Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will! – Marcus Garvey
Great pride and immeasurable love calls, waking me from passively existing as a cog in the mechanics of American lifestyle.
To instead be a force to serve you, my people.
With these qualities burning at my core I cannot and will not, bow my head and carry on in silence. Our situation around the world degenerates from unacceptable oppression, into blatant genocide.
However, there is a force within us, a trait which many have tried to steal from us time and time.
Our resilience we demonstrate over and over throughout our trials and tribulations.
Diasporic Afrakans are divine and cannot be snuffed out. We are nothing like a dying campfire, on the contrary, we each are stars comparable to our own powerful sun.
That inextinguishable soul fire burning in the core of every African whether recognized to shine vibrantly or subdued to a mere flicker of dying candle flame is a godly trait responsible for building dynasties and golden ages around the whole world.
To say this, barring influential external stimuli; our aim must be to unify the collective, consolidate a worldwide community championing individual efforts inspired by the unique creator inside us all
From the position we would find ourselves in we would build, achieve and overcome ANYTHING; given, our severely untapped potential.
Society says we are not worth mentioning, nor have we produced anything credible because we are sub-human.
Many are wrongly under the impression that Africans are worthless. Even more so they think and spread the falsehood of Africa as an uncultured, uncivilized jungle before European colonization.
Our Heritage and Truth Has Been Defiled
To this group of miseducated people, I empower you to learn about the far less discussed African heritage.
The greatest example to counter this false perception of Africa is the consideration of Khemet, what we now refer to as ancient Egypt.
Every school of thought, medical advancement, social science or religion traces its roots through a Khemetic doctrine or practice.
More recently Africa was home to many kingdoms and empires such like Axum. Axum reigned approximately 840 years from 100 to 940 A.D and spanning 1.25 million kilometers. Extended its influence and trade as far as China and India.
The Kingdom of Ghana, Mali Empire, Empire of Songhai, Abyssinia was otherwise known as the Ethiopian Empire, the Mossi Kingdoms, and the Benin Empire are Other mentionable kingdoms.
However, African culture and influence spread beyond just Africa. Kemetic culture is found as far west as the Grand Canyon in 3,000-year-old caves. These caves store ancient artifacts and shrines, discovered back in 1909 they are now off limits to civilians.
In Europe, the renaissance was in fact due to over 700 years of Moorish knowledge in mathematics, astronomy, art, and agriculture it was these African’s that propelled Europe out of the Dark Ages.
You can start to see just from this broad perspective how African culture has always been an influence. How integral a part we play on the world stage.
Today we are viewed in such a negative light, but why? Where is that divine spark today, the spark that pushed us to make great advances to help the world?
Where is Your Pride As An African!
That will, to strive and achieve bigger and better things for ourselves, instead of the handouts offered to us.
The resolve that drove Booker T. Washington once freed from his shackles to self-educate himself to read. Establishing the once proud Tuskegee Institute.
He described enforced ignorance as the most rankled of slavery’s cruelties. What would he say of accepted ignorance?
Where is the innovation that Benjamin Montgomery displayed when he created the propeller to make nautical navigation easier?
The perseverance Henry Boyd displayed to go into business. In the end, he bought freedom for himself, his sister and brother despite being denied a patent for his invention. Boyd became one of the most successful furniture makers in Cincinnati.
Where is the invention and savvy business sense that Garret A. Morgan used to patent the traffic light and sell to GE?
The won’t take “no” for an answer, spirit that led Bessie Coleman to earn her aviation license from France’s Caudron Brother’s School of Aviation in seven months. Becoming the first African American to earn an international pilot’s license.
Our ancestors achieved great and many things in a time not as “technologically advanced” as the present, in a period when we were inaccurately viewed as sub-human and an intellectually inferior race yet that wasn’t enough to defer their ambitions.
Throughout the ages, we have banded together joining our efforts to overcome adversities plaguing our community.
It’s Here! Our Moment To Unite A Reckoning Force
Think about Harriet Tubman who led the Underground Railroad, rescuing more than 300 prisoners of war in 19 trips to Maryland with a bounty of $40,000 on her head. Once you joined with her together you would become either a free man or a dead slave, she promised with a six shooter pistol brandished to those with a weak constitution to continue to freedom, nobody was above the collective.
As a preacher Nat Turner convinced prisoners of war that he was chosen by God to avenge the injustices of slavery, the prisoners took arms up for themselves and turned the state of Virginia on its head in one of the largest “slave” rebellions in American history thwarted only by the efforts of the United States Military.
Even more noteworthy are the efforts in the Haitian insurrection which resulted in Toussaint Louverture ascension to leadership of Haiti. Where once in power he began freeing the prisoners of war throughout the colony despite the objections of Napoleon Bonaparte.
We seem to only to band together for a weekend of marching and shouting for justice from our oppressors in contemporary times. I am not surprised in the slightest that these cowards do little to console our frustrations and woes; we must fend for ourselves.
We Are A Sovereign People
I am not an advocate for violence in any shape or manner, except as a last resort of self-preservation.
I do believe that the divine spark, that soul fire, melanin, determination and knowledge of self is what gave our ancestors initiative and urgency to do what was necessary to empower our people and better our circumstances.
The game in play that keeps our people down and oppressed has not changed in 500 years, it has in fact just evolved and spread further with the integration of technologies and a corrupt party in the upper echelon.
Modern society shackles us with millions of distractions daily.
We need to educate ourselves further than to simply maintain the status quo and serve our oppressors we must stop being distracted by prevailing entertainment.
If literate Africans were discovered prior to 1865 they were murdered. We must stop taking that lightly.
It is well past time to stop going with the flow and show the world the next stage of human civilization. We will do this by awakening our unquantifiable divine essence, as a community!