Thursday, February 2, 2017



By Fahim A. Knight-El

Image result for black history books images

America has become increasingly a nation of black and brown people in which demographers are predicting that in the next twenty-five years the United States will no longer be a majority white skinned nation and this notion is fearful to many in white America and Europeans around the globe. The sexuality of white women and their attraction to the black man have always created all types of social problems in a white supremacy society. The historian J.A. Rogers (1880-1966) has found that these interracial relationships run deep into the historical and modern civilizations anthropological dynamics, the DNA strained of African blood has touched the entire planet. No, other so-called African American historian had gone to these great lengths to document just how far reaching the Negroid linage and human sexuality have played in the history of European, Asians, and in the Americas and their ethnic and racial kinship to the Blackmoors who have racially impacted every nation's culture and history; in which Rogers tediously and meticulous go through ancestral records and historical genealogy by delving into human phenotypes to arrived at proven how wide spread and extensive were the African descendants. His voluminous books titled, Sex and Race that exposes some of racial kinship that has been systematically covered up and the history will literally shock you—I called his research as being the impetus of unlocking unknown global sexuality of black history historical facts, but this is a subject for another time.

I will intentionally digress a bit, but hopefully you all as my readers will eventually see the interconnectedness of my thought patterns; this article main theme was constructed to be a brief overview of some of our black historians whom I deemed important and those who made tremendous contributions to our struggle and I found none more deserving to be mentioned than Joel Augusta Rogers. This nation, the land (and all the U.S. territories) and the resources will always rightfully belong to the original Native Americans and their descendants along with our Moorish ancestors and those Africans who came to America before Columbus according to Dr. John Henrik Clarke (1915-1998) in his book titled, Christopher Columbus and The African Holocaust.

Manhattan Island in New York and the entire Hudson River geographical region was once sacred Native American lands and were part of sacred burial grounds for African Americans and Native Americans. There exist indigenous ancestral spirits rooted in the Gods of vengeance hanging of over New York.  Rhode Island was the greatest slave port in the Western Hemisphere; perhaps like many of you, I once believed that Charleston , South Carolina and Jamestown, Virginia were the two infamous slave capitols of the United States; I was wrong because my research took me to Rhode Island in which more African slaves were imported into this North East slave port) that generational curses have been invoked on New York because of the unjust and unresolved crime; this curse has ‘Karmacilly’ been transferred to the present occupiers who left a trail of blood that sunk into the soil and waterways 500-600 years ago and many of those bodies never received a proper traditional custom burial—it produced traveling spirits. They defiled this territory be erecting the secular structures of the neo Babel Towers called the twin towers or the World Trade Center that sat in spiritual contradiction and outside the spirits geopolitical and the sacred geometry that was defined by the stars and the Gods of the indigenous people decided that they no longer would occupy that space. I am willing to bet you that 9/11 Commission Report did not consider the spiritual causes of what occurred on September 11, 2001.  

They blamed Muslims and radical extremist Islamic terrorist for this devastation, but unless you understood indigenous rites and folklore (even what I am saying and writing now still might be over some people’s heads) this type of phenomenon is not coincidental and is only part of the negative global energy that constantly insures universal balance but those in power have created an universal imbalance; they begin to invoke this energy over 6,000 years ago. 

The indigenous people blood is still warmly flowing as invisible energy and is being kept alive by unknown universal forces and was activated when the two tallest buildings in New York came tumbling down. The Native Americans created an energy invoked by the ancient Gods of fire, but beneath the twin towers on that day, it was an earthquake (that was activated below the earth and where those buildings set, the impact was prescribed to be no further than that indigenous crime scene) that was controlled by spiritual forces above and beneath, the world's capitol of Global monetary deceit. The World Trade Center and 9/11 was not really a terrorist attack; there was an energy that was released through human form in which the universe ordered the deadly destruction of 9/11; the invisible immortal beings their souls are constantly being disturbed and their spirits have never been put to rest and what you witnessed was the embodied spirit of Ancient indigenous Native Americans revisiting with deadly force.

The so-called Arabs who have in modern racial indexing are classified as Semitic people, but the original Arabs from Oman and Yemen were of Negroid lineages in which sixteen of the so-called would be 9/11 attackers were from Saudi Arabia—these Negroid Astatics are the distant DNA ancestral of the same people who crossed the Bering Strait over 16,000 years ago. They have no relationship with the Indo-Europeans whom arrived much later, these people even predated the  Grimaldi man in Europe and Asia (west Asia); Runoko Rashidi (a student of Ivan Van Sertima, the author of They Came Before Columbus), in his works African Presence in Early Asia, bears witness to this history.

The Natives who migrated to the North American continent were direct descendants of the people who presently occupy the land classified as Mongolia (the original Mongols and Ancient Black China: The Mongols, Zhou, Ainu, Jomon, and Huns were a people that had varied skin colors and hues that ranged from red like pigmentation to dark black skin with thick lips and broad noses with kinky hair; but a large majority of the ancient Mongolians had skin colors that were jet black or blue-black (white social scientists have attempted to classify the human race into three categories Negroid, Mongoloid, and Caucasoid these human genetic classifications are artificial and serve to disconnect the original man from his anthropological and archeological ancestry. If you desire further genetic and anthropology evidence, I refer you to visited the people in South Africa called the Khosian people who have an Asian look and you will immediately see our biological kinship with our distance Mongolian and Asian ancestral lineages. These systems of genetic human sociological groupings are meant and designed to fragment black indigenous people who once occupied the entire planet. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad asked the question, 'who is the original man?' His answer: "The Astatic black man, the maker, the owner, cream of the planet earth, father of civilization, God of the Universe".

Some of the Mongolians who lived in the upper most region of the rugged mountains had yellowish like skin (who resembled the modern Chinese and Japanese) more akin to Genghis Khan and would have looked more like the modern Asians, in particular the Chinese—these people were direct linkages to the Eskimos or the Alaskan Inupiat people who are the direct descendants of the Native Americans who populated North and South America. Joel Augusta Rogers who authored a number of books that traces the African genetic and biological presences on all the continents from Europe to Asia and down to the indigenous people of the Americas; (Roger's scholarship by far makes the case that the original man was the black man).

For example, their pseudo-racial indexing of Black Africans from Somali, Eritre, Ethiopia, Zanzibar  and Egypt and most of North Africa and the so-called Middle East nations are considered white and Caucasoid and certain Semitic Africans would be classified as white as well; so when they find it intellectually convenient, they turn black skinned Africans in Caucasians, which to justify racist inspired anthropology. This is what Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop was challenging in many of his works in dismantling anthropological racism in his books:  Nations nègres et culture: De l'antiquité nègre égyptienne aux problèmes culturels, Civilization or Barbarism and African Origin of Civilization Myth or Reality our scholars have always been in a battle against intellectual white supremacy models ,

Minister Malcolm X (1925-1965) while minister and National Spokesman of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) and Temple number 7 in Harlem, New York on 116th Street and Lennox Avenue; I was told that a lot of the black nationalists scholars and activist would gather at Lewis Michaux (1895-1976) African National Memorial Black Liberation Book Store where lively debates that involved the redefining of African History, which included discussions ranging from black Islam advocated by the black Muslims to black nationalism and Pan Africanism, as well as discussions on the applicability and culture relevance of Marxists socialist theories in the 1960s black liberation struggle. But books and information were important to all of those who had embraced the movement. These young black revolutionaries were studying CLR James book titled, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution  and Frantz Fanon book titled, The Wretched of the Earth, others had ventured into trying to understand Marx's book titled, Das Kapital and the necessity of putting forth class based analysis in which they viewed was more of an antagonistic contradiction than race. Malcolm X had tremendous respect for Roger's commitment to uncovering unknown facts about the Negro and as minister, he would often be heard quoting from the works of J.A. Rogers. I remember being given a copy of his small, but most powerful book titled, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro; this little book inspired me in desiring to wanting to know more about African Civilizations. I immediately came to understand how Chattel Slavery had such a devastating affect on destroying our connection to our history, culture and heritage. It has left us as a handicapped people because, it systematically robbed us of our land, names, God, religion, which made us blind, deaf and dumb to the knowledge of self—this was one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity and 400 years later we are still suffering from this crime.

J.A. Roger explored human genetics, anthropology, archeology, ancient architecture, sociology and located African DNA scattered and dispersed throughout world civilizations and Africans had made immense contributions throughout human history, but do to white supremacy, our contributions have been either deleted or minimized by the intellectual racism of western society. Rogers’ and his work does not get the credit for his contributions in documenting African contribution to world civilizations; the white controlled world of academia played up the black bourgeoisie historians such as the late Dr. John Hope Franklin (1915-2009) who authored one of the most widely read black history text books ever written on African American history titled, From Slavery to Freedom, the status quo deemed his research as being safe and they name buildings after these type Negro academicians; Duke University is one of the most prestigious white universities in the United States of America and they have named a building on campus dedicated to their professor emeritus Dr. Franklin called the John Franklin Center for International and Interdisciplinary Study. But laymen historians such as J.A. Rogers will never get a building named after him, they have chosen to write this black scholar out of history, because his scholarship was to controversial and provocative and he was before his time.

Rogers’work and research predated the Black Power movement and the Afrocentric movement (his work gave inspiration to many young militants and black radicals during the 1960s and 1970s). Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Chancellor Williams, John G. Jackson, Yosef A.A. Jochannan, William Leo Hansberry etc., all of them owe a debt of scholarly gratitude to J.A. Rogers. He authored a number of books in which my favorite was a three volume set titled, Sex and Race, World's Great Men of Color and Nature Knows No Color Line. He was a contemporary of the great Historian W.E.B Dubois who was the first African American to earn a doctorate degree in history from Harvard University in 1895 in which he was a highly trained social-historian who authored a number of books such as The World and AfricaThe Souls of Black Folk, The Suppression of the African Slave Trade, and The Philadelphia Negro, etc., and in 1900 called the first Pan-African National Conference meeting, but Dubois had a contentious relationship with the Pan-Africanist and Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey (1887-1945).

Garvey who was a Jamaican born immigrant from Saint Ann's Bey that was inspired by Booker T. Washington’s (1856-1915) life struggle to attain parity for blacks in the south and north in which he illustrated his life in his autobiography titled, Up From Slavery, Washington’s beliefs in technical and vocational training and the building of Tuskegee Institute was so inspiring to Garvey that he came to America to meet Washington, but upon his arrival Washington had died in 1915, a year before his arrival. I do not think Garvey shared in Washington’s conservative and non-confrontational political views on race and on accommodation and integration (Garvey was clear about race, he said race first), but Washington’s economic bootstrap teachings resonated with Garvey’s vision of economic self-sufficiency for Africans living in America and around the world—Garvey’s Black Star Line enterprises (which included the purchasing of ships in order to enter into international trade with Africa and the entire black world) were rooted deep in Booker T. Washington’s views on ‘casting your buckets down where you are’ staying connected to land and farming—providing your own economy and Washington did not allow his worldview to be dominated by racial and civil rights politics and of course he caught a lot of negative criticism from black people and black leaders of his day.

Washington delivered one of his most controversial speeches in 1895 called the The Atlanta Exposition” speech in which Dubois called the “Atlanta Compromise”. Dubois felt this speech became the epitome of Washington’s apologist and apolitical accommodation views for slavery and black oppression that had been committed historically against black people. Washington was Dubois nemesis and perhaps he disliked Garvey (not only because of his brand of Pan Africanism and his African physical features). But because of his liken for the so-called ‘Uncle Tom’ Booker T. Washington; let me be clear to my readers, it took me years to reevaluate Washington and I have come to accept that he was right about a lot of things and now I see more credibility in his political and economic strategies. Both Garvey and Washington shared the value of vocational training and Garvey like Washington thought this would be the best path to gaining blacks political, economic and social justice (ownership and doing-something for-ourselves).

I think Dubois criticisms of Garvey was reactionary and he never attempted to work with Garvey—they both believed in Pan Africanism, but I think where they differed was that Garvey’s Pan-Africanism was undergirded with strict black nationalism principles and tentacles; in particular black land ownership and physically linking up with African nations such as Liberia and creating a transmigration movement back to Africa. Although, Dubois vacillated between various forms of communist theories and integrationist theories, but he was committed to Pan Africanism (but from an integrationist perspective and Garvey view of Pan Africanism was rooted in black nationalism separation) and yet Dubois believed in the importance of the unification of African people who were scattered throughout the Diaspora and he recognized the importance of all African people uniting politically, economically and socially. Marcus Garvey stated ‘Africa for the Africans at home and abroad’; Amy Jacques Garvey book on Garvey titled, Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey  and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (founded in 1916) were totally committed to a form of black nationalism, which was steeped in African culture and reclaiming a lost history; Garvey looked around and noticed that every other people had a nation and he asked the question, where is the black man’s land and nation? He said he did not see one so he would build one. 

Woodson and Dubois had acquired an Ivy league university education and training at Harvard University and Woodson had evolved into social-history and is famously recognize for being the founder of the research organization named the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Founder of Black History week in 1926 and authored his most famous book titled, The Mis-education of the Negro first published in 1933. Woodson also use to write as a contributor to Marcus Garvey's magazine titled, the "Negro World". All of these great men were contemporaries Rogers, Woodson, Dubois, Garvey, Hansberry, etc. 

J.A. Roger's published a small powerful book titled, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro ,but Roger's works for many year were dismissed by mainstream black and white scholars as pseudo scholarship, because he was not a so-called trained historian of not having a university education. Yet, all his works in my opinion were well cited and he gave primary and secondary sources and had a sense of rigorous evidentiary documentation, but most academically trained historians are trained to cite extensive footnotes and endnotes and a bibliography this writing formality somehow lends credibility and acceptability from peer reviews in which this make them into being good scholars. I do not think so. So J.A. Rogers and his research never received the wide acceptability that it deserved because he didn't have a Ph.D, it wasn't until after his death in 1966, that a new generation of scholars started in the 1980s begin to renew interest in Roger's work. This led to Afrocentric writers and scholars such as Dr. Leonard Jefferies, Dr. Tony Martin, Dr. James Smalls, Amos Wilson, Dr. Molefi Asante, Asa Hillard, Mualana Karenga, Frances Cress Welsing, Dr. Naim Akbar, Cheikh Anta Diop, Ivan Van Sertima, etc., these black scholars were standing squarely on the should of J.A. Rogers.

They like Rogers forced white academia to reconsider African civilization in the discussion of a people's contribution to humanity. Caucasian scholars like Martin Bernal who authored the book Black Athena, many African centered scholars condemned Bernal for not going further enough in his thesis relative to the Egyptian or Kemetic influence on Ancient Greece civilizations, but I appreciated this white scholars having the audacity to somewhat depart from the Eurocentric worldview and offered a new insight into verifying what the Afrocentric scholars had researched and put forth the argument that ancient Egypt was Nubian and they had a huge influence on Greek civilization; no one exposed this better than George G.M. James in monumental work first published in 1954 titled, Stolen Legacy.  I was almost kicked out of my major because I challenged the professors about my right to cite Rogers’ work as legitimate history and I was ridiculed by them and one professor flunked me for refusing to stop quoting and citing J.A. Rogers’ works.

They tried to demote his work to sensationalized journalism, but none of them had a written a body of work comparable to his scholarship. Rogers research led to finding African blood in every civilization, we were their as part of a pure African and/or as mixed mulatto and miscegenated bloodline in France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Russian, India, and the far east, etc., who were part of the ancestral lines of European royal families and some of this African blood according to Rogers in the world of intellectual white supremacy these African ethnic lines were often documented as white.  But Rogers’ research uncovered that African blood ran deep in Europe even before Hannibal crossed the Alps and before the Moors arrived 711 A.D. (I am not referring to no Arabs and Berbers these are a Johnny-come-late people), I am referring to jet black Nubian Africans—just look at the Iberian Peninsula of Spain and Portugal, you still can see the African bloodline presences in the dark skinned and kinky hair of the Portuguese and the Spaniards. The African blood also runs deep on the island of Sicily and Malta, the kinky haired and dark skinned Greeks and Italians are all evidence of miscegenation of African blood. These findings by Rogers upset and upstaged how intellectual white supremacy was structured because many of the scientific, military, Catholic popes, European emperors, inventers, statesmen, etc., had Negroid blood flowing throw their veins. Black people, we all owe this scholar a debt of gratitude. I challenge you all during this month of Black History to go back and purchase and read one of the greatest black scholars of all time J.A. Rogers.  

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 


ZK Green said...

Good morning,

As a woman of color, and a soul who is on a path and journey, I find your pieces imbued with realness, philosophy, and spirituality. The realness, philosophy and spirituality is geared toward our BLACKNESS. My mind and soul is uplifted after reading your work.

Again, keep up the good work. I will continue to visit your site.

BTW: I'm an author. I'm in the process of completing my first novel. Many of the topics you write about, I focus on in my novel as well.


Peace: Thank you Sister ZK Green for reaching out to me again and most of all thank you for your words of up-liftment. It is these types of comments that continue to give me good positive inspiration to go forward and allowing myself to be an enlightened being and serve as a vessel to be used in whatever direction the Supreme Being chooses in my quest to work and labor on behalf of my people.

Remember this my sister, writing is a journey, it will take you down straight roads and roads that will possess many twist and turns and; moreover in the process there will be peaks and valleys. The process is part literary and part spiritual, but these are spaces that you will constantly find yourself relegated.

Sometimes you will be led to enact many revisions and edited manuscripts, because you will be constantly being led by higher energy sources towards literary perfection. Plots are evolutionary and work in progress. Patience is a literary key to success and achieving the thought outcomes you desire for yourself and your potential reading audience and it will surprise you how the pieces starts to come together and will even come from strange places, if you are patient.

Once you hear this or see this, you will jump up and start shouting in jubilation because the knowledge and piece you were perhaps looking has revealed itself to you (some around you might not understand your emotions but look at it as having received a revelation—trust me this will occur).

I wish you much success in your literary journey and pray that the Supreme Being continue to bless you in mind, body and spirit. I will continue to shed light on the black and African experience by his permission.

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

Ishma-El Muhammad Bey said...

Islam & PEACE


Peace, thank you for the comments. Perhaps you have not read my Blogs to imply that I do not understand the equation and question of nationality.

We have to move beyond these type arguments and become proactive in moving us towards claiming our rightful nationality (beyond the rehotric). So how do you suggest in a legal and practical way that we create a collective national sovereignty?

Thus, are you prepared and others prepared to petition the United Nations (which will entails charging the United States Government and other European powers with war crimes against humanity) and wage the legal defense from the jurisprudence side and work to acquire the monetary resources to wage this monumental legal battle.

This will entail a defense that will tear at the very core and root of the United States Constitution and cause for having some of the best legal minds to frame this argument, which will involve reinterpreting the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment (this will lead to relinquishing the 'American' nationality and debunking the citizenship classification status) and overturning the Dred Scott decision.

I think that many come up with these loose nationality theories are short on solutions, but I would rather for you to provide me with the workable plan for moving beyond your resistance to 'black' and 'African'. I totally understand the entire nationality argument.

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