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It's Not Just about Being Black

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Posted By: Ibrahim Siddiq on October 01, 2011

We have a wonderful heritage and an illustrious culture born out of the richness of African history and the trauma of American enslavement. Our forefathers had struggled and endured countless atrocities, humiliation and resistance to forge the paths of success that many of us take for granted in our lives today -- wide choices in education; options for living and lifestyle; freedom to travel and commute to virtually anywhere on the planet.

We have come a long way indeed! However a journey of life is often never-ending. And the beauty of life's journey is in enjoying the destinations of our life's experiences while savoring the flavor of our connections to our points of origins. We are a wonderful, embracing people, full of life and love; enriched by intelligence, art, color, rhythm and melody.



We, as with all humans, enjoy the universal favor of spiritual awareness.

Our lives are canvases on which to paint our experiences and our interaction with other members of the human family. The colors for which we paint our own humanity are filled with hues of black, brown, white and the very shades of the universe.

We are Blackamericans . . . yes we are! And we should always hold our heritage and history with pride and esteem. Yet, we are also human, and we feel the pain of humans around the world who now bear the pain of racial and ethnic cleansing, strife, famine and drought, and nationalist conflicts of all types. We are part of the kaleidoscope of the human family. The color we add to that wonderful spectrum must be shaded with humanity.

If not, then we have lived for nothing . . .
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HAIL!!!! ha-EL-0-HIM(THE GOD) ABBA!!! ABBA!!!! HAIL!!!! RAINBOW SEPIA BEAUTIFUL OF THE WORLD!!! THIS POST WAS ALMOST COMPLETE EXCEPT THAT IT DIDN,T THAT BLACK IS ENOUGHAND MORE. SINCE WE'RE THE 1ST PEOPLE ON EARTH TO FIND AND ESTABLISH, ACCEPT AND WORSHIP GOD THE FARTHER ON PLANET EARTH, I KNOW BEING BLACK AND PAN AFRICAN IS MORE THAN ENOUGH. ITS AN ETERNITY OF CONTINUING. THERE ARE NO EQUIVOCATIONS. YES GOD WAS 1SR WITH US WITH ALL THINGS INCLUDING REDEMPTION AND WE ARE GOING ON, POOR OR WHAT EVER WE ARE GOING ON DRAGGING IT OR FLYING. BYE Y'ALL!!
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