Sunday, April 27, 2014
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. 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!
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Amen Par Ankh was established across the span of 2009 and 2012. We organized as a non-profit Par Ankh (temple of life) ministry, that uses the Black Panther focus on serving the Ancient First Peoples' neighborhoods for balanced change, by providing spiritual, mental and physical life options. Focused on the spiritual aspects of healing and self-help, seminars, classes, Libations, Cultural Arts Events and services, private Consultations sessions, Outreach, Handcrafts and industrial Arts are offered.
In 2012 The Amen Ankh Urban Farm and Amen Ankh Akademy was opened as a STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Teaching and Therapeutic farm to show the economically sustainable possibilities that any family can have right in the middle of a food desert and urban neighborhood. We began doing business as Amen Ankh Akademy Homeschool Cooperative and the Auset Heru Pr Ankh guesthouse. Since our opening, hundreds of people have benefited from profound emotional, spiritual, and physical improvements and have been provided the tools to continue moving themselves forward toward life health, prosperity and wellness.
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