How much is education really worth?

Listen Siblings, I come in peace,

“Ours is a problem of not building African Blood Siblings Community Centers (ABSCC), communal spots of restorative consciousness to raise us into loving, knowledgeable and wise Africans.” — Onitaset Kumat

Today’s article is a social exercise.  African people in America oftentimes wonder whether we should be serious about Organization.  So I ask the readership to participate in elucidating how serious we should be about organization.  I will go first with a case study I’ll call: The Yeshiva’s Mailing Card.  Note this story deeply.  They are serious of their Community Centers.  Write the ABS if you are serious about building African Blood Siblings Community Centers.  Subscribe, share, love.

The Yeshivah’s Mailing Card
By Onitaset Kumat

A very trusted friend of mine showed me a card that she received in the mail box.  It was for a private K-8 school of less than one-hundred-fifty-students.  The card invited her to a public forum and had many Hebrew letters that makes a complete deciphering difficult.  It openly welcomes the reader into this European Jews’ home to discuss this Yeshivah.  In addition, it welcomes donations.  The small boxes ask for monetary amounts of, wait for it, “$36,000,” “$18,000,” “$10,000,” “$5,000,” “$3,600,” “$2,500,” “$1,000,” “$500,” “$250,” “$100,” and “Other.”  I’ll repeat: $36,000.  This grandiose request shows the importance of education and organization in the European Jewish community.  This should be instructive.  For how many organizations send you unrequested mail then ask for more than $100 dollars?

Readers.  Please share examples as to why you conceive that we ought be serious about Organization.  The rest of us will enjoy reading them.

Hotep,

4 thoughts on “How much is education really worth?

    1. Of course, this is why the table of contents has Marcus Garvey’s quotation still:

      https://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/abs/newsletter/table-of-contents/

      “The unthinking whites and blacks drift along recklessly, and careless of racial consequences. To them, everything happens by chance, hence no effort to regulate or arrange their own lives and outlook. They give no thought toward the future of their respective races; they drift along with the tide. But there is always a number, even though small, of active minds, ever ready and prepared to lay out the course of salvation; and it is to these we look for direction in all those things that affect the human race.”

      – Marcus Garvey

      One woman whom I asked whether she wanted prosperous, independent Black communities in Brooklyn answered “Of course.” But Marcus Garvey said “We can accomplish what we will.” If we really wanted it–we would have had it. Nevertheless, the means toward making one are in our hands. The African Blood Siblings will see whether we can accomplish this feat presently. I know that you will help Sister.

      Hotep,

  1. For people who actually question the need for Blacks to organize. My first gut raction is:
    1. We were enslaved based on race for 300 years.
    2. We were segregated for another hundred years and subjected to mindboggling
    brutality and virtual slavery under sharecropping.
    3. The only reason things ostensibly changed was conditions in the world changed.
    The nature of those who kept us in captivity did not change.
    4. All other groups organize. They don’t organize for fun, but to protect their interests.
    They understand that a disorganized people is a vulnerable people, and the natural
    order of things is the survival of one’s people. Hence, we have: The Son’s of Italy,
    The Polish, Jewish and Dominican community centers, to name a few. We also have
    the KKK, Skinheads and the Nazi party.
    Do you think a disorganized people can protect themselves against these organized groups. And if you think the United States government is an organized protector, then read Michelle Alexander’s book: “The New Jim Crow’; This book details the betrayal of the Judicial Branch of government against Blacks. Also, read the accounts of “Black Wall Street” and “Rosewood” to name a few.

    The fact that this question is asked by many Blacks underlines the extensive brainwashing done.
    But I would like to quote from Claud Anderson’s book called “PowerNomics”.

    “Despite the fact that integration began 50 years ago, Black Americans
    remain the primary targets of conservative hate groups, police brutality
    and abusive government actions.”

    1. Hotep Sister Dallas,

      The nature of those who kept us in captivity did not change.

      Have you ever heard Ras Kass’ “Nature of the Threat?”*

      It surveys African-European relations and ends with a similar conclusion.

      Racism is the system of racial subjugation against nonwhites
      in every areas of human relation
      Entertainment, education, labor, politics
      Law, religion, sex, war and economics
      See blacks were 3/5ths of a man with tax purposes intended
      You think you’re Afro-American?
      You’re a 14th amendment and a good nigga
      Jews don’t salute the fuckin swastika
      but niggaz pledge allegiance to the flag that accosted ya
      They never teach about the break of islands like Jamaica
      But before slaves came here whites would take a
      pregnant women, hang her from a tree by her toes
      Slice her stomach with a knife
      and let the unborn baby fall to the flo’
      And stop an unborn child in front of all the slaves
      to inbreed fear, so they’d be scared and behave
      and not rebel more
      Understand all whites must be perceived as potential predators
      I paraphrase historian Ishakamusa Barashango
      “Understand that regardless of the lofty ideas ingraved on paper
      in such documents as the Constitution or Declaration
      the basic nature.. of the European American white man
      remains virtually unchanged”.. so check
      This is the nature of the threat

      Lyrics: http://www.afrostyly.com/english/afro/diverse/nature_of_the_threat.htm

      The only reason things ostensibly changed was conditions in the world changed.

      This is an important lesson that is “underspoken.” I neglected to seriously study this, but the improved mechanization and globalization made much African employment unnecessary. We were pressed into an underclass. And this change was a massive iceberg. Yet, though ships sink from collision, it’s not necessary that every passenger dies. We must set up lifeboats. And from there–rescue our other people. [This may make a good allegory.]

      HTP

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