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January 17, 2019

BLACK dolls Omo Ghana

January 17, 2019

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January 17, 2019

Haiti ooo!

January 17, 2019

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January 17, 2019

Mary Ati Jesu in an ancient church in France


January 17, 2019

Mary Ati Jesu in an ancient church in France

Greek Civilization

January 17, 2019

Jooo the AFRICAN Asiatic Roots of Greek Civilization

Why does the West reject the writings of ancient Greeks and Hebrews about the Egyptians as Being BLACK?

January 17, 2019


Why does the West reject the writings of ancient Greeks and Hebrews about the Egyptians

By Deidra Ramsey McIntyre
Updated Nov 25, 2005
They do not want them to be black people.

The ancient Greeks and Romans were clear as to their physical descriptions of ancient Egyptians for more than 500 years of stating the ancient Egyptians were black people. The term the Greeks used was “Ethiopian” to describe indigenous African featured people. The ancient Egyptians were an Ethiopian people as Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus and others characterized the ancient Egyptians as not only physically the same as Ethiopians (Nubians/black Africans/Africans), but as a former colony of the Ethiopians – whom they said were the earth’s first people (now long since verified by genetic science and the oldest human remains).

The Greeks used the word “melanchroes” to describe the skin tone of ancient Egyptians and Ethiopians, which is the darkest skin toned used to describe any ethnic groups they characterized. They additionally used descriptions such as “woolly haired” and “thick lipped” to describe the ancient Egyptians and most Ethiopians (except for the Eastern Kush/Ethiopians who were the Ethiopians who had straight hair). There was no doubt by those ancient scholars that the ancient Egyptians could be none other than African people not confused for appearing similar to modern-day phenotypes of Europeans (from tawny (which characterized the Greeks themselves) to the lightest European skin tones) and non-Melanesian Asians.

One should not confuse modern-day North Africa for the physical human descriptions of ancient Egypt prior to the Ptolemy Era because the Ptolemies resemble modern lighter skin toned North Africans and the Ptolemies wrote and depicted artistically that the ancient Egyptians were Ethiopians. To characterize ancient Egypt in modern terms is like saying modern-day Canada and the United States is ethnically the same as the people from the same geographic area during pre-Columbian times.

This is how the Greeks and Romans saw ancient Egypt (North Africa, and Western Asia):

“The Colchians [of the Black Sea] who are Egyptian and have black skin and woolly hair and descend from the army of Sesostris…” – Herodotus, Histories, circa 450 BCE.

The Sesostris he is believed to be referencing is Sensuret I:

“The Aethiopians (Ethiopians) are highly favored with the gods, they were the first of all men created by the gods and were the founders of the Egyptian Civilization.” – Diodorus Siculus, circa 60 BCE, Bibliotheca Historica.

“Too black a hue marks the coward, as witness Egyptians and Ethiopians, and so does also too white a complexion, as you may see from women. So the hue that makes for courage must be intermediate between these extremes. A tawny color indicates a bold spirit, as in lions; but too ruddy a hue marks a rogue, as in the case of the fox. …” – Aristotle, circa 300 BCE, Physiognomics.


“Why are the Ethiopians and Egyptians bandy-legged? Is it because the bodies of living creatures become distorted by heat, like logs of wood when they become dry? The condition of their hair supports this theory; for it is curlier than that of other nations, and curliness as it were crookedness of hair.”

– Aristotle (or Aristolian), circa Third BCE (if Aristolian possibly to 6th Century AD), Problemata.

“Lycinus (describing an Egyptian): ‘This boy is not
merely black; he has thick lips and his legs are too thin… his
hair worn in a plait shows that he is not a freeman.’

Timolaus: ‘but that is a sign of really distinguished
birth in Egypt, Lycinus. All freeborn children plait their
hair until they reach manhood…’

– Lucian (Lycinus) of Samosata, (prior to his death 180 AD), dialogue from Naviguim

Greek bronzes of “Ethiopians” even when they were part of the Greek empire are always African people.

The Greeks had no other terms for Africans like the one above other than “Ethiopian.”

As for the Greeks (and even Romans), they consisted of such admixture when they ruled Egypt that it is understandable why Aristotle said “tawny” was the preferred skin tone since the Fayum funeral shrouds of the Greo-Roman Period in Egypt indicates these early Europeans were admixed with Asians and Africans, but did not resemble the unmixed ancient Egyptians and Ethiopians whom they viewed as black.

So not only do people not want to depict ancient Egyptians as the Africans that they were, but they want to present the ancient Greeks and Romans as more Nordic than they actually were.
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January 17, 2019

From face2Face Africa

BY ELIZABETH OFOSUAH JOHNSON, at 02:00 pm, December 27, 2018, LIFESTYLE
See the beautiful African dolls launched by Fuse ODG to instil self-love and pride in girls

Ghanaian -British Afrobeats artiste, Fuse ODG, has launched a black doll line for young African girls in Ghana and Africa in support of Ghana’s 2019 Year of Return campaign.
The launch of the dolls in Ghana’s capital follows the singer’s release of his first children’s book about African history titled: Nana Yaa and the Golden Stool, the story of the great female Ashanti warrior Yaa Asantewaa .
The hitmaker took to his Instagram to announce the Nana Dolls on December 21 and launched them on December 24 at the Accra Mall right in time for the Christmas festivities. 
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Let the revolution continue..Happy to Announce Nana Dolls, our beautiful black dolls are now available in Game, Accra, Ghana Meet me at Game tomorrow 22ND DEC 18, at Accra Mall from 1PM for this monumental launch of Nana Dolls 👑 Let’s welcome these historical Queens with open arms and plant our self love seeds in our beloved country Congratulations @hellonanadolls . These beautiful dolls have come a long way from an idea of instilling self love and pride amongst our future leaders of tomorrow. There will be also be a special deal on VIP Tickets for the TINA FESTIVAL SEE YOU TOMORROW..bring all ya kids, nieces, family members ❤💛💚 #NewAfricaNation #BlackIsBeautiful #SelfLoveRevolution
A post shared by Fuse ODG (@fuseodg) on Dec 21, 2018 at 10:23am PST
In his announcement, the singer stated that the doll line was an important addition to the cultural representation of the true African girl. He went on to address the problem Africa is facing in conditioning children to believe that white is better with 99% of the toys being sold in Africa being white.
“Let’s welcome these historical Queens with open arms and plant our self love seeds in our beloved country … These beautiful dolls have come a long way from an idea of instilling self love and pride amongst our future leaders of tomorrow,” he said.
The Nana Dolls are dark-skinned and wear the Ghanaian Kente dresses with African names such as Yaa Asantewaa and Miriam Makeba. According to Fuse, he named the doll collection Nana, which means Queen or King in Akan to represent power, bravery, confidence, leaders and many great attributes that the younger generation need to know.
The individual names of the dolls represent strong African women who played a role in one way or the other to develop their communities and help achieve the aim of the collection.
Image ; Fuse ODG New African Girl Video
The well-attended launch was Africa-themed with models dressed up as Nana Dolls and Fuse ODG signing autographs and taking pictures with anyone who purchased the doll. The Nana Doll is set to launch in different parts of the continent in 2019.
Fuse ODG with his Nana Dolls collection
The Nana Dolls join several other black dolls created by black people to represent all people of colour. They include the Vitiligo and Albino dolls and the black dolls with afro hair all created to bring diversity into the toy industry.
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Historic moment for the motherland, Ghana. Nana Dolls, our beautiful black dolls launches in its first African country, Ghana What other countries should we launch in? @hellonanadolls #NewAfricaNation Part 1
A post shared by Fuse ODG (@fuseodg) on Dec 23, 2018 at 12:43pm PST
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Elizabeth Johnson is a Ghanaian –Nigerian avid reader and lover of the Creative Arts. She is also a writer and has worked with various online platforms as an editor and content creator. She also produces a literary radio show and has worked as a festival administrator. Her story was featured in the 2017 Independence anthology by Afridiaspora. Her play has been staged by African Theater Workshop and she is the 2018 winner of the Random Thoughts writing Prize.

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