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January 26, 1788 was the date on which Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales and raised the British flag for the first time in Sydney Cove and In 1838 white people had settled Australia for just 51 years Pastoralists were pushing into Aboriginal land, dispossessing Indigenous people from the land that nurtured them physically and spiritually and the Aboriginal people did not give up their land that they had looked after for millennia without a fight. White settlers engaged in many clashes with Aboriginal people at the frontier Fearing to be outnumbered by Aboriginal tribes some settlers escalated low-level skirmishes to the atrocities we now know as Australia’s massacres of Aboriginal people and With the eyes of the law often several days ride away the settlers had little to fear Gangs of stockmen went on what was known as ‘the Big Bushwhack’ or simply ‘the Drive’: a hunt for Aboriginal people which lasted several months [2] They thought there was nothing wrong with shooting Aboriginal people or raping Aboriginal women Among the massacres, the one at Myall Creek differs from the many other massacres of Aboriginal people in that it is a well documented and extreme example of what white people were capable of perpetrating on Indigenous peoples and Myall Creek was the tip of the iceberg of frontier violence against Aboriginal people

lovelyandbrown:

hkirkh:

This guy is a fucking idiot.

this is the scariest thing i have ever seen.

lovelyandbrown:

hkirkh:

This guy is a fucking idiot.

this is the scariest thing i have ever seen.

youngphilo:

oh ok sorry

youngphilo:

oh ok sorry

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neoafrican:

"The time is past when it was necessary to seek arguments to prove the cultural maturity of African peoples…In spite of colonial domination (and perhaps because of this domination) Africa has been able to impose respect for her cultural values. She has even been shown to be one of the richest of continents in cultural values. From Carthage to Giza to Zimbabwe, from Meroë to Benin and Ife, from the Sahara or Timbuctoo to Kilwa, across the immensity and the diversity of the continent’s natural conditions, the culture of African people is an undeniable fact: in works of art as in oral and written traditions, in cosmogony as in music and dances, in religions and creeds as in dynamic equilibrium of economic, political, and social structures that African man has been able to create.” 

Amilcar Cabral, Guinea-Bissauan and Cape Verdean political leader
National Liberation and Culture, February 20, 1970

neoafrican:

"The time is past when it was necessary to seek arguments to prove the cultural maturity of African peoples…In spite of colonial domination (and perhaps because of this domination) Africa has been able to impose respect for her cultural values. She has even been shown to be one of the richest of continents in cultural values. From Carthage to Giza to Zimbabwe, from Meroë to Benin and Ife, from the Sahara or Timbuctoo to Kilwa, across the immensity and the diversity of the continent’s natural conditions, the culture of African people is an undeniable fact: in works of art as in oral and written traditions, in cosmogony as in music and dances, in religions and creeds as in dynamic equilibrium of economic, political, and social structures that African man has been able to create.” 

Amilcar Cabral, Guinea-Bissauan and Cape Verdean political leader
National Liberation and Culture, February 20, 1970

colleenrants:

The Batepa Massacre - The 1953 massacre of creoles by Portuguese landowners in Sao Tome after a prolonged fight over forced labor.  Several hundred workers were killed and the nationalist movement was started.

beautiesofafrique:

(Emperor) Mansa Munsa (Musa I of Mali) 

Musa I  was the tenth Mansa, which translates as “King of Kings” or “Emperor”, of the wealthy Mali Empire. At the time of Musa’s rise to the throne, the Malian Empire consisted of territory formerly belonging to the Ghana Empire and Melle (Mali) and immediate surrounding areas. Musa held many titles, including Emir of Melle, Lord of the Mines of Wangara, Conqueror of Ghanata etc.

 In 1312 Musa became emperor following the death of his predecessor, Abu-Bakr II.  When he was crowned, he was given the name Mansa .  Mansa Musa was knowledgeable in Arabic and was described as a Muslim traditionalist.  He became the first Muslim ruler in West Africa to make the nearly four thousand mile journey to Mecca.  Preparing for the expedition took years and involved the work of artisans in numerous towns and cities across Mali.  In 1324 Musa began his pilgrimage with a entourage of thousands of escorts.  He also brought considerable amounts of gold, some of which was distributed along the journey. 

Accompanied by thousands of richly dressed servants and supporters Musa made generous donations to the poor and to charitable organizations as well as the rulers of the lands his entourage crossed. On his stop in Cairo, Egypt, the Emperor gave out so much gold that he generated a brief decline in its value. Cairo’s gold market recovered over a decade later.  His elaborate pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca in 1324 introduced him to rulers in the Middle East and in Europe. 

Upon his return from Mecca, Mansa Musa brought Arab scholars, government bureaucrats, and architects.  Among those who returned with him was the architect Ishaq El Teudjin who introduced advanced building techniques to Mali.  He designed numerous buildings for the Emperor including a new palace named Madagou, the mosque at Gao, the second largest city in Mali, and the still-standing great mosque at Timbuktu, the largest city in the empire. That mosque was named the Djinguereber. El Teudjin’s most famous design was the Emperor’s chamber at the Malian capital of Niani.

 His leadership of Mali, a state which stretched across two thousand miles from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Chad, ensured decades of peace and prosperity in Western Africa. 

(Mansa Musa was named he richest person in all history. With an inflation adjusted fortune of $400 billion, Mansa Musa I would have been considerably richer than the world’s current richest man, Carlos Slim, who ranks in 22nd place with a relatively paltry $68 billion. The list, compiled by the Celebrity Net Worth website, ranks the world’s 24 richest people of all time.)

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dynamicafrica:

Blessing Okagbare Makes History For Nigeria at Commonwealth Games.

Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare sprinted to victory in Glasgow today winning gold in the women’s 100m race. Okagbare’s time of 10.85 established a new record for this event at the Commonwealth Games. She was followed by silver medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica at a time of 11.03.

This marked the first time since 1994 that a Nigerian woman had won a medal in the women’s 100m the Commonwealth Games when Mary Onyali and Christy Opara-Thompson took home gold and silver respectively.

So far, all of Nigeria’s gold medals have been won by women.

17-year-old Chika Amalaha won the country’s first gold competing in the Women’s 56kg weightlifting, and fellow weightlifter Oluwatoyin Adesanmi won the women’s 63kg gold medal.

Nigeria leads overall in the weightlifting categories. for both male and female, with two gold, three silver and one bronze medal.

yearningforunity:

Zanzibar, Tanzania

yearningforunity:

Zanzibar, Tanzania

the struggle of Palestinians is a struggle for human rights It is not a struggle for a particular religion, for the Palestinian people belong to different religious creeds; it is not a struggle for race, for the Palestinian people come in different shades; it is a struggle for land, it is a struggle for the basic human principles of freedom, dignity and the right to self-determination