I am a firm believer that education is the single most important ingredient necessary to neutralize those forces that breed poverty and despair. This blog is designed as a potent source of empowering knowledge to broaden the information base with those who share my passion for the written word. My goal is to produce thought because most people were like me in the sense that when we attended public school, just like our children today, there was/is virtually no knowledge provided on or about Black History. Except for twenty-eight-days where a few are remembered for the most part based upon His-Story.
We MUST know history and particularly black history because most of what we have been taught is skewed at best. Even His-Story tells us that African Americans have been conditioned to be slaves both physically and mentally. Actually, it was not until about 1920 when there was even any of our history recorded positively. More to the point, most “Colored’s” never received an actual birth certificate until about that time. As chattel they were viewed as property.
Most African Americans were taught the only history was that people of Africa ran around the jungle as savages with spears. You remember Tarzan! The truth is Africa is the birthplace of man, created the first civilization, and produced amazing cultures that have been adapted by every other culture in the world. It was there that the first known colleges were established, advanced medical knowledge and surgery. Moreover, the Africans built megalithic structures that can’t be built or duplicated today. I know you have seen the pyramid.
So, to those who suggest Thought Provoking Perspectives is about “playing the Race Card” because I produce information that was not taught and white folk don’t want use to know. ITS NOT! To you I say, “I am positive and take great pride in black culture and suggest each of you teach it to your children. So why is it unreasonable to think people of any other culture should continue to be denied the benefit of our untold history; particularly, as it relates to the African American Diaspora.”
Black lives matter! I will close with a simple message – say it loud I am black and proud! And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…