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INVENTOR OF PNG'S FIRST FULL SIXTEEN (16) NUTRIENT CONTENT ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILIZER

Mr Christopher Tep is the inventor and owner of PNG's first full sixteen nutrient content organic liquid fertilizer known as Grow Hariap Organic Liquid Fertilizer. For food crops to bear maximum yields, they must have a sufficient supply of sixteen known nutrients. Grow Hariap has been tested in Australia and PNG laboratories to have all the sixteen vital nutrients that crops need to produce maximum yields. The fertilizer is currently being distributed exclusively by Brian Bell throughout PNG. Mr Tep is an agricultural scientist with 30 plus years of experience in the agriculture industry in both private and public sectors. His story is very inspiring. We interviewed him at length about how he invented the fertilizer. We will publish the interview soon on this platform as well as our YouTube channel. Please like or subscribe to our YouTube channel for the full interview.

The MENTOR (No Die No Rest)

I want to extend my revolutionary Salute (s) to the people of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. They have proven that they are true Afrikans that really cares for their countries and people. ECOWAS and AU becomes a Western lapdogs since 30 years ago.  They are a complete tools for the manifestation and realizations of Western Leaders and governments interests in West Africa and the continent. ECOWAS and AU Headquarters build and fully funded by foreign Leaders and governments. Africa needs a new regional and continental bodies that truly prioritize the welfare of Africa and African development and progress. West Africa and Afrika needs Leaders like Captain Ibrahim Traore,Asimi Goita, and General Abdulrahman Tiani, Isaiah Afwerki. Afrika reserves and deserves better. If the old folks can not do the jobs, it's about time the brave and resilient young men and women be given the full support and power to take the lead. Afrika, the owner of 90% of the earth resources can't continue to b

A common Kongor rural family home in Adhodhic village

A common Kongor rural family home in Adhodhic village featuring two stores is arranged with living spaces on the lower level and a granary above. On the flat roof, a woman cleans dried sorghum stalks, while a young girl below uses a wooden mortar and pestle to pound grain. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡ www.ourAfrica.com.ng

On this day, January 21st, in Black Herstory

In 1913, Fannie Jackson Coppin, educator and journalist, died. Coppin was born enslaved on October 15, 1837, in Washington, D.C. She gained her freedom at the age of 12 when her aunt, who worked for $6 per month and saved $125, was able to purchase her freedom. In 1860, she enrolled at Oberlin College and was the first African American student to be appointed to the college’s preparatory department. While attending Oberlin, Coppin established an evening school for previously enslaved blacks. Coppin earned her bachelor’s degree in 1865. She began to teach at the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia. In 1869, Coppin became principal of the institute, making her the first African American woman to receive that title. She served in that position until 1906. In addition to teaching, Coppin founded homes for working and poor women and wrote an influential column in the local newspapers that defended the rights of women and blacks. In 1902, Coppin and her husband went to So

๐Œ'๐๐ˆ๐‹๐ˆ๐€ ๐๐„๐‹ (Born January 10th, 1959)

★Her real Name๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž ๐‚๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐Œ๐›๐จ๐ฒ๐จ ๐Œ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ค๐š ★ Stage Name ๐Œ'๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐š ๐๐ž๐ฅ. ★ At the age of seventeen, Mbilia Bel began her performing career, singing as a backup singer for ๐€๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ข ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ข ★ She is known as the "Queen of Congolese and African Rumba". In the early 1980s she joined Tabu Ley Rochereau's band (Afrisa International). ★ In the mid-1980s, the birth of their first child prompted her to take a break from performing for a year ★ Mbilia Bel's first album, released in 1982, was ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ถ. The title song, which translates to "Where did it hurt you?", was composed by both Tabu Ley and M'bilia Bel. The song won the award for the best song of 1982 in Zaire, and M'bilia Bel won the award for best newcomer. Other songs on the album such as Tabu Ley's "Lisanga ya Bambanda", "Kelhia", and Dino Vangu's "Quelle Mechancete" were big hits for Afrisa Internat

Cleopatra ascended to the throne at age 17 and died at ...

Cleopatra ascended to the throne at age 17 and died at age 39. He spoke 9 languages. He knew the language of Ancient Egypt and had learned to read hieroglyphics, a unique case in his dynasty. Apart from this, he knew Greek and the languages of the births, Hebrews, Medos, Troglodytes, Syrians, Ethiopians and Arabs. With this knowledge, any book in the world was open to her. In addition to languages, he studied geography, history, astronomy, international diplomacy, mathematics, alchemy, medicine, zoology, economics and other disciplines. He tried to access all the knowledge of his time. Cleopatra spent a lot of time in a kind of ancient laboratory. Wrote some works related to herbs and cosmetics. Unfortunately, all his books were destroyed in the fire of the great Library of Alexandria in the year 391 AD. C. The famous physicist Galeno studied his work, and was able to transcribe some of the recipes devised by Cleopatra. One of these remedies, which Galeno also recommended t

RECONSTRUCTION OF AMENEMHAT III

By: www.youtube.com/kingmono Head of Amenemhat III, wearing the crown of Upper Kemet. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, c. 1830 BCE. Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany. Granite, ร„M 17950. This statues distinctive features identify it without any doubt as a portrait of Amenemhat III. The prominence of his strong African features is consistent throughout his portraits but this depiction is especially captivating. The heavy brows, prominent cheekbones, full lips, hollow cheeks, strong protruding lower jaw, and tightly bunched muscles at the corners of the mouth make a strikingly realistic impression. His distinctively large ears are consistent with other Wastetian (Theban) sculptures such as his grandfather's Senusret II. Surprisingly his nose, unlike most of the statues from the 12th Dynasty is still intact. This realism illustrated in this bust is a testament to the brilliance of the 12th Dynasty Wastian Kings of Upper Kemet. Source: Egyptian Museum of Berlin    Head of a statue

Rita Marley

Rita Marley - Harambe Na na naaaaa Na na naaaaa Lights Green and Gold A Rasta at the control They try to keep us down Scatter us all around To diverse parts of the earth Hoping we'd waste away But no matter what they do But no matter what they say All a Jah Jah children a go Harambe Harambe Harambe Rastaman say harambe Harambe Harambe The Higher One say Harambe What colour is the rainbow Check it the next time it shows That's the way we should be All together in harmony We sailing in the same boat We rocking up the same stream So no matter what they do So no matter what they say All a Jah Jah children a go Harambe Harambe Harambe Rastaman say Harambe Harambe Harambe The Higher One say Haramb Can a leopard change its spots Or Jah Jah children their skin Bob say blood is thicker than water Love will take us further So don't feel no way Cause a so Jah Jah say And no matter what they do And no matter what they say All a Jah Jah children a go harambe Harambe Harambe

Cheryl Browne, first African-American contestant for the title of Miss America in 1971

Cheryl Adrienne Browne was born in New York City in 1950 and studied dance at LaGuardia High School in Manhattan. After high school, she moved to Decorah, Iowa to study dance at Luther College. After winning the Miss Decorah contest, on June 13, 1970, she beat 19 white contestants to win Miss Iowa, making her eligible to compete for the 1971 Miss America crown.  Cheryl became the first black woman to compete for the Miss America title, the first African American contestant to make it to the final, even though competition rule number seven, instituted during the 1930s, which read: “Contestants must be of good health and of the white race,” had been abolished 30 years before in 1940. Her win as Miss Iowa and appearance at the Miss America pageant generated criticism in newspapers, the Miss Iowa pageant board, and to Browne herself. The criticisms ranged from her ethnic background to the fact that she had only lived in Iowa for a short time before entering the competition. In

Queen Amina of Zaria

Queen Amina of Zaria was one of the greatest female rulers in African history.  She ruled for 34 years in the 16th Century, whose reign is dated by the chronicle from 1492–1522. (Present day Nigeria, North Central). She was a fierce warrior and commanded an army of 20,000 men.  She conquered as far as Nupe and Kwarafa, collected tribute from far and wide and did not get married, rather took slave husbands from villages she conquered but executed them afterwards. She is credited with building strong earthen walls around the city that became the prototype for fortifications in all Hausa states and around conquered cities.  Now known as “Amina’s walls,” many still remain in existence.  She also brought about the cultivation of kolanut in those regions. Nowadays African ladies only lead men to shopping mall Guys kindly click this link below to subscribe to our youtube channel (YT: Africa is home podcast ) to keep up with our weekly conversations about the progress and future of

Shabaan Robert was a prominent Tanzanian poet and author

Shabaan Robert was a prominent Tanzanian poet and author who lived from 1909 to 1962. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in Swahili literature.  Robert wrote extensively in Swahili, and his works often focused on social issues, human nature, and the struggle for independence in East Africa. Some of his most famous books include "Kusadikika" .  His writing is known for its poetic language and powerful storytelling, and he played a significant role in popularizing Swahili as a literary language.  Robert's work continues to be celebrated and studied, both within Tanzania and internationally, for its cultural and historical significance.

December 1, 1933 - Louis Allen "Lou" Raw

A FLASH BLACK MOMENT IN HISTORY: December 1, 1933 - Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls was a Black American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer was born in Chicago, IL, on this date in 1933. He is best known for his singing ability: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles, most notably his song "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine".  He worked as a television, motion picture, and voice actor. He was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. He began singing in the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church choir at the age of seven and later sang with local groups through which he met future music stars Sam Cooke, who was nearly three years older than Rawls, and Curtis Mayfield.  After graduating from Chicago's Dunbar Vocat

Rev. Josiah Henson

Rev. Josiah Henson  July 15, 1789 - May 15, 1883 After he escaped to Canada on 28 October 1830, it is said he aided more than 600 slaves to freedom. Widely considered the inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the Rev. Josiah Henson is buried in the Dresden, Ontario cemetery. On the monument erected to his memory—where "his abused and honoured bones lie"—the square and compasses are engraved in the Fellowcraft position. There is no mention of freemasonry in either his 1858 or 1877 autobiography, nor in his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. In 2003, Wallace McLeod wrote: "Apparently he was made a Mason in Boston during one of his visits there. On his return to Canada he joined Mount Moriah Lodge No.11., Dresden (Prince Hall Affiliation), and is listed as its Secretary in 1866." The confusion about his year of birth originated in his autobiography, published in London in 1877, where he states, "I was born

Richard B. Spikes received a patent...

In 1932, Richard B. Spikes received a patent for an automatic car gear shift. Major companies welcomed his inventions. Its patent #1889,814. By the time he created the automatic safety brake in 1962, Spikes was losing his vision. To complete the device, he first created a drafting machine for blind designers. The machine would soon be used in almost every school bus nationwide. These are other inventions by Richard B. Spikes: railroad semaphore (1906) automatic car washer (1913) automobile directional signals (1913) beer keg tap (1910) self-locking rack for billiard cues (1910) continuous contact trolley pole (1919) combination milk bottle opener and cover (1926) method and apparatus for obtaining average samples and temperature of tank liquids (1931) automatic gear shift (1932) transmission and shifting thereof (1933) automatic shoe shine chair (1939) multiple barrel machine gun (1940) horizontally swinging barber chair (1950) automatic safety brake (1962)

James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931

James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. He has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors for his performances on stage and screen and "one of the greatest actors in American history". His deep voice has been praised as a "a stirring basso profondo that has lent gravel and gravitas" to his projects. Over his career, he has received three Tony Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1985. He was honored with the National Medal of Arts in 1992, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2002, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2009 and the Honorary Academy Award in 2011. Suffering from a stutter in childhood, Jones has said that poetry and acting helped him overcome the disability. A pre-med major in college, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War before pursuing a career in acting. Since his Broadway debu

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou arrived in Paris from Benin Republic ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ at the age of 13 with his brother, they couldn't find work and ended up sleeping under bridges and searching for food in garbage bins . A chance meeting with a photographer led to an introduction to fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who encouraged Hounsou to pursue a modeling career. In 1987, he became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the United States in 1990, began appearing in music videos wasn’t long after that he made his film debut in Without You I'm Nothing (1990) and then was cast as Cinquรฉ in 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad, Hounsou received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the role. He gained further notice as Juba in the 2000 film Gladiator. Today Djimon is one of the widely known actors in Hollywood and through it all he remains humble and never forgets where he comes from.  What is your favourite movies of Hounsou Djimon? Guys let's get

TEACHING MOMENT ✍️Plato with an Egyptian Teacher

In his early years Plato followed the tradition of some of the most revered Greek thinkers in history and studied in Egypt. It's safe to say the Greek scientific and philosophical schools would not exist as we know it without the centuries of combined and recorded knowledge of Africans. The knowledge is out there. Keep reading.  #skjthepoet #wearethevoiceofafrica #TogetherWeCanMakeADifference #TeachingMoments

The Real Founding Fsthers Are Native Chiefs

These four Chiefs were Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Geronimo and Red Cloud. Each of these forefathers played an important role in shaping their tribe's customs and history. Because of their influence over the shaping of Native American history, they are often referred to as the real founding fathers.! Left-Right : Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud.

Inventor William Purvis received a patent for the fountain pen

On January 7, 1890, Inventor William Purvis received a patent for the fountain pen. Mr. Purvis was inspired by the inconvenience of having to carry a bottle of ink in order to write or to sign documents, thus he invented the writing pen which eliminated the need for an ink well. His invention was ingenious, his writing implementation has an ink reservoir within it! Of his accomplishment, Purvis said, "the object of my invention is to provide a simple, durable, and inexpensive construction of a fountain pen adapted to general use and which may be carried in the pocket." The creation of the fountain pen has made office work cleaner and less expensive for businesses all over the world. In addition to his fountain pen, Purvis, a Philadelphian, also successfully patented a number of other inventions. Between 1884 and 1897 he patented a hand stamp, an electric railway device, an electric railway switch and a magnetic car balancing device. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki

JIENG (DINKA) AND ITS SECTIONS WITH SUBSECTIONS

1. 1.   Rek Amou Marol 2. Padang Ayuel Jiel 3. Twic  4. Agaar Speaking groups 5. Bor  The sections of Jieng Rek  Rek is the largest Dinka section composed of 57 Subsections or cheifdoms found in 3 States of War Keu aka Bahr El Gahzal (Wau, Aweil, Warrap)  1. Aguok Mou Akeen 2. Apuk Giir Thiik 3. Awan Chan and Awan Mou 3. Malual Gier-Nyang 4. Wuot Tonj (19 chiefdoms of Tonj)  5. Marial Baai aka Marial Wau  6. Kuach Ayok  The sections of Jieng Padang  1. Ngok Lual Yak-Baliet County  2. Ngok Deng Kuol-Abyei Administrative Area 3. Luacjang aka Luac Aguer Adeel ( in Tonj) 4. Luackoth 5. Nyarweng of Duk Payuel 6. Dongjol-Akoka County  7. Nyiel-Malut County 8. Ageer 9. Paweny Atar 10. Alor Kur Kuot-Abiemnhom County 11. Panaruu of Panriang County 12. Abaliang-Renk County  13. Marbeek (Rut, Thoi, Alual)  The sections of AGaar Speaking Group were wrongly identified by their close brothers of Rek of Warrap and Malual of Aweil...In reality, the below 3 mentioned sections of Ciec, Atuot and Aliab w

She was called Phillis, because...

“She was called Phillis, because that was the name of the ship that brought her, and Wheatley, which was the name of the merchant who bought her. She was born in Senegal ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ In Boston, the slave traders put her up for sร le: -She's 7 years old! She will be a good mare! She was felt, n.aked, by many hands. At thirteen, she was already writing poems in a language that was not her own. No one believed that she was the author. At the age of twenty, Phillis was questioned by a court of eighteen enlightened men in robes and wigs. She had to recite texts from Virgil and Milton and some messages from the Bible, and she also had to swรจar that the poems she had written were not plagiarized. From a chair, she gave her long examination, until the court accepted her: she was a woman, she was Black, she was enslaved, but she was a poet. " Phillis Wheatley, was the first African-American writer to publish a book in the United States. Guys let's get our YouTube channel (YT: H

Black American physicist and inventor for Rockwell International

On October 21, 1986 – George Edward Alcorn, Jr., is a pioneer Black American physicist and inventor for Rockwell International, who invented a method of fabricating an imaging X-ray spectrometer, received a patent for a fabrication spectrometer on this date in 1986. Patent #4,618,380

Half of all U.S. states, specifically 25, have names that originate from Native American languages

Half of all U.S. states, specifically 25, have names that originate from Native American languages or have Native American origins. These names reflect the rich history and cultural heritage of the Indigenous peoples who inhabited these lands before European colonization. The states with Native American names include: 1. Alabama - Derived from the Alabama tribe, a Muskogean-speaking people. 2. Alaska - Derived from the Aleut word "alaxsxaq" or "agunalaksh," meaning "the mainland" or "great land." 3. Arizona - Derived from the O'odham word "Alฤญ แนฃonak," meaning "small spring" or "place of the small spring." 4. Arkansas - Derived from the French interpretation of the name given to the Quapaw people, a tribe living along the Arkansas River. 5. Connecticut - Derived from the Mohegan-Pequot word "quinatucquet," meaning "long tidal river" or "beside the long, tidal river." 6. De

George Washington Carver, an agricultural scientist and inventor

January 5th 1953, George Washington Carver, an agricultural scientist and inventor joined the ancestors. Most people know Carver as the peanut farmer who found 300 uses for the peanut, but did you know  he also created 118 products from sweet potatoes?  He also made many synthetic discoveries, including adhesives, instant coffee, shoe polish, shaving cream, and more.

TORRES Strait Islanders Who Helped researchers

Ailan men of long ago. These are the men who have worked with Alfred Cort Haddon during his anthropological expedition into the Torres Strait Islands.

January 7, 1891 – Zora Neale Hurston

January 7, 1891 – Zora Neale Hurston was a Black American folklorist, anthropologist, and author was born in Notasulga, AL, on this date in 1891. Her family moved to Eatonville, Florida, one of the first all-black towns to be incorporated in the United States, when she was three.  Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston is widely known for her contribution to the Harlem Renaissance. When Hurston arrived in New York City in 1925, the Harlem Renaissance was at its peak, and she soon became one of the writers at its center.  Shortly before she entered Barnard, Hurston's short story “Spunk” was selected for The New Negro, a landmark anthology of fiction, poetry, and essays focusing on African and Black American art and literature. In 1926, a group of young black writers including Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Wallace Thurman, calling themselves the Ni

LEAD BELLY (1887-1949) aka Huddie Leadbetter

LEAD BELLY (1887-1949) aka Huddie Leadbetter was born in Mooringsport, Louisiana and was discovered by John and Alan Lomax while in Angola Penetentiary.  He became famous overnight from a 'March of Time" Newsreel film in 1935, in which he recreated his story. He went on to New York and for years was associated with the early folk music scene, doing shows with Josh White, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry and others.  He recorded his massive repertoire, which was hundreds of songs, for several labels, and he was one of the first to tour Europe.  His incredible, powerful tenor voice, backed by his 12 String guitar showcased blues, his original ballads about the Titanic, Hitler, Howard Hughes and the Hindenburg.  Cowboy numbers, children's songs, waltzes, sooky jumps, protest songs and more. I am still hypnotized by his amazing and thoroughly singular style. New Nationals, Fairbanks, and Scheerhorns, WORLD'S #1 SOURCE: www.catfishkeith.com/national-guita

These countries have the most beautiful women in Africa 2023

According to African Woman Magazine, these countries have the most beautiful women in Africa 2023 1. Ethiopia๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น 2. Rwanda๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ 3. South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 4. Uganda๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ 5. Tanzania๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ 6. Kenya๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช 7. DR Congo๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ 8. Zimbabwe๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ 9. Ivory Coast๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 10. Nigeria๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ  11. Ghana๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ 12. Burundi๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ 13. Swaziland๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ 14. Liberia๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท www.ourAfrica.com.ng

Afa Man, Wollo woman in Ethiopia

A Man from Afar with a beautiful Woman from Wollo.  Afar people also known as the Danakil, Adali and Odali, are an ethnic Cushitic peoples inhabiting the Horn of Africa. Wollo is a historical region and province in the northeastern part of Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น with its capital city at Dessie. Guys let's get our YouTube channel ( YT: Historical Africa) to 200k subscribers. Kindly click on the link to subscribe. ๐Ÿ™ https://youtube.com/c/HistoricalAfrica

SKIP JAMES (1902-1969)

SKIP JAMES (1902-1969). Born Nehemiah Curtis James in Bentonia, Mississippi, he first recorded for Paramount in 1931.  He possessed a completely individual style, using falsetto vocals and played spooky-good guitar mostly in D minor tuning. He was rediscovered in 1964. His and Son House's appearances, almost simultaneously, launched the folk blues revival.  Skip James' music was, most famously, covered by Cream when they did "I'm So Glad." Even though he was not in good health, in his last five years he recorded some amazing records for Vanguard, Adephi, Biograph and other labels. So many essential songs, including "Cherry Ball," "Hard Time Killin' Floor," "22-20," "If You Haven't Any Hay," and more.  I love his music! New Nationals, Fairbanks, Scheerhorns: www.catfishkeith.com/national-guitars/ This picture captures him in a rare mood, thanks to Kami Kazu.