AFRICANGLOBE – “Africa is a continent filled with mineral wealth. Its land mass can produce more than enough food to feed its growing population. Africa’s cultural and historical roots span thousands of years.
The descendants of African people who now live in Australia, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific are awakening to the fact that Africa is their ancestral homeland.
We see pieces of Africa displayed in the rhythms of music, the creativity and innovations in hairstyling, artistic displays in clothing and design, awe-inspiring artisanship in furniture and artifacts. Her sons and daughters have set major world records on and off the field, on the courts and in the rings of athletic competition.
They have taken the entertainment field by storm; Africa’s rhythms now pulsate throughout the world. In the field of science and technology, although little is mentioned about the people of Africa and their descendants, the patents cited earlier is proof of their significant inventions.
African inventors originate from its glorious ancient civilizations as well as its modern day cities and small towns. There are numerous inventors from Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa as well as other countries.
Although not all of these inventors now live in their ancestral home, the thousands of patents that they file each year have a significant impact on the world.
Black inventors have patented thousands of inventions. September 13th of every year is officially recognized as African Day for Technology and Intellectual Property. On this day, African governments acknowledge the strategic role of technology and intellectual property, a catalyst in the promotion of national development”.
An excerpt taken from the book Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success. Purchase a copy of this book at Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Google Play and Kobo or visit www.kumatoo.com.
By: Keith Holmes