The Yoruba are a diverse group of people who are united under a common language, religion, and cultural unity. Yorubaland (Early History: Pre-1500 to the Pre-Colonial Period: 1500-1800) was a country located in present-day southwest Nigeria, West Africa.
When I listen to Black music, I always think about which region of Africa an artist could have originated from based on the history and culture.
Hannibal Barca (274-183 BC) is one of the greatest military strategists to have ever lived. He was born in 274 B.C. in Carthage (modern-day Tunisia), which is in North Africa.
The African holocaust began during the 17th century when Europeans decided to enslave Africans for the transatlantic slave trade in the Americas. The Africans never saw themselves as slaves, but prisoners of war. After 400 years in bondage, the Africans became free, but faced new challenges from discriminatory racist practices and laws.
Marvel’s Black Panther was one of the most popular movies to be released in 2018, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide, and is currently number nine of the top 10 grossing movies of all-time in the United States.
The African presence in early human history can be found all over the world. Their presence can be found in places like India, North America, Central America, South America, Pacific Islands, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to name a few.