Black People : 10 Basic Things We All Can Do Right Now

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  1. We

    We Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    10 Basic Things We All Can Do Right Now

    1. Learn about yourself, Your People, Your History, Your Civilization and Your Culture (start buying African-centered books, video tapes, audio tapes, etc., so that you will come to Know Yourself, Love Yourself and Be yourself).

    2. Stop inferiorizing yourself by imitating the appearance of others, and start accepting and respecting your own appearance by loving and wearing your hair the way it naturally grows, cherishing and keeping your skin color the way it naturally glows, and embracing and appreciating your physical features the way they naturally show.

    3. Select an African name for yourself and every member of your family, for through re-naming yourself you are taking one of the most important steps towards re-claiming yourself.

    4. Purchase African-made and African-oriented clothing for yourself and every member of your family, and wear them as often as possible.

    5. Wear African-centered jewelry such as necklaces, rings and bracelets that depict Africa, The Ankh, Nefertiti, etc., and wear them as often as possible.

    6. Keep a map of Africa and an African Flag (red, black and green) on display in your home as a constant acknowledgement and reinforcement of your identification with the People and Land of your origin.

    7. Stop smoking, drinking and using drugs (except for the treatment of legitimate medical conditions), and start treating your body like the sanctuary that it is.

    8. Understand and internalize the truth that All African People are One People, All African Land is One Land, and All African Knowledge is One Knowledge; and teach these principles to your children.

    9. Learn to always seek The Highest Truth (The Best Way) in all that you do in Life, and always recognize that knowledge and truth are infinite treasures that we must pursue on a constant basis for us to achieve progressive advancement and empowerment from generation-to-generation.

    10. Commit yourself to positive change, in thought and action, and start contributing on a consistent basis to the building and maintenance of institutions that are working for The Total Freedom and Independence of All African People throughout the world, and the re-building of Our Own Modern and Independent Civilization and Culture.

    Batu A. Shaki
     
  2. KWABENA

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    In light of this-

    May I ask why we are telling each other to learn about non-Afrikan languages, THEN learn about our languages?

    I am highly in favor of learning Swahili before any other language.

    CD
     
  3. cherryblossom

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    Practice Functional Unity

    www.unity4power.org

    10 – Each month volunteer 10 hours
    in a Black Organization.

    10 – Each month donate a minimum
    of $10 to a Black Organization.

    50 – Each month redirect a minimum
    of $50 from a non Black business to a
    Black Business of your choice.


    http://www.cbpm.org/thailand.html
     
  4. Kamau47

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    How about donate "what you can" in place of a set amount. I'm not sure about where you are, but for some here, $10 a month is gas or food money.
    Other than that, love what you say.
     
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    Really?
    I don't see how these particular things are beneficial to the avg. Black American...

    Swahili? Really? That's cool but it would probably be more advantageous to learn Chinese or something...
     
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