A Collection of Proverbs for African-Nationalist Conflict-Resolution

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“The seed includes all the possibilities of the tree.
The seed will develop these possibilities, however, only if it receives corresponding energies from the sky.” — African Proverb

Conflict between true African-Nationalists is a rarity; yet it is possible. Therefore African-Nationalists, particularly African-Nationalist leadership, need a tool to resolve conflicts. Our ancestors and ankobia have provided the wisdom. In the African Blood Siblings, if the conflicting individuals are unable to come to a resolution, the leadership must. The leader informs the membership of the conflict, shares in advance the following proverbs, formulates questions instrumental to the strategic advantages at stake and deliberates, with the membership, on resolving the conflict, ultimately judging the situation to advance our global restoration. Should a resolution entail the loss of a member, all members should be informed as to the justification, its relevance, its impact and its importance. All leaders are expected to strategically judge and effectively communicate the strategy upon request.

Too many African-Nationalist Organizations were destroyed internally. With faith, the African Blood Siblings presents this collection of proverbs to the world, in support of the strengthening of our institutions and other institutions at home and abroad.

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A Collection of Proverbs for African-Nationalist Conflict-Resolution
By Onitaset Kumat

“Race, Nation, Family, Community First.” — Onitaset Kumat

“What reveals itself to me ceases to be mysterious―for me alone: if I unveil it to anyone else, he hears mere words which betray the living sense: Profanation, but never revelation.” — African Proverb

“A counselor who understands proverbs soon sets difficult matters aright.” — African Proverb

“No discussion can throw light if it wanders from the real point.” — African Proverb

“I did not choose my community (society/race); it is the community that chose me by giving birth to me/by bringing me where I am. The community has responsibilities to me as I have responsibilities vis-a-vis to it. Discrimination is a disease.” — African Proverb

“Hold a true friend with both hands” — African Proverb

“Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.” — Marcus Garvey

“An ignorant man is always a slave.” — African Proverb

“The events which transpired five thousand years ago; Five years ago or five minutes ago, have determined what will happen five minutes from now; five years From now or five thousand years from now. All history is a current event.” — John Henrik Clarke

“Lies, however numerous, will be caught by truth when it rises up. The voice of truth is easily known.” — African Proverb

“Covet no land or riches that the Supreme Being does not naturally grant you.” – Brother G

“Whoever works without knowledge works uselessly.” — African Proverb

“I would never be of any service to anyone as a slave.” — Nat Turner(?)

“Be courageous if you would be true. Truth and courage go together.” — African Proverb

“When there is no enemy within the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” — African Proverb

“When you don’t know when you have been spit on, it does not matter too much what else you think you know.” — Ruth Shays

“To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better.” — African Proverb

“If you want to know the end, look at the beginning.” — African Proverb

“You had better all die–die immediately, than live slaves, and entail your wretchedness upon your posterity.” — Henry Highland Garnet

“The cane used to beat the senior wife is waiting patiently for the junior wife.” — African Proverb

“When you were born she (your mother) made herself really your slave; the most menial tasks did not dishearten her to the point of making her say: why do I need to do this? When you went to school for your lessons, she sat near your master, bringing every day the bread and the beer of the household. And now that you are grown up, that you are marrying and founding, in turn, a family, always remember the care your mother devoted to you, so that she has nothing for which she can reproach you and does not raise her arms to God in malediction, for God would answer her prayers.” — African Proverb

“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Hawks go away for the nesting season and fools think they have gone forever.” — African Proverb

“A matter dealt with gently is sure to prosper, But a matter dealt with violently causes vexation.” — African Proverb

“Instead of us airing our differences in public, we have to realize we’re all the same family. And when you have a family squabble, you don’t get out on the sidewalk. If you do, everybody calls you uncouth, unrefined, uncivilized, savage. If you don’t make it at home, you settle it at home; you get in the closet ― argue it out behind closed doors. And then when you come out on the street, you pose a common front, a united front.” — Malcolm X

“Anger does nobody good,
But patience is the father of kindness.
Anger draws arrows from the quiver,
But good words draw kola-nuts from the bag.” — African Proverb

“…education has but one honorable purpose, one alone, everything else is a waste of time……that is to train the student to be a proper handler of power.” — John Henrik Clarke

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blow, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” –Frederick Douglass

“If you do leave the principles of the community system, you become an errant and a deviant. The loss of one’s own rights of belonging to a community (society/nation) is maybe more harmful than an imprisonment for life.” — African Proverb

“When you teach a boy, you teach a person; but when you teach a girl, you educate a nation.” — African Proverb

“The family is like the forest, if you are outside it is dense, if you are inside you see that each tree has its own position” — African Proverb

“The Negroes, however, will not advance far if they continue to waste their energy abusing those who misdirect and exploit them. The exploiters of the race are not so much at fault as the race itself. If Negroes persist in permitting themselves to be handled in this fashion they will always find some one at hand to impose upon them. The matter is one which rests largely with the Negroes themselves. The race will free itself from exploiters just as soon as it decides to do so. No one else can accomplish this task for the race. It must plan and do for itself.” — Carter G. Woodson

“Do not repair another man’s fence until you have seen to your own.” — African Proverb

“There is no medicine for hate.” — African Proverb

“Within the community there are all alliances: community righteousness, marriage alliances, affiliation, friendship, relationship; there is no antagonism. It is pleasant to live within a community, for in the community, in the African concept, indeed your pain and pleasure are shared, your joys are doubled, even tripled. The community, your community as well as my community, is your place of joy, love and life.” — African Proverb

“He who injures another brings injury upon himself.” — African Proverb

“Hate the evil which a man does but do not hate the man himself.” — African Proverb

“He is a heathen who bears malice.” — African Proverb

“Seek to be part of a brotherhood, sisterhood, or group, for we accomplish more together than alone.” — Brother G

“Those who make or accumulate their wealth by robbing, exploiting, and plundering the innocent, ignorant, and helpless of humanity, are worse than murderers and hardened criminals; they are fiends, and should be outlawed and ostracized from society, caring not how munificent their after gifts and philanthropy to care for those they have already morally destroyed or harmed.” — Marcus Garvey

“The community is not hostile to a stranger. The community welcomes all human beings as long as they do not dare to interfere with its basic social practices/principles.” — African Proverb

“When the rat laughs at the cat, there is a hole.
The rat has no power to call the cat to account.
The rat does not go to sleep in the cat’s bed.” — African Proverb

“The evil doer is ever anxious.” — African Proverb

“Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular – but one must take it simply because it is right.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you love yourself others will hate you;
If you humble yourself others will love you.” — African Proverb

“The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.” — Marcus Garvey

“The greatest weapon the colonial powers have used in the past against our people has always been his ability to divide and conquer. If I take my hand and slap you, it might sting you because these digits are separated. But all I have to do to put you back in your place is bring those digits together.” — Malcolm X

“When the fox dies fowls do not mourn.” — African Proverb

“It is unfortunate that we should find ourselves at this time the only disorganized group. Others have had the advantage of organization for centuries, so what seems to them unnecessary from a racial point of view becomes necessary to us, who have had to labor all along under the disadvantage of being scattered without a racial aim or purpose.” — Marcus Garvey

“He who goes with a wolf will learn to howl.” — African Proverb

“Every man’s character is good to his own eyes.” — African Proverb

“A person who puts the interest of the individual before the interest of the group can be bought. Get rid of them.” — Ramisous

“Disobedience is the father of insolence.” — African Proverb

“African people need to stop shouting ‘nationtime’ until they are clear about the responsibilities of running a nation.” — John Henrik Clarke

“Freedom should ever be potent to repeal and annul the decrees of oppression, and repel the oppressor. The instant a person is claimed as a slave, that moment he should strike down the claimant. The natural rights of man are the faculties of option, heaven bequeathed, and endowed by God, our common Father, as essential to our being, which alone distinguishes us from the brute. The authority of the slaveholder ceases the moment that the impulse of the slave demands his freedom, and by virtue of this divine attribute, every black is as free as the whites in Cuba, and I will resist this night, and henceforth every attempt at infringement on my inherent privileges.” — Martin Delany

“In worshiping one’s own wealth one loses rights and social enjoyment of his/her community. Mûntu, the human being, is fundamentally a social being and, as such, his assumed private rights are very meaningless before the social and collective rights. A shared wealth procures more internal happiness.” — African Proverb

“You condemn on hearsay evidence alone, your sins increase.” — African Proverb

“It is not proper for those living near the riverbank to wash their hands with saliva.” — African Proverb

“A man’s disposition is like a mark in a stone, no one can efface it.” — African Proverb

“The maintenance of Order in our bodies, our spirits, our culture, our society, our lives as Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut is absolutely dependent on us embracing Divine Hate just as strongly and equally as we embrace Divine Law (Love).” — Odwirafo

“When the community leadership looses its direction, the community is oppressed. There is only the leadership and its direction that should be blamed in any social, economic or political crisis. One spits only at the leader.” — African Proverb

“Charity is the father of sacrifice.” — African Proverb

“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.” — Maya Angelou

“The Negro in his present plight, however, does not see possibilities until it is too late. He exercises much “hindsight,” and for that reason he loses ground in the hotly contested battles of life. The Negro as a rule waits until a thing happens before he tries to avert it. He is too much like a man whom the author once saw knocked down in a physical combat. Instead of dodging the blow when it was being dealt he arose from his prostration dodging it.” — Carter G. Woodson

“He who waits for a chance may wait for a year.” — African Proverb

“He who forgives ends the quarrel.” — African Proverb

“Have no tolerance for evil and injustice, so that you will forever be known as blameless.” — Brother G

“Boasting at home is not valor; parade is not battle; when war comes the brave will be known.” — African Proverb

“It is vain that we talk of being men, if we do not the work of men. We must become valuable to society in other departments of industry than those servile ones from which we are rapidly being excluded. We must show that we can do as well as they. When we can build as well as live in houses; when we can make as well as wear shoes; when we can produce as well as consume wheat, corn and rye―then we shall become valuable to society.

“Society is a hard-hearted affair. With it the helpless may expect no higher dignity than that of paupers. The individual must lay society under obligation to him or society will honor him only as a stranger and sojourner.” — Frederick Douglass

“Patience is the best of qualities; he who possesses it has all things.” — African Proverb

“If one does good, God will interpret it to him for good.” — African Proverb

“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“The coming year is not out of sight, let us be up and work.” — African Proverb

“Holding your tongue only gets your hand messy.” — Onitaset Kumat

“Malice is consuming. Malice and misguided frustration creates a low vibration. However, Hate is effortless. Hate is light. To reject/hate disorder is to free your spirit from its burden. Your immune system destroying cancerous cells is not burdening you—it is freeing you….” — Odwirafo

“There are three friends in this world–courage, sense, and insight.” — African Proverb

“A person prepared beforehand is better than after reflection.” — African Proverb

“The day on which one starts is not the time to commence one’s preparation.” — African Proverb

“Nobody is twice a dunce.” — African Proverb

“The community leader is a dog’s head; everybody knocks upon it. One only spits at the leader. A true leader is an object of critics.” — African Proverb

“The consummation of conjugal union is the best security for political relations, and he who is incapable of negotiating to promote his own personal requirements might not be trustworthy as the agent of another’s interest; and the fitness for individuals for positions of public import, may not be misjudged by their doings in the private affairs of life.” — Martin Delany

“If the concept of community is annihilated/destroyed, the world is destroyed. If principles, concepts, norms and values that make world communities alive are violated, weakened or completely destroyed, the human being will easily destroy his world.” — African Proverb

“The actual sight of a first-class house that a Negro has built is ten times more potent than pages of discussion about a house that he ought to build, or perhaps could build.” — Booker T. Washington

“Trade is not something imaginary or descriptive, but something real and profitable.” — African Proverb

“Love is one thing, knowledge is another.” — African Proverb

“No race or people can well survive without an aim or purpose.” — Marcus Garvey

“Events within the community are not a rarity. Human community always has problems to confront. Life within the community is a perpetual debate. To be a community member is to be ready to confront problems.” — African Proverb

“Treat your guest as a guest for two days; on the third, give him a hoe!” — African Proverb

“Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.” — African Proverb

“Kill a warrior during skirmishes at home, you will remember him when fighting enemies.” — African Proverb

“One is expected to show fidelity and loyalty to one’s people.” — African Proverb

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” — Marcus Garvey

“The friend of a fool is a fool. The friend of a wise person is another wise person.” — African Proverb

“Be a community teacher/leader in order to know what goes on within the community. The real wisdom of a society and its very basic needs are only known by those who mingle with the reality of people’s daily lives in that society.” — African Proverb

“Where there is the community djinn (leadership), there is the center of the community. Societies like people have their hearts.” — African Proverb

“Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.” — African Proverb

“It should not to be taken for granted that people automatically grow and develop into responsible, community-oriented adults.” — Manu Ampim

“Any people who will vote the same way for three generations without thereby obtaining results ought to be ignored and disfranchised.” — Carter G. Woodson

“When a person hates you, he will beat your animals.” — African Proverb

“Non-order is the balance of Order while disorder/evil is the perversion of Order.” — Odwirafo

“Quick loving a woman means quick not loving a woman. (“Marry in haste and repent at leisure.”)” — African Proverb

“A bird walking nevertheless has wings.” — African Proverb

“Ordinary people are as common as grass, But good people are dearer than the eye.” — African Proverb

“Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail” — Marva Collins

“Speak truth, do justice, be kind and do not do evil.” — African Proverb

“A man falls into the traps he sets for others.” — African Proverb

“Faults are like a hill; you stand on your own and you talk about those of other people.” — African Proverb

“The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people” — African Proverb

“If you offend, ask for a pardon; if offended forgive.” — African Proverb

“But gradually, with patience and hard work, we brought order out of chaos, just as will be true of any problem if we stick to it with patience and wisdom and earnest effort.” — Booker T. Washington

“He who travels alone travels fastest
He who travels with others travels farthest” — African Proverb

“We must organize to secure uniformity of utterance and action among the darker races and to meet organized wrong with intelligently organized resistance.” — John Edward Bruce

“Don’t condemn if you see a person has a dirty glass of water, just show them the clean glass of water that you have. When they inspect it, you won’t have to say that yours is better.” — Malcolm X

“The Neophyte must (I) control his thoughts (II) control his actions (III) have devotion of purpose (IV) have faith in the ability of his master to teach him the truth (V) have faith in himself to assimilate the truth (VI) have faith in himself to wield the truth (VII) be free from resentment under the experience of persecution (VIII) be free from resentment under experience of wrong, (IX) cultivate the ability to distinguish between right and wrong and (X) cultivate the ability to distinguish between the real and the unreal (he must have a sense of values).” — George G. M. James

“When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, “Look, the handle is one of us!” — African Proverb

“Defend Maat, Defeat Isfet.” — African Proverb

“Lust or Malice is one thing, and ignorance is another.” — Onitaset Kumat

Publications of the Garveys

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“For the last ten years I have given my time to the study of the condition of the Negro, here, there, and everywhere, and I have come to realize that he is still the object of degradation and pity the world over, in the sense that he has no status socially, nationally, or commercially (with a modicum of exception in the United States of America) . . ..” — Marcus Garvey (1915)

Tomorrow is the birthday of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. (August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940), who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) on July 20th, 1914 (Martin, Tony. “Race First” (1976) First Majority Press edition, 1986: p. 6). “By 1921 Garvey was unquestionably the leader of the largest organization of its type in the history of the race” (Ibid. p 13). At 859 branches worldwide in 1921 and six-million members in 1923, a century from the UNIA-ACL’s founding we had no comparable organization.

Marcus Garvey had two consecutive wives. Amy Ashwood Garvey (January 10, 1897 – May 11, 1969) and Amy Jacques Garvey (December 31, 1895 – July 25, 1973). He had known Amy Ashwood Garvey, a co-founder of the UNIA-ACL, back in Jamaica from High School, when in 1916 she left for Panama and reunited with Garvey in 1918. They married on Christmas Day 1919 but parted in early 1920 “amid a welter of accusations and counteraccusations concerning infedility, financial misdealings and political strategies.” (Ibid. p. 12) He married Amy Jacques Garvey in 1922. She was his private secretary and as the list below reveals, she has spent her lifetime committed to Marcus Garvey and his memory.

The Garveys’ contributions should not be understated. Tony Martin (February 21, 1942 – January 17, 2013) for his part continued Amy Jacques Garvey’s effort to keep Marcus Garvey remembered. While all four have passed on, at least I can pronounce my gratefulness. Red, Black and Green. Forthwith are the

Publications of the Garveys
As written in Race First (1986)
By Tony Martin

Articles, Pamphlets and Books

Garvey, Amy Jacques. “Africans at Home and Abroad.” The African 3 (October 1945): 14.
___. “An Appeal for African Names and their Meanings.” The African 5 (October-November 1947): 13.
___. “Be Prepared.” The African 4 (May 1946): 12, 13, 22.
___. Black Power in America. Kingston: A. J. Garvey, 1968.
___. “Bread Plus Butter–A World Battle.” The African 4 (August 1946): 11.
___. Garvey and Garveyism. Kingston: A. J. Garvey, 1963. Reprint. New York, Collier Books, 1970.
___. “Garvey and Panafricanism.” Black World 21 (December 1971): 15-18.
___. “Is Yours a Home?” The African 3 (April 1945): 10.
___. “Man’s Disposition Causing Self-Destruction.” The African 5 (June-July 1947): 11, 14.
___. Memorandum Correlative of Africa, West Indies and the Americas, Sent to the Representation of the United Nations. Jamaica, 1944.
___. Messages to the Seminar on the Realities of Black Power. London: West Indian Students’ Union, 1968.
___. “Mrs. Amy Jacques Speaks at Liberty Hall on Garvey’s Day.” National Negro Voice (September 6, 1941): 6
___. “Political Activities of Marcus Garvey in Jamaica,” Jamaica Journal 6 (June 1972): 2-4.
___. “A Resurrected Art.” The African 5 (September 1947): 13.
___. “Salute to Youth.” The African 3 (July-August 1945): 7.
___. United States of America vs. Marcus Garvey–WAS JUSTICE DEFEATED? New York: A. J. Garvey, 1925.
___. “What Are You Living For?” The African 4 (September 1946): 11, 18.
___. “What’s Wrong with Our World?” The African 5 (January 1947): 18, 19.
___. “Where are my Children?” The African 4 (June 1946): 11, 20.
___. ed. Philosophies and Opinions of Marcus Garvey or Africa for the Africans.. 1923, 1925. Reprint. London: Frank Cass, 1967.

*Garvey, Marcus. Aims and Objectives of Movement for Solution of Negro Problem Outlined. New York: Press of the UNIA, 1924.
___. An Answer to His Many Critics, UNIA Press Release, January 1923
___. An Appeal to the Soul of White America. New York: Press of the UNIA, 1924.
___. “The British West Indies in the Mirror of Civilization.” Africa Times and Orient Review (October 1913): 158-160.
___. Conspiracy of the East St. Louis Riots. New York: UNIA, 1917.
___. Eight Uncle Tom Negroes and W. E. Burghardt Du Bois As A Hater of Dark People. New York: Press of the UNIA, 1923.
___. Grand Speech of Hon. Marcus Garvey at Kingsway Hall, London, Denouncing the Moving Picture Propaganda to Discredit the Negro. London: Black Man Pub. Co. [1939?].
___. Minutes of Proceedings of the Speech by the Hon. Marcus Garvey at the Century Theatre. London: Vail and Co., 1928.
___. “The Negro’s Greatest Enemy.” In Three Articles on the Negro Problem. New York: Press of the UNIA, 1924.
___. Renewal of Petition of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities’ League to the League of Nations. London: Vail and Co., 1928.
___. Selections from the Poetic Meditations of Marcus Garvey. New York: A. J. Garvey, 1927
___. Speech Delivered by Marcus Garvey at Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday Evening, June 6th, 1928, In Setting Forth “The Case of the Negro for International Racial Adjustment, Before the English People.” 1928. Reprint. London: Poets and Painters Press [1968?].
___. Speech of Hon. Marcus Garvey Delivered at 71st Regiment Armory. New York, 1922.
___. A Talk with Afro-West Indians–The Negro Race and its Problems. [Kingston?]: African Communities League [1915?].
___. The Tragedy of White Injustice. New York: A. J. Garvey, 1927.
___. Universal Negro Improvement Association Convention Hymns. [Kingston], 1934.
___. “The West Indies in the Mirror of Truth.” Champion Magazine 1 (January 1917): 267, 268.

*In publications up to 1917, and on at least one occasion thereafter, Garvey’s articles bear the name Marcus Garvey, Jr. (or Jnr. or Junr.). The Jr. is omitted here.

Phonograph Records

Garvey, Amy Ashwood. “Up You Mighty Race.” N.p., n.d.

Garvey, Marcus. “Speech by Hon. Marcus Garvey On His Return to United States” (208-A) and “Explanation of the Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association” (208-B). The L. H. Bourne Recording Co., See Be Record, “Made Exclusively for the UNIA.” [New York, 1921].
___. “Hon. Marcus Garvey on His Return to the U.S.A.” (LHR 701-A) and “Explanation of the Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association” (LHR 701-B), London House Records, Newark, “Made Exclusively for Vanguard Local UNIA-ACL.” [ca. 1960s].

Extant Newspapers and Magazines Published by Marcus Garvey

Black Man (magazine).
Blackman (newspaper).
Daily Negro Times.
Negro World.
New Jamaican.

African-Nationalist Organizing

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“African-Nationalism is not a School of Thought but an Organization of Action” — Onitaset Kumat

As long as we fail to recognize that African-Nationalism is more than a point-of-view and actually requires the claimant to involve him- or herself in organization, members of our Race are doomed to a lack of Nationhood and thus a lack of Power. A Nation organizes it’s Food, Clothing, Shelter and Consciousness. The moment a Nationalist is worthless in these avenues, that Nationalist forfeits his or her instrumentality and necessity. The African in European Nations holds no Power. The African Nation is near non-existent. We need more African-Nationalists. The true, oft hidden guidelines are written below.

African-Nationalist Organizing
By Onitaset Kumat

I like to think the African Blood Siblings Newsletter is the second best online resource for African-Nationalists. To me, the credit of the best belongs to Odwirafo Kwesi Na Rahem Ptah Akhan over at Odwirafo.com for the research there is incomparable and leagues beyond most information available online. The documentation there is robust. One particular article on Obarima (Afurakani [African] Manhood) highlights the seven major aspects of Amansesew (Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit Nation Building/Restoration):

Methods of Food Production and Preservation
Methods of Curing Disease
Military Structure; Defense; Security
Institutionalization of Values (Establishing Institutions)
Methods of Governance and Jurisprudence
Construction of Homes on Acquired Land
Manufacturing of Clothing

These seven, it is stressed, are wherein an African’s Divine function rests in terms of self-employment and/or African organized employment. Every African Man or Woman has a spiritual compulsion toward Amansesew. It’s upon an African-Nationalist to become the reality of his or her spirit.

This observation by Odwirafo on the seven major aspects of Amansesew as well as the African Blood Siblings Core Tenet of “Racial Independence in Food, Clothing, Shelter and Consciousness” are in deep contrast to the African-Nationalism popularly propagated today. Today African-Nationalism is regarded as a “School of Thought.” And not “Thought” as in “Thoth” or “Hermes” or “Tehuti” but “School of Thought” as Websters defines “a group sharing a common point of view in respect to some matter; a point of view recognized as held but not necessarily accepted.” Thusly so-called African-Nationalists generally swap points of views and claim, reject and debate points of view. Yet insomuch as a so-called African-Nationalist generally does nothing more than impress or express a point of view, generally the so-called African-Nationalist neglects Amansesew while being a pretentious, perfectionist without any notches to justify how his or her way of life is better than anyone else’s.

What needs to be restated in African circles is that African-Nationalism as the empowerment of African people is the seeking and development of African Nationhood, in which case African-Nationalists organize Amansesew. In other words, African-Nationalism is not a School of Thought but an Organization of Action. This realization makes all the difference in the world as to who are and who aren’t African-Nationalists. The Kings and Queen-Mothers developing Odwirafo are African-Nationalists. The Kings and Queen-Mothers in Azania developing Embo Black Movement are African-Nationalists. The Kings and Queen-Mothers in Philadelphia developing O.U.R. Way are African-Nationalists. The Kings and Queen-Mothers in Accra developing First World People are African-Nationalists. The Kings and Queen-Mothers developing the African Blood Siblings are African-Nationalists. If I missed any, contact me below.

What’s instrumental to the reader, particularly he or she outside of African-Nationalist activities, is a need to understand the fundamentals of African-Nationalist Organizing. I can only speak for the African Blood Siblings, but first and foremost an African-Nationalist must understand that he or she needs a team of Africans. “Wherever there is an African there is an African Nation,” yes, but “There’s no African Nation of one African.” Without a team, the entirety of your African-Nationalism should be devoted to Team Building. As the proverb goes, “He who thinks he is leading and has no one following him is only taking a walk.” Followers are foremost to leadership. Therefore,

  1. Step one for an African-Nationalist is to recruit Africans locally into forming a team for which that team can do at least one of the seven major aspects of Amansesew in their community. In the African Blood Siblings the size of a team is 13, leader included.
  2. Step two is to use the experience, resources and momentum from that enterprise to create a boko (Community Center).
  3. Step three is to use that boko to do all seven major aspects of Amansesew.
  4. Step four transcends African-Nationalism into Pan-Africanism wherein the boko seeks and develops other boko into an international web of African-Nationalism.
  5. Naturally there are more steps, yet the African-Nationalist needs to take each step at a time. However both Pan-Africanism, the unification of the African continent, and Restorism, the restoration of African people, follow African-Nationalism, the empowerment of African people.

To assist in step one, recruiting Africans locally, the African Blood Siblings encourages African-Nationalists to recruit Africans into Weekly Discussion Groups designed for fun, intelligent and uplifting dialogue between loyal Africans. These discussion groups are a review of thematic African Proverbs. As a proverb goes, “A counselor who understands proverbs soon sets difficult matters aright.” A template has been provided by the African Blood Siblings [Click here]. Additionally, African-Nationalists can co-opt a Seven Day Cycle of African-Nationalist Community Building [to be added]. This can be modified according to the respective schedules of membership. Another additional activity is Sisterhoods and Brotherhoods, where Sisters and Brothers organize separations and congregations with one another. Odwirafo’s literature on Obarima (African Manhood) and Obaatan (African Womanhood) [not yet released] could be guidelines thusly. Ultimately, African leaders need followers, real-life local followers. The insane idea that a person one doesn’t meet with regularly will be of great assistance in nation-building needs to be killed quickly. Either be a leader or be a follower, but never be a talker.

Go out and recruit. Both leaders and followers recruit.

Please contact me with any questions.

Black Race Realism Part II: The “Selfish Gene” and The Enemies of Africans Are All Non-Africans

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“This presentation is based upon the following very simple premise: in their relationship with the Black race, europeans (whites) are psychopaths and their behavior reflects an underlying biologically transmitted proclivity with roots deep in their evolutionary history. The psychopath is an individual who is constantly in conflict with other persons or groups. He is unable to experience guilt, is completely selfish and callous, and has a total disregard for the rights of others. This premise is supported by overwhelming scientific evidence (Delany, 1868; Du Bois, 1896; Fanon, 1963; Garvey, 1967; Welsing, 1991; Williams, 1971).” — Bobby E. Wright, “The Psychopathic Racial Personality” (1971)

Amarna Ramesses follows-up Black Race Realism: Population Figures with further scientific evidence to the conclusions of our enlightened forebears that Non-Africans are the genetic enemies of Africans.  Tying together Population Figures and the Global Political, Economical and Cultural climate, Amarna outlines what resources are aimed after the Global Minority that are African people and what being outnumbered 6:1 with less Economic or Cultural Power means for the fate of our Race.  This should be a wake-up call to Africans the world over.  We should put dying in our sleep behind us.  The Genocide has been upon us for millennia.  As Amarna put it, “what is keeping Africans from going extinct like the indigenous Oceanic population?”  The question has been set.  Answers?

Black Race Realism Part II: The “Selfish Gene” and The Enemies of Africans Are All Non-Africans
By Amarna Ramesses

In this promised follow-up to the article on Black Race Realism: Population Figures (http://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/black-race-realism-population-figures/ ), which outlined the population figures and projected population trajectories of Africans and non-Africans, I continue the description of the present enemies of Africans so as to outline what is preventing the disappearance or complete absorption into other populations of African people. To understand what “extinction” of African people might look like, there is no example like that of present-day indigenous Oceanic populations. With Africans, they are the other moiety of highly melanated dark-skinned people on earth: they currently number less than 9 million people, relegated to tiny enclave islands in Oceania when their previous range was much of South and Southeast Asia. Over thousands of years, much of their population was either eliminated by Asian or European settlers onto their original geographic range or they were absorbed into the incoming gene pool of present-day South Asians and Southeast Asians. Without an understanding by Africans of the fundamental biological reasons why 6 billion non-Africans would want 750 million-1 billion Africans to disappear off the face of the earth, it is certain that Africans soon will be in the same situation as present-day indigenous Oceanic populations. Africans have no reason to presume that they will survive the next thousand years as a genetic group, and with continued willful ignorance of the present reality and a continued lack of an effective strategy as to how to preserve themselves as a genetic group it is almost certain they will not.

Part I: The Selfish Gene: All Non-Africans By Definition Are Enemies Of Africans

All Africans must come to the understanding that all non-Africans are by definition enemies of Africans. They are enemies due to fundamental biological realities that cannot be modified and that have lead to the vast reduction of the African population at the hands of non-Africans through the Arab slave trade, the Atlantic slave trade, the trans-Saharan slave trade and the repeated invasions of Africa by Europeans and Asians over the past 2,500 years.

If we accept the premise of the western theory of the “Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins, every individual is in a continuous struggle to pass on his or her unique genes to the next generation. Under this theory, the systematic decimation of African people that has led to our proportion of the world population standing currently at about 10-15% — when arguably without the effects of European and Asian incursions into Africa it is estimated it would be at least three times that — was not motivated only by senseless hatred or pure greed. Rather, much of this destruction was simply a logical result of the thousands’-year struggle between African and non-African genes ever since the descendants of the subgroup of homo sapiens that left Africa over 50,000 years ago in the Out-of-Africa migration ventured to return to Africa. These descendants, however, were no longer African – over those 50,000 years they had experienced genetic mutations that had changed their genes and their outward appearance, they had interbred with archaic humans they encountered, and they had experienced population bottlenecks or chance genetic drift, events that caused all non-Africans to be fundamentally different than Africans. And when Africans and non-Africans did meet again, taking the “Selfish Gene” to its logical conclusion, the inevitable result was the attempt of the non-African population to either completely absorb or eliminate the African population.

Understanding The Logic of The Selfish Gene

Under the premise of the “Selfish Gene,” every action, conscious or unconscious, of an individual is towards the end of passing on his or her unique genes to the next generation. The theory of the selfish gene – as opposed to the selfish individual or the selfish group- explains many otherwise puzzling behaviors such as child abuse (which through the logic of the selfish gene is the destruction of certain non-desirable carriers of one’s genes to allow focus on other children who may be better carriers of one’s genes), the popularity of many religions (which may serve to reduce out-group competition for mates and help in policing extramarital pairing), and altruism (helping one’s family allows one to help one’s genes which are within the family which extends to one’s ethnic group and even nation-state which ordinarily is just comprised of distant or extremely distant relatives) and others.

The “Selfish Gene,” although useful in explaining the behavior of all living beings on earth, in fact does not completely explain African behavior, as Africans due to our different nature are ruled by additional, non-evolutionary standards (like maat, the creation of order) and not just this biological drive. Nevertheless the “Selfish Gene” does accurately describe all behavior of all non-Africans, who in fact are driven solely by these evolutionary concerns, like all the other living beings on earth except for Africans. For that reason, it is an important enough theory to outline in detail in order to determine the optimal strategy for the preservation of our people.

Two Types of Gene Clusters In The World: Non-African and African

If we accept the premise of the “Selfish Gene” then by definition all non-Africans are the enemies of Africans. That is because African genes are by definition non-African genes. In fact all human beings can be divided, due to evolutionary biology, genetically between two groups: Africans and non-Africans. The genetic division between Africans and non-Africans is so fundamental that it is the foundation of genetic history, evolutionary biology and the definition of haplogroups. Due to this genetic reality, all non-Africans are striving to further their non-African genes at the expense of African genes. Every non-African is as such genetically, if we follow the premise of Dawkins’ the “Selfish Gene,” by definition an enemy of Africans.

The Selfish Gene And Non-African “Altruism”

Just to clarify the premise of the “Selfish Gene” again as it has been misinterpreted by many since its publication in 1976: all human beings (and all living beings in fact) are driven to pass on their genes (except Africans who, unlike all other living beings on earth, are also driven by considerations such as maat, creating order). The sole purpose of all non-African living beings is to further their existence through the maintenance of their genes. For homo sapiens in particular, that means human bodies are not immortal but the genes are. That means that humans are not actually driven to further their individual bodies (as often misunderstood when we discuss “survival of the fittest”). Instead, as human beings are acting at the level of the gene, they may in fact act against the best interests of their individual bodies, such as joining the military, being a firefighter, sacrificing their lives to save drowning children, loaning money to their cousins or siblings, etc. But all these seemingly altruistic actions in fact are not biologically irrational because in the end, all these actions are almost always (unless the individual is truly acting irrationally) somehow helping their genes.

For example, when a non-African joins the military he or she endangers their individual life. But in that way they may be saving their gene – have it be the genes that live within their children (50%), or proportionally the genes within their siblings (50%), their parents (50%), their grandparents (25%), their nieces or nephews (25%), their cousins (12.5%), or even their ethnic group as a whole (which are also found in them). As a result, while the non-African by joining the military may risk their individual copy of the gene dying out, many more of these copies living in relatives, even distant relatives, may survive due to their sacrifice. This is understood as the basis for the evolutionary strategy of “kin selection.” Likewise if the non-African is a firefighter within his or her community , while they may not be directly helping their family members, if they look back a few hundred years they are probably somehow related to the person they are serving, which means the person they are serving has a copy of some of the genes they have.

A non-African in New York, for example, originally from Italy, can trace their ancestors to those of any other Italian Americans probably within a few hundred generations at most. Likewise if the non-African is serving an Irish- American, just a few hundred generations more, etc. will probably link their genes. The non-African may only share his skin color or eye color, but by virtue of that, they share certain genes with them for skin color or eye color that by helping save them from a fire the non-African is helping to perpetuate into the future.

Note that this does not apply to interactions between a non-African and an African because the genes of the two groups diverged tens of thousands of years ago. Rationally, the only “altruism” between these two groups would be based on game theory and the logic of cooperation between any two living organisms.

The Selfish Gene And Child Abuse

So why would a non-African sacrifice his or her own genes for more distantly related genes? Well maybe in the long-run their survival prospects are worse than that of their neighbor who may also have copies of certain of their genes (like those for light skin, or green eyes or height) . Or maybe the copies of the genes they have are worse than the nearly identical copies shared by their sibling. That is why the theory of the “Selfish Gene, ” for example, helps explain such seemingly biologically irrational behavior like child abuse or seemingly non-selfish behavior like care for the elderly .

For example, when a non-African couple has three children, these three children carry half the genes from each parent, recombined. But the three children, unless they are triplets, do not have identical copies of their parents’ genes. Some of the children have better copies than others or their bodies are better carriers of the genes. For example, the oldest child may be better-looking, or smarter than the middle child, who in turn may be healthier than the last-born child. A non-African couple looking at these three children, all carriers of copies of their genes, may note that one of their children is a better carriers of their genes than the other, or one is a worse carrier. The non-African couple may decide that the worse carrier of the copy may deserve some abuse so that they can devote more resources to the better carriers of their gene copies. It may, then, be in their best interest to show favoritism to one of their children over the others, or to actively harm one of their children over the others if that child is diverting some of their resources from other, better, present or prospective carriers of the copies of their genes.

The “Selfish Gene” in this way can help explain non-African care for the elderly, as they may be helpful in teaching them how to care for their offspring. It explains why non-African grandparents are devoted to seeing their grandchildren born, and are often willing to devote resources to their grandchildren (who carry, recombined, copies of proportionally 25% of their genes). The Selfish Gene also helps explain many forms of ethnocentrism: the degree of ethnocentrism is often based on the degree of presumed relatedness through similar genes, etc., which is sometimes observable by phenotype.

The “Selfish Gene” can also explain the evolutionary rationality of a non-African scientist, scholar or military person who dies before producing offspring, who although may be unable to pass on their individual genes, during their life may have performed certain works that may have furthered the reproduction or survival of many copies of their immediate family’s or larger ethnic group’s (which is simply a more distant family’s) genes.

The Selfish Gene And Phenotype and Genotype

To be clear, as phenotype and genotype are not necessarily linked, sometimes ethnocentrism may be misplaced: while someone with light skin and green eyes may look more related to someone with similar features, they may actually be more closely related to someone with darker skin and dark eyes, who may actually be their mother or father. This is because genes, depending on whether they are recessive or dominant, or whether they are coded at all, may be expressed in different ways. But often phenotype does give a good clue to at least some of the genotype. For example, some western studies have reported that all Europeans with blue eyes descend from one common ancestor approximately 8,000 -10,000 years ago. Likewise for blonde-haired or red-haired Europeans (blonde hair or red hair in Oceanic populations have been found to be due to separate mutations in their line). Likewise, according to western researchers, light skin in Europeans and East Asians was due to two separate genetic mutations, so there are two separate genetic bases for the trait that can be traced back to particular ancestors of these populations they claim 10,000-30,000 years ago. The gene for straight East Asian hair also can be traced back to particular ancestors of East Asians not shared by Europeans etc. So the difference between phenotype and genotype must be made clear when discussing the “Selfish Gene.” As well, the variety of genes we are talking about – some coding for phenotype like blue eyes, brown eyes, straight hair-and others not visible to the naked eye for all-such as genes for Autism, Schizophrenia, Alcoholism or susceptibility to certain cancers-must also be kept in mind.

The Selfish Gene, Maat And Africans

The “Selfish Gene” theory, being a non-African one, must be considered critically by our people to investigate its potential use to further non-African ends before being integrated into our strategy for the preservation of our people. But as it applies to all non-Africans it explains much of their behavior and the reason why all non-Africans are natural enemies to Africans due to our genetic separation between two groups- African and non-African- tens of thousands of years ago. The “Selfish Gene” explains non-African behavior and indeed the behavior of all living organisms throughout evolutionary history, however does not apply to Africans as we are in fact driven by other than evolutionary drives (such as maat, the creation of order) due to our different nature. The African’s different nature explains our development of the source of every truly altruistic derivative spiritual and moral idea circulating the earth today. Understanding this different nature may in fact explain why Africans today are in such a precarious state vis-a-vis the non-Africans, who have no other underlying consideration than their genes’ survival into the next generation.

Part II: Categorizing and Better Understanding The Threat From The Non-Africans Our Enemies: The Westerners, the Asiatics and the Dormant

The previous article on Black Race Realism: Population Figures categorized our enemies in terms of racial groups, which I think was useful in helping us understand the 6 billion or so non-Africans on earth by phenotype and future population projections as compared to our approximately 750 million-1 billion African people. Another way of subdividing the non-Africans is by their current strategy and relationship towards us Africans. In this way I have categorized the enemies of Africans into three groups: the Westerners, the Asiatics and the Dormant.

1 of 3: The Westerners and Economic Warfare (Historically the “Sea Peoples”)

The Westerners include those of European descent and their progeny, currently economically dominant in the world since the Industrial Revolution. Historically and arguably they can be identified as the “Sea Peoples” known by our ancestors. They are primarily dangerous to Africans because of their continuing economic power after the Industrial Revolution. They are mostly “Economic Enemies” and they are most effective when engaging in Economic Warfare.

More precisely those controlled by these Westerner enemies in Economic Warfare against Africans include the populations of Europe, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South America, the Caribbean and Central America.

2 of 3: The Asiatics and Cultural Warfare (Historically the “Hyksos”)

The second group are the Asiatics, well known as the “Hyksos” of our ancestors. They are known as perpetual thieves of African culture. They steal African languages (Semitic languages being a perverted offshoot of African languages), African spiritualities (Abrahamic religions being a perverted offshoot of African spirituality), and African culture (Middle Eastern culture being a perverted offshoot of African culture), repackage their perverted thievery and reintroduce it into African culture to create complete chaos. They have perfected this art since the time of the “Hyksos” and even before of using their similarities to African culture (as everything they have is stolen and then perverted) to destroy African culture from within. They are mostly “Cultural Enemies” and they are most effective when engaging in Cultural Warfare.

The “Libyans” are also included here although they are not Semitic speakers; that is the non-African Berber-language speakers (i.e. non-Tuareg, non-Haratin, who followed a similar strategy of perverting an African language (Berber language), spirituality (Berber spirituality) and culture (Berber culture) in creating their “Tamazight” culture-they can probably be identified as the “Libyans” of the desert known by our ancestors.

The danger of the Asiatics is that even when they are starving and poverty-stricken they are still able to attack Africans through Cultural Warfare. This is precisely because every element of their culture is derivative from African culture and therefore superficially attractive to Africans. Because it is all perverted, however (Semitic languages as pidgin perverted offshoots of African languages such as Hausa; Abrahamic religious beliefs as pidgin perverted offshoots of African spirituality such as Isis/Horus etc.; Middle Eastern culture as pidgin perverted offshoots of African culture such as bellydancing, kohl etc.). That is why you find Muslim, Hebrew Israelite, Orthodox Christian, Rastafarian, etc. offshoots and other groups among Africans even though Asiatics are poor and have almost no economic power to propagate these religions. For example, Africa is still half Muslim even after millions of European missionaries poured into Africa due to their Economic Warfare because of the power of Cultural Warfare to persist hundreds of years later even when not presently propagated by poverty-stricken and absent Asiatics. The power of Cultural Warfare by the Asiatics is that the spread of an idea (a “meme”) is almost cost-free and it takes off by wildfire because it is a perversion of African sources. Therefore Cultural Warfare can be waged by the Asiatics even when they are relatively economically powerless.

If we can understand the power of the Asiatics in their Cultural Warfare relates to the fact that their language, religion and culture is a perverted derivative of African language, spirituality and culture then we can understand why Turks and Persians, although also Asiatic and having attempted to establish colonies in Africa (during the Ottoman empire, and during the Persian invasions) have had little influence on our people. This is because Turks and Persians, although numbering nearly 80 million each today, have less derived from African culture than the Asiatics speaking Semitic religions, carrying Abrahamic religions and practicing Middle Eastern culture.

More precisely those controlled by these Asiatic enemies in Cultural Warfare against Africans include the Semites, the Persians and Turks and other related groups.

3 of 3: The Dormant and Past and/or Present Inability to Engage in Warfare (“Everybody Else,” Waiting For Their Chance To Destroy African Genes)

The third category of enemies of African are the Dormant. This includes all the non-Africans who are not Westerners or Asiatics. These peoples lack the means for either Cultural Warfare or Economic Warfare currently, but in the future if they adopt either means they will work to destroy our people. It is simply they have not been in the position to do so up to now.

More precisely, these include the South Asians, the East Asians, the Southeast Asians, the Central Asians, the North Asians (northern Russia), and the Oceanics (Melanesians, Polynesians, Micronesians).

Part III: Towards Understanding “What Is Keeping The Black Race From Nearly Going Extinct Like The Australoid Race?”

In the previous article on Black Race Realism: Population Figures, the question of what is keeping the black race from nearly going extinct like the indigenous Oceanic population was posed. With these three subgroups of the non-African enemy categorized into their strategies of Economic Warfare, Cultural Warfare and Dormant, hopefully this will be made more clear.

One should think of population figures as the number of non-Africans who can be devoted to destroying Africans through different means, have it be cultural warfare or economic warfare or even actual attacks. Think of the economic figures as the amount of resources that can be devoted to destroying Africans through their economic or cultural warfare. That can be useful in understanding the relative threats. But as noted earlier one of the major dangers of Cultural Warfare is that it is nearly cost-free once there is momentum (as information is nearly cost-free, due to the spread of “memes”): Africans can be recruited to perpetuate their own Cultural Warfare once they are infected by certain memes/ideas. In this way Cultural Warfare is similar to other sorts of Warfare like biological warfare where once the virus is introduced Africans can be used as the agents for their own destruction and infection. With this in mind, a careful consideration of the data will give a good idea of the current issues facing Africans and what is keeping the black race from nearly going extinct like the indigenous Oceanic population.

1 of 3: The Westerners and Economic Warfare (“Sea Peoples”)

Population figures: Europe 742 million (50 countries); USA 313 million; Australia 23.5 million; New Zealand 4.43 million; Canada 34.88 million; South America 387.5 million (12 countries); Caribbean 39.17 million (13 sovereign, 17 dependent); Central America 43.3 million (7 countries)
Economic figures:
Highest Threat: USA $16.7T; EU $16.26T; Canada $1.5T; Australia $1T; New Zealand $136B
Medium Threat South America $4T/$11,000 per capita
Medium-Low Threat: Caribbean $100B/$6500 per capita
Low-Medium Threat: Central America $226.3B/$5339 per capita
Economic Warfare: high (still control global economic system; still reaping effects of Industrial Revolution)
Cultural Warfare: medium (no longer in Africa, less missionary zeal, mostly through Hollywood; mostly focus on absolute Economic Warfare)
Other Warfare: Biological warfare (disease)

2 of 3: The Asiatics and Cultural Warfare (“Hyksos”)

Population figures: Semites and pseudo-Semites (“Libyans”): (Levant & Arabian Peninsula: 350 million; Horn of Africa: 100 million; Maghreb: 100 million); Turks (Turkey: 78 million; disregarding Turkic speakers or cultural Turks in Central Asia); Persians (Iran: 77 million: disregarding Persian speakers or cultural Persians elsewhere).
Economic figures: Maghreb $636B/$6360 per capita (medium-low threat); HoA $106B/$1061 per capita (low threat); West Asia $2.742T/$8748 per capita (medium threat)
Economic Warfare: low (very poor; some Lebanese in West Africa, but even they are immigrating, little funding from Arabian Peninsula countries of mosques anymore; Qaddafi dead so less influence from Libya’s funding of militias, Islam, conversions of African dictators like Ali Bongo (converted by Qaddafi))
Cultural Warfare: high (Abrahamic religions destroying our people; Arabization programs in Sudan and Egypt and ethnic cleansing of western Sudan, Christianity and Islam spreading)
Other Warfare:

3 of 3: The Dormant (“Everybody Else,” Waiting For Their Chance To Destroy African Genes)

Population figures: South Asia 1.70 billion; East Asia 1.575 billion; Southeast Asia 618 million (11 countries); Central Asia 66 million; North Asia (north Russia) 38 million; Oceania (Melanesians, Micronesians, Polynesians) 9 million (10 countries).
Economic figures: South Asia $1.855T/$1079 per capita (low threat); East Asia $13T /$7835 per capita ( medium threat); Southeast Asia $2.158T/$3538 per capita (low-medium threat); Central Asia&North Asia&Oceania: —-.
Economic Warfare: medium (China in Africa, South Asians in Africa)
Cultural Warfare: low (Bollywood in West Africa, northern Nigeria etc.; Madagascar and Southeast Asians; Mauritius and South Asians; East Africa and South Asians; Chinese across Africa)
Other Warfare:


So what is keeping Africans from going extinct like the indigenous Oceanic population (formerly ranged across Southeast and South Asia now dwindling numbers in Oceania, i.e. Melanesians, Micronesians, selected Polynesians)? Probably the declining population and economic figures of the Westerners is keeping their Economic Warfare from completely destroying our people as it almost did before (Atlantic slave trade, Colonialism). Cultural Warfare does not seem to be ebbing however as Africans are just as devoted to Asiatic culture as ever although there is less direct contact with Asiatics now than before (Arab slave trade; Berber appropriation; Ottoman empire; Persian invasions). The future of Africans probably will be based on what the Dormant will do if they increase in economic power. Already Economic Warfare by the Chinese for example is becoming an issue in Africa. South Asians seem to have less of an influence than before in terms of Economic Warfare in East Africa at the least than during the British colonial era and their economic prospects still seem low. Chinese and South Asian influence among African communities in the diaspora does give some perspective on any future relations vis-a-vis Africans if either group does gain significant economic power on a global scale.

The future for Africans seems then to be tied to how Africans engage in their response to the Economic and Cultural Warfare of the Westerners, Asiatics and Dormant and engage in their own Economic and Cultural Warfare against them. In terms of Economic Warfare it seems Africans are conscious of its importance and are as motivated by economic success as any other people and are finally reaping the gains from the Industrial Revolution. Africans still seem to be unaware of the importance of Cultural Warfare however, as there is still little agitation in removing the thousands-years’ hold of the Asiatic on the African mind, and any such agitation (Rastafarianism, Hebrew Israelites, Nation of Islam, African-based Christian and Islamic groups) all remain agents of Asiatic Cultural Warfare. That, indeed, is its power.

Letter from Mbameza: Why Create an African After-School Program?

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

Not the greatest Master can go even one step for his disciple; in himself he must experience each stage of developing consciousness. Therefore he will know nothing for which he is not ripe. — African Proverb

I owe my wife for allowing me to understand the following letter. Like Mbameza, I see a utility in an after-school program if not a home schooling program; but unlike Mbameza or my wife, I saw little utility in making the material ‘digestible.’ I chalked it up to “Not the greatest Master can go even one step for his disciple” reading it as “I can’t” as opposed to how Mbameza explains it “If giving a steak, cut it up.” Mbameza does more than discuss his after-school program, he enlightens on African Pedagogy: “Mastication not (Intellectual) Masturbation.” It also helps that he is a donor to the African Blood Siblings! Please enjoy his letter.

Letter from Mbameza: Why Create an After-School Program?
Edited by Onitaset Kumat

To Onitaset Kumat,

I once heard a story about a toddler and a steak. Now, don’t misunderstand me, my wife, two sons and I are vegetarians and the boys were breastfed until they were three, but I heard this story and I want to share it with you. There was a toddler, maybe around two-years-old, who was given a steak. As any other toddler would, she walked over to the steak, tried to lift it, it fell and she licked her hand. Trying again, she dropped it and fell down herself. Trying again, she picked it up, took a bite, but it wasn’t large enough to be filling. Following all this effort, the toddler walked off to the kitchen area where she pulled at the fridge until someone gave her something more digestible. The moral was ‘you don’t give a toddler a steak,’ but deeper, ‘you give what can be digested’ or ‘mastication not masturbation,’ to put it bluntly. As to say, if giving a steak, cut it up. People cut up their own steaks after all. And they must chew it or they’ll choke. Even birds chew for their young!

Of course, I heard this story a long time ago, and it seemed fairly worthless to me, until I started raising my sons. These boys wouldn’t eat everything, but they would eat something. And as physically, so spiritually; these boys would not learn everything, or as you’d say ‘resonate’ with everything, but they will learn something (resonate with something)! Now I sent them to public school, I couldn’t afford otherwise, and when they came home, I’d ask them to read the Chancellor Williams, the Onitaset Kumat, the Marimba Ani and of course the Odwirafo Kwesi Na Rahem Ptah Akhan. You’re a great writer Onitaset, but, yeah, my children weren’t getting but a few writings. ‘Course when I think back to my youth, I recall the Disney films and the cartoons and the snacks.

Long story short, I began showing the kids children films for Africans by Africans. They really resonated with it. And whereas they didn’t digest everything, they digested a lot more than they would have otherwise. I showed them cartoons of the greats and the scholastic, even one with you based off of your story of how you spend a day. The kids feel invested in the lives of you, our ancestors and our warriors. And because they see images of scholarship, their scholarship also improved.

So, I connected with the school to show the cartoons to a class. That was my after-school program–although I intend to do it at home if my neighbors are willing to pay. But Black kids and White kids, though mostly Black kids, are watching pro-Black African cartoons about African nation building and spirituality dealing with warriors, ancestors and, of course, you! Not every kid is digesting the lessons, and not every kid is paying attention all the time, but they are watching these films and these films will stick with them. My wife also bakes pies for them, and, well, I make some money on the side selling pies, promoting some books–that are digestible–and the kids watch the films for free. It’s so far great. And no one is really as bored as they would be if they were watching documentaries.

I see, truly, the kids are curious. And from that, there’s little more that I could ask for. I’ll probably make the after-school program in my house, and maybe if I could do things again, start a home school for the neighbor’s kids, but for now this is what I’m doing and I’m creating a curiosity among African kids. I hope this letter meets you well.

Thank you for your work and the inspiration!