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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 0 comments

A fine art mask of the Punu tribe. Gabon. West...Image via Wikipedia
When I was young, the first pieces of art that I held in my hands and admired were African Art. We had a few pieces displayed in our home.  I have yet to ask about the history of those pieces and which of my parents collected them.

Now, I have come to realize thousands of pieces of African Art have been removed from Africa, and the world relishes these pieces, but few recognize that this artwork tells our story and can help us to understand more about our history.

African Art has meaning.  It tells the history and story of people.  We would understand our heritage better if we undertook a study of these neglected evidences of history.

To many, untruths and misrepresentations depict us a savages while ancient works survive to suggest otherwise. 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 0 comments

Shared by Vince Cushite today: 
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” ~Anthony Robbins 

Black Women In Mathematics

Even if we set our standards high, African American children who do not see images of scientists, mathematicians, doctors, or engineers who resemble them will succumb to the belief that those careers are above their reach. If you can show your children images and truths about successful people who looked like them, you will go a long way to inspiring them to be the best they can be. 

They will not be able to overcome the negative pressure they face from peers who poke fun at them for wanting to succeed, and they will not rise above a system which does not challenge them or which accepts mediocrity without a true belief in themselves.  We can help them develop the confidence they need.

We must present our history and our images to our children. We simply cannot wait for someone else to do this or to do it correctly.  If our children could see themselves in other great descendants of the African Diaspora and those Ancients from who we descend, they would be inspired to stand and take their place as well in the annals of history.

Join host, Robin Foster, as we discuss this topic tonight on Over Troubled Water Blog Talk Radio at 8PM EST.  Call in number:  (424) 625-8247 and press on to join the conversation.  Be sure to sign in to join us in the chat room:  How True History Will Inspire Your Child to Learn.

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With the blessings of technology, all African ancestored descendants can develop an online haven where healing can take place. Let's recite and relish in our history. Let's come together to identify the principles that help us to enjoy freedom and happiness. Hopefully, "Over Troubled Water" will be the beginning of that for you. We welcome contributors who will share their history and perspectives that we may all learn and benefit.
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"I believe that all men, black and brown and white, are brothers, varying in time and opportunity, in form and gift and feature, but differing in no essential particular, and alike in soul and the possibility of infinite development." --W.E.B. Dubois
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The village is coming together! We are from many diverse groups from around the world. We invite you to use Over Trouble Water as an avenue that will spark much needed dialog. This dialog can lead to great enlightenment and healing. Every effort will be made to supplement using historical resources for further study, however, opinions or views expressed in articles reflect the contributor's life experiences and are the responsibility of the respective contributor. Comments should be addressed to the respective contributor.

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