Indigenous culture

I would like to give you the definition of “indigenous culture” according to United Nations organizations for indigenous people Human Rights:

those which having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of societies now prevailing in those territories, or parts of them. They form at present non-dominant sectors of society and are determined to preserve, develop, and transmit to future generations their ancestral territories, and their ethnic identity, as the basis of their continued existence as peoples, in accordance with their own cultural patterns, social institutions and legal systems.

(Martinez-Cobo, 1984)

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What is the “indigenous culture” of those who descend from slaves stolen from West Africa?

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Many tribes were consumed in the bowels of ships leaving Africa for the Americas, and some of the largest tribes are the Eboes(Igbo), Ashanti, Yoruba, and the EVERI which was the name of the ancient Peoples of West Africa.

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What culture or way of life did the EVERI (ancient people of West Africa) engage?

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While there are many influences over the centuries and intermingling of tribes throughout the ages we can use historical documentation from explorers, cosmographers, historians, and missionaries as observations from the outside looking in as well as the oral traditions passed down by the tribes of West Africa itself.

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“Êυê is pronounced “Erh-verh” or “Eyverh.” The plural form is, “Êυêo,” that is, Êυê with an ‘O’ at the end. It is pronounced “Erh-verh-O” or “Eyverh-O.” The reason for writing the name with these strange characters is because the name has a sound that is not in English. This being the case, there are no letters in English to spell out the sound in the name. The following is my effort to help you get the right pronunciation.
The “Ê” transliterates as, “Erh” or “Ey.” The “υ” transliterates as “vav” or “vher” in English. When you put it altogether it sounds like Erh-verh or Eyverh. This is a difficult name to write in English and get the right pronunciation. Even in West Africa, the neighbours of the Êυê people struggle with the name and end up calling the people “EWE,” instead of “Êυê.” Because there are no characters in the alphabet to write the name in English, the Êυê people in Ghana came up with this novel way to denote their identity. When our people in Ghana and Togo see Êυê they automatically put in the necessary vowels to come up with the proper pronunciation of the name.
Elsewhere in the world, such as, in the Scandinavian and Germanic languages in Europe they have this sound in the language. In these countries when this sound occurs in their language, the letter ‘W,’ in English, is used for the “vher” sound. This means a name like William in English is υilhem in German and a Scandinavian name like υilly becomes Willy in English. During the colonial era, the British introduced the European way of representing the ‘vher’ sound with “W” to West Africa. “

The Erverh people did not originate from West Africa. They came from the Middle East where they used to be mighty people with a world-renowned name. However, over time and through the ages the people of the world replaced this famous name with something else. This accident in history inadvertently hid the glorious identity of these black people.

Not anymore is the glorious name going to stay hidden, because I am hereby lifting the veil so that you know whom we really are. With our identity thus revealed, we can rise and soar again to great heights as our ancestors.

Meet the Êυê (Erverh) aka the Hebrew

As I mentioned earlier, we are the Erverh people. The secret you don’t know is, Erverh means Hebrew. Therefore, to rephrase, the last statement can read: “we are the Hebrew people.” The name Erverh, is the original name, which translates as Hebrew in English. Thus, without beating about the bush, our ancestors, and us, are the ancient Israelites. The ancient Israelites were not called Jews. They were Erverh.

 https://blackpeopleshistory.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/black-identity/
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Identity

Maybe Identity should be expressed poetically for it is both carnal and eternal. It is the reputation of your people and the manifestation of your Creator your collective history and your personal hopes of heaven.

Identity is a complex concept articulated by both philosophers and prophets expounded on by politicians and preachers. I consider Identity to be the occupation of the spirit a intermingled idea of culture and destiny.

Perhaps Proverbs is about identity as much as Genesis is.

What I am saying is identity is not just the solid boundaries of your traditions it is the intangible force that draws us to connect to Elohim thereby interlocking us together who seek to “Identify” with HIM.

Identity should be left to the poets to convey.

Scholars can lecture but poets can inspire and Identity should be the inspirational wisdom that motivates individuals to become the reflection of a image that we should all Identify with.

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the burden of freedom

Freedom is not the same as liberation.

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Freedom requires a knowledge of identity and a responsibility to its boundaries. In order for your purpose to manifest itself you must be able to respond to the weight of your purpose. The kingdom in you cannot be established if you are not aware of your IDENTITY, because your IDENTITY connects you to your purpose. A slave is kept ignorant so that freedom cannot enter in…you can be in chains and be free if you have knowledge of your IDENTITY. Continue reading

To serve

To serve is to minister

What is a servant according to the bible?

“And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.” – Isaiah 49:5

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Worst Prisons in the World

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate our deepest fear is that we are powerful without measure” is a quote from a poet Marianne Williamson that I think sums up our current dilemma in America.

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We have formed prisons that keep greatness locked behind mediocrity because of the persecution that comes with being great. Continue reading

Diversity is not a first step

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If you want to see meaningful progress you must first change personal habits and destructive mindsets that inhibit forward movement. Growth must first start within than expand to those connected to you secondly your community until growth is evident in every thing that represents US as a people before we can go to the next step.

We must first take care of home…once you have not only addressed the needs of our communities, and are actively meeting those needs can we seek DIVERSITY.

Diversity is not a first step…its more of a third step. Continue reading