Man, Woman and a Child and all that the Africans was implying was that all Women should be treated like God’s Mother, and that all Men should be like God…and that all CHildren should be treated like the Child of the Gods….the Europeans broke the Man off…the Romans thought that the Woman held a special relationship with God (Not so)…whites created the notion of the single parent home…Mary of Magdellen was not a whore or harlot (casting out the demons in her by stoning her to death as depicted in the biblical narrative)… she stood at the grave (of Jesus) hoping…this is a good funeral story. Woman will be there out of respect for the corps (family)…Act out the role of respect, honor, carer for one another…God is going to lay that plight at your door and you’re going tohave to deal with it. We gotta take our road back to Africa or Ptah, Num”…(Professor James Smalls, YouTube)
Journal of African Civilizations. vol 4, no. 2(November 1982), Essays by Cheikh Ante Diop and Bruce Williams …”the best refutation of conventional assumptions of the ancient Egyptian as Caucasoid or Asiatic or a blend of the two”…read very closely.
…but students are warned that the Afrocentric pers-ective is missing in most of the sources from which these facts are culled. That perspective must be consolidated first before they can read further afield with a critical alertness and discrimination…THe study of African science should then proceed to an examination of African science below the Sahara. This is the most comprehensive section of the book and students will find summaries and introductions to astronomy, architetecture, agriculture, (not just the very early Egypto-Nubian but the Saharan and Sudanic agricultural complexes) metallurgy, mathematical systems and medicine, navigation, communication and writing systems. We had hoped for a more detailed essay on African herbal medicine and on drum-scripts of Africa but our research for experts in these fields turned up materials too late for inclusion. (Sertima. pg 294)
“It is also only within recent years that the discovery of a seminal black kingdom in the Nile Valley, predating the Egyptian dynasties, has settled the question, once and for all, of the roots of classical Egyptian culture and technology (see Journal of African Civilizations, vol. 4, no.2. November 1982)”.
Five centuries of these falsehoods have been exploded in just five years. These years have seen the discovery of African steel smelting in Tanzania 1,500-2,000 years ado, an astronomical observatory in Kenya 300 years before Christ, the cultivation of cereals and other crops by Africans 1,400,000 years ado (one million years before its first know use in China) the use of tetracylene by an ancient African population fourteen hundred years ago, an African glider-plane 2,300 years ago, a probe by microwave beams of an American radar satellite beneath the sands of the Sahara, revealing cultures 200,000 years old and the traces of ancient rivers running from this African center. Some of these buried stream valleys seem to be ancient connections to the Upper Nile tribuaries, toward which blacks migrated, later peopling Nubia and Egypt”…pg. 5…
…We have provided in our introduction an overview of the lost sciences of Africa in areas outside of Egypt…in spite of these oppressive and inhospitable circumstance, there was no total loss of black ingenuity and technological innovation. The thread of African genuius began to unravel,like speen lightning through the spools of the glassfiber lightguides black scientist Northover developed. Or like impulses travelling along the transatlantic cabe Richardson helped to lay down, channeling voice from one continent to another, bridging the chasm between the ancestral African and the modern black , between root and branch, seed and flower, and old hearts and a new brain. (Sertima pg.6)
…heartland of it’s civilizations…exploring the simplicities of tiny tribal communities rather than the complexities to be found in primary centers of large African nations…pg 5..Civilization or Barbarism…(CAD)
This is what we know from credible humanistic paleontology
BY AUTHOR KARL ROBINSON
The inspiration for this book and blog began when I read Cheikh Ante Diop’s book titled, Civilization or Barbarism where he noted and later refuted the lie that Egypt was not part of Africa. This question was the central focus of his doctoral dissertation. He noted that most research on Africa falsely separate Egypt from the rest of the continent of Africa. But Diop’s doctoral research proved them all wrong.
So I decided to reconstruct a biblical view of history that takes into account a more accurate view of the world in which all the major religions began. This timeline is intended to assist both lay and professional biblical scholars with an adequate overview of the religious genius which in turn says much about the religious temperament within the cradle of civilizations which began with the simple act of farming…the domestication of fire some 1,400,000 years ago years ago in Chesowanja, near Lake Baringo in Kenya (New York Times, November 14,1981), the cultivation of grain and cereals at Ewadi Tushka (Nubia), and Wadi Kubbaniya (Egypt) about 17,000 years ago (see “An Ancient Harvest on the Nile” by Fred Wendorf et.al. in this book), cattle–domestication about 15,000 years ago (see “African Bullein, vol.44 no. 1 January-March 1981). There are several short news reports on scientific discoveries in ancient Africa, to numerous to mention, but we would like to draw special attention to “Toolmaking Tools in Scientific American (January 1982, pg. 78) which reports on the first known working of wood in the Koobi Fora region of Kenya, east of Lake Turkana, and “View from Space of Sahara’s Past” (front page story in the New York Times, November 26, 1982).
Teacher’s Guide, Ivan Van Sertima pg. 293, Blacks in Science
Dr. John Henrik Clarke on Cheikh Ante Diop and World History in his Introductory remarks in Diop’s Civilization or Barbarism:
…”when are you going to look at the chronology of history?…the first Europeans …intelligence was a piece of folklore called the Odessey and Illiad. Rome and Greece were not European states. They were Mediterranean states African states….there were no European states at that time….what did the Romans and Greeks call the European of that day?…”the Northern Barbarians (Iceland/Greenland?)…” …how then is it that an African cannot cannot claim Ethiopia and Egypt as a part of his heritage when every Scandanavian school boy and all there people did not name (called) Roman and Greece claim Rome and Greece as his heritage?…Rome and Greece are not a part of his heritage, it is a part of the African-Mediterranean heritage…
Amani Arabs established a fort in Anzibar in the East Indian Ocean…(History of East Africa by Basil Davision)…(YouTube)
Dr. Karl Robinson has asked me to write the Introduction to his new blog titled, Black Biblical Timeline which I consented to do being a preacher of the gospel.
His blog entries originally were intended for his next book, but social media advancements compelled him to share with us his entry notes as author of Being Church Behind Prison Walls: Survival Theology, Prisoners and Policymakers. This blog is really an extention of Chapter One in his this book. A biblical timeline exists in many religious books and journals, but a Black Biblical Timelime must be created alongside what White religious editorialist and so-called scholars are putting out in the public domain. This blog is a fuller biblical witness to historical facts, not overexeraggerated Biblical sentimentality. I think most people will appreciate the peeling away of the separation between biblical witness and historical facts. As the first Guest Blogger on Dr. Robinson’s website, and as a History major in college, I gladly said Ok when Karl asked me to lead off this blog discussion beginning with you, the peoples of God. To blog a religious timeline is admittedly both controversial and time consuming. There have been many books on Blacks in the Bible, but not a strict chronological order and up to date, credible and researchable historical descriptions which the Information Age provides. Dr. Karl is about to change the trajectory of religious Church History which will shape how we see and experience God—regardless of your Faith. Karl has allowed us to peek into his biblical notes so we may become better students of Holy Writ. He is pushing a sesimic shift in how we become better stewards our of Faiths. This is what the Black Biblical Timeline is all about.
History is the battleground of ideals where Dr. Robinson is putting the readers in a front row seat with this blog series. And because it is ongoing for the next 52 weeks, everyone can get on board with these entries and discussions. By putting you in the driver’s seat to these unfolding biblical sacred and secular historical events, you can begin to reinvent what the Bible means in a more personal way. Malcolm X famously said that of all the areas of human inquiry, history is best in rewarding those who seek knowledge and understanding. You can find yourself on the map of human geography and revisit lost events located in biblical text and secular history. Karl is laying the first academic attempt in this media modality; he needs our input so we all can be enlightened and transformed as Paul says “in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye.”
As a History major in both undergraduate with additional work in Church History in seminary, and having a front row seat alongside my late father, Horace Sheffield, Jr., I witnessed first hand the backdoor discussions and organizational nuances of the historic civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was my father along with others in the Trade Union leadership that brought Dr. King to Detroit where he first spoke of his dream for world peace; but more than this, my father’s papers which are digitized and archived for posterity adds value to these historical times….Karl’s blog along with readers such as yourself can now begin to see with fresh eyes current and past historical meanings in a new way, a new context. That is why these blogs are significant.
I have preached from the pulpit and taught and presented ample evidence about Black presence in the Bible; now Karl has put this evidence in chronological order to the benefit peoples of all Faiths.
Most people are still unaware of the Black Fathers of the Church such as Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Tertullian, Athanansius, Cyril of Alexandria, Cyprian and St. Augustine. And there’s more when you consider the Black martrys and Saints of the Church such as Perpetua and Felicity; two Black women who pioneered the Sunday School. There is Saint Maurice and his Black religious military regiment. And there’s more with the early Black martyrs of the Church which are conveniently left out of history or not told by religious scholars that they were Black. And nothing is more egregious than the little known fact about the early African popes of the Church such as Victor 1 (189-99 AD), Miltiades (311-314 AD), and Gelasius (492-496 AD). All of these popes were North African Black men.
This blog, tagged by Author Karl Robinson as the “Black Biblical Timeline” is something new, different and fresh in the blog world; it’s disjointed, but chronologically ordered series of events in both the sacred (Biblical) and secular (World) which intersects with all the major World Religions: Judaism, Christian, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. What stands out most however, are the dates Karl throws out which are researchable by the readers.
The religious propaganda against people of Black faith communities is astounding. The religious propagandist have their sway with untruths and falsehoods. Dr. Karl has informed me that this Black Biblical blog will cover at least 52 week entries, therefore to assist in this initial completion I am asking you to push the donate button on this website to ensure that the work which is before us can continue uninterupted. With sufficient grassroot support, we can chip away at the untruths and falsehoods and reconstruct a timeline which will serve the peoples of God and their holy religions and impact the worship experience grounded in love, peace and justice.