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Dedan Kimathi
Dedan Kimathi
January 24, 2017 3:11 PM

“Now understand one thing, before people from the continent of what we now refer to as “Africa” were captured and sold off into slavery, they did not refer to themselves as black.” This is a patently false and ahistorical statement. We BLACK/Afrikan people called ourselves “Black” in arguably the oldest language known to humankind. The classical African civilization known as Kmt (Kemet to us or Egypt to the greeks) used the Mdw Ntr (Sacred words to us or Hieroglyphics to the greeks) Kmt to mean “land of the Blacks”. Many unstudied commentators have postulated the theory that the word “Kmt”… Read more »

Phyllis
Phyllis
October 10, 2017 4:11 PM

I wholly concur. I have discussed the use of the word “black” to describe people of African descent. I am the descendant of slaves, and although I don’t know my country of origin, I call myself an African American because it describes me much better than “black.” At least African American notes the continent my ancestors were kidnapped from. Yes, I am an “African American,” meaning an American of African descent.

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