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Black Like The Ancient Europeans: The Black (First) Europeans
Posted in Rastas, Articles by Don Jaide on April 1, 2006.
BLACK LIKE THE FIRST EUROPEANS
The first people of Europe were prehistoric Africans. They lived mostly in the southern parts of Europe, and created many paintings and cave art throughout the region.
Pretentious scholars struggling with their self-inflicted racist diseases attach ill-fitting names to the first peoples of Europe. They call them funny names like Neanderthals, Paleolithic men, Mesolithic or Neolithic, Cro-Magnons, Grimaldi, Aurignicians, in a desperate bid to hide the cultural and historical identity of those people.
It is generally conceded by those scholars however, that the African people were the bearers of the first substantive elements of culture into the European continent.
Many thousands of years before the rise of the current pale tribes of Europe, an Afrocoid people known as the Grimaldi people, established the Aurignacian cultures. These people were anatomically modern human beings of the West African typology. They brought the first indications of cultural thoughts and rites into Europe.
The Grimaldi were Black Africans with very little body hair, black and smooth skin; they had the facial features typical of West African forest dwellers. They had kinky hair too. They arrived in Europe 40,000 to 50,000 years ago.
They ranged in height from tall to medium. Their culture had developed in Africa tens of thousands of years before they moved to Europe. It was called the Arugnician Culture. In 1994, scientists found corroborating evidence of stone and bone tools on the banks of the Semlike River in Zaire. They were finely crafted tools made between 75,000 to 100,000 years old long before modern humans migrated to Europe.
The Neanderthals non-modern human specie of man had left Africa early in time (80,000 years ago) and settled in central and southern Europe. It is speculated by bio-anthropologists that the genes of those Neanderthals are extensively sown in the modern European tribes of today.
The “Cro-Magnon,” people, late contemporaries and perhaps descendants of the Grimaldi people also existed in Central and Southern Europe many thousands of years after the Grimaldi Negroid had expanded to Europe but before the appearance of the pale version of Europe now known as Caucasians.
Actually, Caucasians as a race did not appear in Europe until about twenty to thirty thousand years after the arrival of the first Africans who by this very fact are the aboriginals of Europe.
WHENCE COMETH THE PALE ONE
There are many theories which seek to explain the reason for the switch in skin color of the Europeans. The theories proposed range from the Ice-Age effect theory, to those of miscegenation and others that suggest malnutrition. In all these theories lies the admission that the pale skin is a relatively recent genetic modification that occurred in originally Black Europe.
One of the more interesting propositions suggest that the change from black to pale Europe occurred as a result of miscegenation between the modern Africans arrivals in Europe and the primordial Neanderthal which had originally come from Africa. It should be noted that the primordial human Neanderthal (physiologically and intellectually) said to be among the ancestors of Europeans and Caucasians, also came from Africa to Europe about 80,000 years ago. Thus, the Neanderthal, which had apparently been forced to Eurpe from out of Africa, was also of the African genotype.
Some theories suggest that Neanderthals (who were originally black as all original Africans) later became pale-skinned and retained excessive body hair due to genetic selection responding to the need to adapt to the cold and darkness of Ice-Age Europe.
The modern day Europeans are the products of interbreeding between these mutated pale skin Neanderthals (i.e. mutated non modern-human Africa) and the later arriving modern black Africans of 40,000 -10,000 years ago i.e. the Grimaldis.
Warm blooded animals undergo de-pigmentation in the absence of light and warmth. If there were no Ice Age in Europe, the people would have remained Negroid/Black. Some of the darkest Africoid peoples still exist as the Australian Aborigines and Tasmanians. Their ancestors left Africa in the same waves as the Africans that went to Europe. It appears that of the anatomically modern human Africans who had migrated around the globe, those in the warmer southern climates retained their African pigmentation and those in the Northern climates lost theirs as a result of miscegenation with the pale skinned Neanderthals, who it should not be forgotten were originally of the African continent.
Ogu Eji Ofor Annu,
April 1, 2006
33 Responses “Black Like The Ancient Europeans: The Black (First) Europeans”
Tyree lindsley replied:
That was a great piece of my culture i knew nothing about thank you but my mind is still thristy
April 8th, 2006 at 9:34 am. Permalink.
April 26th, 2006 at 4:21 pm. Permalink.
Main stream science, huh? Isn’t that the same one that defined blacks as having the brain of apes? We refuse to refer to mainstream education. And if that is what you call education, well it is hight time the Negro got miseducated.
Now, for serious remark and work on the movement of blacks from Africa to the north during pre-historic time, please check with Paul Rivet, René Verneau, Henri Breuil, and Marcelin Boule… they have produced, in the early 20th century amazing works that support what the brother says…. But, they speak French… oops…. Maybe you should get some form of education… Pale Brother….
June 8th, 2006 at 9:11 am. Permalink.
Would you please be so kind and give book references for your argumentation? I would like read it up for myself and get more into detail.
There is another way to approach this subject of the original skin color of humanity. Biological Genetics. An internet search on the subject from any search engine will give you articles from many mainstream scientific publications. The Japanese seem to be doing most of the research. Even some of the more popular publicaitons such as NYTimes and Time magazine have carried articles on the subject of why some people are pigmented while others are not. Generally these articles do not comment on which came first melaninated or non-melanated people. It gives the facts, such as: Even the whitest of skin contains enough melanoocytes (epithellial cells able to produce melanin), that if activated; that white person would be as black as the blackest African. What is lacking in this white skinned person is a piece of genetic code that would enable the production of an enzyme that enables melanin production. Those cells are essentially switched off in the white-skinned individual. But they are there. Now, what does that say to the educated, mainstream individual?
And as far as Western power goes. Any lay-student of ancient history knows how cyclical these cultural-power reigns are. Look far enough back in history my friend and you will find that at one time, white skin was synonymous with the conditions of wretchedness, barbarism, ignorance, physical ugliness, and a host of other negatives.
June 21st, 2006 at 12:10 pm. Permalink.
Lauren Clark replied:
I am so glad that your website is doing this. I have taken great interest in studies such as this. I recently did a paper in one of my history classes on the African origins of China. I had so much genetic evidence. A lot of this evidence came from Chinese geneticists themselves who have proven that there is no way that early Chinese people looked the way they do now. Furthermore I also have citations and other evidence from Caucasian scholars from Harvard, Emory, and international schools in Russia, China and other places that I can not remember from the top of my head, but can supply upon request. I also would like to mention that Africa has been denied of the many contributions that it has given to the world, and ignorant racist people such as the skeptic are still trying to claim White supremacy. For him to say that the Egyptians are not Black shows his ignorance. I had an aunt who went to Egypt last summer to study. Not only did she find that the ancient Egyptians were Black, but when she went down to southern Eypt she saw the descendants of them. She even has pictures. The Blacks had been pushed down to the southern part where it is mainly a poor area. The genetic information has already proven that all races come from Black people, and that there was a migration from the African continent to other parts of the world that caused for the existance of other races. How do I know, well I am a sociology/anthropology, music, comparative women’s studies major, with a pre-med concentration. Yes I have three majors, in addition to three minors. I have been studying this area of history for many years. To your skeptic, I just want to say that there are many other people besides Runoko Rashidi who are acknowledging this-including prominent Caucaisian scholars such as the man who wrote the book Black Athena. I am not going to debate too long on this because many people in this society just don’t want to believe that Black people are a great people. As I stated before, if anyone would like to read my paper and the sources, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yes I am a young, Black woman and the true people of Israel-some who still live there today-were Black.
July 6th, 2006 at 3:12 pm. Permalink.
I would love to read your paper and check out your references.
July 6th, 2006 at 5:09 pm. Permalink.
Please don’t address any percentage of the black race. Black people aren’t envious. The only thing that would make us angry is the fact that an entire ancestrial race would attempt and enslave another race, a race that has nothing to do with them; never heard anything in history about Africans enslaving the entire white race all over the world. White skin is your skin and my brown/black skin is my skin. I think your people confuse the black communities’ anger for discourse of slavery with envy. You would be angry, if your people were suddenly snatched and enslaved against will. Don’t let the variety of skin color (really melanon in skin) boggle your mind. It shouldn’t be a mistery, if it is in you. If your cells that produce melanons were working or not dormant, you would be blacker than the blackest African and vise versa for other races. Wow, now isn’t that a fact?
July 8th, 2006 at 8:23 pm. Permalink.
just to put you straight, no malice intended, Evonne Goolagong, Anthony Mundine, and Kiri te Kanawa have not reverted to being white as you have indicated, but actually have a european parent/grandparent.
Ras Kule replied:
Enough with history. Blacks once ruled the world but they do not any more. blacks let us unite, enslave and kill these pale genetic mistakes of nature.
November 3rd, 2006 at 3:58 am. Permalink.
black is first replied:
The problem is that white people would love to keep black folks mind captured with slavery, text book history for all public schools. We are the originators of all things such as religion. Which has been copied by white people. Any race of people who will kill little black kids, hang,slave,rape black women, cut thier stomachs open and kill a unborn black baby,take our god and promise land, and thats all because of a holy skin tone white people can’t have. The point i’m making is black people are waking up from the dead and no matter what any body says about our culture,which was lost, but is being found. Deal with those facts and or better yet just ask the pope who prays to the black jesus and the black madonna behind close doors.
November 13th, 2006 at 12:16 pm. Permalink.
Chara Nyashia Sanjo replied:
The best website ever check it out
I think this is a great disscusion,I am a second year student who is a secondary ed history major. I plan on teaching in the public school system just because of myths and mistruths that I feel all people are learning in the U.S. This something I think all people should reasearch. It is said that blacks haven’t contributed many things to this country when in actuallity we have contributed almoast everything from the foundation of this country (be it through ancestry or slavery)to little things in everyday life like music. We as a people just want the truth to be told. Give credit were credit is due.
December 5th, 2006 at 8:28 am. Permalink.
Albert Guillory replied:
People of African descent, or better from ancient Kemet, just keep researching, and don’t mind those racist pigs. The truth will eventually overwhelm them, and they will wither away.
December 7th, 2006 at
There were actually statuettes found of the Grimaldi people. The statuetts gave physical features of Negroid type people. Pieces of this art are found in Russia and Siberia. You will not find many statuetts in the continent of Africa based of African History because most of them have been purchased or found by French or British scientist/archaeologist and have been moved to museums In their country. With this said, the old statuetts are no being replaced by statues they may reflect or show refabrication or as if the kings and queens were white instead of African, Egyptian, Nubian, and or Ethiopian. (IN OTHER WORDS BLACK). The Grimaldis disapeared around 12,000 bc. Their grave site however have been invaded and show some indication as well that these people were of Negroid type. Mark Hyman book Black Before America and a book by Graham Clarke Dawn of Civilization should help you out with citations.
April 5th, 2007 at 10:44 am. Permalink.
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