Black People : Blood An African Man

Al D

We become that which we repeatedly do..
Jun 24, 2015
Retired Business Owner
My ancestors persevered and endured the incredulous hardship of slavery here in America. They were resilient and these traits have been passed down to me and my descendants. I do not stand here today embarrassed or shameful for them or slavery.. You see, It is very much to the contrary that I have the deepest, steadfast and unmitigated pride and respect and honor to be of the same blood..

It is as James Baldwin says: "Slavery should be worn as a badge of honor ". It is not an ordinary people that could have survived a long perilous journey over unpredictable waters in the most decrepit environment along with 400 years of the cruelest acts of violence exacted upon them by the white man!!! They were burned alive, hung from many a tree, castrated, mutilated, demeaned, belittled, raped ( blood contamination) and more but never broken.

They exhibited an unshakable faith and spirit during a time of grave suffering in a strange land among the most wicked people to ever walk the face of the earth... No, I will not be ashamed of this part of black history in America, I will embrace it and celebrate it in honor of my ancestors courage to endeavor to persevere....

I am the fifth generation from former African slaves and their blood will always course through my veins. Their bloodline is from the sub-Saharan ( Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegambian, Guinean, Liberian) and more. Everybody can't be from Egypt's Kings and Queens or the Hebrew Tribes of Israel.

Below is a link of my DNA results from 23andMe . I wanted to share it with you so that you can see the many mixtures of blood that slavery has produced in my family alone!. This is estimated to have occurred just over a span of 300 years. The link will require you to create a free account to view the results if you are interested in them...

Link to view my DNA results

First there is Africa, then there's the world

Written by; Alton T. DeVeaux Jr.(Africafifth)

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