The room was covered in mementos from a life spent between continents, weaving together the threads of the African diaspora: honors and awards, photos of Egyptian statues, kente cloth, a mug decorated with hieroglyphs and piles of letters from admirers and acolytes. Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan seemed unaware of the shrine that had accumulated around him. His eyes were barely open. He sat hunched in his wheelchair, dressed in baggy pants, a faded purple sweatshirt and a kufi.

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This piece will delve into the spiritual origins of the worship of the female as the original deity, most specifically, African wombman. Before we explore this aspect of metaphysical perception we must take a look at how far she has fallen from her former status as the most autonomous woman in human history with rights other races and ethnic groups had to fight to attain. In the Nile Valley, in Kemet Egypt she was the pillar of the society and the nucleus of the family unit in African culture. Once Africans had contact with Europeans and Arabs for the first time in history, her status would be diminished. She would then be objectified and exploited no different than the women of the conquerors of the African continent, and sex was the main weapon used to debase her and her image, thus "I suggest that African-American women were not included in pornography as an afterthought, but instead, they form a key pillar on which contemporary pornography itself rests.


A Tribute to Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan: The Black Wombman as God

Ben ", was an American writer and historian. He was considered to be one of the more prominent Afrocentric scholars by some Black Nationalists , while most mainstream scholars [ who? A New York Times article published after Ben-Jochannan's death discussed the lifelong inconsistencies in his reported academic record:. Documents from Cornell University show Mr. Ben-Jochannan holding a doctorate from Cambridge University in England while, conversely, catalogs from Malcolm-King College list him as holding two master's degrees from Cambridge University. According to Fred Lewsey, a communications officer at Cambridge, however, the school has no record of his ever attending, let alone earning any degree. Indeed, it appears that Mr.

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