The Black Pharaohs


The narration of this film reeks of Eurocentrism, as does the accompanying blurb below. Nevertheless, it provides a useful overview of a significant era of North African history.

Hat tip to Kalamu ya Salaam at Neo-Griot for posting this video.

Dr Vivian Davies claims that a recently discovered set of hieroglyphs proves that, in 800 BC, Egypt was under the rule of black Pharaohs from neighbouring Nubia. This film examines the impact of these sensational discoveries.

Historians have long known about Kush, but relegated its importance to a vassal state of Egypt, significant only for its gold reserves. Early excavations in the Kush capital at Kerma suffered from the innate racism of the archaeologists. Fabulous grave goods, discovered in the 20th century, were thought to have belonged to Kush’s Egyptian overlords. They didn’t consider that a black African culture could have challenged Egypt’s supremacy.

The inscription exposed the truth. Although it won battles, Kush eventually lost the war, and for the next 1000 years, Egypt had the upper hand. But the inscription served as a warning prophecy to Egypt that it might pay a high price. The enslaved Kushites would have their revenge. Allowed, and even encouraged, to rebuild their own kingdom along the lines of Egypt, in 747 BC, Kush attacked the Pharaoh’s power in a daring land grab.
The Kushite king, Piye, overthrew the yoke, conquered mighty Egypt and established a 100-year rule of black Pharaohs. Even after being ousted from the Egyptian throne, Kushite kings continued to rule an empire as mighty as any, until the arrival of Alexander the Great. For a number of years, British Museum archaeologists have been making find after find in the Upper Nile Valley to substantiate this story – huge lost pyramids, burial chambers of 200 workers, and stores of gold.


Cosmic Funk

Last night I had the privilege of seeing the cosmilicious Sun Ra Arkestra—led by ninety years young master musician Marshall Allen—end their two day stand at the Club Ono in London. We traveled the spaceways from planet to planet and never missed a beat …



The Invasion of America

Genocide and slavery provided the means for the establishment of the white racial state that is benignly referred to as the United States of America. When Columbus arrived in the so-called New World in 1492, an estimated 8 million Indians lived in the area that currently comprises the U.S. By 1900 their population had been reduced to a mere 237,000. Mass murder and forced removal were the social policies and practices that made westward expansion possible. Today, according to U.S. Census data, Native Americans and Alaska Natives number about 5 million. Approximately 22% live on federally-recognized reservations or off-reservation trust lands.

The video below by maps every treaty and executive order that facilitated the conquest and theft of over 1.5 billion acres of native lands. It concludes by showing the location of present-day reservations.