Thanks for putting in the work Bossman, some interesting development, since yesterday when you produced this thread, folks are now taking away those gwaad awful racist inspired brand, like Aunt Jemima, and Uncle Ben," Woke " Corporate responsibility, or feeling a new day is dawning a money is at stake in wake of massive worldwide protests kicked off by BLM..be careful tho, that the revolution is not bought to you by PepsiCo and Nike Corporate Brands. Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype apnews.com/e71abe3b6e25e05fb7c76c20b86f6b60 Btw ya'll show check out Spikes Netflix special Da 5 Brothers.
Ben (from the Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין) to me is a reminder/homage that the whole darn USA rice industry results from Rice Coast Africans.
Indeed, rice is what forms the special link between the Gullah and the people of Sierra Leone. During the 1700s the American colonists in South Carolina and Georgia discovered that rice would grow well in the moist, semitropical country bordering their coastline. But the American colonists had no experience with the cultivation of rice, and they needed African slaves who knew how to plant, harvest, and process this difficult crop. The white plantation owners purchased slaves from various parts of Africa, but they greatly preferred slaves from what they called the “Rice Coast” or “Windward Coast”—the traditional rice-growing region of West Africa, stretching from Senegal down to Sierra Leone and Liberia. The plantation owners were willing to pay higher prices for slaves from this area, and Africans from the Rice Coast were almost certainly the largest group of slaves imported into South Carolina and Georgia during the 18th century.
These days Blacks are getting in touch with their slave heritage in defining their lineage as a particular ethnic group overriding the ambiguous identities either minority or people of colour.
The former class them with yte wmn & gay yte men, etc. The latter with Indians, Arabs, even Ashkenazim, etc., practically all the non-European peoples on the planet.
The unfortunate reality is Foundational Black Americans have a freedman status. As American Descendants of Slavery they may escape a color or continental origin label that eclipses their unique heritage.
* GK Osei is an overlooked pioneer of independent Africana studies. He published a great variety of pamphlets in the late 70's early 80's
and he has many a book under his hand and pen. Shops in Queens
(Jamaica) and Brooklyn (Nostrand Avenue) stocked and distributed
his later works throughout the cultural network. Read this ancestor
Great roundup! I learned some things! But what would you say are some trends o in the imagery today? More of the same hopeless, refugee camp images, or "savage Africa" or more Black Panther's "Wakanda" which itself is based on a fictional comic book?
Note: I am not an "Egyptologist" as claimed by some still bitter, defeated, trolls creating fake profiles and posts elsewhere. You still fail..
what would you say are some trends o in the imagery today?
Not experienced enough to comment.
More of the same hopeless, refugee camp images,
As long as refugee camps exist they're fair game I guess.
or "savage Africa"
This one is bound to stick around if only by implication (reference nations/ppls).
or more Black Panther's "Wakanda" which itself is based on a fictional comic book?
Sci-Fi is as relevant as any genre, maybe more so. But real Sci-Fi is rooted in the human social experience not futuristic props, plots, etc. It's up to Africa to lead the way in Africa's portrayal.
More 'Woods may develop other than Nolly. The whole genre range in TV & Movies need be African cinematographers' pallette. Just like The Lost Kingdom I'd like to see
9th century Mauri-Sene-Malien West Africa. Similar themes of semi-related kingdoms, adoption of foreign introduced religion, traditionalists vs book religionists, etc.
MORAL OF THE STORY Euros are bound to suit themselves after all it's they $$$ and movies sheesh they still into Tarzan and the science of genomics supports yte man's right to Africa and non-African behaviorally modern human Homo sapiens sapiens species