One of the most popular ways to be noticed as a member of Black conscious community is to be a historian on all things Black. At face value this is critical to realizing Black progress, Black identity, Black unity, and racial pride. However, in light of the hundreds of Master teachers, scholars and lecturers, I’m going to argue that merely knowing history is not enough. Frankly, it hasn’t done much but lead to countless hours of debates that have zero purpose aside from serving as a pissing contest and ego stroking exercise. So much work can be done to secure…

Disclaimer: This is a letter to those who support the descendants of Africa obtaining land in Africa and developing that land in the creation of a Nation specifically for the African Diaspora. If you have zero interest in such an occurrence then this writing is not for you.

The BAIO

As stated on the BAIO website- We are made up of Afrikan American and Afrikan Diasporic victims, descendants, and P.O.W’s of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade scattered throughout the Diaspora, living as second and third class citizens in foreign lands. Our condition is tied to the legacy of slavery and genocide of Afrikan…

This could be a very short share with me simply stating, “Black People, no one is going to save you!” I wish it were that easy. Rather, it’s like pulling teeth to get the average Black American to listen to another average Black American. If you don’t have a history of having a #1 hit single or a lucrative contract with a professional sports team, there’s few people who want to hear from you. Lets dig in, though.

VOTE

For the longest time I’ve been against voting. I do not hold the belief that my ancestors died so that I can…

Some time in April I reposted a friends post from Facebook and I made a comment about how the government (racism/white supremacy) doesn’t care about their own people, more-less Black people’s problems. One of the followers of the page stated, “So what’s the solution?” That phrase, while it is always a good question, for some reason irritated the hell out of me. We do not need more solutions. What we need to do is actually commit to some of the thousands of solutions that have been passed down to us from our ancestors, and even some of the solutions offered…

What up tho, y’all! We’re going to discuss accountability. Before we start I have to say this: I can say that I have a background in academia and I have read scrolls of the ancestors and listened to the voices of our greatest warriors…I know I don’t know shit and I don’t have ANY of the answers. I know I speak with a fiery spirit and I know that most people don’t see the Black experience like I do or have the passion for our people as such. I also know and have observed how there are certain behaviors and…

Every election cycle something happens in America. The average citizen suddenly becomes politically savvy and uber interested in the political process.This is not a bad thing in and of itself, of course. Being involved in and being informed about your local and national government is very important. It is foolish to completely divorce oneself from politics, for it is politics that is behind all of the structures in American society that has served as impediments to Black progress. Naturally, the well-being of every Black person and the progress of us as a people will be the focus of this writing.

BLACK FIRST PHILOSOPHY: How race-first strategy is more effective than multicultural intersectionalities

In this piece, the idea of “Black First” can be described as Black folks putting our Blackness at the forefront in every area of life. Whether considering entertaining dating websites or casting a ballot to participate in your local democratic voting process; it is imperative that the benefit of Black people stays in our hearts and minds. STOP!!! At this point there is without a doubt several readers who all but turn up their nose at this introduction. Even more, there may be some of us who feel…

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I try not to write from a first person perspective but sometimes a subject is intimate and deserves to be written from the personal account of the writer. In this case, interracial dating is something that I have experienced firsthand and can speak to in a unique way. In this piece I will tell bits of my story, where my ideology on interracial relationships came from, and how it has transitioned and transcended in time. Now, lets be very clear; my experiences with interracial relationships are MY experiences. Do not read this as a piece written to condemn others. I…

What The Hell Is Kwanzaa? The Importance Of Reinventing Black Identity

What is Kwanzaa? When is Kwanzaa? Why is it celebrated? How do you celebrate it? Why should you celebrate Kwanzaa, and, most importantly, why should you create even more Black traditions and holidays? All of these topics will be discussed in this piece. The purpose is to educate Black folks about Kwanzaa and illustrate how discontinuing the participation in traditional American holidays and creating original Black traditions would benefit Blacks as a whole.

WHAT IS KWANZAA

Kwanzaa is a week-long (Dec 26-Jan 1) African American/Pan-African celebration of family, life…

Be honest, you have no idea what Eugenics is, what it means, where it comes from, and how it affects the world we live in today. American history has the tendency to be watered down and sometimes completely erased, particularly when atrocities are perpetrated by whites or elite groups.. This article will educate the readers on what eugenics is and how it has been and still is used as a weapon of white supremacy.

DEFINING EUGENICS

Eugenics, as defined by Karl Pearson, is “the science which deals with all influences that improve the inborn qualities of a race; also with…

Umoja N. Black

Pan-Africanist fighting for the liberation and sovereignty of the African Diaspora

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