Every creative person you meet can cite a person who influenced their work if you asked them. It took a village to raise early African societies to levels adored, cut, pasted and copied by individuals all around the globe. Examples of their influence leaked into worldwide architecture and construction, artwork, games, music, fashion, the math and sciences, literature, government design, medicine, food, faiths and so on.
Today in Egypt, a massive new one billion dollar museum is being constructed to hold the expansive history and culture of its ancestors, while a call out to the world is been programmed to ask for the return of all the good stuff taken without authority. Great Britain, France, and Italy took away a lot of it.
Thank goodness the Internet exists for without it so many of us would not know as much as we have learned about African kingdoms and the sophisticated dynasties built by their rulers before present times.
Thank goodness for INSTAGRAM because in that channel stands the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture who share and teach us details about the complex 500-year history of Early Africans in America who became African Americans along the way to today. Find them on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/nmaahc
People have inadequate history classes in school. Little about Black Africa and African Americans will be taught in the grades.
The internet attracts over 80% of Black America. Its where people go to connect to everything everywhere. This fertile digital soil is becoming the primary source educator for Black, Brown and White people. But it impacts Blacks more. The internet is the most important liberator in today’s Black Movement and the Black Internet has a larger audience than the Black church.
On too many scratch pads to count, Blacks in America invented new paths to fulfillment. There
Previously unknown artists, creators, thinkers
The Internet replaces the institutional knowledge graph elders had been passing down. The Internet as
Sharing what you know is the currency that does more than money. For what reason do made men and made women share so much on the internet? They reach a pinnacle of success then they want to give back, seems to be the common answer, and the internet makes it easier to share with the masses than any other means.
When you want to learn how to do something or how someone else like you are “doing it,” there’s a Youtube video for that that can teach you. There’s a Podcast for it, a Blogger describing it, and Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook posts explaining it.
The proof is in what @NMAAHC does with its INSTAGRAM posts. They use the medium effectively to share their $600 million scratch pad. It became a physical reality. Black America is smarter because of it.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is posting their exhibits with sufficiently illustrated descriptions. It is great content. A lot of other institutions like them do it too.
Good for them!
We’re looking forward to seeing more Black scratch padded concepts turn into reality in 2019. And we will be looking on the Internet for them.