He who is angry, is not prepared to think.
Unless you are a Native American, you are not “American” by ancestral origin. You may be an “American citizen”, but you are not native to this country. Some of our genetics originated in modern day Africa…some in Middle Eastern Africa…some in Asia…some in Europe. One of the biggest mistakes people make in this country is forgetting that we’ve stolen the American identity from the natives. I think it may be safe to say that the Europeans who invaded & colonized America saw it as imperative that the Native American identity be suppressed, in order for it to be “reapplied” to it’s new inhabitants. At least 5 of the women in my ancestral bloodline were at least 50% Native American. I acknowledge that they, along w/ our Afrikan ancestors were here first.
"So, where do you work?"
"Everywhere I go…"
"So…you’re a dope man?"
"Lol. Naw, but I’m dope man…a business man…poet…every time I open…my mouth…I’m hopin’…di people ovastan mi."
"So…how do you make money?"
"Invest it…save it…spend only w/ ya favorites. Don’t get caught up in dat fast life or payin’ for a saviour."
Eventually, I wanna learn how to grow certain foods & herbs, but I decided to start with flowers to gain some insight & background knowledge on cultivation. I planned on growing a small plant or two in a pot, but decided I wanted to “train” in the “field” to prepare myself for growing fruits & vegetables. I may even end up trying to produce natural medicines & organic teas too! Lol. #SelfSufficiency #Sankofa #GrassRoots
It is time we talked about parenting on a community level. The foundation to solving problems in our communities is rooted in the way our families operate based on their cultural & traditional values. If we as a community, do not have strong cultural & traditional values, then the families in our communities will continue to decline & therefore the entire community, being based on the contribution it’s families & individuals provides, will continue to gradually become obsolete. I love my melanin & everything about my Afrikan genetic make-up. We give ourselves all different types of labels like, African, African-American, Afrikan, Afrakan, Negro, Black, Christian, Muslim, Rasta, etc., but if we wish to properly identify ourselves with substance & clarity, we must acknowledge the realization that the science of all of our genes began on the oldest continent in the world. Understand that just because our history is not heavily publicized that, that doesn’t mean it has been completely erased…& understand that just because our ancestors are no longer experiencing a human life that, that doesn’t mean the nature of their souls no longer exist & have influence on us. The people of our motherland all wave MANY flags, but that doesn’t make any of them any less “African” than the next. Put aside your habits of alienating yourselves from those who do not have the same study & research path as you…& let us come together to be a part of the reason why the whole world will always respect our diaspora!