The Black History Month is celebrated every October in UK and February in USA to remind the world of the consequences suffered today from slavery, colonialism, trauma havoc damage still faced by many worldwide. The above poster was for International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. As a result it is essential to talk about the subject of Black history as not properly taught in schools. After years of emancipation veterans who fought in the wars were deemed of no use any longer so sent to Liberia from USA, Sierra Leone from UK. Experience new discrimination from indigenous tribes they do not trace roots due to name changes enforced by whites to strip them of identity and language. This technique deprived them of tracing ancestral roots of origin like Kunta Kinte did from USA to Gambia.Slaves were packed like sardines in ships during West Africa Trans – Atlantic Slave Trade Africa into South African mines, into Cuba, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Haiti, Caribbean Islands and to USA. Portugal was first the European country to trade in slaves from Africa. Initially brought only to Portugal 32,000 African slaves in the 16th century. The Transatlantic slave trade included European nations like Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands Holland Dutch, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Norway, Italy, Genoa sponsored, condoned, actively participated so were involved in trade of slaves through forts on Gold Coast of Ghana including Fort Fredensborg in Fetu and British Castle at Cape Coast, Ghana. Slave shipped from the castles at the seaside to West Indies. Although huge numbers of slaves were taken to the Spanish plantations, most arrived in Portuguese, Italian-Genoese, Dutch, French and British ships. Often unidentified 16-gun ship is typical of the vessels used in the slave trade is shown in a port profile against a wooded coastline, sailed to Africa. France in slave trade in West Coast of Nantes, Lorient, La Rochelle, Bordeaux built wealth through triangular trade. Slaves on French vessels were taken to French Caribbean colonies Saint-Domingue, Martinique. Charles V granted German Flemish courtier Lorenzo de Gorrevod authority to ship 4,000 captive Africans to America in 1518. This was beginning in earnest of slave trade so from this point thousands of captive Africans shipped annually to New World. Slaves worked on plantation colony and cheap goods sent back to Europe. This triangular system perpetuated demand for slaves by Europeans so increased the country’s wealth by selling to them their shipped goods. Europeans were slave holders but in 16th century thousands of Europeans were captured by the Muslim privateers along the coasts of Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, sold in slave markets from Alexandria, Egypt to Meknes, Morocco. Seamen, fishermen, traders, travellers, soldiers by seaborne raiders. The Ottoman Empire expansion in Europe meant peasant families were enslaved by the combatant soldiers. The pressure to supply millions of slaves meant capture and enslavement of people. Spain contracted buying and transport of enslaved Africans to European middlemen slave trading companies with the best deals. With aforementioned pressure imposed quota to supply more slaves. When slave trade was at its peak, furnished with guns to use to fight each other. So they captured and auctioned slaves to other Europeans in Africa and shipped them to European colonial lands including Jamaica. Greed and ability to control economy is unprecedented. “Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses castles with foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain” in Daniel 11:39. Daniel foretold of accumulation of great riches because of total domination of the economies of the nations under union of dictatorial control. “Through cunning cause deceit to prosper under rule; to exalt self in the heart and destroy many in their prosperity in Daniel 8:25a.
Whereas the slave master yielded power through mortars, guns, swords, the victims had spears or used fist fights that was no match for attackers. Since onset of atomic bombs, planes, sophisticated weapons of war, plight of ordinary people was sealed. The Transatlantic slave trade between 1501-1867 Atlantic triangular trade, sold at least 12.5 million black Africans as slaves by Europeans countries. After 400 years officially counting end of slavery supposed to end earlier slavery still took place in large numbers. Kings who fought back in wars exiled like Prempeh from Gold Coast, Ghana. Gold mines and country colonised in lucrative slavery source of Western wealth. So has power over treasures of gold and silver, over all the precious things of Egypt; the Libyans, Ethiopians follow at his heels” in Daniel 11:43.
While mocking the victim of their lack of civilisation and progress due to laziness. So a gigantic super abundance is created by usurper while those depleted are ridiculed daily by them. When blacks speak of the genocide being committed against African people on a global scale, this is the work of the system of white supremacy gentlemen and the individual racists. Slavery wealth costs the Africans blood, backs, bones, lynchings and death of millions of the ancestors unaccounted for. Taken from the motherland by force against their will many lost, millions of lives unaccounted for. Prempeh defence of Ashanti Kingdom against conquest led to exile to Sierra Leone and Seychelles.
Authentic rulers and kings were deposed like Prempeh to Seychelles by the British who took over rule of Ashanti Kingdom, gold mines and ruled Ghana. So stooges enstooled to promote imposed bully’s lifestyle. The slave trade followed a triangular route between Europe, Africa and the Americas. European goods, cloth and guns were traded for slaves in Africa. Although it takes 2 to tango, those who continue to greatly benefit most from slavery and colonialism still accuse victims of total blame of slavery. Written books portray their victims as barbaric savages without knowledge and morals who need enlightenment to become civilised. Through the triangular trade exploitation of natural resources. Human cargo in exchange for sugar, rum, cotton fed industries in garments making, trickles for thousands of generations still continued. For a bottle schnapps, scotch whisky, brandy, gin and tonic exchanged hectares of fertile lands including gold mines. Cocoa and rubber plantations allegedly signed off by the illiterate kings who respect sacred land forced like Naboth’s vineyard. Africans although victims bullied by slave traffickers accussed and blamed for supposed greed for mirrors, alcohol introduced to them sold loved ones.
Many were captured and enslaved after wars incited by guns given to fulfil demand for quotas for slave plantation business booming. As a result, forced to torch innocent families rounded up separated from loved ones. Sold in droves of millions intoxicated by drinks to enrich themselves. Kunta Kinte from Gambia was not safe to walk or go to forest as slave traders on the look out to capture. Unfortunately the convenient divide and rule history legacy left blacks disunited but rightfully waiting to get back usurp wealth. Women and children continue to the bear brunt of slavery and the mass destruction weapons for too many generations. In 1471 Portuguese built Elmina Castle to protect Portuguese trade from the European competitors, and hostile to Africans. In Elmina Castle near Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, they kept slaves in dungeons in castles built to store slaves until departure from the point of no return. Thousands of castles and dungeons still exist all over Africa recorded in various books in Ghana’s Gold Coast. Castles owned by British were Cape Coast Castle in Ghana among others. In Ghana, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha 8, Malia 10 toured Cape Coast Castle a former slave fort. European slave traders gave America onions, olives, rice, turnips, coffee beans, peaches, pears, grains, wheat, barley, oats, livestock, cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, most importantly disease. Smallpox, measles, sicknesses affected native Americans killed or poisoned to take land. Education continues teaching slave masters principles and methods. Economic slavery is still doing extremely well. Much of the social life of Western Europe in 18th century to date depends on the product of slave labour. In homes, coffee houses people meet over coffee, chocolate, tea, sweetened by Caribbean sugar. Wear clothes made by American cotton, smoke pipes filled with Virginian tobacco. In the church above dungeons, worship God but slaves treated badly!
Furniture made from mahogany, tropical woods, coral, palm oil to build castles, export to Europe and North America. So deprive gold, diamond, timber, bauxite, oil, cocoa, spice, coffee, cotton. Demand for cheap goods traded in African fabrics, cotton, from Americas encourage trade and industry in the Midlands and North-West England, the heart of the Industrial Revolution. African natural resources in motherland never recovered from under development sabotage. The profit makes the Western nation merchants rich and investors make fortunes from the trade. Many land owners’ estates in Caribbean provide large incomes. Profits of slavery gives an undue advantage to European capitalist economic growth so expanding their global control of all nations.
Income from the slave trade exchanged cowries for gold, diamond, salt, cotton, ivory, and slaves for horses, red cloth, and iron. So made people wealthy, bought land, built large houses, invested in banking, industry, support charitable institutions. Built museums, universities libraries, hospitals on blood and toil of slaves. These nations continue to dictate and subjugate their fear of united front against them to recover the wealth in retaliation. Most Africans slaves include, Wolof, Mandinga and Bati etc. Castles exist in many parts of Africa where slaves taken for trafficking human black gold. Many Castles remain in Africa and some are ruins tourists visit to learn the living history. Cape Coast, Elmina Castle along coasts others are inland in Ashanti Region among other places in Africa . In dungeons, there were hundreds and perhaps thousands of slaves housed at the same time awaiting transportation; there were no toilet facilities. Slaves ate, slept in the same place; they urinated and relieved themselves in the same place. A channel in floor carried waste away from a point to another along floor. Taking baths was out of question and no ventilation to keep alive. In 1480s, Portuguese established entrepôts of São Tomé, Elmina to serve regular trade routes from Congo and Benin. Muslim fortress of Ceuta, North Africa, 1415. Conquered Portuguese rulers turned attention to trade goods delivered across Sahara. Skirting coast, royalty sponsored explorers brought rich supplies of gold, precious goods to source bypassing coasts. Created conflict divisions among those tribes not getting along with each other. These divisions reinforced wars and conquests. Insubordinate kings who refused to stand by to take abuse labelled enemies, blacklisted and exiled abroad. Stooges were installed in place of real kings so continued trauma of enslaved people. With constricting rules and laws reinforce in them divide and rule. One expects progress in modern times to see changes as equals in the 21st century. God Does not endorse such greed abuse endured from generation by victims so vengeance belongs to God who created all people. Constant propaganda news media continues to bombard the victims as villains just for asking to be treated fairly and equally as human beings.
God provides more than enough resources for all His children on earth yet black cargo was chosen as the preferred commodity to exploit due to greed and selfishness of others. Despite slow progress of one or token non threatening black man or woman hardly any real changes have taken place economically since African holocaust. Ghana eye is an exhibition exploring the history and legacy of the European Slave Trade. Britain’s slave trade history can be traced in the local landscape, museums, history books showing abject poverty before slavery. However, the irony is the paradigm shift of exchange of their poverty shift to original owners of the natural resources watching the usurper waste God given resources to blacks.
They lack compassion for victims fighting among themselves like house slaves and field slaves. Their accomplices are coconuts well endowed who have no idea how those on the other side live by improving and doing without. The injustice of black history cannot be fully redressed by the slave master for it is like asking wealth and resources to be returned on a silver platter. The basic bare necessities of life have become an uphill struggle and battle field for blacks. Those responsible for depleting under-develop fellow humans with no clue of the true origins of wealth usurped for many generations. Below of summary of chronology of slavery and abolition.The African Queen of Sheba rode chariots to visit King Solomon in 1 Kings 1:10-12, when she heard of fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD. To prove him with hard questions Makeda, the Queen of Sheba 960 visited in BC. As most of Black history is suppressed, and distorted it is important to educate people about the wealthy kingdoms of Africa before slavery and colonialism. She came to Jerusalem with great train, camels carried spices, gold, precious stones. Black history lifestyle unknown in other countries. Queen of Sheba brought Solomon’s so many spices and gifts never seen before or ever since and saw wisdom, house built for God, the meat of his table, sitting of the servants, attendance of ministers, apparel, and cup bearers, and ascent by when went up to house of the LORD. Impressed as true report heard in own land of acts of wisdom, prosperity exceeded all fame.
Blessed be the LORD God delighted to set on the throne of Israel because God loves Israel for ever, made king, to do judgement and justice. Sheba gave king 120 talents of gold, spices of great store, precious stones: abundance of spices queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon…for the house of the LORD, and for the king’s house. Psalm 68:31 says, Prince shall come out of Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God. Acts 8:27 says, Queen Candace’s personal accountant an Ethiopian eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship God so was baptised by Philip.
Overwhelminglyist evidence in Western museums, hospitals, universities built from raided African artefacts and figures reconstructed, reconfigured portray light skin. Knowledge from African roots eradicated from items made originally by black natives to prove highly skilled in architecture. To endorse the savage label given to blacks because the perfect skill displayed by art pieces were supposed to be too advanced for black intelligence. Before such cruel exploitation to enrich themselves at the expense of Africans, most European nations were so poor had paupers in poor houses to sell urine to tan animal skins to earn income.
Such families used to pee in pots taken once a day and sold to tannery to survive so-called the “Piss Poor.” The water temperature about the 1500s was so cold people married in June as they took their yearly bath in May. Smelled good by June as brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide body odour. Hence custom today of carrying bouquet when getting married. Africans enjoy perfumed tree scents like the lady of the night, and fragrance of African Lavender plus other rare species of flaura and fauna brought into Europe. So bath consist of big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all sons and men, then women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!” Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals, mice, bugs, lived in roof. It rained, became slippery and sometimes animals slip and fell off roof. Hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs.”There was nothing to stop the things from falling into house so posed problem in bedroom as bugs, droppings messed nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.
Yet Africans were superich while canopy beds came in to stop floor dirt. Wealthy had no such dirt saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh straw on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood placed in entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. While taking great care of themselv maltreated and abused in chains restraints on neck. In those old days, they cooked in kitchen with a big kettle hunging over fire. They lit fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They ate stew for dinner, leftovers in the pot got cold overnight stew food for a while. Hence rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas’ porridge cold, and pea’s porridge in pot nine days old. They obtained pork, and felt special, visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth a man could, “bring home the bacon.” They cut off a little to share with guests and all sat around and fat cat ate at an expense of slaves. Slaves punished, whipped, shackled, hanged or beaten, mutilated, branded, molested, burnt, imprisoned tortured. Punishment was meted for no reason than hatred and pure evil yet themselves Christians.
Educational materials and documents available in almanacs record the black history events for posterity. So blacks and whites must study these matters to correct history. Black history in ancient maps show proslavery and Precolonial ancient preposterous empires. They traded gold, salt and spices peacefully among each other. Until greed brought fighting over slavecoasts and slaves to ship to West Indies, Brazil, South Africa from West Africa. The information must be made known to show that Africans are victims of Western Europeans who deprived them of their natural wealth resources. Africans are villified as those who sold their own flesh and blood for money. Just take a look at Africa to see who gained most from the slavery and the colonialism by Whites.
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid on the kitchen table for a couple of days as family gathered around to eat and drink and wait to see if they would wake up. Hence custom of holding wake to watch out for dead yet killed blacks.
England was old and small and local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they dig up coffins and take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night graveyard shift to listen for the bell so saved by the bell or considered a dead ringer. Money from slavery built grand and obscured stately homes, public buildings and private homes.That’s the truth Black African wealth built Harewood House in Leeds among 1000s of others as economy flourishes. Black history extends through apartheid South Africa worldwide in segregation ethnic cleansing, colonialism globally. Slavery and indentured servitude is a capital offence in Exodus 21:16. Paul called slave traders, ungodly, unholy, lawless, rebellious, profane, in 1 Timothy 1:8-10. Systematic kidnapping to enslave countless Africans peaked from the 15th-19th centuries due to greed is absolutely a non-biblical phenomena. Business is booming for descendants exploiters while survivor descendants await compensation from such African holocaust. However, remember that vengeance belongs to God Jehovah Nissi in Jesus Name! So years devoured by locusts, canker and palmer worms God will restore. With more than double portion blessings plus interests as Jewish wealth assets restored. God SAYS if MY people called by MY NAME humble themselves to call upon God, HE WILL HEAR prayer, answer to heal their land in Jesus Name! A White said, THEY ARE STILL OUR SLAVES. We can continue to reap profits from them without the effort of physical slavery. Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, ‘The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in book. They have the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom yet refuse to read. Few read consistently, if at all. GREED is another weapon of containment. Last year Blacks spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%). We can use them as our target market, for any business venture we dream up, they will buy into it. They function totally by greed. They continually want more, & hardly save. They rather buy new sneaker than invest in a business. Some neglect their children to have the latest Tommy or Jordan, & they still think that having a Mercedes, gives them ‘Status’. They’re fools! A vast majority of them are still in poverty because their greed holds them back from helping to make better communities. With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often show destructive images into their own homes we continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike.
Surprisingly Hilfiger even jeered them, saying he doesn’t want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before! They will continue to show off to each other, white communities improve with profits from our businesses that we market to them. SELFISHNESS is one of the major ways we continue to contain them. Some segments of their culture that has achieved some ‘form’ of success but they didn’t read that the talented 10℅ was responsible to aid The Non-Talented 90℅ in achieving a better life. Instead, that segment created another class that looks down on people or help them in condescending manner. Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project of substance. When they do get together, their egos get in the way of their goal Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community. They are content to sit in the white conferences & conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speaker not the best doer. They refuse to see that Together Each Achieves More (TEAM). They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own, as a matter of fact, most of them are one or two pay checks away from poverty. All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms. Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want keep thinking they are helping their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold conventions in our hotels. By the way, do not worry about any of them reading it because ‘THEY DON’T READ!! Prove them wrong. Please pass this on! After Reading. We MUST rise from post traumatic slavery disorder. The blessings of the Lord God makes rich without sorrow so seek God’s blessings through tithes and offerings. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, love and please the living God in Christ in Jesus Name. Sadly, this exploitative state of affairs continues until Almighty LORD God, Patent Owner and Creator takes back power from them and the KING of Kings Jesus Christ Rules earth physically permanently forever in PERFECT PEACE FROM JERUSALEM ISRAEL. Forgive to Make sure you belong to God’s Kingdom in the New Jerusalem.
Now .. whoever said History was boring?
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