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boss diana ross

December 22, 2006

Yeah.
boss diana ross
who loved a Black Man
but berry for whatever
reasons refused her
his name.

boss diana ross
rebounded below
the belt where
Black Men hurt-
married a white boy-
“fixed berry good”

boss diana ross
praisin” the
punk/ass/white/boy
for marrying “all
her white earned money”

boss diana ross
glad to let the
slavemaster’s son
dilute the Black blood
of her children!

boss diana ross
says there is no such
thing as color
cause she’s too busy
being imitation/glamour/
white/girl instead of
her Black/Beautiful/self

boss diana ross
deserting Black men
imitation/white/girl/supreme
how Black Women
should never be

BY SISTER YEYE AKILIMALI FUNUA OLADE

“BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL”

December 20, 2006

MY LETTER TO THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL,MARCH 21,2005

MY LETTER TO THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL,MARCH 21,2005

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL

‘BLACK

IS BEAUTIFUL’

As I viewed the two beautiful

black women on the cover of

the December 13, 2004, Sentinel,

“A journey toward

peace,” I could only think of

how far the Church of Christ,

Scientist, has come.

Growing up as a black

Christian Scientist in Kansas

during the l950’s, I encountered

racism in the church,

such that my grandmother,

who had introduced us to

Christian Science, felt she had

been passed over as First

Reader because of her race.

Now we have a dutiful

black President of The Mother
Church, who is relating to the

black community. A black

Gospel choir singing in The

Mother Church—unbelievable!

(Black music is what I

miss most being in a “white”

church such as ours!)

“It is well!” Black is becoming

beautiful in the Christian

Science Church!

MRS. YEYE AKILIMALI

FUNUA OLADE

ADEYIPO VILLAGE, OYO STATE

NIGERIA

TRIBUTE TO THE BLACK-SKINNED BEAUTIES OF THE BLACK RACE!

December 18, 2006

“GOD MADE US AS HIS PERFECT CREATION.He made no mistake when made us Black with kinky hair. It is Divine Purpose for us to llive in our natural habitat-the tropical zones of the earth. Forget the white man’s banter, that he made us in the night and forgot to paint us white.That we were brought here against our will, is just a natural process of the strong enslaving the weak. We have outgrown slavery, but our minds are still enslaved to the thinking of the master race. NOW TAKE THOSE KINKS OUT OF YOUR MIND INSTEAD OF OUT OF YOUR HEAD”

MARCUS GARVEY

EXCERPT FROM THE POEM “THE BLACK WOMAN”

“BLACK QUEEN OF BEAUTY,THOU HAS GIVEN COLOR TO THE WORLD,
AMONG OTHER WOMEN THOU ART ROYAL AND THE FAIREST,
LIKE THE BRIGHTEST OF JEWELS IN THE ROYAL DIADEM,
SHINEST THOU GODDESS OF AFRICA-NATURE’S PUREST EMBLEM…”

MARCUS GARVEY

“THE BLACKER THE BERRY,THE SWEETER THE JUICE”
Blackamerikkkan Proverb

“The white woman is actually the ugliest of the 3 major racial types,yet her man has succeeded in completely reversing the Beauty pyramid and placing her at the top in the minds of most of the world’s people. Those Blacks who worship or imitate her do so because of foolishness and brainwashing. The Black skinned woman is actually the most beautiful of all the races and she is the Mother of all races,and sets the standard for beauty everywhere!”

Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

AFRICAN KING (for Alali)

December 18, 2006

AFRICAN KING
You have given of
Yourself.
Shared with
Me
Your tenderness
Your warrior strength
Has
Protected me
Your Imhotep mind
Has inspired me
Your passionate warmth
And love for Black
People has
Turned me on
Asante*!

*Asante: Swahilli for “Thank You”

by Sister Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

BLACK JESUS CHRIST WITH WOOLY HAIR AND AN EARRING!

December 16, 2006

REMEMBER THAT J.A. ROGERS IN HIS BOOK “SEX AND RACE”,3 VOLS.,SHOWED A PICTURE OF WHAT HE CALLED THE ONLY KNOWN LIKENESS OF JESUS CHRIST ON A ROMAN COIN,NOW IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM WHERE ROGERS SAW IT.
PICTURED WAS JESUS CHRIST WITH WOOLLY HAIR AND AN EARRING!

BLACK BEAUTY

December 15, 2006

THE GRANDASSA MODELS TRAVEL EVERYWHERE AND WERE WARMLY RECEIVED WITH THE FIRST TASTE ORIGINAL BLACK NATURAL BEAUTY THAT HAD BEEN PROMOTED ON THIS LEVEL1

THE GRANDASSA MODELS TRAVEL EVERYWHERE AND WERE WARMLY RECEIVED WITH THE FIRST TASTE ORIGINAL BLACK NATURAL BEAUTY THAT HAD BEEN PROMOTED ON THIS LEVEL1

BLACK ROSE(ROSE NELMS) AND JIMMY ABU

BLACK ROSE(ROSE NELMS) AND JIMMY ABU

ABBEY LINCOLN,SINGER THEN(HAS AFRICAN NAME NOW).SHE IS MY FIRST BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL HAIR STYLE MENTOR AND TAUGHT ME HOW TO GO A NATURAL ETHIOPIAN UPSWEEP NATURAL)

ABBEY LINCOLN,SINGER THEN(HAS AFRICAN NAME NOW).SHE IS MY FIRST BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL HAIR STYLE MENTOR AND TAUGHT ME HOW TO GO A NATURAL ETHIOPIAN UPSWEEP NATURAL)

CARLOS COOKS REVIEWING AFRICAN LEGION

CARLOS COOKS REVIEWING AFRICAN LEGION

As a Black amerikkkan,I remember in my high school days in New York City,
in the ’60’s,when West Indian Black Nationalists organized a real BLACK
beauty contest and the Queen chosen was a very Black-skinned,full
African
featured,very hippy beauty with all the other contestants representing
all
the shades of Black Beauty and shape!

Thatis the answer to white standard of beauty contests! Black people
everywhere must reject this white standard and replace it with a BLACK
standard of beauty! Last year in Nigeria,where I have gone “Back to
Africa” these past 25 years, they had a real BLACK Beauty contest
too!They
had announced that they would have an African standard (no swim suit
competition also), and full-shaped Black Beauties entered and a Black
skinned,hippy full featured Black skinned beauty won! There must be
replacement of white standards with Black, rejecting this old “white
slave-mentality”!

Jan.11,2007
Just saw this on the net!These are the original Black Beauty Contest people I’m talking about that I viewed in the ’60’s.Abbey Lincoln is my mentor and styled my first real Afro hair style for me!

NATURALLY 2002 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
“BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL”
A SALUTE ABBEY LINCOLN AND LATE GRANDASSA MODELS
Sunday, April 28th
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard @ 135th Street in Harlem.

Tickets are available in advance only.
For information call, (212) 410-7892
or e-mail: ncanewyork@aol.com
The National Conference of Artists (NCA) and The African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS) will pay tribute to singer, songwriter actress, Abbey Lincoln at their 40th Anniversary production, “Naturally 2002”, the show that gave birth to the theme “Black is Beautiful” beginning in 1962.

The show subtitled “The Original African Coiffure and Fashion Extravaganza Designed to Restore Our Racial Pride & Standards” is credited with projecting Black pride in general and uplifting the image of Black women in particular with their productions that continued from 1962 thru 1979 before giving way to decade celebrations.

This fashion and cultural show was inspired by the “Miss Natural Standard of Beauty” contest conducted by Carlos A. Cooks and the African Nationalist Pioneer Movement held at the annual Marcus Garvey Day celebrations, where contestants were required to compete without the use of hair straightening or make-up.

The idea for the show began after the 1961 celebration where Elombe Brath, Kwame Brathwaite, and members of AJASS witnessed the event and decided to create the conditions for Black women to feel proud of their natural beauty.

AJASS decided to package a show and established the fact that “Black Is Beautiful”. AJASS, quoting from a 1927 article in the Amsterdam News describing why Garvey attracted so many people to his cause, is that “he taught that “Black is Beautiful.” The show featured the Grandassa Models, a group they created to show Black women (and the world) that our Black skin, kinky hair and full lips were a thing of beauty, not something to be ashamed of. The show also gave rise to the wearing of African traditional and African inspired fashions, a phenomenon that has exploded into an industry in our communities in many major cities, including a strip of Brooklyn’s Fulton Street that is called “Bogulan Brooklyn” after the mudcloth fabric from Mali in West Africa.

Abbey Lincoln, who was a charter supporter of the show, became both commentator and featured vocalist for the production that featured the original models, Clara Lewis, Helene White, Black Rose, Wanda Sims, Priscilla Bardonille, Beatrice Cranston, Mari Toussaint and Esther Davenport. Abbey also served as “ambassador”, for the “Naturally” show, charting new territory for the show while on her travels performing in various cities.

The new millinium edition of Grandassa Models, will be seen wearing fashions by some of today’s top wearable art and Africentric designers, Brenda Brunson-Bey creator of the Tribal Truths Collection, Adunni Oshupa Tabasi and her Alkebu-lan Designs, Khalil and Threads by Khalil, Nigeria’s Moshood and Jonathan Adewunmi’s Nigerian Fashions & Fabrics.

Spoken word artists Tehut-Nine whose latest CD, Mind Magician is one of the most positive and inspirational new releases on the market; Abiodun Oyewole and the Original Last Poets; Louis Reyes Rivera, and Poet Laureate of the African Liberation Struggle, George Edward Tait. Providing libation, words and music for the show will be Atiba Kwabena Wilson & Songhai Djeli. A Theatrical Anthology Recitation by Robinson Frank Adu, and the special tribute to Special Guest Abbey Lincoln Aminata Moseka will round out the show.

This fortieth anniversary show will also be dedicated to the memories of Grandassa models who have made their transition, Beatrice Cranston, Priscilla Bardonille, Wanda Sims, Jean Egyptia Gumbs and Pat Thomas and AJASS members David K. Ward and Kojo Carter, all who have gone on to meet their creator, as have the ANPM’s Carlos Cooks (whose teachings inspired the show); former Amsterdam News writer and publisher of Black History Magazine, Abiola Sinclair (who published a book on the era) and acting teacher Max Glanville (who trained AJASS Repertory Theatre Company members, Robinson Frank Adu, Leroy Satch Giles, Gus Williams, Ernest Baxter and the late David K. Ward).
Tickets are available in advance only. For information call, (212) 410-7892
or e-mail: ncanewyork@aol.com.

Najami in Adunni Jean, Wanda & Beatrice Julette

Abbey Lincoln

Dele, Nigeria

1963 Grandassas

Lauraine

Cooks crowning Clara

Ifeshola

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ATI(AND): SAW THIS NEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS MOVEMENT AT:

ncanenewyork.com
(from “The Black Arts Movement Revisited”

There were a number of great presentations, but absent from this “ revisiting” of the “Black Arts Movement” was the first nine years of activity that started in the Bronx in 1956 and quickly migrated to Harlem as it was influenced by the Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey as taught by Carlos A. Cooks and his African Nationalist Pioneer Movement (ANPM). The melding of Black political thought and the arts occurred during the Garvey years, but the contemporary movement that is widely thought of as the movement of the sixties, started in the summer of 1956, when seven young artists from the High School of Industrial Arts (SIA), now the School of Art & Design, Elombe Brath (Class of ’54), Kwame Brathwaite, Emilio Cruz, Andy Baron, and Frank Adu Robinson (Class of ’55) and Robert Gumbs and Bobby Diggs (Class of ’56) and several other young Bronxites, Al Young, Phillip Mungin, and the lone female, Shirley Anderson, all leaving their “doo woop” music past to graduate to more “progressive music”, before it was the “Boogie Down Bronx”, it was “The Be-Bop Bronx”). They began to embrace jazz and formed the Jazz-Art Society. Around about August 17, Marcus Garvey’s birthday, the Brathwaite’s started to draw close to the ANPM and the teachings of Garvey and African nationalism. (At this time in history, there was no other organization that had in its name “African Nationalist” or “African Nationalism” as its purpose. Elombe quickly moved to amend the name to African Jazz-Art Society, which met with opposition from some, but the militants prevailed.
Using their artistic and promotional talents, they began to utilize the teachings of the ANPM lectures at the ANPM headquarters, and the street speakers at the corner of 125th Street and 7th Avenue and translate it into a form that those who would pass the street speakers ladder without bothering to listen would more readily receive the same thoughts as it was repackaged and fed back to them in an artistic form. AJAS produced its first jazz concert on December 24, 1956 at Small’s Paradise, with Lou Donaldson and the Bill English Quartet and a group of young budding jazz artists, George Braith, Bobby Capers, Vinnie McEwen, Oliver Beener, Pete LaRoca, Ray Draper and others. During those days, when you had a dance or music event in Harlem, there would be a break and there would be a “floor show”, which usually was a “shake dancer” or stripper. Instead of following the “norm”, AJAS ventured to the north Bronx, to 2404 Barnes Avenue, where a young African dance group led by Tina Potter auditioned for them, and were quickly hired.
At that event, they had an art exhibition on the walls of Smalls, and one of the pieces was collected…not how we wanted. A Duke Ellington illustration by Elombe, created as an album cover design for his SIA graduating portfolio, just disappeared off the wall.
AJASS not only changed the model of club shows, but the graphic design of the advertising posters that announced the events. Prior to their artistic posters, events usually utilized block type, linotyped letterpress posters that left a lot to be desired. Designers, Elombe, Gumbs and then Milton Tuitt began to do layouts and designs for offset printing of the flyers and posters. They began politicizing the jazz artists, who were, although the great jazz stars of the day, were being underpaid and further disrespected in their accommodations and dressing room facilities, compared to the less capable and lesser known white musicians. AJAS used that formula until on August 17, 1961, at the Marcus Garvey Birthday Celebration, when during one of the featured events, “The Miss Natural Standard of Beauty Contest”, (a contest that was held every Garvey Day since 1942, one year after the founding of the ANPM, and two years after Garvey’s death), a young lady, named Clara Lewis – extremely Black and beautiful, won the title. The contest, in which the girls competed without make up and were required to washout any chemicals so that there hair was in its natural state, also asked the contestants questions on racial history, racial pride and tested how they thought about their people. The AJAS members had observed this contest year after year, and saw that by the time that the winner came to receive her $100 prize at the next Sunday night meeting, their hair was straightened again, since they didn’t feel that they could go to school or work without straightening it. Elombe decided that we would put together a fashion show that would promote the natural beauty of our women. AJAS approached fellow promoter, Jimmy Abu, who was a male model, drummer and top-notch trainer of models, and AJAS began to recruit young ladies to train as for the group. AJAS moved its meetings from the Brathwaite basement in the Bronx, to a space they rented next to the Apollo Theatre, on October 1, 1961, and amended their name to the African Jazz-Art Society & Studios, adding art production, photo studio and rehearsal space and became AJASS. They devised a show which they called “Naturally ’62: The Original African Coiffure and Fashion Extravaganza Designed to Restore Our Racial Pride and Standards ”, with the first show held at Harlem’s Purple Manor on January 28, 1962. The goal of the show was to prove to the world that “Black Is Beautiful.”
The first show starred Abbey Lincoln as guest singer and commentator for the show, and famed jazz drummer, Max Roach as Abbey’s accompanist on piano, Oluoju and Her Souls of the Earth African Dancers and Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers band (who was the house band that offered us the space) and Jomo Logan providing some additional commentary on the African fashions.
While promoting the show, the comments were mixed. One “brother” told Elombe, “you mean you’re gonna put some nappy headed Black ‘bitches’ on stage to model? I’m gonna be right there in the first row laughing.”. Elombe just replied, just buy a ticket and come to the show.
The day of the show, the house was packed and people that couldn’t get in lingered outside. The show featured Clara Lewis, Black Rose, Nomsa White (now Brath), Priscilla Bardonille, Wanda Sims, Marie Toussaint, Esther Davenport and Beatrice Cranston, and male models Jimmy Abu, and Frank Adu, and actor Gus Williams opening the show with the models as he recited Marcus Garvey’s poem “Black Woman”. The show drew a standing applause and when the show was over and we looked outside, the crowd that couldn’t get in, was still there. We cleaned up the space and gave a second show that same day. The show was such a success, it inspired all of us and we planned for a follow-up show at a larger venue.
By now the word had gotten out, and people in the community were taking sides, pro and con. Some of the Harlem beauticians were up in arms, saying that the trend, if allowed to take hold, would take away a lot of their business. We booked a ballroom on 125th Street called the Sunset Terrace Ballroom for a follow-up show.. If memory serves me right, this would be the first event at the newly renovated space.
Ticket sales were brisk for the new date, April 1, 1962, and we were sold out before the show. The morning of the show, we got a call from Jimmy Abu who was in Harlem and he told us that “the ballroom is on fire” and the firemen were chopping the place up. We rushed to the scene on this rainy “April Fools Day” and sure enough, the place was destroyed.. Not to be outdone, I went to, first the Hotel Theresa, at 125th & 7th, which had a top floor ballroom and inquired, but to no avail, the room was booked. I went to the Celebrity Club, further east on 125th, which was also booked. I rushed up to Small’s Paradise, the venue of our first show eight years earlier, and asked what was going on in the ballroom that evening. They said “nothing” and I said I wanted to book it. They asked, “for when?” I said “for today!”. They freaked out. I, being the treasurer, had the receipts for the sold out event with me, and paid them on the spot. We stationed someone outside the burned out ballroom and someone on the phones at our studios as the phone kept ringing with people thinking the fire story was an “April Fool” joke.
As people came in cabs to the Sunset Terrace we told them, “don’t turn off the meter, go to Smalls. Miraculously we started the event only about one-half hour late, as the crowd came to the new location, in the pouring rain and our “fired up” crew gave a show even greater than we had expected. By now we had added some satirical skits, “Fantasy in a Barber Shop” being one of them, where actor David K Ward comes into the barber shop to get his hair “conked”, i.e. straightened. This pantomimed skit was hilarious and thus we successfully combined, art, music, fashions, dance, acting, poetry and comedy into political “edutainment”. We named the models, The Grandassa Models, the name Grandassa taken from Grandassaland, one of the many names for Africa before the time of the great erosion, when the continents of Africa and Asia split. This was 1962 and a movement encompassing all of the arts had begun. AJASS and the Grandassa Models, and the AJASS Repertory Theatre Company, (later to be renamed the AJASS Griots) formed a production that began to play various New York venues before taking to the road. The Sunset Terrace was never rebuilt and nothing took place on that site until last year when a new structure was erected.
We played the Fez Ballroom in Brooklyn, the “It’s Time” Concert with Max Roach Orchestra and Chorus with Abbey Lincoln, and Coldridge Perkinson conducting in a benefit show trying to save a Black private hospital, the Mount Morris Park Hospital, and began looking for larger ballrooms. The cry “Black Is Beautiful” began to be heard throughout the city.
During their travels, Max and Abbey contacted progressive brothers and sisters in Detroit and Chicago and helped us book the show in those cities. We arranged a show in New York at The Audubon Ballroom for January 17, and shows in Chicago at Roberts Show Club on February 22 and one at Mr Kelly’s in Detroit on February 23, 1963, and took the show on the road. In Detroit, LeRoy Mitchell and Omar Shabazz, two art students at Wayne State University, were absolutely fabulous. They decorated Mr. Kelly’s with replicas of the Grandassa Model logo, a silhouetted black head in profile, with a Nefertitti-like hairstyle. Both Mitchell and Shabazz went to live and teach in Ghana.
In Chicago, the beauticians were far more progressive than those in Harlem. I went to Chicago after our January Show, to promote the upcoming event. Beauticians invited me to come to a beauty school and show the slides of the shows and the hairstyles, and they began to add our natural hairstyles to the hairstyles that they offered. I received such a welcome, and help from all areas of the Black community. I even went into bars and was allowed to set up my slide projector and show images of the shows and the models, fashions and hairstyles. I would never had the opportunity to do that even in our home base in Harlem.
I had met a photographer in New York at the Randall’s Island Jazz Festival in 1959 or 60, when we both were photographing the festival. He was from Chicago. His name was Funde Abernathy. I remembered that I had his card, and dug it out before going to Chicago. When I contacted him, he informed me that his father had a cab company, the Abernathy Cabs, and they put cars at my disposal, often at no charge for the time that I was out there. Funde later came to Harlem in about 1965, when Amiri Baraka came to Harlem and formed the Black Arts Repertory Theatre. With him came several white women from the village. They were quickly run out of Harlem by the sisters.
Needless to say, both shows were successes, but sparked more controversy. That was the first of our road shows, that later took us to Lincoln University where a Black student group which included by Sam Anderson and Gloria Dulan-Wilson; Cornell University where Brother Makaza (a.k.a. Herbert Callendar) sponsored the show; North Babaylon for the National Council of Negro Women, among other places, spreading the nationalism and art that traversed the globe.
In 1963, Herbert Manangatheri, an editor of eleven African newspapers and African Parade Magazine, publications that were printed and distributed in the still colonized countries then known as Northern and Southern Rhodesia (Zambia and Zimbabwe) and some neighboring territories, visited our 125th Street studios with Max and Abbey. He interviewed us and I gave him photos of the Grandassa Models and some of our brochures and press material. Soon after he ran three successive cover stories in African Parade Magazine about the show, the first and third of the issues featured Grandassa Models on the cover, and the issue in-between them featured Abbey Lincoln on the inside cover. We read an article describing how they copied the show in Lusaka (Zambia), and a campaign began to replace the images that were coming from what they saw from Black publications in the US, that featured Black women wearing blonde and red wigs, “candy” lipstick and “hot pants”, with a natural image like the Grandassa Models and our African fashions. In the magazine they reported that bands of Black youth were snatching wigs off of the heads of the African girls that were adopting what we called the “Congo Blondes and Zulu Redhead” styles, and wiping their lipstick off with sandpaper.
In 1963, AJASS formed The Black Standard Publishing Company, which created two publications, The Naturally ’63 Portfolio and the now collector’s item, “Color Us Cullud: The Official American Negro Coloring Book”, written and illustrated by Elombe Brath. The book targeted the weaknesses of the civil “rites” movement and their non-violent, turn the other cheek, integrationist policies. The last thing that Malcolm X said to me directly was “tell your brother he’s a genius”, referring to Elombe’s analysis in the book, of the ban that Malcolm was under and the source of the problem.
Abby performed with us until the fall of ’64 when she left to go to Hollywood to star with Ivan Dixon in “Nothing But A Man” one of the most important Black films of all time. By then, with her and Max’ help, the production had been so popular we were able to dare book the largest ballroom in Harlem, Rockland Palace which held 4,200 people. We set is our shows banquet style, to seat 1,500 or so people and used the rest of the floor for our show. We packed it each time through Naturally ’78, performing usually two large shows in New York each year, while AJASS produced other theatre productions, “Caste Life Revue” and “A Portrait of Patrice Lumumba”. The “Naturally” shows drew many of the top artists. Even Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba came to one of the events together.
This year, AJASS is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Naturally shows alone lasted 16 years, and AJASS nine years before and the Black Arts Repertory Theatre was formed in Harlem, and eleven years after they left. They, Baraka, Larry Neal, Ed Bullins, et.al, did some great work in the short time that they were in Harlem, but an honest review of the record should reflect the true history of the Black Arts Movement from AJASS, to The 20th Century Art Creators (1964), which became the Weusi Nuymba ya Sanaa (Swahili for “House of Black Art”), 1965 and now celebrating their 41st anniversary – all before the arrival of Baraka’s Black Arts Repertory Company. They started the outdoor art shows in Harlem. Likewise the Benin Gallery and Grinnell Gallery get no mention in these scholarly meetings which compromises their accuracy.
At the colloquium and in most of the writings on the “Black Arts Movement”, “Black Is Beautiful” is mentioned in passing, but no one mentions its importance or how it started or when it was born. We can assure you that it was not like Topsy in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. When she was asked when she was born, she answered, “I wasn’t born…I just grew up”
Article & photos © by Kwame Brathwaite

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IBALOPO OBINRIN SOBINRIN NI ORILE EDE NAIJIRIA IYALENU EETIRI!

December 15, 2006

— Lati Tiwantiwa@yahoogroups.co.uk, “Iyaafin Yeye Akilimali Funua
Olade” so:

IBALOPO OBINRIN SOBINRIN NI ORILE EDE NAIJIRIA IYALENU EETIRI
Lati Owo Iyaafin Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade
Akoko iru e lati The Sun Newspaper Thursday Nov. 27 2003 Pg 39

Ni ti temi mo ni igbagbo wipe ojise olorun chris okotie ni o to
gbangba sun loye ni ode oni (mmo fe kio di mimo wipe emi kii se omo
ijo re, ile isisn miran ni mo nlo) kin ni obi oro yii? Emi alawo
dudu
tii se omo bibi orile ede Amerika tio yan orile ede Naijiria laayo
bi
ilu abinibi re lati bii odun meedogbon. Nitori ohun nikan ni ogun
nagbongbo ojise olorun tio tako atankale asakasa ibalopo laarin
okunrin si okunrin ni orile ede yii. Ojise olorun yii, ni o se ikilo
fun wa ni odun 2002 wipe “ibalopo okunrin sokunrin tin gbogbo
kaakiri’ (Ninu iwe iroyin The new Treasure Magazin ni ojo
kokanlelogun titide ikerindinlogun (odun Alumoni) tio jade ninu osu
agemo ni oju ewe kewa de ikeedogun. Bakanna ninu iwe re The Last
Outcast Ojise Olorun yii kan na ni won so fun mi pe ni igb ekeji
tio
se tako ibalopo laarin obinrin sobinrin gegebi ohun ija esu adun
koko
moni.

Pupo omo orile ede yii ti mo ba fi oro jomitoro oro lori iwa ibaje
ko
tile ni igbagbo wipe asakasa yii nbe lawujo wa latari wipe awon
alawo
funfun nikan ni ibaje yi gbewo bi ewu. Sugbon iwakiwa yii n se jamba
gbemigbemi fun opolopo idi le le yi ti igbehin re silee so gbogbo
awon orile ede wa si oko iparun.
“Orisirisi awon iwe iroyin wa gbogbo ni onse afihan asa buburu yii
bere latori iwe iroyin Fame okiki ojo ojo kerin osu owada (Sept.) ni
odun 2002 pelu akole “Lesbian in Lagos State house (Ibalopo Obinrin
sobinrin ni ilu eko.
Bakanna iwe ikroyi City People (olaju Eniyan) ti ojo keedogun osun
sawere (October) ni odun 2003 pelu akole “Abuja Lesbians Forum Club”
(Alabanilopo laarin obinrin sobinrinAbuja da egbe sile) Eyi si je
ategun fun awon olori ile iwe giga lobinrin lati maafa awon akeko
won
obinrin sinu egbe yii. Iroyin yii jeyo ninu iwe iroyin Sunday
Vanguard to ojo keedogun osu okudu ti odun2003 ni oju ewe
kejilelogun
titi de ikefalelogun (June 15, 2003 P22-23) lati mu iwa ibaje yi wa
sopin ni akoko gbogbo.
Obinrin orile ede yii gbodo doju ija ko iwakiwa yii pelu orisirisi
ona bii adura gbigba gbogbo idile, Ile Iwe papa julo ile iwe
onibagbe
akeko, ipade oluko ati awon obi ati awon omo ile ijosin gbogbo
musulumi ati awon omolehin jesu gbogbo ni Atari wipe iwakiwa yii le
bi orile ede yi wo patapata nipase awon omo wa.

Gbogbo iya gbodo mu eko nipa ibalopo ni okunkundun fun awon omo
won “o gbodo je mimo fun awon omo wa wipe mimo ni eya abe won eyi ti
enikeni ko gbodo se oun kohun pelu je.
Kinidi? Idi eyi ni wipe awon ogo were ode oni awon ore, oga, ati
alabagbe won fa si inu iwakiwa yii (Fun apere iwe iroyin city people
ojo keedogun osu okudu ti odun 2003 ni oju ewe kerinla) se afihan bi
omo odun mefa se di ara awon oniwakuwa yi pelu akole “How I became a
homosexual” (Bi mo se di alabalopookunrin sokunrin)
Gbogbo onise iroyin ni orile ede yii gbogbo gbaradi lati maa tu
asiri
opolopo awon iwakiwa yii awon naa si gbodo gbogun ti iwa ibaje yii
lati lodi si wiwa enikeji fun awon oniwakiwa yii nipase iwe iroyin.

Idun koko moni iwakiwa yii tile poju to aarun Ibalopo kogboogun
AIDS
Ni ayaba omo odun metadinlogbon kan ti ao so siwaju wipe iwakiwa yii
nda abo bo oun lati ma ko arun kogboogun nii AIDS E je kia kilo fun
wipe gbogbo ibalopo laarin eleya ara kanna nipase atenubonu ma nse
okunfa arun kogbogun AIDS ni kiakia ati pelu irorun fun ore at ebi
ti
e ba ka iwakiwa yii mo lowo, e gbodo gba adura fun gidigidi lehin
opolopo ibawi, kie si mu iru eni bee lo si iwaju awon eni olorun fun
itusile ninu igbekun iwakiwa yi.
Awon oyinbo alawo funfun tile ma npa iro funfun wipe abimo ni iwa yi
je fun awon eniyan kan. Ogoro eniyan n wu iwakiwa yii ni ipase olaju
ati idaamu okan tin se adina gboku fun igbogun ti iwakiwa yii.
Iwakiwa le di ohun igbagbe pelu adura ati ohun ija lati inu emi. Eyi
ni ona kan soso gege bi ose ti awon ese nlanla tio ku. Ibalopo
Okunrin si Okunrin yii je nkan to lewu pupo gege bi “se”
Gbogbo iwe ijoba ati adani gbodo ko awon akeko won lati lodi si iwa
yi. Won gbodo se ofintoto lati mu iwakiwa yii laarin ile-iwe ati
ibugbe awon akeeko wa gbogbo.

Ni ipari, mo gbagbo wipe isoro ti n koju ebi gbogbo ni orile ede yii
ni ibalopo Obinrin sobinrin. Emu wa si Ero oko tio fe iyawo ti nwu
iwakiwa yii pelu ore re laihan si oko re (ti o n kigbe wipe kosi
okunrin ti loe temi lorun) Iru aya wo ni eyi je, Iru iyawo wo ni yio
ya? Nje koni mo ko awon omo re ni iwakiwa yi pelu apeere eyi ti asa
ati ise ile alawodudu ko fowo si.

Olorun nife orile ede yii. Olorun nikan ati adura gbogbo eniyan
orile
ede yii ati atunbi awon tio ti se agbako iwakiwa yii nikan lole gba
orile ede yi lowo idaamu apanirun igbehin yi, mo joko nile itawe
omolehin Jesun kan ni Ibadan tio nta nkan mimu ibile kan ti a pe ni
zobo bakanna ni bi mo ti gbadun oun mimu yi ni mo sa deede ri iwe
iroyin awon kirisitieni (Family Encounters) kan pelu akole
yii ” Ibalopo Obinrinsobinrin ni ibi gbogo wan”
“Lakiriboto go de”. Obi gbodo Ji giri.
Mon sokun bi mo ti nka Ibalopo aileto yii pelu eto ni ile iwe
alakobere ati giga pelu iranlowo awon oluko koda ni igbamiran pelu
olori ile iwe ni pa mimu awon omo kekere wo egbe buburu yii
lorekore.
Awa iya orile ede yii gbodo ji giri si ija ati wa egbo dekun fun
iwakiwa yii, eyi ti o mo ju ninu awon ogun mimo lati da aabo to peye
bo awon ogo were wa.

BLACKTOWN.NET-ANGRY BLACK MEN AT SISTERS WHITE ACTIONS!

December 15, 2006

THE CRUCIFIXION OF THE BLACKMAN IS THE ONLY STORY THAT NEEDS TO BE PREACHED IN THE BLACK CHURCH ON SUNDAYS; AND NOT THAT 2000 YEAR OLD MYTH ABOUT A WHITE JESUS!!!

AMEN!!!

THIS IS A REAL CRUCIFIXION…
First the white lynch mob would advertise that there will be a lynching of a blackman to attract a large crowd.

Then the black man will be put on display to arouse excitement, suspense and awe.

As the crowd grows large they start screaming for his blood.

Then the crowd may be allowed to walk past the blackman while they spit on him and throw rocks and bricks at him.

Then he is slowly cut up, beginning with his ears and fingers. These will be sold later and passed around as souvenirs or trophies.

Then his penis is cut off and put in a jar for everyone to look at.

Finally, the black man will be either hung high in a tree for all to see, or he will be set on fire; and thereby ending his torture and agony!!!

In the late 1800s, in small western towns, white criminals were usually lynched as a form of punishment and criminal justice; but during the 1920s, public lynchings of innocent blackmen were considered entertainment and were the modern equivalent of the popular Jerry Springer show; or a socalled radio shock jock!!! They happened every weekend and is where the word PICNIC comes from:

PICK-A-NIGGA

Apparently, celebrity comedian Bill Cosby has totally forgotten how black people have suffered for many generations at the direct hands of white racists like the ones in the picture above.

Mr. Cosby seems to think that money and integration will instantly solve hundreds of years of it being illegal for blacks to learn how to read write; or even to speak decent English.

During slavery and segregation, blacks were not even allowed to act like they had an education and had to “play dumb” in order to avoid insulting whites. Blacks could not look whites in the face nor even walk on the side walk; but had to walk around whites.

The classic movie Night John does an excellent job of showing this.

So, it is no coincidence that Bill Cosby

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NO FEMINIST WOMEN ALLOWED!!!

BLACK MEN, ARE YOU EMBARRASSED AND IN DENIAL OF WHAT SLAVERY HAS TURNED YOU INTO???

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE PRICE OF FREEDOM???

STOP LOOKING AT “VIRTUAL” WOMEN (PORN) ON YOUR COMPUTER AND LEARN TO CLAIM, TAME AND TRAIN THE BLACK WOMAN TO BE YOUR QUEEN ONCE AGAIN.

IT’S 2005; THE MILLION MAN MARCH WAS TEN YEARS AGO, DAMMIT!!!

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…EXPOSING THE FEMINIST CONSPIRACY TO TRICK BLACKWOMEN INTO HATING BLACKMEN!!!

That white baby will grow up and “own” that blackwoman the same way someone might own a set of tools, or clothing. Blacks were literal property; from birth to death!!!
Black women have totally forgotten what slavery was all about.
Black women have forgotten how she was forced to forsake nurturing and nourishing her own black children, and instead give white children her own breast milk!!!!

This type of slave was called a mammy. And it has often been said that the reason talk show host Oprah Winfrey is so successful is because she used the old fashion formula of being a mammy for whites.

When blackwomen were recruited into the white Feminist movement in the 1970s, she was once again expected to be the doting, nurturing mammy who would accomadate whites every need and forsake serving the needs of her own men and boys!!!

WHEN WILL BLACKWOMEN SERVE HER OWN RACE??

WHEN WILL BLACKWOMEN WAKE UP???

…WHEN WE BLACKMEN WAKE HER UP!!!!!

AMEN!!!

Black women have SOLD OUT…

Blackmen invented the afro,
but black women wanted to look white!!!

YES, BLACKWOMEN HAVE
SOLD OUT HER RACE!!!

THE EVIDENCE OF BLACKWOMEN’S TREASON TO BLACKMEN AND THE BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL MOVEMENT IS AS OBVIOUS AS THE COLOR OF HER FAKE BLONDE HAIR!!!

BLACKWOMEN SPEND BILLIONS TRYING TO LOOK LIKE A WHITE WOMAN!! YET, IT WAS BLACKMEN WHO INVENTED THE AFRO FOR HER TO WEAR!!!

BLACKWOMEN ARE THE ONES RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING BLACK SELF HATRED ALIVE!!!

ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT IT WAS BLACKWOMEN WHO RAN OFF WITH WHITE FEMINIST WOMEN; NOT BLACKMEN!!!

AMEN!!!

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Hair weaves like Europeans!!!
Fake nails done by Koreans…

No one can deny that blackwomen spend lots of money and lots of time on their hair. It is becoming very obvious that blackwomen spend their money on the wrong things.

The 1970s Women’s Liberation movement did indeed give blackwomen the freedom they asked for, but now she is lost like the little girl in the Wizard of Oz.

Blackwomen have failed to realize: FREEDOM AIN’T FREE!!!

Blacktown.net is not afraid of exposing the truth of how black Feminists have made a total mockery out of the blackman and the black race in general. And the fact that blackmen won’t seek to put the blackwoman back in her proper place is proof of how much of a chump the Feminists have turned him into. And the jails are overcrowded with blackmen who are chumps and sissies; LITERALLY!!! AND IT IS ALL BLACKWOMEN’S FAULT!!! TOTALLY!!!

Instead of making the racist Koreans rich, black women should be building a black nation for her sons to inherit!!!

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Hair weaves like Europeans,
fake nails done by Koreans…

Blackwomen have fallen…

Blackwomen have fallen from her former glory and greatness as a powerful Queen!!!
Once upon a time, black women were Queens and knew exactly how to rule a nation. She knew how to govern and plot strategy for her people.

But now we see that blackwomen have done nothing to attain her former glory as a Queen; nor does she want the blackman (her own sons) to attain his former glory as a mighty King and fearless warrior. She contradicts his every move!!! Now, many blackmen don’t know a good black woman when he sees one. Thus, the cycle of heartbreat and social problems continues!!!

Although there are a few good blackwomen who are ready to serve a good black King, the white lesbian Feminists have taught blackwomen that blackmen are her competition, and to contradict his every edict and commandment; EVEN HER OWN SONS!!!

EVE DID ADAM THE SAME WAY;
THEN CAIN KILLED ABLE!!!!

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During the early 1970s, afro wearing actress Pam Grier was the epitome and the embodiment of the new black beauty standard that black men created during the 1960’s Black Power and Black Is Beautiful era. Pam Grier was like a black version of Marilyn Monroe.
The beautiful Pam Grier symbolized that black women were totally united with blackmen in the stuggle and “revolution” for dignity and black pride. And the fact that hollywood made movies with the afro wearing Pam Grier demonstrated how effective the growing crusade of Black Power was!!!! (Although the movies were considered socalled, black explotation!!!)

The song, Say It Loud I’m Black And I’m Proud by James Brown also typifies and summarizes the mood and attitude of black pride during the 1960s era.

But inspite of all of this glorious achievement, black women deserted this growing movement and joined onto the white Feminist Revolution!!! Then, all of sudden, blackwomen began to preach and practice “gender pride” instead of “race pride”. And no one can deny this historical fact.

THUS, BLACKWOMEN WERE THE FIRST TO RUN OFF WITH WITH WHITE WOMEN; NOT BLACK MEN!!! AMEN!!!

IT WAS AN ACT OF ABSOLUTE TREASON FOR BLACKWOMEN TO ACCEPT GENDER PRIDE OVER RACE PRIDE!!!

AND HER TREASON HAS CONTINUED INTO THE YEAR 2000 AND BEYOND…

BLACK WOMEN OWE BLACKMEN AN APOLOGY!!!

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JESUS CHRIST WAS BLACK!:WHITE STUDENT’S TERM PAPER PROVES IT ALSO!

December 11, 2006

Term Paper: November 1998 for class:
The Black Presence in the Old Testament
Interdenominational Theological Center Which of the Twelve Tribes
of Israel was Black?

QUESTION ASSIGNED:

(1) Trace the lineage of Jesus from Noah to Jesus
(2) Outlining the Black presence in the line.
(3) Give geographical significance to the origin of people – color and ethnicity.
(4) Include in your paper a theological reflection on what God was doing.

Length: 5-6 pages, double-spaced, plus bibliography

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SOME PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
In ancient times, including Jesus’ time, the Arabian peninsula was considered part of what we now call Africa, not “the Near East” or “the Middle East”.

Americans and modern Europeans tend to think of a genealogy as a simple chronological list of ancestors and descendants; hence, many skeptics are quick to point out omissions in biblical genealogies and claim those are “proof” that the Bible is not reliable.

It is important to note that in ancient times genealogies were not always simple “family histories”. They served numerous purposes, e.g.:
The segmented genealogy describes more than one line of descent from an ancestor. It charts alliances among peoples and may serve a variety of different functions in the areas of confederations, intermarriage, habitations, possessions of land, and war.

Segmented genealogies were used for domestic purposes by mirroring changes in the society, and for religious reasons related to celebrating some festival. They were also used for political and legal purposes revealing ethnic alliances. Since the group was more socially powerful than the individual, relationship to the group enhanced one’s social power. This made ethnic relationships essential for effectuating treaties and alliances. Thus, family tree records were pressed into the service of explaining the social and political relationships needed to defend and maintain the survival of the people.

McCray, Vol 2. pp 32-33

I do not claim to be an expert on this topic, nor does this paper purport to be an exhaustive treatise on this subject. The main reasons I put the paper (slightly modified) on the site are:

Most English-language information on Christianity gives the false subliminal impression that Jesus was a dark-haired Anglo, (an American term referring to Caucasian Americans of generally northern European heritage, e.g., English, German, etc. “Anglo” is a term of ethnicity not race. It is a narrower term than “white” or “Caucasian”. For instance, medium-dark skinned persons from India, Pakistan, etc., are definitely Caucasian but would not be considered Anglo.)

Christianity is frequently portrayed as “the White Man’s religion”. The truth is that most of the people in the Bible were people of color (i.e., not “Anglo”): Semitics, blacks, and Mediterranean, e.g., Romans.

I spent a lot of time researching and writing this (about 30 hours), because so little material is available.

Very little information is readily available in print.

Virtually all the printed works on this topic are very biased: American and European biblical scholars like to pretend that Jesus was Anglo, and black Bible scholars who write on this topic give the impression that everybody in the Bible was dark black with pronounced negro features.

Like most Anglos, I was quite surprised to find out that Jesus does have black ancestry.

I know it’ll really bug a lot of Anglos who feel superior to people of color because “Jesus was white.” (i.e., Anglo).

(Incidentally, since I know people will wonder . . . I’m half German and half Italian. I attend a Protestant black church and also a congregation of Messianic Jewish and gentile believers because those are where the Lord led me.)

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THE ORIGIN OF MANKIND AFTER THE FLOOD
According to Genesis 9:19 and the Table of Nations in Genesis 10, all mankind is descended from the three sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

The descendants of Japheth, the youngest son, settled in Anatolia, modern Turkey, and from there moved into the Caucasus mountains of Western Russia and from there settled Europe and Russia. They are the ancestors of the Caucasian peoples. Their main impact on Israel was through the Persians, the Greeks and the Romans.

Ham’s descendants became the various black peoples who settled the African continent and parts of the Arabian peninsula. His sons were Cush, whose descendants settled in Ethiopia, Mizraim, whose descendants settled in Egypt, Put, whose descendants settled in Libya, and Canaan, whose descendants settled in Palestine and founded the cities of Sidon, Tyre and Carthage and, among others, were the ancestors of the Phoenicians.

Collectively, in ancient times the descendants of Cush formed a large ethnic group and were the main populace of the Cushite Empire, which extended from present-day western Libya to Ethiopia and Nubia, south of Egypt, all of present-day Egypt, and the Arabian peninsula into the mountains of Turkey. They spoke a variety of languages and had skin pigmentation ranging from dark black to medium brown.

One of Cush’s sons was Nimrod, founder of Babylon, Akkad, Assyria and Nineveh, several of early mankind’s most powerful nations and cities. Their languages are generally referred to as belonging to the Western Semitic group, although they actually are Hamitic.

Mizraim’s descendants became the Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, Pathrusim, and Casluhim [Philistines]. According to the Jewish-Roman historian Flavius Josephus, most of these peoples were destroyed in the Ethiopic Wars.

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THE MYTHICAL ‘CURSE OF HAM’ AND THE ACTUAL CURSE OF CANAAN
It is often claimed that the black race resulted from a curse that Noah placed on his son Ham because Noah became drunk with wine and Ham “looked upon his father’s nakedness.” Some scholars interpret this as a euphemism and believe that Ham had homosexual intercourse with his father; others believe the reason for the curse was the disgrace Ham caused by telling others. The claim is that the curse turned Ham black on the spot. In any event, Genesis 9:25-27 records that in fact Noah cursed Ham’s youngest son, Canaan, not Ham: [25] he said, “Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers.” [26] He also said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. [27] May God extend the territory of Japheth; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave.”

Canaan’s descendants founded Sidon and, among others, were the ancestors of the Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. There is ample historical evidence that indeed they were cursed with moral depravity including temple prostitutes and human sacrifice. One scholar, Lenormant, said of the Canaanite religion: “No other people ever rivaled them in the mixture of bloodshed and debauchery with which they thought to honor the Deity.” (per Summary of Near Eastern History, cited below.)

Shem’s descendants became the Semitic peoples who settled parts of the Arabian Peninsula, including what is now Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, Israel, and Lebanon. They were of a generally medium-brown complexion with facial features roughly mid-way between typical negro and typical Caucasian and the languages they spoke included Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic, Jesus’ native language.

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THE LINEAGE OF JESUS FROM NOAH
Jesus descended from the line of Shem; His lineage from Noah through Abraham is shown in Genesis 11:10-27 and Luke 3:34-38: Noah, Shem, Arphaxad, Cainan, Salah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, Abram a.k.a Abraham.

Jesus’ lineage from Abraham through David is shown in Matthew 1 and Luke 3: Matt 1:[2] Abraham, of Ur of the Chaldees & Sarah, Isaac & Rebekah, Jacob & Leah, [3] Judah & Tamar [Canaanite ?], Perez, Hezron, [4] Ram, Amminadab, Nahshon, [5] Salmon & Rahab [Canaanite], Boaz & Ruth [Moabite], Obed, [6] Jesse, David & Bethsheba, who probably was a non-Hamitic Hittite **. (Moabites were Semitic — descendants of Abraham’s nephew Lot; see Genesis 20:36-37.)

(**Note: This page used to say that, historically, there are two unrelated peoples called “Hittites” — one descended from Ham, (Hamitic) and one from Japheth and the Japheth group were Caucasian. Having researched this further, I don’t think that is correct. The Hittites are among the oldest of the Indo-European peoples. They are Japhethic, not Hamitic. This site has information on the Hittites.)

Rahab was a contemporary of Joshua, successor to Moses. Seventy Israelites went into captivity in Egypt and during the 400 years the Israelites were in captivity in Egypt they and their descendants intermarried with non-Israelites. (The Israelites were in Egypt 430 years, 400 in captivity.) The group of over 600,000 men plus women and children that left Egypt under Moses was a “mixed multitude”. Ethnically, their ancestors were a combination of Hamitic Egyptians and Semitic Israelites. Although the Bible lays out Jesus’ ancestors through Shem, it does not mention that His ancestors’ would have had Hamitic blood from this intermixing, e.g. on their mothers’ sides.

Jesus’ human paternal genealogy after David, mainly as shown in Matthew is: [7] Solomon (1Ch 3:5), Rehoboam, Abijah, [8] Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, [9] Uzziah (Ahaziah 1Ch 3:11), Joash (1Ch3:11), Amaziah (1Ch3:12), Azariah (1Ch3:12), [Matt 9] Jotham, Ahaz, [10] Hezekiah, Manasseh, Amon, [11] Josiah, [12] Jeconiah, Shealtiel, [13] Zerubbabel, Abiud, Eliakim, [14] Azor, Zadok, Akim, [15] Eliud, Eleazar, Matthan, [16] Jacob, Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus.

Jesus’ maternal genealogy after David, as shown in Luke 3:23-31: Nathan (1Ch 3:5), Mattatha, Menna, [31] Melea, Eliakim, Jonam, Joseph, Judah, [30] Simeon, Levi, Matthat, Jorim, Eliezer, [29] Joshua, Er, Elmadam, Cosam, Addi, [28] Melki, Neri, Shealtiel, Zerubbabel, Rhesa, [27] Joanan, Joda, Josech, Semein, Mattathias, [26] Maath, Naggai, Esli, Nahum, Amos, [25] Mattathias, Joseph, Jannai, Melki, Levi, [24] Matthat, Heli, Joseph, Jesus.

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THE BLACK PRESENCE IN JESUS’ LINEAGE
Jesus’ male ancestors trace a line from Shem. However, ethnically and racially, they were mixed Semitic and Hamitic from the times spent in captivity in Egypt and Babylon.

Rahab and probably Tamar were Canaanites. Although Canaanites spoke a Semitic language, they were descendants of Ham through his son Canaan. Bethsheba, who had been the wife of Uriah the Hittite, probably was a Hamitic Hittite herself.

In the United States today the general view on whether someone is “black” is the One-Drop Rule — if a person has any black ancestors s/he is considered “black”, even with a clearly Anglo skin color, e.g., Mariah Carry, Vanessa L. Williams, LaToya Jackson. (cf., for example, The Politics of Egyptology and the History Kemet (Egypt))

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THE THEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE
In Old Testament times the first son had the right of preeminence, the right to inherit the best of what his father owned. As first-born son of Abraham, Shem and his descendants had that right. As first-born Son of Jehovah, Jesus has that right. In Ezekiel, e.g., 5:5-7 God condemns Israel, saying that it has been more unfaithful than the Gentiles. Yet Jesus was entitled to the best the Father had. During the period from Noah to the Cross, God was preparing for His only Son a worthy inheritance. Also, regarding Israel, God had covenanted with Abraham:

Genesis 17:7-8 “[7] I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. [8] The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”

It has also been noted:
The prophesy of the moral and spiritual history of the nations in Genesis 9 furnishes an indispensable introduction to the principle that underlies the table of the nations in Genesis 10. The principle is that in divine dealings the moral character of a thing cannot be understood unless its source is known. Israel was in God’s mind the medium of redemptive blessing to the world, and it was necessary for the nation to understand the source from which the various nations that surrounded her sprang, in order that she might have an insight into their character, thereby to guide her attitude and conduct toward them. This moral and spiritual principle underlying Genesis 10 makes it unique. (Summary of Near Eastern History by R.P. Nettelhorst, Chapter: “Prehistory: The Flood”, Quartz Hill School of Theology) [emphasis added]

God used the Hamitic descendants in Egypt and Babylon and the Japhethic descendants in Rome to train and castigate Israel, to “bring it through the fire” and “remove the dross”. (In metallurgy, certain metals are refined by melting them. Impurities rise to the top and are skimmed off. This layer of impurities is known as ‘dross’.)

God used the Shemitic and Japhethic descendants to fulfill Noah’s curse on Canaan and His promise to Abraham, giving the land of Canaan’s descendants to Israel and destroying the Phoenicians with Alexander the Great (Tyre) and Rome (Carthage).

At the Tower of Babel mankind tried to make itself great independent of God, so God confused man’s language. At Pentecost, God showed that men, even descendants of Canaan, can only be brought together in Him.

God used Jesus, a descendant of cursed Canaan, to redeem the Elect, showing that people need not be bound by generational curses if they trust and rely on God for deliverance.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY
Internet sources found by Altavista search on 11/17/98
Language: English
Search for: +Hamitic +Bible -WHS -~custance

Beyond the Flood
by Arlen L. Chitwood
The Lamp Broadcast, Inc., Norman, Okla. © 1996
http://www.gracenet.com/lamp/BYF4.html

Bibliophobe’s Guide to the Acts of the Apostles, The.
by S.N.Mousir-Harrison. ©:1997
Part Three – Regional witness: A God for all peoples.
http://www.mousir.u-net.com/christ/acts/acts3.htm

Black Presence in the Bible – Discovering the Black and African identity of Biblical Persons and Nations, The.
by Rev. Walter Arthur McCray
Black Light Fellowship, Chicago Illinois © 1990

Black Presence in the Bible and the Table of Nations Genesis 10:1-32, The.
Volume 2, Table of Nations
by Rev. Walter Arthur McCray
Black Light Fellowship, Chicago Illinois © 1990

(Note: McCray’s two books are both paperbacks and the covers look virtually identical. The only real difference on the covers is the background colors. At first glance, Volume 2 appears to be a ‘rehash’ of the first book, i.e., the author simply paraphrased his first book figuring he would sell more books. However, this is not the case. Each volume does cover different material, and anyone interested in this topic should buy both volumes. Most bookstores do not stock them. They can be ordered on-line from amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com)

Canaanite & Phoenician History & Culture
by Lilinah biti-Anat Copyright 1997
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/2938/histcult.html
(Main directory) Levantine and near Eastern Paganism
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/2938/templetoc.html

Curse of Ham: Capsule of Ancient History, The.
by Robert Brow
This article originally appeared in Christianity Today [October 26, 1973], pp. 8-10.
http://www.brow.on.ca/Articles/CurseHam.html

From Jerusalem — Pictures of a Black Jesus
by Moreijah Ben HaMelech a.k.a. Wesley B. Webster © 1997
African Israelite Information Center
http://www.jasperent.com/israel/blackjesus

Genesis Flood, the Biblical Record and its Scientific Implications, The.
Article: “Origin of Postdiluvian Civilizations”
by John C. Whitcomb and Henry M. Morris
P & R Publishing, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
http://www.csinfo.org/CivilizationsSt.htm

Hallmarks of High Civilization
by Gregory M. Gordon
Afro-American History I/hst 240, Fall 1998
http://www.clc.cc.il.us/home/soc460/HALLCIV3.htm

Index – The Table of Nations
by Bill Cooper
Part Two: the Lineage of Ham
http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/nation02.htm

Introduction to the Exodus: A Picture of the Plan of the Ages, An.
Brother James Parkinson
International Convention of Bible Students — Miskolc, Hungary
http://www.biblestudents.xentec.com/hungary98/presentation_two.htm

Pastoral Theology 601 Unit 1 (“Sacred Words”) / Lesson 5 (The Torah)
(author not specified) on-line course materials, Culdee College
http://www.culdee.org/college/cac/course/602-1-5.htm

Politics of Egyptology and the History Kemet (Egypt), The.
by Gregory M. Gordon, History Professor,
College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL U.S.A.
(12 Sept 1998)
http://www.clc.cc.il.us/home/soc460/KEMET1.HTM

Original Black Ethiopia Israelites (author not identified)
http://www.webcom.com/nattyreb/rastafari/blackisrael.html

Repopulation after the Flood
Christian Network: The Ben Crick Files
http://www.cnetwork.co.uk/cr2.htm

Roots of the Nations, The
Chapter 3: The Descendants of Ham
Arthur C. Custance, PhD.
The Arthur C. Custance Library (downloadable)
http://www.custance.org/noah/ch3h.html

Summary of Near Eastern History
by R.P. Nettelhorst
Chapter: “Prehistory: The Flood”
Quartz Hill School of Theology, 43543 51st Street West – Quartz Hill, CA 93536
http://www.theology.edu/prehist2.htm

Summary of North African History, 1000 B.C. – A.D. 630, A.
by Dr. Robert A. Hess, Messiah College
http://www.messiah.edu/hpages/facstaff/hess/aawfeb9.htm

This Land is Mine
Abridged from the booklet of the same name by the Chicago Bible Students
http://www.heraldmag.org/96ja_4.htm

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