Listen Siblings, I come in peace,
“[Robbed of] our Sisterhood, our Brotherhood.” — The African Affirmation
In today’s post I explain what a Sibling is. Some African people refer to one another as “Brother” and “Sister” yet rarely treat one another in a Brotherly or Sisterly manner. For this reason, I made a video for you to share and understand that at least one person shall treat you as a Sibling. Write this Sibling a commitment to building an African Blood Siblings Community Center. Subscribe, share, love.
What is a Sibling? Shouldn’t “Brother” and “Sister” have a meaning?
It was after I looked upon a forest, that I now understand what a family is. Each tree drops a seed, that every tree looks after, until that seed becomes a tree like its aunts and uncles.
“Brother” and “Sister,” words for “Siblings,” mean “As you will look after my child, I will look after yours.” At least in our African tradition.
Meaning. One of the worst tricks of our adopted culture is that we think that in ancestry we are Brothers and Sisters, rather than in concern for descendants we are Brothers and Sisters.
Thus, I ask whether we have any Brotherhoods or Sisterhoods. What are the two? Will those who call me Brother look after my child? Do you, reader, look after the child of others? If not, will you call another a Sibling?
I am grateful to the ancestors for allowing me the wisdom to put meaning behind my appellations. And I promise to my African Blood Siblings, that I will, to my ability, be a Brother to you all.