- Feb 26, 2014
Mansa Musa was the progenitor of bling.
Didn't know if this would be considered deep thoughts or not, but whatever.
Did ancient Africans actually do anything to contribute to history? Black people have obviously done some significant things (i.e the first lady millionaire was black, MLK, etc). However, if you discount the post-colonialism/imperialism days and realize that Egyptians weren't Africans, there isn't really much to tell AFAIK.
This isn't a shit-post. I am legitimately curious as to what they've contributed to history.
attempts by European colonizers to dissolve and recreate borders set by tribes and kingdoms long before they arrived caused a lot of conflict. It's why from that point on we are still seeing biannual genocides going on throughout the continent. Also full blown AIDSAfter reading all this celebratory content , I have just one question.
*Morgan Freeman voice* When all else fails...they narrate.
But seriously, KANGZ cringe aside, Africa's got a pretty interesting history.
Part of that has to do with the fact that, just like in less populous US states like say, Wyoming, there just isn't great population density and thus fewer profitable reasons to invest in infrastructure like phone/internet.It is quite rare to see a continent full of resources, labor, prosperous ancient civilization, and luxurious materials like diamonds; yet somehow barely 13.5% of it has internet access. I think barely 13.5% of it has electrical wiring in households.
Part of that has to do with the fact that, just like in less populous US states like say, Wyoming, there just isn't great population density and thus fewer profitable reasons to invest in infrastructure like phone/internet.