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 '.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

2Pac and Africa

Unlike some of the other artists that were mentioned, Tupac expressed a rather limited interest in Africa. He occasionally mentioned South Africa and dedicated a poem titled “Just a Breath of Freedom” to Nelson Mandela. Beyond that, Tupac was not as interested in African affairs in the way other Diaspora artists such as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh were. More so than any other American rapper, however, Tupac was able to connect to Africa.

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