J. H. Clarke on organized religion vs a spiritual belief system
So much wisdom was said in under two minutes…
Yall aint ready.. I wanted to cry when he expressed himself the way he did. Pure eloquence and passion.
Projected population growth - Africa 1990 - 2090. On the low end of projections, four countries, Malawi, Niger, Tanzania, and Zambia, are expected to grow 1,000%. High growth impedes a country’s ability to build capacity to adapt to climate change impacts.
Shaka Zulu, the fierce African warlord, who built a Zulu army that killed 2 million enemies, and transformed a continent
- c. 1787 - 1828
- South-East Africa
- Gear - 7 - 10 lbs
- Armor - Ox-Hide Shield
Symbol - Ishlangu shield with crossed Iklwa spear and Iwisa throwing club (Shaka Zulu’s weapons)
Shaka (c.1787-c. 22 September 1828) was the most influential leader of the Zulu Kingdom. He has been called a military genius for his reforms and innovations, but was condemned for the brutality of his reign. Prior to Shaka, warfare in Southern Africa consisted mainly of tribes throwing spears at one another and ritually challenging warriors from other tribes. Shaka developed the iklwa spear and ishlangu shield and created the Buffalo formation: two flanks known as the horns tried to surround the enemy, while the main body of warriors, or chest, confronted the opposing tribe head on, and a reserve called the loins, remained behind unless the enemy threatened to escape. The Zulu sought to kill their enemy to the last man, taking no prisoners. Shaka also forged his troops into the greatest warriors in Southern Africa. Every Zulu male was expected to be a warrior, with those unable or unwilling to meet Shaka’s specific physical requirements killed outright. This, combined with their constant drilling and training, has led some historians to dub the Zulu the “Spartans of Africa”. In September 1828 Shaka’s half-brothers Dingane and Mhlangana led an assassination on him. On Shaka’s death bed, it is rumored that Shaka mentioned a vision of the future British conquest of South Africa.
Zulus later learned how to use muskets and gained these weapons from traders.
Deadliest Warrior: Legends weapons
Short Range: Imbemba, Knobkerrie
Medium Range: Iklwa, Assegai
Long Range: Iwisa, Umkhonto
Armor: Traditional Hunting Gear, Royal War Gear
Joke Weapon: Tribal Flute
Finisher: Shaka spits poison into his opponents eyes, causing them to recoil in pain. Shaka pulls out his iklwa and stabs them through the neck.
Roots of Humanity!!
Nick Cannon expressed his disdain for movies such as “Django Unchained” and “12 Years a Slave,” saying he’s tired of seeing Black people portrayed as slaves on film. Recognizing that African people’s history started prior to being enslaved, the actor tweeted that he would like to see Blacks portray kings and queens in films instead.
“Why don’t they make movies about our African kings & queens? #OurHistory I would love to see a film about Akhenaton and his beautiful wife Queen Nefertiti! Or Cetewayo, a king who was a war hero. Im about to drive to my office right now and start the development! New Hollywood Trend, Black king and queen films! Starring Black people!!”
It was pretty bold of Nick to say what he said and for that I respect him.
Remember the ground breaking music video by Michael Jackson, remember the time starring Iman and Eddie Murphy?
Its Ratchid not ratchet!!! Its not just Blacks but many that are use slang thats deeply connected to Pop culture. I personally have never heard of the slang Thot and glad I haven’t, probably because I am not a fan of Wale. Apparently, Rapper Wale is only the latest rapper to capitalize on a newly popular slang term: thot.
“‘Thot’ stands for ‘That Ho Out There,’”
So, yeah: THOT is the latest slang word for calling a woman promiscuous, the same old double standard dressed up in new—catchier—clothes.
Thoth and Thot are two different things and had they been spelled the same then the argument would be legit, how ever it’s not. :-) Thot is not even a real word but Thoth is in every Dictionary. Urban Dictionary does not count as its a collection of urban slang, words that come and go.
There is a time and place for everything and I try not to jump on the bandwagon. As for Hoe we all should know that its a garden tool but many don’t know that because most people no longer farm or garden.
A five-pointed star is a very common ideogram throughout the world. If drawn with lines of equal length and angles of 36° at each point, it is sometimes termed a golden five pointed star. If the colinear edges are joined together a pentagram is produced, which is the simplest of the unicursal star polygons, and a symbol of mystical and magical significance.
The golden five-pointed star has particularly strong associations with military power and war.”
It also believed that the stars have mason lineage. Which could be a result of colonialism.