Around 1453 Leonardo Da Vinci was hired by Pope Alexander VI of Rome Vatican to paint His son, Cesare Borgia as the image of Jesus Christ. This is the image that is used today. CESARE BORGIA IS THE MAN YOU POST ON YOUR FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TUMBLR,ETC. WALLS, CESARE BORGIA IS THE MAN ON YOUR CHURCH WALLS, CESARE BORGIA IS HANGING IN YOUR GRANDMA CRIB. LOL. KNOW YOUR HISTORY.
On October 23, 1887 in São Paulo, Brazil there were violent confrontations between the police and rioting Blacks, who chanted “long life freedom” and “death to the slaveowners”. Uprisings erupted in Itu, Campinas, Indaiatuba, Amparo, Piracicaba and Capivari. Over 20,000 Blacks grouped up in Santos. The clash took place in daylight, guns were spotted among the Blacks, who, instead of hiding from police, were ready to engage in confrontation. Because of this on May 13, 1888, slavery was abolished in Brazil to restore order. The newspaper, O Rebate wrote “Had the slaves not fled en mass from the plantations, rebelling against their masters…Had they not, more than 20,000 of them, gone to the famous quilombo of Jabaquara then maybe they would still be slaves today. Slavery ended because slaves no longer wanted to be slaves, because slaves rebelled against their masters and against the law that enslaved them”. Brazil was the last country in the Western world to abolish slavery.
Nicolas Cage owes or owed 6.25 million in back taxes….Lindsay Lohans bank accounts were seized by the IRS because she owes…several white celebrities also are in trouble with taxes but none of them go to prison. Wesley Snipes did 3 years, Ja Rule did 2 years, Lauryn Hill will do 3 Months, Beanie Sigel is serving 2 years right now, Ron Isley was sentenced to 37 months in prison, Fat Joe is facing 2 years in prison………..on and on………………
“Why Halle have to let a white man pop her to get a Oscar
Why Denzel have to be crooked before he took it” - Jadakiss “WHY”
When the Spanish landed in the Caribbean they witnessed the Arawak Indians method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform. The Arawaks called this “barbacoa”. In colonial times it would become “Barbecue”. Europeans adopted this cooking technology from the Indians they exterminated while giving the job of chef to the slaves they kidnapped from Africa. Many plantations had smokehouses, primarily for preserving meat. Black men maintained the smokehouses, dug the pits and tended the meat as it cooked over an open fire built from hickory or oak wood for big celebrations such as weddings, holidays, and political gatherings for their master and company. Meanwhile Black women prepared the side dishes. The master and his company got to eat the best cuts of meat. They ate the tenderloin from along the pig’s back, “high on the hog” (yes, that’s where the expression came from), such as Ham, Pork chops, Sausage,etc. while the slaves got the tougher, more gristle-riddled cuts such as the intestines (Chitlins), pigs feet, spare ribs,etc. The oldest of all barbecue sauces in America originated with African slaves. They made a sauce that contained vinegar, ground black pepper, and hot chili pepper flakes which is still used today and called “East Carolina Sauce”.
“Think of all the strength you have in you
From the blood you carry within you
Ancient men, powerful men
Builders of civilization”
Esperanza Spalding - Black Gold 2012
On the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe in 1794 the British ended slavery. In 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte issued the Law of 20 May 1802. It was to restore slavery to all of the colonies captured by the British during the French Revolutionary Wars. Freedom fighter Louis Delgrès led 300 rebels in a war with the French army. One heroine of this war was a woman named, Solitude who is remembered as a fierce and fearless warrior, expertly wielding a machete against the French troops. Solitude was at that point expecting a child. From victory to victory, and then from setback to setback, she pushed herself and her womb all the way up into the mountains before the final defeat. Delgres decided that he and the last of the rebels would blow themselves up by lighting a barrel of gunpowder with his pipe as the French troops charged in. The group of revolutionary soldiers killed themselves on the slopes of the Matouba volcano when it became obvious that the invading troops would take control of the island. Solitude survived and was captured and sentenced to death but because she was pregnant, she could not be put to death. After giving birth. Solitude was hanged by her enslavers, who would not murder her because her child would be slave material for a slave master. In 1999 a sculpture in the memory of Solitude was installed at the De la Croix intersection on the Boulevard des Héros, in Abymes, Guadeloupe.
Behind a fortress built by an alliance of escaped Africans and Indians, Alonso de Illescas (1528-1585) and his men fought and turned back many expeditions of Spanish forces. He assisted other Blacks who were on shipwrecked slave ships and nursed them back to health, then recruited them into his revolutionary force against Spanish troops. He was governor of what is now Ecuador’s province of Esmeraldas. IIlescas trained new leaders starting with his son and his grandson so that they will keep their territory free of Spanish rule. Esmeraldas today is still home to Afro-Ecuadorians. Roads did not reach the north coast until almost 30 years ago so living in isolation has helped these people to maintain their African roots. In 1997, the National Congress of Ecuador officially declared October 2nd as the national day of Black Ecuadorians and gave formal recognition to Alonso de Illescas as a national hero.
A week after surviving a assassination attempt at his home Bob Marley, still wounded performed at the Smile Jamaica fest. While the band prepared for the concert…a gift was delivered, according to a witness at the enclave – a pair of boots for Bob Marley. He tries these boots on and feels a pinch. Months later he is diagnosed with cancer. By 1980 the cancer had spread to his liver, stomach, and brain. Bob Marley died in May 1981. We now know a man claiming to be a part of a film crew filming the Smile Jamaica fest named Carl Colby delivered the boots. Carl Colby is the son of the late CIA director William Colby. CIA agents had already informed Bob Marley in 1976 that should he return to Jamaica before the election, he would be murdered. Years later Carl Colby was living in Brentwood a mile from OJ Simpsons ex-Nicole Simpson. Carl Colby and his wife both took the stand to testify for the prosecution that OJ Simpson had badgered and threatened her. Colby’s testimony was instrumental in the formal charge of murder filed against Simpson and the nationally televised fiasco known as the “Trial of the Century.” Johnnie Cochran became famous after getting OJ acquitted. In 2005 he mysteriously dies from a brain tumor…the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on their job.
The Aurignacian culture existed in Europe 45,000 to 35,000 years ago and produced some of the earliest known cave art in Europe, such as the animal engravings at Aldène and the paintings at Chauvet cave in southern France. They also made pendants, bracelets and ivory beads, and three-dimensional figurines. The oldest known example of figurative art, the Venus of Hohle Fels, comes from this culture. Archaeologists consider the makers of Aurignacian artifacts the first modern humans in Europe. Archaeologists also say the founders of this culture came from Africa. These early Europeans fail to share haplogroups found among Europeans today. Ancient DNA found in the ancient skeletons dating back to this period belong to the N haplogroup. N haplogroups are found throughout Africa. WE NOW GOT DNA EVIDENCE TO PROVE THE FIRST EUROPEAN WAS THE BLACK MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD.
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León is credited as the first European to step foot in America in 1513. On that expedition was a Black man named Juan Garrido from Spain. He was born in West Africa and moved to Portugal. Historians suspect Garrido’s father was a king who traded with the Portuguese. He stayed in Spain for seven years, and then, seeking fortune and fame he joined the early explorers to the New World. In 1519 Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire. Juan Garrido was also present. Juan Garrido planted three seeds in Tepeaca, Mexico. These three seeds were wheat. He is the first cultivator to harvest a wheat crop in the Americas and from that harvest came all the wheat in Mexico. Hernán Cortés, also ordered the establishment of grapevines for wine. Juan Garrido also cultivated these grapes. Juan Garrido is depicted as an explorer with Hernando Cortez and Ponce de Leon in fresco paintings in the 16th century. In the 1950s, Mexican painter Diego Rivera painted him in a mural of Mexican agriculture on the wall of the National Palace. This is a unsigned 16th century engraving of Juan Garrido and Hernando Cortez meeting Aztecs. Juan Garrido is on the left.
Did you know the letter “J” was the last of the 26 letters to be added to the Latin alphabet. Its only been used for the last 500 years.
The oldest known boat in Ancient Egypt is over 5000 years old. But in Nigeria in 1987 a canoe was found that is over 8,000 years old. Little is known of the period to which the boat belongs, in archaeological terms it is described as an early phase of the Later Stone Age. The canoe’s “almost black wood”, said to be African mahogany. Peter Breunig of the University of Frankfurt, Germany, an archaeologist says the canoe’s age “forces a reconsideration of Africa’s role in the history of water transport”. He further states “It is highly probable that the Dufuna boat does not represent the beginning of a tradition, but had already undergone a long development, and that the origins of water transport in Africa lie even further back in time.” REALLY. The BLACK MAN HAS BEEN SAILING AROUND THE WORLD FOR CENTURIES. THE TRUTH & PROOF IS COMING TO SURFACE… LITERALLY.
HAPPY BLACK LOVE DAY
BLACK LOVE DAY is the 3rd nationally, commemorated African American holiday (wholyday) observance of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of Black love every Febuary 13th.BLACK LOVE DAY is an African-centered, alternative to the commercial Valentine’s Day with the wholistic goals of encouraging: 1) Black self-love instead of self-hatred; 2) Racial healing to stop White supremacy, racism and entitlement; 3) The return to Love to heal all relationships for increased peace to stop violence!