Black People : Are we African American, Black or neither of two

Conscious Plat

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If you are of African Decent should you embrace the title African American. Should we embrace the name given to us by those who enslaved our Ancestors and continue to oppress us, or should we identify with the title "Black People" despite the definition of the word Black. I identify with the name "Nubian" I welcome your reply to this thread. I would like to know which name you identify with and why. I will also have a Blogtalk program today on this subject. You are welcome to listen in or call in. The date and time is posted below. Peace



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Saturday 6PM Eastern time
6-5-2010


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I am Black..I respect my African identity, however, I am mindful that I was not raised on African cuisine, music, dance and dress styles, customs and family dynamics/traditions nor do I speak or understand the native language or know my African ancestors and elders firsthand.
 

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I recently wrote a book on this topic titled The Bakala of North America - The Living Suns of Vitality: In Search of a Meaningful Name for African Americans. I hope all of you would support this work, read its content and dialogue amongst yourselves about the complexities of this subject. I have suggested, by mining many African languages, the name Bakala to represent the descendants of enslaved Bamalela (African) people in the U.S.

I will try to call in to your show so we can discuss this further. This topic is right on time.

You can find out more about the book here: http://www.***************/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103:the-bakala-of-north-america-is-now-released&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=64

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Black is beautiful outside in , and from the above saying on black is man made and written
unto us to believe being black spells or means ugly / darkness / depressing / evil
when all these things happen in the purest of light the white of day .

I respect my roots and ancestors and african family , but American born
on american soil leave me to not fully know myself but live under the umbrelle of
Afro -American black descendancy
 

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I recently wrote a book on this topic titled The Bakala of North America - The Living Suns of Vitality: In Search of a Meaningful Name for African Americans. I hope all of you would support this work, read its content and dialogue amongst yourselves about the complexities of this subject. I have suggested, by mining many African languages, the name Bakala to represent the descendants of enslaved Bamalela (African) people in the U.S.

I will try to call in to your show so we can discuss this further. This topic is right on time.

You can find out more about the book here: http://www.***************/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103:the-bakala-of-north-america-is-now-released&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=64

http://www.***************/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/The_Bakala_of_No_4b083e858af91.jpg


Brother,

Thank you for your intent to visit the BlogTalk show, however, we don't wish to get bogged down with incessant debate or excessive Book promotion.


 
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imhotep06

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It's not a debate but a dialogue about the history in regards to the name (black or African-American) and why so many African-Americans are finding both names problematic.
 

Conscious Plat

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I am Black..I respect my African identity, however, I am mindful that I was not raised on African cuisine, music, dance and dress styles, customs and family dynamics/traditions nor do I speak or understand the native language or know my African ancestors and elders firsthand.
May I use your post on my program today? I will not mention the identity of the poster. I would like to share your views with others and speak on it.
 

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