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2017 Character Portfolio! Part 1

I designed what I thought the characters from the Dr. Dolittle story would look like. Im still updating on this daily.

Dr. Dolittle is a doctor turned vet by accident. His pet parrot teaches him how to communicate with animals and from there he learns of mistreatment of animals going on in an African village. Him and his animal companions travel to the African village of Jolly Jinky to solve this dilemma and to rescue not only the animals of the area but also the people.
He is passionate about helping those around him, a bit of a goofball, but leads with his heart which can get him into danger quick. Believes there is good in everyone.

Polynesia is Dr. Dolittle’s main sidekick, she teaches him how to speak animalese, the language used to communicate with animals. She is mature, bossy, and is a planner for their adventures in Africa. She thinks with her head and has to get Dr. Dolittle and Che Che the monkey sidekick, out of danger by coming up with plans.


2017 Character Portfolio! Part 2 

Designed characters from the Dr. Dolittle story, 

Prince Dumpo, the son of the Queen, is dumb but sweet, Was an antagonist with his Mom at the beginning but then realizes his wrong doings and helps Dr.Dolittle free the animals and provide food to them and the Jolly Jinky villagers. he thinks Dr. Dolittle is amazing since he can talk with the animals

The Queen of Jolly Jinky is the antagonist of the story, she is hoarding the food supply from the animals and her fellow villagers. 

The Warriors are her right hand men, antagonists, always tracking down Dr Dolittle to stop his plans of restoring the food back

Jolly Jinky Villagers are friendly 

New Music: Dr. Vades x Wande Coal x Beenie Man - Freaky

UK Urban production duo, Dr.Vades has teamed up with Afrobeats heavyweight Wande Coal and Dancehall legend, Beenie Man on their last single “Freaky”.

A track that appeals to everyone, “Freaky” is definitely one to watch out for this summer.

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It’s Important that our Queens are aware of the power they hold in their hands to liberate our people. The First thing we have to understand is that White people have always believed and practiced Patriarchy. Why is this important to know? The reason they target Black Men so much, the reason they try so hard to separate Black men from the family is because they are afraid of our power. They believe that only a man could rise and become a threat to overthrowing their system. They are made to believe that only a man can rule. It is this ignorance that our queens need to take advantage of. We have to realize that one of the major reasons Harriet Tubman, Yaa Asantewaa, and women like them were so successful in their revolts was because White people never imagined that a woman could accomplish such things. They thought it was a man leading these revolts and that’s who they focused their attention on. Black Women you can once again make them pay for their ignorance. Africans have always known the power in our queens. You can use this power to help save the race.

Written By @KingKwajo

The Central Slave and Ivory Trade Route

Until, not even 150 years ago, millions of Africans had to bear a cruel fate. They were captured by slave hunters, chained together and forced to walk some times hundred of kilometers to be sold for example to planters who used them as cheap labour in their fields. Central and East Africa was one of the main areas where the slave hunters and traders, most of them Arabs made their shade deals. They caught their victims e.g. in some areas which is today parts of Democratic Republic of Congo and in the Western and Central parts of what is today Tanzania. The Slaves were brought to the coast and from there to the spice island of Zanzibar and many were sold further to the Arab countries, Persia, and India, Mauritania and Reunion.

Officially, the slave trade was forbidden in 1873 under British pressure, but it went on secretly for several years. One of the routes that were used by the traders’ caravan started in Ujiji at the shore of Lake Tanganyika. It went over 1200 kilometers and ended in Bagamoyo just opposite of Zanzibar on main land Tanzania. Many experts view this as the main route of mainly three that were documented for East Africa. By now the list includes the Ujiji-Bagamoyo route as a whole. The idea is not only to protect the still visible reminds of the dark past like Arab Forts and other historic buildings or parts of the route that are existing, but also to intensify the research around the topic, to document the memories about the era and to preserve the culture and the traditions of the communities living along the route. In this regard, there are possibilities of Trans-national Nomination with neighbouring countries like Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Mozambique. This possibility will be investigated during the nomination process. Six centres have been identified along the central slave route to include Bagamoyo, Mamboya, Mpwapwa, Kilimatinde, Kwihara and Ujiji Bagamoyo Due to its location along the Indian Ocean and being a major harbor and town along the coast of Tanzania that played a key role in the East Africa Slave trade; Bagamoyo is a “place of memory” for human suffering and humiliation caused by Slavery and the Slave trade and the imposition of European colonialism.

The population of Bagamoyo groups is the result of the interaction and fusion of different ethnic groups from the interaction and fusion of different ethinic groups from the hinterland and immediate coastal built especially the Wazaramo, Wadoe, Wakwere and Wazigua and the interiors especially Wanyamwezi and Wamanyema. Bagamoyo serves as the terminal which starts from Ujiji. From Bagamoyo, slaves were shipped to Zanzibar where the slave market used to be Important slave trade evidence include slave and slave descendants, buildings such as Caravan Serai, Von Wissman block, Old market, Customs house and the Old fort. Also the freedom village at the R.C.

Descendants of slaves and slave traders are also part of the present community. Kilimatinde Located in Manyoni District, Singida Region. Kilimatinde is another important place on the route where caravan rested at a well. The village with Arabic house, market and late the seat for the German administrative is an important place for information along the route. There existing small Arabic houses that are abandoned. Kazeh (Tabora) Kazeh was established by traders involved in the East Africa slave and Ivory trade on the area given to the traders chief Fundikara of Unyanayembe in rapidly development into a key market centre located as it was at an interaction between the trading routes to the coast and those further inland to the Congo and north to what is today Burundi. By 1871, it was estimated to have.

Ujiji Ujiji was the last major trading center of the central of Caravan Trade Route located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. It was a trading centre for slave and ivory coming from different parts of Lake Tanganyika, including Eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. By 1876, Stanley estimated that Ujiji had a population of 3,000 It is located within Kigoma Township, 5 km west of Kigoma Railway station. Important land marks are a site of formal port (no longer existing) coconuts and Mango Tree Avenue, Usagara grounds where slaves used to be held and auctioned and a site where the house of the former slave trade by the name of Tippu Tip used. A path running between Ujiji seminary and Kaluta Primary school through Kagera village to Luiche and beyond is clearly seen and improved by big historic Mango trees on both sides


Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan on Gil Noble  

“When Titans Walked The Earth”