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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 05:36 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


TODAY'S BLACK EGYPTIANS: 2006

An Essay through PHOTOS

by Kola Boof




Uncle




About a year ago,
one of my uncles wrote to
me from Egypt, quite bitterly.
He said:


People are so busy discussing
and fighting over whether or not
the ancient Egyptians were "black"
---that they forgot we're still here.

We still exist.

The Arabs who claim to be Egyptians
have not exterminated ALL of
us yet.

Kola, you live in America, you're somebody
over there. Why don't you say something?

You're only claiming SUDAN. But that's not
right.

Your father was an Egyptian.

And he's right. Because of my
own bitterness...my hatred and loathing
for my father's country...I have been
remiss to mention anything about the
country.


Kola



My only real memory is a very
painful one...the memory of my White
Arab grandmother going to the Mullahs
after my birth parents had been executed
in SUDAN for speaking out against slavery
to get PERMISSION to put me up for
adoption (as adoption is primarily
illegal in EGYPT)...because of course,
my black skin would have exposed her
--Miss Najet Kolbookek---as having BLACK
African blood in her family's veins.
A fact that she, unlike my Uncle, has
spent her whole life trying to hide
from the Arab Muslim social set.




BUT my uncle is right.
The true Egyptians--the Black Egyptians
do still exist, and instead of debating
about the "ancient" people....why do
we never force the WHITE MEDIA to show
images of the black ones?

Why is it that in America--only the
WHITE ARAB INVADER groups, the BEJA
and the Noor are ever shown on television
or in magazines?

Why do they insist on painting EGYPT
as a WHITE nation with no connection
to Africa?

Clearly..these photos of EGYPTIAN
Black people---photos that are NOW
TODAY---demonstrate that Egypt is not
a White nation. There are millions
of BLACK EGYPTIANS who still exist.











If I had not been
put up for adoption by
my colorstruck Egyptian grandmother
---I would never have been
adopted by the most wonderful
people in the world---my Black American
family...the JOHNSONS of Washington D.C.

And I would be somewhere
on the Nile River,
and like all other BLACK people of
Egyptian blood...I would be INVISIBLE.

But because I am a BLACK WOMAN who
is now an American citizen....I am
able to bring some clarity through
my work and activism....and this has
been extremely painful

....because as my good friend,
Derrick Bell pointed out to me
---AMERICA doesn't want any image
that is black to represent the
Nile River Valley....and Derrick
told me that this is one of the
reasons that AMERICAN media has
been so hostile towards me--because
I am too black and my hair is NAPPY
as the Black Americans say. I am not
the right "image"

....and just like they WHITENED
the recent exhibition of KING TUT
when it toured California (and for
those of us who are North African,
we know full well that the CHARCOAL
Nubian Queen Tiye was TUT's mother

and just
like they fought against the Scientists
who reconstructed the face of NEFERTITI
only to discover that she was a dark
brown black woman....






The Americans are very
racist against the idea of EGYPT
being represented by those of us who
are BLACK.

For those Egyptians reading
this post, I, Kola Boof, can promise
you that I have been treated like trash
by the American media---and because of
the controversies surrounding my life,
they even tried to pretend that I do not
exist. That I was made up and not a real
person. And they have slandered my name
with every chance they could slander it.

I tell you all....as AFRICANS...that
we must begin to recognize that there is
a hideous racism in these WHITE American
people--far worse than the African immigrants
have wanted to believe. They are not honest
people....and as they have falsely branded me
a LIAR...I know their real face now.


ANWAR SADAT:


Like me, our late Black Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat was half Sudanese, half Egyptian.




Unlike me, Anwar Sadat did everything he
could to distance himself from the title of
"black man".

He insisted that he was NOT BLACK---that he
was an Arab.

His Sudanese mother was never seen and in
every political decision, every legal law
---he was the HARDEST on the blacks. He
married a White Arab woman. He despised
his African heritage and was basically put
in office by the SAUDI ARABIANS and the Arab
League....because they wanted to entice the
Black Americans after the Civil Rights
Movement and the Black Power Movement to
support all things MUSLIM, all things ARAB
....and especially to support PALESTINE.

Many of you in Egypt and in London write
to me---imploring me to speak up for the
Black Egyptians.

You do not realize that I am not popular
with Black Americans in the way that
Anwar Sadat was popular. I am a WOMAN
and I am compelled to fight for women's
rights...as well as Black people's rights.
I am also the wrong "image" to represent
Egypt--I am Black with African hair.

I have also had a very unusual life and
have been sinful....I am portrayed here
as a "crazy woman" and my intelligence
is not respected.




When I try to speak with
Black Americans about our lives
as Black people on the Nile River
....they are arrogant with their
own notions, many of which come
from Islamic leaders like Louis
Farrkhan.

The Black Americans run around
saying, "HOTEP".

Can you believe that? We never
speak this way, but they want the fantasy
grandeur of ancient Kings and Queens
and they crave the past. Many of them
"talk, talk, talk" about Africa and
being BLACK....but their wives and
children are white. It's all a farce,
because they don't know who they are.

When I try to explain to them that as a
"BLACK" North African woman...I cannot
support PALESTINE, even though I am well
aware that ISRAEL has done horrendous things
to the Palestinians....they simply cannot
comprehend it.

Even after I told them about the Sudanese
slave women in Palestine and the "sterilizing"
of Black women by Palestinians, because the
Palestinians are so colorstruck---they still
bedamned me for getting weapons to defend
myself from ISRAEL and not supporting Palestine.




But my brothers and sisters...I am STILL
Naima Bint Harith.

Although the Sahara desert sun no longer
blackens me, I am still dark and beautiful.

I am here. And although there has been great
bitterness against EGYPT on my part, I have
not forgotten your beauty or your worth, nor
have I forgotten our solidarity as BLACK people.
And I promise you...that in my Autobiography,
I have done all that I can to tell our experience,
our truth...and to make us less invisble.

Long live the BLACK Egyptians!!!!!

tima usrah (through fire comes the family)





_______________________

Read the first two chapters of
Kola Boof's autobiography, "Diary of a
Lost Girl"


http://doorofkush.50megs.com/photo2.html




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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 06:11 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK...enough blubbering.

CHECK OUT THESE "CELEBRITY BABY PICTURES"!


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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 07:28 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Excellent post 'General Kola'. I have been to Egypt and visited most of the ancient sites. You have to be a fool not to realise that ancient Egypt was not a creation of Blue Black people. The so called "white Arabs" came to Egypt recently. You cannot hit on the head a fool with a 2 by 4 plank of wood and expect the fool to start solving calculus problems. I personally feel that as long as the Arab world (Arabic speaking people) oppress their womenfolk (50% of the population), they will remain in their backward state and never progress. We in Sub-Saharan Africa are moving forward because our women are in the forefront of our struggle. Just look at the new cabinet of Tanzania announced this week. Over a third of the cabinet members are women. Minister of foreign affairs and the minister of finance are both women. We are moving forward. Arabs are still forcing their women to dress up as ninjas (everything covered but their eyes) and expect their world to move forward. I feel sorry for them. If light skinned Egyptian want to live their lives with their eyes closed shut, that their own problem. Aluta continua.
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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 08:04 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kola, everybody knows dem old egyptians were mixed race peeps.
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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 09:28 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You know,just by looking at that picture, Sadat could easily pass for one of MY LATE UNCLES, down to the eyes, nose, mustache and smile. But that's amazing considering his black blood is nilotic while mine's negro.
I love africa, It's such a small world.:-)
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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 01:06 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, Anwar Sadat was a Southern "saidi", dark-skinned Egyptian. And those pics of black Egyptians are actually typical of what MOST Egyptians look like, period.

I should know, because I LIVED there!
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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 01:11 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kola,

Those are some nice pics. How large is Egypt's black population?. Do most of the blacks in Egypt classify themselves as black or arab? If I'm not mistaken, according the census, Egypt's popultaion is 99% arab and I know the census is telling a damn lie.
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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 01:34 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They look Somalian/Ethiopian with their curly/straight black hair and long faces.
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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 01:43 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you Anunaki 3600.

Hi Roxie---the ancient Egyptians were both Nilotic AND Negro. There continue to be a large infusion of Negroid blood in the Black Egyptians as well as Nilotic.

Schakspir---I did not say that Sadat was not "Saidi" Egyptian. I SAID that his mother was Sudanese, which she was and that he rejected being called "black" in favor of being called "Arab".

And

BlkamericanKing---the government of Egypt, not the people, supply all statistics about population. There are millions of Black Egyptians. As I already stated above, the majority call themselves "Arabs", because of the society's racism against blacks.



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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 01:55 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Kola, I should have known they call themselves arabs because of racism. It's such a damn shame how evil and ignorant arabs can be.
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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 04:18 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I knew a black woman once who lived in Egypt because she was married to an Egyptian. She said she expected it to be mostly white/arab, but was surprised that she fit in the way she did, which is the only reason why she lived there so long.
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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 07:41 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks so much for this Kola. It was nice coming home from a tiring day at work and seeing those beautiful faces. I wish I could see them in the flesh, but I just can't see myself visiting with all the repressive, backward and racist attitudes of the region.

Again, Thanks!!
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I was recently getting gas a convientent store and asked the Arab looking guy behind the counter what was he (meaning what country was he from). He told me "I'm a mixed mutt". That kind of startled me because I wasn't asking about his race, so I made my next question more direct "What COUNTRY are you from?". And he says Egypt! That kind of startled me too! Too me, Egypt is not simply represented as "Arab", its represtented as simply White/Greekish! The actors who always plaY Egyptians in movies don't look "Arab" (which to me normally means having big eyes, a hooked nose and thick eyebrows), but simply dark haired White people (mostly dark haired NORTHERN Europeans).....
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 08:32 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Zahi Hawass lives under the delusion that ancient egyptians were as white as the greeks. Did anyone see that rediculous reconstructed head he tried to pass off as the "real" king tut?

What a loser. -_-'
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Naima Bint Harith:
As decendants of African slaves here in America, we too are facing identity crisis. The truth is what will set us all free. Thank you for the truth and your courage.
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Nice pictures. Everyone knows Egypt is Black. However, maybe they call themselves other things (i.e. Arab, etc.) as a cultural reference? Isn't the term "Black" an American construct? Correct me if I am wrong. Also, some reading may be familiar with the term "gyp" - referring to some one that has cheated you. I heard that this comes from the word "gypsy" and "Egypt" and was originated as a racist terminology for people of darker skins that were nomads or travellers. Any insight?
I have another questions - what is the meaning of "nilotic"? I have never heard that term. And what is the difference between nilotic and negroid?
Thank you.
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Nilotic people come/came from the nile valley and are mostly cattle people (nomadic) who nowadays live in Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. These people include Dinka in the Sudan, Masai, Kalenjine and Luo in Kenya and the Masai in Tanzania.
Negroid/Bantu people come/came from the Cameroon and the Congo and moved to the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa. They are mostly agriculture people (settled). Most Africans who were taken to the Americas were these agricultural people.
My two cents
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Anunaki3600, I have gathered from reading your previous posts that you are African.

I want to visit Tanzania and visit a Maasai village while I am there.

I don't know if you can help me, I just need to know which region I need to go to.
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Greetings, Sistah Kola,

Thanks so much for sharing the photos and your story of one of my beloved places in the world. I have made several trips to Kemet (Egypt) and in 2000, assisted in spreading our motherís ashes along the Banks of the Nile in Aswan. Prior to my ever going to the Motherland, I knew that most of its inhabitants had to be of Negroid decent as the blazing son would have killed a many of folks.

One thing that I found very depressing and disgusting was the exploitation of small children for labor in the carpet factories and how they roamed the streets with no shoes. Another dishearten symbol was seeing United Arab Emirates on just about everything. I think it is incumbent on all Afrikans (Afrikan-Americans, Afrikan-Brazilians, etc.) across the world to visit Kemet and have a first hand account of this extraordinary place. Start at Philadelphia and go all the way down (up) to Abu Cenbal or Aswan.

Again, thanks for enlightening us. All of us donít despise you, sistah!
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Zuriburi, you should visit Tanzania because Tanzanians are full of humanity and are really hospitable people. Tanzania has beautifull beaches, game reserves, mountains, etc. It's a large country. You can visit Maasai villages, etc and learn about Africans who have kept their language, culture and religion intact. Kenya has the beauty, etc but American style capitalism has made it into an expensive place to visit unless you buy the all-inclusive packages from Europe (inexpensive, like $30 a day). I would advice you to visit with your friends/family as a group which will cut-down the cost and also provide you with familiar company. You don't want to spend your time here with tourists from Germany or Italy (boring). One thing I will advice is that don't come to Africa if you are afraid of Africans (black mambas). Hee hee hee.
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Thanks for your help Anunaki3600. From my research on the internet. I got the impression that the Tanzanian Maasai villages tended to be clustered somewhere along the Kenyan/Tanzanian boarder. I wanted to be close to that region.
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You are correct. Maasai's live on a large area which extends from the outskirts of Nairobi all the way to the Kenya/Tanzania border. The large game reserves are located on their areas. The Maasai Mara Game reserve is on the Kenyan side and the Serengeti game reserve is on the Tanzanian side. The Maasai villages are within these reserves.
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Egypt was pollyfacetic since the beginning. Fayum was not the same as Badari. To claim they all looked the same is to rob egypt of its very identity.
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By the way, you don't have to validate the dark skinned Egyptians by bad mouthing the light ones. And that reconstruction of 'nefertiti' is bogus for two reasons. Onne you cannot tell skin color in a facial reconstruction. Or lib thickness for that matter, and two the mummy was male. But it does have a similarity to Akhenaten. Who knows.
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There is so many other things in life to focus on than race. I understand the pain with racism, but we are only on this earth for a short time, and we have no idea when we will leave. Why should we be concern with what nation was black, or what group of people identify themselves as black people. I used to be concerned with the issue of race, but you know what recent tragedies in my life, made me realize that race is not important, infact it doesn't serve a purpose to make your whole life about race. I understand the pain and agony behind racism but there is more to life than racism.
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I'm so glad there's someone out there that's telling the truth that's been hidden from the Black race out here in America. They keep soo much from us that it's hard to decifer a lie from the truth and we would like to thank you for speaking out the truth. We African Americans need to know where exactly we come from so we won't contiually be fed a lie. We will support you in any way we can. Much Love.

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