BRITISH BLACK HISTORY MONTH

THE CONSCIOUS CALLANDER

From 20th July to 20th August, From the king to the prophet, The young people are on summer holidays and have the time to attend black history month of knowledge.

Black History Month was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987. It was organised through the leadership of Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, who had served as a coordinator of special projects for the Greater London Council (GLC) and created a collaboration to get it underway.

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey

The Great words of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Seen by some as a prophet, ie Rasta
also a positive mentor of Black pride.

When the Jews remember the Holocaust of the 1940’s under Hitler blonde hair,blue eyed regime.
No one tells them to forget that less than 100 years ago. They say the black MAAFA of genocide,
enslavement, brainwashing, raping of language and culture. Was so long ago yet they want to teach
i to remember the battle of Hastings 1066 about 1000 years ago. Or
Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland
from 17 November 1558 until her death on
24 March 1603.

Maafa (or African Holocaust, Holocaust of Enslavement,) are political neologisms (popularized from 1998 onwards) used to describe the history and ongoing effects of atrocities inflicted on African people,
particularly when committed by non-Africans (Europeans and Arabs to be exact) .
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With time going forward and the inrush of Africans risking life and limb to cross land and seas to reach Europe promise of a better life. Mother and father sons and daughters, old and young jumping in boats of all sizes across the Mediterranean sea to reach Spain the gate way to . The old breed of Africans are those Africans who were bought to the west during the black MAAFA still wearing the name tag of their slave masters, Barrett, Brown, Johnson, Edwards, and Smith to name a few.
Identifying ourselves as Africans of the “MAAFA” ie Great disaster. I think we Africans should
reclaim our name by changing our name by depo. Our young people should reclaim their Africanness
before having children themselves. Breaking the link and chains of their minds of the MAAFA period. We may be able to burn out the babylon out of the real Africans and rise up the pride of the reclaimed African.

Make dem keep their Diversity month and who are they to tell us when to celebrate our History and culture. As Rasta I say let’s move our celebration to August were the young ones have
time to partake in our thing cause it’s holiday time. From the king to the prophet.
July 23rd to August 17th AFRICANS DIASPORA MONTH

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

We have the Bechdel test, for measuring the portrayal of women on screen, and the Riz test, for evaluating the representation of Muslims –
now we need to come up with a gauge for diversity. True diversity. Not the ridiculed kind co-opted by defensive white people who appear to see any welcoming of difference as yet another example of diversity gone mad.
Lionel Shriver diversity, you might brand it. No, Wide Awoke is talking about actual, complex, intersectional, inclusive, yet-to-be-realised diversity

Black History Month, which runs throughout October, isn’t perfect but it is a tiny respite from the other 11 months of the year, which could be described as one long, tasteless festival of white history … and, for that matter, white present and white future. Even as the Windrush scandal rumbles on and the individual tragedies of victims – such as Sarah O’Connor, who died last month still facing bankruptcy as a result of being classified an illegal immigrant after living in the UK for 51 of her 57 years – are reported, a number of councils have scrapped the name Black History Month. Or, another way of putting it: black experience has been deliberately erased.

October marks Black History Month, the annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of African people in the UK. For the whole month until October 31, events celebrating African and Caribbean cultures and histories will take place up and down the country.
Like most things that originate in the US, it wasn’t long before word about Black History Month made its way to the UK. After visiting America in the 1970s, Ghanaian-born Akyaaba Addai Sebo, a special projects officer at the Greater London Council, founded the UK’s version of Black History Month in 1987.

J DOUGLAS

Black History Month is not without its opponents, though. Some people argue that it’s hardly justified to teach black history in the space of one month and advocate trying to integrate it into the mainstream education system instead.

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