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The Negro River

The Negro River

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Published by Azeem Hopkins Bey
An intellectual and academic examination of Statement # 86, as found within the Koran Questions For Moorish-Americans
An intellectual and academic examination of Statement # 86, as found within the Koran Questions For Moorish-Americans

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 An intellectual and academic examination of Statement # 86, as foundwithin the Koran Questions For Moorish-Americans
By Brother A. Hopkins-Bey, Grand Sheik, D.M.
“Negro, a name given to a river in West Africa by Moors,because it contains black water”
 
We deem this work an intellectual and academic examination being that itscontents are is based upon sound research, which serves as a confirmingmechanism of the teachings of the Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali. In our quest toexplicate the teachings of the Holy Prophet, we must leave out our emotions, for an emotional approach will stagnate and idle cutting-edge research of Moorishscholars. The era of standing exclusively on the statement “the Prophet didn’tbring that” has been declared out. We must seek to present academic standardscholarly and erudite information which shall command the respect of the DivineMessage brought/taught by Prophet Noble Drew Ali.There is no doubt that statement #86 of the Koran Questions For Moorish- Americans, is inextricably connected to question #85 as well as questions 87-91.The Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali is clearly elucidating why man cannot be negro,black, colored, or Ethiopia. However within the sequence of questions andanswer (85-91), there is profound information of a spiritual, historical, andgeographical nature. We shall in this terse or rather brusque opus confirmourselves to statement #86 of the Koran Questions For Moorish-Americans.The following question shall be answered in this work:
What language does the term “negro” derive?Where exactly is the “Negro River” located?Who exactly were the “Moors” who named the river Negro (i.e. black)?What is a “blackwater” River and where are they predominantly located?
 
Part IWhat language does the term “negro” derive?
The term “negro” which means “black” is of Spanish and Portuguese extract andorigin. The languages of Portuguese and Spanish are in no way native or indigenous to Africa, consequently prior to colonization, the idiom “negro” wasnot in usage as a manner of describing the appearance of things. Typically whena nation has been colonized/conquered, the nation which has been colonizedusually adopts the language of the conquering nation. That being stated, we canactually approximate the date of initial utilization of the Portuguese/Spanishexpression “negro” in Africa.The Portuguese Empire (Império Português), also known as the PortugueseOverseas Empire (Ultramar Português) or the Portuguese Colonial Empire(Império Colonial Português), was the longest-lived of the modern Europeancolonial empires, spanning almost six centuries, beginning with the capture of Ceuta (
A city of northwest Africa, an enclave in Morocco on the Strait of Gibraltar)
in1415. After the conquest, in 1415, of the Moorish stronghold of Ceuta inMorocco, the Portuguese were the first Europeans, to explore the coast of Africa.In the 1460’s they built the first fort in Arguin (Mauritania); later in 1482 they werein the Gold Coast (Ghana). The Portuguese practically ruled undisputed on thecoast of Africa during the 15
th
and 16
th
centuries. Portuguese sailors beganexploring the coast of Africa in 1419, leveraging the latest developments innavigation, cartography and maritime technology such as the caravel, in order that they might find a sea route to the source of the lucrative spice trade.Portuguese territories eventually included the modern nations of Cape Verde,São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique.Portuguese explorer Prince Henry, known as the Navigator, was the firstEuropean to methodically explore Africa and the oceanic route to the Indies.From his residence in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, he directedsuccessive expeditions to circumnavigate Africa. In 1420, Henry sent anexpedition to secure the uninhabited but strategic island of Madeira. In 1425, hetried to secure the Canary Islands as well, but these were already under firmCastilian control. In 1431, another Portuguese expedition reached and annexedthe Azores.

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