abstrackafricana
thaxted:

nerdfaceangst:

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.
New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.
The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.
Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.
Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.
Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.
The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.
The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.
Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

Reblogging this for three reasons:
1) It’s awesome and worth knowing
2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)
3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.

thaxted:

nerdfaceangst:

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

Reblogging this for three reasons:

1) It’s awesome and worth knowing

2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)

3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.

collardgreensneckbones

gradientlair:

 Rest In Peace Aiyana Stanley-Jones  

Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Never forget her or the State violence that took this beautiful 7-year-old Black girl away from her family. Never forget that the struggle for accountability for the killer (Joseph Weekley; who now may only face a misdemeanor; no manslaughter charge) and the State reveals the violence of the system itself.

Never forget that this violence also impacts Black girls and Black women, especially Black trans women, as well as other Black people who are not cishet Black men; non-binary Black people, Black sex workers, Black LGBTQIA people and people who are combinations of these identities.

Recognize how this impacts us does not mean to then ignore the very real intraracial gendered/sexualized violence, and that existence of the latter is not a free pass for the State to engage in violence on Black girls or any Black people. The existence of intraracial violence, what every race experiences, is not an excuse for the State to engage in systemic violence on Black bodies. Besides, the very idea that State violence on Black bodies is for “punishment” for intraracial behavior is a facet of anti-Blackness; the notion that we have to “audition” for humanity itself and that “respectability" can "earn/prove" it (which it cannot).

Violence like this is a reproductive justice issue (H/T Loretta Ross) for Black women and other Black people who can get pregnant. (Reproductive justice addresses a combination of factors beyond solely pro-choice rhetoric; freedom from and to conceive has a long history for Black women.) It is a feminist issue. It matters. It shapes the fear that some Black people have about having children. So many of those murdered are under the age of 25. Again, this little Black girl was 7 years old.

(Thanks to @sassycrass for raising her name again last night on Twitter and to @MsJamilahAisha for creating the petition. I made the remembrance graphic; photos are from The Associated Press and Voice of Detroit.)

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majiinboo:


jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.  

majiinboo:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.  

aedibeci
afrogirlwonder:

aqueenintraining:

babybutta:

zellehc:

genibaby:

348717:

educational-gifs:

How pregnancy shifts and moves the mother’s internal organs to make room for the baby. Interactive Flash source here.

This shit cray

Something I wish to experience

Fuck that shit
None of it is fun

This is really interesting, but at the same time I would never.

me when i was pregnant i could literally feel all that shit happening to me ugh it feels so good to have my body back 

That’s so beautiful. Can’t wait to be a mother.

afrogirlwonder:

aqueenintraining:

babybutta:

zellehc:

genibaby:

348717:

educational-gifs:

How pregnancy shifts and moves the mother’s internal organs to make room for the baby. Interactive Flash source here.

This shit cray

Something I wish to experience

Fuck that shit

None of it is fun

This is really interesting, but at the same time I would never.

me when i was pregnant i could literally feel all that shit happening to me ugh it feels so good to have my body back 

That’s so beautiful. Can’t wait to be a mother.

lifelovelearning
christel-thoughts:

sistermaryfake:

christel-thoughts:

king-emare:

love3music:

lipsremainsealed:

king-emare:

samantha-erin:

king-emare:

samantha-erin:

johnnystorm803:

king-emare:

samantha-erin:

king-emare:

Who told you Superman wasn’t Black???

Uh, the comic. Have you ever picked one up?

…the idea of Superman was taken from old stories of African Gods like Horus so yea you mothafuckas never been original.

GET ‘EMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Do you have a source from DC comics that Superman was taken from that idea? Because I haven’t found a single one anywhere stating that.

From DC comics??? Lmao Do you think a white company like DC comics would say they stole the idea???? Did Elvis say he stole ideas from black musicians??? Did Thomas Edison say he stole ideas from Black inventors????? Did Columbus say he was really lost and the Black Moors on his boat actually led him to “America” so that he could trade with the Native Americans (not take their land)?????
Please think before you speak.
But those African stories of Horus have been around for a very long time. And its very funny how superman just happens to have similar abilities.

You are like speaking to a wall. I read up on Horus and there are no similarities. 1. Superman (Kahl-El) was born on an entire different made up planet. 2. Horus was a God of war who caught semen in his hand and threw it in a river (which superman never did) 3. Horus had his left eye gouged out (superman did not) 4. Horus also spread his semen on a piece of lettuce and fed it to someone (Again, superman did not do that or anything similar to that). 5. Horus liked to settle things with boat races (Nope can’t remember an issue where Superman did that) 6. Horus was often seen as a Falcon where one eye was the sun and the other the moon. 7. Superman was an alien to this planet raised by humans, Horus was raised by his mother who conceived him by creating a golden penis from her dead husband.
Again, you should source and stop blaming it on race and blame it on the fact you literally made it up. Why don’t you actually do research instead of trying to create a situation based on race.

Smh lets see the similarities
Being as though I said African Gods like Horus….lets go with Heru
1. Heru’s powers emanate from the sun because he is an aspect of the sun (Ra), the Supreme God. Superman as a Kryptonian gets his power from the earth’s yellow sun.
2. Heru comes from an advanced civilization of deities. As an infant, he came from Egypt to the earth with his mother Auset, to escape destruction. Superman, as an infant, comes from the advanced civilization of Krypton to escape destruction.
3. Heru lost his father. Superman lost his parents.
4. Heru possesses the divine strength, power, might, courage and endurance of a solar god. Superman possesses the superhuman strength, power, courage and stamina of a Kryptonian energized by the sun.
5. Heru, the Golden Falcon/Solar Hawk-the Winged Solar Disc can fly anywhere at supernatural speeds. Superman can fly faster than the speed of light.
6. Heru dies and was resurrected twice as Asar (Osiris) and as an infant. Superman died and was resurrected.
7. Heru fights the never-ending battle for Maat, which is Truth, Justice and Righteousness. Maat is his mother Auset (Isis). Superman fights for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
8. Heru is an Angel of God or Amon -Ra called a neter in Egyptian theology. Superman’s real name is Kal- El.
9. Heru possesses the All-Seeing Eye of Atum -Ra, God which is an aspect of his mother Auset, thereby giving him omniscience and solar heat vision. Superman has X-ray vision, telescopic vision and heat vision.
10. Heru is of the House of God, Atum-Ra. Superman is of the House of EL, God.
So what were you saying??????

DRAG HAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!

African stories are lost in the fact that people don’ acknowledge where their ideas come from. Thank you for this. 

^^^^^

did she ever respond because… it’s always interesting once the facts are presented. they nearly always go silent.

She did with some “Heru isn’t Horus, I’ll look it up after work. I need sources blah blah typo blah…” bullshit

as if he didn’t make it clear (and it wasn’t available for her to read) that he said “like Horus” as an example of an African god and not “Superman was copied from Horus”. and she’s had the time to research. i’m guessing she realized how wrong she was and decided to pretend she didn’t see it.

christel-thoughts:

sistermaryfake:

christel-thoughts:

king-emare:

love3music:

lipsremainsealed:

king-emare:

samantha-erin:

king-emare:

samantha-erin:

johnnystorm803:

king-emare:

samantha-erin:

king-emare:

Who told you Superman wasn’t Black???

Uh, the comic. Have you ever picked one up?

…the idea of Superman was taken from old stories of African Gods like Horus so yea you mothafuckas never been original.

GET ‘EMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Do you have a source from DC comics that Superman was taken from that idea? Because I haven’t found a single one anywhere stating that.

From DC comics??? Lmao Do you think a white company like DC comics would say they stole the idea???? Did Elvis say he stole ideas from black musicians??? Did Thomas Edison say he stole ideas from Black inventors????? Did Columbus say he was really lost and the Black Moors on his boat actually led him to “America” so that he could trade with the Native Americans (not take their land)?????

Please think before you speak.

But those African stories of Horus have been around for a very long time. And its very funny how superman just happens to have similar abilities.

You are like speaking to a wall. I read up on Horus and there are no similarities. 1. Superman (Kahl-El) was born on an entire different made up planet. 2. Horus was a God of war who caught semen in his hand and threw it in a river (which superman never did) 3. Horus had his left eye gouged out (superman did not) 4. Horus also spread his semen on a piece of lettuce and fed it to someone (Again, superman did not do that or anything similar to that). 5. Horus liked to settle things with boat races (Nope can’t remember an issue where Superman did that) 6. Horus was often seen as a Falcon where one eye was the sun and the other the moon. 7. Superman was an alien to this planet raised by humans, Horus was raised by his mother who conceived him by creating a golden penis from her dead husband.

Again, you should source and stop blaming it on race and blame it on the fact you literally made it up. Why don’t you actually do research instead of trying to create a situation based on race.

Smh lets see the similarities

Being as though I said African Gods like Horus….lets go with Heru

1. Heru’s powers emanate from the sun because he is an aspect of the sun (Ra), the Supreme God. Superman as a Kryptonian gets his power from the earth’s yellow sun.

2. Heru comes from an advanced civilization of deities. As an infant, he came from Egypt to the earth with his mother Auset, to escape destruction. Superman, as an infant, comes from the advanced civilization of Krypton to escape destruction.

3. Heru lost his father. Superman lost his parents.

4. Heru possesses the divine strength, power, might, courage and endurance of a solar god. Superman possesses the superhuman strength, power, courage and stamina of a Kryptonian energized by the sun.

5. Heru, the Golden Falcon/Solar Hawk-the Winged Solar Disc can fly anywhere at supernatural speeds. Superman can fly faster than the speed of light.

6. Heru dies and was resurrected twice as Asar (Osiris) and as an infant. Superman died and was resurrected.

7. Heru fights the never-ending battle for Maat, which is Truth, Justice and Righteousness. Maat is his mother Auset (Isis). Superman fights for Truth, Justice and the American Way.

8. Heru is an Angel of God or Amon -Ra called a neter in Egyptian theology. Superman’s real name is Kal- El.

9. Heru possesses the All-Seeing Eye of Atum -Ra, God which is an aspect of his mother Auset, thereby giving him omniscience and solar heat vision. Superman has X-ray vision, telescopic vision and heat vision.

10. Heru is of the House of God, Atum-Ra. Superman is of the House of EL, God.

So what were you saying??????

DRAG HAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!

African stories are lost in the fact that people don’ acknowledge where their ideas come from. Thank you for this. 

^^^^^

did she ever respond because… it’s always interesting once the facts are presented. they nearly always go silent.

She did with some “Heru isn’t Horus, I’ll look it up after work. I need sources blah blah typo blah…” bullshit

as if he didn’t make it clear (and it wasn’t available for her to read) that he said “like Horus” as an example of an African god and not “Superman was copied from Horus”. and she’s had the time to research. i’m guessing she realized how wrong she was and decided to pretend she didn’t see it.