“I would like at this moment for us to take up the other question that plagues us, the question of the debt, the question of Africa’s economic situation. As much as peace, resolving this is an important condition to our survival…Burkina Faso would like to begin by expressing its fear. The fear that as successive OAU gatherings take place, they’re all the same, but there is less and less financial participation in what we do.
…But Mr. President, are we going to continue to allow heads of state to seek individual solutions to the problem of the debt, at the risk of creating, in their own countries, social conflicts that could endanger their stability and even the building of African unity? The examples I have cited- there are many more- indicate it would be well worth it for OAU summits to give a reassuring reply to each of us on the question of the debt.
We believe analysis of the debt should begin with its roots. The roots of the debt go back to the beginning of colonialism. Those who lent us the money were those who colonized us. They were the same people who ran our states and our economies. It was the colonizers who put Africa into debt to the financiers- their brothers and cousins. This debt has nothing to with us. That’s why we cannot pay it.
The debt is another form of neocolonialism, one in which the colonialists have transformed themselves into technical assistants. Actually, it would be more accurate to say technical assassins. They’re the ones who advised us on sources of financing, on underwriters of loans. As if there were men whose loans are enough to create development in other people’s countries. These underwriters were recommended to us, suggested to us. They gave us enticing financial documents and presentations. We took on loans of fifty years, sixty years, and even longer. That is, we were led to commit our peoples for fifty years and more.
The debt in its present form is a cleverly organized reconquest of African under which our growth and development are regulated by stages and norms totally alien to us. It is a reconquest that turns each of us into a financial slave- or just plain slave- of those who had the opportunity, the craftiness, the deceitfulness to invest funds in our countries that we are obliged to repay. Some tell us to pay the debt. This is not a moral question. Paying or not paying is not a question of so-called honor at all.”
From “A United front Against the Debt” at Organization of African Unity Conference, Addis Ababa- July 29, 1987 by Honorable President Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso.
In honor and RAspect for the women who served our AfRaKan people and humanity beyond the titles, elected positions and money they generated, these names of international are shared. Learn. Share. Organize. Expand. Heal. Ascend! RAevolutionary AfRaKan Women-RAW!
Nella Larsen—Harlem Renaissance writer April 13, 1891- March 30, 1964. Lived and schooled in Denmark for several years before returning to the US mainland.
Annie Silinga—ANC member and organizer of the 1st South African Federation of Women. [1910-1983].
Daisy Bates—Warrior for racial and social justice from Arkansas to President of the NAACP and only woman to speak at the March on Washington in 1961 [1914-November 4, 1999].
Tituba—AfRaKan Native Ameridian healer from Barbados persecuted as a witch and enslaved a Salem minister on trial until 1693 and released—17th century.
Ernestina Sila—Revolutionary leader of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde assassinated by Portuguese colonialist on her way to Amilcar Cabral’s funeral. [April 1943-February 1, 1973].
Black Carlotta—May 1843 an AfRaKan enslaved woman from Matanzas (Cuba) used a machete to lead a slave uprising and was murdered.
Nehandra of Shona nation in Zimbabwe was a spiritual and military leader who led resistance from Britain eventually tried and sentenced to death.
Queen Zeferina—Organized an uprising in Urubu, Brazil and was captured and sentenced to hard labor—1750’s to December 24, 1826.
Amy Jacques Garvey—Jamaican born journalist and later wife of Marcus Garvey. Leader of the Back to Africa movement—UNIA-ACL.
Nancy Grigg—AfRaKan ascendent Creole enslaved woman of Barbados who organized militant core of woman and men for liberation…Led one of the only enslavement rebellions in Barbados.
Fermina Lukumi—early 19th century rebellion leader of Cuba from the 1830’s and 1840’s.
Naga Nanny-1700’s leader of the Jamaican Windward Marrons and organizer known as the sister of rebel Cudjoe. A healer, spiritual conjure woman and freedomfighter.
Fatima Buaro fought more than two decades of armed national liberation struggle with the PAIGC and was a trained nurse.
Sojourner Truth from 1797 to November 26, 1883 was an AfRaKan Amerikan abolitionist, human and women’s rights advocate former slave name was Isabella Baumfree.
Toni Cade Bambara—”It is the duty the responsibility of every writer representing an oppressed people to make revolution irresistible.” Pan African socialist, revolutionary and literary scholar.
Yaa Asantewaa of Ghana—Queen Mother who led armed struggle against Britain to avoid colonial occupation until captured by turncoat African men, imprisoned and exiled to Seychelles. 1840- October 17,1921.
Winnie Mandela, Frances Baard & Millions more!
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Share so that our youth, elders and all of humanity will RAmember to HONOR OUR QUEEN MOTHERS!
This is an excerpt of an extended article on “Repatriation & AfRaKan Diasporans” shared in Maat, Djehuty, Sesheta M Ptah. (To request the complete publication, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com)
By Nesu Neb Ka Ra of Per Ankh Khamniversity
I am reaching out to those who share maatikal respect, integrity and loyalty for action initiatives to preserve, secure and honor our AfRaKan Nation-“at home and abroad” . I share this as it is imperative that we must take some drastic measures to insure our place in our ancestral homelands before those claiming to be the present stewards give it all away to everyone else except their own…It is beyond time for an Atonement of our Ancestral Nations in Present Times-let’s live that level of transformation in 2012 and beyond. Why wait?
We need to start somewhere and I think we need to begin with long-term lease agreements for land within the AfRaKan continents of a minimum of 50 to 100 years with arrangements that when funds become available permanent agreements may be established or outright transfers of sovereign lands with alliance relationships are to be instituted. Cases and points that may surface include yet are not limited to the following:
- How did the African Hebrew Israelites acquire or gain access to land in occupied Palestine-Israel? Did the Israeli government grant them sovereign land?
- How did the Akwamu-Ashanti-Akan Nation make land available to Africans of the Diaspora?
- How did Ethiopia make land available to the Rastafarians?
- How did land in Liberia get transferred to Diasporan African American settlers?
- Why should Diasporan Africans be denied their rights to the land of their ancestry if they are considered to be part of the AU’s Sixth Region?
- How can Diasporan Africans meet certain criteria of sovereignty to be able to freely and independently conduct and perform matters of state and national affairs if they do not have some land that can be identified as sovereign land for comparable recognition as equal sovereign nations like other AU members?
One of the main reasons why we continue to lag behind with African affairs is because we AfRaKans in the Diaspora are collectively too passive and complacent on such matters-especially in regards to repatriation, reparation and related issues…From the days of the Honorable Marcus Garvey and those of the Noble Rev. Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden as well as other African visionaries, it has been more than a century of discussions, summits and plans of repatriation. Our situation in the diaspora has gotten worse when it comes to controlling the land and resources of our ancestral homelands. As AfRaKan Diasporans collectively, collaboratively and assertively secure access to lands in Africa FIRST, then engaging in international negotiations and resolution summits with world powers like the US and others about assistance to go home may actually be respected. If we do not secure land first, then the private corporations will continue to use African nations and the AU as they are presently doing to keep us from returning home in a quantitative and qualitative manner.
AfRaKan Diasporans have a right to present, discuss and recommend solutions on these matters to AU representatives-preferably the full body in a logical and diplomatic manner. Many are asking why are attempts being made to be a part of an organizational entity that appears to be creating institutional barriers and criteria to bar AfRaKan Diasporans from participating in the development and future of our ancestral homelands. Many have assertively stated that AfRaKan Diasporans should not and do not have to beg the AU or any other colonial modern state country in Africa to return home-especially in light of the TransAtlantic Enslavement Maangamizi. While criteria and protocols are being arranged and established for AfRaKan Diasporan involvement in the AU- the only criteria that the big multinational capitalist-imperialist corporations and members of the big 8 industrial nations need to have is financial power that has permitted them to do what they desire in Africa-to a point. While the status quo negotiations for AfRaKan Diasporans to engage with the AU are in process via the SRDC initiatives, many are asserting the implementation of simultaneous negotiations for other methods of achieving the same goals of African Unity and secure institutional re-establishment of a New African World Union.
Inquiries and concerns that have been raised include yet are not limited to the following:
- Most African nations have allowed the borders of their colonial state countries to remain as dividing factors based on the exploiting colonial nations that divided Africa in 1884 during the Berlin Conference. Modifications in this regard along ethnic and national lines are necessary.
- Pan Arab interests via some of the “North African” countries determine the select destiny of Africa, but the AU member states that are not Pan Arabists are not seated at the table to determine the fate of the Pan Arab world. This lack of reciprocity in AfRaKan affairs is an historical concern.
- While our AfRaKan ancestral homelands are being taken, exploited and profited from by the pirates and criminals of the planet, AfRaKan Diasporans have been engaged in a host of bureaucratic processes just in order to sit at the table that others are afforded so freely. This must change.
- Ethnic Kingdoms in Ghana have made efforts to make land available to AfRaKan Diasporans to repatriate. While this has been an impressive and aggressive movement to many, their have been questionable areas raised inclusive of the lack of foundation of most names for Indigenous Ancestral People of “Africa” that tend to ignore the names or claims in our historical realities like others of our AfRaKan Ancestral Nations such as Israel, Nation of Islam, Britain, Spain, Saudi Arabia etc. Another area to heal, repair and ascend beyond!
- Many AfRaKan Diasporans have been in exile-forcefully, willingly and desirous of never returning to the East. Many remained in the continent and were charged with the responsibility to protect and safeguard it. This is another area of our heritage restoration.
- Many neglect to remember that some of our ancestors were sold for capital gain by the ancestors of some of these same countries and nations who now desire to use us as financial slaves even on our return to our indigenous lands in the 21st century.
- Many have allowed every invader to come to Africa’s shores and lands to plunder its’ treasures of riches and resources while murdering, enslaving, colonizing, and mentally indoctrinating its’ most precious resources: Our Indigenous AfRaKan Black People. We must shift the paradigm!
…We AfRaKans in the Diaspora are in a unique situation. We are still suffering from the after effects of 500+ years of captivity, enslavement, indoctrination and miseducation, and are hated by the western supremacist institutionalized system and its’ architects that enslaved us. We do not have a nation or country that we can say is our nation of sovereignty that was designed and formulated by our people and for our people-that the world powers respect, recognize and honor. In Africa, we do not have land or a nation that we can say is ours for our return home- UNLESS we have the financial capital, resources and means to “buy those rights”. So, where should we turn and what must we do? I say when one has a problem one must face the problem and begin to solve the problem by studying the problem from its known variables and apply the proper operations, and logical methods and principles to find the hidden answer in the variables and elements of the problem. We are destined by Divine Right and Order to do something and turn this situation around and transform this mentality of listening to those that do not in essence have our well being at heart.
Share perspectives that are solution based and with recommendations for our Beyond 2012 Working Summit scheduled for every summer & beyond…details TBA…. Nesu Neb KaRa
NswNeb KaRa of Per Ankh m Smai Tawi awaits a flight up south to Aswan from Cairo International Airport – February 2011 (during the January 25th Uprising in Egypt)
“Perfection is What Leads to Eternity.“
ALD2012: Our Global AfRaKan Unity for A Nu AfRaKan World Union and Beyond
An elder gave us an assignment during an ALD session recently: Do an act where you do not focus on always being right. Essentially, that is hard for most of us and in light of that elder’s assignment to those of us working as initiators (agents) for change in our community the shift in our actions are manifesting…womanifesting.
Some believe practice makes perfect; however practice really makes for improvement as perfection is a subjective construct created by man which is another ankhversation…. On the points shared in this thread regarding elitism in the African Revolutionary Movements and to strongly support AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY events globally these draft comments are presented so we may MOVE FORWARD and minimize our complaints of who is what, who is doing what, and how long such and such has not manifested.
“The major crisis facing African people the world over is that they have not been educated for the new reality. And the new reality is that African people must be educated to regain the main thing they lost during slavery and colonialism, the control of the state and their own destiny…The main purpose of education is to train the student to be a proper handler of power. Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance…Education that fails to equip you to handle some form of power is irrelevant and not education at all…African people need to stop shouting ‘nationtime’ until they are clear about the responsibilities of running a nation.” Words of Dr. John Henrik Clarke on April 23, 1994 from Who Betrayed the African World Revolution & Other Essays
It is 2012. Essentially, some folks think the world is ending and are preparing for gloom and doom. Others are walking in illuminated consciousness while recognizing transformation and accepting change along with “shared values” as practices see opportunities for a shift for AfRaKa and humanity right now. Let’s unite, liberate and ascend for the greatest good and potential for AfRaKa 4AChange! It has become “crystal clear” that PanAfricanism has changed and transformed from the version written and spoken of by Rev. Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden and Maj. Gen. Martin Delaney and others of the pre-20th century; PanAfricanism has shifted from the version of Hubert Harrison, the Garveys, DuBois, Washington and others; even more shifts were exhibited in the movements that galvanized ideological engagements and perspectives in action through the UNIA-ACL, NOI and other long standing organizations; fast forward to the streak of revolutionary independence struggles and upliftments via mass organized actions in Africa, Central Amerika, Amerika (us), the Caribbean and throughout the Diaspora inspired by the active work and proactive research, nation building efforts and struggles of ancestors like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Amilcar Cabral, Azikiwe, Samora Machel, Julius Nyerere, Patrice Lumumba, Malcolm X, George Padmore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Medger Evers, Dr. Cheik Anta Diop, Dr. Amos Wilson, Dr. Bobby Clarke, Drusilla Dunjee Houston, Fannie Lou Hamer, Amy Jacques Garvey, Kwame Ture, Ahmed Sekou Ture, Thomas Sankara, Maurice Bishop, Dr. Walter Rodney and many many more; through to the present efforts of organizations like the AAPRP, RNA, NBUF, NBPP, BPP, NBLC, NAADUC, PADU, SRDC, AUDTT, PASG, PAST and the many other organizational entities that are implementing a 21st century paradigm of PanAfricanism that reflects the reality that “change is constant”.
This shift within PanAfricanism as a movement, ideology, pathway, way of life and beyond, is especially the focus exemplified in the organizational sustainability, viability and security made manifest for even the comrades/members cooperative and collective strength to restore real unification, liberation, stable socio-economic institutions & policies along with the truth and harmony of respect, honor, dignity, integrity, accountability blended with secure power of AfRaKa, her people, her resources, her lands and beyond “by any means necessary”. In light of what our enemies are doing to our AfRaKan security, sovereignty and spirit-globally- this is a time for us to “Get Up! Stand Up! Organize” (African Student centered theme for ALD2012 by AAPRP) with Action for a CHANGE beyond the identification of our differences and challenges we all know exist.
This time of ALD2012 following an annular solar eclipse on May 20th, 2012 that has not manifested in 26000 years may mark a strategic, celestial and RAevolutionary time for our nation’s unity without uniformity based on our collaborative, cohesive and collective responsiveness to do more practical work and minimizing over-ANALyzing our upliftment and the growing labor pains associated with our Rebirth and RAstoration as an AfRaKan nation with dignity in MAAT(truth, justice, order, reciprocity, harmony, righteousness, balance) amongst the nations of humanity.
“It must be proclaimed that there can be no salvation for our peoples unless we decisively turn our backs on
all the models that all the charlatans, cut from the same cloth, have tried to sell us for the past twenty years. There can be no salvation without saying no to that. No development without breaking with that…Homeland or death, we will win!” Speech of President Thomas Sankara delivered in address to the 39th session of the UN’s General Assembly in NY on October 4th, 1984.
This is a concise engagement to recommend SOUL-lutions instead of drilling ourselves with what we already know are problems and issues not being done in accordance or alignment as our ancestors, elders, youth and beyond have recommended and directed us to adhere to much less institutionalize.
“Africans need cultural cross-fertilization of relating to each other without border restrictions. After two generations of these traitors, it is my belief that there is a growing desire in Africa to put Africa back together again and make it function for Africans both at home and abroad. There is now a growing movement to adopt Pan-African nationalism as the essential connecting link between African people throughout the world. There are now some Africans ready to extend Pan-Africanism beyond its narrow base into an African World Community. In my opinion, when this happens, the spirit of Kwame Nksrumah and George Padmore, and others who dreamt and planned the unification of Africa will be vindicated.” Words of Dr. John Henrik Clarke on April 23, 1994 from Who Betrayed the African World Revolution & Other Essays
Let’s move forward ever and LIVEUP for a Free, Liberated, Healed and Unified AfRaKa irrespective of the strategies and tactics that many amongst our 1billion and counting populace are engaged in. Let’s share the liberating and unifying work efforts and institutions we are strengthening and building for a Nu AfRaKan World Union and beyond. (We invite you to add your works and revolutionary institution building efforts within this venue or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or within any of the organizational networks we maintain.) Let’s shift the paradigm and not get caught up in “man-made organized or obligatory” institutions or isms.
May we remain ready, active and engaged for RAevolution.
Unity to Power!
One God! One Aim! One Destiny!
Shem M Hotep
Afterwords by SnUr Chef Keidi of Living In Black (LIB) Networks
7 Years Later: Realities of VI Emancipation
July 3rd, 1848 marks the day in Caribbean/American/World history that enslaved AfRaKans of the then Danish West Indies were declared as “Free” by Danish appointed Governor Von Scholten during a time of many emancipation declarations during the decline of the profits generated by multiple institutions and societies of enslaved AfRaKans globally. Annual commemorations, re-enactments and ceremonial observances are shared in the now Virgin Islands of the USA that is still a non-incorporated non-self governing territory of the USA in 2012 irrespective of the United Nations multiple declarations, resolutions, directives and beyond for either free association, statehood or independence. Documents to review include yet are not limited to the following:
Request a link to additional historical details via email@example.com and place “VI Emancipation Realities” in the subject line. Special broadcasts on www.blogtalkradio.com/perankhlive especially surrounding July 3rd of every year!
The Pan African Diaspora Union endorses July 3rd as the Pan African Day of the Drum-initiated for, by and with people of African ascent, heritage, ancestry and tradition in a respectful manner without man-made or man-induced egoism in the mix of it- in commemoration with PanAfrican and African cultural tradition supports of emancipation, self-determination, freedom, independence and other liberating, unifying and organizing efforts honored during this time of historic change impacting the African World and Humanity. http://www.paduinternational.com/padu_news.htm Note: This is a global commemoration/holiday that is not owned or copyrighted by anyone as it is for the best interests of African people and A Nu Humanity. Here in the Virgin Islands, our community organizations gather on July 3rd annually to commemorate African Emancipation Day/VI Emancipation Day so it is a natural fit for PADD to be honored and celebrated on this same day in concert with other global PanAfrican observances beyond the declarations, resolutions and directives of the UN, AU or other political and/or non-political entities.
Here is a version of an editorial shared in the VI media for July 3rd, 2005- seven years ago- we still have more work to do collectively, collaboratively, cohesively and cooperatively. May we Heal, Organize, Unite, Liberate and Ascend!
Shem M Htp
NswtMwt Dr. ChenziRa of PerAnkhKhamniversity
July 1st, 2005 (St. Martin Emancipation Day on July 1st.1848)
Realities of Virgin Islands Emancipation in 2005
Shared through A’but NbtMut Dr. ChenziRa Kahina, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Per Ankh, Inc. (House of Life) –Dr. ChenziRa Kahina (www.perankhu.org email to firstname.lastname@example.org )
In the US Virgin Islands, July 3rd, 2005 commemorates the 157th anniversary of the verbal declaration of the “freedom” of enslaved Afrakans of the Danish West Indies. Emancipation, reparations, repatriation and genuine national liberation are interwoven components that people of Afrakan ascent need to explore spiritually, culturally, economically, historically, educational and socially. It is time for emancipation to truly be manifest and for genuine humanity to be resurrected—globally.
Afrakans in Afraka and throughout the Diaspora are still experiencing harsh, horrific and multigenerational aftereffects of the Tri-continental enslavement experience. As the VI celebrates Emancipation Day for the enslaved Afrakans, the global community is engaged in protests to “Make Poverty History” with an emphasis on addressing the inhumane and genocidal conditions in the Afrakan continent. (Check www.theonecampaign.org ) Emancipated people remain engaged in emancipating and liberating actions that promote life and unity.
Celebrating and commemorating emancipation is important; however, living as an emancipated person, community and nation is more significant and sacred. As our community commemorates this historic declaration, we need to take time to reflect and take a serious & hard look at the realities of our “emancipated” community that is desperately in need of a living resurrection for us to genuinely live free. The fact that we are still referred to as the United States Virgin Islands represents the reality of the falseness associated with our emancipation. Collectively, Virgin Islanders are still in search of a cultural identity, reaffirmation of status with the sovereign nation (USA) and maintenance of zero tolerance towards the ills that are destroying the quality of life of our community—amongst natives, contributing residents & proactive visitors. May we gather collaborative support through initiatives like the African Diasporic Civil Society Network, the Global African Congress & other proactive organizational bodies to make our lives more emancipated.
The emancipation of the Virgin Islands was a situation forced by economic strains that the enslavement industry imposed upon the elitist ruling planter class for many decades. It was not done with any humanitarian interest at the heart of this transformation from chattel/physical slavery into mental/systemic slavery. In a 1988 presentation entitled African Resistance & Colonial Domination: The Africans in the Americas, international historian, scholar and sacred ancestor—Dr. John Henrik Clarke stated:
“Throughout the Americas they had major revolts in the first half of the 19th century and the African people were not liberated nor given any freedom. The British emancipation of the West Indies was a fake and the emancipation of the Africans in the United States was also a fake, so there is no point in saying that the slaves outside of the United States were emancipated 35 years before those in the United States because none of them were really emancipated and they are still to some extent slaves. By emancipation, slavery was transformed, not eliminated.
I am saying there is still something we have to fight against. Our brothers and sisters in South America and in the Caribbean and in the United States stood up against the slave system in this hemisphere while our African brothers and sisters were fighting a hundred year war against colonialism. The calibre of the men, the calibre of their courage and the calibre of their character stands well in the history of the world and in the history of struggle of any people at any time in history. If we have to change tomorrow we are going to have to look back in order to look forward. We will have to look back with some courage, warm our hands on the revolutionary fires of those who came before us, and understand that we have within ourselves, nationally and internationally, the ability to regain what we have lost and to build a new humanity for ourselves, first and foremost, and for the whole world ultimately. To do this we must extend the concept of Pan-Africanism beyond its original base to a concept of a world union of all African people, the African in Africa, the African in the Caribbean, the African in South America, the African in the Pacific Islands and, especially the African throughout the world who has yet to realize that he is African too.”
Many within our VI community and globally ignore or neglect to respect the significance of this ancestral and historic milestone that led to the partial emancipation of people of Afrakan ascent in the Caribbean. July 3rd is shadowed by July 4th (the 229th anniversary of America’s Independence Day) and these two historic days share a powerful cultural link as it relates to freedom, liberty, justice and humanism. Perhaps we may revisit the words shared in a speech given by the Honorable Frederick Douglass entitled “What does the 4th of July mean to a slave?” Many people forget the traditional Adrinka symbol that means: “The Creator’s time is the best time.” It is clearly time for emancipation to be lived & practiced and not simply celebrated as a false holiday or another cultural talent show.
The culture, traditions and folklore of our community along with our practicing cultural bearers amongst us are dying and often being disrespectfully ignored due to many traits, behaviors and remnants remaining from our Afrakan enslavement experiences. In Spiritual Warriors are Healers, international scholar, author & practitioner Mfundishi Djheuti Mes Hasan Salim states that in Kiswahili the term “Maafa” means “the great disaster” while the “Maangamizi” means “the conscious & deliberate great genocidal disaster imposed upon people of Afrakan ancestry”. May we transform these traumatic experiences upward into “Maat” as truth, reciprocity, balance, harmony, sobriety, propriety & righteousness. While many celebrate emancipation festivities the tone shared amongst some is full of disrespect, degradation and ignorance hurled at many that respect the sacred and spiritual foundations of the genuine meaning of being emancipated and the responsibilities associated with that—because “when your own lice bite you, it bite you de hardest.”
Our community needs to heal many current, ancient and ancestral wounds that are affecting our genuine emancipation. Our cultural identity is important. Our national consciousness is important. Our respect for one another irrespective of our differences is important. Why are able to speak of diversity and multiculturalism for everyone else except anything with Afrakan foundations? Anyone who desires to know more just needs to observe and listen to the ancestral voices that travel in our trade winds during this time of year—every year—and you will hear while bearing witness to the truth of what is going on. Emancipation is not just belief; it is to know when to humble and pray for guided actions for sacred transformation from our Mother Father of Creation—by whichever sacred name one uses—to genuinely “let our divine ancestors speak!
May we be truly emancipated, liberated and gather our reparative resources for the betterment of our community, nation and humanity! May this July 3rd be a blessed Emancipation Day Commemoration and be extended throughout our global community for years to come…
The power of media and propaganda that are designed to keep our people in a reactive state in contrast to a proactive state of engagement and existence is evidenced in the “pumped up” media threats of treasures of Ancestral AfRaKan homelands in Mali, Egypt and abroad. …More to share…
This is an excerpt of a commentary shared regarding an article that was e-blasted into the Internet in an attempt to mislead the global community of the host of enemies vying for, exploiting and carving up AfRaKa yet once again.
Originally published on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 7:50 AM
Silence to acts and destructive threats to sacred spaces and histories like this in Timbuktu, Egypt and beyond is unacceptable. Share your solutions and recommendations to save, secure, protect, conserve and preserve our sacred and sovereign treasures that remain beneficial to the civilizations of AfRaKa, the Amerikas inclusive of the Caribbean and all of humanity. Heal. Organize. Unite. Liberate. Ascend. Those that dishonor ancestral spirit will reap what they have sown for generations upon generations. We are coming together. What are we doing? Forward ever.
Shared in Maat,
NswtMwt Dr. Chenzira of Per AnkhMSmaiTawi
“Culture heals humanity; Land is our foundation; Spiritual harmony unifies us for Iternity.” Anyone who destroys or participates in the desecration of ancestral and ancient treasures, artifacts, books and the sacred teachings of ALL OF HUMANITY. This must stop. While the ostentatious cripples, predators and evildoers with no regard for humanity attempt and plan to wipe out the REAL LIVING PROOF of OUR Ancestral Sacred Sovereign LEGACY- it is time to take action as One Voice One People One Spirit. While some call to destroy Great Monuments in Timbuktu, the Great Pyramids and many others that are not even made aware to humanity publically- It is time to shift the paradigm with UNITY, LIBERATION, HEALING of OUR SOCIAL ASCENSION. We are one and if one portion of the Great Pyramids are touched to destroy our human history artifacts as intended- the wrath of Our Most High Mother Father of Creation is intervening with Spiritual & Physical Warriors ready to serve in securing our HUMANITY. Real Muslims and people of Islam who live in “Peace” do not live to destroy the history and sacred spaces of others. A sharing by a Chief Elder this morning on this matter to the intended destroyers of Our Sacred Sovereign Maatikratic Nation of Smai Tawi: “Most of you in 21st century Egypt are not the people who have the right or the authority to do anything to Our AfRaKan Nubianu Kshianu Khamitu Herutage ancestral legacy in KMT. In nomadic movements, most of you met these ancestral artifacts in these lands you ignorantly regard as “pagan”. Do you recall what “pagan” means? Be of peace as you speak instead of vile destructiveness that you act out with an immaturity that is disrespectful to the Most High Almighty Creator.” What if acts were taken to destroy Mecca and the human histories from there? We have to work for the restoration of SMAI TAWI. Weak people without respect for ancestral traditions they are ignorant of are quick to destroy sacred spaces and artifacts that DO NOT BELONG TO THEM…The Salafi party and others do not have the ancestral, human or any rights whatsoever to destroy or even threaten to destroy what they ignorantly refer to as symbols of paganism. If the tourist product that the United Arab Republic/Egypt -KMT was really their home of origin they would never even think to destroy the histories that made their religion, humanity and very existence possible. This is totally unacceptable and actions must be taken NOW! HANDS OFF Mali’s treasures of Timbuktu! HANDS OFF Ancestral Treasures of KMT, Nubia Kush along the ENTIRE Nile/Hapi Valley Civilization! HANDS OFF AFRAKA!
Here is the article that promoted the abovementioned comments and that along with others has been launched to misguide the global community from other violations against the rights of humanity by selected world powers and to not shed the light on the positive efforts for Global African Diasporan Unity that is being forged despite these obstacles and institutionally racist and exploitative distractions against our humanity.
Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin
by Raymond Ibrahim
FrontPage Magazine ( A source of propaganda that creates more infighting than unity in our homelands)
July 10, 2012
According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi’i, those “symbols of paganism,” which Egypt’s Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs” and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt’s new president, Muhammad Morsi, to “destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what Amr bin al-As could not.”
Has the sun finally set for Egypt’s Great Pyramids?
This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s companion, Amr bin al-As and his Arabian tribesmen, who invaded and conquered Egypt circa 641. Under al-As and subsequent Muslim rule, many Egyptian antiquities were destroyed as relics of infidelity. While most Western academics argue otherwise, according to early Muslim writers, the great Library of Alexandria itself—deemed a repository of pagan knowledge contradicting the Koran—was destroyed under bin al-As’s reign and in compliance with Caliph Omar’s command.
However, while book-burning was a simple process in the 7th century, destroying the mountain-like pyramids and their guardian Sphinx was not—even though many early Muslim leaders certainly tried; by the time gunfire was invented, Egypt’s Medieval Mamluk rulers even managed to “de-nose” the Sphinx during target practice (though popular legend naturally attributes it to a Westerner, Napoleon).
Now, however, as Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sheikhs” observes, and thanks to modern technology, the pyramids can be destroyed. The only question left is whether Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president is “pious” enough—if he is willing to complete the Islamization process that started under the hands of Egypt’s first Islamic conqueror.
Nor is such a course of action implausible. History is laden with examples of Muslims destroying their own pre-Islamic heritage—starting with Muhammad himself, who ransacked Arabia’s Ka’ba temple, transforming it into a mosque.
Asking “What is it about Islam that so often turns its adherents against their own patrimony?” Daniel Pipes provides several examples, from Medieval Muslims in India destroying their forefathers’ temples, to contemporary Muslims destroying their ancestors’ heritage in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Malaysia, and Tunisia. Currently, in what the International Criminal Court is describing as a possible “war crime,” Islamic fanatics are destroying the ancient legacy of the city of Timbuktu in Mali—all to Islam’s triumphant war cry, “Allahu Akbar!”
Much of this hate for their own pre-Islamic heritage is tied to the fact that, traditionally, Muslims do not identify with this or that nation, culture, or language, but only with the Islamic nation—the Umma. Accordingly, while many Egyptians—Muslims and non-Muslims alike—see themselves first and foremost as Egyptians, Islamists have no national identity, identifying only with Islam’s “culture,” based on the “sunna” of the prophet and Islam’s language, Arabic. This sentiment was clearly reflected when the former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Akef, recently declared “the hell with Egypt,” indicating that the interests of his country are secondary to Islam’s.
It is further telling that such calls are being made now—immediately after a Muslim Brotherhood member became Egypt’s president. In fact, the same reports discussing the call to demolish the last of the Seven Wonders of the Word, also note that Egyptian Salafis are calling on Morsi to banish all Shias and Baha’is from Egypt.
In other words, Morsi’s recent call to release the Blind Sheikh, a terrorist mastermind, from U.S. imprisonment, may be the tip of the iceberg in coming audacity. From calls to legalize Islamic sex-slave marriage to calls to institute “morality police” to calls to destroy Egypt’s mountain-like monuments, under Muslim Brotherhood tutelage, the bottle has been uncorked, and the genie unleashed in Egypt.
Will all those international institutions, which make it a point to look the other way whenever human rights abuses are committed by Muslims, lest they appear “Islamophobic,” at least take note now that the Great Pyramids appear to be next on Islam’s hit list, or will the fact that Muslims are involved silence them once again—even as those most ancient symbols of human civilization are pummeled to the ground?
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Desire to help AfRaKa? Desire to see the genocide and inhumanity stop? Work & Join an AfRaKan organization DOING THE WORK for our security, protections, innerpowerment, unity, liberation, healing, social ascension and spiritual transformation (beyond man-made organized & obligatory religion). This is shared with sacred intention for a healing in our relations in AfRaKa, in the Amerikas and the world. With 7 billion humans on the earth (and counting) unity requires WORK, organization, loyalty, mutual respect and a SPIRITUAL HARMONY that fosters a symphony for healing situations that plague our family village nation in the Congo and EVERYWHERE.
With everything impacting our world economy and the basic needs of food, security, clothing, transport, housing, education, health care, spiritual freedoms and our very humanity being at a vicious crossroad- this is being shared as one who lives within the human family as a woman of Indigenous Ancestral AfRaKan Nubianu Kshianu Khamitu Herutage Legacy in Maat without apology.
Here is an extended comment linked to the photo attached herein of the atrocities many of the earth community remain silent and ignorant of in the Congo that has been happening for decades. This is the Africa that is under siege to this day as world powers intentionally keep an open eye to the exploitation, rape, genocide and inhumane acts by two-legged beings that appear to be part of the human race and family by design. It will cease when WE THE PEOPLE call on our Divine Source and Ancestral Source as we unite in these astronomical times of power and ORGANIZE without apology to make it so. Who’s ready to do that work while still feeding our families, caring for our needy, providing for the homeless and hungry in a world of rapists, cannibals (spiritual and physical ones) and selected leaders that do for self and exploit everyone and everything else inclusive of environment, resources, lands, people and if possible the very Spirit of humanity? The Mothers have been crying out and mourning; The Fathers that many claim are silent are imprisoned inside and outside of prisons by institutions that fear the power of our men- our real men and fathers; The Youth (and most of us) are forced into a life of schizophrenia that destroys the very fabric of balance essential for wellness, healthy thoughts and rational thinking- much less actions in a society that media invokes billions of megabytes of data and stimuli into our youth that institute virtually innately that sex+drugs+violence=success or hit the other side of the dirt; The Elders (many of us are creeping into that realm whether we know and accept it or not) are forced to choose to live an extreme unplugged holistic lifestyle commonly relegated for the elite with money to finance it or to live a life of eternal dependence on drug-store pharmaceuticals from man-made dis-eases that keep the corporations funded for life while killing them and their families indiscriminately.
The world is under siege by a small group of puppeteers that create an illusion that makes death and dying the pride of the day. Our communities dress up and celebrate funerals more often than weddings, baptismals, birthings and healthy family union ceremonies of any form. Organizations that support life and living are shunned, ostracized and forced to exist with minimal resources (insufficient funds) for instituting and honoring our celebrations of our health as wealth while others that support death and dying are funded all the time while decreasing populations and the spirits of those being served on a platter of decadence.
“What the Congo is experiencing now has long historic roots that predate the quests for liberation and independence worked for by the Honorable Patrice Lumumba among others…Support the Mothers for Congo initiatives to assist in making changes. Support Mothers for Africa within the direction of Nana Nehanda Sankofa-Ra who works with families in Congo to heal the damages done to the body, mind, soul, spirit and consciousness of our people in that region and beyond. www.mothersforafrica.org This is the Congo-however this is a reflection of what is happening to AfRaKan people all over for imperialist and capitalist gains of a small minority controlling and being selected to lead the most powerful and influential governments and nations of the earth.
These comments and voices that many share regarding such CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY are to be broadcasted and ACTED upon with appropriate prosecution and incarceration/equitable punishment to the representatives of global bodies responsible for allowing such violent and genocidal acts against humanity- AfRaKans in particular who still are “claiming” to care about humanity, freedom and justice for all inclusive of yet not limited to the African Union, United Nations, ECOWAS, ECOSOC, INTERPOL, CIA, Aretz Israel-Prime Minister’s Administration, USA-President’s Administration, UK-Queen’s Administration and others (enter more that should be added to this list!) When will an International Court be convened for those that are presiding in and financing the Hague that should be brought before a genuine international court before the people of humanity that continue to be ignored while being exploited, tortured, raped and murdered for extended periods of time? We are to keep our eye of action and transformation on the genocide and acts against humanity in the Congo; in Sudan (genocide in Darfur and beyond has not ceased even with UN/AFRICOM select interventions); in Guinea Bissau and the struggles of the PAIGC that even the AU’s ECOWAS must have its bootstraps pulled up on; in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Ivory Coast (many turned their heads while witnessing public rapes of innocent women and girls and many NGOs linked to the perpetrators receive blanket funding to “help” now); and throughout the African continent and everywhere in the African Diaspora where injustices are institutionalized and people remain silent-including the rampant disregard for African life in the USA and even its’ non-incorporated non-self governing territories like the Virgin Islands of the USA. The photo herein of the murders of women, children and families in the Congo reflects the disregard for Africa and her people, resources, lands, spirit and humanity everywhere. Being catatonic will not aid us collectively beyond this challenging shift in 2012. This is a time of a Great Awakening hence we are to WAKE UP2LIVEUP!
Are you in an organization protecting, liberating, organizing, healing, securing and uplifting AfRaKa from violence like what is pictured here? Join and be a part of an organization working for AfRaKan people and A Nu Humanity. There are many organizations and initiatives to select to be an active part within. Several are shared here however the links associated herein will provide lists of many more.
- Visit www.perankhu.org and www.youtube.com/perankhu to gather a glimpse of the work initiatives that institute and strengthen Culture, Health, Arts, Technology and Spirituality for Life, Inspiration, Freedom and Education=CHATS4LIFE organized and implemented through Per Ankh Khamniversity Institute, Per Ankh M Smai Tawi and Per Ankh, Inc.(US IRS 501C3 charitable educational community development organization). Become a supporting member or more with Per Ankh for details email email@example.com with “E-brochure” in the subject line. Working together with Divine Source-NTR (by whichever sacred name you honor)-we are the change we desire for healing self, family, village, nation and A Nu Humanity.
- Visit www.cbpm.org to embrace networks with solutions from CBPM-the Collective Black People’s Movement facilitated by Ras Marvin;
- May 25th is African Liberation and Africa Freedom Day. Explore organizations that are in the forefront of political engagement using PanAfricanist ideology like the All African People’s Revolutionary Party called and organized by the Honorable Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (1st President of Ghana) www.aaprp-intl.org;
- African Independence Day is August 31st. The Garveys launched a movement-Universal Negro Improvement Association-African Communities League-UNIA-ACL in the 1920’s to promote African unity, liberation and self-sustenance with “One God One Aim One Destiny” with more than 10 million members without FB or any of the technology we have at our fingertips to address our self-determination, freedom and security. The UNIA-ACL is a government with a history that stretches throughout many movements for human, civil and social rights and protections from genocide like what is happening to AfRaKans and others in the 21st century;
- The African Union expended millions of dollars on the Global African Diaspora Summit in South Africa (along with 4 other multi-faceted related conferences, symposia and sessions) with a final Declaration being developed and distributed for “One Unified Africa and African Diaspora” in May 2012. For details link to http://www.facebook.com/notes/perankh-khamniversity/global-african-diaspora-raflective-update-june82012/10150892806989891
- There are a host of organizations that have united to share One Voice One People as One Africa and most of them (even the fake and exploitative ones) are on the Internet. This is an excellent time for our people to minimize being reactive and shift the paradigm to moving beyond being “sick and tired” to taking proactive steps and strides for our liberation, unification and social ascension.
- Even the UN was lobbied to declare 2012 as the Year for International Cooperatives. What are we doing cooperatively as people of AfRaKan ancestry, heritage, descent and legacy? Share your truths and actions.
- The North American African Diaspora Unity Council (NAADUC) is an organizational initiative of organizations united and ready to cooperatively engage with the AU and related bodies for our voices to be heard and actions for changing and positively transforming how humanity addresses and interacts with Africa;
- The Pan African Diaspora Union (PADU) is an organization of organizations focused upon PanAfricanism as manifested in and for our people in the 21st century for those ready to engage and DO THE WORK- www.paduinternational.org;
- The Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) is a global organizational initiative to address the call for the African Diaspora to organize proactively, collaborative and cooperatively as a front for taking our part in the Union of African Nations/African World Union/ United States of Africa-PanAfricanism that secures Africa and Africans all the time. www.srdcinternational.org .
- Humble suggestion: Gather and loyally khamit (commit) to collectively, collaboratively and maatikally unite to work with an unconditional willingness to serve for the greatest and highest good of our people while supporting African Consensus beyond the global infighting running rampant with disrespect, disloyalty and ego-led mismanagement parasitically fed by the capitalist and imperialist models many use as measuring sticks of exclusivity, tapeworm elitism, pseudo-saviorism and success.
- Ankhtribute and share your voices for our upliftment as the “one-one solitary leader of all phenomenon” may not provide the most efficient and principled strategy for our Great Awakening in this time of the earth’s paradigm and spiritual shift from the age of Pisces into the “dawning of the age of Aquarius” that womanifests Eye-ternal possibilities for our ascension, healing and harmony (check the energies of waning of old concepts and the uprising of inspirational and transformational new life harmonizing alignments in humans, environment and Spirit).
You and your organization are invited to share, engage, partner, collaborate and strengthen our global AfRaKan unity with “mutual respect” in Maat (truth, justice, order, reciprocity, righteousness, harmony, balance) as our Regal Ancestors of Smai Tawi (sacred unity of the twinned regions-the name of our Sovereign Nation of the Nile/Hapi Civilization that lasted for thousands of years) that laid a foundation for contemporary times and beyond. For details on Smai Tawi share your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “E-Note on Smai Tawi” in the subject line or complete the contact form at www.perankhu.net/advisory.htm. Per Ankh encourages all houses of Kmt, Nubia, Ksh, TaMeri, Puanet and all Indigenous Ancestral ANKKH legacy to share soul-lutions for our universal/wombniversal life healing-share in our quest for Ua NTR Ua Sep Ua Shai and beyond!
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