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  • Fashions Unique 5:08 pm on March 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aviation, current-events, human-rights, libya, politics, transportation   

    THE CIPHER…(CHAPTER VII) 

    THE SUN IS SETTING WITH A DEEPLY ORANGE TINGE GIVING INDICATION OF THE BARELY BEARABLE TEMPERATURES IT HAS BEEN EMITTING UPON THE EARTH FOR THE PAST WEEK.  THE YARD IS VERY ACTIVE.  EVERYONE IS OCCUPIED WITH SOMETHING.  THERE ARE THOSE PLAYING BASKETBALL, SPADES,SOCCER,AND LIFTING WEIGHTS. EVEN THE RAPPERS ARE RECITING THEIR VERSES TO THE HUMAN SYNCOPATED BEAT MADE BY THE MOUTH AND CHEST.  BUT KARIMBE’S EYES ARE VERY MUCH ALERT TO EVERY MOVEMENT.  HIS EARS ARE PICKING UP EVERY SOUND AS HE MAKES HIS WAY TO THE MEETING.  HOWEVER, HE FOUND A MOMENT TO STOP AND BRIEFLY LISTEN TO ONE OF THE RAPPERS.

    WHEN THE REVOLUTION COMES.  SOME OF US WILL PROBABLY CATCH IT ON T.V. WITH CHICKEN HANGING FROM OUR MOUTHS.  YOU’LL KNOW IT’S A REVOLUTION BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO COMMERCIALS.

    WHEN THE REVOLUTION COMES…

    WHEN THE REVOLUTION COMES…

    PREACHER PIMPS WILL SPLITS THE SCENE WITH COMMUNION WINE STUCK IN THEIR BACK POCKETS…FAGGOTS WON’T BE SO FUNNY THEN, AND JUNKIES WILL QUIT THEIR NOD AND WAKE UP WHEN THE REVOLUTION COMES.

    KARIMBE SMILED AS HE CONTINUED ON

    WHEN KARIMBE APPROACHED THE WAITING MEMBERS, HE GREETED THE INKOTANYI(THE INDEFATIGABLE ONES), THE SECURITY WITH THE MOZAMBIQUE SALUTATION…SELAM NNA WADADA(PEACE & LOVE).

    UPON SEEING HIS ENTRY, UMOJA CALLS THE MEETING TO ORDER, AND KARIMBE TAKES HIS PLACE AT THE FRONT.

    MWEUSI MTU, KARIMBE (BLACK MAN, WELCOME).

    KARYBY, KARIMBE…THEY RESPONDED.

    I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT THE MBWEHAS HAVES STRUCK AGAIN.  THEY HAVE TAKEN DOWN ANOTHER OF OUR YOUTH.  THIS IS NOT GOOD.

    THE REASON THEY FEEL PERMITTED TO COMMIT SUCH ACTS IS BECAUSE WE ARE TOO DIVIDED AS A PEOPLE.

    WE MUST ELIMINATE DISCRIMINATION AMONGST OURSELVES.  SECULAR THOUGHT, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR IN AMERIKA, IS SELF DEFEATING AND COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE.  WE MUST ADOPT AND ADVOCATE A MORE NATIONALISTIC APPROACH BUT MORE SO IN A NON-TRADITIONAL METHOD.

    I ASK YOU, NDUGUS…HOW CAN WE EXPECT TO EFFECTIVELY ENAMEL AND PREPARE OUR CHILDREN TO RESPOND CONSTRUCTIVELY TO BEING CALLED—“NIGGER”, AND RESPOND INTELLIGENTLY WHEN A PROFESSOR, OR ANYONE ELSE SAY, AFRICANS AND OR AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE MADE NO SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO CIVILIZATION, IF NOT BY KNOWING OUR NATURAL HISTORY?

    HOW CAN WE EXPECT TO ACHIEVE UNITY, THE PREREQUISITE TO EMPOWERMENT, IF NOT BY SHARING OUR NATURAL HISTORY?

    I TELL YOU, PRESERVATION OF BLACK CULTURAL INTEGRITY, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF BLACK CULTURAL DISTINCTIVENESS.  THESE TWO ELEMENTS OF BLACK NATIONALISM ARE INDISPENSABLE FOR A PROGRESSIVE BLACK POLITICKS.

    WHILE KARIMBE WAS SPEAKING TO THE GROUP, HE WAS BEING WATCHED FROM A TOWER ACROSS THE YARD.

    NDUGUS…BLACK NATIONALISM IS THE BELIEF THAT BLACK PEOPLE SHARE A COMMON CULTURE AND WORLD VIEW.  HAVE A COMMON DESTINY AND HAVE HAD A COMMON EXPERIENCE; SLAVERY,OPPRESSION, COLONIALISM, AND EXPLOITATION.  RACIAL SOLIDARITY IS PERHAPS THE MOST BASIC FORM OF BLACK NATIONALISM.  PRESUMING NO MOVEMENT, PROGRAM, OR IDEOLOGY, IT IS SIMPLY A FEELING THAT BLACK PEOPLE, BECAUSE OF THEIR COMMON DESCENT, COLOR, AND CONDITION, SHOULD ACT IN UNISON.  A HIGHER AND DIFFERENT LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS IS CULTURAL NATIONALISM, THE VIEW THAT ALL BLACK PEOPLE SHARE A COMMON LIFESTYLE, AESTHETIC, AND WORLD VIEW, OFTEN EXPRESSED IN A DISTINCTIVELY BLACK IDIOM IN LITERATURE, ART, OR MUSIC.  RELIGIOUS NATIONALISM, A SPECIFIC COMPONENT OF CULTURAL NATIONALISM IS THE BELIEF IN A SPECIAL BLACK RELIGIOUS COSMOLOGY, INCLUDING THE IDEA THAT THE DEITY IS BLACK. THE HIGHEST EXPRESSION AND FORM OF BLACK NATIONALISM IS PAN-AFRICANISM.  IN ITS BROADEST SENSE PAN-AFRICANISM IS THE BELIEF THAT AFRICAN PEOPLES SHARE A COMMUNITY OF INTERESTS.  WHETHER THEY ARE IN JAMAICA, BARBADOS, THE UNITED STATES, UGANDA, NIGERIA, SWEDEN, OR SPAIN, BLACKS MUST UNITE IN A COMMON STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION.

    NDUGUS, THIS IS NOT A WORLD IN WHICH THE WEAK, THE IGNORANT, NOR THE FAINT-HEARTED CAN EXPECT TO SURVIVE WITH DIGNITY INTACT.  SO, WE MUST TAKE AN UP FRONT POSITION AND MAKE A POINT BLANK DECISION.

    ON THAT NOTE, I”LL END BY SAYING, TO REJUVENATE OUR CONSTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR, WE SIMPLY HAVE TO RECLAIM OUR NATURAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE AND INCORPORATE IT INTO OUR DAILY LIVES.

    JAMAA YANGU!

    JAMAA YANGU!  THE GROUP RESPONDS.

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  • Fashions Unique 11:44 pm on December 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Babylonian captivity, , black jews, Cain Hope Felder, Cushi, egyptian bondage, human-rights, Jesu, Merriam-Webster, Moses, Old Testament, principalities and powers, ,   

    A (One) Truth 

    “You want answers? I want the truth.. You can’t handle the truth!!!”

    Yesterday a friend of mine quoted the above interaction from A Few Good Men. But it begs the question; Do people actually want the ‘truth’?

    Let’s define truth:

    Merriam-Webster:

    2

    a (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality.

    Now that we have a frame of reference, let’s pose the following questions:

    1. Why do Black churches and others within Black religious traditions give allegiance to biblical faith and witness?
    2. What biblical references allude to the existence of Black Jews before Jesus Christ?

    The answer to the first question is simple. “…because their own experiences seem to be depicted in the Bible. Many of the biblical stories reflect the existential reality  of the “Black Story” in an environment typically hostile to the interests  Blacks attaining their full sense of human potential.” (Cain Hope Felder, Troubling Biblical Waters). To piggy-back on Professor Felder, the Bible was the only thing given to Blacks where they could find similar struggles to theirs.

    In the Bible they have found ancient symbols of their predicament: the saga of Egyptian bondage, the devastation of Assyrian invasions, the deportation into Babylonian captivity, and the bedevilment of principalities and powers of the present age. Blacks have consequently developed an “experiential sympathy” with much of the Bible, which in turn, receives their reverent attention as quite literally the revealed Word of God.

    Regarding the biblical references of Black Jewish existence, we merely need to study Gen. 10, the family of Ham(Hot) and his descendants. By investigating this particular chapter you will find that many of the blemished characters in the Bible are generally connected to lineage of people of color in their blood line.

    Despite the reluctance of Euro-American or Ashkenazic Jewish scholars to attribute much significance to explicit references or allusions to Blacks in the Old Testament, such mentions are instructive. There is an impressive array of Black people in the Old Testament, beginning with those in Gen.9 & 10 or 1 Chron. 1: Hagar, from Egypt(Gen.16:1); the Cushite wife of Moses in Num. 21:1; Jer. 38:7 and 39:16; Isa. 37:9; perhaps even Zephaniah, the son of Cushi(Zeph.2:12, 3:10), to name a few.

    What truly  puzzles me is how many Black people attest to the oldest person on earth to be from the continent of Africa, but at the same time support the biblical depiction of Shem (Semi[tes], mixed) as being the progenitors of mankind. There seems to be a contradiction in these positions.

    If we truly want the truth, then it is incumbent upon us to perform the required research into matters that will reveal the truth instead of merely accepting the indoctrination of Western academia. Even most of the clergy have performed some degree of scholarly work.

    I am interested in hearing what you have to say. In the meantime,I will leave you with the words of I.M. Nur:

    “...when one accepts lies as truths, this affects his or her notion of reality,
    which inevitably causes incorrect conclusions to form in the mind. These
    conclusions, consciously and unconsciously, affect and filter our beliefs about
    the nature and order of things in creation. Such untruths necessarily shape a
    people’s belief about the alternatives that they should consider when dealing

    with their contemporary problems. Lies also limit the actions a people might
    choose to take in response to their oppression. Also, lies have a definite
    influence on the type of world an oppressed people will choose to support, as
    well as the resulting relationships they will have with family, friends,
    neighbors, and with their enemy. In short, the beliefs a person or a people
    hold as truths directly affect all of their social interactions. Though truth
    is ‘a common thing,’ the lies another people have replaced with truth now seem
    just as ‘common’ to us, especially when we continue to ignore logical
    connections.”

    I.M. Nur
    The Meaning of Blackness

     
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