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sun_of_kemet_ As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro, “the original Moors, like the original Egyptians, were black Africans.” The powerful Moorish Emperor Yusuf ben-Tachfin is described by an Arab chronicler as “a brown man with wooly hair.”
Black soldiers, specifically identified as Moors, were actively recruited by Rome, and served in Britain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.  St. Maurice, patron saint of medieval Europe, was only one of many black soldiers and officers under the employ of the Roman Empire.
Although generations of Spanish rulers have tried to expunge this era from the historical record, recent archeology and scholarship now shed fresh light on the Moors who flourished in Al-Andalus for more than 700 years – from 711 AD until 1492.  The Moorish advances in mathematics, astronomy, art, and agriculture helped propel Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. The Moors, who ruled Spain for 700 years, introduced new scientific techniques to Europe, such as an astrolabe, a device for measuring the position of the stars Scientific progress in Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography and Philosophy flourished in Moorish Spain.
#blackpower #blackinamerica #Blackhistorymonth #spain #moor #themoors #europe #blackineurope #blackinhistory #blacknow #philosophy #astrology #blackcontributions #pride #changeinamerica #mathematics #moors #soap #spain #spanish #spaniard #university #streetlight #africa #africancontribution #blackcontributions #warrior #science #fashion #threecoursemeal #love
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  •   defectiveart Skoolm fam!! All facts!! 39min
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  •   lord_autumnbottom_ #preach the plumbing technology introduced by the Moors ended the Plague and then they were booted in 1492 38min
  •   ognl_republic Why didn't we guard our wisdom smfh 35min
  •   __motionpoet @ognl_republic we didn't think it was worthy of protection.. Wisdom & knowledge in essence is suppose to be shared. Such a sick situation smh 24min

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ren19day I broke my bones playing games with you, tired by fun it makes me blue... I think I am gonna make it worse, I talk to you but it doesn't work, I touched you but it starts to hurt... No, no I am gonna let it go... Oh, oh, just let it go! Real - Years and Years. 😎 #solecito #shades #sunnydays #mondayslikethis #coffee #cigarette #mondaychill #morning #music and #chill #before #start #my #day #itsenoughifIfeelbetter #Asian #Filipina #Spaniard #brunette #suntan #sunkissed #straighthair #morningselfie #melena #desenfadada 2h

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hotlyhomo IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Moors - The Moors, who ruled Spain for 800 years, introduced new scientific techniques to Europe, such as an astrolabe, a device for measuring the position of the stars and planets. They also introduced Soap to the smelly Europeans. Scientific progress in Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography and Philosophy flourished in Moorish Spain.
#blackpower #blackinamerica #Blackhistorymonth #spain #moor #themoors #europe #blackineurope #blackinhistory #blacknow #philosophy #astrology #blackcontributions #pride #changeinamerica #mathematics #moors #soap #spain #spanish #spaniard #university #streetlight #africa #africancontribution #blackcontributions #warrior #science #fashion #threecoursemeal #love
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19.66dd My MOTM yesterday. Can't imagine United without Dave @d_degeaofficial . Vamos! #DaveSaves #Spaniard #MUFC 11h

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khalashabibi Spain, who in the past exiled their Jewish, Muslim, Arab, Moriscos and Romani populations, is now offering citizenship to descendants of expelled Jewish Spaniards :)
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But questions have been raised as to why Spain has chosen to grants citizenship to the Jewish, just that group of expelled people, and why now.
'"For one thing, the Spanish government has in recent years proven itself decidedly uncommitted to taking proper care of its existing citizens - as was particularly clear during the home eviction rampage in the aftermath of the financial crisis, which prompted a spike in suicides among the Spanish population.
The current pursuit of an unknown quantity of new citizens who already have homes becomes even more curious in light of Spain's less-than-receptive approach to refugees, who are often beaten back from the border by Spanish police.

For the Sephardic recipients of Spanish nationality, the perks are varied: recognition of long-held grievances, affirmation of communal identity, a handy Spanish passport, physical and financial access to Europe.

Meanwhile, a 2014 article on BBC Mundo, the BBC's Spanish website, noted that some observers in Israeli and Spanish media had suggested that Spain's "historical debt" to the Sephardic Jews was not the only factor motivating the Spanish government to consider extending citizenship to the descendants of the expelled.

According to these other interpretations, the article explained, the move was simultaneously an attempt "to revive the Spanish economy [with help from] a community with a strong reputation in business and banking".' -Belen Fernandez

#spain #sephardic #sefaradi #spaniard #jewish #queen #isabella #king #ferdinand #1492
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  •   themuslimfeminists The situation isn't black and white, but this post is okay. 15h
  •   debunking_antisemitism I love that comment about banking 13h
  •   khalashabibi @debunking_antisemitism I feel like Spain's plan is to just use them for stuff like that :/ 13h
  •   debunking_antisemitism Lmao let us into our bloody homeland and I'll fix your fucking economy idc 13h
  •   azeezshk Its all about money now, but it seems its too late for Spain now. But what about moors !? 11h
  •   ronin_comedy_productions Moors were a conquering force, hence no offer... sephardic Jews were fleeing (as were all non Catholic Church folk) from the super friendly Inquisition, it is in deed all about the money. 7h

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