Discussion in 'The Root' started by Blackout, Jun 2, 2015.
Thank you, but I am weary. I may need to re-evaluate a few things. Approaches to our issues
Maybe you need a break. Life can't be all planning for the next war. Your mind needs cool down
I heard someone was looking for West African leaders that resisted against slavery. This is what I found.
Abdel Kader Kane of No. Senegal
Abdel Kader Kane, a Muslim leader of the Futa Toro region in Northern Senegal is renowned for having resisted the slave trade. When the French took three children in his jurisdiction, Kane sent a letter to the governor that said, “We are warning you that all those who will come to our land to trade (in slaves) will be killed and massacred if you do not send our children back. Would not somebody who was very hungry abstain from eating if he had to eat something cooked with his blood? We absolutely do not want you to buy Muslims under any circumstances. I repeat that if your intention is to always buy Muslims you should stay home and not come to our country anymore. Because all those who will come can be assured that they will lose their life.”[/QUOTE]
Oba of Benin
King Agaja of Dahomey
Somebody tag Diasporan Royalty.
I think the route to black success is passive growth rather than forceful militancy. Whites will impede us further if they see strong militant behaviors and c00ns will try to destroy things for the inside. Work hard and share the wealth.
Emotionalist platitudes and righteous rage shouldn’t define one’s political beliefs. Understand that racism is real but focusing on it 24/7 will kill you. Build yourself up, earn wealth, acquire knowledge, network, learn skills and improve yourself til the day you die. Enjoy life in spite of Cacism
Also all blacks should travel and see the world and possibilities. AAs especially. America is stressful and can break a person down. See what’s going on elsewhere and realize America is not the end or beginning of anything or anyone. I’ve lived in the US for 17 years but went back to Zimbabwe (my home country). Seeing successful black form various walks of life and subcultures was refreshing.
We need to create a niche for our LGBT community in the diaspora. They feel like strangers in the black community and they can’t function amongst racist non-blacks in the LGBT community. Love them. They are hurting people and are also African/Afro-diasporic.
And all black People should have at least one non-black friend, significant other or connection in their life. I think a lot of sickness in the black community comes from black people believing non-blacks are better than blacks. They should see the flaws and cruelty of other races and reaIize that black people aren’t perfect but we are not as messed up or bad off as they think
I was born in the states but just visited Liberia for the first time. Being in a country that's majority black gives you a different perspective. Refreshing indeed.
I understand that the effects of the civil war has damaged the infrastructure and economic stability levels. I also recognized that lack of employment leads to a non rosy life but respected....seeing folks from the young pikins to the old... still ambitious on trying to survive and make it.
However, I remain optimistic that a lot of these countries can grow with proper management, less importation and more restrictions of exports, open more industries, trading and networking with other Black people, critical thinking leaders, build routes to connect other entrepreneurs, etc.
Never give up, always strive to better.
Exactly. Zim is a mess of potholes, poverty, corruption and confusion. But given time, the right leadership and some good tools to work with and Zim becomes a beacon in Africa.
In fact, I look at most of Africa positively. Things can and will change.
AAs need to see Africa. See the world and it will free you from the myopic racialism whites forced onto us. America can be so stressful, you need something to challenge it’s messiness
really don't need to normalize that shyt going forward....
There were homosexuals, sexually fluid peoples, transgenders and gender variants back in pre-colonial Africa. They have always existed and deserve to be honored like everyone else. But I understand your apprehension. Let me refine my post.
The LGBT community is a cesspool of white sexual neuroses, racism, emotional disturbance and it lacks the kind warmth, white liberals will tell you it has by being the most accepting community. So fukk it. At LGBT parades they got little boys twerking around half naked men sometimes. I got gay black and trans friends and they find it distasteful. It is not a good representation of most black non-heterosexuals and transgenders.
We need to create a community for our black LGBT people. They are important and they hold a special social and cultural voice.
Not all of them hate heterosexuality or the “nuclear family” which is a Western creation btw. But they just want to be acknowledged.
Breh I hated gay folks and was confused by trans folks till I met some of my best friends. In fact, I’m writing this from my cousin’s house in South Africa and he’s gay but por-Black af. Think about it for a sec.
@Diasporan Royalty look up at @NoirDynosaur post.
I understand what you are saying. I think the weapnization of homosexuality in the USA in the past has really caused apprehension. You look at the notion of "buck breaking" or the fact that Cecil Rhodes used rape as a punishment and subjugation tool in Zimbabwe. It's a deeper issue than just disliking people. Also the loud folk who join in on the all black men are trash brigade aren't helping to smooth things. I know gay people who were really cool with me, co-workers ect. I have no issue with trans ppl either. But there is a lot of it being weaponized now by the ptb. So the convo has to shift from there.
What about his post.
Oh, he wanted someone to tag you to see it , I guess.