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African  and African American Royals

and Kingdoms

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A monarch, whether a king or queen, holds a position of authority over a government, a tribe, or a specific ruling area. This authority is often inherited through blood or adoptive relationships within their family.

Throughout history, many African kingdoms have embraced such titles.

The African continent, currently comprising 54 countries, is often categorized by its geographic regions, including West Africa, South Africa, and North Africa. These regions have witnessed the reign of monarchs who bear titles such as Sheik, Sheikha, King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Emperor, or Empress. Their children are commonly referred to as “royalty” or the “royal family,” and they command immense respect from their fellow countrymen and society.

In ancient times, numerous African settlements fell under the governance of the Roman Empire around 146 BC. Rome’s territorial influence extended across much of North Africa, and remarkably, an African emperor named Emperor Septimius Severus even ruled in Rome.

Before the era of European colonization, pre-colonial Africa was home to several powerful monarchies. Kingdoms in Mali, Ghana, Egypt, Guinea, and Ethiopia, among others, held sway over vast populations and controlled extensive trade networks.

Despite the disruptive impact of colonization and the slave trade, genetic testing and research have enabled many African Americans and Africans to reconnect with their true identities. One notable example is Her Royal Highness Princess Karen Chatman, a direct descendant of the renowned enslaved Prince Abdulrahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, whose story is chronicled in Dr. Terry Alford’s book, “A Prince Among Slaves.” Princess Karen’s lineage not only connects her to her tribe and country but also underscores the enduring legacy of African royalty.

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Princess Karen Chatman

Her Royal Highness Princess Karen Chatman was born in Natchez Mississippi and is a decendant of the famous enslaved Prince, Abdulrahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori and Princess Isabella of Natchez Mississippi. Princess Karen's royal title, although symbolic in nature, has its origins from several of the pre-colonial African Kingdoms The Journal of African History , Volume 22 , Issue 3 , July 1981 , pp. 419 - 420. Princess Karen's commitment is to the maintaining of her family's royal lineage and to the educating of others on pre-historical Africa (Alkebulan). Her Highness longterm objective is bring about cutural awareness and unity of all mankind.

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Pre-Colonial African Kingdoms

Although Princess Karen Chatman and her children Prince EJ II, Prince Brent, and Princess Krysta are one of the most notable families with ancestry from pre-colonial African royalty of African kingdoms, they are not the only African Americans with such a rich legacy. This page is dedicated to the introduction of those who believe that such a link exists or have traced their roots to unlocking the links of who they are. For more information, please contact the

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African Royalty

Africa full of democratically governed countries, but it is still the land of many kings. Sure, there are only three African countries with constitutional monarchies – Morocco, Swaziland and Lesotho -- but there are several hundred traditional monarchs dispersed across Africa in urban, semi-urban and rural communities in independent countries. Mostly, these monarchs wield little or no formal political power, but they fulfill spiritual and ceremonial obligations to members of their community.
Being a traditional monarch in Africa can be a lucrative affair. A significant number of these rulers are formally recognized by state institutions and as a consequence, many of them receive generous stipends and allowances from the government.

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Royals of Alkebulan (Africa)

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