learn a lot just by watching our erect, free brothers and sisters on the Continent. Peace.
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