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Black And Blessed: An Overview Of African Blessedness.

Black color is always associated with evil, negativity, and criminality and demonic. Indeed, there is an error in definition and appreciating value in the system of this world.

As we Celebrate Africa Day and African Union let as be cognizant of the fact that Africa is in its own challenges Politically, Socially and Economically but that is not to say that Africa is a Black Continent and a Cursed Continent. Africa is indeed Blessed.

 Most writers from different fields have labeled black, as evil, some have even annotated that black represents evil, thus we see witches in a movie wearing black clothes and only operating in the dark. The Times of difficulties are usually called the dark hours of life. What about the Black Man or Woman?

God created mankind from Himself, God’s image and likeness is the right imprint of all Humanity regardless of race, culture and tradition.

The major challenge we have is the mixed, imperial and unorthodox history of the black men. Is it not possible that history is not complete, that the authors of History are always not as balanced as they want to appear to be! Writers always have a freedom to explore their imagination, everyone understands that dreaming is not limited and is free.

 However, it is primitive not to rest our belief of history on someone myths and legends of what they deem truth and factual. It can be estimated factual, but is it truthful – the reality of what actually happened. How do we prove the authenticity of the documents  classify as authority is indeed authority?

According to Wikipedia people Black people is a term used in certain countries, often in socially based systems of racial classification or of ethnicity, to describe persons who are perceived to be dark-skinned compared to other given populations.

 As such, the meaning of the expression varies widely both between and within societies, and depends significantly on context. For many other individuals, communities and countries, "black" is also perceived as a derogatory, outdated, reductive or otherwise unrepresentative label, and as a result is neither used nor defined.

According to the Bible, all humans on earth today are descended from Noah and his wife, his three sons and their wives, and before that from Adam and Eve (Genesis 1-11). But today we have many different groups, often called “races,” with what seem to be greatly differing features.

Black and Blessed

 The most obvious of these is skin color. Many see this as a reason to doubt the Bible's record of history. They believe that the various groups could have arisen only by evolving separately over tens of thousands of years. However, as we shall see, this does not follow from the biological evidence.

The Bible tells us how the population that descended from Noah's family had one language and by living in one place were disobeying God's command to “fill the earth” (Genesis 9:1, 11:4). God confused their language, causing a break-up of the population into smaller groups which scattered over the earth (Genesis 11:89). 

Modern genetics show how, following such a break-up of a population, variations in skin color, for example, can develop in only a few generations. There is good evidence that the various people groups we have today have not been separated for huge periods of time.

Black And Blessed: An Overview Of African Blessedness.

There is really only one race—the human race. The Bible teaches us that God has "made of one blood all nations of men" (Acts 17:26). Scripture distinguishes people by tribal or national groupings, not by skin color or physical appearance.

 Clearly, though, there are groups of people who have certain features (e.g., skin color) in common, which distinguish them from other groups. We prefer to call these “people groups” rather than “races,” to avoid the evolutionary connotations associated with the word “race.

If we are one race or one people then where is the difference? What makes one people blessed and more advanced than the other? Is the Black men Cursed?

The belief that the skin color of black people is a result of a curse on Ham and his descendants is nowhere taught in the Bible. Furthermore, it was not Ham who was cursed, but his son, Canaan (Genesis 9:18, 25, 10:6). Furthermore, Canaan's descendants were probably mid-brown skinned (Genesis 10:15-19), not black.

False teaching about Ham has been used to justify slavery and other non-biblical racist practices. It is traditionally believed that the African nations are largely Hamitic, because the Cushites (Cush was a son of Ham: Genesis 10:6) are thought to have lived where Ethiopia is today. Genesis suggests that the dispersion was probably along family lines, and it may be that Ham's descendants were on average darker than, say, Japheth's.

Biblical narratives shows that the Africans was never cursed and are not living in a God forsaken world. Rather Africans are a people as equal to any other people. Inasmuch as we can see that the Black Men is not curse why it is that it appears as if there is always negativity around him?

The rightfulness or wrongfulness of a anything is not determined by the color of the skin of an individual, or by the location of an individual. Tradition has it that there are people who are still in the dark content and that other people are cursed and are still primitive by reason of race.

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