Here's a brilliant article written by a Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn of Loyola Marymount University, and comes from a Hip Hop news website called ThugLifeArmy. It is so insightful and well written that there's no point actually printing it, but I have selected a few of its finer points for publication:
"Black people created the world's first significant ancient civilization, Kemet (Egypt), the precursor to world civilizations, science, medicine, mathematics and many other human creations."
"The one event that raised the greatest fear among American slave owners was the successful Haitian Revolution, whereby enslaved Afrikans defeated the powerful French military."
The author also describes how Napoleon had his soldiers deliberately shoot off the "negroid" nose and lips of the Great Sphinx.
When you've finished laughing at the juxtaposition of the words "successful" and "Haitian" in the same sentence, you'll possibly notice that the author makes no mention of the actual black nation of Kush, located to the South of Egypt.
A quick look on Wikipedia will demonstrate that here was in fact a great and successful nation lying next to Egypt that was forgotten until relatively recently. It became successful by imitating its powerful neighbour, and was a thorn in Egypt's side for years. They even built their own pyramids, and actually ruled Egypt for a century or so up until the Assyrian conquest.
The point is, when you have a wealthy and prosperous neighbour, you would do well to ask him how he got that way, and do your level best to imitate him until you also become wealthy and prosperous. The Kushites learnt that three thousand years ago, and if modern African nations want to get along they might do well by looking at Kush, rather than trying to claim the successes of Egypt for themselves.
African nations are blessed with resources most other countries can only dream of, although many are sadly cursed with the Dutch Disease. At independence they inherited a set of ideas along with the ways and means to prosper, and yet they did not. South Africa in 1994 was a first world country taken over by the ANC, but instead of imitating their successful predecessors, the ruling party decided that China and North Korea were more worthy role models.
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