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Are we all African?

Updated on July 3, 2012

Aren't we all the same?

Africans are we?


Are we all African? Do our roots come from an African origin? Africa is most often referred to as the motherhood of civilization, religion, as the cultural womb of existence. There was a recent anthropological article that stated that Africa was the derivative of humankind. It stated that there was seven prototypes of humankind and that of all the continents Africa was the only continent that possessed all seven types of humans. Some continents may have had two or three, but Africa had all seven. Interesting right?!

As we all know, before the continental drift Africa was the center, this is when the continents were a super land mass called Pangaea, which existed roughly 200 to 250 billion years ago. Pangaea is also known as the super continent, because it comprised all of the continents. Africa's original name, Alkebulan, also known as the "motherhood of mankind or garden of Eden." Africa went through a bit of a name metamorphosis some what like that of the African American in the United States.

Africa was once referred to as the following at one point: Alkebulan, Ethiopia, Corphye, Ortegia, Libya, and Africa. In America, African Americans have been referred to as Colored, Black, Negro, Afro-American, and African American, this is something I discovered doing my research in looking upon federal documentation for records regarding African Americans from 1860 to present. I do not think any other group has experienced such a name metamorphosis.

Africa is also accredited by most as the origin of religion and Alkebulan given credit for the oldest most indigenous origins. Alkebulan was utilized by the Moors, Nubians, Numidians, Khart-Haddans (Carthagenians), and Ethiopians. Africa, is known as the current misnomer adopted by almost everyone today , was given to this continent by the ancient Greeks and Romans, surprised not. Since Greek was going to run the planet with Hellenization with Alexander the Great leading the way! (no offense Greeks that is also a part of my own lineage.)

So I could give you a spill on how Africa is the motherhood of all religion, but that is entirely a topic that deserves the individual attention of it's own unique hub. So you will see the evidence, the videos, the theories, the books that support my claim. There has been genetic links to all of humankind deriving from Africa. So are we all Africans? Should you as well as celebrating Christmas and Hanukah be incorporating some Kwanzaa for respect of your origin?

Have you had a Malcolm X experience where you see we are all the same? From an anthropological standpoint there are no features that are exclusive to any group, which means all features are spread amongst each group. Oops, there goes the race theory, which is another hub in its self. DNA says that we are all 99.99 percent the same genetically speaking. You be the judge, rock those dreads of every color blond, red, brown, black, orange, green, and blue! Asa!




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      brittvan22 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      @the-quietwarrior, you got it! I agree with him whole-heartedly. Sometimes the truth is a hard pill to swallow without sugar.

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      brittvan22 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I was speaking less of race and more of history, culture, and heritage. Race deals with physical things that are unique to one particular group since anthropology has proven that untrue sense all physical looks are the same with all groups. I was speaking from an origin standpoint. Also the bible affirms this when you look at its location and the garden being in Africa. Combine science and history to show before the plates separated this is very plausible.

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      brittvan22 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      @Insightful tiger, very insightful of you and your professor. Sometimes people don't want to believe what's right there in their face. Thanks for reading~! Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Loved it! My anthropology teacher said the same thing. I don't know why there are still some people that don't believe it. We are one just like you said! Thanks for sharing sister:) voted up and awesome!

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      50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

      One way or the other, I'm good with what ever color the race of mankind stems from, I believe that the Creator had a plan and we are living in it and he's watching what we are doing with it, to it and mostly what we do to or for each other.

      Mathew 25:31-46 I think sums it up well.

      Peace and Blessings,

      50

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      The-Quietwarrior 4 years ago

      Truly enjoyed this article. Had a biology Professor, Dr. Daniels, who believes the only difference in all of US is how far our ancestors journeyed from the equator. He insists we should ALL always put "other" in the race section of any application. He believed almost exactly what you described in this writing. Funny thing is he provided proof..

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      @Vox ok, they are really good reads.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      Thanks, I'll check them out :)

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      @vox the title is either alter to the world by barbara taylor or Injustice in the care of souls by Holbrook.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      I see your point and I think you're right! I'd love to know more about the information you've picked up from the book. It sounds very interesting.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      @vox, I don't buy into race because by definition it is definited as physical characteristics that distinct a particular group and through understanding paleoanthropology all features are the same with all groups there is no one feature particular to any group. Race has been used as tool of divide and separation. I love diversity as well being multicultural and growing up in American I grew up under our American individuality celebration. Also the research I found about the DNA was in a book I was reading, I will get back to you. The point the author was making was that tiny minut amount a different is literally responsible for war, murder, etc. Thanks for your input, I like thinkers!

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      I wouldn't really agree that we are all the same and I think that's better because I love diversities. Sometimes I have the feeling that some nations and civilizations belong to different planets, but I can't say this feeling has anything with races. They seem as natural to me as the sunrise and the sunset. Also, 95% of human DNA is not researched yet and scientists don't even know "what it's for" or how to explain that we all have such unique DNA patterns. Interesting information on the traces of all seven types of humans found in Africa, though.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      @Kat, I can agree that we are all beautifully made, but we are more than our differences. I think we sometimes can be so individualistic that we lose the essence and beauty of community.

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      katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      All colours are beautiful and give diversity, so much more interesting than being all the same, but DNA wise as you say makes us no different

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      katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      All colours are beautiful and give diversity, so much more interesting than being all the same, but DNA wise as you say makes us no different

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      @wba, the advancements in paleo-anthropology and genetics is incredible. I took my daughter to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and she was able to see a slideshow on the continential drift. It was nice to show a little history and science to my three year old at the time as she asked questions.

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      wba108@yahoo.com 5 years ago from upstate, NY

      They have made all kinds of advances in human migration theories by linking DNA to various groups scattered thoughout the world. I recently read an article that links some American indian tribes to the Zulo's in Africa. Theory held that soon after the great flood of Genesis, for a period of 500-600 years the oceans were thousands of feet lower than they are today and temperatures were much warmer in northern latitudes, which permitted poeple to migrate to Australia, Indonesia, and America. The continents were also substancially closer because of low ocean levels which may have allowed poeple to cross oceans of much smaller size than today.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks ladies for your input, I think in our individualistic society we can get so caught up in being unique and an individual that we forget about community and commonalities. Science and Religion can complement one another I will eventually hub on empiral christians.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      As you wrote about DNA there is so much about DNA, that makes us close to each other. Scientists are always looking for the missing link. What if there is no missing link? Then we all have the same parents, grandparents, etc.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I love this! It would be great to find that God is black! Pinned tweeted and g+.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      It is true believe it or not Albert Einstein was a empirialist christian, where we mergered absolute truth and christianity. I think someones because most people haven't been exposed to full spectrum of Christianity from its primative stage to present they think that right wing evangelical Christianity is the only way to be Christian. Faith and science can be merged and can aid those who look at things from an absolute truth perspective. It has also been proven we all derive from one primative mother tongue spoken in Africa. Our society teaches us to see our uniqueness which is not a bad thing, but we also must recognize that we are a part of a beautiful human community, and its the parts working as a collective that creates a powerful dynamic.

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      LikaMarie 5 years ago

      I believe it, and I think this is one of those places where you can merge science and faith, and it's proof that this is how it all started.

      I also think that where science hasn't discovered the answers yet, there is faith. Where faith seems to leave us wondering, there is science to prove it. They go hand in hand.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Yep. According to paleoanthropologist, dna and genetics, some indigenous as well as most abrahamic religions state that we are all deriviatives of one human lineage. African is known as the womb of civilization and humanity. I think it is a strong agruement. Thanks for your input. At one point Africa was called Ethiopia.

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      ib radmasters 5 years ago from Southern California

      There was a speaker on Ted Talks from Ethiopia that believe we all came from Africa.

      It sort of throws the garden of eden into the tigress and euphrates.