Listen to Nelson Mandela’s response to a very condescending question put to him in 1961 by ITN reporter Brian Widlake: “Are there many educated South Africans in South Africa?”
"Yes, we have a large number of Africans who are educated and who are taking part in the political struggles of the African people. But the question of education has nothing to do with the question of the vote. On numerous occasions it has been proven in history that people can enjoy the vote even if they have no education. Of course we desire education and we think it’s a good thing. But you don’t have to have education in order to know you want certain fundamental rights, you have got aspirations, you have got claims, it has nothing to do education.
Join me today celebrating my earthday as I host the TV show ANCESTOR HOUSE, interviewing guest Ma -JaDe, crafts-queen, creator and artist who harnesses the energy of the earth using gems, stones and precious metals. Her talismanic creations are sought after by many seeking empowerment. Tune in Saturday 30th November 5.30-6.30p (EST) http://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channelhttp://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel and on MNN Ch34 (NYC).
MA-JADE’S PIECES ARE EXPRESSIONS OF WHO YOU ARE. HER JEWELRY HAS SIGNIFICANCE AND THE POWER TO CREATE MOODS, PROVOKE OPINIONS AND PRODUCE REACTIONS THROUGH THE USE OF PRECIOUS METALS, STONE AND YOUR ENERGIES. SHE WANTS HER PEACES TO BE MASTERPEACES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
Campaign video for upcoming documentary Ancestral Voices 2 which will be an invaluable learning resource for those who wish to know more about African philosophy. The film aims to document the shared philosophies and ritual practices across the continent and the diaspora.