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Dr. Runoko Rashidi On African People of the Buka Vanuatu Islands



Dr. Runoko Rashidi is an anthropologist and historian with a major focus on what he calls the Global African Presence–that is, Africans outside of Africa before and after enslavement. He is the author or editor of twenty-two books, the most recent of which are My Global Journeys in Search of the African Presence, Assata-Garvey and Me: A Global African Journey for Children in 2017, and The Black Image in Antiquity in 2019. His other works include Black Star: The African Presence in Early Europe, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2011, and African Star over Asia: The Black Presence in the East, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2012 and revised and reprinted in April 2013, Uncovering the African Past: The Ivan Van Sertima Papers, published by Books of Africa in 2015. His other works include the African Presence in Early Asia, co-edited by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima. Four of Runoko’s works have been published in French.

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  1. @BashiyrDouglas

    May 9, 2021 at 11:21 am

    We are Global African Indigenous people!! Love and Unity is the best key for us all together!!💯

    Also Giving thanks to the Great Mother's/Goddesses and Great Father's/Gods and the Ancestors and Guardians!! Saying from Snefer aka Bashiyr!!👸🏿🤴🏿

  2. @malicktjmatiabeyuwi7587

    June 1, 2021 at 7:53 am

    We have over 1000 Tribes different languages in Melanesian Islands 🏝

  3. @m96262

    June 5, 2021 at 11:10 am

    I am watching from Canada. I am from Papua New Guinea. We Melenasians sailed out from Guinea port. Melanesians are descendants of West Africa. Abu Bakr II from the Mali empire sailed out crossing Transatlantic over to North and South America with 3200 ships. Some of the ships sank during the voyage across America. Those Melanesians are the ones who couldn't make it over because of the Global Conveyor Belt (great ocean waves). I am very happy to see you visit Melenasia and hope someday we will reconnect our history back to West Africa especially Mali and Shongai Empire and Maccabees of Judea in Philistine. We are not lost, we follow our King Abu Bakr II crossing the transatlantic oceans and drifted away and that is how we are here in Melanesia. We are brothers and sisters who also live in the Philippines and Taiwan. Roman Catholics and white anthropologists hide our history and that is why most of us are lost including Australian Aborigines. I hope we could meet someday if the time is right. Much respect and may you continue to connect Melenasians back to West Africa. May God of our ancestors Holy Amun-Ra Blessed you.

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How Africa Shaped Our Christmas Celebrations: Discover the Hidden History



Interestingly, many Christians, particularly Black Christians, are often unaware of the true origins of the December global celebration. Previously, the celebration was variably scheduled in January, March, April, May, or September, reflecting uncertainty about the actual birthdate of Jesus.
The holidays we observe today have their roots in sacred days from ancient Kemetic or what is popularly known as Egyptian culture, where these occasions were timed with celestial events such as the alignment of stars, constellations, and the sun’s position relative to Earth.

Selected References
1. Massey, Gerald. (1883). The Natural Genesis: Second Part of a Book of the Beginnings, Containing an Attempt to Recover and Reconstitute the Lost Origins of the Myths and Mysteries, Types and Symbols, Religion and Language, with Egypt for the Mouthpiece and Africa as the Birthplace, Volume Two.
2. Massey, Gerald. (1907). Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Mysteries of Amenta.
3. Budge, Wallis. (1904). The Gods of the Egyptians, Volume Two.

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