Five Videos That Make Us Proud to be African and Remind Us How Far We Have to Go

For those who don’t know, one of the great thinkers who helped define what it means to be black died recently: Aimé Césaire. I thought in honour of his death, I would embed five (I wanted to put seven but Wordpress can’t let me do that) distinct videos that remind us of the beauty of African people, the wonderful people who sacrificed for us to get to this point and of the battles that we still have to fight so that all Africans can be free. Some of these videos are long so please feel free to pick and choose what to watch, and get some food and supplies. I hope they inspire you.

Btw where are the music videos and the songs dedicated to African men and African fathers? Could only find one.

I leave you now with a definition of Négritude, that contributed to wonderful ideas such as Pan-Africanism, Black consciousness movement and Afrocentrism:

The Négritude writers found solidarity in a common black identity as a rejection of French colonial racism. They believed that the shared black heritage of members of the African diaspora was the best tool in fighting against French political and intellectual hegemony and domination.

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Have a great weekend,


icon for podpress  Life and Debt (Part one): Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress  Black Star - Brown Skin Lady: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress  Documentary on Frantz Fannon (part one): Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress  Chrisette Michelle - Your Joy (Dedicated to her father: The only song I could think of that was dedicated to a father): Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress  Remembering Aime Cesaire: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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  • By Nerimae, April 27, 2008 @ 5:02 am

    Mwangi thanks alot for bringing the piece on Aime Cesaire to our attention. RIP and power to the people. By the way for some reason those videos wont play.

  • By Mwangi, April 27, 2008 @ 5:05 am

    @Nerimae: You are more than welcome. I am fond of saying if he didn’t inspire a lot of the great Afrocentric and Negritude and Black Consciousness thinkers, Lord knows where I would be. Which videos won’t play? If a video won’t play on my site just double click on it and a new window should open up in Youtube where you can watch the video. Otherwise you can take the title of the video and do a search on Google Videos. Let me know what you think once you’ve watched them.

  • By Nerimae, April 29, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

    Sad thing is we dont even know who our leaders or heroes are, so we end up a confused lot. If you dont know where you are from you wont know where you are going or something to that effect. Havent gotten a chance to watch the videos yet, will let you know. Lemme go read the piece you wrote on Mlacolm X ( my definition of a real hero) and Steve Biko. Keep up the good work.

  • By Mwangi, April 29, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

    @Nerimae: I know,in this day and age so many of our heroes is a case of the blind leading the blind, not to stir up old debates, but this is one of the reasons that I am so strongly disappointed in the proliferation of the whole gangsta sub-section of the hip hop community esp in the African community.
    “Make it Plain” mixed in with listening to Malcolm’s old speeches really moved me. He was so honest, so raw and ultimately his words had such compassion and hope. Nway I can go on about Malcolm all day. Hope you enjoy the articles.

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