Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nubia: The Black Kingdom of Kush

Historians have long known about Kush, but relegated its importance to a vassal state of Egypt, significant only for its gold reserves. Early excavations in the Kush capital at Kerma suffered from the innate racism of the archaeologists. Fabulous grave goods, discovered in the 20th century, were thought to have belonged to Kush's Egyptian overlords. They didn't consider that a black African culture could have challenged Egypt's supremacy. - Dr. Timothy Kendall, a Sudan archaeologist

I found these videos about the Kushite dynasty in Ancient Africa fasinating. I do disagree with the presentation of Kush representing black Africa vs Egypt being non-black Africa: ancient Egypt or Kemet was also a black African civilization at its genesis. However, this mis-representation aside, these two videos are still very interesting and informative to watch.


  1. This is a very interesting story about Egyptians that lived 2,000 years ago, and a long way from the United States and long before the US. Certainly it has no application to a Black American of today. It would be wrong to think it did.

  2. friend from Mingle City you certainly are confirming what I suspected about you and you could not be more wrong when you state:

    "This is a very interesting story about Egyptians that lived 2,000 years ago, and a long way from the United States and long before the US. Certainly it has no application to a Black American of today. It would be wrong to think it did."

    First, many so-called historians have attempted to erase all history of blacks and teach black and non-blacks that black people have no historical accomplishment. The by-product of this education created European supremacy and black inferiority.

    Second, by being erased from history, the minds of subsequent blacks -- from generation to generation -- were colonized.

    Three, he who controls the past controls the present and he who controls the present controls the future.

    Four, I am also a student of ancient European history and understand why it has been so well preserved and taught in lower level schools as well as in the most elite Universities of the world.

    But you already know this, hence this is why I suspect your motives.

  3. @Jeff. History is very important to the present condition of one's mind. As Carter G Woodson stated:

    "If you control a man's thinking you don't have to worry about his actions."

    1. I agree with you, YOUR history is very important to your present condition. But this is NOT your history. This is the history of a black Egyptian king from 2,000 years ago
      . He has nothing to do with you. You are an American and your history is American not Egyptian. Are you judging him by his skin color, hopefully not. My ancestors were from Ireland only a few hundred years ago. Should I look toward some great Irish king, as having something to do with my present conditionn. That would not be logical.

    2. You make a lot of assumptions and you do not know me. I am from Sudan and my wife is is my History! And I am proud of it like you are probably proud of your history.

  4. WOW, that is so unfair. "That is why I question your motives". Really based on one comment on one post, that is so unfair.

    I agree with you, many Eurocentric historians have for many, many years deleted Black History from the History books. But the way to approach that is to "raise hell" and question the history books, and point out the deficiency. The solution is NOT to believe that because an Egyptian King 2,000 years ago was Black, that has something to do with today's Black American. It does not help to delude yourself and think that it really means something.

    You owe me an apology, not because we dis-agree, but because of your "question your motives" comment. Your comment was unfair.

  5. @Jeff...I have read many of your posts and comments on Mingle City web site of Michael Baisden for well over a year -- at least. I am very aware of your perspective.

    Here is on very practical application of History: It is well documented that Africans in the diaspora that read and understand the significance and longevity of their history do better in school, often acquire advanced degrees, have healthier self-esteems, rely less on government programs, are less likely to go to jail, and the list goes on...

    The answer is not in raising hell -- the solution is education...and education begins with self. Once a mind has been properly nurtured the skies the limit.

    Once again thanks for sharing.

    1. @healthy.....Again I agree with you.

      It is certainly good for our present condition and self esteem to know OUR history. But this is NOT your history. This is a 2,000 year old Egyptian. You are American, your history is American. It will hurt someone to delude themselves by trying to adopt history that does not apply to them. The only thing you have in common with this guy is skin color. Are you judging him based on his skin color, hopefully not. He was a smart black man, so that tells me something about me - not logical.

      Where is my apology?

  6. If anyone is owed an apology, you owe one to MC Kush. I read your response to him assuming he has no connection with African history and he is African.

    Once again you assumed false information and did not bother to request clarification before you wrote.

    At this point -- being that you are harassing and not because you are disagreeing -- you are under consideration to be banned from my comment section.

    I frequently invite and host people's comments and blog posts that have diametrically opposing positions, but understand that tone means everything. I love a good honest discussion/debate.

    The suspicion that you confirmed for me has nothing to do with politics, history, your views, race or racism. The suspicion is that you do not thoroughly read or understand a subject before you respond. I previously cited a couple examples so go back and read the threads you have made comments and you will find them.

    Failing to thoroughly read a comment, you incidentally read into post things that the author is neither implying or stating.

    You have a history -- once again on -- of picking fights on erroneous premises.

    This being my personal blog, I will not tolerate this type of behavior and will not hesitate to moderate your comments.

  7. healthy.......OK, I will not say what I think I probably should say. It is your Blog, rock on big guy. I will give you this one.

  8. Egypt and Ethopia are Greek names...Egypt was an Ethopian colony...the geographical boundaries for KUSh (Ethiopia-Egypt) far exceeded the ones drawn today on the colonial map...African history belongs to all people of African one tribe, ethnic group can claim it except the Ethopians who many don't even know their own ancient history today