Nok

'God has given you one face, and yet you make yourself another' Shakespeare. Never conform to the status Quo. This blog is inspired by knowledge of the old world and truth. Email: Nok_ind@yahoo.com

Osagyian Òòsà Ògíyán Bàbá mi Ajagunnon mo pé o Ògíyán o jire lónì? Bàbá mi o ji re o! Eléejigbo fún mi ire o Jagun-jagun gbé mi o Akinjolé mo ji lónì mo jí lónì ki n ji sowó ki n jí sàláfíà àti ire àìkú, àse o

Osagyian Òòsà Ògíyán Bàbá mi Ajagunnon mo pé o Ògíyán o jire lónì? Bàbá mi o ji re o! Eléejigbo fún mi ire o Jagun-jagun gbé mi o Akinjolé mo ji lónì mo jí lónì ki n ji sowó ki n jí sàláfíà àti ire àìkú, àse o

lovelyandbrown:

goals.



Golden brown texture like sun,
Lays me down with my mind she runs,
Throughout the night
No need to fight,  never a frown with golden brown.

lovelyandbrown:

goals.

Golden brown texture like sun, Lays me down with my mind she runs, Throughout the night No need to fight, never a frown with golden brown.

(Source: dblackmansworld)

diasporicroots:

Prince Horemakhet son of pharaoh Shabaka and high priest of Amun. Dated statue from 701-690 BC. (Notice it is difficult to see the difference between this and other statues, back in Ancient times it did not matter furthermore modern religious constructs did not exist).

diasporicroots:

Prince Horemakhet son of pharaoh Shabaka and high priest of Amun. Dated statue from 701-690 BC. (Notice it is difficult to see the difference between this and other statues, back in Ancient times it did not matter furthermore modern religious constructs did not exist).

Thank you for opening the discussion on being black in SOAS

itooamsoas:

I love the project! I tell people that despite the fact that we go to a university that is lauded for its diversity and development work, I’ve never experienced more microagression and racial insensitivity than in SOAS. What makes it so frustrating is that because we study Africa in class, learn African languages and go to African countries for internships, students think that that is a free pass to say racially insensitive things.

For example, in my first year, there was a girl who thought it was funny to declare that I was ‘her slave’. I hate confrontation so I shrugged it off, pretended to ignore her jokes. She’d mimic my accent in a way that I found so annoying but again, because I didn’t want to be ‘that angry black girl’ I’d either laugh as if I found it funny or ignore her. I specifically remember one afternoon as everyone was coming back from the 10 minute break in the lecture she bounded up the steps in the lecture hall towards me holding a chocolate muffin. ‘You know, you resemble this muffin, you’re colour I mean’ she said in a loud voice that carried through the lecture hall. I wish I could go back to that day and give her a piece of my mind but what I did instead was ignore her and look straight ahead. I really did not want to be identified as the angry, bitter, black girl, but if any place could try your patience, it’s SOAS. 

SOAS itself is a colonial institution it is where the UK would train their people to learn and interact with ‘natives’ during and after its scramble for africa and to train commonwealth citizens to trade in other parts in the world the UK had their foot in. It was integral in training British administrators, colonial officials and spies for overseas postings across the British Empire. Perhaps moving forward we as Africans need to develop Institutions such as Cheikh Anta Diop university. Creating internationally acclaimed institutions where we will not be marginalised.

thefemaletyrant:

thefemaletyrant:

ardora:

Adopt a Clitoris
West Africa’s first clitoral reconstruction hospital is going live in a few months.
The free clinic, a.k.a. the “Pleasure Hospital” will be located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso and is being funded by weird UFO-cult-affiliated NGO Clitoraid. Volunteer surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery on victims of female genital mutilation from across West Africa.
Demand is already far outpacing supply. Local NGO partner Voices of Women reports to IRIN Africa that its offices receive daily calls from women (and their husbands) interested in the surgery. They’ve had to cap the waitlist for the procedure at 100 patients.
Read more here.
Photo: Rennie Ellis, Discover your clitoris, Carlton, 1979.

Have you heard the news about the church stopping this clinic from opening?

"The next morning, the local member of the hospital organising committee, Banemanie Traore, arrives with the devastating news that, although the government allowed the hospital to be built, they have said it can’t open. Banemanie is a beautiful, 59-year-old woman, her hair done in ringlets who tells me she was "restored, six years ago and I am now very happy". She wears a distinctive gold symbol around her neck, a swastika surrounded by a Star of David. She is a Raelian and therein may lie the problem.
The Raelians believe that planet Earth was created and is still governed by extra-terrestrials who will one day return to judge humanity. They believe in UFOs and that our purpose on Earth is the pursuit of pleasure.
About 10 years ago, wealthy Raelians living in California and Canada launched a charity they called Clitoraid. They invited donors to “sponsor a clitoris”, raised $400,000 and started building the Pleasure Hospital eight years ago. It is due to open in four days’ time and women are arriving in Bobo from all over Africa for the operation.
Banemanie Traore is convinced that the Ministry has stepped in to stop the project for religious reasons. She says powerful Catholics in the country have put pressure on the government. “They don’t want women to have pleasure,” she says.”
The unopened ‘Pleasure Hospital’ of Bobo



I wonder what impact Sankara’s push for the empowerment of Burkina women had on this.  I know if he was still alive he would be pushing towards this being built. View high resolution

thefemaletyrant:

thefemaletyrant:

ardora:

Adopt a Clitoris

West Africa’s first clitoral reconstruction hospital is going live in a few months.

The free clinic, a.k.a. the “Pleasure Hospital” will be located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso and is being funded by weird UFO-cult-affiliated NGO Clitoraid. Volunteer surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery on victims of female genital mutilation from across West Africa.

Demand is already far outpacing supply. Local NGO partner Voices of Women reports to IRIN Africa that its offices receive daily calls from women (and their husbands) interested in the surgery. They’ve had to cap the waitlist for the procedure at 100 patients.

Read more here.

Photo: Rennie Ellis, Discover your clitoris, Carlton, 1979.

Have you heard the news about the church stopping this clinic from opening?

"The next morning, the local member of the hospital organising committee, Banemanie Traore, arrives with the devastating news that, although the government allowed the hospital to be built, they have said it can’t open. Banemanie is a beautiful, 59-year-old woman, her hair done in ringlets who tells me she was "restored, six years ago and I am now very happy". She wears a distinctive gold symbol around her neck, a swastika surrounded by a Star of David. She is a Raelian and therein may lie the problem.

The Raelians believe that planet Earth was created and is still governed by extra-terrestrials who will one day return to judge humanity. They believe in UFOs and that our purpose on Earth is the pursuit of pleasure.

About 10 years ago, wealthy Raelians living in California and Canada launched a charity they called Clitoraid. They invited donors to “sponsor a clitoris”, raised $400,000 and started building the Pleasure Hospital eight years ago. It is due to open in four days’ time and women are arriving in Bobo from all over Africa for the operation.

Banemanie Traore is convinced that the Ministry has stepped in to stop the project for religious reasons. She says powerful Catholics in the country have put pressure on the government. “They don’t want women to have pleasure,” she says.”

The unopened ‘Pleasure Hospital’ of Bobo

I wonder what impact Sankara’s push for the empowerment of Burkina women had on this. I know if he was still alive he would be pushing towards this being built.

theolduvaigorge:

New dating for old bones

  • from University of Witswatersrand

After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old.

In a paper published today, Friday, 14 March 2014 at 12:00 (SATS), in the scientific journal, the Journal of Human Evolution, the latest findings by Professor Ron Clarke from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand and his colleagues refute previous dating claims that suggested Little Foot is younger.

The paper is titled: Stratigraphic analysis of the Sterkfontein StW 573 Australopithecus skeleton and implications for its age, and is the result of a detailed study of the stratigraphy, micro-stratigraphy, and geochemistry around the skeleton.

Little Foot’s story:

The Sterkfontein Caves of Gauteng, South Africa have been world famous since 1936 for producing large numbers of fossils of the ape-man Australopithecus. However, for sixty years, these fossils consisted only of partial skulls and jaws, isolated teeth and fragments of limb bones. These were obtained by blasting or drilling and breaking of the calcified ancient cave infill or by pick and shovel excavation of the softer decalcified infills.

Questions arose about the age of these fossils, of how they came to be in the caves, and also of how a complete skeleton would appear. Then in 1997 Ron Clarke, Stephen Motsumi and Nkwane Molefe of the University of the Witwatersrand discovered an almost complete  Australopithecus skeleton with skull embedded in hard, calcified sediment in an underground chamber of the caves. They began to carefully excavate this skeleton in order to expose it in place in the cave and to understand the ancient processes that contributed to its burial and preservation.

This was the first time that such an excavation of an Australopithecus has taken place in an ancient calcified deposit. During the course of this excavation, it became clear that the skeleton had been subjected to ancient disturbance and breakage through partial collapse into a lower cavity and that calcareous flowstone had subsequently filled voids formed around the displaced bones.

Despite this fact being published, some other researchers dated the flowstones and claimed that such dates represent the age of the skeleton. This has created a false impression that the skeleton is much younger than it actually is” (read more).

***If I could go back in time I’d travel to Sterkfontein and Makapansgat ~2.6-2.0 My just to be able to sort out whatever the hell is going on there as far as taxonomy goes. I’d be off with a notebook and a pair of calipers to harass the australopiths ‘til I had it all well sorted: “You’ve a rather gracile looking skull there; do you identify as A. africanus? Wait now, who’s that robust looking lad over there? Are you two related and if so how? Would you mind if I just took a few measurements of your skull real quick while you’re sitting here picking the lice out of your sister’s back hair? And while we’re at it could I get a peak at your canines and your molars? Open wide. We’ve all been wondering about both sexual dimorphism and dietary adaptation in your taxon for ages now. Speaking of—do you know Sts 5? Yes, Mrs. Ples. Is she really female? You don’t say. And Stw 252 and Sts 71?” And off I’d pop back into my time machine to tenure.

(Source: University of Witswatersrand)

rasdivine:

The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossible. A fine example of what is often deemed as an incurable health problem is dental cavities, but extensive research is now becoming more public about the true nature of tooth decay and the fact that there are proven remedies that can remedy it.

The lies perpetrated about tooth decay
According to the American Dental Association, the reason we have tooth decay is as follows:
“[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.”
There are a few problems with this theory, including:
Groups of indigenous people who had fermentable carbohydrates stuck on their teeth all the timethat did not brush or floss were mostly or completely free of tooth decay.
Bacteria do not consume processed sugar or flour because of the lack of nutrients in them.
Foods that bacteria like to eat, such as milk, vegetables, meat, fish and fruit, are not commonly implicated in causes of tooth decay.
So if the modern explanation of tooth decay is not accurate, what is actually the cause of tooth decay?
What actually causes tooth decay
Tooth decay, as researched by Dr. Weston Price and other dental pioneers, boiled down to three factors:
Not enough minerals in the diet.
Not enough fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) in the diet.
Nutrients not being readily bioavailable, and your intestinal system not properly absorbing them. The presence of phytic acid largely influences this factor.
Over a period of time, if your diet lacks vitamins and minerals from a poor diet and/or contains high levels of phytates (from grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes), the blood chemistry and the ratio of calcium and phosphorous become out of balance, which results in minerals being pulled from bones, causing tooth and bone loss.
So, the long-standing belief that sugar causes tooth decay is true, but as a result of it depleting nutrients from the body, not because bacteria eat it and produce acid that ruins your teeth.

The food remedies that can heal cavities and tooth decay
In order to restore the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in our blood, and to enable minerals to bond to our teeth, it is not enough to just avoid eating too many sweet or processed foods. We must also eat health-building foods, containing copious amounts of minerals and vitamins that will build a glassy hard tooth structure.
Foods to focus on are:
Coconut oil, grass-fed organic dairy (especially butter), grass-fed meats, seafood and bone broths.
Organic cooked vegetables (soups with bone broth are ideal).
Organ and gland meats, like liver.
Limit foods that are high in phytic acid, like grains, beans, nuts and seeds, as well as limiting processed food intake full of processed flours and sugars that upset blood sugar balance.
Supplements to consider are:
Fermented cod liver oil – very high in fat soluble vitamins A, D and K.
Magnesium – required to use calcium and phosphorous effectively.
Gelatin – if you don’t have time to make bone broth, this is a good alternative and is great for gums and digestion.
Now go get your pearly white smile back.

Cure Tooth Decay: Heal And Prevent Cavities With Nutrition – Limit And Avoid Dental Surgery and Fluoride by Ramiel Nagel is the go to guide for using food to manage your dental hygiene. 
Sources for this article include:
http://www.westonaprice.org
http://wellnessmama.com
http://www.naturalnews.com
http://science.naturalnews.com
Article Originally Posted on: Natural News.com



I will research this later. View high resolution

rasdivine:

The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossible. A fine example of what is often deemed as an incurable health problem is dental cavities, but extensive research is now becoming more public about the true nature of tooth decay and the fact that there are proven remedies that can remedy it.

The lies perpetrated about tooth decay

According to the American Dental Association, the reason we have tooth decay is as follows:

“[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.”

There are a few problems with this theory, including:

  • Groups of indigenous people who had fermentable carbohydrates stuck on their teeth all the timethat did not brush or floss were mostly or completely free of tooth decay.
  • Bacteria do not consume processed sugar or flour because of the lack of nutrients in them.
  • Foods that bacteria like to eat, such as milk, vegetables, meat, fish and fruit, are not commonly implicated in causes of tooth decay.

So if the modern explanation of tooth decay is not accurate, what is actually the cause of tooth decay?

What actually causes tooth decay

Tooth decay, as researched by Dr. Weston Price and other dental pioneers, boiled down to three factors:

  • Not enough minerals in the diet.
  • Not enough fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) in the diet.
  • Nutrients not being readily bioavailable, and your intestinal system not properly absorbing them. The presence of phytic acid largely influences this factor.

Over a period of time, if your diet lacks vitamins and minerals from a poor diet and/or contains high levels of phytates (from grains, seedsnuts, and legumes), the blood chemistry and the ratio of calcium and phosphorous become out of balance, which results in minerals being pulled from bones, causing tooth and bone loss.

So, the long-standing belief that sugar causes tooth decay is true, but as a result of it depleting nutrients from the body, not because bacteria eat it and produce acid that ruins your teeth.

The food remedies that can heal cavities and tooth decay

In order to restore the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in our blood, and to enable minerals to bond to our teeth, it is not enough to just avoid eating too many sweet or processed foods. We must also eat health-building foods, containing copious amounts of minerals and vitamins that will build a glassy hard tooth structure.

Foods to focus on are:

  • Coconut oil, grass-fed organic dairy (especially butter), grass-fed meats, seafood and bone broths.
  • Organic cooked vegetables (soups with bone broth are ideal).
  • Organ and gland meats, like liver.

Limit foods that are high in phytic acid, like grains, beans, nuts and seeds, as well as limiting processed food intake full of processed flours and sugars that upset blood sugar balance.

Supplements to consider are:

  • Fermented cod liver oil – very high in fat soluble vitamins A, D and K.
  • Magnesium – required to use calcium and phosphorous effectively.
  • Gelatin – if you don’t have time to make bone broth, this is a good alternative and is great for gums and digestion.

Now go get your pearly white smile back.

Cure Tooth Decay: Heal And Prevent Cavities With Nutrition – Limit And Avoid Dental Surgery and Fluoride by Ramiel Nagel is the go to guide for using food to manage your dental hygiene. 

Sources for this article include:

http://www.westonaprice.org

http://wellnessmama.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

Article Originally Posted on: Natural News.com

I will research this later.

(Source: healthy-holistic-living.com, via themaroonvillage)

nok-ind:

 Alice Walker (Writer of the color purple )- On her book Now is the time to open up your heart.

She got the inspiration for the name of the book from the A south American indigenous Icaro (song) that the Shaman who guided her through her Ayahuasca  journey sang to her.  

In this she talks about the fact that the ‘Elder feminine is suppressed in western culture’ and that we are all missing grandmother voice.  She emphasizes the fact that during the middle ages in Europe they killed the elder grandmother voice. Culminating in the destruction of many of the indigenous religions in Europe resulting in the murder of 9 million ‘Witches’ over a 500 year period. Suppressing that voice & future healers. This same conglomeration of Patriarchal ethnic groups went on to spread this inaccuracy around the world. 

I remember watching a Frantz Fanon documentary and someone interviewed said “We live in a strongly patriarchal world with a perplexed sexist form of masculinity which prevails.”  Food for thought

She also talks about how she feels the young (Particularly in indigenous communities)  are loosing their way to drugs through them trying to have a transcendent experience without proper guidance.  

Watch the full video, I really recommend it.

NB. on a side note I do not agree with her saying that Africa is poor that is inaccurate. 

The best and shortest road towards knowledge of truth is Nature.
— Proverb from the Great temple of Karnak
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