Why is World Melanin Day on August 13?

August 13, 2017 begins the 97th year since Red, Black and Green were designated as the colors of all Black people. How does that connect to melanin? Why is August 13th World Melanin Day? From our perspective, it is simple. Melanin puts the B in RBG and the black in Red, Black and Green. Our ancestors … More Why is World Melanin Day on August 13?

[FREE DOWNLOAD] UNESCO General History of Africa

The seven volume UNESCO General History of Africa series is available online for free download from the UNESCO website. The links below connect to the volumes and are FREE. UNESCO international Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA VOLUME I Methodology and African Prehistory EDITOR J. KI-ZERBO … More [FREE DOWNLOAD] UNESCO General History of Africa

Skin Optical Characterization Devices

Skin optical characterization device is a generic term for devices which can determine the skin melanin index for an individual’s skin. Below are links to patents for such devices which make the idea of the measuring of melanin index for Egyptian mummies a non-invasive procedure. The existence such devices means the examination of the melanin … More Skin Optical Characterization Devices

Melanin Myths: They Just Keep Coming

We found that there were more than ten myths about melanin. In order to continue tracking the melanin myth machine we decided to create an article documenting the myths as they come to us. Stay tuned. Melanin is only pigment or color Melanin is a chemical. It is an aromatic biopolymer and organic semiconductor. Yes, … More Melanin Myths: They Just Keep Coming

Melanin Myth #10: The Atlanta Child Murders

This is part ten in a ten part series of blog posts addressing myths about melanin. This is one of the stranger myths. It is a claim that the Atlanta Child Murders were a conspiracy to extract either melanin or some other mysterious substance from Black children. True. Children in Atlanta were murdered. True. The … More Melanin Myth #10: The Atlanta Child Murders

Melanin Myth #8: Only People Have Melanin Or Melanin In People Is Different

This is part eight of a ten part series on melanin myths being spread. This myth is a multi part myth and it also shows the complexity involved in the subject of melanin especially when it comes to knowing the truth.  Yes, everyone has melanin (except albinos.) No, Black people are not the only people who have … More Melanin Myth #8: Only People Have Melanin Or Melanin In People Is Different

Melanin Myth #7: Viagra is made from melanin

This is part seven of a ten part series of posts on myths about melanin. As number seven this myth shows how strange and out there these myths can be. It also shows how easy it is to debunk them, sometimes. There are claims being spread such as “Viagra is made from melanin” or “viagra … More Melanin Myth #7: Viagra is made from melanin

Melanin Myth #6: Melanin Theory

This is part six in a ten part series on melanin myths. This myth addresses the so-called “melanin theory.” “White melanin Theory.” That is how the idea of a “melanin theory” first was identified. In the 1915 article “A Contribution to our Knowledge of the Chemistry of Coat-Colour in Animals and of Dominant and Recessive … More Melanin Myth #6: Melanin Theory

Melanin Myth #5: Melanin Is Related To Sunlight

This is part 5 of a ten part series on the myths surrounding melanin. This myth is the one suggesting skin Melanin levels are related to sunlight. Are skin melanin levels related to sunlight? Depends. If you look at the Fitzpatrick Scale it tells you everything you need to know. There are six different skin … More Melanin Myth #5: Melanin Is Related To Sunlight

Melanin Myth #4: Melanin Reduces Vitamin D Levels

This is part 4 in a ten part series of posts surrounding the myths about melanin. This myth addresses claims melanin reduces vitamin D levels, which seems to be, for the most part, a matter of perception. Does melanin reduce vitamin D levels or do people who have high levels of skin melanin require more … More Melanin Myth #4: Melanin Reduces Vitamin D Levels

Melanin Myth #3: Melanin Is Carbon

This is part three in a ten part series debunking myths surrounding melanin. This is post is on the “Melanin is carbon and has a molecular structure of six protons, six neutrons and six electrons that equal 666  or the mark of the beast” myth. Obviously a subliminal attempt to demonize the melanin rich. When … More Melanin Myth #3: Melanin Is Carbon