I don't know shyt about africa. Don't care. The irony is i've learned nothing I didn't know before reading this thread from reading this thread.....
That means I already knew every fun FACT brought up in this tread and could still admit I don't know much and don't care to know much.
Now enters the problem...people know less and try to "educate" others.
I can't afford to live in the past. I dpon't care about my 40 acres and a mule, I don't care about the minute percentage of a lottery chance I was royalty in the motherland in comparison to the honest fact if I was left there I'd probably be in worse shape today.
It may sound like I'm detatched from my "black roots", but I'm a hustler by nature. Any real hustler knows talkin about what you used to have and what you used to do is for suckas. Only thing weaker than that is focusing on what a relative of yours is doing to make yourself seem reputable. If you yourself are not shinin right now, nobody cares what you once were or who your relative is. Doesn't change the fact you're a bum who needs to get your own instead of talking about what you're supposed to have or once had.
EDIT: I'm not saying you don't have a right to persue knowledge of where you're from and who your ancestors were...I'm saying every african ain't your brother like every black person on your little azz street that means nothing in comparison to the entire world isn't your brother.