When Black People Rule The World: 5 Game Changing Things We Were The First To Do
First to Dominate Earth
One and a half million years ago when human beings first began to evolve in Africa, they had black skin. When anatomically modern humans evolved in Africa 100,000 years ago, they gave rise to the Black man and woman. Research by geneticists and archaeologists has traced the origins of modern homo sapiens back to a single group of people who managed to cross from the Horn of Africa and into Arabia.
Within approximately 5,000 years, some of these early human pioneers had spread along the edge of the Indian Ocean and down through southeast Asia, arriving in Australia around 65,000 years ago. Others made their way north through the Middle East and Pakistan to reach central Asia.
H. Imbert, a French anthropologist who lived in the Far East, says in “Les Negritos de la Chine,” “The Negroid races peopled at some time all the South of India, Indo-China and China. The South of Indo-China actually has now pure Negritos as the Semangs and mixed as the Malays and the Sakais.”
Around 50,000 years ago, low sea levels allowed Africans to begin traveling into Europe via the Istanbul Strait. They settled and lived in Europe as Black people until 6,000 years ago, when the mutation that gave rise to pale skin arose. By 25,000 years ago, humans had spread into northern Europe and Siberia and then walked across the Bering land bridge into Alaska around 20,000 years ago.
In many of these places Black people went on to build some of the world’s first civilizations, including the Indus Valley Civilization in South Asia and the Shang, China’s first dynasty.
First Recorded Monarch
Ancient Egypt is the first major civilization in Africa for which records are abundant. It was not, however, Africa’s first kingdom. On a March 1, 1979, The New York Times carried an article on its front page with the headline: Nubian Monarchy Called Oldest.
In the article, journalist Boyce Rensberger reported: ”Evidence of the oldest recognizable monarchy in human history, preceding the rise of the earliest Egyptian kings by several generations, has been discovered in artifacts from ancient Nubia… The discovery is expected to stimulate a new appraisal of the origins of civilizations in Africa, raising the question of to what extent later Egyptian culture derived its advanced political structure from the Nubians. The various symbols of Nubian royalty that have been found are the same as those associated, in later times, with Egyptian kings.”
The artifacts, including hundreds of fragments of pottery, jewelry, stone vessels, and ceremonial objects such as incense burners, were initially recovered from the Qustul cemetery by Keith C. Seele, a professor at the University of Chicago. Bruce Williams, a research associate at the University of Chicago said it was the picture on a stone incense burner that indicated it was the tomb of a king.
Williams added that “the majestic figure on the incense burner is the earliest known representation of a king in the Nile Valley. His name is unknown, but he is believed to have lived approximately three generations before the time of Scorpion, the earliest-known Egyptian ruler. Scorpion was one of three kings said to have ruled Egypt before the start of what is called the first dynasty around 3050 B.C.
First to Design Societies and Cities Based on Complex Mathematics
Ethno-mathematician Ron Eglash is the author of African Fractals, a book that examines the fractal patterns underpinning architecture, art and design in many parts of Africa. By looking at aerial-view photos — and then following up with detailed research on the ground — Eglash discovered that many African villages are purposely laid out to form perfect fractals, with self-similar shapes repeated in the rooms of the house, the house itself, and the clusters of houses in the village, all in mathematically predictable patterns.
He wrote: “When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn’t even discovered yet.”
First to Create the Binary Code
The modern binary code, essential to every digital circuit from alarm locks to super computers, was first introduced by Gottfried Leibniz around 1670. Leibniz was inspired by the binary-based logic of mathematician Raymond Lull (c. 1232- c.1315), who was in turn inspired by the alchemists’ divination practice of geomancy.
A nearly identical system of divination in West Africa associated with Fa and Ifa was first noted by RenÉ FrÉdÉric Alexandre Trautman in 1939, but he assumed that geomancy originated in Arabic society, where it is known as ilm alraml, ”the science of sand”.
The mathematical basis of geomancy is however, strikingly out of place in non-African systems. Like other linguistic codes, number bases tend to have an extremely long historical persistence. The ancient Greeks held 10 to be the most sacred of all numbers; the Kabbalah’s Ayin Sof emanates by 10 sephiroth; and the Christian West counts by its “Hindu- Arabic” decimal notation.
In ancient Egypt, the base 2 calculation was ubiquitous, even for multiplication and division, and in 1973 Claudia Zaslavsky notes archaeological evidence linking it to the use of doubling in the counting systems of sub-Saharan Africa. Doubling is a frequent theme in African divination and many other African knowledge systems, connecting the sacredness of twins, spirit doubles, and double vision with material objects, like the blacksmith’s twin bellows and the double iron hoe given in bridewealth.