Hamitic is an historical term for the peoples supposedly descended from Noah’s son Ham, paralleling Semitic and Japhetic. It was formerly used for grouping the non-Semitic Afroasiatic languages (which for this reason were described as “Hamito-Semitic”). However, since, unlike the Semitic branch, these have not been shown to form an exclusive (monophyletic) phylogenetic unit on their own, the term is obsolete in this sense.
In the 19th century, as an application of scientific racism, Europeans classified the “Hamitic race" as a sub-group of the Caucasian race, alongside the Semitic race, grouping the non-Semitic populations native to North Africa, the Horn of Africa and South Arabia, including the Ancient Egyptians. According to their Hamitic theory, this “Hamitic race” was superior to or more advanced than other Afrakan populations of Sub-Saharan Africa. In its most extreme form, in the writings ofC. G. Seligman, it asserted that all significant achievements in African history were the work of “Hamites” who migrated into central Africa as pastoralists, bringing technologies and civilizing skills with them. In the early twentieth century, theoretical models of Hamitic languages and of Hamitic races were intertwined.
The term Hamitic originally referred to the peoples believed to have been descended from the biblical Ham, one of the Sons of Noah. When Ham dishonors his father, Noah pronounces a curse on him, stating that the descendents of his son Canaan will be “servants of servants”. Of Ham’s four sons, Canaan fathered the Canaanites, while Mizraim fathered the Egyptians, Cush the Cushites, and Phut the Libyans.
During the Middle Ages, Europeans interpreted the story to define Ham as the ancestor of all Africans. The curse was regularly interpreted as having created visible racial characteristics in Ham’s offspring, notably black skin. According to Edith Sanders, the sixth-century Babylonian Talmud states that “the descendants of Ham are cursed by being Black and depicts Ham as a sinful man and his progeny as degenerates.”Both Arab, based on Noah and Ham in theKoran, and later European and American slave traders used this story to justify African slavery.
The Bible restricts the curse to the offspring of Ham’s son Canaan, who occupied the Levant, not to his other sons who supposedly populated Africa. According to Edith Sanders, 18th-century theologians increasingly emphasised the narrow restriction and accurate interpretation of the passage as applying to Canaan’s offspring. They rejected the “curse” as a justification for slavery
Etymology of the word “Ham”. Ham comes from a Hebrew word “Chem" or "Cham",which means heat,hot,burnt. Cham comes from the Afrakan word “Kemet”meaning the black land because of the black soil. And not because of the color of the people,Afrakans have and always will be difference tones of brown. The blackness syndrome comes from American Afrakans. Slave masters called there slaves Black(English),Negro(Spanish),Nigger(Latin), which all means the same thing. And turn increases confusion and dislike for there own people. “Whoever is darker is more Afrakan etc”. Which is all nonsense, no race is all one skin tone. Bio diversity big word!!!!!
Coming from the majority of European views so called Hamites where more like Europeans in features, which open up doors for Afrakans to join in the battle of self racism. E.g. Europeans’ asserting that the Tutsi were superior to the Hutu. In spite of both groups being Bantu-speaking, the Tutsi were classed as “Hamitic” on grounds of their being deemed to be more Caucasoid in their facial features. And then you get the Rwanda massacres. More present in the Americas. “Or I am half European, that makes me better than you”, or “I am not full Afrakan etc”!
Remember Brother Malcolm
May 19th is the birthday of Malcolm, but his birthday is not why we must remember Malcolm. Why then do we remember Malcolm? Malcolm is best remembered as being the one force that opened the eyes of more than 22 million Black people in America to the political tricks and games played on them by their so-called government. It was Malcolm who gave a new definition of politics to Black people.
Malcolm exposed so-called leaders of the Black Liberation struggle for the opportunists and bootlickers they were. It was Malcolm who traveled the African continent spreading the truth and destroying the myths about the plight of Black people in America. It was Malcolm who examined American tradition and told it like it is. It was Malcolm who challenged the manhood of Black Americans by telling them that they had better “stop singing and start swinging!”
It is the wisdom, the strength, and the love of humanity that was Malcolm, that was the motivating force in the founding of the Black Panther Party.
Malcolm is manifested in Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver. There was Malcolm in Bobby Hutton, “Bunchy,” and John Huggins. The Black Panther Party does not commemorate the death date of a revolutionary. But be it his birthdate or not, Malcolm is ever present in the thoughts and actions of Black revolutionaries who are putting something into practice.
The worst part about being there for everybody is that no one ever bothers to ask if you’re okay or not
Happy Birthday Amy Winehouse!
September 14, 1983 - July 23, 2011
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The murder of young Black Men by police continues.
oh for fucks SAKE
Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…
He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.
and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…
Exactly! This is evil.
Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen
Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.
This dude was cosplaying.
He was dressed up in a costume.
Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?
Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back
SO HE COULD’VE BEEN GEARING UP FOR HALLOWEEN (a holiday MANY people gear up for early, btw!), EVEN IF THERE WASN’T A CON, THERE WAS LESS THAN ZERO EXCUSE! LESS THAN NONE!
The best way to fight an alien and oppressive culture is to embrace your own- African proverb
Michael Jordan x Allen Iverson
Spectacular put-back slams on missed FTs
Zelda Wynn Valdes was the first black female fashion designer to own her own boutique. Her famous, figure hugging silhouette was worn by stars such as Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Joyce Bryant, Maria Cole, Edna Robinson and later superstars like Gladys Knight and opera diva Jessye Norman. She also designed dresses for legendary figures like Marlene Dietrich and Mae West.
Valdes came up with the costume for the Playboy Bunny which remains the same to this day.
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