Welcome to Harambe TV!
We truly hope you leave enlightened having visited our site. We feel we’ve got a story to tell. It’s a story of ingenuity, triumph, tragedy and perseverance.
It’s a story of the legacy of a people viewed as being on the bottom rung of the human family, yet having contributed so much to the civilizing and development of the world.
The misinformation and distortions about Africa and African people are almost too numerous to document. Here are just a few:
Africans never created a written language; Africans were civilized by Europeans; the ancient Egyptians were Caucasian blacks, or browned-skinned whites and not black Africans following the River Nile from south to north; that Africa played no role in mathematics, science, medicine, architecture, astronomy; that African religions are pagan religions.
Some have even distorted Biblical text, asserting that blacks are a cursed people, predestined for slavery. It's been said that 'all lies die when the truth is told.'
Past is prologue
We believe that the single most dominating factor stunting the growth of African-heritage people worldwide is the "loss of historical memory." Our history is a reclamation project. Unfortunately, we've been victimized by the reality of having our history written for us by others. To paraphrase an African proverb; "Until Lions have historians, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter."
We do not believe in a revisionist history; one built on half-truths, misinformation or fantasy. We should, ideally, be able to document our history, claiming that which is rightfully ours and pointing out that which is false, no matter what ethnicity the 'authority' is.
Many thanks to the scholars who have begun to pave the way. Scholars like George G.M. James, Chancellor Williams, Ivan Van Sertima, John Henrik Clarke, J. A. Rogers, Walter Rodney, Yosef ben-Jochannan, Molefi K. Asante, John Jacksom, Runoko Rashidi, and most notably, The Pharaoh of Knowledge, Cheikh Anta Diop, and others.
We encourage the next generation of truth-finders to continue with our reclamation project.
And, please, let us know your thoughts. We'd love to have your feedback.