Black People : Africa without African Americans

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://www.kintespace.com/kp_aharone0.html

    There is no other historical instance of a formerly enslaved people who valued integration with their former captors to the point where they completely abandon the superior wealth of their own homeland. If Euro-Americans were native to Africa instead of Europe, you can bet that Africa would be “fully developed” today. And there’s no way they’d neglect Africa and all its richness just to integrate with us. It’s therefore altogether backwards to prioritize our attachment to Euro-Americans above rapprochement with Africa. The disconnect of Black America’s human and economic resources from Africa’s human and natural resources, contributes to the poverty and powerlessness of us both.

    Meanwhile, Europeans (and now Asians) entrench themselves deeper and cling to Africa for dear life because their economic and military might cannot otherwise be sustained without Africa’s strategic resources. Instead of being spectators as foreign governments and multinationals heist daily tons of resources from our homeland, we should be integral to the production, management, processing, and international distribution of African resources.

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    America did experience uncertain moments in 1957 when both Dr. King and Malcolm X attended Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s inauguration in Ghana. It was a frightening omen to see two of the most visionary Black men in America interfacing ideals with the president of the first African nation to seize independence. This unprecedented meeting-of-the-minds between the “formerly enslaved” and “formerly colonized” should have opened a new advent in “world history.” But here we are nearly 50 years later, still (psychologically and economically) detached from Africa and still preoccupied with notions of equality, while Asians now prosper from our homeland’s wealth.

    With or without the Covenant, we must fast awaken to the “geo-strategic economics” of this world, or we risk self-induced political extinction. Regardless of how many non-Africans invest in Africa or how far Black America assimilates into Americanization, we’ll still face joint-related issues with Africa that require joint-related solutions. The Government of Ghana realizes this fact, and as part of its 50th independence anniversary in 2007, Ghana is subsequently launching the “Joseph Project” (recognizing the Biblical Joseph who triumphed after being enslaved and reunited with his brothers). Among other things, this historic and multifaceted initiative aims to reconcile Diaspora relations and generate wealth for ourselves.

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  2. Natinr

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    WE ARE ALL WILLING TO HELP BUT DO YOU MEAN TO SIT THERE AND TELLl ME THAT THE AFRICANS THERE HAVE NO RESPONSIBILTY WHATSOEVER TO THE SOIL OF THEIR BIRTH?
     
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    I agree, but would like to pose a question.

    Do Africans want us there? I think some or perhaps many do. BUt from what I see and hear they are quite comfortable with europeans. Granted I am speaking from ignorance in some ways since I have never traveled ther to Africa. But I know people that have, I don't see many other blacks in the world besides AA's who represent blackness with bravato.
     
  4. Zulile

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    I have found, personally, that Africans are very welcoming to Blacks who return from the diaspora. Know what you return for is key. Returning with a capitalist, priveldged euro mindset, with the intent of becoming a "settler" instead of a resident - is likely going to get you nowhere fast (eg Liberia)

    Local africans on the continent - the regular man on the street is very unaware of the danger the looms over his continent and it's mass exploitation to feed the needs of the western world. But we know it - we see it first hand - we conciously eat from the same slice of pie as the euro.

    I found the article interesting, as no matter what cultural role we all believe we cannot live without, there is only one Africa, one home, and when that is completely destroyed - what then?
     
  5. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This confuses me a little, Therious. What do you mean "Bravado"? Bravado = a swaggering show of courage/defiance.

    When one lives in an majority Black nation - what would the bravado be for? What role would your Blackness play in a nation of Blacks? little to none, for the regular man. When Blackness isnt a racial issue, there is no need for Black bravado. When Africana and/or African organizations build schools, hospitals, lay plans for development and growth - there is no need to put the world "Black or African" in front of their achievements. The 'bravado' for the achievements is not racially based - perhaps therein lies some of the the disconnect.
     
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    Yes, sister Zulile, unfortunately this is some of the disconnect but we must struggle through it..... together.:grouphug:
     
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    Having read your earlier post I was sort of stewing on the questions raised. I then thought about an independent sovereign nation status.
    I not only think of Kwame Nkrumha when I think of the African struggle for independence, and emergent continental leaders from yesterday. I also think of Patrice Lumumba, Nasser of Egypt, the Kabilas' in Central Africa and I ask myself "does sovereign mean capable of controlling all major areas of activity in ones nation"? I understand why racist in Amerikkka would be alarmed that wisened non-immigrant Black Americans reached out to our brothers and sisters abroad.

    The white supremacist/racist here in Amerikkka has invested generations conditioning the minds and spirits of the formerly enslaved. An independent action such as that mentioned in your original post; (Malcolm operating on the African continent) created naked fear in the bossom of the oppressors of black ideas and black aspirations. If the non-immigrant Black community in Amerikkka appears cowed, or brain damaged it is because we are. The unfettered damage done to us over the past three hundred years has had an effect. We loathe one another, murder one another and look constantly to white supremacist for absolution, for acceptance. This is the effect of trauma. post traumatic slave conditioning. The work of unwinding the damage of centuries is reflected in our violent tendencies towards one another. That tendency is nurtured and fed by the supremacsit who understand that they lose if we ever create the 'collective' spoken of on this site. To the racist minion in Amerikkka, that action on the part of brother Malcolm highlighted the greatest all fears. For if the Non-immigrant Black man and woman in Amerikkka, he and whe who have mangaged this epic struggle alone for centuries, If we ever come together universally, if we prepare ourselves for the violence that will result and take that battle to our oppressors, the die as they say is cast! As Freddy Douglas said so eloquently in one of his speeches. "Power concedes nothing without a struggle"

    True freedom will not be legislated it will be won, and lives will be lost, be our children will know that we stood so that they could stand unbowed, and unvanquished. 2008 provides us a template from which to study and learn. Saddam Hussein, thought he was sovereign, and discovered what many leaders on the African continent all ready know, The Struggle Continues. Peace!
     
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