Monday, February 05, 2007

Ummm...

You know a sista's been busy when it's the fifth of February and she 'aint even done a Black History Post....Supa's bad!! Hope all is well in your world's Blogger fam! (a personal update post coming real soon promise! Meanwhile - what's good with ya'll?!?!)


PHILIPPINES By Runoko Rashidi -Photo courtesy of Alibata.org

“There are black Negroes in this island who pay tribute to no one.” —Early Spanish historian

Although the great majority of the people of the Philippines are Tagalog, the country is not ethnically homogeneous. In spite of their small numbers the original inhabitants of the Philippines are the Agta (diminutive Africoids), who still live there in some numbers and are commonly and pejoratively called Pygmies, Negritos and Aeta, and a variety of other names based upon their specific locale. In regards to phenotype, broadly speaking, the Agta can be described as physically small and unusually short in stature,dark-skinned, spiral-haired and broad-nosed. They are an extremely ancient people and, I believe, close representatives of the world’s earliest modern humans....Continue reading article here

5 comments:

obifromsouthlondon said...

some article right there. never knew about this tribe of black people. philippines of all places.

good looking sweetheart.

Epsilonicus said...

I ahve heard there were tribes of Blacks in Asia. Many of the samurai had African heritage in their bloodline.

African girl, American world said...

You know it is a shame that those folks aren't acknowledged...I guess Ihaven't yet had a positive experience with anyone from there..pretty racist.

Hey J *waving*

Miss Ahmad said...

having lived in hawaii for years and years i was aware of the african heritage amongst many of the islands...

there is a beautiful story of african traveling the world water ways who fell in love with hawaii having been away from home for so long and swam to the shores and made it home. it's also said amongst natives that africans brought the drums to hawaii.

once a year they have an indigenous people surfing get together and when you see the indigenious peoples from all over it is clear to see that there is african blood all over the world!!

go head girl!!

Supa said...

Hey Obi! Hey Epsi! Hey Mwabs! Hey Glam!!