Which Queen Are You?

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Find out what type of Queen you are?  Simply answer the following questions tally up you score and read your results. Choose the answer that most represent the way you think or feel.

 

Your friends would describe you as . . .
1-The Great Debator
2-The Boss
3-The Diva
4-The Explorer
5-The Good Friend
If a person challenged your intelligence and called you a foolish, simple-minded little girl, how would you respond?
1-I would introduce his/her face to my foolish fist.
2-I would devise a plan to humiliate the person in front of a large group of people and show everyone that they should never mess with me.
I am too cute to get upset. It could cause wrinkles. Besides, I might not be smart but I sure am fine.
4-I would prove them wrong by listing 10 African queens and their accomplishments. Then I would compare them to my own past and future accomplishments.
5-I would simply say, “God loves you and so do I”, and walk away.
You are going to a very important party. Some very important people will be there. When you walk into the room you . . .
1-Seek out those who might be your competition and see how you measure up.
2-Push your way through the crowd, find the most important person, and introduce yourself.
3-Create a scene to make sure everyone is looking at you and your new dress and hairdo.
4-Seek out all the interesting looking people and connect with as many people as possible.
5-Find the host or hostess of the party and ask if you could help in any way.
When it comes to the opposity sex (brothers, boyfriends, guy friends) you are . . .
1-Always agruing with them.
2-Always telling them what to do.
3-Always trying to get their attention.
4-Alway trying to figure them out & analyze them.
5-Always showing them love and support.
My personal style.
1-I dress according to my mood.
2-I like wearing clothes that make me look important.
3-I like wearing the latest fashions and I have to look like a superstar every time I walk out the door.
4-I like wearing unique clothing that no one else is wearing.
5-I wear clothes that are comfortable and simple.
If you are in an uncomfortable situation you . . .
1-Fight your way out of it.
2-You try to control the situation.
3-You smile and bear it.
4-You explore your options before taking action.
5-You try to bring comfort to the sitation.
When it comes to achieving dreams and goals you . . .
1-Are willing to fight for what you want.
2-Create a strategic plan that helps you get what you want.
3-Use your charm and good looks to get what you want.
4-Explore and learn as much as you can about the goals you want to achieve.
5-Help others because you know you will be blessed.
How do you mostly see yourself?
1-I am strong.
2-I am powerful.
3-I am beautiful.
4-I am change.
5-I am everything to all people.

Add up all your 1’s, 2′, 3′, 4’s, and 5’s.

If you have mostly 1’s you are a . . .

Warrior Queen         

You are willing to put on you full armor and do what you have to do for justice.  You are determind and relentless. You rule your kingdom with a spear in your hand. Just like Queen Nzingha of Angola who fought side by side with her soldiers and defeated the Porteguese.  Read more about her on the African Queens page.

 

If you have mostly 2’s you are a . . .

Power Queen           

You are the boss.  You command respect.  You do not mind telling people what you want and how you want it.  When you say jump everybody better say, “How high, your Majesty?”  You are like Queem Hatsepshut of Ancient Kemet (Egypt).  She took over rule of Kemet and dressed and acted like a male Pharoah.  Therefore, she did not rule as a Queen she ruled as a Pharoah.  Read more about her on the African Queens page.

 

If you have mostly 3’s you are a . . .

Beauty Queen          

You are the perfect example of inner and outer beauty.  You are graceful and stylish.  Everyone appreciates and admires your beauty.  You inspire others and put a smile on their face just by being in their presence.  Everyone wants to be you and be around you.  You are like Makeda, Queen of Sheba, in the Bible.  She captured the eye of King Solomon with her exotic African beauty.  Read more about her on the African Queens page.

 

If you have mostly 4’s you are a . . .

Renaissance Queen    

You are revolutionary and constantly reinventing yourself.  You promote change. You love to learn new things and share them with others.  You enjoy reading, writing, art, music, dance, and drama.  You have your own style and refuse to follow in anyone’s footsteps because you create your own footsteps.  Your not afraid to express new ideas and be different.  Just like Queen Nefertiti of Ancient Kemet who was married to Ancient Kemet Pharaoh, Akhenaten.  Nefertiti could not relegate herself to the traditional role of subservient-queen. She envisioned an active role for herself in reshaping civilization.  Read more about her on the African Queens page.

 

If you have mostly 5’s you are a . . .

 Mother Queen     

You nurture those around you.  Encouraging them to be the best they can be.  People feel comfortable and safe around you and will tell you their life story.  They are constantly in search of your wise advice.  If a loved one is sick or down they can count on you to bring them some chicken soup for the soul.  You are like Queen Nandi of the Zulu Nation.  She gave birth to a nation by giving birth to Shaka Zulu who created the greatest empire South Africa has ever seen.  Read more about her on the African Queens page.

 

 

* If you have an equal amount for 2 numbers that means you are a combination of the two types of queens.

* If you have a mixture of numbers this either means you are an ALL MIGHTY Queen.  You are well-balanced and can use all the many aspects of you personility to rule your Kingdom.  Or it means you are the SOUL-SEARCHING Queen.  Which means you are still trying to find your true self.  It all depends how you answered your questions.  If you answered them quickly without hesitation then you are probably an ALL MIGHTY Queen.  If you took a minute to think about the question and changed a few answers, then you probably still need to do some more soul-searching.

 

Nubian Queens Society Growing Gracefully under Life’s Pressures

African Queens

AMINA

QUEEN Of ZARIA (1588-1589)
This queen of Zazzua, a province of Nigeria now known as Zaria, was born around 1533 during the reign of Sarkin (king) Zazzau Nohir. She was probably his granddaughter. Zazzua was one of a number of Hausa city-states which dominated the trans-Saharan trade after the collapse of the Songhai empire to the west. Its wealth was due to trade of mainly leather goods, cloth, kola, salt, horses and imported metals. At the age of sixteen, Amina became the heir apparent (Magajiya) to her mother, Bakwa of Turunku, the ruling queen of Zazzua. With the title came the responsibility for a ward in the city and daily councils with other officials. Although her mother’s reign was known for peace and prosperity, Amina also chose to learn military skills from the warriors. Queen Bakwa died around 1566 and the reign of Zazzua passed to her younger brother Karama. At this time Amina emerged as the leading warrior of Zazzua cavalry. Her military achievements brought her great wealth and power. When Karama died after a ten-year rule, Amina became queen of Zazzua. She set off on her first military expedition three months after coming to power and continued fighting until her death. In her thirty-four year reign, she expanded the domain of Zazzua to its largest size ever. Her main focus, however, was not on annexation of neighboring lands, but on forcing local rulers to accept vassal status and permit Hausa traders safe passage. She is credited with popularizing the earthen city wall fortifications, which became characteristic of Hausa city-states since then. She ordered building of a defensive wall around each military camp that she established. Later, towns grew within these protective walls, many of which are still in existence. They’re known as “ganuwar Amina”, or Amina’s walls. She is mostly remembered as “Amina, Yar Bakwa ta san rana,” meaning “Amina, daughter of Nikatau, a woman as capable as a man.

Contributed by Danuta Bois

CANDACE

EMPRESS OF ETHIOPIA (332 B.C.)
Alexander reached Kemet (Ancient Egypt) in 332 B.C., on his world conquering rampage. But one of the greatest generals of the ancient world was also the Empress of Ethiopia. This formidable black Queen Candace, was world famous as a military tactician and field commander. Legend has it that Alexander could not entertain even the possibilty of having his world fame and unbroken chain of victories marred by risking a defeat, at last, by a woman. He halted his armies at the borders of Ethiopia and did not invade to meet the waiting black armies with their Queen in personal command.

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CLEOPATRA VII

QUEEN OF KEMET
(Ancient Egypt the land of the blacks) (69-30 B.C)
Although known to be of African descent she is still deliberately portrayed as being white. She came to power at the tender age of seventeen and the most popular of seven queens to have had this name. She was also known to be a great linguist and was instumental in making Kemet(Egypt) into the world number one super power at that time.
   
DAHIA-AL KAHINA

QUEEN KAHINA

She fought against the Arab incursion in North Africa where under her leadership Africans fought back fiercely and drove the Arab army northward into Tripolitania. Queen Kahina was of the Hebrew faith and she never abandoned her religion. Her opposition to the Arab incursion was purely nationalistic, since she favored neither Christians nor Moslems. Her death in 705 A.D by Hassen-ben-Numam ended one of the most violet attempts to save Africa for the Africans. She prevented Islam’s southward spread into the Western Sudan. After her death the Arabs began to change their strategy in advancing their faith and their power in Africa. The resistance to the southward spread of Islam was so great in some areas that some of the wives of African kings committed suicide to avoid falling into the hands of the Berbers and Arabs who showed no mercy to the people who would not be converted to Islam.

HATSHEPSUT

QUEEN OF KEMET
(Ancient Egypt the land of the blacks) (1503-1482 B.C.)
One of the greatest queens of ancient Kemet was Queen Hatshepsut. While she was known as a “warrior” queen, her battles were engaged with her own rivals for the position of power in Kemetic hierarchy. A born dynast in her own right, Hatshepsut proved to be an aggressive and overpowering force. However, it was not in war, but in her aspiration to ascend to the “Heru (Horus) consciousness,” she displayed the strength that has given her a place in history. She adopted the Truth of Maat and became involved in the elimination of undesirable people and elements from Kemet. Determined to be revered in times yet to come, Hatshepsut depicted herself in as many masculine attributes as possible, i.e. male attire, king’s beard, etc. Although she ascended to the throne upon the death of her king-brother Thutmose II, she exerted her rightful claim to the throne. In exercising her power, she involved herself in foreign campaigns, a concentration on domestic affairs, extensive building and commercial ventures. The most famous of her commercial ventures was the Punt expedition in which goods and produce were acquired from the rich market there to be brought back to Kemet. While it would appear that her opponents were not antagonistic regarding her sex, they were so regarding her non-aggressive philosophy.
Even before becoming legal ruler, Hatshepsut, was actively pushing things dearest to the hearts of all Africans leaders: the expansion of foreign trade, international diplomatic relations, perfection of national defense, vast public building programs, securing the South and the North through either peace or war and, one of her “pet projects”, building a great navy for both commerce and war. Her success on most of these fronts made her one of the giants of the race.
 
  MAKEDA

QUEEN OF SHEBA (The symbol of Beauty) (960 B.C.)

“I am black but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon, Look not upon me because I am black Because the sun hath scorched me.” (Song of Solomon)

Although most of Black history is suppressed, distorted or ignored by an ungrateful modern world, some African traditions are so persistent that all of the power and deception of the Western academic establishment have failed to stamp them out. One such story is that of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, and King Solomon of Israel. Black women of antiquity were legendary for their beauty and power. Especially great were the Queens of Ethiopia. This nation was also known as Nubia, Kush, Axum and Sheba. One thousand years before Christ, Ethiopia was ruled by a line of virgin queens. The one whose story has survived into our time was known as Makeda, “the Queen of Sheba.” Her remarkable tradition was recorded in the Kebar Nagast, or the Glory of Kings, and the Bible. The Bible tells us that, during his reign, King Solomon of Israel decided to build a magnificent temple. To announce this endeavor, the king sent forth messengers to various foreign countries to invite merchants from abroad to come to Jerusalem with their caravans so that they might engage in trade there. At this time, Ethiopia was second only to Egypt in power and fame. Hence, King Solomon was enthralled by Ethiopia’s beautiful people, rich history, deep spiritual tradition and wealth. He was especially interested in engaging in commerce with one of Queen Makeda’s subjects, an important merchant by the name of Tamrin.1 Solomon sent for Tamrin who “packed up stores of valuables including ebony, sapphires and red gold, which he took to Jerusalem to sell to the king.”2 It turns out that Tamrin’s visit was momentous. Although accustomed to the grandeur and luxury of Egypt and Ethiopia, Tamrin was still impressed by King Solomon and his young nation. During a prolonged stay in Israel, Tamrin observed the magnificent buildings and was intrigued by the Jewish people and their culture. But above all else, he was deeply moved by Solomon’s wisdom and compassion for his subjects. Upon returning to his country, Tamrin poured forth elaborate details about his trip to Queen Makeda. She was so impressed by the exciting story that the great queen decided to visit King Solomon herself.3 To understand the significance of state visits in antiquity in contrast to those of today, we must completely remove ourselves from the present place and time. In ancient times, royal visits were very significant ceremonial affairs. The visiting regent was expected to favor the host with elaborate gifts and the state visit might well last for weeks or even months. Even by ancient standards, however, Queen Makeda’s visit to King Solomon was extraordinary. In I Kings 10:1-2, the Bible tells us: “1. And when the Queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions. “2. And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bear spices and very much gold, and precious stones. And when she was come to Solomon she communed with him of all that was in her heart.” I Kings 10:10 adds: “She gave the king 120 talents of gold, and of spices very great store and precious stones; there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the Queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.” We should pause to consider the staggering sight of this beautiful Black woman and her vast array of resplendent attendants travelling over the Sahara desert into Israel with more than 797 camels plus donkeys and mules too numerous to count. The value of the gold alone, which she gave to King Solomon, would be $3,690,000 today and was of much greater worth in antiquity. King Solomon, and undoubtedly the Jewish people, were flabbergasted by this great woman and her people. He took great pains to accommodate her every need. A special apartment was built for her lodging while she remained in his country. She was also provided with the best of food and eleven changes of garments daily. As so many African leaders before her, this young maiden, though impressed with the beauty of Solomon’s temple and his thriving domain, had come to Israel seeking wisdom and the truth about the God of the Jewish people. Responding to her quest for knowledge, Solomon had a throne set up for the queen beside his. “It was covered with silken carpets, adorned with fringes of gold and silver, and studded with diamonds and pearls. From this she listened while he delivered judgments.”4 Queen Makeda also accompanied Solomon throughout his kingdom. She observed the wise, compassionate and spiritual ruler as he interacted with his subjects in everyday affairs. Speaking of the value of her visit with the King and her administration for him, Queen Makeda stated: “My Lord, how happy I am. Would that I could remain here always, if but as the humblest of your workers, so that I could always hear your words and obey you.

“How happy I am when I interrogate you! How happy when you answer me. My whole being is moved with pleasure; my soul is filled; my feet no longer stumble; I thrill with delight.

“Your wisdom and goodness,” she continued, “are beyond all measure. They are excellence itself. Under your influence I am placing new values on life. I see light in the darkness; the firefly in the garden reveals itself in newer beauty. I discover added lustre in the pearl; a greater radiance in the morning star, and a softer harmony in the moonlight. Blessed be the God that brought me here; blessed be He who permitted your majestic mind to be revealed to me; blessed be the One who brought me into your house to hear your voice.

Solomon had a harem of over 700 wives and concubines, yet, he was enamored by the young Black virgin from Ethiopia. Although he held elaborate banquets in her honor and wined, dined and otherwise entertained her during the length of her visit, they both knew that, according to Ethiopian tradition, the Queen must remain chaste. Nevertheless, the Jewish monarch wished to plant his seed in Makeda, so that he might have a son from her regal African lineage. To this end the shrewd king conspired to conquer the affection of this young queen with whom he had fallen in love. When, after six months in Israel, Queen Makeda announced to King Solomon that she was ready to return to Ethiopia, he invited her to a magnificent farewell dinner at his palace. The meal lasted for several hours and featured hot, spicy foods that were certain to make all who ate thirsty and sleepy (as King Solomon had planned.) Since the meal ended very late, the king invited Queen Makeda to stay overnight in the palace in his quarters. She agreed as long as they would sleep in separate beds and the king would not seek to take advantage of her. He vowed to honor her chastity, but also requested that she not take anything in the palace. Outraged by such a suggestion, the Queen protested that she was not a thief and then promised as requested. Not long after the encounter, the Queen, dying of thirst, searched the palace for water. Once she found a large water jar and proceeded to drink, the King startled her by stating: “You have broken your oath that you would not take anything by force that is in my palace. The Queen protested, of course, that surely the promise did not cover something so insignificant and plentiful as water, but Solomon argued that there was nothing in the world more valuable than water, for without it nothing could live. Makeda reluctantly admitted the truth of this and apologized for her mistake, begging for water for her parched throat. Solomon, now released from his promise, assuaged her thirst and his own, immediately taking the Queen as his lover.”6 The following day as the Queen and her entourage prepared to leave Israel, the King placed a ring on her hand and stated, “If you have a son, give this to him and send him to me.” After returning to the land of Sheba, Queen Makeda did indeed have a son, whom she named Son-of-the-wise-man, and reared as a prince and her heir apparent to the throne. Upon reaching adulthood, the young man wished to visit his father, so the Queen prepared another entourage, this time headed by Tamrin. She sent a message to Solomon to anoint their son as king of Ethiopia and to mandate that thenceforth only the males descended from their son should rule Sheba. Solomon and the Jewish people rejoiced when his son arrived in Israel. The king anointed him as the Queen had requested and renamed him Menelik, meaning “how handsome he is.” Though Solomon had many wives, only one had produced a son, Rehoboam, a boy of seven. So the king begged Menelik to remain, but the young prince would not. Solomon therefore called his leaders and nobles and announced that, since he was sending his first born son back to Ethiopia, he wanted all of them to send their firstborn sons “to be his counselors and officers.” And they agreed to do so. Menelik asked his father for a relic of the Ark of the Covenant to take back with him to the land of Sheba. It is said that while Solomon intended to provide his son with a relic, the sons of the counselors, angry at having to leave their homes and go to Sheba with Menelik, actually stole the real Ark and took it to Ethiopia. Menelik returned to Sheba and, according to tradition, ruled wisely and well. And his famous line has continued down to the 20th century when, even now, the ruler of Ethiopia is the “conquering lion of Judah” descended directly from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

Written by Legrand H. Clegg II

 

  NANDI

QUEEN OF ZULULAND (Symbol of a woman of high esteem) (1778-1826)

Mother of the great leader Shaka Zulu. Nandi is the evalasting symbol of hard work patience and determination. She withstood and overcame many obsticles to raise to a position of power in all Zululand.

 

 
NEFERTARI

QUEEN OF KEMET (the land of the blacks) (1292-1225 B.C)

Her marriage to the great Rameses II of lower Ancient Egypt is known as one of the greatest royal love affair ever. This marriage also brought an end to the hundred year war between upper and lower ancient Kemet (Egypt), which in essence unified both sections into one great Kemet which was the world leading country. Monuments of this love affair still remains today in the temples that Rameses built for his wife at Abu Simbel.
The immense structures known as the two temples of Abu Simbel are among the most magnificent monuments in the world. Built during the New Kingdom nearly 3,000 years ago, it was hewn from the mountain which contains it as an everlasting dedication to King Ramses and his wife Nefertari. Superb reliefs on the temple detail the Battle of Kadesh, and Ramses and Nefertari consorting with the deities and performing religous rituals. The rays of the sun still penetrate to the Holy of Holies in the rock of the main temple on the same two days of the year: the 20th of October and the 20th of Febuary. This timing is probably connected to the symbolic unification, via the rays of the sun, of the statue of Ra-Herakhty and the statue of Ramses II. Up to today these structures remains as the largest, most majestic structures ever built to honor a wife.

 

  NEFERTITI

QUEEN OF KEMET

 (Ancient Egypt the land of the blacks)

It is believe by some historians that Nefertiti was the daughter of Aye and Tiy, while other claims her as the oldest daughter of Amenhotep III. Nefertiti was married to Akhenaten the originated of the one god concept(monotheism) as it became known today. During the early life of Nefertiti she lived in a Kemet where a new model of human nature in relation to god was emerging. This belief considered man primarily has a material entity, whose happiness was measured by his ability to acquire and maintain a material heaven(wealth and pleasure). In this material heaven women were not principals that predicted or participated in social policy, but were objects of sensuality or objects to be used by men. As weaker members of this paradise women could not be participants in its building. This belief was completely contrary to the beliefs of the ancients and the principles of Ma’at. Akhenaten developed another model. The nature of his new religion was that Aton represented by the Sun was the sole god and creator of all life.

Nefertiti could not relegate herself to the traditional role of subservient-queen. She envisioned an active role for herself in reshaping civilization. This was later manifested as she is shown participating in all the religious ceremonies with Akhenaten. It was only through the combined royal pair that the god Aton’s full blessing could be bestowed. Nefertiti is displayed with a prominence that other Egyptian queens were not. Her name is enclosed in a royal cartouche, and there are in fact more statues and drawings of her than of Akhenaten. Yet the priest with their materialist model were powerful and they dominated the higher government offices. In this arena women were incapable of divinity. Akhenaten and Nefertiti countered a revolt by the priest and emerged victorious and created a new capital for Kemet called Akhetaten a city that could give birth to their scared mission, a mission in pursuit of Divine life. She insisted on being portrayed has a equal divine partner to Akhenaten and their exist many illustrations of her riding a chariot with Akhenaten during major rituals. While Akhenaten’s ideas wanned without him their to defend them. The priest still considered Nefertiti’s heresy a greater threat. The concept of a woman bypassing the male priest hood via a mother-goddess to worship the divine was totally unacceptable. And sadly enough continues to be unacceptable in the major religions that dominate the world today. Nefertiti though her devotion and her demand for respect proved she deserved a special place in the history of women.

 

  NEHANDA

MBUYA(Grandmother) OF ZIMBABWE

When the English invaded Zimbabwe in 1896 and began confiscating land and cattle, Nehanda and other leaders declared war. Nehanda also displayed remarkable leadership and organizational skills at a young age. Though dead for nearly a hundred years, Nehanda remains what she was when alive, the single most important person in the modern history of Zimbabwe. She is still referred to as Mbuya (Grandmother) Nehanda by Zimbabwean patriots.

  

  NZINGHA

AMAZON QUEEN OF MATAMBA WEST AFRICA (1582-1663)

A very good military leader who waged war against the savage slave-hunting Europeans. This war lasted for more than thirty years. Nzingha was of Angoloan descent and is known as a symbol of inspiration for people everywhere. Queen Nzingha is also known by some as Jinga by others as Ginga. She was a member of the ethnic Jagas a militant group that formed a human shield against the Portuguese slave traders. As a visionary political leader, competent, and self sacrificing she was completely devoted to the resistance movement. She formed alliances with other foreign powers pitting them against one another to free Angola of European influence. She possessed both masculine hardness and feminine charm and used them both depending on the situation. She even used religion as a political tool when it suited her. Her death on December 17, 1663 helped open the door for the massive Portuguese slave trade. Yet her struggle helped awaken others that followed her and forced them to mount offensives against the invaders. These include Madame Tinubu of Nigeria; Nandi, the mother of the great Zulu warrior Chaka; Kaipkire of the Herero people of South West Africa; and the female army that followed the Dahomian King, Behanzin Bowelle.

 
TIYE
THE NUBIAN QUEEN OF KEMET (Ancient Egypt) (1415-1340 B.C.)
Black, beautiful and georgous, Queen Tiye is regarded as one of the most influential Queens ever to rule Kemet. A princess of Nubian birth, she married the Kemetan King Amenhotep III who ruled during the New Kingdom Dynasties around 1391BC. Queen Tiye held the title of “Great Royal Wife” and acted upon it following the end of her husband’s reign. It was Tiye who held sway over Kemet during the reign of her three sons Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton), Smenkhare, and the famous child king Tut-ankh-amen. For nearly half of a century, Tiye governed Kemet, regulated her trade, and protected her borders. During this time, she was believed to be the standard of beauty in the ancient world.

 

 

 

 

 

 YAA ASANTEWA

Yaa Asantewa of the Ashanti Empire

Her fight against British colonialists is a story that is woven throughout the history of Ghana. One evening the chiefs held a secret meeting at Kumasi. Yaa Asantewa, the Queen Mother of Ejisu, was at the meeting. The chiefs were discussing how they should make war on the white men and force them to bring back the Asantehene. Yaa Asantewa noticed that some of the chiefs were afraid. Some said that there should be no war. They should rather go to beg the Governor to bring back the Asantehene King Prempeh. Then suddenly Yaa Asantewa stood up and spoke. This was what she said: “Now I have seen that some of you fear to go forward to fight for our king. If it were in the brave days of, the days of Osei Tutu, Okomfo Anokye, and Opolu Ware, chiefs would not sit down to see thief king taken away without firing a shot. No white man could have dared to speak to chief of the Ashanti in the way the Governor spoke to you chiefs this morning. Is it true that the bravery of the Ashanti is no more? I cannot believe it. It cannot be! I must say this, if you the men of Ashanti will not go forward, then we will. We the women will. I shall call upon my fellow women. We will fight the white men. We will fight till the last of us falls in the battlefields.” This speech stirred up the men who took an oath to fight the white men until they released the Asantehene. For months the Ashantis led by Yaa Asantewa fought very bravely and kept the white men in the fort. Yet British reinforcements totaling 1,400 soldiers arrived at Kumasi. Yaa Asantewa and other leaders were captured and sent into exile. Yaa Asantewa’s war was the last of the major war in Africa led by a women.

Queens in Power and Beauty

7 African queens amazing in their power and beautyThe Queen

Did Africa have great rulers? It did and most powerful of them were the queens. Meet them now.

Everyone who is interested in the African history, for certain wants to learn the facts about African kings and queens. But people know a lot of information about African kings, not queens. The man is a symbol of the power for majority of them. But it is not always so. There were many brave and clever women on the African earth, whose government has exerted a great influence on history of the state. So, this is the list of the 7 brightest black queens in Africa!

African queens

The most outstanding black queens and African queen names:

  1. Amina

    Amina, the Muslim queen-warrior, was a Zarian princess. She made outstanding military career. As a professional soldier, this black queen took part in the military campaigns for conquest of neighboring states. It was made for expansion their own territory. She also made a big contribution to improvement of trade.
    Amin

    Amin has been ruling for a long period of time. Those days the state endured economic dawn. She was suggested to marry, give birth to children, but the queen has refused. They say the woman was afraid to lose the power.

    She also had an unusual rule – after each won fight, she chose to herself a man from a camp for the night, and doomed him in the morning to death that the man didn’t tell anything about joint night with the princess.
    Amin Muslim queen-warrior

    Her legendary acts have made a prototype of the known TV series “Xena: Warrior Princess”.

  2. Candace

    There is also a legend about black Egyptian queens from the ancient novel “Alexander the Great’s History”. It narrates about Candace from Meroe, who was at war with Alexander of Macedon. The origin of this legend isn’t absolutely clear. Alexander the Great hasn’t reached Nubia. Oasis Siwa is considered the southern point of his gains.
    Candace

    The next story also tells about black Egyptian queen from this generation. In the 25th year B.C., Candace Amarinen attacked the Egyptian city of Siena, which was under control of the Roman Empire these years. The emperor Octavian Augustus took Nubia in reply and destroyed its capital.

    The image of other famous Candace-warrior, Shanakdakete, has reached our days on a bas-relief from Meroe, on which she is represented in armor and with a spear in fight. It is known that she was the ruling queen, and her husband wasn’t the ruling king (Pharaoh). On a bas-relief Shanakdakete is represented as alone, and in the company of her husband and son, who carries a title of the crown prince.
    Candace black Egyptian queens

    Also 4 African queens carrying a title of Candace were known to ancient Greeks and Romans: Amanishakete, Amarinen, Navidemak and Malegerabar.

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  3. Makeda

    One of the most famous African queens is Makeda. In many legends, Maceda overcomes difficult political situations, especially mythical. But in several legends she is told as a real historical figure. Till 1976 she was officially considered as the progenitor of the most ancient imperial dynasty in the world.
    Maceda

    There is also fascinating legend. Visit of the queen to Solomon is its cornerstone. The queen is highly intellectual woman. The desire to comprehend Wisdom of Solomon directed her. She has made a long and very tiresome trip to Solomon in Jerusalem. When she at last arrived to the palace of the king, the governor decided to tempt her. Having been refused, Solomon sworn that he won’t resort to violence, but demanded that she won’t violate rules in his house. Solomon has ordered to feed the queen with the dishes causing thirst. When the woman has drunk water from the jug standing near her bed, Solomon declared that she has broken an oath and raped Maceda. That night he slept badly and had a nightmare, which became prophetical.

    The queen had a gift of diplomacy, knew many classic languages. The beautiful woman has managed to turn the state into the large center of civilization, culture and trade.

    She was proud of her versatile knowledge and all the life tried to gain the secret of esoteric, which was known to wise men of antiquity. That’s why it is possible to meet various miracles about her in legends – the speaking birds, magic carpets and teleportation.
    Maceda most famous African queens

    Later Greek and Roman myths attributed to the queen unearthly beauty and great wisdom. She owned art of intrigues and tender passion for deduction of power.

    The queen was personally able to make essences of herbs, pitches, flowers and roots and possessed art of perfumery. The ceramic bottle of an era of Maceda is found in Jordan. The aromas, received from trees, which nowadays don’t grow in Arabia anymore, remained at the bottom of bottle.

  4. Nefertiti

    Nefertiti is one of the most well-known black Egyptian queens. She was born in 1370 BC. Her exact origin is unknown. They say that she has been sent to Egypt by her father as a gift for Amenhotep III. She had to become one of hundreds overseas princesses brought to give sons to the lord. However, Pharaoh died.

    By tradition, all wives of Pharaoh had to be sacrificed and buried with the governor. But the son of the dead, young Amenhotep IV has rescued Nefertiti from death and made her his spouse. It is easy to guess that on such courageous step the young man was pushed by strong love. He signed each state order with an oath in eternal love for God and Nefertiti.
    Nefertiti

    Nefertiti was a virtuoso in policy and ability to convince. She advised the husband to refuse gods of ancestors and accept her own religion. Pharaoh declared the wife as a queen and ordered people listen to her. Nefertiti decided to destroy ancient temples.

    People silently accepted new religion and prayed in sunshine each day. The queen often came to a palace balcony and showered Egyptians with gold coins, convincing that these are gifts of new God. In holidays, she artistically addressed citizens, hypnotizing crowd with her speeches.

    However, the couple had only daughters and when the sixth girl was born, the king had to take the new wife. She was young Kiya who has given birth to Tutankhamun and provided continuation of dynasty. Nefertiti had to leave the palace and live out of town, bringing up Tutankhamun as the successor of throne. Year later the grieving Pharaoh returned the first wife to the rooms.
    Nefertiti black Egyptian queens

    Soon the expelled priests united and made religious revolution. The Pharaoh was blinded and then executed, 35-year-old Nefertiti managed to govern some time. But as a result, the queen was killed all the same. The risen priests have destroyed all temples and the city. Nefertiti’s tomb was plundered, and the body was ruthlessly spoiled.

    And suddenly in 2003 the British archeologist Dr. Joann Fletcher has declared to the whole world that he has found Nefertiti’s mummy. Scientists conducted a number of digital researches and established that appearance of the mummified stranger completely coincides with Nefertiti’s image on ancient sculptures!

  5. Hatshepsut

    The list of ancient African queens will continue Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut is a female Pharaoh of the New kingdom of Ancient Egypt from the XVIII dynasty.

    The queen Hatshepsut was a daughter of the third Pharaoh Tutmos I and queen Yakhmes. During lifetime of the father, Hatshepsut became the “Spouse of God” – the Supreme priestess of God Amon. Hatshepsut was the only woman in the history of Egypt, who managed to set up a double crown of Egypt on the head.
    Hatshepsut

    Hatshepsut has secular and religious honor. She was represented, as it was necessary to the real Pharaoh, with Osiris’s attributes, with the beard attached under a chin.

    After death of the father, she has married the stepbrother Tutmos II. When he has died at quite early age, Tutmos III became his only heir. Hatshepsut ruled the state instead of him within 22 years.

    The board of Hatshepsut has marked itself as prosperity and eminence of Egypt. From all spheres of the state activity, Hatshepsut has proved herself, first of all, as the Pharaoh-builder. The queen has restored a set of the monuments destroyed by conquerors.
    Hatshepsut ancient African queens

    However, the reign of Hatshepsut is a historical riddle. Her name isn’t in lists of the Pharaohs of Egypt which have remained on plates of the Egyptian temples. Pharaohs also ignored her in chronic and all inscriptions about her in Karnack Temple are shattered.

  6. Yaa Asantewaa

    This woman finishes our list of African queen names. Let’s look at historical information about this woman. She is called the African Joan of Arc. The queen was born in 1840. Her brother became a governor when Yaa was a little girl.
    Yaa Asantewaa

    British have attacked their lands for the purpose of capture. They wanted to establish taxes and control the land of local population, including gold deposits. When ashants have tried to resist the British, the governor lord Hodgson demanded to give him the Gold Throne, which was a symbol of independence of the people. To induce them to do it, the governor has sent troops, which killed both adults and children. After the king and his confidants have banished to the Seychelles, Yaa Asantewaa became the regent of the area.

    On March 1900, the British troops demanded to give them the Throne again. Yaa, the only present women, made the well-known speech, in which she said that they refuse to pay taxes. Her speech has inspired many inhabitants of Ashanti and Yaa Asantewa has headed War for independence. There were about 4000 soldiers in her army. The siege of the British fort proceeded four months. After the British troops have suffered considerable losses in the first fights, they have summoned reinforcement from Nigeria. The queen was arrested on March 1901, and then sent to the Seychelles, where she died in 1921.
    Yaa Asantewaa African queen

    Yaa Asantewa is the most favorite historical figure in Ashanti and in Ghana in general. In 1960 in Kumasi, the High women’s school of Yaa Asantewa was created.

  7. Cleopatra
    ancient queen cleopatra
    She was born in Alexandria. She fought for the power with two brothers.

    The artful and prudent queen resorted to all means, which were available to her — from poison to female charms. Especially she wanted to get support of the Romans.
    cleopatra statue ancient
    With the help of Caesar, from whom she has given birth to the son, Cleopatra managed to be temporarily approved on the Egyptian throne. But later she has moved to Rome, having taken her minor son.
    cleopatra queen photo
    After Caesar’s murder, Cleopatra escaped to Egypt. Having poisoned the brother, she at last became the ruler. Cleopatra was Anthony’s wife. He was one of applicants for the power in Rome. However, Anthony and Cleopatra suffered a crushing defeat in fight against Octavian Augustus, Caesar’s successor.

Now you have learned a lot of information about the African rulers. Of course, not all of them are in the list. There was a great number of wise women. But everyone who wants to get acquainted with history of Africa, has to know at least about these 6 amazing queens.

What does it mean when you say amen?

 

Amen is commonly used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement. It is spoken to express solemn ratification or agreement. It means “it is so” or “so it be.” Amen is derived from the Hebrew āmēn, which means “certainty,” “truth,” and “verily.”

If you pray and say “amen” at the end, what does it literally mean …

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Why do you say amen?

In Isaiah 65:16, the authorized version has “the God of truth” (“the God of amen” in Hebrew). Jesus often used amen to put emphasis to his own words (translated: “verily”). … Amen is used at the end of the Lord’s Prayer, which is also called the Our Father or the Pater Noster.

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What is the true meaning of the word Amen?

Today I found out where the wordamen” came from. … The Hebrew wordamen” originally derives from another Hebrew word of similar meaning: ʼāmán. It is sometimes theorized, probably incorrectly, that this Hebrew word has its origins in the Egyptian god Amun, which is also sometimes spelled “Amen”.Nov 10, 2010

Where the Word “Amen” Came From – Today I Found Out

Who is the god Amen?

With Osiris, Amun-Ra is the most widely recorded of the Egyptian gods. As the chief deity of the Egyptian Empire, Amun-Ra also came to be worshipped outside Egypt, according to the testimony of ancient Greek historiographers in Libya and Nubia. As Zeus Ammon he came to be identified with Zeus in Greece.

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What is the meaning of the word hallelujah?

However, “hallelujahmeans more than simply “praise Jah” or “praise Yah”, as the word hallel in Hebrew means a joyous praise in song, to boast in God. Hallel could also refer to someone who acts madly or foolishly. The second part, Yah, is a shortened form of YHWH, the name for the Creator.

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What does Amen Ra mean?

n Egyptian sun god; supreme god of the universe in whom Amen and Ra were merged; principal deity during Theban supremacy. Synonyms: AmonRa, Amun Ra Example of: Egyptian deity. a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians.

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But in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour (thy Black Brother or Sister).

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Le 19:35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

Ex 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear Queen/Mother Afrika, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

Ex 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

Ex 23:3 Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

Ex 23:7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Ex 23:8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

De 1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is Queen/Mother Afrika’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

De 16:19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

De 25:13 ¶ Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

De 25:14 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small.

De 25:15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy Queen/Mother Afrika giveth thee.

De 25:16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy Queen/Mother Afrika.

De 27:19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

2Ch 19:6 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.

2Ch 19:7 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our Queen/Mother Afrika, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

Ps 82:2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Pr 18:5 ¶ It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Pr 24:23 ¶ These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Jas 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

Jas 2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

Jas 2:8 ¶ If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

Jas 2:9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

Now my question would be,

HOW MANY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITIES ARE WILLING TO TAKE THIS TO HEART?”

The African People of Love/Queens of Afrika is reaching out.

RabbloveWe are slowly watching the decline of Black Businesses.. My plan has always been to build a Black Organization where we not only support ourselves but we empower ourselves..

This will be the AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE first time reaching out strictly to Blacks (those of Afrikan Descent) Everywhere, we need the unification of each and everyone that would like to take part in this unification.

This is a Unification of Blacks/Afrikaans/Nubians Globalwide… Zenas soon as we reach our goal of unifying a town or city then I will post live on facebook this town or city showing the outcome of us working together as One Nubian Communities/Nation..it can and will work I’m givin us 1 year to get started and actually do it because it is so needed..We are the change that we are looking for..we can do it..donate 1 dollar or more.. I am not a fraud,scam artist or anything like that.. hold me accountable for all monies donated. and I will take full responsibility for every purchase every cent…I will not touch the money until the goal is reached as soon as we reach our goal I will post live on facebook the cost to run the organization…it’s time Black People… it’s time to build our own..playing yourselfif not we will sit back and watch our whole city dwindle away..we can do it!!!!!!

 

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Nubian News, Blacks are moving to home schooling their children.. Now it’s time to turn those Churches in our community into School for the Nubian Nation.

Eurocentric school curricula continues to prevail in a society that is increasingly brown.

April 10, 2015

Ama Mazama is an associate professor and the director of graduate programs for the department of African-American Studies at Temple University.

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Homeschooling, common among white Americans, is showing an increase among African-Americans kids, as well. African Americans now make up about 10 percent of all homeschooled children in this fastest-growing form of education. However, the reasons for black kids to be homeschooled may not be the same as for white kids. My research shows that black parents homeschool their children due to white racism.

This may come as a surprise since, for many, we live in an age of alleged color blindness and post-racialism, characterized by the declining significance of race and racism. My research found strong evidence to suggest that racism is far from being a thing of the past. I found covert institutional racism and individual racism still persist and are largely responsible for the persistence of profound racial disparities and inequalities in many social realms. Schools, of course, are no exception, which helps one understand why racism is such a powerful drive for black homeschoolers.

In the spring and fall of 2010, I interviewed 74 African-American homeschooling families from around the U.S. While the size of my sample does not allow me to claim that it is representative of the whole African-American homeschooling population, it was nonetheless large enough to allow me to capture the main reasons why black parents tend to homeschool their children.

Eurocentric curriculum and teachers’ attitudes

When it comes to schools, there are at least two important areas of concern: the curriculum and teachers’ attitudes and behaviors. School curricula continue to promote a worldview developed by Western civilization. This wholesale Eurocentric orientation of most schools’ curricula, in a society that, ironically, is becoming increasingly brown, speaks volumes about a pervasive European ethnocentrism — that is, the notion that every one in the world thinks and does or should think and do like Europeans.

Peggy McIntosh, an anti-racism activist, often cites a list of things she can take for granted as a white woman. Her list reflects the nature of the curriculum that students grow up being exposed to. As she says: “When I am told about our national heritage or about civilization, I’m shown that people of my color made it what it is;” as well as “I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that attest to the existence of their race.”

For black people, as I found, it is a totally different experience. Indeed, while European culture and thought are implicitly presented as universal and Europe as the only place from which great ideas and discoveries originated, Africa and African-descended people find themselves quasi-excluded from the curriculum. As one of the fathers with whom I spoke in Atlanta succinctly articulated, “All we learn about is their stuff, and we know nothing about our stuff, our history, our culture.” This results in a general school-sanctioned ignorance about Africa and its descendants and in a disdain for the black experience, as I found through my interviews. Eventually, this becomes a pervasive and potent form of institutional racism.

Racial stereotypes harm black kids

Furthermore, the attitudes and actions of white teachers (who make up 85 percent of all public school teachers) were questioned by many of the African-American parents with whom I spoke. They consistently portrayed white teachers as overly critical, unresponsive, unqualified, insensitive, offensive, mean, hypocritical, and using double standards. Indeed, many white teachers seem to bring into the schools the many racist stereotypes and attitudes that have been ingrained in them, in particular the notions that blacks lack in intelligence, or are notoriously lazy and bent on criminality.

Studies of the impact of negative white teachers’ attitudes on the school experience of black children reveal that there are two areas where teachers’ unchecked prejudices have been particularly visible and tragic: the over-referral of black students to special education programs and to the criminal system. African-American students are more than twice as likely to be labeled cognitively “deficient” than white American students. Although they only make up 17 percent of the student population, they nonetheless represent 33 percent of those enrolled in programs for the mentally challenged.

What appears to be a false and incorrect labeling, has a dire impact on the ability of black students to attend college and achieve social mobility.

Harsh school punishments

Likewise, black students account nationally for 34 percent of all suspensions. In reality, harsh school punishments have become one of the primary mechanisms through which the school-to-prison pipeline operates, pushing large numbers of black children out of school and into the “justice” system to feed the prison industrial complex that has blossomed over recent years.

Certainly, the parents I interviewed were very much aware of and concerned about the “traps” set by many public schools for black children. One mother in New York poignantly declared, “I say America does not love my children. You know the statistics about prisons and all that. They have a plan for my children, and I am not going along with it.”

Given this state of affairs, it is hardly surprising that a growing number of black parents, frustrated with a school system that is quick to criminalize and disenfranchise their children, turn to homeschooling as an alternative. Thus, for many black parents, homeschooling equates with a refusal to surrender their children to a system that they see as bent on destroying them. For them, it is an act of active and conscious resistance to racism.

African-American homeschooling

By taking the constant threat of harassment and discrimination out of the picture, homeschooling provides African-American parents the space and time to educate and socialize their children for optimal personal development. I found the home education is planned and delivered primarily by mothers, who stay at home, or work from home. This mother-led home education process is commonly observed among homeschoolers.

In general, two strategies are commonly observed among black home educators: imparting self-knowledge and self-esteem through positive teaching about Africa and African-Americans. While finding ready-to-use educational materials can be challenging, most parents reported creating their own materials, by drawing from different sources, such as books, documentaries, the internet, field-trips, etc. Many go out of their way to provide exposure to black people who have achieved greatness in their domain, for instance, literature, science, or history, in an effort not only to educate their children about their history and culture, but also to instill racial pride and confidence in them.

In other words, many black homeschooling parents engage in racial protectionism, so that they will have the self-confidence and knowledge necessary to face and overcome the hurdles that white racism appears to place in their path.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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