By Asar Imhotep (June 30, 2012)The MOCHA-Versity Institute of Philosophy and Research
African-American Cultural Development Project
(AACDP) is an ongoing national venture which seeksto consciously create a viable and robust African-American culture (see Imhotep 2009).
simplycan be said to be the ways by which a population solves its problems. Culture is developed by a peopleto shape human behavior in a way that benefits society. The culture itself is held up by four majorpillars:
Cos-Mythology, Motif, Ethos
seeks to explain the creation
of the universe and man’s place
is the dominantset of themes
or ideas that are captured in a people’s
creative expressions which informs their economicsystem.
is the shared value-system of a people that shapes their political organization and spiritualpractices. And
is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information aboutpast events; it is the bio-genetic rope that ties all of the present together, while guiding human actiontowards a desired future. History is also what gives people their identity.This essay will focus on an aspect of one of the major pillars of culture, and that is
. The word
is a variation of the word
, which derives from:
mid-14c., "something brought forward," from O.Fr.
), adj.,"moving," from M.L.
"moving, impelling," from L.
, pp. of
"to move" (see
). Meaning "that which inwardly moves a person to behave a certain way" is from early 15c.
Who I call the