Black Spirituality Religion : Honouring the Spirit of Our Ancestors.

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  1. soulosophy

    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We continue to give Thanks to the Divine Creator and celebrate the essence and blessings of All that manifests from the Supreme Principle.

    To our Blessed Ancestors known and unknown, we are sincerely Thankful and in Gratitude for all your support and all You have done and continue do to help bring each of us to here to experience and hope that you be not displeased with us. We surrender our egos to Divine Will seeking infinite guidance and humbly ask that You work through each of us in these times and All times to help bring us closer together as a People as we continue assisting one another in this process of self-healing and evolving.

    We humbly ask that You aid us in our efforts to de-Europeanize and that You embrace us with Your Power and Love as we confront our shortcomings eradicating the sickness of white supremacy that we have knowingly or unknowingly internalized which has only brought about division, confusion, hate, fear, anger, envy, bloodshed and all other horrors born out of our lack of true self-knowledge.

    We ask that You please work through us to help us recognise the hidden and unhidden dangers that confront us each day in order that we may attain the Courage, Strength and Wisdom needed for the Liberation of our Mind, Body and Soul just as You had combated enemies before Us, that we can unite to fight the REAL enemies in our midst.

    Help us to release and share our divine gifts that we have been blessed with from the Divine Supreme Principle in order that we can enhance humanity through our technologies, our sciences, our songs, our literatures, our art and all other pursuits towards upliftment as we encourage one another always towards Love, Peace and Unity and help us to recognize that we are all part of one another, all part of the same struggle for Peace. And as you work through us, instill in our Hearts Knowledge & True Wisdom and assist us in our unfolding to be Only the best instruments of Progress, Development and Love for Liberation… ASE! ASE! ASE!

    Baba Akinkugbe Karade pours water to the Earth in honour of the Ancestors

    Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 - 10 November 2008)
    A South African singer and civil rights activist often referred to as Mama Afrika. In 1963 Miriam testified about apartheid before the United Nations. As a result the South African government revoked her citizenship. Her marriage to Trinidadian civil rights activist and Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee leader Stokely Carmichael in 1968 caused controversy in the United States. That began her exile from her South African homeland and her record deals and tours were cancelled.

    Mayibuye (Come Back Afrika)

    Queen Nzinga (c. 1583 - December 17, 1663)


    Nzinga Mbande also known as Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande was a 17th Century queen (muchino a muhatu) of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in southwestern Africa. Nzinga was born to Ngola Kiluanji and Kangela. In the 16th Century, the Portuguese position in the slave trade was threatened by England and France. As a result, the Portuguese shifted their slave-trading activities to The Congo and South West Africa. Mistaking the title of the ruler (ngola) for the name of the country, the Portuguese called the land of the Mbundu people "Angola"—the name by which it is still known today. A courageous Queen and Warrioress who was determined never to accept the Portugese conquest of her country. An exceptional stateswoman and military strategist, she harassed the Portugese until her death.

    Fela Kuti (15 October, 1938 – 2 August, 1997)
    A Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick. Fela recognised his middle name Ransome as a slave name and changed it to Anikulapo (meaning "he who carries death in his pouch"). Attacked and imprisoned many times for his activism he changed he formed his own political party which he called M.O.P (Movement Of the People).

    Fear Not Man

    Marcus Garvey (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940)
    A visionary and a National Hero of Jamaica, a publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, Black Nationalist, Pan-Africanist, and orator, the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). His vision was for all Afrikan people to return to the Motherland, Afrikan Liberation and Afrikan Unity. Our union must know no clime, boundary, or nationality… let us hold together under all climes and in every country… The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey p. 163.

    Marcus Garvey speaks July 1921

    Dr. John Henrik Clarke (January 1, 1915 - July 16, 1998)
    A Pan-Africanist American writer, historian, professor, and a pioneer in the creation of Africana studies in academia starting in the late 1960s.

    The strongest thing about Afrikan people is their great humanity, their hospitality to strangers. The weakest thing about Afrikan people is their political naiveté and their hospitality to the wrong strangers.
    …faith has a mission for us. We gave the world its first humanity, maybe we have the capacity to give the world its next humanity..
    (Dr. Henrik Clarke)

    A Powerful Message for Us All from Dr. Clarke.

    Please add in any way to the list of our Spiritual Ancestors.

    Love, Peace!
  2. Alexandra

    Alexandra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I honor Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi - Leader of the Mau Mau, as well as all his brave men, both known and unknown, who fought fearlessly against colonialism.

    Dedan Kimathi



    What they don't tell you in the history books about what these 'savages' had to endure:



  3. Moorfius

    Moorfius Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    O Ancestors Rise Up and Live in Us...your Children*


    "one more time (G-d Has Allowed Us To Come Together) The Invocation, Oath to our Ancestors, and Liberation

    O Ancestors! Blacker than a thousand midnights...
    African Ancestors! It is to You that We, Your Children, give respect and honor.

    O Ancestors! We call upon You and welcome you in this place...
    African Ancestors! Let your presence fill this place.

    O Ancestors! Who have been purposely excluded from the history books, so that the world would not know of your greatness...

    Our African Ancestors! Who gave civilization to the world...
    Our African Ansestors! Who gave the arts to the world...
    Our African Ancestors! Who gave music to the world...
    Our African Ancestors! Who gave science to the world...
    Our African Ancestors! Who gave the mathematics to the world...
    Our African Ancestors! Who gave medicine to the world...
    Our African Ancestors! Who gave literature to the world...
    Our African Ancestors! Who gave G-d consciousness to the world...

    O Ancestor! We thank you for devoting your life to make a future for us, your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

    Now, stand with us: strengthen us; guide us teach us; and protect us from the snare of our enemies!

    Rise up, O African Ancestors, and let our enemies be scattered! And give us the wisdom and the boldness to deal with our oppressors and those who would hinder the liberation and empowerment of our people.

    Rise up, O African Ancestors, and " Live " in us!

    We will not fail to honor you;
    We will not fail to respect you;
    We will not fail to hear you;
    We will not fail to hear you;
    And we will NOT betray you!

  4. phynxofkemet

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    Libations for my Guyana Brethren...

    Kofi (Cuffy) was a Akan tribesman, stolen from Africa and deposited in the British colony of Guyana, South America. He was bound to a plantation near the Canje river, where the riots began.


    "At the start of the revolt in February 1763, Cuffy and his army attacked and captured plantations Magdalenenburg, Juliana, Mon Repos, Essendam, Lilienburg, Elizabeth and Alexandra, Hollandia and Zeelandia before moving on Fort Nassua. Peerboom was attacked and captured on 3 March 1763 before Cuffy and his men plotted their ultimate battle for Fort Nassau. However, his deputy Akara led unauthorised attacks on Dageraad. General Akara's attacks on Dageraad came at a time when the European reinforcements were already in place and the African slave army sufferred crippling defeats. With the African slave army crippled by the defeats at Dageraad, the European reinforcements for Barbados and elsewhere soon recaptured Berbice.

    On 26 May 1966, two hundred years after Cuffy's leadership of the 1763 Berbice African Slave Revolt, Guyana achieved its independence from Britain led by another proud and remarkable Afro-Guyanese Mr Forbes Burnham leader and Cabaca of the Peoples National Congress - PNC. "

    Linden Forbes Burnham
    - February 02, 1923


    Some may call him a dictator, and some Guyanese don't like the mention of his name. I however, remember my father speaking of this great man to me when I was only a child. At the time, I recall thinking that one day I would grow up to be like Forbes Burnham, Prime Minister and visionary.

    Some of the things that are not printed about this man but remain alive in the testimony of those that were alive during his leadership:

    1) Burnham wanted Guyana to produce rice based products, like rice milk, rice cakes, etc.... and export them. He stopped the import of rice and flour since these raw goods were readily available in the country and only produced unfair competition for the farmers.
    2) Burnham stopped the Indians who were brought over as indentured servants, and often had racial conflict with the Africans, from leaving the country with massive amounts of gold that they would wear from arm to ankle under their sari's.
    3) Burnham brought about employment and education for Africans in Guyana
    4) When Burnham spoke at the House of Commons in London England, the Queen commented that he was the most eloquent orator to have spoken in the HOC.

    One of the best known things about this man is that he gained independence for Guyana. Thank you Burnham for bringing hope to the land of many waters and for placing the interests of the African people on par with the Indians, Aboriginals and the British!
  5. soulosophy

    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Honouring the spirit of our Ancestor Toussaint L'Ouverture (20 May, 1743 – 8 April, 1803) who came to us on this day May 20th and began his earthly journey by paving the way for us. SALUTATIONS!!

    A leader of the Haitian Revolution. Born in Saint Domingue , in a long struggle for independence Toussaint led enslaved Africans to victory over Europeans, abolished slavery, and secured native control over the colony in 1797 while nominally governor of the colony. Its important to mention here that among the rebellion's leaders were Boukman, a maroon and voodoo hougan (priest), Georges Biassou, who later made Toussaint his aide, Jean-Francois, who subsequently commanded the forces along with Biassou and Toussaint under the Spanish flag, and Jeannot. These leaders sealed their pact with a vodou ceremony conducted by Boukman

    Boukman Eksperyans - Kalfou Danjere (Dangerous Crossroads)

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    In Further Honor to Ancestor Toussaint L'Ouverture of Haiti

    Toussaint L'Ouverture defeated Napolean.

    Part 1: The Early United States

    A slave revolt in Haiti saved the United States. How did it happen? Largely through the efforts of one man: Toussaint L'Overture.

    Not a slave himself, Toussiant nonetheless trained and led the half million African slaves on Haiti to victory after victory, over England and France, for more than a decade. In the process, he kept America free from European domination.

    The loss of Haiti contributed to the protection of America in three ways:

    It convinced Napoleon to abandon his dream of an American Empire.
    It made him desperate for money, making him sell the Louisiana Territory and abandon all claims to it (and any future plans of invading America).
    It gave hope to enemies of France everywhere. For a certain time, at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars, France's Grand Army of the Republic seemed unbeatable. But England and other countries slowly turned the tide. The seemingly small victory of a half million slaves over the feared French soldiers in Haiti was an example of just how vulnerable French power really was to a determined, spirited freedom fighting force.

    Without either Louisiana or Haiti as a jumping-off point, France would never again have the opportunity to attack the United States. And for this, America has to thank Toussaint L'Overture and his determined fellow rebels, many of whom gave their lives in the name of freedom. Many former slaves lived to see their dream come true. Partly because of their efforts, many Americans did, too.

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    Slavery and the French Revolution


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