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Khalid Abdul Muhammad: The Life of A Pan-African Legend

Khalid Abdul Muhammad: The Life of A Pan-African Legend

Organization Affiliation: New Black Panther Party, Nation of Islam Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad Birthdate: January 12, 1948 Dr. Khalid Muhammad Wife: Queen Nefertari Muhammad Dr. Khalid Muhammad Date of Transition: February 17, 2001     Of all figures in Black Consciousness, few were as controversial as the former Supreme Captain of the Nation of Islam and […]

[Op-Ed] Understanding Mentacide and Black Unity

[Op-Ed] Understanding Mentacide and Black Unity

Separating the Herd Before we thought a Trump presidency was even possible, Black people were already falling apart at the seams.  As a collective, African Americans have been complicit and complacent in their self-destruction.  This great divide has been perpetrated through many religious groups and social status cliques.  Essentially, our break down has dropped to […]

Muhammad Ali Dead at Age 74

Muhammad Ali Dead at Age 74

Muhammad Ali died today at age 74. This news destroyed me. I mean, the impact this man had on the world went so far beyond the boxing ring. He was a man who stood on his principles, who knew how to fight in and out of the ring, a man of the type of courage […]

Why We Do Not Stand With France

Why We Do Not Stand With France

To hell with France. Following the terrorist attacks against France, the world lit up in red, white, and blue to show solidarity with the human suffering of the French. Africans and members of the African Diaspora are no strangers to suffering. We can empathize with the pain that fellow human beings have endured. But we […]

The 3 Deadly Venoms of the Black Diet

The 3 Deadly Venoms of the Black Diet

A nation can only be as strong as the people that make up that nation. Despite being genetically superior to all other races, the African Diaspora has fallen victim to cancer, disease, and preventable illness at rates exponentially higher than any other group. We know that this is in large part to other groups purposefully […]

7 Things Black America Should Stop Doing NOW

7 Things Black America Should Stop Doing NOW

Co-Signing Other Causes Black Americans are quick to throw a cape on and come to the defense of causes outside of the Black community. From gay rights and feminism to ice bucket challenges, it seems Black America would rather distract ourselves from our own issues to support other groups that dont want or dont need […]

Should Pan-Africanists Embrace Marriage Rights?

Should Pan-Africanists Embrace Marriage Rights?

African(-diasporan)s built the New World, and financed the Old World, and civilized Asia.  So we have the absolute right to marry according to our customs and traditions. I can’t help who I love, I love women- why won’t people accept us? I can’t help it, either- where are my rights? I’m in committed relationships- just […]

They Have Their Flag. Do You Have Yours?

They Have Their Flag. Do You Have Yours?

If there is not a red black and green flag in your possession, click here to change that now. Lamont Lily’s response to the Charleston church shooting was perfect. He wrote Adding insult to painful injury, the flag on South Carolina’s Capitol lawn — the flag of the Confederacy — is now flying at half-staff […]

Failing U.S.A.: Opinions on Inner-City Schools in the United States (Part II)

Failing U.S.A.: Opinions on Inner-City Schools in the United States (Part II)

Education U.S.A. Today: Far From Origins Gone are the early days of education in America when facilities had real learning. These were student centered discussions, parental participants and/or observers, and the diversified academic “hands-on” forums that took less money (unlike field-trips today). Schooling in yesteryears took less than seven and a half hours a day to guide youth […]

Dont Get Too Excited: The Patriot Act Aint Changed

Dont Get Too Excited: The Patriot Act Aint Changed

The tactics of Jim Crow evolved to become the system of silent white supremacy that has been nicknamed James Crow. He’s a little more educated. He’s a little slicker. He’s a little more polished. But the results are the same. Likewise, the tactics of COINTELPRO have evolved. What was once a program of mass surveillance […]

Pan-African Art of War:  Animal Instincts

Pan-African Art of War: Animal Instincts

Law of Nature:  The more colorful something is, the more harmful it is…   Many species have bright and conspicuous colors. When these colored individuals are dangerous or distasteful, the pattern is called warning coloration or, as biologists call it, aposematic coloration. [1]     Laws of Nature, Laws of Man The science of aposematics (warning colors) is […]

Racist Revelations in the “Melting Pot” (Part III)

Racist Revelations in the “Melting Pot” (Part III)

Forward Africans!!: Where to go from here (2015 A.D.) True freedom for Africans in America must begin where it left off; on the last drawn breaths of the first to set feet in bondage on American soil. It can no longer be found or trusted in the current institutions that Africans once proudly claimed. Historically and […]

Failing U.S.A.: Opinions on Inner-City Schools in the United States

Failing U.S.A.: Opinions on Inner-City Schools in the United States

“We must teach and demonstrate the art-of-learning to promote and inspire intellectual growth in order to think and reason for harmony through understanding.” -Bandele Grade School USA How many times have we as students, teachers, substitute-teachers, parents, guardians, custodians, volunteers, and visitors have witnessed what has become an economically elite class of seemingly abrasive, arrogant, […]

Remembering Mama Nakato Lewis

Remembering Mama Nakato Lewis

I was devastated to hear of the transition of a true leader in our community, Mama Nakoto Lewis of BlackHerbals.com. You may remember our interview with her in December of 2014 (if not, please go back and listen to it here). For 15 years, Nakato and her husband, Rasta Kiwanuka Lewis operated Black Herbals from […]

Pan-African Art of War:  Image is Everything

Pan-African Art of War: Image is Everything

“Western narcissism has seriously damaged the world by seeking to refashion the world in its image.” Meditate the Hustle Africa is a Western invention…  [It] is a concept that was created based on a perspective and ideology that has existed only since colonial days. [T]here were no Africans present at the [1884–5] Berlin Conference that […]

Racist Revelations in the “Melting Pot” (Part II)

Racist Revelations in the “Melting Pot” (Part II)

America’s Eurocentopia The means to life are unequally held and controlled predominately by historically conscious Europeans (and/ or descents) that want to keep it that way. This is perhaps guided by a collective fear of global anarchy; that is their loss of cultural, political and economic influence (more so) and control (less so) over all […]

Was Tupac Conscious?

Was Tupac Conscious?

If we can overlook Tupac’s faults, why not the next brother’s? Recently, acclaimed director John Singleton (Boyz N The Hood) walked away from directing a film about Tupac’s life “because the people involved aren’t respectful of his legacy”. So what is Tupac’s legacy?  Was the creator of “Thug Life” also a revolutionary?  Was he a gangster and conscious […]

Racist Revelations in the “Melting Pot”

Racist Revelations in the “Melting Pot”

The Origins of Ethnic Diversity and Social Caste This essay is an African perspective on and solution to the impact of United States racism on African development within its ethnic diversity in the early “post-racial/colorblind” twenty-first century. The diversity of human beings may have very well existed long before recorded time and will continue to […]

Pan African Poetry Month Part 2: Je Suis African!

Pan African Poetry Month Part 2: Je Suis African!

Did you know that only 5 percent of all the Africans who were forced into the western hemisphere came to the United States? This fact should encourage us to learn more about the struggles and victories of our great African heroes in the Caribbean and South America, where our ancestors easily could have landed, as […]

What is Hip-Hop?

What is Hip-Hop?

for millennia enlightened folks have realized that the essence of music is the same as that of life, namely movement (The Metaphysics of Hip-Hop)   Did you know that the atom doesn’t look like this, at all? In reality, electrons move so fast, that at any given moment, they are at any point, and every point, […]

Taking Action in the Face Of White Supremacy

Taking Action in the Face Of White Supremacy

The purpose behind websites like ours is not to entertain or to inform you. The purpose here is to inspire you to take action. As a community, we have focused far too long on deconstructing our problems and issues. Arguably, we have spent too much time on discussing potential solutions as well. Rather than discussion, […]

Meet STEM Pioneer Jewel Plummer Cobb

Meet STEM Pioneer Jewel Plummer Cobb

The study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics [STEM] are of great importance because they are deeply intertwined into our daily lives. You can imagine how differently our lives would be without the education, research and implementation of these fields of study. In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s take the time to highlight the […]

Rest In Power: Remembering Dr. Ben Jochannan

Rest In Power: Remembering Dr. Ben Jochannan

For as long as there has been a conscious community, there have been powerful minds that have risen up to lead us closer to enlightenment. But even among the greatest of great minds, few of them could come close to Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan. On March 19, 2015 at the age of 96 our Grand […]

What Kind of History Are You Making?

What Kind of History Are You Making?

The following blurb was posted in the New York Daily News on Wednesday, March 11, 2015:       Dozens of kids and at least two adults watched as four teenage girls brutalized a pint-sized 15-year-old girl in a Brooklyn McDonald’s — but not one made a move to stop it, a shocking video that’s been […]

Dont Believe The Hype: Africans Eat Healthier Than You

Dont Believe The Hype: Africans Eat Healthier Than You

Here in the West, we are constantly fed images of starving African children with distended bellies to reinforce the myth of African inferiority. Don’t believe the hype. While it is true that warfare, drought, and other conditions contribute to periods of human suffering, those circumstances are the exceptions to the norm.   Findings from a […]

The Easy Days are Over

The Easy Days are Over

The easy days are over. Its time for you to take the hard path. Do it. Start today. To do anything else would be to make a choice unworthy of you, and of us as a people. A movement is only as strong as the members of that movement. The easy days breed easy ways. […]

How To Create Your Own Urban Survival Kit

How To Create Your Own Urban Survival Kit

Our recent interview with Montu of Asafo Gun Club raised some interesting points about Blacks and our survival mindset. During Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of thousands of us were displaced, lost our lives, and needlessly suffered because we lack a ‘survival mindset’. The Aftermath of ‘Katrina Level Events’ (KLEs) What would you do if a Hurricane […]

The Top 5 Best African Cities To Escape To

The Top 5 Best African Cities To Escape To

At one point in time, every African-American has at least considered visiting the Motherland, and some of us have even considering permanently leaving the United States. The American Dream is still possible, just not in the U.S. Particularly for African-Americans, life in the United States is becoming increasingly more difficult. Its as if the system […]

The American Military and Afrocentricity

The American Military and Afrocentricity

Afrocentricity involves “placing African ideals at the center of any analysis that involves African culture and behavior.” Using the Afrocentric Method, this essay examines the blacks involvement in American armed service. To the African American, war did not mean the same as it did to the American Caucasian. The African American fought in wars that […]

Ebola: China Sends Doctors,Obama Sends Troops

Ebola: China Sends Doctors,Obama Sends Troops

Disparities in foreign policy between the United States and China are best displayed in how the two countries operate on the African continent. On September 16, 2014, Obama confirmed the United States would be deploying as many as 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to fight the Ebola epidemic. This announcement was confirmed during his […]

Who Really Controls Hip Hop?

Who Really Controls Hip Hop?

For Black men and women, music has always played a central role in influencing the hearts and minds of the people. From the old negro spirituals sung by slaves, to the jazz of the Harlem renaissance, to James Brown singing “say it loud, I’m Black and I’m proud!”, our music has always reflected the souls […]

The 50 Most Important Pan-Africans in History (1 – 25)

The 50 Most Important Pan-Africans in History (1 – 25)

This is Part 1 of the 50 Most Important Pan-African Leaders in history. A Pan-Africanist is described as one who believes in the political jurisdiction of an independent African state, the ability of Africans to control and influence their own culture and affairs, and the freedom of Africans around the world to pursue their own […]

Ebola: Using Infection as a Weapon of White Supremacy

Ebola: Using Infection as a Weapon of White Supremacy

The Ebola outbreak in Africa has reached ‘epidemic’ levels, with health officials calling the infection ‘out of control’. We are experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak in history, with Africans across the continent dying by the hundreds – despite cures being effectively used on white patients. Where did this virus suddenly come from? Why are Africans […]

The Life And Legacy of Cheikh Anta Diop

The Life And Legacy of Cheikh Anta Diop

Cheikh Anta Diop, the brilliant Black anthropologist, historian, and physicist was one of the most prominent and proficient Black scholars in the history of African civilization. His discoveries have shown the world the true accomplishments of African history, effectively put an end to the debate over who the original people of Egypt were, and pioneered […]

Are You A Survivor or a Fighter?

Are You A Survivor or a Fighter?

What is the difference between minority groups that immigrate to North America with nothing and succeed, and the Blacks that have lived there (for the most part) since slavery who live in abject poverty and ignorance? What is the difference between the programs of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, and the social welfare […]

Limiting Beliefs in Black Consciousness

Limiting Beliefs in Black Consciousness

Recently, I reached out to the community to find out what we believed the biggest problem facing the Black community was. I was not surprised to hear the usual answers: There is no Unity in the Black Community! We don’t have any Black Businesses! All of our so-called leaders are sell outs! The Black family […]

The Re-Education of the Negro

The Re-Education of the Negro

One of the biggest problems facing the global Black community is miseducation, the systematic destruction of the Black man and woman’s knowledge of self. It wasn’t until the mid 20th century that we became aware of the fact that the so-called “education” provided by white academic institutions was a tool designed to maintain our condition […]

A Nation of Leaders

A Nation of Leaders

Recently, I was interviewed by Don Miller of the Don Miller Show (660 WORL Radio, Florida), and during the interview, we began a discussion on leadership development amongst our people. I have regularly commented that we dont need another “leader”. The nostalgic days of mass movements led by a single charismatic individual have come to an […]

Nation Building: A Historical Context

Nation Building: A Historical Context

A man that I once knew and greatly respect once told me “Dont come to my office with a problem unless you bring a solution to go with it.” Such a statement forced me to elevate my consciousness from a position of helplessness and gridlock into a position of self-sufficiency and progress. In that same […]

A Nation of Values

A Nation of Values

As we begin to wake up as a people, we are starting to realize that our new nation, our next generation, must be built on the foundation of sound values. The same must be true of every organization that claims to lead the people. As the old saying goes, you shall know a tree by […]

Ma’at and the 5 Elements of Life

Ma’at and the 5 Elements of Life

The 5 Elements of life make up your entire existence on this Earth and beyond. If these Elements are not stable and balanced, your life as a whole will be unstable and thus incomplete. If you read the article, Achieving Black Consciousness and Knowledge of Self via Pan Africanism, you will remember that those 5 Elements […]

The Forgotten Art Of Black on Black Dating

The Forgotten Art Of Black on Black Dating

Relationships…… It is so easy to get in and so hard to get out! I’ve heard the statement spoken earlier in my life on so many countless occasions by the older wiser people in my midst and didn’t have a clue as to the wisdom that was falling down oh so abundantly on my ears […]

Black Relationships: How Did It Get This Bad?

Black Relationships: How Did It Get This Bad?

Whenever we hear the phrase black relationships we naturally think of male-female relationships. And for good reason because they are at the center of all Black relationships. But the male-female relationship does not exist in a bubble or a vacuum. As our ancestors taught, all things are connected and interrelated; and the male-female relationship is […]

Good Black Men Are Hard To Find?

Good Black Men Are Hard To Find?

‘Good Black Men Are Hard To Find’ Says Who? Its easy for many to take the statistics presented in mainstream media at face value, but upon closer examination, its also easy to see where these stats fail. The map is not the terrain. First off, many of the statistics we read are based on a […]

Synergistic Energy Xchange (S.E.X.)

Synergistic Energy Xchange (S.E.X.)

This post is specifically for the single fellas. Ladies, you get your turn in the next post. I was in a cafe with a brotha the other day whose knowledge I had come to respect. He could read the medu neter and lullaby the story of Ausar. He could quote the Koran. He could cite Dr. […]

Unequally Yoked: When Love and Faith Collide

Unequally Yoked: When Love and Faith Collide

I left Christianity years ago, and since then I have learned the teachings of Islam without submitting to the faith. This puts me at odds with most of the women I meet because I can say with 99% certainty that the majority of Black women in America are either Christian or Muslim. Whether these women […]

Black History Beyond the United States: Brazil

Black History Beyond the United States: Brazil

The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was responsible for the large African presence here in America, but was equally responsible for the presence of our people throughout the Caribbean, and in Brazil, Belize, and Colombia. History was made in these areas that significantly shaped the global destinies of our race, and their history is our history as […]

Living Legends of Black History: Maulana Karenga

Living Legends of Black History: Maulana Karenga

No series of articles on the living legends of Black History would be complete without mentioning Dr. Ron Maulana Karenga – a titan among titans in Africalogical thought, organizational capability, and Afrocentric epistemology. From his association with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committees and the Black United Front of the Sixties, to the eulogy of Khalid […]

Living Legends of Black History: Assata Shakur

Living Legends of Black History: Assata Shakur

Few women in our movement can personify the word “revolutionary” like Assata Shakur. But the word represents only a shadow of her true essence; her courage in the face of America’s imperial might, her knowledge of self, her powerful sense of justice, and her willingness to endure persecution for her values makes her a living […]

Living Legends of Black History: Dr. Umar Johnson

Living Legends of Black History: Dr. Umar Johnson

On February 20, 1895, Frederick Douglass attended a meeting of the National Council of Women in Washington, D.C. During that meeting, he was brought to the platform and given a standing ovation by the audience. It would be the last speech he would give. Shortly after he returned home, Frederick Douglass died of a massive […]

Value Your ‘Self’ by Valuing Land

Value Your ‘Self’ by Valuing Land

United Black America is proud to take a pause in our regularly scheduled programming to bring you another guest post from H.A. Jabar of Jabar International. Mr. Jabar has written two articles for us, including Consistent and Constant, and is the author of the fantastic ebook, The Well Made Man. We are proud and honored to have […]

Edward Wilmot Blyden: The Father of Pan-Africanism

Edward Wilmot Blyden: The Father of Pan-Africanism

Before there was a Malcolm X, a Kwame Nkrumah, a Marcus Garvey, or a George Padmore, there was Edward Wilmot Blyden, the Father of Pan Africanism. Edward Wilmot Blyden was born in 1832 in the territories now known as the Virgin Islands. Like most Black men of his day, Blyden’s parents were slaves and descendants of […]

Charles Deslondes and the American Uprising of 1811

Charles Deslondes and the American Uprising of 1811

Charles Deslondes. A name that has been lost to history. But of all the figures in Black History, his name alone was responsible for the largest slave action in American history prior to the Civil War. The successes and sacrifices of Charles Deslondes would go on to influence the revolts and rebellions of men like Telemaque […]

The Trial and Tribulation of Marcus Garvey

The Trial and Tribulation of Marcus Garvey

  Of all great figures in Black History, none are as important or as forgotten as Marcus Garvey, one of the founding fathers of Pan-Africanism and one of the first men to give us a universal vision that demanded a free and redeemed United States of Africa. While we have written about the life and […]

Leadership Lessons From Martin Luther King JR

Leadership Lessons From Martin Luther King JR

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arguably one of the greatest leaders ever produced by the Black community. His leadership, buttressed by the efforts of thousands of activists who struggled with him, shaped the world that we live in today. For years, members of the Black Conscious and Pan-African community have complained about the lack of leadership among our people, without […]

Django, Consciousness, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Django, Consciousness, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

First and foremost, shouts out to Bro. Michael Imhotep at the African History Network Show. His fleshing out of the psychological impact of slave – themed cinema like Django Unchained was impeccable and inspired this article. I find myself more and more frequently meditating and reflecting on the state of the media as it relates […]

4 Tips for Eating Consciously on a Budget

4 Tips for Eating Consciously on a Budget

For many subscribers to United Black America, one of the biggest challenges to living a Black, conscious lifestyle is the cost. Its hard enough to change your diet as it is, but throw in $1 cheeseburger specials and 20 piece fried chicken for $10 and it can be a daunting task. In this article, I offer some […]

Pan-Africanism In Action: The Black Conscious Diet

Pan-Africanism In Action: The Black Conscious Diet

If you truly want to achieve consciousness, you might find that the easiest place to start is within the physical element. Your diet is the foundation of your strength, your quality of life, your energy level, and your direct connection with the Earth itself. Unfortunately, here in Western society, Black communities find themselves in the […]

The Origin Of Things – A Poem by Listervelt Middleton

The Origin Of Things – A Poem by Listervelt Middleton

Listervelt Middleton made it his mission in life to educate African-Americans about their history and their contributions to society. Beginning in 1977, he hosted the South Carolina weekly television series “For The People” that offered a historical focus on African-American life; and used the show as a platform for African history scholars, anthropologists, archaeologists, and […]

Askia The Great

Askia The Great

The 15th and 16th centuries have been called the Age of Empires. We are taught in public schools about how Spain and Portugal explored the world’s seas and colonized large parts of Africa and the New World. The Mughal Emperor Akbar extended the power of the Mughal Empire to cover most of the Indian sub […]

The Bob Marley You DONT Know

The Bob Marley You DONT Know

Robert Nesta (Bob) Marley has been one of the worlds most celebrated cultural icons. Despite the popularity of his music, many people are unfamiliar with the story of the man behind the music and the movement. In this article –  based on first hand accounts from the men and women who knew Marley best – […]

3 Things China Can Teach Africa About Nation-Building

3 Things China Can Teach Africa About Nation-Building

Not too long ago, China resembled Africa in many ways. China was broken up into many small warring states. China was divided by language, culture, and political philosophies. China’s first Emperor was successful in unifying the fragmented tribes into one powerful nation by conquering and absorbing these states into one empire. Later on in Chinese […]

3 Reasons Religion Is A Threat To Pan-Africanism

3 Reasons Religion Is A Threat To Pan-Africanism

In conducting an analysis of the many reasons Black men and women in this country (America) and around the world are unable to unify, the topic of religion can’t be avoided. In fact, the more one discusses the topic, the more one comes to realize just how dangerous and divisive religion has been to Pan-Africanism. […]

Why Boycotting Is A Waste of Time

Why Boycotting Is A Waste of Time

In most parts of America, racism is a way of life. African-Americans in Louisville, Kentucky – and everywhere else for that matter – have been marginalized, preyed upon politically and economically, and isolated from the rest of the city. Many African-Americans within the city live behind an invisible wall – called the 9th Street Wall […]

Breaking the Chains: The Warpath to Sovereignty

Breaking the Chains: The Warpath to Sovereignty

“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass  The above quote is powerful, and deserves some meditation. In short, it tells us that we can only be oppressed up to the point that we allow it. We can only be mis-educated, dis-empowered, disenfranchised, and destroyed to the point that we allow […]

Our Culture Has Been Hijacked by Insurgents

Our Culture Has Been Hijacked by Insurgents

No, this isnt a post about white supremacists shooting the country up. Ive talked about The Mental Disease of White Supremacy plenty. Yesterday, Nyesuada and I had a conversation about the state of Black culture, and how it came to its current state of decay. I recommended to him (as I recommend to you) a […]

PTSD, Mob Mentality, and Why We Persecute Our Best and Brightest

PTSD, Mob Mentality, and Why We Persecute Our Best and Brightest

The following is an anthropological experiment conducted in 1967 ( Sources: Stephenson, G. R. (1967). Cultural acquisition of a specific learned response among rhesus monkeys. In: Starek, D., Schneider, R., and Kuhn, H. J. (eds.), Progress in Primatology, Stuttgart: Fischer, pp. 279-288.) Begin the experiment by placing 5 monkeys is a cage. Tie a banana to the […]

10 Reasons Why Most “Pan-Africanists” Are Liars

10 Reasons Why Most “Pan-Africanists” Are Liars

So its Independence Day here in the United States of America. I am surprised to see a number of so-called Pan-Africans repping the holiday with gusto. When I confront these men and women and hold them accountable for what it means to be a Pan-African there is tension. If you seek to honestly call yourself a Pan-African, […]

The Monfort Point Marines

The Monfort Point Marines

The Montford Point Marines are the “Tuskegee Airmen” of the Marine Corps, and a valuable part of the legacy of Black men and women. Considering today’s news, I am compelled to educate those of you brothas and sistas who might not be aware of these living legends. All Marines today undergo basic training at one of […]

African Beauty Is Under Threat By Western Civilization

African Beauty Is Under Threat By Western Civilization

Our `most cherished values` begin to end, the moment we become silent over the things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr. By Honourable Saka Africa Is Unique Africa is a continent that is very rich, not only in natural resources but also in cultural diversities. Africans are arguably the most diverse people on earth. Most people […]

The Beauty, Power, and Divinity of the Black Woman

The Beauty, Power, and Divinity of the Black Woman

Earth is a title the righteous Black woman within the community calleed the Nation of Gods and Earths carries with pride. She is the Mother of Civilization and Queen of the Universe. The planet Earth is the 3rd planet from the sun and 93 (9=Born, 3 = Understanding) million miles away from that energy source. […]

Why The World Should Fear The Rise of A New Black Messiah

Why The World Should Fear The Rise of A New Black Messiah

America’s continual affront to justice, economic stability, and equality may have already primed the rise of a new Black Messiah. In the past, America has worked hard to prevent the rise of a unified Black movement. To prevent this movement from organizing, any and every charismatic Black man or woman was targeted, imprisoned, discredited, deported, […]

The 10 Greatest Conscious Rappers of All Time

The 10 Greatest Conscious Rappers of All Time

We know that the current state of hip hop is dead. We know that we need better options than trap music, hoe music, and club bangers that rot the brain with poisoned, ignorant lyrics. We know that there is a psychological covert War on Hip Hop that keeps real conscious music off the airwaves. Mainstream hip […]

Sirius B, Ancient Aliens, and the Dogon Mysteries

Sirius B, Ancient Aliens, and the Dogon Mysteries

In 1976, author Robert Temple published a book that would rock the academic world, and baffle NASA. The Sirius Mystery  presented the hypothesis that the Dogon people of Mali in West Africa preserve a tradition of contact with intelligent extraterrestrial beings from the Sirius star-system. After spending decades studying Dogon traditions, Temple learned that not […]

Without Unity, There Is No Future For Africa

Without Unity, There Is No Future For Africa

‘If we want to survive, we must unite’. – Dr Hassy H. B. Kitine, Tanzanian Pan-Africanist  In his famous book, Africa Must Unite, Kwame Nkrumah stated emphatically that; “No single part of Africa can be safe or free to develop fully and independently, while any part remains unliberated or while Africa’s vast economic resources continue […]

Thutmose III

Thutmose III

Thutmose III is one of the baddest Black men ever to walk the Earth, and passed on a divine legacy to Black men and women today. His leadership and military conquests puts Alexander the Great to shame, his administrative abilities makes Washington D.C. look like a middle school student council, and his innovative ability were […]

South Sudan and A United States of Africa

South Sudan and A United States of Africa

On April 24, Sudan declared war on its neighbor, South Sudan. The declaration of war comes less than one year after South Sudan separated from Sudan. From the U.K. Telegraph: On a visit to China, Salva Kiir, South Sudan’s president, told his counterpart, Hu Jintao, that, “[my visit] comes at a very critical moment … because our […]

The Miseducation of the Negro Revisited

The Miseducation of the Negro Revisited

Dr. Carter G. Woodson (Dec 19, 1857 – Apr 5, 1950) founder of Black History Month and author of The Miseducation of the Negro discusses problems that still plague African Americans and Africans today. His crowning achievement reveals to us how little progress has been made even a century later. The Miseducation of the Negro […]

The Mission and Vision of Kwame Nkrumah

The Mission and Vision of Kwame Nkrumah

In my estimation, the most dissected and discussed African personality is Kwame Nkrumah, on whom volumes have been written.  The speed at which he set out to ensure the total emancipation of the African continent and the larger African world was breathtaking. If he had not been stopped in his tracks, he and the African […]

The Passion and Power of Haile Selassie

The Passion and Power of Haile Selassie

His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie Ras Tafari Makonnen – the last emperor in the 3000-year-old Ethiopian monarchy – is a triumphant figure of Black History that will forever be celebrated for his passion, his power, and his leadership by example as a Pan-African and an Ethiopian. Born as Ras Tafari Makonnen, His Imperial Majesty […]

Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921

Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921

I have tried hard to remember being taught about Black Wall Street in school. I have even asked my younger school-age cousins if they had heard of it during Black History Month in school. “You mean the Game’s record label?” …SMH… Institutions of higher learning continue to ignore the crowning achievements of Black civilization. When […]

6 Ways Jomo Kenyatta Can Make You A Better Leader

6 Ways Jomo Kenyatta Can Make You A Better Leader

“When the Missionaries arrived, the Africans had the Land and the Missionaries had the Bible. They taught us how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.” Jomo Kenyatta One of the missing elements of the Black Conscious movement is a lack of leadership. […]

The Life and Assassination of Patrice Lumumba

The Life and Assassination of Patrice Lumumba

Between 1961 and 1973, six African independence leaders were assassinated by their ex-colonial rulers, including Patrice Lumumba of Congo. Very few Black men and women in America have heard of Lumumba, but his might have been one of the most significant political assassinations of the 20th century. Patrice Émery Lumumba (2 July 1925 – 17 […]

This is How African Name Ceremonies Work

This is How African Name Ceremonies Work

To destroy the sovereignty of a people, you  must destroy their name. A name is ones direct link to ones history, ones culture, and thus to ones psychological bearings – all three of the critical factors described by Cheik Anta Diop as essential to a peoples total cultural identity. It has always been tradition in […]

America’s Corrupt Institutional Values

America’s Corrupt Institutional Values

You shouldn’t be surprised by Penn State’s recent child sex scandal. Its a symptom of three underlying problems that can be found in most American and European institutions. When I talk about institutions, several specific ones come to mind: Political Institutions, Academic Institutions, Corporate Institutions, and Religious Institutions.   These three underlying problems with American institutions […]

Eating Consciously: 6 Super Food Recipes

Eating Consciously: 6 Super Food Recipes

Months ago, I wrote  Eating Consciously: 7 Super Foods and received a lot of positive feedback. The problem with the whole concept is practical application: its hard to adopt different eating habits! But by using delicious and visually appealing recipes, the transition can be made a lot easier. With that, I give you 6 recipes that […]

How To Meditate: A Step by Step Guide

How To Meditate: A Step by Step Guide

Meditation is as old as human spirituality itself. The oldest Aboriginal cultures of the Earth used meditation as a tool for spiritual fortification and communion with the infinite self. Today, meditation is gaining traction in the world of modern medicine as a treatment for many physical illnesses. Its time we got caught up. What is […]

African Kings and Kingdoms of India

“…The darkest man is here the most highly esteemed and considered better than the others who are not so dark. Let me add that in very truth these people portray and depict their gods and their idols black and their devils white as snow. For they say that God and all the saints are black […]

Is a United Black America Possible?

Is a United Black America Possible?

A people thus handicapped ought not to be asked to race with the world, but rather allowed to give all its time and thought to its own social problems. – W.E.B. DuBois This site has received an increasing amount of attention lately, but with all this new found attention has come some brand new criticism, […]

Shall The Black Man Be Exterminated?

Shall The Black Man Be Exterminated?

The full text of a Marcus Garvey speech examining the perilous state of affairs of African Americans, and the potential destruction of Black civilization. This is absolutely one of the most famous speeches delivered by the Honorable Marcus Garvey, Father of the Black Nationalist Movement.  Shall The Black Man Be Exterminated? Marcus Garvey The Negro now […]

Blueprint for Revolution 2: Libya, Egypt, and Iran

Blueprint for Revolution 2: Libya, Egypt, and Iran

What Blacks in America can learn from the uprisings in Libya, Egypt, and Iran. First, let me say that evidence shows that these uprisings are ENGINEERED. They are not popular uprisings by the people, but of so called “rebel” groups. Even the media was confused in the beginning of the Libyan uprising, asking “who are […]

Kanazawa and The Dangers of Race-Based “Science”

Kanazawa and The Dangers of Race-Based “Science”

    By now, you have probably already heard of Satoshi Kanazawa, the Psychology Today contributor whose blog post asserts that Black women are less attractive and intelligent than women from other racial groups. If you have been living under a rock, heres a quick exerpt: “What accounts for the markedly lower average level of […]

Eating Consciously: 7 Super Foods

Eating Consciously: 7 Super Foods

So I have been doing this raw food/natural diet for the past two weeks, and as I progressed from eating oreos to eating dried sea moss (its better than it sounds), I came across a lot of helpful information that can aid you in making the same dietary transition. Its important that, as you become […]

The Separatist Manifesto

The Separatist Manifesto

Fed up with its prodigal and prideful rulers, France saw the tumbrels roll and the guillotine blades drop. How many more undeclared “enlightened” wars, how many more trillions of dollars in war-driven debt, how many more dead and wounded will it take for the American people to reclaim their power over war? Or are we […]

Employment Rate for Black Men at Record

Employment Rate for Black Men at Record

If you thought that the country had escaped the jaws of economic recession, you were right. Theres just one problem – if you are black in this country, that means absolutely shit. Even as the economy added a better-than-expected 244,000 jobs, the percentage of black males over 20 who are currently employed dropped slightly to […]

Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality

Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality

The subject of race, ethnicity, and nationality have been a part of the conscious debate for as long as I can remember being in the community. Its an important question – one that forces us as a global people to examine to whom or where our allegiance belongs. Before we can discuss the issue with […]

White Girl Detox

White Girl Detox

I have a secret. Before I was awakened and initiated in Black thought and consciousness, I was addicted to…white girls. I have been with women of every race, but my trysts with Japanese, Korean, and Latinas was more out of novelty than anything else. But white girls weren’t just novelties for me…white girls were something […]

White Values versus Original Values

White Values versus Original Values

In a few of my other posts, I have talked about how white values have led to the destruction of the Original peoples of the Earth, and are also leading to the destruction of the Earth itself. But what are white values? How have these values interacted with the indigenous peoples in such a way […]

What Really Happened in Rwanda

What Really Happened in Rwanda

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories From Rwanda(Bestselling Backlist) Shake Hands with the Devil : The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda Escape from Rwanda: A True Story of Faith, Hope, and Survival Two weeks ago, I got into a discussion with a Conscious brotha and brought up Rwanda. He didn’t […]

Same Intention. Different Opinion.

Same Intention. Different Opinion.

Instead of fighting over, focusing on, and becoming divided over our differences in OPINION, let us take a close look at our points of AGREEMENT. Cooperation amongst our people and organizations cannot consist of “tearing each other apart” as I have one organizational leader put it.

The Real Price of Nation Building

The Real Price of Nation Building

The path to nation building is slick with blood – the blood of those who take the lead. If you think you are prepared to build a new nation, be prepared to sacrifice your fortune, your family, your life, your dreams, and your peace of mind for the greater good.