Ancient Egypt was a Negro Civilization. The history of Black Africa will remain suspended in air and cannot be written correctly until African historians dare to connect it with the history of Egypt.

— Cheikh Anta Diop

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European languages must not be considered diamonds displayed under a glass ball, dazzling us with their brilliance.


In practice it is possible to determine directly the skin colour and hence the ethnic affiliations of the ancient Egyptians by microscopic analysis in the laboratory; I doubt if the sagacity of the researchers who have studied the question has overlooked the possibility.


Humanity's moral conscience progresses, slowly yet surely.


Intellectuals ought to study the past not for the pleasure they find in so doing, but to derive lessons from it.


Africa can and will only advance through African integration, which can be realized through the Federal United States of Africa