Tuesday, February 24, 2015

STRAIGHT BLACK TALK: WE ARE AT A TIME OF CRISIS

                      STRAIGHT BLACK TALK: WE ARE AT A TIME OF CRISIS

By Fahim A. Knight-El

This Blog came about after I had a dialogue with a good friend and brother of mine who is a Christian Pastor, which I have tremendous respect for him and his commitment to black people in which his work, as well as his service speaks for itself. A few weeks ago the reverend asked me a very timely and provocative question and truly when he first asked the question I had no immediate answer because the question caught me totally off guard, He stated: “What are we going to do about our community?” I felt it was a serious and timely question being posed to me and I equally felt that it was deserving of a serious response (after giving the questions some lengthy thought I emailed the reverend my response and some of those thoughts are embodied in the content of this Blog). I have always applauded this brother minister for being one of the good Shepherds that has been active in the black community and who possess a proactive vision. But I also know that it is tough serving black people and often we have to love them more than they love themselves and there is no doubt that he understands this axiom.

How do we end the cycle of violence that continues to plague the so-called African American community? There has been statistical accounts where Black U.S. military servicemen fighting in the Gulf Wars (Kuwait and Iraq) and in Afghanistan were safer being engaged in war than living in the ghettos of America, and was more likely to be killed on the streets of America than on a foreign hostile battle field. We also know that, perhaps one of the number one disparities that exist in the United States of America is the wealth disparity; whites statistically still outranks blacks when it comes to income and wealth, but ethnic subgroups such as the Asians (this analysis do not include the Jews) are steadily moving ahead of whites, blacks and Latinos in median income and acquiring advance degrees in science, mathematics and engineering, therefore, putting themselves in the position to be the global leaders of tomorrow. Although, blacks in 2014 had over a one trillion dollar economy with a Gross Domestic Product (GNP) that exceeded a number of industrialized European Nations; and if blacks were a sovereign and independent nation this figure alone would make black Americans as having the 13th largest economy in the world, but why are we so destitute and poor? (Reference: Claud Anderson: “Black Labor, White Wealth: The Search for Power and Economic Justice”).   

Our detractors and pundits could rightly argue that we have money and our failure to economically advance ourselves and people only reflects poorly on our leaders and their refusal to invest in themselves and reclaim our community. There are many blacks that have acquired middle and upper middle class incomes and life styles—this much is true and in their mind they are living the American dream—but own nothing but debt and are victims of consumerism (if the truth be told this is the poor example that the black intelligentsia has always left for our people to follow). There have always been black nationalist self-help groups who preached black economic nationalism—the Garveyites, Moors, Black Muslims, Hebrew Israelites, Father Divine, Daddy Grace and many more self-help visionaries had the right idea about economic empowerment. The black mom and pop enterprises, if we would have nurtured them properly these type businesses could have transitioned into major black corporations some 50-100 years later and our economic predicament would perhaps be different in 2015. These men and groups should have been our business prototypes because they understood the importance of black economic sovereignty (Reference: Claud Anderson: "Powernomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America”).

But often they were laughed at and ridiculed by their own people and dismissed by white people (integration was a false bill of goods and fifty years later we are paying the price of abandoning and betraying the concept of black self-sufficiency for civil rights and accommodation). There will never be a post racial era in the United States of America until the historical question of white supremacy and slavery is properly dealt with and justice is giving to the descendents of slaves in the form of reparations (‘The Book of Negroes’ or ‘Roots’ can never tell and depict the true impact this tragedy and dehumanization process had on the African victims and it still haunts the so-called American Negro even today) (Reference: Nation of Islam Historical Research Department; “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews; Vol. 2 ‘How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy).

The educated black bourgeoisie has always found it necessary to use his learning and training to serve white America and has always felt his western education rendered him a superior status and it was beneath him to create meager enterprises and after graduating from the below prestigious universities and colleges have always looked to take their talents, skills and intellect to corporate America (to serve master and boss). Many have even sent their children to some of the best colleges and universities in America and the world such as to Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Stanford, Brown, Claremont Colleges, Duke, M. I. T. University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Oxford, Cambridge, the Sorbonne, etc. They have often believed and relied on education as being the great equalizer and ultimately the gateway to success (experiencing the so-called American dream). Yet, many of our people who attend these ivory towers lose the principle concept of service and become desensitized and detached from the masses of black people's plight (Reference: Carter G. Woodson; “The Mis-Education of the Negro”).

But lets not get it twisted here is the end game—our neglect of the black community have contributed to them becoming depilated wastelands and we will eventually see these urban wastelands under the plans of re-gentrification (the new urban renewal language). Those in power have a master plan and it will involve big developers seizing upon these abandoned prime real estate sections of the country possessing and exploitative agenda of covertly putting things in place to revitalize rundown urban America. And when we wake up to the new reality (or plot) the taxes, land value and cost of living will have become so expensive in these former rundown urban areas that poor whites, blacks and Latinos will be expendable—the working poor will be forever pushed out of the cities across America and only their cheap devalued labor will be needed in servicing the new inhabitants. The new urban dweller will be white or Asian from the tech sector armed only with their computers and will be globally competing for markets from their swank downtown lofts (the effects of corporate outsourcing and downsizing have created these new global opportunities in which the majority of Americans do not have the high tech skills to compete).

For example, look at the once thriving Detroit, a port city and former musical capitol of the world—where the legendary Motown and Barry Gordy were bright stars shining from Detroit the Motor City (Reference: Nelson George; “Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound”). The city of Detroit will eventually become a pilot project and a template to be used around the country to depopulate highly concentrated black and Latinos in urban cities by initially making these areas so crime ridding, economically impoverished and destitute that even poor people will start to voluntarily resettle in other geographical areas. I know some of my critics would like for me to blame the former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for the present day political and economic woes of Detroit. I must admit this young brother was on the fast political track and he ruined it based on money, sex and lies, however, they only used Mayor Kilpatrick petty crimes and corruption as a stepping stone to dismantle this great city (there was just to many Negroes function as HNIC) and the plan is to bring Detroit back under white control. The alleviation of poverty and want in the black community should be our number one priority. Let Sharpton, Jackson, Obama, Farrakhan, etc., know this and all the other so-called Negro leaders know that not to seriously address the issues of poverty and want will only acerbate the crisis and will only continue to sentence our communities to death and destruction (we can no longer wait for the U.S. Government to solve our problems; they cannot because America is falling).

It was the Elitist, Hidden Hand, and the United States Government that destroyed this once powerful blue collar and automobile capitol of the world. They attempted to scapegoat the labor unions as the culprits and the problem (the labor unions were good for protecting the interest of the workers against the conglomerate interest of big business). But they did not inform the masses that the U.S. automobile industry became the victim of economic capitalist global interest, which U.S. Fortune 500 companies found cheaper Markets in Asia (this rendered U.S. labor expendable) and they duped us into accepting downsizing and corporate outsourcing as the “New Normal” and we witness the backbone of America become dismantled and destroyed which became an all out assault on the middle class; this destroyed the blue collar capitol of America. They systematically killed Detroit    

Trust me the guns and dope in our community are being placed there systematically by those who are the benefactors of creating social discord and accumulating massive wealth for the Elitist individuals and Mafia families throughout world at the expense of the defenseless poor. The United States Government is the biggest entity behind the covert genocidal plots in the black community (drugs, guns, GMO foods, unemployment, homeliness, diseases, vaccinations, alcohol, etc.); the dope trade is conducted from the highest level of the U.S. Government—they are behind the heron, cocaine and marijuana trade—who else have the airplanes, ships and boats and the clearance to avoid and evade national and international jurisdictions, but someone with unlimited power and resources? (Reference:Dope Inc: Boston Bankers and Soviet Commissars”). But our so-called leaders have used us as a political football in order to create wealth for themselves. They only show up in the black community during election time and make false political promises and encouraging 'Negroes' to forever be loyal to the Democratic Party (how insane for it that 94% so-called American Negroes vote Democrat—the Democratic Party is the trick party; ‘we love the Devil because he gives us nothing’). Who will hold these bloodsucking vipers accountable for their derelict in duty and responsibility to their black constituents? They conveniently use race as a rallying point to foster support and the moment they achieve their political goals they immediately abandon all nationalist views and racial politics for being an invitational member to the larger circle of deception. No one has played this game better than Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend Al Sharpton (phenomenon ambulance chasers); now, that is not to say that Black America has not received some crumbs from these Negroes agitating white folk from time-to-time; Fredrick Douglas once stated, if we cannot do anything but agitate the enemy than we should do that (Reference: Terrance Jackson; “Putting it All Together: World Conquest, Global Genocide and African Liberation”). 

I do think there is an overall disconnect between us and young brothers (or African American men) between the ages of 13-35 years of age and its starts with a serious breakdown in communications and our fear and distrust of them only foster a deeper divide. For example, my sixteen year old daughter thinks she should be entertaining the idea of dating and a young man who is a student at her high school was invited to my home by my wife and daughter as an initial step relative to this socialization process (I cannot say that I agreed with this idea). So after meeting the young man and having dinner; I covertly and diplomatically read him the riot act and afterwards he tells my daughter that having a father and mother in her home was a bit too structured for him; moreover, he goes on to essentially tell her that he does not have home rules to abide by and somewhat does not have to answer to anyone (I do know initially he was residing with his grandmother and later with his mother). It appears and according to him even at sixteen years old he could come and go as he pleased with little to no restrictions or having to be accountable to an adult (definitely unchartered waters for my daughter).

He also conveyed to my daughter that his father was not present in the home or in his life in which I could immediately tell that he was not accustomed or comfortable to having to deal with a man and I think this placed him in an awkward predicament with me, but deeper than that; I immediately recognized how far reaching the psychological and social pathology of young African American males (or black) crisis was (I to am a victim of the same pathology)—not having fathers in our lives, have left many of us abused and without the necessary tools that entails levels of manhood training and perhaps this is playing itself out in a destructive way relative to the high incidents of black-on-black violence that has reached epidemic levels (equally high incidents of suicide and domestic violence) which is plaguing Durham in particular, and black America in general (Reference: Naim Akbar: “Visions for Black Men”).

We have recently witness a number of young black male homicides that have taking place throughout the city of Durham since the New Year of 2015; I know that these statistics are only a microcosm of the senseless black homicides or murders that are taking place in Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Little Rock, Jacksonville, Columbia, Los Angles, Houston, Dallas, Memphis, Washington, DC, Birmingham, Charlotte, Charleston, New Orleans, New York, Gary, Boston, Richmond, East St. Louis, Camden, Atlantic City, Kansas City, Las Vegas, etc., and that is not counting the smaller and rural cities where drugs and gangs are claiming young black lives just like in the larger urban cities (now, gangbanging has reached the south). But if these young black men were being killed by whites and/or white law enforcement officers, our community would be outraged and there would be mass rallies and protests denouncing these killings and murders as immoral and reprehensible (we would be shouting racism from the mountain top and demanding legal intervention on all levels). Yet, I guess the loss of black lives at the hands of other so-called African Americans do not warrant a serious call to action from black America and to me this serves as an indictment on black leadership and it renders most of them hypocrites. Thus, their silence and non-action renders them lacking in the area of having a true moral compass, which is a compromise in the realm of being true advocates for justice and peace (or have we deduced justice down to white on black crimes only).

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) founded in 1909 and stands as one of our oldest Civil Rights organizations in the United States and has been on the frontline taking on segregation, racism, discrimination, inequalities and has always called for social justice and fairness for African Americans. Where is the sense of urgency relative to the question of black violence?—we need sit-ins, picket lines, protests, etc., right there in the ‘hood’ and demand stop the killing. I think W.E.B. Dubois as one of the founders of the NAACP would applaud our efforts to create a new mission of devising real strategies and tactics to deal holistically with the social, political and economic issues plaguing the black community and not just be reactionary to white injustice (and move away from this nostalgic Civil Rights bullshit and do nothing but talk about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., era and legacy as though we have arrived to the promise land). The killing of black men by other black men is unacceptable and I am demanding intervention, public denunciation, solutions and to demonstrate in action that black lives truly matter. I am not interested in singing the Negro National Anthem or singing we shall overcome during Black History Month and do nothing.    

However, I will always stand with my people against police brutality and racist hate crimes that are aimed at black people, because it is my duty to fight for our human rights as victims of racist inspired crimes carried out by police departments throughout America; our demand should always be rooted in freedom, justice and equality for the powerless and voiceless. But what appears to be a bit bothersome to me, is that we have become increasingly desensitized to black-on-black violence and we do not come together with the same rallying cry and zeal to publicly dramatize what Dr. King called an appalling condition when blacks kills blacks.  We should be willing to condemn these senseless killings with the highest moral conviction, as when a white racist kill an unarmed black man (case and point—Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, etc). There should be mass outrage on every level in Durham, NC and throughout America when these black-on-black homicides take place and our efforts should revolve around devising and implementing solutions and strategies to deal with resolving these conflicts—the bigger issue is addressing poverty—food, clothing and shelter (here lies the root cause of crime in the black community). The government has turned its back on the poor and, perhaps we do not understand or know that the poor is no longer a priority and has become expendable (we must revisit the models of Marcus Garvey, Booker T. Washington, Elijah Muhammad, Father Divine, etc. and learn from the bootstrap teachers and stop looking for others to do for us what we can do for ourselves) (Reference: Naomi Zack White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and Homicide”).

Black men are getting killed by other black men and there are no marches and protest geared towards holding the black perpetrators accountable for these crimes, which causes me to start wondering do "Black Lives Truly Matter"; many of these issues are rooted in systemic indoctrination practices and self-hatred schools of thought that is found in a system that was built and structured on the principles of white supremacy (Reference: Jawanza Kunjufu:Developing Positive Self-Images & Discipline in Black Children”). Thus, our lack of self-love and community love allows for our young African American men to engage in violence and criminal activity because often there was no one present to hold them accountable and they see no value in black life and their anti-social behavior is a sub-conscious result of a lack of understanding of their own humanity. They are grappling with the vicious tentacles of self-hatred imposed in our educational and socialization process in America (they could kill and feel nothing for human life and post it on Facebook or Instagram).  

They do not respect daddy, mama, teacher, principal, preacher, or law enforcement and often many black fathers (the root of the problem) a long time ago have lost respect and credibility amongst their sons in particular, when they walked away from their families and created dysfunctional family structures where black mothers are forced to become single parents and young black boys are forced to lead lives with no male role models or direction. Moreover, this variable alone places them at a social disadvantage and a prime candidate for all the things associated with the negative (high incidents of school dropouts, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, crime and possible imprisonment). Our mothers have always done the best they could (and many have done a wonderful job in raising young black boys), but a woman cannot raise a boy to become a man—certain male dynamics can only begotten and passed on from male-to-male. (Reference: Jawanza Kunjufu; “Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys”).

There has been a semi collapse of our family structure relative to hierarchy (God, Father, Mother and Child which is the proper chain of command) and based on our overall concern of always desiring to be politically correct, we are afraid to ask the tough questions and mandate even tougher solutions. And not to do this, only continues to be the ultimate feeding ground for the Prison Industrial Complex in which the number one commodity is the black man. (Reference: Michelle Alexander; “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”).

The social scientist and criminologist will not readily admit to this, but there is a direct correlation between the levels of poverty and crime; when people are oppressed, it automatically creates disillusionment and often people turn inward on themselves and go afoul of the law. There is also a big disconnect throughout America between Police Departments and the black community—when community crisis arises between the police and the community, the first thing the leaders bring up is that there need to be a better system of communication between the police and the black community that involves community policing (this is nothing but sweet talking jargon that amounts to symbol without substance).

Some of this decadence is a direct result of the lack of employment and economic opportunities giving to young African American males (the disillusionment is systematically orchestrated). This new generation has been inspired and engulfed in the Hip-Hop culture (the music, clothing, tennis shoes, the lingo, etc., and for better or worse the bling, bling) and this appears to be the only magnetic attraction that moves them and yet many of our age are in denial of this reality. There must be an infusing of culture dynamics that is able to attract the dope boy and I think the bridging of the gap lies in our ability to develop models that are rooted in the Hip-Hop culture and let the conversation start from that point forward—lets have the conversation about sagging, gangster rap, smoking blunts, the value of purchasing tennis shoes that cost $300.00) (Reference: Bakari Kitwana;The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture”).

They are not being engaged in the overall discussions and there is disconnect between them and ourselves which is evident. How do we locate them? They are on the street corners selling dope and claiming various segments of street corners as their territory—many sell dope because this is the only way they know how to make money, is by street hustling and many are quite aware of the North Carolina minimum wage of $7.25 per hour—given to unskilled laborers and to those who lack marketable work skills and education (which keep them and their family as members of the working poor and at the poverty level—many of these young black men have the responsibility of paying rent, electric and gas bills, providing food on the table and in some instances the mothers turn a blind eye to the criminal enterprise that their sons are involved in because they are the primary bread winners).

The city that I live in Durham, North Carolina has always been a black wealth city where well-to-do African Americans of the bourgeoisie class and persuasion have created generational wealth, but has no partnerships with the black 'have nots' and they do not use their monetary influence to create dialogues and ultimately opportunities for the black community. Yes I am very aware historically of North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company, Mechanics and Farmers Bank, Mutual Savings and Loan and of course the glory of Hayti (the original Black Wall Street), but this appears to be ancient history because for the most part they have lost relevance. We do not have to reinvent the wheel—we can learn a lot from the Jewish model and begin reclaiming our community by implementing the necessary political, social and economic steps to turn our situation around (Reference: J.A. Rogers; World’s Great Men of Color”) and (Reference: Steven Silbiger: "The Jewish Phenomenon: 7 Keys the Enduring Wealth of a People"). 

This will require the faith base community (black Christians, Black Muslims, Black Hebrews, Black Afrocentrics and all religious people of goodwill to have an involvement) to assume even more responsibility of coming together in spite of our religious and political differences to alter change. If nothing else these crisis have placed the black community in a state of national emergency (the trauma centers and the morgues are spilling over with young black men) the pain is there but the cries have been muffled because we have somewhat become immune to the violence, which continues to constitute the death of our young black men who are engaged in this type life style. Nevertheless, forgive me if it sounds like I am restating the problem, I think we all can agree that the problem has been well defined and we need all hands on deck to be involved in the solutions; I admit, I do not have all the answers.

There are those who would rightly argue that this is insane and definitely serves as being counter productive in which they will risk their lives for money and for a short lived life style and simultaneously heap destruction on the black community for the sake of acquiring blood money. We must call for a stop the killing powwow and/or town meeting and allow these young black men to tell us how best can we serve them and not standup dictating to them, it is imperative that we hear directly from them and take our marching orders from them.

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-El can be reached at fahimknight@yahoo.com.

Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El

Monday, January 12, 2015

KEMET WAS NUBIAN: RECLAIMING THE STOLEN LEGACY


KEMET WAS NUBIAN: RECLAIMING THE STOLEN LEGACY

 By Fahim A. Knight-El

The European Jews were some of the first enlightened Caucasians who came out from near the borders of Turkey and Eastern Europe this was their geographical origination. Europe was steeped in the Dark Ages and it is well documented that as early as the 8th Century the Moors had an advance civilization of scientist, engineers, doctors, architects, cartographers, maritime scientist, builders, etc. Thus, these black Nubians left North Africa under the Moorish General Tarik Ibn Zaid and went to the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) advancing civilization to Cordova, Grenada, Seville, Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, etc., even to this very day when you visit Spain you still could see the architecture affects that the Moors had on European society (they ruled Spain for over 700 years); reference an old great book titled, "A Guide to Studies in African History" authored by Willis N. Huggins and John G. Jackson which records and validates these truths.

The Europeans came out of the Dark Ages in the 14th Century with a period known in world civilization called the Renaissance (translate to mean re-birth) where Caucasians had stolen and confiscated the massive libraries and books left behind by a defeated Moorish Army and the Spanish pushed these Nubian warriors back into North Africa and simanteously exploited the Moorish libraries of all the ancient knowledge that was left behind—this is what led to Europe’s re-enlightenment. This coming in contact with gamut of Moorish knowledge and various expertise further led to European societies coming out of the Dark Ages and has led to them ruling the world for over the last 600 years. For example, I remember as a child in grammar school we use to sing that "in 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue" (they did not teach us that Columbus was a mass murder responsible for genocide, rape, murder, and land theft of the indigenous people--they further lied by teaching us that he discovered America when in fact the original indigenous people were here at least 16,000 years before his expeditions. Columbus could have just ventured a little further into Central America and the evidence of the Olmec heads and the pyramids of Central America, which stand in direct resembles to those ancient edifices found in Kemet, that was erected by the Nubians over 15,000 years ago and this would have give even more evidence that Africans had ventured into the Americas long before the European expeditions. They also did not tell us that Columbus and Spain were using maps and voyage maritime instruments created by Nubian Moors during his expeditions, these denials or historical negations were intentionally meant to give us a Eurocentric perspective on civilization. So the great artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michael Angelo begin to inspire the world, but they too had access to Moorish artistic styles and master pieces. Also, great European thinkers such as Sir Isaac Newton, Copernicus, Rene Descartes and later French experienced the "Age of Enlightenment'.

We know that Islam begin to spread from the Arabian Peninsula after the death of Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (570 A.D.-632 A.D.) and it would have been through the linage of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (the adopted son and cousin of Prophet Muhammad), which he represented the fourth Caliphate in Islam and is considered the only true successor to Prophet Muhammad according to the teachings of Shia Islam (Sunni Islam disagrees with this theological perspective). However, it would be through his linage from Hussein and Hassan that Islam begin to spread outside of the Arabian Peninsula. Contrary to western scholars advocating that Islam spread to Africa and other parts of the world was based on the sword of Prophet Muhammad (mere fabrication) and historical lies. Islam spread through trade, commerce and of course Islamic missionaries initially were more responsible for Islam's growth more so than war and it would be from proselytizing Islamic missionaries that the religion spread throughout North Africa in what is called the Maghreb region (the only thing that separates Africa from the so-called Middle East is the man made ditch called the Suez Canal). Some scholars believe that the geographical region of the North African nation of Morocco is where the original Moors originated and these were considered the darker skinned inhabitants who differed in ethnicity from the Berbers and the Arabs and had more of an ethnic and racial kinship to the so-called Sub-Sahara Africans who were more Nubian in ethnicity (dark skinned, broad noses and thick lips). (Reference: Edward W. Byden; Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race”).

Also, it is believed that the original people who inhabited Arabia in particular, Yemen and Oman were people closely related to the Ethiopians and were black skinned. Now, Dr. Wesley Muhammad in his book titled, "Black Arabia and the African Origin of Islam" examines and explores that Arabia was a black land prior to Semitic and Caucasian invasions which led to racial miscegenation (the present Arabs are Johnny come lately imposters). Also, Chancellor Williams deals with this issue in his book titled, "Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D." and Drusilla Dunjee Houston in her book titled, "The Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empires," which verifies the expansiveness of the Nubian empires and records how Blacks/Nubians became displaced based on lighter skinned imposters pushing them southward. If we limited our scope of the Moors just to that little geographical region of North Africa called Morocco than we limited the Nubian connection of the Moors that predated the religion of Islam and one must understand that Islam was the religion and Islamic Muslims conquered and colonized the nation of Morocco (but like Christianity, Islam to was an occupying force in Africa). Some historians would want us to believe that it was the Moors conversion to Islam that led to their enlightenment in science, philosophy, maritime science, military warfare, architecture, engineering, medicine, etc., in which the General Tarik Ibn Zaid in the 8th Century took culture and enlightenment to Spain—Seville, Cordoba, Barcelona, Madrid and the Moors had conquered European territories up to the borders of southern France; Reference:  "The Story of the Moors in Spain" by Stanley Lane-Poole and IvanVan Sertima book titled, "Golden Age of the Moor." 


Moreover, Greece and Rome would not have a foundation to stand upon, if they had not borrowed or stolen the physical and metaphysical sciences from Egypt (Dr. George G.M. James reminded us of this in his book titled, "Stolen Legacy"). The entire European continent owes a debt of gratitude to the original people of the earth and the legitimate contributions that Africans have made to humanity are still overshadowed by white supremacy. White pseudo intellectuals who refer to themselves as Egyptologist, historians, archeologist, scientist, etc., are some of the main culprits for the continued perpetuation of scholarly racism. Thus, not only have they done black people a disservice, but all of humanity when it comes to properly interpreting the ancient Nubian Kemetic civilizations and the greatness of the Nile Valley Civilizations. They would rather credit some outer space aliens as opposed to admitting that the majority of the Kemetic dynastic periods and the culture phenomenon and the scientific enlightenment were led and inspired by Nubians.

For example, the five main orders of Western architecture prototypes (Tuscan, Ionic, Composite, Corinthian, and Doric) that have been assigned to Greece and Rome these schools of scientific thought only represented a small portion of the magnificent and greatness of those Nubians who were considered the master builders of civilization. It has been proven that these European orders of architecture and scientific schools of thoughts were rooted in much older civilizations such as Kemet (Egypt)—this is what they never told us in the classroom and without Kemetic contribution to the science of architecture then Freemasonry and other secret societies would have a hard time existing (the science of Operative and Speculative Masonry had its origins in Egypt). I think architecture as a science that is correlated to the theories of scales—tied to mathematical equations (which can be counted and measured) often serves as a time indicator of determining the relics of ancient and modern societies, which will eventually tell us a lot about the people's culture and life styles who inhabited particular geographical lands and territories whether it be during the Paleolithic or Neolithic periods (no other ancient society or modern society stand in comparison to the culture greatness of Kemet). Peoples' architecture gives us clues to answering the who, what, were when, how and why questions, which aids scientist and social scientist in their quest to uncover the truth relative to people's present and past existence—places and dates (this tells us a lot about the people who lived and walked this earth before us). Archeologist and paleontologist have been the premiere CSI forerunners for centuries using their expertise to uncover and date societies based on their findings (although many of the Western scholars have been less objective in this area because of racism).

I also think that scholars like Cheikh Anta Diop, John G. Jackson, George G.M. James, Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan and Anthony Browder works further reminds us that African contributions to the science of modern architecture is probably still one of the most under studied disciplines. Western scholars refuse to accept that those who had mastered these various building sciences were in Kemet (Egypt) and the root causes of these denials was because African centered scholars have maintained for decades that Egypt was Black and Nubian and this has always gone contrary to the Eurocentric worldview and is the foremost point of contention

The science of spirituality, mathematics, Zodiac, symbolism, physics, astrology, metaphysics, hydraulics, civil engineering, philosophy and establishment of the Kemetic Mystery System, which took rituals, rites, relics and sacraments to another level have withstood the test of time (the proof of this greatness can be seen in the Eighth Wonder of the world known as the pyramids and Ra Un Nefer Amen in the "Metu Neter" gives us a glimpse into mystical science of these metaphysical giants). And to put it quite bluntly, white supremacy has always negatively affected western based intellectual research; with the objective of denying Africans any worthwhile contributions to civilization, which has always been their main priority because they believed that Africa was the dark continent and made no worthwhile contribution to humanity. The definition of culture has to become more expansive in its intent to define or redefine global culture, which has transitioned beyond the concept of learned behavior, because even I have always had more of a sociological view of culture. But the definition must be extended to revolve around an inclusiveness of the collective consciousness of a people who are forever evolving along side an eternal timeline that will always be as constant as change itself (this is rooted in the evolutionary process of humanity as biological beings).

I maintain that where most teachers fail in the classroom is they often do not know how to connect to the students and keep the students interest high (this is the most challenging area along with maintaining discipline and promoting high standards). Students today are very smart and observant in which they can feel if a teacher or professor is just going through the motions and lack true interest in them as human beings, students and budding intellectuals. So the subject matter has to always be interesting and thought provoking and delivered with the utmost passion (the objective here is maintaining interest and promoting critical thinking). We have to make them believe in themselves and in turn they would go into a fire with a gasoline jacket on because they believe that much in you as a teacher, mentor and for many a father away from home. We as teachers have to create a high level of excitement for learning in them.

I would always start with introducing them to the knowledge of self and build on the importance of learning our history and culture (students of African descent in particular have to see themselves as a subject rather than an object), as well as linking our history to the story of civilization and world history. There are some books that comes to my mind, John G. Jackson work titled, "Introduction to African Civilizations" and Dr. Maulana Karenga book titled, "Introduction to Black Studies"; Cheikh Anta Diop books titled, "African Civilization: Myth or Reality" and his book titled, "Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology"; Chancellor Williams book titled, "Destruction of Black Civilization"; Anthony Browder "Nile Valley Contribution to Civilizations". I also like a small book written by John Henrik Clarke titled, "Christopher Columbus and the African Holocaust" and "Africans at the Crossroads: African World Revolution"; J.C. deGraft-Johnson book titled, "African Glory: The Story of Vanished Negro Civilizations"; Chinweizu book titled, "The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators Black Slavers and the African Elite".

They have always systematically used white academia and even black academia to support their scholarship and their unfound racist contentions. For example, I can remember in the early 1990s when the concept of Afrocentricism was gaining intellectual and academic momentum and blacks were once again getting excited about their culture and heritage and the enemy hired and put a vast amount of resources behind the Wellesley College Professor Dr. Mary Lefkowitz  to so-called write the antithesis to "Afrocentricity", which was popularized by Dr. Molefi Asante. She authored a book titled, "Not Out of Africa: How "Afrocentrism" Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History” (she had one mission an all out assault to discredited and disprove Africa's contributions to world civilization). Her quasi racist cohort Martin Bernal who authored the book titled, "Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985") was equally toxic. They essentially used Lefkowitz to counter her cross campus colleague at Wellesley College Dr. Tony Martin (he somehow became the public face of all that was wrong with Afrocentricity) and would come under tremendous scrutiny and pressure from some powerful Jews and Jewish organizations who accused Martin of anti-Semitism. Martin was initially being condemned by Jewish intellectuals and Jewish activist for using inside his classroom as part of the supplementary readings the well controversial book published by the Nation of Islam Research Department titled, "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews".

Dr. Martin was perhaps one of the premier scholars on the life and times of the black nationalist and Pan-Africanist leader Marcus Garvey, thus, authoring the definitive books titled, "Race First: the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association" and Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance, and the classic study of the Garvey Movement”His allege coziness with Minister Louis Farrakhan (leader of the Nation of Islam) created a controversial storm throughout American academia in the 1990s and it led to a rift between African Americans and Jews which propelled historical suspiciousness and a battle was ensued between Jews and African centered scholars (this also included Nation of Islam). Dr. Leonard Jeffries, a New York based professor had given a prior speech at Empire State Black Arts and Cultural Festival in Albany, New York in 1991 and this sort of became the fuel that lit the fire between Afrocentrist and Jews. But it would eventually fester with a speech that Farrakhan's national spokesman Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad on November 29, 1993 delivered on the campus of Kean College in Union, New Jersey that spewed even more controversy and charges of anti-Semitism were being waged by the mass media against the Nation of Islam and African Centered scholars bringing into question their credibility and of course many in the black community rejected some of these accusations (this further placed a strain on black/Jewish relations). Dr. Martin would publish his own book titled, "Jewish Onslaught: Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront," chronicling his side of the story and refuting the accusations of anti-Semitism.    

It would be Dr. Mary Lefkowitz who single handedly challenged the historical and racial findings ascribed by Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop and Dr. John Henrik Clarke and other African centered scholars in particular, putting forth the intellectual ideas that Egypt was black and Nubian, moreover, Lefkowitz maintain that this was a mere historical exaggeration and that the ancient Egyptians were Caucasoid and at best Semitic Mediterranean (whatever the hell that meant). Dr. Lefkowitz even accused the Africancentered scholars of putting forth shoddy research that was myth based and mediocrity at best and below true scholarly research required on the academic level relative to acceptability (that could stand up to peer review). I am of the opinion, that Black scholarship has often been more empirical and scientific than white scholars relative to meeting the research standards of being rigorously investigative in which the outcomes can be counted and measured in the realm of presenting objective data. 

Yet, African American scholars who are well published and constantly receive respectable peer reviews for their scholarship by internal and external experts of their discipline often find no reprieve in the world of white academia, thus, they are constantly shun (often denied) when it comes to tenure and upper mobility, because of the systemic practices of racism that takes place on predominately white colleges and university campuses (Derrick Bell "Faces at the Bottom of the Well). We may have all the academic qualifications and an outstanding credentials and it has been proven that in the case of black intellectual, it often does not matter because the historical stereotypes are rooted in the belief that blacks are inferior (Charles Murray "Bell Curve" and Shockley and Jensen)—there are no exceptions to this rule and highly trained black professors are often placed on a slower track towards tenure than their white counterparts (Cornel West; "Race Matters").  

The solution to this argument is rooted in an old paradigm in which Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Bishop McNeil Turner, Richard Allen, Elijah Muhammad, Noble Drew Ali, etc., addressed over one hundred (100) years ago (get up and do something for yourselves). We have the responsibility to build our own institutions and not look to be a modern slave on white folk academic campuses; the said leaders created a template and we do not have to reinvent the wheel. I think black scholars’ dissatisfaction should force our black intellectuals to revisit the solutions offered by their black predecessors and begin to build black institutions in order to move the next generation of African people to another level.

Lastly, Lefkowitz book was an all out assault on all of the legitimate research that African Centered and black scholars had done relative to this time period; now, we know that much of this Western academic propaganda was dealt with by Marimba Ani her book titled, "Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior". Our revolutionary scholars have left little doubt and little room to argue that Greece and Rome are surely indebted to ancient Kemet when it comes to knowledge and enlightenment and, perhaps one day all truth would be determined by objective empiricism and not by intellectually racism. I know some of our revolutionary scholars such as Ashra Kwesi (Egyptologist, historian, archaeologist, etc.) and in particular, Anthony Browder has written about some of these things in his book titled, "Nile Valley Contributions To Civilization" but African centered scholars and historians thoughts and research were refreshing and it sort of evoked new life to old concepts that we have been debating with Western Scholars for a very long time and no doubt we are standing on the shoulders of some heavy weights such as Diop, Sertima, Wilson, Hilliard, Jochannan, Clarke, J.A. Rogers, etc.

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.

Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El

Monday, January 5, 2015

HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT!!! THE BLACK MAN CANNOT BREATHE IN AMERICA


HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT!!! THE BLACK MAN CANNOT BREATHE IN AMERICA

Fahim A. Knight-El

I think everyone that have read my blogs know that I have been on a crusade all of my adult life fighting racism and white supremacy and I will continue until the Creator takes me off this earth. I have marched and protested in my city with whites, blacks, Jews and Latinos against the recent injustice of police brutality that have resulted in the death of Michael Brown, Jr., and Eric Garner—white police law enforcement officers using excessive force against unarmed black men (this much is not new, but what is new, is the level of attention these recent cases are garnering). Many of these young white allies have a moral conscious and they too are starting to see that the police injustice taking place against unarmed black men is wrong and reprehensible. Many of them were born way after the 1960s and 1970s and are not tied to the past segregation history of their parents and grandparents—they see the human race over the racist stereotypes that have been so pervasive throughout America's history and are more concern about fighting injustice, and find it necessary to stand up against imperialism and oppression along side people of color. I as a Pan-Africanist and black nationalist welcomed forging alliances with other progressive people, groups and organizations. I have told many of them to use their white privilege to help us to alter social change in America and bring this issue even more to center stage. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once stated: "we have come to dramatize an appalling condition."       

What you are witnessing in Ferguson and throughout the country is historical—the marches and rallies are a sign of what is to come and it symbolizes the dissatisfaction that exist inside the United States of America (eventually these type rallies and demonstrations will move us closer to the reality of Martial Law). Now, I remember just a few years ago with the 'election' of President Barack Obama, the deceptive talking heads were conversing about how the United States had transitioned into a post-racial era and the past black civil rights leaders and their messages had become obsolete (the minute this Negro was elected president white citizens went on a frenzy buying up weapons and ammunition). I think based on the social climate the last six years historians and social scientist would have to rethink the entire post racial era so-called associated with Obama being the first black man elected to the office of U.S. president and somehow this political phenomenon was suppose to usher in a ‘new America’ free of bigotry, racism, discrimination, racial stereotypes, etc.. Yet, it appears hate crimes and racial tension has heighten since Obama was elected president and I think the Travon Martin case and George Zimmerman being exonerated from murder or any other criminal wrongdoing further heighten the racial divide. 

These two cases (Brown and Garner) and many more like them throughout American history where outright murder had taken place and yet both grand juries found no true bill to indict these Gestapo Nazi mentality police officers because the courts and the prosecutors also do not value black life. The entire criminal justice system when it comes to people of color is a sham and we really should not expect justice from this rogue nation (the criminal justice system is rooted in sustaining the Prison Industrial Complex). How in the hell can these police departments investigate themselves and arrive at impartial findings? I applaud the black people of Ferguson for fighting back by any means necessary and demanding justice for Michael Brown and bringing national and international attention to the overwhelming incidents of black men being killed by white police officers.

Yes, they disrupted the 'normalcy' of Ferguson by taking the fight to the streets and demanding justice and I applaud them for their wiliness to sacrifice their lives for justice and I had to tell one Uncle Tom to get the hell out of my face—desiring to soften the blow of the perpetrators and was really trying to impose his fears on to me by attempting to deducing the rebellion down to looting and rioting. I proceeded to telling him that as an ex-slave in America; he himself and our ancestors were victims of one of the greatest looters and rioters on the planet earth. We did not arrive to these shores on Nina, Pinta nor Santa Maria but in hulls of slave ship piloted by lawless criminals and robber barons. They are not in a moral position to judge my people and lieu of the 310 years of injustice inflicted upon the so-called American Negro. I have no tolerance for Toms.

Blacks in Ferguson relative to our fight for social justice is a new paradigm—they were not interested in listening and taking their marching orders from the traditional Negro leadership and it was evident that the civil rights leaders could not control the level of defiance being embodied by these young warriors (the Sharptons, Jackson, Obama, Farrakhan, Malik Zulu Shabazz, etc.) this new generation perhaps has become a template for resistance movements throughout country—in Berkley, New York, Washington, DC, Oakland, Chicago, Boston in Ferguson were not interested in allowing these old-guard leadership to direct them and control their temperament. These were young people who had reached the stage of what Fannie Lou Hamer talked about, which was being tired of being sick and tired; the white man often tries to co-opt and pacify black rage by sending one and/or a bunch of their control Negro preachers—talking about prayer and watering down the message of black people by soften our dissatisfaction with oppression and the enemy uses them to keep us focus on that mystery God and quick to appeal to our fears.

Some of our so-called black leaders have been on the FBI payroll for a very long time and have been working as agent provocateurs inside top level civil rights organizations (it was government agents that led to the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Mark Clarke, Fred Hampton, Alprentice Bunchy Carter, John Huggins and led to long term incarcerations of militant black activist in which many still remain in U.S. prisons since the early 1970s as political prisoners. Mumia Abu Jamal, a former Philadelphia Chapter Black Panther member has been on death row for over two decades ("Live From Death Row") and Assata Shakur has lived in exile in Cuba for over three decades—black activist who were targets of the United States Government under J. Edgar Hoover former F.B.I director the mastermind of Cointelpro (counter intelligence program) had a plan to disrupt and neutralize black leaders and black organizations in order to prevent the rise of a black Messiah. 

The likes of Al Sharpton (FBI snitch) and Jesse Jackson use these high profile issues and cases to promote their own agenda. I was recently talking to a brother about the Eric Garner and the Michael Brown cases and he said something very interesting to me, which was, why would our aggrieved black defendants keep on hiring Attorney Benjamin Crump as your defense attorney and he has not successfully defended any of the high profile police brutality cases (he said this defies legal logic)? However, Crump is Reverend Al Sharpton go to guy—civil rights business partner and they use our suffering and pain to generate business in the name of fighting and defending our civil rights. These race hustlers are very proficient at given grandeur speeches and doing nothing to truly organize black people. They leave these various cities on to the next high profile incident to get another pay check or lump sum of money that is generated as love offerings (http://nypost.com/2015/01/04/how-sharpton-gets-paid-to-not-cry-racism-at-corporations/).  

Then as we proceeded in the conversation, I do not know if he clearly understood that there were different levels of hustlers and bottom feeders who masquerade themselves around as the black problem solvers and even white folk start referring to them as 'leader' and 'spokespersons' over so-called black America. But they also know that these type leaders are under their influence and control because of their love for money, upscale automobiles, fine clothes, jewelry, flying in private jets or commercial first class, partaking in gourmet cuisines, lodging in five star hotels, etc. and earning six figure incomes (this is provided to them in order to keep them serving two masters and keep them enticed to a false elitist status and petti-Bourgeoisie status). They are not really concern about solving the problem because these social issues keep them out front of the cameras and it ultimately enhance their status (and it promotes their brand) and they use the black masses into believing that they are fighting for our collective justice when in fact these cats are about getting paid. They conveniently use the image and likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and even promote themselves as heir apparent to this great Civil Rights icon. Trust me King probably is turn over in his grave. Let me be clear, I do not pray to the same God or Jesus they pray to because I will never compromise our struggle by siding with the enemy; they have always used the Negro preacher and the Black Bourgeoisie against the legitimate aspirations of black people (Minister Malcolm X called them House Negroes). I have always been more interested in what the field Negro has to say.

Both cases had clear evidence that there were some wrongdoing on the side of the police and yet no formal charges were brought against either officer. And in New York the prosecutors had already struck a deal with the other officers involved in Garners' death which was to grant them immunity for their testimonies—all prison and jail time were taking off the table (an indication that Justice is not blind). Perhaps many of you also do not know that local police departments since 9-11 have become tactical militarized units and have a mindset to always think deadly force first. The United States Government has allowed for them to acquire some of the same military equipment and technology they use in Iraq and Afghanistan to be brought to use in urban America.

Thus, after witnessing the chokehold and strangulation of Eric Garner and his plea with officers that he could not breathe (thirteen times stating that he could not breathe) and this was captured on video, and they desire to tell us that we did not see what we thought we saw because Garner was resistance arrest. Really!!!!!! Then our Uncle Tom Negro president immediately started advocating the need to arm U.S. police departments with body cameras (my mind shifted to what big defense or technology company that he is trying to secure these contracts and what would be his financial cut upon leaving office; surely he is positioning himself more than likely for the future to make millions of dollars as a consultant). There was a camera that caught clear footage of police murdering an innocent black man (but as of this writing it has served to no avail). But they use the controlled pawn talking heads to create doubt and even try to convince us that we did not see what we thought we saw (the power and influence of the propaganda machines). This same tactic was used in the early 1990s when the Los Angles Police Department savagely beat Rodney King and yet tried to convince us that King was resisting arrest. If there is no justice then there should be no peace and we have a duty to disrupt the political, economic and social systems through civil disobedience and demand justice.

Malcolm X stated: "You don't have a peaceful revolution. You don't have a turn-the-other-cheek revolution. There's no such thing as a nonviolent revolution. The only kind of revolution that's nonviolent is the Negro revolution. The only revolution based on loving your enemy is the Negro revolution. ... Revolution is bloody, revolution is hostile, revolution knows no compromise, revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way. And you, sitting around here like a knot on the wall, saying, "I'm going to love these folks no matter how much they hate me." No, you need a revolution. Whoever heard of a revolution where they lock arms, singing "We Shall Overcome"? You don't do that in a revolution. You don't do any singing, you're too busy swinging. It's based on land. A revolutionary wants land so he can set up his own nation, an independent nation. These Negroes aren't asking for any nation—they're trying to crawl back on the plantation.”

The U.S. judicial system and the criminal justice system are corrupt to the core. I refuse to use the term riot in particular in describing what my people did in Ferguson, Missouri—described as looting and rioting. H. Rap Brown (Imam Jamil Abdullah El-Amin) who is presently serving a life sentence in federal prison for allegedly murdering a police officer in Atlanta, Georgia, but his conviction was a mere extension of Cointelpro. The FBI and the CIA continued to monitor black nationalist revolutionaries long after the 1960s and 1970s because their mindset posed and eminent danger to the status quo—thus, government surveillance and monitoring have always been ongoing. Rap Brown described our people protest of the 1960s not as the "1967 Riots" but called our resistance to police brutality and American injustice as an outright rebellion (Nat Turner, David Walker, Harriet Tubman, Toussaint L Overture, etc., created rebellions).

I am questioning who is behind the recent killings and violence so-called aimed at law enforcement since these recent high profile cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner because I do not trust the government. This could be a police orchestrated diversionary tactic to shift and change the momentum of the movement and weaken the people's cries for justice and move the focus off thousands of black men who have been killed and injured by racist police officers and use propaganda to shift the sympathy towards the perpetrators. This is not to suggest that I am not sympathetic to the families of the fallen officers in New York and other cities where police has been attacked in discriminately. However, it is not beyond the police department to use various tactics and strategies to alter the mood and direction of progressive movements—they were masters of such political and social manipulation during the 1960s and 1970s in particular, when Black Power was peaking and the likes of Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army and when Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee was radicalized under Stokley Carmichael (Kwame Ture) and H. Rap Brown (Imam Jamil Abdullah El-Amin) were coming of age.

Hoover and the United States Government used a gamut of dirty tricks to incite and disrupt the movement. They used agents and paid informants to disrupt the positive internal workings of black organizations. Minister Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik Shabazz) in a speech titled, "Message to the Grassroots" stated, What you and I need to do is learn to forget our differences. When we come together, we don't come together as Baptists or Methodists. You don't catch hell because you're a Baptist, and you don't catch hell because you're a Methodist. You don't catch hell 'cause you're a Methodist or Baptist. You don't catch hell because you're a Democrat or a Republican. You don't catch hell because you're a Mason or an Elk, and you sure don't catch hell because you're an American; because if you were an American, you wouldn't catch hell. You catch hell because you're a Black man. You catch hell, all of us catch hell, for the same reason. " 

No justice, No peace and the movement has to eventually lead to economic boycotts, and as one of the biggest consumer demographics in the United States—we have tremendous power. But you have not heard Sharpton or Jackson talk about boycott and using our massive spending and purchasing power to alter the economic system; I wonder why?. We can march and protest all day, but until we impact America's economic system, we are really just spinning our wheels. The powers-that-be and the status quo only respects those who have the power to affect their bottom line. The mass mobilizations have to transition into discussions about leveraging our money and winning civil rights and justice on the economic playing field.  

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.  
 
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El    
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION

                                     THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION

By Fahim A. Knight-El,

We must be willing to change our thinking, which ultimately gives us, the potential of changing our present course in the scheme of future human history as so-called African Americans and/or people of African descent (who are an unjustly ridiculed and despised people). I read a very insightful book, that was first published in 1994, it was referred to me by a personal friend named Daniel Brown; the book no doubt, was eye awakened. So I am going start this cyberspace classroom discussion off by given a brief review and perspective on a book titled, “Tribes: How Race, Religion and Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy” authored by Joel Kotkin.  The author explores the cultural dynamics of the Chinese, Japanese, British, Indians, Jews, etc., (and other ethnic and racial groups who have maintained a cultural dominance and a significant global presences wherever they have landed on the planet). And how these groups of people have used their collective culture to create external homogenous societies and although, living outside of their native countries and territories, as they have migrated to different parts of the world, they have remained unified. Their neo-geographical reality, has starling similarities to the ‘old country’ in which their culture is seen as the basis to empowering them, as they seek economic and social mobility living in Diaspora lands—but relying on native culture models to create a unified cohesiveness allowing them to assimilate the type of foods, diets and cuisines, etc., that were associated in their native countries (the enculturation process as a social phenomenon has had minimum affect in altering the customs of these people that Kotkin explores in the book). The author Kotkin, even writes about how these nomadic ethnic and racial groups continue to embrace their religious traditions, thus, again always looking for ways to maintain culture normalcy (evolving around subculture tenets) along with group cohesiveness.

I know that African-Americans have a unique historical experience of being robbed and denied of their humanity for 310 years, which constituted being kidnapped from Africa, that destroyed their rights to their native lands, stripped of their native languages, robbed of their surnames, forced to embrace the Christian religion of their slave masters and perpetrators, denied the right to embrace their African culture, and mores' in which no other people on the earth have experienced this level of dehumanization (this was the greatest crime ever committed against humanity). However, the above “Tribes” that Kotkin refers to have become a global village wherever their migration have taken them on the planet because of understanding the power of rallying around their culture and heritage—this alone has created a close knit kinship with other tribesmen who shares a common ethnicity and a common nationality in spite of geographical location; using their commonality to build a real sense of community and ethnic solidarity in foreign countries.

I am not optimistic that enslaved people of African descent will ever be able overcome their collective devastation and recuperate their culture, because of the lasting affect of the brainwashing process and the past brutality of Chattel Slavery (1555-1865). White Supremacy was a ruthless system of control; it has even affected the DNA of our unborn linage and many of them exit the womb of the black Goddess of the Universe with a slave mentality; the evidence of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome still lingers three centuries later in the black community and has produced an everlasting psychosis (we must call on the ancestors to help us overcome our present day predicament). Tom Burrell gives us an intellectual start with his monumental book titled, "Brainwashing: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority". There is no simple answer to our political, economic and social crisis, but I must say, it is imperative, that we commit ourselves to a real study process (rooted in discovering the knowledge of self as the first step to rediscovering our historical and culture identity); and we must possess an inter quest to do the research, in particular having a willingness to research ideas that are outside of Western academia, as well as having an openness to embrace unconventional knowledge.

But what I teach, allows you to thaw out and hopefully come alive and awakened in your minds—I  humble myself in saying this; what I have learned over the years did not occur by osmosis or by some magical Houdini act nor in a college or university setting, but to reach a certain intellectual and knowledge plateau required many hours of reading and researching, as well as allowing myself to be in spaces that were conducive to learning (traveling, libraries, museums, book stores, engaging in Internet forums and being involved in conscious centered study groups) where knowledge was being taught; as well as sitting down and listening to elders (Babas and Master Teachers) and internalizing their life wisdom. I also have literally spent thousands of dollars on books and built my library from scratch by far the most valuable treasure in my home—yes I still have physical books and as much as I have embraced the new technology of publishing and writing—trust me there is nothing like physically touching and reading a book, it has a sense of sacredness—sorry E-Books and Kindles are just not the same thing for me as a book. (Bob Nesta Marley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg97JiBn1kE).

Many so-called African American brothers and sisters often tells me that they cannot afford spending money on books and knowledge (but here is the contradiction; blacks as a demographic we spend huge amounts of money on tobacco and alcohol— we are the number one consumers of death). Yet, we had a Gross Domestic Product (GNP) of over 1.2 trillion dollars last year relative to purchasing power, which means, if we were a sovereign and independent nation of people, we would have the 13th largest economy in the world (no excuse for our poorness, we have money). However, we have been systematically reduced to consumers—look at most of our big money athletes and entertainers, they are foolish with their money and earnings and this is why the black community looks like a ghost town with very little black owned businesses (Reference: Jawanza Kunjufu; "Black Economics: Solutions for Economic and Community Empowerment"). We have failed to get up and do something for ourselves like other civilized people—and this is why I loved Booker T. Washington, Father Divine, Daddy Grace, Marcus Garvey and Elijah Muhammad—they  taught the importance of thriftiness and economic enterprise. The best analysis of of understanding our wealth and our economic forecast was authored by Claud Anderson in his book titled, "Black, Labor White Wealth: The Search for Power and Economic Justice" and in his other book titled, "Powernomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America."

Who are the agents, bankers, lawyers, financial planners, (the money changers), etc., of our athletes and entertainers? Surely, they often do not look like you and I. And we are praising these fools such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Russell Simmons, P. Diddy,  5Oth Cent, Kevin Hart, Charlie Wilson, Denzel Washington, LeBron James, Master-P, Kanye West, Kevin Durant, Robert Griffin III, Floyd Mayweather, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Tyler Perry, etc., (all of them are slaves and are controlled by outsiders) and even Irvin 'Magic' Johnson who has proven himself to have much better business savvy than the average athlete and has stood out as a formidable entrepreneur—he  too takes his marching orders from those much higher up on the money chain than himself.  But even his personal success doesn't really trickle down to collective group success (he and they still have to answer to master and boss). Many of them have never heard of Reginald F. Lewis, a self-made millionaire whose life story is documented in an autobiography titled, "Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire" one of bright lights out of Baltimore, Maryland. Also reference George C. Fraser book titled, “Success Runs in Our Race: The Ten Best Business Opportunities For Blacks in America” and another good source is Napoleon Hill’s monumental book titled, “Think and Grow Rich”.  

The majority of our black entertainers and black athletes have no political or social conscious, they do not claim to be followers of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X (El- Hajj Malik Shabazz) and they definitely are not willing to sacrifice anything—their instant celebrity success immediately causes many of them to detach themselves from their own people. They often take an apolitical position, while their community suffers and dies a slow death. This is why in the 1980s, I fell in love with the Hip-Hop/ rappers Public Enemy Number One and KRS-1, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Big Daddy Kane, etc., but when the Zionist Jews got behind Chuck-D, he buckled under Zionist pressure and left Professor Grif out there to dry (Grif were allegedly accused of making some type of anti-Semitic remarks, which led to the demise of one of the most controversial Hip Hop groups in American history) and the anti-Semitism accusations forced the group to compromise their position and afterwards, they could never regain their former glory (I think part of the attack on Public Enemy was because of their close alliance to Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam). Chuck-D tried to redeem himself in his book titled, “Fight the Power: Rap, Race and Reality” but he had sold out and had lost his credibility with the Black Nationalist community. Now, to those that are little older Public Enemy took there social conscious approach from another controversial group of the 1960s and 1970s called the Last Poets. They sung defiant social spoken word lyrics and stood as one of the musical voices who embraced the Black Power Movement--that was rooted in militant and revolutionary rebellion. Also, Gill Scott Heron was the master of social conscious rap and all other social and political Hip-Hop artists owe a debt of gratitude to the Last Poets and Gill Scott Heron.

Our money class and their wealth leaves outside the so-called African American community and this abandonment is partially responsible for the demise of the black community along with the corrupt black politicians. For example, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., was recently convicted of wire and mail fraud and initially was sentenced to FCI Butner, NC and later transferred to Federal Prison Camp Montgomery, Alabama (camp fed country club) due a disciplinary matter; former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, he was convicted on twenty-one charges of wire fraud, bribery, and money laundering related to bribes from city contractors before and after Hurricane Katrina; former Mayor of Washington DC and my man, Marion Barry was a crack head who served federal prison time, but has earned the title “Mayor for Life of DC"; former Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kirkpatrick who was involved in conspiracy and racketeering and is serving a long term federal Prison sentence (this young brother had a promising career ahead of him, but threw it all way using his mayoral office to commit all types of abuse of power allegations; former Mayor of Atlanta Bill Campbell served federal time for government corruption, just recently the Mayor of the biggest city in North Carolina; Charlotte's Mayor Patrick Cannon was indicted on charges of bribery and corruption; the former Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey Tony F. Mack, Sr., was arrested after being the subject of an FBI investigation into bribery, fraud, extortion and money laundering; former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson was convicted in November 2009 of corruption and bribery, money laundering and host of other conspiracy charges in which involved the FBI finding over $90,000 of illicit money frozen in his freezer; former Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Sharpe James on April 16, 2008, James was convicted of five counts of fraud by a federal jury and was subsequently sentenced to 27 months in prison. Many of our black elected officials have betrayed the political aspirations of the people and are often victims of money, sex and lies. They are in the political game for all the wrong reasons. I cite these examples because we need a new leadership those who truly look to serve with integrity and I do not mean, no damn bootlicking, ass kissing Uncle Toms Negroes; they are good for severing the interest of others.

The Black Panther Party for self-Defense under Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in the 1960s and 1970s—had feeding programs which served free breakfast and free lunch to black children, as well as offered free health care clinics and educational training of our children. The Black Panther Party did not look for the United States Government to bankroll their programs and their Ten Point Plan is still a viable blue print to moving the black community towards independence (we must have a government that we can call our own). But these new Negro politicians are corrupted to the core and this is why it is difficult to expect the young black gangbangers (I am friends with many of the black gang members in Durham, NC and have honorary status in one of them) to change their violent and destructive behavior because they have poor examples in front of them. The black politicians are stickup boys themselves and are criminals dressed up in business suits and neckties; using public office and tax money to engage in all manner of criminal activity. Moreover, just recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that Reverend Al Sharpton was once a government snitch (who was on the FBI payroll) and a paid informant who worked as an agent provocateur so-called against the Italian Mafia in New York—he must have been a double agent because they would have been found this Negro headless floating in the Hudson River, If had truly crossed the Mafia. But this ‘Negro’ proclaims himself as the black spokesman for all so-called 'Negroes' in America or at least the white media has elevated this ‘Negro’ to the status of leader over Black America (let me put white folk on notice Al Sharpton is not the leader of black America).

Al Sharpton (he got what he wanted—he is on the television news network of MSNBC and has a syndicated radio program, which has given him the spotlight and visibility he needed to promote himself and his National Action Network organization)). This cat is about getting paid and promoting his own agenda and using black folk as a stepping stone. He promotes himself as the leadership successor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but Sharpton was a little boy when Dr. King led SCLC in the early 1960s and he definitely was not the heir apparent to King nor was Jesse Jackson. They have turned this 'Negro' into a Hugo Boss and Brooks Brothers window dressing puppet (give me back the old fat Al and trust me Sharpton has been around militant and black conscious struggle in New York for many years and he knows the truth, but his love for materialism and things have led to him completely selling out black folk for a big bucket of fried chicken and a butter biscuit with some molasses). The above examples of black politicians that I have cited have destroyed the integrity of our community; many of them are petty thieves who have not read the U.S. Government Cointelpro program (counter intelligence program instituted by former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the 1950s, but Hoover early on in his law enforcement career was a federal agent who also prosecuted our leader Marcus Mosiah Garvey in the 1920s) and the FBI history of eavesdropping, illegally wiretapping, infiltrating black leaders inner circles by sending agent provocateurs to coerce and create entrapment nets—many of them are indicted and sentenced to Federal Prison for conspiracy, embezzlement, abuse of government power, racketeering, etc., because of greed and are willing to commit unethical criminal acts. They are unfamiliar with U.S. Government strategies and tactics under Cointelpro and now they have even more leeway under auspice of Homeland Security, National Defense Authorization Act and the U.S. Patriot Act. Perhaps many African Americans are not willing to accept the notion that President Barack Obama has been one of the most dangerous and reactionary presidents that we have had in recent United States history.

Moving right along, I detest poverty, because I believe that there are enough resources to ensure the basics of food, clothing and shelter could be adequately met to satisfy the needs of humanity (there are enough resources on the planet to adequately meet the needs of the entire globe). The root of poverty, is greed; this creates a varied of reactionary symptoms and is the root of human suffering whereas 95% of the world’s wealth is controlled by 1% of the population. This Elitist segment sees the planet as belonging to themselves, it'is this disparity that causes national and global hunger, in particular amongst Developing Nations (use to be referred to as ‘Third World Nations’). This disparity causes people to have to live in substandard conditions because their economy has been systematically depressed and often their currency is devalued by Western Governments who are members of the G-8 and G-20 Nations. I do think that there are hidden secret societies and Orders that are bent on globally controlling the world (hastily moving us towards a One World Government and a New World Order). I think Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Illuminati in 1776, was a Freemason and he saw a way to use Masonry or duplicate the level of secrecy and concealment to establish a much more sinister society called the Illuminati (many have tried to connect Freemasonry to being a Secret Society, it is not, if anything Freemasonry serves as a unknowing Front for the global rulers).

There is a very powerful small minority of Power Brokers who possess dynastic wealth and a long established Elitist and Aristocratic blood linage; For example, the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Oppenheimers, DeBeers, etc., have used their hording of the world's wealth and resources to dominate the world. They ultimately decide wars, famines, the money markets, etc., and use the likes of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to carry out these hidden agendas (and if that do not work they use the most power Central Bank located in Basil, Switzerland which is the mother of Central Banks known as the Bank of International Settlement to control and manipulate global currency). The world's wealth is in the hands of the 1% and they one level systematically uses international banking and the likes of the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England to wreck havoc on humanity politically, economically and socially. So the Illuminati, is controlling national and global affairs from powerful organizations such as the Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations (Reference: Tony Brown; "Empower the People: Overthrow the Conspiracy that is Stealing Your Wealth and Freedom").

Jay-Z and the Hip-Hop community are not real members of this powerful group called the Illuminati (for someone to even suggest this is a clear indication of their ignorance to how and who shapes world affairs), they will not invite these Hip Hop artist Moguls in the same room with the Dynastic Robber Barons; as powerful as you think Russell Simmons is,  he does not have the economic or political clout to sit in the same room with the ‘Roundtablers’ I have read his books titled, “Do You! 12 Laws To Access The Power In You To Achieve Happiness and Success” and his book titled, “Life and Def: Sex. Drugs + God” but he is just considered a ‘Negro’ mover and shaker—there is a distinct difference between him and lets say the Rothschilds, it is ridiculous, for me to mention them in same breath. These men, I am talking about are written of in a book written by John Coleman titled, "The Committee of 300" and a book written by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham titled, "None Dare Call it Conspiracy" or William Cooper's book, "Behold a Pale Horse". Some of the other Orders mentioned are dealt with in David Icke's book the "The Biggest Secret" he deals with a lot of orders other than just Freemasonry.

There must be a redistribution of the world’s wealth with the world’s people; this is the only true solution to ending poverty. The disparity phenomenon creates a vicious cycle and it determines other nations Gross National Products (GNP) and even in the United States, one of the most industrialized nations in the world, poverty and hunger still remains an issue—there has been in the recent years and increase of people being forced to live in homeless shelters and eat their meals at soup kitchens (the gap between the haves and the ‘have nots’ continues widen). Yet, our U.S. Government, in particular our U.S. Congress has become more conservative and anti poor—social programs are being cut and the poor are being politically scapegoat for causing the political, economic and social issues plaguing the United States. It was Hurricane Katrina in 2005, that exposed that there were actually two Americas—poor and black, and white and privileged (the media gave the public a firsthand look at how poor people in New Orleans lived in conditions equalvent to “Third World Nations”. If you recall President George W. Bush even called the displaced blacks in New Orleans during the Katrina crisis 'refugees' (the term itself being used by the U.S. commander-in-chief was a clear indication that black people were not viewed as full 'Americans' and gave the indication that we did not have the freedoms and rights to crossover into other border states as though the other 49 states were sovereign territories, perhaps another subject for another time). Bush's choice of language was post 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution. The Hurricane Katrina scene was shocking to most Americans because they did not know and could not believe that level of poverty existed inside the United States of America, in particular in the ‘Big Easy’. The Katrina scene was also despicable and was a clear indication that America had failed its people. The author Andrew Hacker offers a very good analysis of America and her history of racial inequality in his book titled,"Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal."

The poor even after President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s War on Poverty, American and the Great Society—some forty-Five to fifty years later, a great deal of the American people still lived in substandard conditions. Many work minimum wage jobs, (classified by sociologist as the working poor), lacked education, lived in public housing or were part of some housing arrangement (Section VIII) where the government subsidized the rent, and many have minor aged children, where there are no fathers presence; and mothers are forced to raise their children in single parented homes (this further complicates dysfunctional family structures and continues the cycle of poverty and disillusionment).  The once blue collar and non-skilled jobs are readily fading out (and most Americans are not technologically educated and under qualified to take advantage of the high tech jobs and American corporations have to find a foreign labor pool to fill these type demands) and U.S. corporate businesses have abandoned the American people by outsourcing and downsizing their corporate interest by finding cheaper labor and markets across seas. This social phenomenon in my opinion, has given rise to the Prison Industrial Complex where cities and towns across America have become the homes of privatizes corporate prisons. The United States has over seven (7) million people incarcerated, perhaps more than any other industrialized nation in the world. The corporate outsourcing of part of the U.S. economy to Asia, Central and South America have allowed capitalist to exploit overseas markets, which negative impacts the job market and the U.S. economy. The earth is 196, 940,000 square miles and 57, 255, 000 square miles of it is land and it is our job to secure some of this good earth for ourselves.

I have always looked at leadership from the realm of service and I have in a small way modeled myself after studying examples such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, etc., (great humanitarians). Thus, what made them great were their commitment to unselfishness towards serving humanity and they all were committed to working to see that all people experience a level of freedom, justice and equality. They protested and detested poverty and wealth disparities, challenged the status quo by speaking truth to power and they themselves were not moved by materialism. They were only motivated by the principles of love and used love to overcome hate. I want to pay it forward by working to becoming the best human being that I could become and using the rest of my life committed to doing good (in honor of Jesus and Muhammad servants of God). But whatever I do in life forward it will always be centered on service.

Negro preachers will organize and raise millions of dollars to build a sanctuary, but will not spearhead efforts to revitalize and build black businesses (Jesus taught us that the true temple of God is with in). It gets even sadder often there are black general contractors in the church and skilled laborers and craftsmen who are members of the church congregations, but almost 100% of the time the Negro preacher and his deacons hire white contractors to build these multi-million dollars mega sanctuaries and life centers, but will not even mandate that a percentage of the work at least be given to qualified black subcontractors who are members of the church (this should be business 101 and common sense). Dr. Carter G. Woodson writes about this in book that was first published in 1933, titled, “The Mis-Education of the Negro”. Yet, we are praising the lord as poor souls and other people are providing us with food, clothing and shelter—this mindset is despicable. The black church is our most powerful institution, but do not understand the importance of sovereignty and liberation. Jews use their collective historical experience as a rallying point to breed success and they teach their people the importance of ownership and they inspire each generation to embrace the Jewish experience and Jewish culture--this is the basis of their success. There is  a Jewish author named Steven Silbiger who authored a book is titled, “The Jewish Phenomenon: 7 Keys to the Enduring Wealth of A People” and he lays out some of their methods of success.

                

We must critically look at how we have processed religion and how we have willingly or maybe I should say systematically accepted low frequency ideologies and theological teachings in which the masses are constantly being duped and voluntarily succumb to lies, games and tricks being played in the name of religion and God—these interpretations have not raised the collective social consciousness of our people and the proof of its failure is shown in our lack of progress as a people. Since our sojourn begin in this country over 450 years ago, we have been relegated to marginal success politically, economically and socially. Yes, may be, if we change the energy frequency (by elevating to a higher energy level) relative to evolving our indoctrination process, perhaps I will remain optimistic that we can progressively move forward and sway our people to continue to use religion for the collective good of our people (trust me, I know that black folk love religion and I do not think this will ever change)—praying, worshiping, singing, dancing, attending bible study, etc., these are religious staples in our community, but as we work to turn up the energy frequency may be this will lay a positive future road map for generations to come. Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu in a book titled, “Adam! Where Are You?: Why Most Black Men Don't Go to Church” along with a Foreword of the book written by Reverend Jeremiah Wright (the Black Liberation Theologian that President Obama was forced to repudiate at the bequest of his enemies) layout why black men choose not attend church.

The so-called American ‘Negro’ have allowed outsiders to manipulate their wealth; they have reduced the so-called American ‘Negro’ into a Reality T.V. junkie (keep them engaged in nonsense and inconsequential distractions) and the wickedly wise (10% Bloodsuckers of the poor) who controls all media and propaganda not only controls their thinking, but they have manipulated their money and wealth in order to economically enhance themselves. Moreover, creating long term generational wealth for their future generations while our black entertainers and athletes often die broke and squandered their money to the detriment of themselves and the black masses who are referred to as the eighty-fivers —I recently read a heart breaking story on former NBA star Allen Iverson, a future Hall of Fame Basketball player who made over 200 million dollars and now is broke and financially strapped. This is what prompted me to write this article. These masterminds desire to appeal to our willingness to always look to be entertained (and in most cases entertain them) and the Bloodsuckers of the poor create Hollywood images that promotes buffoonery and gives us negative images that  keeps the chain and ball around our minds. Blacks or so-called African American (for clarity people have asked me why do I preference African American or Black with 'so-called') because I do not accept these racial and ethnic classifications given to us by our former enslavers—I see my people as the Original People of the earth who have no beginning nor ending; their origin is older than the sun, moon and stars. The Original man’s origin is older than time itself. Some claim we originated as Moors and are descendants of Morocco; I am sorry to inform my Moorish brothers that our biological linage is connected to God himself. I cannot wear any ethnic or nationality identification labeling me Moorish American; I can accept the Moorish part but I am not an American.

My ancestors did not arrived to these shores through the immigration gates of Ellis Island and the United States Customs ports were closed to my ancestors (my ancestors arrived in the holes of slave ships), it will always be the European immigrants that view the welcoming of the French Government humanitarian words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty as being of the highest esteemed, but speaking on behalf of my African ancestors they view the below words written by Emma Lazarus as the epitome of hypocrisy: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" (Reference: Tim Wise: White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son). I do not see the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of humanity and standing as a representation of freedom which overlooks the Hudson River and the ports of New Jersey and New York City, however, this so-called symbol of freedom, liberty and liberation did not include my people. I see this monument from the lens and eyes of an ex-slave. I can only visualized the pain, suffering and despair my people must of have experienced over three centuries of brutality and dehumanization. Their welcoming to the Americas were the horrid trip called the Middle Passage a crossed the Atlantic Ocean—the slave whips, rapes, chains, beatings, deaths, plantations, free labor and reduced to the level of a beast. I can only weep when I see the condition that Chattel Slavery has left my people in—robbed of our humanity. I cannot pledge alliance to a government and flag of the United States of America, which is dripped in blood and is a historical symbol of oppression, suffering and death. I equally cannot give my allegiance to the United States Constitution, a document that wrote the so-called black man and woman in as 3/5 of a human being. Yes, they amended the constitution but the damage heaped on 40-50 million blacks can never be mended (Reference: Randall Robinson: "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks")

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.


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Fahim A. Knight-El