The remembrance of our ancestors and
their redemption, our continued oppression in America inspires me to
re-acknowledge my love for African people. This inspiration and love
also causes me to intensify my work in the Black Liberation Movement.
The word love is probably one of the
most used and overworked words in the English language. According to
most European definitions, love is “a feeling of strong
personal attachment induced by sympathetic understanding or by ties
of kinship.” And of course we are most familiar with the usage
of the word love in connection with, “Tender and passionate
affection for one of the opposite sex.”
From time to time we also hear the
word love used as an expression and articulation of one’s love
for African people as a race.
It is without question, that
segments of the worldwide African Community have lost all sense of
moral and ethical relationships with other African people. This is
demonstrated day in and day out by the increased number of African
people participating in their own genocide; killing each other,
mentally and physically abusing each other, stealing from each other,
being dishonest with each other, and the list goes on and on and on.
This is why the Reparations Movement is so important in the process
of repair of the damages inflicted upon us.
I can truly say I love African
people no matter how frustrated I get with the negative behavior of
so many of our people.
I love African people because I
understand that the creative force of the universe has endowed us to
make the great contributions we have made and continue to make to the
A simple inspection of the ancient
Nile Valley civilizations of Kemet (Egypt) should cause African
people to love each other. Ancient Kemet and the Kemetic people
(African people) were the creators of mathematics, science, art,
architecture, writing, governance, astronomy, medicine, and so much
The ancient Kemetic people produced
wisdom that was written down in their language called Medew
Netcher / Divine Speech (our classical African language) or what
the Europeans call hieroglyphs.
We can examine this ancient Kemetic
wisdom in The Husia, which gives us insight into how our great
ancestors viewed life, death, human relations, marriage, parenting,
use of power, God, family, and standard of moral and ethical conduct.
Reading The Husia brings out
all my love for African people in a most profound and spiritual way.
Listen to the words translated in
“Do not terrorize people for
if you do, God will punish you
accordingly. If anyone lives by
such means, God will take
bread from his or her mouth. If
one says I shall be right by
such means, she will eventually
have to say my means have
This passage continues:
“If one says I will rob
another, he will end up being robbed
himself. The plans of men and
women do not always come to
pass for in the end it is the will
of God which prevails. Therefore,
one should live in peace with
others and give gifts which another
would take from them through
These words written 4,000 to 5,000
years ago and their wisdom should cause all African people to once
again love each other for the greater good of our race.
Our love for each other and the
wisdom of our ancestors, should give us the inspiration and
motivation, to re-dedicate ourselves to the continued struggle for
the liberation of Africa people worldwide.
We have a responsibility and duty to
the Creator who gives us all life, power, and health, by building
institutions and giving back that which has been given to us through
the creative force of the universe. This responsibility and duty
should inspire us to work harder in the Reparations Movement.
I love African people because I know
we have the capacity to return to the concept of Maat
(truth, justice, balance, divine order, righteousness, reciprocity,
and love), and by doing so, restore Maat to its rightful place
in our lives. Once Maat is restored we can do as the Creator
has done by giving life, power, and health. By restoring Maat,
we restore ourselves, thus giving us all the necessary
ingredients to continue our work in the Black Liberation Movement.
Only through love can we survive the
white supremacy genocidal onslaught. I love African people and
I urge all African people to love each other!