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5 Ethnic Groups That Prove the First Humans Were Black

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An October 2012 genetic study published in  Science Magazine found that the Khoisan in southern Africa are the oldest ethnic group of modern humans, with their ancestral line originating about 100,000 years ago. The Khoisan, formerly called by the derogatory term  “Bushmen,” are genetically unique and no other currently known population had separated so early from our common modern human ancestor, according to the report.

The Khoisan live mainly in southern Africa, in territory spanning Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.  They are largely divided into two groups — hunters and gathers (Sans people) and keepers of livestock (Khoikhoi people). The Khoisan  languages include the distinctive click sounds that aren’t found in the languages of their neighbors.

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  1. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL

    Tribe of Judah= The so called Negroes/Blacks/African Americans
    Heb 7:14 (KJV) Gen 49:9-12(KJV)

    Tribe of Benjamin= The so called West Indians/Jamaican's/Trinidadians/Guyanese Gen 49:27 (KJV) Deut 33:12 (KJV)

    Tribe of Levi=The so called Haitians & blacks in Louisiana Gen 49:5-7 (KJV) Mal 2:1-9 (KJV)

    Tribe of Ephraim= The so called Puerto Ricans Gen 49:22-24 (KJV) Deut 33:13-17 (KJV) Hosea 7:8-10

    Tribe of Mannasseh= The so called Cubans Gen 48:1-6 (KJV) Gen 48:1-20 (KJV) Hosea 1:10-11 (KJV) Ezek 9:4

    Tribe of Simeon= The so called Dominicans Gen 49:5-7 (KJV) Mal 2:1-9 (KJV)

    Tribe of Reuben= The so called Seminole Indians/Aborigines of Australia
    Gen 49:3-4 (KJV)

    Tribe of Gad= The so called North American Indians Deut 33:20 (KJV) Psalms 55:20-21 (KJV)

    Tribe of Naphtali= The so called Hawaiians/Tongans/Samoans/Fijians
    Gen 49:21 (KJV), Deut 33:23 (KJV)west is yam=sea #3220

    Tribe of Zebulon= The so called Guatemalans/Panamanians
    Gen 49:13 (KJV)

    Tribe of Asher= The so called Columbians/Venezuelans/Brazilians/Argentinians Gen 49:20 (KJV) Deut 33:24 (KJV) Job 29:6-8

    Tribe of Issachar= The so called Mexican Indians/Hispanics/Mexicans
    Gen 49:14-15 (KJV) Deut 33:18-19 (KJV)

  2. Sa Ra Garvey says:

    Aaron Judah Israel… It's a little disrespectful that with all this factual information you want to tie the original people to a myth created 3000 years ago. We are an ancient people. The Bible cannot tell our story

  3. And basically all humans are African-( ). The only differance being when their ancestors migrated out of Africa and wherre they finally took up long term residence with then Ameri- Indians being the last of the wanderers to settle in their "ancesteral" homes. Until the 1500's to now when everybody got to begin to mix it up everywhere for reasons both good and bad.

  4. Breeze JC says:

    The "myth" of Christianity was created over 3,000 yrs ago, but the origin of that myth is impossible to quantify and the Bible is not the first nor only book to encompass it. In fact, the Bible construes it so much so that it holds no mention of these tribes and by enlightening Blacks to the sheer existence of these tribal systems is more liberating then just simple denial and Christian contempt.

  5. Mike Cuevas says:

    I thought this was fact by now.

  6. Lucas Fahey says:

    great article. I am a little confused by the last sentence of the page 5. It says essentially that these 5 groups are some of the most disparately related humans in the world to continental Africans today. How does this jive with the well known genetic kernal that the most genetic diversity on earth between human genomes is found within Africa? It'd be really interesting to get a more detailed read into each of these populations and discover how different they are exactly to continental AFricans because as far as I know, to this date, within Africa we have found the two most different human genomes possible which I've always thought was a beautiful ode to the mysteriousness of DNA vs. someone's phenotype and skin color.

  7. Lucas Fahey says:

    great article. I am a little confused by the last sentence of the page 5. It says essentially that these 5 groups are some of the most disparately related humans in the world to continental Africans today. How does this jive with the well known genetic kernal that the most genetic diversity on earth between human genomes is found within Africa? It'd be really interesting to get a more detailed read into each of these populations and discover how different they are exactly to continental AFricans because as far as I know, to this date, within Africa we have found the two most different human genomes possible which I've always thought was a beautiful ode to the mysteriousness of DNA vs. someone's phenotype and skin color.

  8. J Michael Powell but everybody is not Black. The point of this article was not to prove that everyone was African or that the first humans were from Africa. This article proves the first humans were Black. There are people who claim to be African but can never be Black, such as those who have a desire to claim to be the so-called "New Black."

  9. Lucas Fahey says:

    Breeze JC so, a reimagining of these tribes( that the OP addresses) of the bible not just as interesting analogy to evolutionary migration but advanced with no other disclaimer (as they so often are) so people are inclined to take them with biblical authority are… liberating? And more liberating than contempt of a system that would inevitably lead people to see its oppressive, atavistic ethics and hypocrisy? I don't know, when one learns just how much Christianity gets by on unchallenged tradition and face saving imaginative reinterpretation and truly eschews veracity and fidelity to all its messages in history (when one reads the Bible) one learns to revile the sort of things that Aaron Judah Israel is promoting because it drags us all back into a land of literary interpretation and misleadingly simultaneously reinvigorates the Bible with some sort of pseudo scientific prescience of evolutionary migration.It also diminishes the actual scientific canon (the one w/ evidence) explaining how the Dominicans, Cubans and Haitians came to arrive where they did.

    I mean, I could be very entertained by the idea of a universe where reading the stars seemed to foreordain a human's future and luck. It could be constructed well enough to be easier to remember and therefore, something I turn to more readily in my explaination of the world than the stuff that's harder to internalize like peer-reviewed and well-evidenced information. And that's exactly why people who can't just extricate the bible are dangerously misleading to so many out there who haven't been lucky enough to have a bit of education in world religions/ evolution/ biology/ history or sourcing.

  10. Lucas Fahey says:

    Europeans and Asians left out but the entire panoply of Americans are left in? Do I detect a bit of player Haitian?

  11. Nnamdi Azikiwe , your supposition about what I am stating is false. There is the cultural African which is varied and diverse and i do not claim that at all. I do state or restate the fact that humankind arose in east Africa and has spread throughout the world making all of humankind of African origin. the first migration out of Africa over 1.5 million years ago and the last, the progenators of all of modern humanity 80,000 years ago more or less. And when they encountered the diverse humans that had settled in Europe, Central Asia, and East Asia they mated with some of them so all of us have been mongrels for a very long time excepting the groups described in this article.

  12. Breeze JC says:

    Nnamdi Azikiwe How did you manage to click the title of the article and derive the total opposite: "The point of this article was not to prove that everyone was African or that the first humans were from Africa."
    This was exactly the POINT of the article; in anthropological contexts, "Africa" is not necessarily used in a nationalistic or cultural sense, but in its literal geographical context. So yes, if we concede that modern humans were developed in Africa, then "African" is what they were. Going further, "Black" is denoted as a global ethnic faction, anyone of any culture or nationality, if they so possess the melanin, can therefore be "Black" if they so choose to identify (I specify this because we have a lot of deniers). However forging this "what is Black" tangent is slightly irrelevant in a conversation about the first incontestably melanated people.

  13. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    Lucas Fahey I left out the Hamites (Africans) out also. This is not about color it's about Noah's 3 Sons. If your not a bible believer I have no comment.

  14. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    Sa Ra Garvey How is this disrespectful??? The bible is a history of records that was owned and written by these people b4 they fell. If you have the history of these people from 3,000 years ago then lets see it. If not then you are being disrespectful of me trying to give you the information.

  15. Lucas Fahey says:

    Aaron Judah Israel Well I'm not a believer, I was a Christian and realize the tribes you cvited seem to be derived from Jacob's sons. I googled some of the scripture you cited and wasn't able to understand how Cuban-ness related to the passage. Are the tribes metaphors for AFrican groups in the diaspora?

  16. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    Lucas Fahey I understand that you are not a believer anymore, probably after seeing things that didn't make since when you look at the bible and see it don't match what they teach in modern history. The keep about the bible and how I have this chart is it all fit prophecy of these people and that will rule out color.

  17. Lucas Fahey says:

    Aaron Judah Israel I'm just confused what you set fourth to do with your points. Are you trying to fix the Bible's omission of all the people in the Americas that were never mentioned in the Bible by saying Jacob's sons went off to populate the world in 1500BC?

  18. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    HOW DID JUDAH, BENJAMIN, AND LEVI GET INTO AFRICA?

    IN THE YEAR 65 B.C. THE ROMAN ARMIES UNDER GENERAL POMPEY CAPTURED JERUSALEM. IN 70 A.D. GENERAL VESPASIAN AND HIS SON, TITUS PUT AN END TO THE JEWISH STATE, WITH GREAT SLAUGHTER. DURING THE PERIORD OF THE MILITIARY GOVERNORS OF PALESTINE, MANY OUTRAGES AND ATROCITIES WERE COMMITTED AGAINST THE RESIDUE OF THE PEOPLE. DURING THE PERIOD FROM POMPEY TO JULIUS, IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT OVER 1,000,000 JEWS FLED INTO AFRICA, FLEEING FROM ROMAN PERSECUTION AND SLAVERY.

    64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
    Deut 28:64 (KJV) "WOOD- THE CROSS MODERN CHRISTIANITY, STONE- THE KAABA ISLAM"
    THIS PROPHECY AND ALL THE RESIDUE OF THE PROPHECIES CONTAINED IN DEUTERONOMY 28:15-68 BEFELL THE BLACK JEWS AFTER THEY DISOBEYED THE LAWS OF GOD. MANY NATIONS TRANSPORTED THE JEWS INTO SLAVERY, AND THE SONS OF ISRAEL TRANSMIGRATED TO EVERY CONTINENT.
    THE JEWISH PHILOSOPHER PHILO (ABOUT 40 B.C. -40 A.C.) WHO LIVED IN ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT SAID THAT ONE MILLION JEWS RESIDED IN LIBYA AND EGYPT FROM THE CATABATHMOS TO THE BORDERS OF ETHIOPIA. PROFESSOR A.H.GODBEY SAYS THAT PHILO LEAVES US DOUBTFUL ABOUT WHICH BOUNDARIES OF ETHIOPIA HE MEANT. THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN BOUNDARIES OF ETHIOPIA, BECAUSE THE PROPHET ZEPHANIAH MENTIONED: "FROM BEYOND THE RIVERS OF ETHIOPIA THE DAUGHTERS OF MY DISPERAED." THERE WAS A PERIOD OF OVER 600 YEARS BETWEEN ZEPHANIAH AND PHILO; AND CONSIDERING THE NEW WAVES OF IMMIGRANTS COMING INTO AFRICA, THEY HAD 600 YEARS TO PENETRATE TOWARD ALL THE BORDERS OF ETHIOPIA. E.SCHURER WROTE THAT HEBREWISM WAS DETECTABLE BY ITS INSCRIPTIONS FROM THE EGYPTIAN BORDER WESTWARD ACROSS NORTH AFRICA TO MAURETANIA. A.H.GODBEY SAYS JEROME (340-420 A.D., ONE OF THE FOUR DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH) WROTE THAT THE JEWS WERE SPREAD FROM THE WESTERN EXTREMITY OF MAURETANIA TO INDIA. NOW, ANCIENT MAURETANIA INCLUDED PART OF THE TERRITORY ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, MOROCCO, AND PART OF MODERN ALGERIA. IT IS CERTAIN THAT JEWS HAD MIGRATED ALL ACROSS NORTH AFRICA BY THE 2ND CENTURY.
    THERE IS A LOT OF PROOF OF HEBREW WRITINGS AND THING THINGS THAT JEWS WOULD DO ALL OVER AFRICA. THE AFRICANS CAPTURED AND SOLD USE TO THE EUROPEANS.

    THE AFRICAN DECEPTION
    The conspiracies of God's enemies
    A Song or Psalm of Asaph.
    1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: 6 The tabernacles of Edom (EUROPEANS), and the Ishmaelites(ARABS); of Moab(MODERN DAY PALESTINIANS), and the Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek(THE SO-CALLED FAKE JEWS) ; the Philistines (AFRICANS)with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot(MIDDLE EASTERNS). Selah. Psalms 83:1-8 (KJV)
    10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth. Psalms 83:10 (KJV)
    12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. Psalms 83:12 (KJV)

    YOUNG’S BIBLE DICTIONARY AND THE ZONDERVAN COMPACT BIBLE DICTIONARY-HAM IS NOT THE FOREFATHER OF THE NEGROID RACES EVERN THOUGH THEY WHERE DARK SKINNED. HAM THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT, CUSH, PUT, CANAAN, AND ETHIOPIA. (AFRICANS)

    THE LAND DOES NOT DETERMINED A NATION, THE PEOPLE DO

  19. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    How Did the other tribes of Israel end up in these lands and became what we call today the native Americans, native Australians, and Pacific Islanders. This happen in around 721 BC. 13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. 2KINGS 17:13 KJV. 16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
    18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
    19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.
    20 And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.21 For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the LORD, and made them sin a great sin.22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;
    23 Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.2KINGS 17:16-23 KJV 39 And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him;
    40 Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land.
    41 But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt,
    42 That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land.
    43 And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river.
    44 For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over.
    45 For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth.
    2ESDRAS 13:39-45 KJV

  20. Sa Ra Garvey says:

    So Aaron wants us to believe that Africans are "Hamites"? Africans were FIRST! How can the 1st people be the Son of Noah? That would make Noah older than the 1st people. You see what happens when you try to fit a square peg into a round hole? Your story doesn't fit Aaron Judah Israel. Keep the fairytales for the children. We are grown people, we ain't got time for silly stories

  21. Sa Ra Garvey says:

    chronology
    noun
    the arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence.

  22. Levi Brooklyn says:

    it is really simple. genetic types found outside Africa are not found inside Africa. Non Africans evolved, adapted and mutated outside Africa. So while Africa has the most genetic diversity it does not signify they play host to all genomes found in humanity.

  23. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    No Sa Ra Garvey I was not saying that Noah was older then these people. I was showing YOU who these people are and how they left the African area to get to these places. Yes the 1st people was black their name was Adam and Chawaha (Eve). They was not African. The name Africa got the name from Leo Africanus, a white man. When that area was called Negro Land and the upper part along the Mediterranean Sea was called the land of Ham, then during the slave trade in the 1700s the Caucasians (Edomites or Idumeans) during what they call The Renaissance Period began to take down all that land and renamed the whole land Africa after Leo Africanus.

  24. Sa Ra Garvey says:

    Dates dates dates! Aaron, whether you call them African or "The people referred to today as African makes no difference. The fist people pre-date the story of the bible. You cannot use the term Adam either because there were no "Adams" running around in the land mass called Africa. Adam is a Name taken from a language base that isn't African.

  25. Sa Ra Garvey says:

    If I tell you the first mans name was Adam people say nothing. But if I say the first mans nam is Bhekinkosi then people look at me with a side eye. Adam is not an African name… Point Blank! So how is an African running around with a Euro/Semitic name when the Euro/Semitic people and their language don't exist at this point in time?

  26. After reading some of your comments where you claim that the first people were black, I find that some of your arguments lack credibility. There is no way scientifically possible to know what the first people on this earth race was nor which language they spoke. Please clarify your position that the first people pre-date what is described in the book of Genesis as to whom God made first to multiply and fill the earth? In addition, provide us with proof that Adam is not an African name. I truly await your reply, Sa Ra Garvey.

  27. Doreen Grinkley-Patterson says:

    Lucas Fahey , this article is simply saying "the 1st human beings were black. Other races are a mixture of black & white races. This isn't that hard to understand. Mankind was made from dust/dirt & water. Any time u add water to dust, dirt, etc, it's color is "BLACK". Cubans, Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, etc are all descendents of mother Africa, this is obvious in the skin of the natives of these islands. I'm black, but most of these ppl of these islands are blacker than I am. How then, can you consider yourself as anything other than black? The only reason they have lighter skin now is the same reason black ppl are multi-colored now. The white man took your countries & raped ur land & ppl as well. Bottom lining it, we were here first, & we'll (black ppl) will be here last.

  28. The term used in the article Pygmy is a pejorative term their name is Twa, also known as Abatwa or Ge-Sera, or in English Batwa, They are recognized at the United Nations as the oldest indigenous people on earth. U.N. #215/93. They are of the Great Lakes region of Central East Africa where all archaeologist agree is where all humans originated.

  29. Sundiata Keita says:

    man i would love to travel and go kick it with all these people and see how they live.

  30. Abdishakur Abdulahi says:

    Are Somalians black.

  31. Somolians, Ethiopians, Morrocans, etc. They tend to look somewhat Arab because alot of their history mixes with Arabs, with the mixing of their races, most of them now identify with Middle Easterns more so than some other Africans.
    They are Africans. If you say they are not Africans because they are mixed with Arabs you must also say American Blacks are not African because we are mixed with Europeans.

  32. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    Lucas Fahey no Jacob sons did not go off to populate the whole earth, they was removed out of their land to the 4 corners of the earth. The Northern Kingdom was remover in 721bc and the Southern Kingdom was removed in 70ad. These people wrote the bible about their rise and their fall and their future rise again. These people was given names like "African Americans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Aboriginals, etc..) during their captivity and slavery. But these people are an ancient people from long ago. These people are THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.

  33. Gutta Hitz says:

    What about the Hebrew Israelites smh

  34. Gutta Hitz says:

    What about the Hebrew Israelites smh

  35. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    Sa Ra Garvey Hebrew was the language everyone spoke before the flood so that Is recorded as the oldest language. Shem one of Noah's sons is the Great Granddad of Eber. Eber is where the word Hebrew come from. During Eber's time the whole Earth spoke one language. Eber had a son named Peleg. During Peleg's time Nimrod (the Hamite) and yes he was black also build the tower that was call Babel because THE MOST HIGH AHAYAH (I AM) spited the languages in to 70. After that Abraham was born and he was the 1st to be called "The Hebrew" from his forefather Eber meaning " the one that cross" 13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram. Genesis 14:13 KJV.

  36. Gutta Hitz says:

    The Hebrews should've been #1 period

  37. Genia Way says:

    Right. People were HERE already! All of these groups!

  38. Sa Ra Garvey says:

    Religion is a hellova drug! SMH

  39. Lucas Fahey says:

    Thanks, easy to overlook that "most genetic diversity" doesn't mean "all genomes". And I might be muddy on my facts, but I could've sworn a few years back I read that Africa possessed the two human genomes that are the two known most-different human genomes in the world. If that were true (and I think one group involved was the San) I guess I'm just wondering how the Andaman and other groups in this article would stack-up.

  40. Shawn Mc says:

    Rodney Jackson there seems to be so many different definitions of black, just yesterday i heard original as a definition, today i hear pure unmixed, in america we use it as a general term for all people with African blood, i once heard anyone with melanin.

    the term black is not a credible way to identify someone especially in ancient times

  41. Shawn Mc says:

    Nnamdi Azikiwe whats your definition of black?
    because the article said nothing about black

  42. Shawn Mc says:

    Abdishakur Abdulahi black is a generic term with various definitions, you must go by ethnicity when trying to define a group

  43. That name "Adam" was taken from the Egyptian God Atum.

  44. Aaron Judah Israel Leo Africanus was actually a termed a "Moor", which means he was Black (in Latin) and not white. It is reported that he offered an explanation of the word "Africa" from the Greek "aphrike" meaning "the land free of cold and horor." Other people have claimed that Africa comes from the Tamazigh word for "Sunny." Iffriqiyyah was a Carthaginian city in Tunisia and some say that is were the name derived from. Still others claim that Africa is an ancient Kemetic word that means "the birthplace." Other more outlandish authors like Josephus claim that the word Africa comes from the name Epher, who was a great-grandson of Abraham. Negro Land has never been a name from Africa because "Negro" is a Spanish word.

  45. Aaron Judah Israel How can you prove that Hebrew was the language everyone spoke before the flood when Isaiah mentioned Hebrew as the language of Canaan. (Isaiah 19:18) It is a known fact the so called "Hebrews" didn't adopt the language of Canaan until after they invaded that land and stole the legacy of the son of Ham. (i.e. Canaan) So, again how can you prove that people spoke Hebrew before the flood? You are using a book or books that have been proven to be historically inaccurate for your basis for telling the story of human existence. Please read "Who Wrote the Bible" by Richard Friedman, to see how many errors are contained within those books that are known to have been corrupted. Jeremiah 8:8 says it (, so that information is coming from your own sources. “‘How can you say, “We are wise,
    for we have the law of the Lord,”
    when actually the lying pen of the scribes
    has handled it falsely?

  46. Christopher Howard Jr. Very easily put: Genesis places the origin of man at about 6,000 years ago. The oldest human bones in Abya Yala or what is commonly referred to as the "Americas" are way older than that. The "oldest bones in the world" that they found in Ethiopia, called Lucy, are also way older than 6,000 years. What is known as modern day Ethiopia is in Africa, so we would assume that the first people would be Black. On a side note, Genesis even says the part of the Garden of Eden was in "Ethiopia". Basically, race is a Judeo-Euro centric construct meant to divide people into superficial categories. If scientists say that all humans originated from one male and one woman, then we are all family. It just so happens that scientifically, you can get every other color on the spectrum from Black, so people were made in that image to deal with the sun and other natural elements. As people migrated, they adapted to their environments and in some places lost their pigments or melanin due to the cold or other factors. As for the word Adam, most likely the best explanation comes from the Arabic definition, which states that Adam means "Black" and the Quran states that Adam was created from "Black" mud or clay. Arabic is one of the closest languages to one of the oldest written language in the world called Ge'ez, which is an Ethiopian language. At the end of the day who knows, but the Creator of Life, but if scientists endorse the "out of Africa theory" for the evolution of mankind then it would make sense that all the "First Peoples" were of a Black complexion or a derivative. The Apaches and a lot of the other indigenous tribes in Abya Yala were dark skinned like the Inca and the Maya and we have proof of that from the insides of the pyramids that those illustrious people built.

  47. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    Apache Player It's simple Eber is where the word Hebrew come from. During Eber's time the whole Earth spoke one language. Eber had a son named Peleg. During Peleg's time Nimrod (the Hamite) build the tower that was call Babel because THE MOST HIGH AHAYAH (I AM) spited the languages in to 70. After that Abraham was born and he was the 1st to be called "The Hebrew" from his forefather Eber meaning " the one that cross" 13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram. Genesis 14:13 KJV. And yes Jeremiah 8:8 is true. The Jew-wish Masoretes between the 5th and 10th centuries Changes things in bible called the Tetragrammatons.

  48. Aaron Judah Israel says:

    Apache Player creation took 6,000 years 2Peter 3:8 man was created the 6,000th year old testament wrote to Malachi and to the Apocrypha 10,000th year 11,000th year Christ Born, died, and Resurrected, now we in the 13,000th year waiting for Christ's Return, then the 14,000th year another Sabbath and the new Heaven and New Earth time. I'm not going to read your books, I just read and believe the bible. Your books may have errors

  49. Aaron Judah Israel Where is your proof for the assumption that Hebrew is the language that everyone spoke? Hebrew is a language that was taken from the Canaanites and is considered a "Semitic language." Linguists consider Canaanite and Hebrew to be Afro-Asiatic or Hamitic-Semitic language. They always use Afro or Hamitic first, which implies Asiatic or Semitic languages are a sub-division of the original. Basically, Afro is first and then Asiatic. Nimrod, according to your books, was a son of Ham, and was the ruler of Babylon. So wouldn't the language of that time have been the language of the Hamitic ruler Nimrod? Actually, the first people in that region were the Sumerians, who called themselves the "Black Head" peoples and they certainly didn't speak a Semitic language. Study history and you will see that Abraham wasn't from Ur in the land of the Chaldeans because the Chaldeans were the last dynasty to rule that land. That error in chronology betrays the fact that the "Genesis" wasn't even written until the time the "Hebrews" were held captive in Babylon during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, the Chaldean in around 600 B.C. In fact there were about two or three authors for Genesis and that is why the same stories are told at least twice using different terms for the Creator like El and the "tetragrammaton" . He would have been from Ur in the land of the Sumerians. So, again check history and tell me again what proof you have for people speaking Hebrew. Also, if you admitted that the "Word of God" had been changed by the pens of the "scribes" during the time of Jeremiah, how could it possibly be correct now? How can we take those man made words to be historical fact when they have been proven to be inaccurate? Again, see "Who Wrote the Bible" by Richard Friedman if you are interested in facts. Also, check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_and_Quranic_narratives

  50. Aaron Judah Israel That's fine, but your books have already been proven to have errors. According to the so called Table of Nations, the calculated time between Adam and now is 5,000-6,000 years.14,000 years ago is no comparison to the 50,000 years that man has been in Ayba Yala. So, how can you reconcile that? Face the fact, it is indeed your book that Jeremiah documented has been corrupted with errors. Answer the question, if it was corrupted then how in the world could it be correct now?

  51. Hassan Abdullah says:

    Nnamdi Azikiwe Mr Powell said all humans originated from Africa he did not say all humans are Black .What he said is a true statement hear are so
    me scientific proofs of this research the works of Dr. Louis Leaky ,Dr. Mary Leaky , Dr,Richard Leaky and Dr, Ivan Van Sertima would all agree along with Cheik Anton Diop.Their research proves this .Using the lastest fossil and bones that have been done using radio activated carbon .As well as DNA testing which bears this out to be a true undisputable fact based on the results with scientific proof from all of their studys.
    As for the racists and just down right ignorant masses who don't want to except .That they descended from one human species that happened to be of the black race .
    Sorry you can't change facts and you can't hide the truth about the origins of the human being .Although the Western and Eastern scholars try by omitting this from their history books …LOL.

  52. Hassan Abdullah says:

    Abdishakur Abdulahi Somalians are Black and they come in all shades of Black just like African Americans are in all colors.They are Black Arabs the same as some Egyptian , Moroccans,Sudanese,Omanis and Tunisians are Black Arabs also whether they admit it or not .I have travelled and lived amongst many of these people and I assure you many of them are Black as night and they come in all shades .

  53. Hassan Abdullah says:

    Abdishakur Abdulahi Somalians are Black and they come in all shades of Black just like African Americans are in all colors.They are Black Arabs the same as some Egyptian , Moroccans,Sudanese,Omanis and Tunisians are Black Arabs also whether they admit it or not .I have travelled and lived amongst many of these people and I assure you many of them are Black as night and they come in all shades .

  54. Hassan Abdullah says:

    Chris come on into the 21st Century we have DNA testing and radio active carbon testing to prove thru DNA who is who and who came first .This is what they never taught you in school.I know its hard I found out thru a Anthropolgy class 40 years ago take it slow and do your research it will right.Yes son some historians have altered the truth and lied in writing the text books and they come in all shades.
    What else is new ?? Dr. Louis Leaky ,Dr. Mary Leaky , Dr,Richard Leaky and Dr, Ivan Van Sertima would all agree along with Cheik Anton Diop.their research and the lastest fossil and bones that have been done using radio activated carbon.As well as DNA testing which bears this out to be a true undisputable fact based on the results with scientific proof from all of their studys.As for the racists and just down right ignorant masses who don't want to except that they descended from one human species that happened to be of the black race .Sorry you can't change facts and you can't hide the truth about the origins of the human being.Although the Western and Eastern scholars try by omitting this from their history books …LOL.

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  55. Hassan Abdullah says:

    J Michael Powell True myself I have studied anthropology and history and know that the orgins of the homo erectus and homo sapiens is human being is from African DNA .This is proven in fact so the confused doubters you make a fool out of yourself by arguing with scientific evidence it is like betting that the sun will not come up tomorrow in Florida…LOL

  56. Hassan Abdullah says:

    True myself I have studied anthropology and history and know that the orgins of the homo erectus and homo sapiens is human being is from African DNA .This is proven in fact so the confused doubters you make a fool out of yourself by arguing with scientific evidence it is like betting that the sun will not come up tomorrow in Florida…LOL

  57. Hassan Abdullah says:

    True myself I have studied anthropology and history and know that the orgins of the homo erectus and homo sapiens is human being is from African DNA .This is proven in fact so the confused doubters you make a fool out of yourself by arguing with scientific evidence it is like betting that the sun will not come up tomorrow in Florida…LOL

  58. Hassan Abdullah says:

    Rodney Jackson True Somalians are Black and they come in all shades of Black just like African Americans are in all colors.They are Black Arabs the same as some Egyptian , Moroccans,Sudanese,Omanis and Tunisians are Black Arabs also whether they admit it or not .I have travelled and lived amongst many of these people and I assure you many of them are Black as night and they come in all shades .

  59. Shawn Mc says:

    Hassan Abdullah i guess the question is if Africa synonymous with black?
    is Africa being a continent (a large land mass) solely compromised with black people ?

  60. People were originally black, but then some evolved to become fully human.

  61. Brian Koulen says:

    Shawn Mc Or it could be the other way around where evolve to become more aliens than humans.

  62. Brian Koulen says:

    Shawn Mc or it could be the other way around where people evolve and became more aliens than humans.

  63. Brian Koulen Maybe. Anyway, I was only joking.

  64. Aquil Nommo says:

    With the information about a brother from North Carolina having a paternal lineage of over 300,000 years old that totally destroys the current theory of how old Humanity is.

  65. The term "NAME" is an English reversal of term "EMEN" which is Egyptian moniker for GOD

  66. Shawn Mc the term black was used in ancient times. Kemit (Ancient Egypt) means Black Land and the word Kemuti means Black People

  67. Science of Genetics is the new religion.Its a good breakthrough but it is subject to use as a control tool like the Bible was since its introduction. Any official DNA announcements are done by the same people that used religion to control and mislead the masses for many years.Dont be too comfortable with whatever they announce as scientific DNA proofs done behind closed doors by a select few.Who is doing and announcing these scientific results are there scientist witnesses from minorities.We all act like conspiracies do not exist and that if anything is labeled scientifically true we blindly accept it to be true.Society is not as safe and free as alot of us seem to think when trusting in DNA announced results.

  68. Seeing this is funny, not only is it completely false, its outright funny. Say Mr Israel, where do we put all other nationalities of blacks and/or Europeans and Asians. Its funny how black ignorant groups of people (like yourself ) are the biggest advocates of a European Religious Movement that was by no means meant to elevate blacks as a deity's chosen people. Don't mind the picture of the white guy on my profile picture, I am black, this fella happens to be a famous football player…..Frank Lampard. So don't think of it as a racist remark. Knock it off man, the next time you wanna pull some bullshit out your ass, make it even logical.

  69. Mario Lopez says:

    blaaaaaaaaaaack reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed yellow browwwwwwwwwwwn whiteeeeeeeee stop bs.

  70. Rodney Jackson Kemet meant "Black land" referring to the actual land. NOT the people. So then I am assuming (and the delusional Afrocentrists never have a sufficient answer for this) that Deshret, or "red land" had absolutely NOTHING to do with the reddish color of the desert and had everything to do with "red people"? The terms Kemet and Deshret had to do LITERALLY with the color of the LAND/TERRA/TIERRA and not the NATION. That is the problem with the English language. The term Nation and Land are often mistranslated to mean the same thing.

  71. Hassan Abdullah Also having been to a lot of these places, there is no such thing as a "true" anything. Yes there are many peoples who are mixed and have adopted culture and language of other peoples. However DNA tests, along with linguistic records and historical records, confirm that the people of North Africa are more or less who they were 3-4000 years ago. The difference is language and religion. That doesn't make them any more or less "African" because they are not your or anyone else's idea of "Black". Race is a social construct anyways and our idea of race is that of colonialism. in 500 years these ideas wont exist anymore and they will be based on something else.

    Generalizing people based on colonial territories (basically creating a national "race") shows 1. maybe you have never been to these places (as the ethnic differences between people, tribes, etc are palpable and the nation-states are simply a end result of colonial holdings). or 2. You are simply indoctrinated with the nationalistic idea of a single "race" (which governments often try to do in countries with very diverse backgrounds in order to A. create a social structure that they can dictate and manage and/or B. quell ethnic differences).

    You make two contradictory statements. you said: 'I assure you many of them are Black as night and they come in all shades'. Which is it? Are they "black as night" or do they come in "all shades"? Surely you see your mistake. You are attributing the taught idea of what is "Black" (generally following the 'one drop' rule or going based on complexion) rather than accepting that conventional ideas of race should have died with Johan Blummenbach. "Black" people generally can trace their ancestry to Subsaharan African. Generally speaking. That doesn't mean that there aren't people in North Africa who would fit that phenotype or people in Subsaharan Africa who would fir the Northern African phenotype.

  72. Shawn Mc All humans have melanin unless they are albinos (people who have a skin condition in which their body produces no melanin). Due to where they are ancestrally from determines how much they produce (as melanin is simply a biological mechanism to regulate UV damage and Vitamin D consumption.

  73. You do realize that everything that you are saying is nationalities and not groups of people right? Haitians are NOT a single racial group they are indigenous, African, and White European. Same thing with Dominican, same thing with Puerto Rican. Same thing with any of these other groups. They are white, black, indigenous, or a varying mix. Some are Asian. Also Edomites were from the Middle East. They spoke a Semitic language and would have physically looked Middle Eastern. I could go into the long and historically sound explanation but something tells me you would rather believe the lies anyways.

    In reference to Leo Africanus. He was actually from Africa (Tunisia) and his name Africanus literally means 'Of Africa". It is similar to saying Aaron of Georgia or Casanova of New York. That is all it means. The name Africa is Latin and it referred to the area where ancient Carthage was located. The name was dirived from the name of the native people to the area (the Afri) and the Latin name for citizens of Carthage (Afer). The name of "Africa" applying to the whole continent is a relatively new instance. It is the same thing with present day Turkey and its former existent as the province of Asia, during the Roman Empire. Now the whole continent is referred to as Asia. These things were most likely map makers mistakes that simply caught on.

  74. this is silly, it pretty much established that humans originated from the continent of. Africa and they probably had color to their skin but they didn't look like blacks of today.

  75. Chris Gray says:

    Breeze Coates Excellent point.

  76. Chris Gray says:

    Christopher Howard Jr. I doubt that there was such a thing as race since everyone would have been a part of an increasingly looser circle. There was no Asia, Europe, Pacific Islands, American, etc…. populations to compare to, and if there were, a miniscule chance of ever meeting them since travel was still in its infancy.

  77. Malia Simone says:

    This shouldn't be up for debate. Black genes are dominant. White genes are recessive. So it's logical to think black people were the first humans. Everybody knew this back then. That's why black males were castrated so they wouldn't procreate. It's also why blacks were made slaves all over the world. Even though they didn't have knowledge of DNA and how it worked. They still understand what happens when other races mix with black. And they wanted to stop blacks from mixing with other races so their ethnicity wouldn't get lost.

  78. Jared Young says:

    How could they have forgotten the Melanesian people of the south pacific, from Indonesia to the Solomons and all the way into the Mid-Pacific? Also, the Kunlun Nu are not an extant people.

  79. Jared Young says:

    Well, the Bible isnt that old to begin with. Black people predate all modern languages

  80. Jared Young says:

    your not going to get it from this slipshod article.

  81. Jared Young says:

    You worship the white mans religion so hard you want to insert yourself into it. Whats it really doing for you?

  82. Christopher Howard Jr. The oldest skeleton of Human Ancestry found was that of a black female. They named her "Lucy". Reported in National Geographic Magazine, October 9, 2009.

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