Category: History

Holidays: Kwanzaa – A Celebration of African Heritage – December 26 through January 1

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival observed each year in the African-American and many African Diaspora communities around the world from December 26th through January 1st on the Gregorian calendar. The non-sectarian holiday, created by African-American activist Maulana Karenga, celebrates African heritage in the African-American and African Diaspora cultures. Kwanzaa was first […]

WATCH: “The Exodus and the Bible: What Was Known, What Was Remembered, What Was Forgotten” – Professor William Dever/UCSD Exodus Conference

Shalom, everyone! The following is a lecture by renown archaeologist, Professor William G. Dever, titled “The Exodus and the Bible: What Was Known, What Was Remembered, What Was Forgotten.” This lecture was given in 2013 at the University of California San Diego conference, “Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text […]

WATCH: “Stroum Lectures 1985: The Lost Background of the Canaanite & Israelite Cult” – Professor William G. Dever – Stroum Jewish Studies

Shalom, everyone! The following is part three of a three-part lecture series given by renown archaeologist, Dr. William G. Dever, about the lost history of the Israelite and Canaanite cult. The culture and spiritual practices of the Israelites and Canaanites were virtually identical. They shared the same language, […]

WATCH: “Stroum Lectures 1985: Israelite Settlement in Canaan II” – Professor William G. Dever – Stroum Jewish Studies

Shalom, everyone! The following is part two of a three-part lecture series given by renown archaeologist, Dr. William G. Dever, about recent archaeological discoveries and biblical research providing greater insight into the Israelite settlement of the Land of Canaan. Was their settlement of Canaan as it was written […]

WATCH: “Stroum Lectures 1985: Recent Archeological Discoveries & Biblical Research” – Professor William G. Dever – Stroum Jewish Studies/UW

Shalom, everyone! The following is part one of a three-part lecture series given by renown archaeologist, Dr. William G. Dever, about recent archaeological discoveries and biblical research during the 1970s and 1980s that seem to contradict many of the claims by the biblical writers about the origins of […]

News: African Union Ambassador Calls for closer ties with the African Diaspora in the Americas – H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao – Aug 22 2018

Shalom, everyone! The following is a video clip of a recent speech by the African Union Ambassador to the Americas, Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, calling for closer ties between the African continent and the African Diaspora, including repatriation. This is wonderful. Dr. Chihombori-Quao discusses African history including […]

WATCH: “Caesar’s Messiah: Story of Berenice, Mistress of Titus” (2014) – Joseph Atwill – (How the Roman Emperor Titus Became Jesus Christ)

Shalom, everyone! The following is a short film called “Caesar’s Messiah: Story of Berenice, Mistress of Titus” which reiterates the historical proofs that Jesus (Yeshua) was a myth invented by the Romans to pacify its rebellious masses. The story in the film is told from Berenice‘s perspective and shows […]

WATCH: “10 Facts About The Arab Enslavement Of Black People Not Taught In Schools” – Atlanta Black Star (2016)

Shalom, everyone! The following is a video presentation from Atlanta Black Star called “10 Facts About The Arab Enslavement Of Black People Not Taught In Schools.” Much has been documented and taught about the Transatlantic Slave Trade conducted by European Christians. There is, however, another slave trade of Africans, […]

Timelines: Timeline of African Slavery in the Former French Empire, 1541 – 1960

Shalom, everyone! France was an active participant in the colonization, enslavement, and trafficking of Africans. France controlled one of the largest and longest lasting colonial empires in history. Even today, France maintains colonies in the Caribbean (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin and French Guiana). France still somewhat controls the political, […]

Timelines: Timeline of the Vatican/Catholic Church and Italian Involvement African Slavery and Colonization, 1441 – 1941

Shalom, everyone! The Vatican/Catholic Church and Italy were involved in the colonization, enslavement, and trafficking of Africans.  Like Germany, Italy was once a collection of city-states and principalities. Italy did not become a fully unified state until 1871, and Rome was made its capital. Therefore, Italy as a […]