Sunday, April 27, 2014

Nigeria Change Name from "Nigger area" to "United Rep. Of Songhai" - Prof. Akin Oyebode

For about 3 decades, our youth in the US, have been calling themselves "niggers". In spite of the offence and outrage by many adults to this day of the legacy and bane of this name, many are still using this word as a title of affection, or as an incitement for confrontation.

The precolonial names for the name of Niger is called Jeliba or Joliba "great river" in Manding; Orimiri or Orimili "great water" in Igbo; Egerew n-Igerewen "river of rivers" in Tuareg; Isa Ber "big river" in Songhay; Kwara in Hausa; and Oya in Yoruba. The origin of the name Niger, which originally applied only to the middle reaches of the river, is uncertain. The likeliest possibility is an alteration, by influence of Latin niger "black", of the Tuareg name egerew n-igerewen, which is used along the middle reaches of the river around Timbuktu.[4][5] As Timbuktu was the southern end of the principal Trans-Saharan trade route to the western Mediterranean, it was the source of most European knowledge of the region.

Medieval European maps applied the name Niger to the middle reaches of the river, in modern Mali, but Quorra (Kworra) to the lower reaches in modern Nigeria, as these were not recognized as being the same river. Wikipedia

Many will argue that Niger just means black and that this title is a benign reference to the presence of Afrika in world imperialism. Yet I contend that there are no accidents in the movement of privilege and imperialism.

Many People still want to associate "Nigger" with a positive resonance. It is good that some of our critical thinkers are seeking to reevaluate the legacies of colonialism, imperialism and invasion. Kill the nigger so that we can be free! Deprogram your brain and Pull out the Willie Chip! Disavow your name from the Boil of the Boule!

Nuta Beqsu,

  is a Queen mom of many Grand Princesses and Princes, living in the urban Kansas City Area. Looking for solutions to the cycles of violence, health disparities, poverty, and inequalities in wealth, she opened the Amen Par Ankh Natural Center, and Amen Ankh Urban Farm. This is a green space for Child Care, an Independent Library and Home Blessings and Notions. She is a blogger and respected public speaker and educator who has conducted several workshops at various organizations, served as a panelist and as keynote speaker at regional meetings. Nuta Beqsu means (heaven gives me balance) Nu, Nut, & Ta are Elemental powers of the Heavens: Nu is Atmosphere, Moisture, and Water. Nut is the Sky goddess. She represents the cosmos and the universe. The Universe is always giving birth to new solar systems and stars. Ta is the original word for Land. Our land is our home, and the empirical existence that we are experiencing. She lives in balance between the planetary and heavenly existence. We are all connected to the land, trees, microcosm and macrocosm, Inner verse and universe. Nuta Beqsu (heaven gives me balance)will be programed into her conscious spirit, to produce thought sequences to direct a course of action as way to achieve successfulness in my life. Visualization is thought converted into a pleasurable visual image(s) to achieve a goal and/or purpose. We connect with Divine Power to guide and direct our pathways. As her name is spoken to her, She receives unity of direction in her life. Her name reflects Her Destiny. So, the sight Sound, vision, smells and colors associated with her name will give  guidance in her pathway.