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African diaspora

The African diaspora refers to the communities throughout the world that have resulted by descent from the movement in historic times of peoples from Africa, predominantly to the Americas and among other areas around the globe. The term has been historically applied in particular to the descendants of the West and Central Africans who were enslaved and shipped to the Americas via the Atlantic slave trade between the 16th and 19th centuries, with their largest populations in Brazil, the United States, and Haiti.

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"notes from a daughter of the Diaspora, Farmer-Healer in growth" This blog is by the breathtakingly beautiful, Sawdayah... Her name is equally delicious! She writes about farming, wellness, and her desires & experiences in it!

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Afro-futurism "Slave ships were essentially a spacial unit, ironically with very little space, and the slave trade has traditional sci-fi elements that evoke the drama of an alien invasion/abduction. Afro futurism is a nod to the correlation between slave ships and spaceships." Mark Dery’s reading on the Middle Passage Experience from Black to the Future: Afro-Futurism 1.0: African Americans [Africans throughout the diaspora] are, in a very real sense, the descendants of alien abductees. They inhabit a sci-fi nightmare in which unseen but no less impassable force fields of intolerance frustrate their movements; official histories undo what has been done to them; and technology, be it branding, forced sterilization, the Tuskegee experiment, or tasers, is too often brought to bear on black bodies. Source: howtobeterrell.tumblr.com

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Dr. Greg Carr, Associate Professor & Chair of Howard University's Department of Afro-American Studies, leads a libation at the African Burial ground in NY, NY. www.nps.gov Libations are a means to honor African ancestors. Holy water, or alcohol, is poured onto the ground in each of the cardinal directions as prayers are recited to the ancestral spirits, and names of those that have recently passed are called out.

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Pictured are Jerome & Jaguar of www.HOUSEOFFIREYOGA.com Source: blackyogis.tumblr.com

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Ptah Hotep—5th Dynasty—KMT From The Teachings of Ptah Hotep: “Do not be proud and arrogant with your knowledge. Consult and converse with the ignorant and the wise, for the limits of art [& knowledge] are not reached. No [person] ever possesses that perfection to which {s}he should aspire. Good speech [Wisdom] is more hidden than…emeralds…yet it may be found among maids at the grindstones.” whenava-tiyewhere.tumblr.com

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“Pose of Anpu aka Peaceful Warrior Pose” ~ Kemetic Yoga “Peaceful Warrior Pose, aka Pose of Anpu, is an exclusively Kemetic posture that has a plethora of symbolic, etheric and physiological significance. Peaceful Warrior epitomizes he/she who seeks higher consciousness. The Peaceful Warrior does battle with negative and self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.” ~ Yirser Ra Hotep Image taken during the ‘SOUL YOGA FEST’ held at the Hope Botanical Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica by Master Kemetic Yoga Teacher, Yirser Ra Hotep. sabriyasimonphotography.tumblr.com

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Rihanna evokes Caribbean Africanity in her music video for "Rude Boy"! Source: whenava-tiyewhere.tumblr.com

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“This is, as it has always been, the challenge of deep engagement with African memory, modalities and meaning: we must answer to Ancestors. Africans in the US have managed to contribute to the best of what humans have thought and done. Those contributions are fed by our culture. The best thinkers of African descent must not allow fear, fatigue, lack of preparation or will stop future generations from apprenticing in those traditions.” —Dr. Greg Carr, Associate Professor & Chair, Howard University's Department of Afro-American Studies

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