Monday, January 12, 2015



By Fahim A. Knight-El

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The European Jews were some of the first enlightened Caucasians who came out from near the borders of Turkey and Eastern Europe this was their geographical origination. Europe was steeped in the Dark Ages and it is well documented that as early as the 8th Century the Moors had an advance civilization of scientist, engineers, doctors, architects, cartographers, maritime scientist, builders, etc. Thus, these black Nubians left North Africa under the Moorish General Tarik Ibn Zaid and went to the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) advancing civilization to Cordova, Grenada, Seville, Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, etc., even to this very day when you visit Spain you still could see the architecture affects that the Moors had on European society (they ruled Spain for over 700 years); reference an old great book titled, "A Guide to Studies in African History" authored by Willis N. Huggins and John G. Jackson which records and validates these truths.

The Europeans came out of the Dark Ages in the 14th Century with a period known in world civilization called the Renaissance (translate to mean re-birth) where Caucasians had stolen and confiscated the massive libraries and books left behind by a defeated Moorish Army and the Spanish pushed these Nubian warriors back into North Africa and simanteously exploited the Moorish libraries of all the ancient knowledge that was left behind—this is what led to Europe’s re-enlightenment. This coming in contact with gamut of Moorish knowledge and various expertise further led to European societies coming out of the Dark Ages and has led to them ruling the world for over the last 600 years. For example, I remember as a child in grammar school we use to sing that "in 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue" (they did not teach us that Columbus was a mass murder responsible for genocide, rape, murder, and land theft of the indigenous people--they further lied by teaching us that he discovered America when in fact the original indigenous people were here at least 16,000 years before his expeditions. Columbus could have just ventured a little further into Central America and the evidence of the Olmec heads and the pyramids of Central America, which stand in direct resembles to those ancient edifices found in Kemet, that was erected by the Nubians over 15,000 years ago and this would have give even more evidence that Africans had ventured into the Americas long before the European expeditions. They also did not tell us that Columbus and Spain were using maps and voyage maritime instruments created by Nubian Moors during his expeditions, these denials or historical negations were intentionally meant to give us a Eurocentric perspective on civilization. So the great artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michael Angelo begin to inspire the world, but they too had access to Moorish artistic styles and master pieces. Also, great European thinkers such as Sir Isaac Newton, Copernicus, Rene Descartes and later French experienced the "Age of Enlightenment'.

We know that Islam begin to spread from the Arabian Peninsula after the death of Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (570 A.D.-632 A.D.) and it would have been through the linage of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (the adopted son and cousin of Prophet Muhammad), which he represented the fourth Caliphate in Islam and is considered the only true successor to Prophet Muhammad according to the teachings of Shia Islam (Sunni Islam disagrees with this theological perspective). However, it would be through his linage from Hussein and Hassan that Islam begin to spread outside of the Arabian Peninsula. Contrary to western scholars advocating that Islam spread to Africa and other parts of the world was based on the sword of Prophet Muhammad (mere fabrication) and historical lies. Islam spread through trade, commerce and of course Islamic missionaries initially were more responsible for Islam's growth more so than war and it would be from proselytizing Islamic missionaries that the religion spread throughout North Africa in what is called the Maghreb region (the only thing that separates Africa from the so-called Middle East is the man made ditch called the Suez Canal). Some scholars believe that the geographical region of the North African nation of Morocco is where the original Moors originated and these were considered the darker skinned inhabitants who differed in ethnicity from the Berbers and the Arabs and had more of an ethnic and racial kinship to the so-called Sub-Sahara Africans who were more Nubian in ethnicity (dark skinned, broad noses and thick lips). (Reference: Edward W. Byden; Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race”).

Also, it is believed that the original people who inhabited Arabia in particular, Yemen and Oman were people closely related to the Ethiopians and were black skinned. Now, Dr. Wesley Muhammad in his book titled, "Black Arabia and the African Origin of Islam" examines and explores that Arabia was a black land prior to Semitic and Caucasian invasions which led to racial miscegenation (the present Arabs are Johnny come lately imposters). Also, Chancellor Williams deals with this issue in his book titled, "Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D." and Drusilla Dunjee Houston in her book titled, "The Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empires," which verifies the expansiveness of the Nubian empires and records how Blacks/Nubians became displaced based on lighter skinned imposters pushing them southward. If we limited our scope of the Moors just to that little geographical region of North Africa called Morocco than we limited the Nubian connection of the Moors that predated the religion of Islam and one must understand that Islam was the religion and Islamic Muslims conquered and colonized the nation of Morocco (but like Christianity, Islam to was an occupying force in Africa). Some historians would want us to believe that it was the Moors conversion to Islam that led to their enlightenment in science, philosophy, maritime science, military warfare, architecture, engineering, medicine, etc., in which the General Tarik Ibn Zaid in the 8th Century took culture and enlightenment to Spain—Seville, Cordoba, Barcelona, Madrid and the Moors had conquered European territories up to the borders of southern France; Reference:  "The Story of the Moors in Spain" by Stanley Lane-Poole and IvanVan Sertima book titled, "Golden Age of the Moor." 

Moreover, Greece and Rome would not have a foundation to stand upon, if they had not borrowed or stolen the physical and metaphysical sciences from Egypt (Dr. George G.M. James reminded us of this in his book titled, "Stolen Legacy"). The entire European continent owes a debt of gratitude to the original people of the earth and the legitimate contributions that Africans have made to humanity are still overshadowed by white supremacy. White pseudo intellectuals who refer to themselves as Egyptologist, historians, archeologist, scientist, etc., are some of the main culprits for the continued perpetuation of scholarly racism. Thus, not only have they done black people a disservice, but all of humanity when it comes to properly interpreting the ancient Nubian Kemetic civilizations and the greatness of the Nile Valley Civilizations. They would rather credit some outer space aliens as opposed to admitting that the majority of the Kemetic dynastic periods and the culture phenomenon and the scientific enlightenment were led and inspired by Nubians.

For example, the five main orders of Western architecture prototypes (Tuscan, Ionic, Composite, Corinthian, and Doric) that have been assigned to Greece and Rome these schools of scientific thought only represented a small portion of the magnificent and greatness of those Nubians who were considered the master builders of civilization. It has been proven that these European orders of architecture and scientific schools of thoughts were rooted in much older civilizations such as Kemet (Egypt)—this is what they never told us in the classroom and without Kemetic contribution to the science of architecture then Freemasonry and other secret societies would have a hard time existing (the science of Operative and Speculative Masonry had its origins in Egypt). I think architecture as a science that is correlated to the theories of scales—tied to mathematical equations (which can be counted and measured) often serves as a time indicator of determining the relics of ancient and modern societies, which will eventually tell us a lot about the people's culture and life styles who inhabited particular geographical lands and territories whether it be during the Paleolithic or Neolithic periods (no other ancient society or modern society stand in comparison to the culture greatness of Kemet). Peoples' architecture gives us clues to answering the who, what, were when, how and why questions, which aids scientist and social scientist in their quest to uncover the truth relative to people's present and past existence—places and dates (this tells us a lot about the people who lived and walked this earth before us). Archeologist and paleontologist have been the premiere CSI forerunners for centuries using their expertise to uncover and date societies based on their findings (although many of the Western scholars have been less objective in this area because of racism).

I also think that scholars like Cheikh Anta Diop, John G. Jackson, George G.M. James, Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan and Anthony Browder works further reminds us that African contributions to the science of modern architecture is probably still one of the most under studied disciplines. Western scholars refuse to accept that those who had mastered these various building sciences were in Kemet (Egypt) and the root causes of these denials was because African centered scholars have maintained for decades that Egypt was Black and Nubian and this has always gone contrary to the Eurocentric worldview and is the foremost point of contention

The science of spirituality, mathematics, Zodiac, symbolism, physics, astrology, metaphysics, hydraulics, civil engineering, philosophy and establishment of the Kemetic Mystery System, which took rituals, rites, relics and sacraments to another level have withstood the test of time (the proof of this greatness can be seen in the Eighth Wonder of the world known as the pyramids and Ra Un Nefer Amen in the "Metu Neter" gives us a glimpse into mystical science of these metaphysical giants). And to put it quite bluntly, white supremacy has always negatively affected western based intellectual research; with the objective of denying Africans any worthwhile contributions to civilization, which has always been their main priority because they believed that Africa was the dark continent and made no worthwhile contribution to humanity. The definition of culture has to become more expansive in its intent to define or redefine global culture, which has transitioned beyond the concept of learned behavior, because even I have always had more of a sociological view of culture. But the definition must be extended to revolve around an inclusiveness of the collective consciousness of a people who are forever evolving along side an eternal timeline that will always be as constant as change itself (this is rooted in the evolutionary process of humanity as biological beings).

I maintain that where most teachers fail in the classroom is they often do not know how to connect to the students and keep the students interest high (this is the most challenging area along with maintaining discipline and promoting high standards). Students today are very smart and observant in which they can feel if a teacher or professor is just going through the motions and lack true interest in them as human beings, students and budding intellectuals. So the subject matter has to always be interesting and thought provoking and delivered with the utmost passion (the objective here is maintaining interest and promoting critical thinking). We have to make them believe in themselves and in turn they would go into a fire with a gasoline jacket on because they believe that much in you as a teacher, mentor and for many a father away from home. We as teachers have to create a high level of excitement for learning in them.

I would always start with introducing them to the knowledge of self and build on the importance of learning our history and culture (students of African descent in particular have to see themselves as a subject rather than an object), as well as linking our history to the story of civilization and world history. There are some books that comes to my mind, John G. Jackson work titled, "Introduction to African Civilizations" and Dr. Maulana Karenga book titled, "Introduction to Black Studies"; Cheikh Anta Diop books titled, "African Civilization: Myth or Reality" and his book titled, "Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology"; Chancellor Williams book titled, "Destruction of Black Civilization"; Anthony Browder "Nile Valley Contribution to Civilizations". I also like a small book written by John Henrik Clarke titled, "Christopher Columbus and the African Holocaust" and "Africans at the Crossroads: African World Revolution"; J.C. deGraft-Johnson book titled, "African Glory: The Story of Vanished Negro Civilizations"; Chinweizu book titled, "The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators Black Slavers and the African Elite".

They have always systematically used white academia and even black academia to support their scholarship and their unfound racist contentions. For example, I can remember in the early 1990s when the concept of Afrocentricism was gaining intellectual and academic momentum and blacks were once again getting excited about their culture and heritage and the enemy hired and put a vast amount of resources behind the Wellesley College Professor Dr. Mary Lefkowitz  to so-called write the antithesis to "Afrocentricity", which was popularized by Dr. Molefi Asante. She authored a book titled, "Not Out of Africa: How "Afrocentrism" Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History” (she had one mission an all out assault to discredited and disprove Africa's contributions to world civilization). Her quasi racist cohort Martin Bernal who authored the book titled, "Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985") was equally toxic. They essentially used Lefkowitz to counter her cross campus colleague at Wellesley College Dr. Tony Martin (he somehow became the public face of all that was wrong with Afrocentricity) and would come under tremendous scrutiny and pressure from some powerful Jews and Jewish organizations who accused Martin of anti-Semitism. Martin was initially being condemned by Jewish intellectuals and Jewish activist for using inside his classroom as part of the supplementary readings the well controversial book published by the Nation of Islam Research Department titled, "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews".

Dr. Martin was perhaps one of the premier scholars on the life and times of the black nationalist and Pan-Africanist leader Marcus Garvey, thus, authoring the definitive books titled, "Race First: the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association" and Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance, and the classic study of the Garvey Movement”His allege coziness with Minister Louis Farrakhan (leader of the Nation of Islam) created a controversial storm throughout American academia in the 1990s and it led to a rift between African Americans and Jews which propelled historical suspiciousness and a battle was ensued between Jews and African centered scholars (this also included Nation of Islam). Dr. Leonard Jeffries, a New York based professor had given a prior speech at Empire State Black Arts and Cultural Festival in Albany, New York in 1991 and this sort of became the fuel that lit the fire between Afrocentrist and Jews. But it would eventually fester with a speech that Farrakhan's national spokesman Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad on November 29, 1993 delivered on the campus of Kean College in Union, New Jersey that spewed even more controversy and charges of anti-Semitism were being waged by the mass media against the Nation of Islam and African Centered scholars bringing into question their credibility and of course many in the black community rejected some of these accusations (this further placed a strain on black/Jewish relations). Dr. Martin would publish his own book titled, "Jewish Onslaught: Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront," chronicling his side of the story and refuting the accusations of anti-Semitism.    

It would be Dr. Mary Lefkowitz who single handedly challenged the historical and racial findings ascribed by Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop and Dr. John Henrik Clarke and other African centered scholars in particular, putting forth the intellectual ideas that Egypt was black and Nubian, moreover, Lefkowitz maintain that this was a mere historical exaggeration and that the ancient Egyptians were Caucasoid and at best Semitic Mediterranean (whatever the hell that meant). Dr. Lefkowitz even accused the Africancentered scholars of putting forth shoddy research that was myth based and mediocrity at best and below true scholarly research required on the academic level relative to acceptability (that could stand up to peer review). I am of the opinion, that Black scholarship has often been more empirical and scientific than white scholars relative to meeting the research standards of being rigorously investigative in which the outcomes can be counted and measured in the realm of presenting objective data. 

Yet, African American scholars who are well published and constantly receive respectable peer reviews for their scholarship by internal and external experts of their discipline often find no reprieve in the world of white academia, thus, they are constantly shun (often denied) when it comes to tenure and upper mobility, because of the systemic practices of racism that takes place on predominately white colleges and university campuses (Derrick Bell "Faces at the Bottom of the Well). We may have all the academic qualifications and an outstanding credentials and it has been proven that in the case of black intellectual, it often does not matter because the historical stereotypes are rooted in the belief that blacks are inferior (Charles Murray "Bell Curve" and Shockley and Jensen)—there are no exceptions to this rule and highly trained black professors are often placed on a slower track towards tenure than their white counterparts (Cornel West; "Race Matters").  

The solution to this argument is rooted in an old paradigm in which Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Bishop McNeil Turner, Richard Allen, Elijah Muhammad, Noble Drew Ali, etc., addressed over one hundred (100) years ago (get up and do something for yourselves). We have the responsibility to build our own institutions and not look to be a modern slave on white folk academic campuses; the said leaders created a template and we do not have to reinvent the wheel. I think black scholars’ dissatisfaction should force our black intellectuals to revisit the solutions offered by their black predecessors and begin to build black institutions in order to move the next generation of African people to another level.

Lastly, Lefkowitz book was an all out assault on all of the legitimate research that African Centered and black scholars had done relative to this time period; now, we know that much of this Western academic propaganda was dealt with by Marimba Ani her book titled, "Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior". Our revolutionary scholars have left little doubt and little room to argue that Greece and Rome are surely indebted to ancient Kemet when it comes to knowledge and enlightenment and, perhaps one day all truth would be determined by objective empiricism and not by intellectually racism. I know some of our revolutionary scholars such as Ashra Kwesi (Egyptologist, historian, archaeologist, etc.) and in particular, Anthony Browder has written about some of these things in his book titled, "Nile Valley Contributions To Civilization" but African centered scholars and historians thoughts and research were refreshing and it sort of evoked new life to old concepts that we have been debating with Western Scholars for a very long time and no doubt we are standing on the shoulders of some heavy weights such as Diop, Sertima, Wilson, Hilliard, Jochannan, Clarke, J.A. Rogers, etc.

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at fahimknight@

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Fahim A. Knight-El

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