What is the African Manifesto

African Manifesto

The word African specifically relates to the indigenous people of the African continent and their descents in the Diaspora ( Caribbean , Americas , Arabia , etc). The race-nationality model such as that currently employed by African-American, African-Brazilian and African-Caribbean communities more accurately describes the identity whilst fully articulating the history and geopolitical reality.

The miscellaneous usage of the label 'Black' within this site reflects its contemporary use as a means to denote a specific

sociocultural and political context. It is recognized as a colloquial term that was fashioned as a reactionary concept to derogatory racial epithets in the 1960's. It is offensive when used as a racial classification code word to denote African people. Other such denigrating terminology when made in reference to African culture, heritage or identity are 'Tribe', 'Sub-Saharan Africa', or 'black Africa '.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Nigerian superheroes save the world African style

Some of their fans are calling them the “Black Avengers,” but for the founders of Comic Republic in Lagos, Nigeria, these characters reflect the daily struggles and dreams of everyday Africans. "When I looked around, I noticed that a lot of young people don't really have icons to look up to," said Jide Martin, one of the founders. "I thought, OK, what is it that is relatable to the young that we can use to teach them how to do things right?" The company was started in 2013 with the goal of publishing comics for an African audience based on characters from a "galaxy not so far away." One of the company's most popular characters is Guardian Prime. In real life he is a Nigerian named Tundi Jaiye but he is also the "fifth element," a perfect man created in God's image.

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