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Monday, January 31, 2011

Brazil, Land of The Oppressed


Rich and esteemed for her legacy, culture, enamoring beauty,

Artistic, spiritual and grandiose African genealogy

Has been a downtrodden cesspool,

Saturated with poverty, violence, political disenfranchisement

For the “more than 90 million people of African [Ascent]” dwelling in the land

Of their Enslaved Ancestors,

Tricked, Maimed, Sodamized

Battered into this artificial society,


Solely to be Ruled and detested

Exploited and manipulated

By the psychologically depraved

Antics of European Hegemony

Chattel slavery,

Is not a story told of the past

It is still a sore and agonizing reality

It is a modern day NIGHTMARE

African Brazilians face

The approximate “3.3 million surviving the journey”

From the “5.5 million” branded, sold, and shipped

By the lethal devices of 16th century Portuguese

“I’m not riding with a black!”

“The place of blacks is in the service elevator”

These words, this stance

Used by the aristocracy of White “Righteousness”

Used to demean

And antagonize

Used to Traumatize…

To Effectively and Efficiently

Singe the wounds of Lashes

Still felt

By the carcinogenic affronts

Of Venomous Hatred Spewed from

The Hateful

Is still very prevalent in the fertile womb of our Mother’s Earth

Kemet! Kemet!

Ancestors of the Nile Valley Civilization

Nubians! Maroons! Masons!


Sistrens and Brethrens

How do we resurrect

King Narmer… Prophet Aha

Who “unified the two lands of Upper and Lower”[1] Kemet

Clairvoyance, the seed of his pineal consciousness

To Smai Tawi the essence of Ma’at as the

Foundation of ‘Political’ Morality?

Why have we been “poorer, less educated, less healthy, less powerful…

than Whites?”

The books we’re forced to read

Penetrating us vilely

Raping our emotional stability

With repetitive remarks of self-hatred

Because we are taught White Lies

Not of our ancestry

Not of our elders

Not of Predynastic Kemet

That had cultivated “The emergence of the earliest Nubian Civilization in 3800…

[Or the creation of] the 1,460-year-Old Astronomical Calendar”[2] in

4236 BC”

“Affirmative-action bills?”

“Open college enrollment and government payrolls”

To Africans in Brazil?


When I process this statement

When I visualize the intent from their thought

A wave of hysteria collapses

My ability to breathe

Because the ostentation of these political parodies

Legitimizes the very truth of our Grief

The very truth of their strategic oppression

To starve our souls

To maintain the plantation


Before they mastered mechanisms

Of Division Amongst Us

Unification is the call to ORDER

Not egocentrism

Nor Individualism

While, like in Brazil, and in most regions inhabited by Indigenous Africans

We amass “Two thirds of the country’s homicide victims”

And our health is ranked 105th while Whites are ranked 44th

By the U.N. Human Development Index

Mama “Khepera!”

Resurrect your children!

Baba “Djhuiti!”[3]

Bestow upon us

Your “Crystal Clarity”

We need to end this cycle

Of purgatory

We need to restore what you have

Taught the many

We need to realign with Ma’at:

Harmony, Truth, Justice, Law, Order,

Righteousness, Reciprocity

Will you heed the call?

[1] Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization by Anthony T. Browder, p. 51

[2] Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization by Anthony T. Browder, p. 63

[3] Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization by Anthony T. Browder, p. 83

4 Quotations not footnoted from article entitled A Great Divide—By Jack Chang,

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Africa is everywhere. From an extensive study of the global African presence it is easy for one to conclude that there are elements of Africa all over the world. Whether it is African people, its artifacts or various aspects of African civilization, countless parts of the Earth has pieces of the motherland. This dispersion is due to both the personal and forced migration of African people to other parts of the world and the destructive shattering of African civilizations. The subsequent result has been the dormant state of the African Diaspora which has prevailed for numerous centuries. However, as history has taught us many times, nothing lasts forever, and everything occurs in cycles. For this reason, without a shadow of a doubt, it is inevitable that the resurrection of African people will be seen again. They have done so many times in the past, and there are signs now that show that it will be so again.

On January 8th this year, the Middle Eastern news website ahramonline published the article, “Hawass fears for Cleopatra’s Needle.” The article discussed secretary general of the Egyptian Supreme Council for Antiquities, Zahi Hawass’ desire to have the Tekken of King Tuthmosis III restored after much weathering due to the Northern climate. If not restored, Zahi desires to push for its return to Egypt so that it can be restored and properly preserved. It is ironic that the restoration of this monument is at the center of an international discussion since it symbolically represents the Kemetic concept of resurrection. Dating back approximately 3500 years in history this monument has stood the test of time and is a testament to African ingenuity and the indestructibility of the African spirit and character. African people all over the world can look to the Tekken as inspiration and to remember the great legacy in which they all share to resurrect themselves from the marginalization they currently experience.

Resurrection is a concept that has been prevalent throughout African history. It can be seen in the multiple intermediary periods which occurred during the dynastic period of ancient Kemet which lead to four golden ages. It is also seen in the rise of West African kingdoms during the Common Era after the ultimate fall of Kemet. After experiencing the world’s worst holocaust, African people fought for liberation from enslavement and colonialism to resurrect themselves at home and in foreign lands. The loss of great leaders such as Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr, Kwame Nkrumah and Cheik Anta Diop have not slowed the desire for progress so the flame still burns.

Many African nations have recognized the importance of working together in the fashion presented by Senegalese multi-genius Cheik Anta Diop so in existence are organizations such as the African Union and The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In addition, this past December saw the culmination of the 3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Dakar Senegal. “This celebratory event brought together people of different nationalities and generations with a common goal: to shed light on the struggle and persistence of black people in the face of colonization.” Its main focus was “Africa as free, proud, creative, and optimistic.” It was attended by scholars such as Dr. Theophile Obenga, Runoko Rashidi, Wade Nobles, Anthony T. Browder and many more. A meeting of such minds is important to continue the resurgence of African people on the world stage.

Currently the Sudan is undergoing a historic political vote to further a 2005 referendum which ended 50 years of civil war. The conflict pitted Muslim Arabs of Northern Sudan against the black Christians and followers of traditional spirituality in the South. The vote would establish Southern Sudan as an independent Nation if it is the desire of the voters and by July could be recognized as an independent nation. 80% of Sudan’s oil reserves are in the south so this vote could be the stepping stone to a bright future for the people. In ancient times Sudan was Nubia which gave birth to ancient Kemet making this event even more monumental. To see a nation that played a significant role in ushering civilization on the verge of reemergence is further evidence to the eminent resurrection of African people.

This reemergence could occur at a fast rate if Africans of the Diaspora recognized the importance of knowing their history. Too many great scholars have stressed this fact. Without knowing their history, it will be far more difficult for African people to resurrect themselves. Dr. Diop eloquently states, “A people who lose their historical memory becomes a very fragile people. They regress. It is historical memory that permits them to be a strong people!” And through a study of history one can conclude that the unity behind the political, social, economical and cultural movements in which African people are engaged, it is a spiritual connection that also drives this force. It is by recognizing the eternal connection that one has to all of humanity and specifically to his or her people that motivate the unity and desire for their resurrection. It is the constant cycle of life which African people have experienced throughout time. The repeated rise and fall creates new opportunities for the expansion of the mind and correction of past mistakes. As African people awake and rise once again, a new chapter in their great legacy will be written to change the course of history. Thank you for reading.


Van Sertima, Ivan, Williams, Larry Obadele, “Great African Thinkers: Cheik Anta Diop,” The Journal of African Civilizations, 1986

Hawass fears for Cleopatra’s Needle: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/2/3407/Egypt/Society/Hawass-fears-for-Cleopatras-Needle.aspx

Third Ever World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Dakar this Month: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/09/third-ever-world-festival_n_793601.html#s201735&title=undefined

Historic Vote on Whether to split Sudan Ends: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/01/15/sudan.historic.vote/index.html?section=cnn_latest