For everything, God has providential
power and appointed times. God
determines the dates of our birth and
death, as well as everything that
happens in between.
Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us:
Time and the events happening
within it are components of
a ceaseless flow.
God allows things to happen for
a reason. Whatever is... has
already been, and whatever will be...
has been before; and God will call
the past to account.
All of history and the way we view
history is important.
Some people believe that former days are
gone forever. Ecclesiastes 3 demonstrates
that this concept is not always true.
It is clear that God allows the past to return
to us for His purposes and our benefit. God
makes good use of history repeating itself
for mankind's benefit.
The past helps us remember
who we are and Whose we are!
We can gain knowledge regarding
God's unmerited favor and grace
by referencing man's past
We have been shaped by history. When we take
a deeper look back, we are humbled and thankful
to see what God has delivered us through and
what God has delivered us from.
As we travel through life, a historical
perspective enables us to make sense of
today's world and do everything we can
to improve our tomorrows.
When we look back and see how far we've
come, we are compelled to consider both
darkness and light. We can embrace the light
without ignoring the darkness.The dark and
the light exist in perfect sync. Sometimes
they overlap, with one explaining the other.
Both can inspire us to keep going, giving us
the determination to overcome the current
obstacle(s) or take a different path.
Past actions are the best predictors of future
actions. Examining our past is one of the best
ways to gain perspective. Some may believe
that the past is best left behind, but we believe
that looking back can be extremely beneficial
when we consciously learn, grow, and gain
insightful wisdom from our past experiences
before moving forward.
Past actions are excellent predictors of how
someone will behave in a situation and/or
when confronted with a problem.
The past allows us to see the big picture.
Our history inspires us to look forward. It has
the potential to be an excellent fuel for
preparing us for the future.
History is not just about mankin. History is
about knowing God, reckoning with God,
and keeping our thoughts fixed on God, the
Source from which our highest good flows.
God is the ultimate possible good for us
throughout history. A good that has no
competitors or superiors.
God is our Teacher, our Guide, our
explanation, our clarity, the meaning of
The Scriptures are rich in history!
We must not lose sight of...
or disregard our history.
God bids an account of mankind's
past, and God will bring every deed
The theme of judgment and justice is
prominent in Ecclesiastes.
God's Will is Justice and
justice will prevail.
History repeats itself, and those who fail to
learn from history will pay a high price in
The day of reckoning will not end in
political arenas or boardrooms, but at God's
God is in control of history... and evil,
unrighteous circumstances will never be
able to alter that.
All of mankind is made of flesh and is
susceptible to immoral behavior. God's grace
seeks to assist those of us who have jumbled
By His grace and mercy... God seeks to
recover and restore what may seem to us
to be forever lost.
God has the power to bring forth our past
experiences in order for us to sort through our
previous egregiousness, remorselessness, abuses
of power, gluttony, barbarousness, violence,
anger, foulness, shadiness, wrong-doings,
brutality, viciousness, heinousness,
destructiveness, cruelty, nefariousness,
wickedness, corruption, confusion, agitations,
exploitations, selfishness, chaos, lawlessness,
unrest, messiness, rebellion, devilishness,
deceitfulness, and troubles... with a greater
degree of noble-mindedness, uprightness,
God has a plan for our lives. He always
does things with good with good intentions
and will fulfill His plans for us all.
We can trust that God will never abandon
His work in our lives... He never has and
never will do so.
With God's help, we can do the righteous
thing... learn from our history to better
ourselves, and pay it forward.
God does not bring the past up for the
purposes of condemnation, but for
History is being written for the generations to
come and our decisions have long term
consequences. What is happening now...
has already happened in the past, and what
will happen in the future... during our
lifetime will either shed light... or dim the
light that will drive future generations.
Solomon is essentially saying, In Ecclesiastes 3,
that history is divided into three parts: the past,
present, and future. We are surrounded by
history, the present moment, and future
possibilities. They are all linked together...
they all are interconnected.
While not all of our history is positive,
it is true that it took place.
The truth will set us free
and lead us forward.
If most of us in my generation think back
to our school days, we probably remember
history as unrelatable and difficult to
How can we learn from history if we selectively
filter, omit, and/or erase it?
truths can teach us valuable lessons.
We all have the right to know the entire truth
and nothing but the truth about our existence.
America's past is very chaotic
and quite often morally repugnant.
How can we hope to build a better future if we refuse
to acknowledge injustices and be honest about our past?
America's past is very convoluted, disjointed, and
frequently distasteful. It's time for all of us to stop
burying our heads in the sand and start living in
reality... in the present moment. Let us prepare
ourselves to face, examine, and draw lessons
from our nation's heinous past and present
circumstances, which we are still struggling to
come to terms with.
To overcome our racial history, Americans must
first learn our racial history… as it truly and
To erase everything associated with the dishonorable
parts of our history does not mean that those events
did not occur. It actually causes more harm than good.
To undermine America's stated ideals by expunging or
rewriting history in order to fill it with misleading
opinions, alternative facts, or manipulated events
(according to the preferences of a few) is a mistake
that can lead us all down a very dangerous path.
Attempting to erase or sanitize the facts about
the negative and ugly parts of history does not
make them disappear or mean they never
If the good, bad, and ugly truths about history
are not shared, no one can learn or grow from
the mistakes or accomplishments of the past.
Fear of the truth being taught says a lot
about the person who is afraid.
If history offends people, this may be the
motivation we need to avoid repeating
historical mistakes and tragedies.
If we cannot learn from the
mistakes of the past and history
is re-created by the
who is served?
History is not something that
a few can censor, destroy,
or erase. History is history.
Our history was not always pretty or kind,
but it happened, and we are all responsible
for it! When we love our country or someone,
we should be able to express our feelings
honestly and point out where one or the other
This is not to say that one is unpatriotic or
unloving. It indicates that people are awake,
concerned, and have our country's best interests
at heart. It entails holding our country
accountable to the ideals it professes. It means
that we strive to live up to the stated ideals of
the United States Declaration of Independence:
"that we each have unalienable
rights given to all humans by
our Creator, among which are
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of
which governments are intended
The history of the United States is not pretty.
We owe it, however, to the millions who died
and those who have been oppressed throughout
the history of the United States. Bringing up
America's troubled past is about justice and
reconciliation for all, not about guilt or shame.
Speaking truth to power does not qualify as
"anti-American." It does not imply that a
person lacks devotion, loyalty, or respect for
True patriotism acknowledges our historical
truths... it rights wrongs and works to prevent
them from happening again.
God sees that we frequently choose paths that
lead us away from living out the promise of
"One nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all."
God absolutely loves us. God never disappoints,
never deceives, and never shames us. God desires
the best for us... something far more.
Is God looking out for our best
Jeremiah 29:11 says,
"For I know the thoughts that
I think toward you, says the LORD,
thoughts of peace and not of evil,
to give you a future and a hope."
It is critical that we all think about what
American patriotism represents to us. It
should not simply accept our country in its
entirety, with all of its man-made evil doings,
bigotry, systemic flaws, impediments, racism,
fractures, imperfections, shortcomings, pitfalls,
injustices, and so on. It should imply being
aware, identifying its flaws and shortcomings,
while also recognizing our exceptional
strengths, and working tirelessly to become a
more perfect union.
It is critical to teach historical
truths in a thoughtful, intelligent,
and empathetic manner. This
is a multi-cultural country, and
the vast majority of us want to
know the truth, but many have
fallen victim to indoctrination.
It's amusing how other countries
teach more about American
history than the United States.🤔
It is absurd to label any educational institution
as racist because it teaches historical truths
about colonization, slavery, the Civil War,
native American genocide, and the deep roots
of racism throughout American history, among
other things, while refusing to tell young people
lies about US history and current events.
That is deceitful and ungodly!
The truth may make some
students feel uneasy or sad,
but it is the truth!
If we expect our youth to make meaningful
contributions to society and not repeat the
mistakes and cruelty of the past, we must teach
them the truth.
Students have the right to understand and
care about the experiences of those who are
similar to and different from them.
They have earned the right to know the truth.
It is their right to be educated and prepared
to become active and engaged members of
our society, with a full understanding of
America's failures to live up to its ideals...
and its successes!
Isn't it best to live the
truth than a lie?
Some people avoid the truth like the plague.
To avoid and/or deny the existence and validity
of uncomfortable truths, they devise irrational
distractions, denials, malicious deflections,
inhumanity, confusion, or outright lies.
Unfortunately, some people prefer not to
face the unpleasant truth, even when it is
available to them. Sadly, some people would
rather not hear it, avoid it, prefer to be alone,
or simply remain silent about it.
Some would rather be assured that what they
have chosen to believe will work for them
and keep them in their comfort zone
(despite the fact that their choice is nothing
more than comforting lies).
Some people are so entrenched in inequities
and ideologies that any deviation from
them... is considered dangerous.
God never lies.
God is the Source of truth.
“It is impossible for God to lie.”
Jesus called Himself the Way, the Truth,
and the Life.
He expects those who follow Him
to be people of truth.
The truth is to be expressed in love,
offering hope to those seeking redemption
from the lies of the world.
The most authoritative way to destroy people
is to twist, rename, alter, confuse, nullify,
falsify, and destroy records; then rewrite their
past by dissolving, weakening, undermining,
rubbing out, and annihilating one's awareness
of their history.
Why are we telling children
stories that we know to be
It is a disservice to this country's future
to ignore the inhumane struggles, sacrifices,
injustices, rivers of blood, and senseless,
torturous lynchings and murders that have
occurred throughout its history.
How can our youth build a better future
if they lack accurate information and
documentation about our country's past
Dumbing down history not only harms our
children, but it also undermines and burdens
our societies. A sanitized version of history
does not equip young people to be responsible
and ethical critical thinkers.
Failure to teach the truth can
stifle our children's growth
Why would any godly parent want their
child to be misled by a whitewashed,
dumbed-down version of American or
We all have the
right to know
True, knowledge of history is empowering,
but ignorance of history is disproportionately
Historical truths inspire and motivate us to
learn more and to value what we read.
Our history is
History is, in fact, one of the
most important subjects we
will ever study.
How can we ever overcome all of the
bigoted "isms" if we can't acknowledge
the past and understand how it relates to
Remembering the past in our own lives
helps to unite us to our authentic selves by
reminding us of who we have been and
comparing that to who we believe we are
today. That gives us an idea of who we
want to be in the future.
We learn and understand more about what
and who created our current society when
we study history. In other words, history
teaches us how we got to where we are and
why we live the way we do.
History helps us understand successes and
failures, and if we are wise enough to glean
lessons, we will be more inclined to reach
higher and dig deeper, positioning ourselves
to build toward something greater.
History does not fade away; it can still have
an impact on our lives today. It is critical to
comprehend the past and how the complex
choices and events of the past have influenced
our current social and political conditions.
We can learn from history how some societies,
systems, ideologies, governments, and cultures
thrived while others failed. Past events have
created systems and conditions that have
lasted for generations.
The rich history of the world examines the
past and its legacies. It helps us in painting a
comprehensive picture of where we are today.
When historical truths are taught, students
can reconnect with their roots, which many
African Americans have been denied.
It is critical to know and understand the
connections between the past and the present
at this time. It's fascinating to see how
history links people, places, and situations
History teaches us. Through observing and
analyzing life's past events, we can discover
warnings, practical advice, and direction, as
well as gain greater clarity.
In order to understand who we are, we must
gain a greater sense of self. History teaches us
where and how we fit into the story of our
country and the global community.
True history is a story of us.
True history is our story. It tells the story
of who we are, where we came from, and,
potentially, where we are going.
History tells us where our forefathers came
from and who they were. Most importantly,
it allows us to recognize (and appreciate) the
legacies that we may have inherited from
The languages we speak were passed down
from our forefathers. Our cultures, traditions,
genetic make-up, and religions were all passed
down from generation to generation.
History enables us to gain a better
understanding of the human condition. It tells
us how our country, cities, and/or communities
came to be.
History teaches. It helps us decide how to
approach the future by allowing us to learn
from our collective mistakes and triumphs.
History teaches us how, when, and why things
happened the way they did and why things
unfold the way they do.
History provides us with the tools we need
to be good citizens. Productive citizens are
informed citizens, and no one can call
themselves an informed citizen unless they
have a working knowledge of history.
History teaches us how to be better
members of our society. It also puts us in
a better position to inform others.
Knowing our true history allows us to enter
a whole new world of possibilities that will
forever change who we are.
“Those that do not learn
history are doomed to
George Santayana first said those words,
and they are still very relevant today because
they are so true.
History allows us to learn from our mistakes
in the past. It helps us in comprehending
the various reasons why people behave the
way they do. As a result, it helps us in
becoming more compassionate as individuals
and more impartial as decision-makers.
Some people try to falsely accuse, antagonize,
and/or destroy the lives of others by telling lies
because the truth can destroy their lives.
Fear of the truth speaks volumes
about the person who opposes it.
Some choose to deny reality, cling to illusions,
or downsize the truth and categorize it into minor
points of view.
Many people are so terrified of
losing power that they will
never accept the truth, no
matter how compelling the
It's amazing how far people will go to oppose,
disregard, and outright fight against addressing
issues from the past that continue to plague
our present and create a great divide and bleak
Many of the problems we face today... stem
from problems in the past. We need to have
honest dialogue if we are to have any real
chance of making things right.
We also know there is a very brutal, resistant
body of people who benefit from the status quo
and will sabotage any effort to make things right...
unless enough people rise up, pull the plug, and
drown out their voices and their devilish, smug,
Many people believe the idea that they are
self-sufficient individuals rather than
active participants in a generational
web of lies.
"Pretending a dis-ease does not
exist... will not cure it."
Many spread harmful false narratives and
continue to condemn and deny African Americans
the possibility of rational thought, agency,
and/or liberty. They would prefer that things
remain as they are and that the current state
of affairs remains untouched.
Some groups and/or individuals have taken
extreme measures (usually for amusement or
competitive advantage) to deliberately alienate,
shut out, block, exclude, reject, and marginalize
Africans and African Americans.
These racial slights are intended to make
African Americans question their abilities and
existence, to make them feel invisible, to make
them feel systematically ignored and disregarded.
These are psychological operations and mind
games used by manipulators. These are
attempts to undermine others' confidence
and/or gain control over them.
Listen, toxic people become bent out of
shape when they cannot control others
because they are ignorantly bound to a false
and extremely deceptive sense of identity.
Repeated racial slights can lead to
Some may resort to actively tearing down
Africans and African Americans in order to
control how others perceive them. They
demonize, denigrate, and diminish
African Americans by making vile, scornfully
abusive remarks and accusations such as:
"Blacks are the worst."
That is vile and disgusting!
Evil is the absence of good.
Evil is what happens when
man rejects good.
These individuals are pure evil.
What we can know is...
whatever God does is holy
and perfect and ultimately
will glorify God.
Some will even go so far as to spread the myth
of the predatory Black man in order to justify
their brutality and violence against Black
people, communities, and continents.
Consider this: once upon a time, regardless of
the show or network, White males were always...
cast in positions of comfort and power. Little
White children were shown a good white life.
It instilled a sense of entitlement to authority...
an expectation that Black people would be
looked down upon. When Blacks were cast for
roles, they were frequently cast as criminals,
thugs, and/or buffoons.
Individuals who are insecure and weak make
ridiculous assumptions and accusations. They
create distance, are afraid of what they don't
understand about African Americans, become
suspicious of them, and seek reasons to despise
These are generational myths and accusations.
These tricks are used to stymie communication
and reconciliation while also ensuring injustice
against Africans and African Americans.
Of Satan, Jesus says, "He has always been a
murderer, and he cannot stand in the truth
because there is no truth in him. When he lies,
he speaks for himself, because he is a liar and
the father of lies." "
We must be aware of Satan's strategies in
order to avoid falling prey to his deceptions
or accepting the shame he wants others to bear.
Some people are irrational, and their egos are
fragile. They find it difficult to accept that they
have been exposed and called out for their
wrongdoing. Instead of accepting
responsibility and accepting blame, they act
as if they have the right to do or have what
They have a difficult time accepting that
they are not perfect or worthy, so they become
irritated and lash out, looking for reasons to
shift blame and hurl insults. They blame others
for what they have done. These are the entitled
people who believe the world revolves around
them and that they can do no wrong.
When people allow themselves to become
entangled in generational lies, self-centeredness,
and ego-gratifying illusions, and then feel
their self-esteem has been threatened, they
do a grave disservice to both others and
themselves. This has the potential to limit their
intelligence and inner freedom.
All generational "isms," coddling, deception,
worry, headaches, anxiety, and setbacks
harm and/or injure the offender, and no one is
healed as a result.
Everyone is made of flesh and prone to sinful
behavior. The question we must ask ourselves is,
"Would God be pleased with
our forefathers' behavior and
We must not repeat the mistakes of our deceased,
rabble-rousing, ungovernable, and devious
forefathers. Some of their choices and
decisions were heinously cruel, deplorable,
completely inhumane, and ungodly.
We must reach higher and dig deeper with God's
help in order to better ourselves and live
righteously before God, our children, grandchildren,
and future generations.
We should do better
when we know better.💡
God provides a ‘written memorial’ of the
deceased in order to teach those living...
regarding the wayward and lawless
behavior of some of “Our fathers”.
“With many of "Our fathers"...
God was not well pleased”
(1 Corinthians 10: 1, 5).
It should be beneath our dignity
as humans to imitate the evil,
immature, egregious behavior
of some of our forefathers.
Love gives, receives and serves.
When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality
the worth of all mankind, it becomes difficult
to hear nature's cry; everything is connected.
African Americans have been engaged in an
ongoing, long-overdue systemic struggle
against oppression and racism. Some, however,
who have been intergenerationally indoctrinated
in a racist White supremacist culture...
would rather embrace a plausible lie... than face
truths that make them feel uncomfortable,
afraid, or put them in a position that might
disrupt their lust for power, privilege, bigotry,
and unbridled greed.
Many people have remained obstinate,
unreasonable attached, narrow-minded, and
firmly fixed on their skewed sense of reality,
believing that Africans and African Americans
are inferior, subhuman, and have no place in
Everything about racism is a lie.
It's a game passed down from generation to
generation. It obscures many of the significant
contributions made by Africans and
African Americans to the world throughout history.
"Man’s inhumanity to man”
is baseless and vile.
Absurd and twisted realities
and thinking can become
dominant threads in the fabric
of creation, perpetuating racism...
which is suffocating to everyone.
Racism and prejudice can distort and disrupt
people's thinking. People with fragile egos
frequently make assumptions that essentially
deny the freedom and dignity of members of
the hated or despised race. Some people have
a sense of deception and alternate reality.
They twist and arrange truth to keep their
fragile egos... inflated.
Parents' harmful dysfunctions can be passed
down from generation to generation, leaving
some children weak, toxic, ignorant, and fragile.
Unfortunately, lying has become a common
mode of communication for many people.
When we whitewash or minimize aspects of
history in order to protect our children, we
are not providing them with all of the
information they require to truly understand
the oppressive systems that affect us all.
When we pass down generational supremacy
and lies as truth to our children, we do them a
disservice. The solution to lies is not more lies.
Children, especially innocent children, are
easily influenced and groomed to become the
fruit of the white supremacy tree.
Some people have filled the voids and pain
of separation from God and generational
lies by committing a whole slew of sins served
up on a platter of grossly offensive generational
lies and unfair behavior.
Closer examination reveals that family traits,
such as stereotyping, "isms," negativity, race
myths, and other destructive behavior, are
frequently passed down from parents to
children. They are inextricably linked to one's
family history... it is a genetic inheritance.
For centuries, this cycle has been repeated.
Listen, just because an ancestor passed down
their set of convictions does not automatically
qualify their way... as the righteous way.
There could be a dysfunctional generational
influence in our lives that we need to break!
When these sins become deeply ingrained in us,
they can be difficult to overcome on our own.
It is critical in our lives to identify areas of
generational influence. Customary, dysfunctional
patterns can or will emerge when generational
influences are at work in our lives.
A generational influence can cause us to repeat
a sin that we saw modeled in our family. Other
times, our sin will be something we do in reaction
to sin in our family.
Those who came before us created historical
distortions and/or ideologies, and they passed
these distortions and/or ideological influences
on to subsequent generations.
Disgracefully, some have clung to delusory
beliefs and claims that devalued the humanity
of others and were entirely based on melanin...
as if these belittling, unjust, repressive assertions
were gospel truth.
Abraham was an obedient
"Friend of God"
He abandoned the pagan sinful culture of his
family line and chose to live a new and
positively unwavering way of life.
At God's request Abraham left that
region and even his own family to
follow the path God set for him. In
doing so he became known as
"The father of the faithful."
Because of Abraham's willingness to
refrain from the sinful habits and practices of
generations, God made specific promises
to him about the future of his descendants.
God told him, that He would make his descendants
as the dust of the earth; greatly multiplying his
offspring so that they would be too numerous to
God further told Abraham,
"I will bless those who bless you, and I will
curse him who curses you; and in you all the
families of the earth shall be blessed"
Almost 2,000 years later Jesus Christ,
a direct descendant of Abraham,
would be born to make good for all sin
and offer eternal life to all mankind.
The entire world came to be blessed,
through Abraham, because of his willingness
to break with the patterns of past generations
and embark on a new way of life revealed
John 8:32 - And ye shall know the truth, and the
truth shall make you free.
That's a wonderful promise that can be taken
The definition of truth in "Harper's Bible Dictionary"
includes the statement...
"God is truth."
We must be sincere and persistent in our pursuit
of truth. God will reveal it to us, and the truth will
help us see life more clearly.
We need to broaden the
African and African American
There is no doubt that the slave trade had a
significant impact in many parts of Africa;
however, viewing African history as the history
of slavery and the slave trade is an inaccurate
The West focuses solely on
slavery, but Africa's history
is far more than a footnote
to European imperialism.
Slavery is just one chapter in a long history of
inventions, events, complex systems of
participatory government, and powerful states
that spanned vast territories with extensive
regional and international connections. Art,
learning, and technology flourished, and Africans
excelled in medicine, mathematics, and astronomy.
They made fine luxury items in bronze, ivory,
gold, and terracotta for both local use and trade,
in addition to domestic goods.
West Africa was home to
numerous ancient cultures and
over 800 languages. Before
European slave traders arrived,
West Africa had a rich and
diverse history and culture.
Africans had a variety of
political structures, including
kingdoms and city-states.
We learned a lot about slavery from the
International Museum of Slavery." "For centuries,
Africans traded with Europeans via merchants
in North Africa. In the 15th century, the
Portuguese were the first traders to sail down
the West African coast. The Dutch, British,
French, and Scandinavians soon followed.
They were interested in valuable items such as
gold, ivory, spices, and especially pepper.
From their first encounter, European traders
kidnapped and transported Africans to be sold
Transatlantic slaving did not become the
dominant trade until the 17th century, when
plantation owners wanted more slaves to meet
Europe's increasing demand for sugar." "
The expansion of the transatlantic slave trade
disrupted West and Central African societies
and extracted an incalculable human toll
over the centuries.
Europeans first made contact with African
societies centuries ago, and they had long
maintained trading posts along the continent's
coasts. As European colonies in the Americas
grew, their governments looked to Africa for
cheap labor to power their expanding farms,
mines, and plantations.
The poverty of some... is the
result of the greed of others.
Slavery, greed, a resilient system of oppression,
corruption, inequality, white supremacy, malice,
ignorance, a sense of entitlement, ego,
self-importance, injustice, and lies have all
contributed significantly to the impoverished
and broken state of Black societies... and
have been the source of White
prosperity and undue advantages.
We must acknowledge the contributions of
Africans and African Americans to the
development and shaping of America.
Enslaved Africans became the labor force
of choice in the Western Hemisphere,
becoming the overwhelming majority of
the colonial populations of the Americas
after proving themselves competent workers
in Europe and on nascent sugar plantations
on the Madeira and Canary Islands off the
coast of Africa.
The slave system was the primary source
of financial independence for the new nation.
The White House Was, in Fact, Built by
Enslaved Labor Along with the Capitol and
other iconic buildings in Washington, D.C.
Earliest known photograph of the White House. The image was taken in 1846 by John Plumbe during the administration of James K. Polk. Library of Congress/John Plumbe
According to Scripture,
Satan is a subtle,
manipulative, and malicious
Satan and his demons are fully out, and they have increased
their activities. They are determined to turn as many humans,
as possible, away from doing the will of God.
Why do people deflect
Deflecting and projecting are defense
mechanisms which involves condemning
others for their own emotions, traits,
reactions and behaviors.
Deflecting and projecting usually occurs
when a person is afraid and does not have
the ability to move past their inner conflicts
and acknowledge truth. They project things
they don't like about themselves onto others.
In other words, they scrape the mud off of
themselves and smear it onto others.
In their heads, projecting protects them from
having to acknowledge parts of themselves
they don't like. They transfer, or project, their
unwanted emotions or traits and... attribute
them to someone else.
Some people tend to feel more comfortable
seeing negative qualities in others rather
than in themselves. If a person disagrees
or confronts them, they will, like lightning,
shift into a deflection mode.
They will do anything to run counter, transfer,
and confuse the communication, in an effort to
skirt around the topic at hand and take the
attention off of their fears, etc.
Deflecting and projecting does what all
defense mechanisms are meant to do:
It keeps discomfort about oneself at bay.
Biases impairs rational judgment and becomes
a major obstacle in decision-making. Bias is the
tendency to search for, interpret, deviate, and recall
information in a way that confirms or supports
one's prior beliefs or values. Biases can lead to
poor decisions and accumulated corruptions.
Some people believe that their beliefs, biased
accounts in historical descriptions, interpretations,
explanations, and their colonial way of thinking is
right and the only way to go; although, they have
been profoundly and appallingly proven wrong.
Despite there being overwhelmingly credible
evidence to debunk stereotypes and tackle
systemic injustices... the biases of the status quo
shuts out anything, with the exception of what
they want to acknowledge. Some would rather
keep blinders on, choosing to see only the events,
people, and situations any other way than the
way they are.
Pyramids of Giza - Ancient Egypt
In ancient times they were included among the Seven Wonders of the World.
All three pyramids were plundered both internally and externally in ancient and medieval times. Thus, the grave goods originally deposited in the burial chambers are missing, and the pyramids no longer reach their original heights because they have been almost entirely stripped of their outer casings of smooth white limestone; the Great Pyramid, for example, is now only 451.4 feet (138 metres) high. That of Khafre retains the outer limestone casing only at its topmost portion. Constructed near each pyramid was a mortuary temple, which was linked via a sloping causeway to a valley temple on the edge of the Nile floodplain. Also nearby were subsidiary pyramids used for the burials of other members of the royal family.
According to Wikipedia, Egypt is the most populated country in the Arab world
and the third most populous on the African continent,
with about 95 million inhabitants as of 2017.
The history of Egypt has been long and wealthy,
due to the flow of the Nile River with its fertile
banks and delta, as well as the accomplishments
of Egypt 's native inhabitants and outside influence.
Much of Egypt's ancient history was a mystery
until Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered with
the discovery and help of the Rosetta Stone.
- 1st Intermediate Period: 2181-2055 BC
- Middle Kingdom: 2055-1650 BC
As per Encyclopedia Britannica, Egypt, country located in the northeastern corner of Africa. Egypt’s heartland, the Nile River valley and delta, was the home of one of the principal civilizations of the ancient Middle East and, like Mesopotamia farther east, was the site of one of the world’s earliest urban and literate societies. Pharaonic Egypt thrived for some 3,000 years through a series of native dynasties that were interspersed with brief periods of foreign rule. After Alexander the Great conquered the region in 323 BCE, urban Egypt became an integral part of the Hellenistic world. Under the Greek Ptolemaic dynasty, an advanced literate society thrived in the city of Alexandria, but what is now Egypt was conquered by the Romans in 30 BCE. It remained part of the Roman Republic and Empire and then part of Rome’s successor state, the Byzantine Empire, until its conquest by Arab Muslim armies in 639–642 CE.
Nile River, Arabic Baḥr Al-Nīl or Nahr Al-Nīl, the longest river in the world, called the father of African rivers. It rises south of the Equator and flows northward through northeastern Africa to drain into the Mediterranean Sea. It has a length of about 4,132 miles (6,650 kilometres) and drains an area estimated at 1,293,000 square miles (3,349,000 square kilometres). Its basin includes parts of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan, and the cultivated part of Egypt. Its most distant source is the Kagera River in Burundi.
During a time period in history known as the
4th dynasty of the Pharaohs, in Egypt, nearly
5000 years ago, an incredible feat characterized
by ingenious design, resourceful technique, and
the labor of tens of thousands of men was
developed... accomplished... established.
These men contributed with their bare hands
in creating massive tombs which were as tall
as a 40 story building. They did this for their
Pharaohs. This was the most ambitious and
spectacular undertaking ever attempted by
Today’s civilizations owe an immense debt
to the powerful empires and mighty cities of
antiquity. Their inventions, techniques and
concepts enabled the advancement of
humankind and laid the foundation for life
in the modern world.
Egypt's impact on later cultures was immense.
Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek
and Roman culture, and, through them,
influenced all of the Western tradition. Ancient
Egyptian civilization lasted for more than 3000
years and showed an incredible amount of
The influence of the Nile river on Egyptian
culture and development cannot be overstated,
without its presence, the civilization would
have been entirely different, and most likely
entirely elsewhere. The Nile provided not only
a constant source of life-giving water, but
created the fertile lands that fed the growth of
this unique (and uniquely resilient) culture.
(Text adapted from Khan Academy)
There are some who use psychological and
emotional manipulations to impose their will.
They purposely create an imbalance in terms
of power, rights, control, and responsibility.
Some have purposely hidden the truth from
the masses and will not accept it for themselves.
They don't question themselves; yet, will blame
others for their misdeeds, especially when the
person they have oppressed and created all
sorts of roadblocks for, despite the setbacks, were
blessed to tap into their God-given
abilities and talents, come from
behind, push upward, despite
accomplishing what God had already
ordained, written, and brought them
into this world to do.
Whenever we open the door to any twisting or
misrepresentation of truth, it is fairly easy to
continue down the road of deliberate deception.
Some people have lied so much... they lose sight
of the truth and start believing their own lies.
Their deliberate lies and deceptions have
caused untold damage, and the human cost
has been devastating.
Systemic white oppression is one of the most
insidious, resilient, and adaptive social forces
in all of human history. It is a diabolical force
that reinvents itself, generation after generation.
Each subsequent recurrence emerges more subtle,
vast, and undetectable. It is barely perceptible.
Oppressors, although they are bankrupt of valid
arguments, fear and hate free speech and free
African Americans. They have always tried to
silence any people or speech that threatened
They become uncomfortable exchanging error
for truth. For many, deceit holds the key to
money, prominence, vindictiveness, and/or power.
In history, this has often resulted in unspeakable
cruelty, suffering, disingenuousness, forgeries,
shams, and in some cases... millions of deaths.
Satan is well aware of the fact that time is
running out on him. He is not only deadly,
but often well camouflaged.
Let us dare not be ignorant of Satan's
schemes and strategies. His plan of attack
is aimed at the mind. He wants to keep our
lifespans short and our minds weak,
re-educated, and controlled while pretending
to do the opposite.
God's Word has a lot to say about
the mind, which serves to further underline
its crucial role. Our approach must be one
of soberness, for the issues at hand are life
and death, heaven and hell.
Brainwashing - also known as mind control,
menticide (which is the systematic effort to
undermine, destroy and manipulate a person's
conscious mind, mental independence, values
and beliefs, as by the use of prolonged
interrogation, drugs, torture, etc., can induce
radically different ideas). Coercive persuasion,
thought control, thought reform, and
re-education is the concept that the human
mind can be altered or controlled by certain
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary,
brainwashing is a forcible indoctrination to
induce someone to give up basic political,
social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and
to accept contrasting regimented ideas. It is
persuasion by propaganda or salesmanship.
For those who choose to maintain the status quo,
change is perceived by them as a loss or detriment.
It can be a scary thing, and it makes them resistant
and uncomfortable, which is why many tend to
prefer things simply stay the way they are.
Many are generationally taught to not acknowledge,
respect or appreciate the valuable contributions
made by African Americans. Many are taught
not to respect or appreciate the diversity in the
African American experience. Ultimately, this
can result in insensitivity, distrust, and a disdain
for treating other people, particularly
African Americans and other people of
color, as they should be treated.
It would be a very sad commentary
if we found that discrimination and
racial inequality has actually been
built into our country’s laws and
To honour, accept, and appreciate the
uniqueness of everyone... realizing and
respecting the fact that we are all created
equal in the eyes of our Creator... this
would be a process worth developing.
If we can look beneath the superficial
appearances that seem to be the source
of our prejudices, then we could see the
inner strengths and values of all humans.
It is our loss, if we don't.
As a first step in exterminating and/or
eliminating a people... the evil one erases
their memory, wipes out their books, their
culture, their history, and then have revisionists
gloss over past events, grossly impacting
the sacrificial person's life... creating a series
of events that were not so. It is a case of he
who has the pen and the press creates...
Let us acknowledge that there are two histories:
the actual series of events that once occurred;
and the ideal series that many, right or wrong,
maintain, support, and uphold in memory.
How can silencing truth correct the mistakes
of the past? Repeating mistakes of the past is
worse than regretting mistakes. It is a conscious
and harmful choice that is made.
Much of the worry, regret, heartache, suffering,
and unhappiness in people’s lives is caused by
an unwillingness to learn from mistakes. Some
people are notorious for doing the same things
over and over again... expecting different results.
If we do not learn from the lessons that
life is trying to teach us, then, they will be
taught to us again and again until we do.
To put it simply, life lessons can teach us not
to make the same mistake twice.
When people begin to forget what is... and what
was... it can sabotage the root and the branch.
In order for us all to understand our history...
we must tell the truth, even when
it is uncomfortable. We must
unlock the vault of our authentic
history, and tell the whole
truth and nothing but the truth...
so help us God.
Truth is likened to a two edged
sword... it will either cut one
down or cut one free.
History helps us all develop a better
understanding of the world. Through history,
we can learn how past societies, ideologies,
systems, and cultures were constructed.
History can equip us with the necessary tools to
analyze and explain problems of the past and
patterns that may have infested our present.
It is important to know about and learn from
the mistakes... the good, bad, and ugly of our
nation's past. Otherwise, those who are in a
position of power can broadcast and program
the masses with one-sided, distorted narratives
about our nation's past. Some have even
stooped to extinguish any source of
enlightenment by ridicule or death.
There has been gross inaccuracies and
mischaracterizations regarding Africans,
slavery and people of color, in general. These
mischaracterizations of historical events
continue to haunt our present and threaten
If our great nation understood the notable moments,
contributions, struggles, bloodshed, and sacrifices
of life made for our great nation by Africans and
African Americans... it could very well weaken,
threaten and/or sabotage some people’s mindset
and/or suggestions of black inferiority.
It would behoove us all to cultivate an honest
representation of the past and learn to treat all
people with respect and understanding.
People tend to learn more about a nation by
looking at and carefully examining what a
nation chooses to forget.
Loving our country means
teaching historical truths about
its past. The more enlightened
we are about our past,
the better prepared we are
for the future.
History is not taught to make one love or hate
our great nation... it is taught to help us all
become more enlightened. It helps us all better
understand our country, our history, our origin
History, as we have been taught, is a one-sided
narrative at odds with actual events. It has
been grossly distorted and misrepresented.
Unfortunately, history is
inaccuracies and omissions.
History is a lamentable error!
Throughout history, forgeries, perjuries,
and intentional deceptiveness abound and
a myriad of errors have grossly littered the
ancient past. Much of what has been
passed on as "History" are nothing short
of egregious ancient myths.
Many historical lies are told by commission,
which is making things up that are not true.
Some of it is made by omission, which is
leaving out information or details, not telling
the full story. And some of it by assent, which
is... remaining silent when not in agreement.
Much of history that was taught in school was
riddled with blatant generational lies. It has
been exaggerated and filled with obvious false
statements written and published by others who
knew they were telling lies and twisting the truth.
Some of the most powerful forces that shaped
history were dressed-up lies people made up
about events that never happened with the
intention to deceive and lead others to accept
those lies as truth.
Many are so stuck on historical lies... they
cannot bring themselves to acknowledge that
which is inaccurate or true. That, in and of
itself, is alarming and cultish. These distorted
interpretations, perceptions and ideological
influences presents insidious historical lies and
sensational claims about America's past.
These disingenuous accounts have threatened
democracy and undermined reality.
Furthermore, these lies, omissions, and
misrepresentations only compound the
problems we face, today. These lies and
distortions about our racist legacy have laid the
deceptive groundwork for imminent catastrophes,
i.e., racial indifferences, injustices, systemic
oppression, redlining neighborhoods, inequalities,
police profiling, police brutality, mass incarceration
and many other expressions of hostility and/or
These historical distortions and/or ideologies
were created by those who came before us.
They passed these distortions and/or ideological
influences on to generations who followed them.
This is a phenomenon called the illusion
of truth effect. It basically proves that any
statement some people read, see, or speak
regularly... is seen as more valid than one
they are exposed to only occasionally. For
some, it makes no difference whether the
information is true or false... the only thing
that matters is how often they are exposed
Disgracefully, some have latched on to these
delusional beliefs and claims which devalue
the humanness in others, based totally on race,
as if these belittling, unjust, repressive
assertions were the gospel truth.
Research shows that an unsound message
rehashed continually becomes more convincing
than a strong and truthful statement, only heard
once. Whatever one can plant, in the mind,
and nourish, with repetition, can become
The law of repetition can be a strong
reinforcement and change one's perception
of reality. Repetition and/or programming
has the power to rewire the brain, change
one's mind, and consequently govern one's
thoughts, belief system, and behavior.
A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth,
for some. The same goes for visuals, which are
just thoughts and ideas concentrated into an
Repetition can rewire the brain and increase
one's mental validation of anything they are
exposed to, repeatedly, which is why it works
so well in newspapers, magazines, radio,
television advertisements, and political
According to Wikipedia, history is a social
resource that contributes to shaping national
identity, culture, and public memory. Through the
study of history, people are able to make inroads
with a particular cultural identity.
By negatively revising history, one can craft a
specific ideological identity contrary to reality.
Many historians are credited as people who,
without compromise, pursue truth, by way of
facts. On the other hand, revisionist historians
capitalize on the historian's professional
credibility, and present their pseudo history
as true scholarship. By adding a measure of
credibility to the work of revised history, the
ideas of the revisionist historians are more
readily accepted in the public mind and tends
to fit their political, social, and ideological
These devious lies have revealed an arrogance
and entitlement which has affected every
generation of humanity, and sadly, this
disinformation is still being condoned,
promoted and actively embraced by those
who would rather live generational lies...
than face the truth. This is a disturbingly
relevant narrative of oppressors versus the
oppressed and resistance to systemic
exploitation of African Americans.
Some have chosen to continue demonizing,
denigrating and dismissing African Americans,
brutally mistreating, denying, and ridiculing
the truth and even killing African Americans.
There are facts about the oppressed that are
still being overlooked by historians. We can
no longer, in good and righteous conscience
be buried by satanically inspired philosophies,
twisted human reasoning, or warped, evil and
distorted belief systems.
Power has influenced the production of the
narratives we tell of the past. Power also
protects and reinforces, for the sake of argument,
the epistemic validity of Western historiography,
and Western ways of knowing and using the past.
Unequal power structures have worked to create
and reinforce historical narratives that contain
a boat-load of silences. These silences are found
not only in academic historical accounts, but in
sources, archives, and in how societies recall
and cast their minds back to the past, depart from
the truth, invent historically inaccurate narratives,
and establish historical significance.
The truth will come out
sooner or later.
What doesn't come out in the
wash, more likely than not, will
come out in the rinse.
In an incredible journey of over 400 years, of
World and American History... are missing pages.
Pages of untold stories have mysteriously
vanished. They have been left out and/or
have been silenced from history books. The
enduring power of counter-storytelling has
purposely created a wall of silence regarding
the untold stories of Africans and
Many cannot imagine what the history was
like before the slave trade. To grow up
believing African Americans' history started
in slavery is a lie.
We must unlock the vaults of African
and African American truths. There is a
wealth of in-depth, sobering, unshakeable,
unyielding, steadfast and resolute African
and African American History. African
American History is deeply rooted within the
American story. Regrettably, this history has
been, purposely, enshrouded in silence and
hidden from public knowledge.
IT IS AN UNDENIABLE FACT OF HISTORY
THAT THE COLONIZERS, WORLDWIDE,
HAVE CONSISTENTLY ENGAGED IN ACTS
OF THE MOST HEINOUS, SHAMEFUL
AND DISGRACEFUL TORTURE AND
Slavery and American racism
were born in genocide.
White supremacy has been
ingrained in our nation's
America was founded upon ideals and,
generational lies, genocide, tyranny, cruelty,
brutality, slavery, theft, terror, and immorality.
America has a deplorable legacy of bigotry /and
violent crimes against humanity committed
either outside the law or in the name of "Law
and order"... a record that stretches back centuries.
The system of white supremacy was presented
to the Americas by European colonists and
took effect in early U.S. society through the
genocide, enslavement, and internal colonization
of indigenous populations, and the enslavement
of Africans and their descendants.
Historically, white supremacy has been
understood as the belief that white people are
superior to people of color. As such, white
supremacy was the ideological whip of the
European colonial projects and U.S. imperial
projects: it was used to rationalize the groundless,
unreasonably excessive and unrighteous rule
of people and lands, theft of land and resources,
enslavement, and genocide.
The phenomenon of colonization is a well-known
demeanor of gross, deplorable bigotry, tormenting
violence, systemic oppression, and insidious
injustices against African Americans.
Unfortunately, what happened to George Floyd,
in 2020, stands within America's prejudiced
tradition of oppression, implicit bias, heartless,
warped, inhumane, unmerciful, and narrow-
mindedness... the enduring evils that
perpetuates white supremacy.
History helps us to better understand many
of our present-day issues and why things are the
way they are. Our country has a long and rich
By negatively revising history, one can craft a
specific ideological identity contrary to reality.
History helps us to dig deeper to see the
importance of slavery to the American narrative.
It helps us better understand the cause and effects
of slavery and see how and why people of color
are still being racially marginalized.
When students are miseducated and can only
glean from unfavorable stories and stereotypes
reported on the news, read in newspapers,
heard on radio, seen in movies and on
television... they end up having little to no
respect or appreciation for African Americans
because of negative slants, etc.
In all too many instances, African Americans
are often overlooked or never described in
a positive light to any of us. The children
and our world need to be taught the truth
about African Americans both historically
There are some who have tried endlessly to
perpetuate generational lies regarding their
delusion of white supremacy. Some have lied on,
murdered and tried to keep African Americans
ideologically and economically downtrodden.
They have been and are notorious for omitting
and/or downplaying those critical narratives
which have shaped the character of our nation.
True history helps us to understand ourselves and
the world around us. It gives us a clearer picture
of how the various aspects of society works and
how people have behaved, generation after
generation, in an effort to impose their
delusional idea that a superior race exists.
How can anyone justify
unequal treatment based
How can we promote liberty, freedom and
democracy, on one hand, and a system of
subjugation and exploitation of people who
are of a different hue... on the other?
The colonizers proclaimed that the African people
had no history. Everything has a history, including
our nation’s deplorable record of violence against
African Americans, committed either outside the
law or in the name of law enforcement itself.
We were born to experience, harness, and
contribute to this unparalleled journey of a
rich diversity of people and cultures.
Our collective past, from the first civilizations,
the middle ages and into the modern era are
overflowing with astounding discoveries of
strong, faithful and fearless people who, may
not be mentioned in our classroom books, but
they have contributed greatly and provided
strong and sound shoulders for us all to
When people get desperate or feel threatened
they create illusions of victory... where no
evidence exists. They turn blind eyes and bend
reality, creating historical fiction, to selfishly suit
their desires and personal preferences. They will
go to extreme measures to cover up their misdeeds.
All people alive today
descended from Africa.
The Homo Sapiens species evolved in Africa.
We are all descendants of the African continent.
Genetic research has shown that all humans
are closely related, inextricably interconnected.
We all have the same collection of genes, but
slightly different versions of some of them.
The color of our skin has nothing
to do with race ... it’s a by-product of
The family tree of humanity is much more
interconnected than some tend to think. Few
people realize just how intricately the web
of life connects us all. It is not just to
people living on the planet today, but to
everyone who ever lived. Every journey
began in Africa. This means that all of us
have ancestors of every color and creed,
and every Klansman’s family has African
If you didn't know... now you know.
It is in our genes to be change-makers!
Mansa Mussa, King of Mali from 1306 AD to 1332 AD,
was a great scholar, an economist with great business
skills, and an art lover. He earned worldwide respect
as he led a holy pilgrimage of about 72,000 from
Timbuktu to the Islamic mecca. He was able to make
Mali the wealthiest kingdom.
The Kingdom of Mali is in West Africa along
the Niger River. It is highly renowned for its
trading centers, especially the city of Timbuktu.
Timbuktu was renowned all over the world as
a center of trade and exchange.
The Kingdom of Mali is also attributed with
the construction of vast libraries and one of the most
prestigious Islamic universities, globally.
It became a center of knowledge.
It was at its height during the reign of Mansa Musa.
A rich tradition of
These are pyramids built by African
people in what is now North Sudan.
Africa is not the
some tried to make it
This heritage of dedicated and resilient
change makers have established historical
Many people with low self-esteem look for ways
to feel better about themselves. Some will attempt
to put others down. They are notorious for
belittling, condescending and even using
Ignorant, uncultivated, and crude people seem
to find pleasure and mock the shortcomings and
faults of others... or their ideas. They vilify and/or
discredit what they do not understand. They make
accusations often with offensive and dishonest
Satan's lies become their truths.
Lies and betrayal gives
tremendous insights into one’s
Idle minds and a willing tongue
can be used as the devil's
people who are liars and intentionally mislead
others to accept false, fraudulent, and invalid
statements as true and valid.
We can tell a lot about a person by what they
choose to see in others. People who lie and
belittle others do it for the purpose of raising
Some people belittle others as a way of
expressing their own bitterness, anger and
ignorance when they purposely make
unproven assertions in order to cast a bad
light on what is thought to be a
shortcoming of another.
It's been said,
"To belittle... is to
Misrepresenting the truth creates confusion
and doubt. These dangerous distortions can
corrupt and cause eventual destruction.
Historical narratives and the assumption
that the subjective interpretation of history
is automatically rendered into a historical
truth on account of its historical impact is
Delusional opinions and false assumptions
based on incorrect interpretations of
another's reality and cultural norms is evil.
Some deliberately devilish people have
allowed Satan to profoundly influence their
human sphere. They are greedy, troubled
people who are filled with an insatiable
hunger for power.
Some stick to and live what they know to
be lies. It is an evil which causes widespread
harm, i.e., vicious cycles of animosity, ugliness,
warped justice and racism. Generational lies
have caused and continues to cause unspeakable
suffering, untold destruction, and millions of
People can sometimes have opinions about facts.
Some people are not content unless they are in
an accusing, invalidating, degrading, dismissive,
unhinged attack mode. Some would rather be
bamboozled by lies and trust bogus assertions
than accept or tell uncomfortable truths.
No one wants to be deliberately lied to, told
half-truths or given exaggerated accounts of
people or experiences. The simplest lie, which
some may take lightly... has the power to hurt,
discourage and hinder.
Words are persuasive messengers that could
have one unleashing anger and hatred on
people who are undeserving of it. Hurtful,
one-sided misinformation can devastate
One lie causes others to question
everything one has ever said.
It is important that we tell the truth. Truth
telling is essential for authentic communication
to occur, and it makes genuine interactions
between people possible.
So what happens when our history is fabricated,
erased... rubbed out and forgotten?
There are sizable holes in the narrative of history,
some believe if they tell a lie loud enough and
often enough, people will accept it as truth.
Some have purposely endeavored to destroy
historic relics preserved from humankind's
earliest era just to support their creatively
Erasing history is a dangerous path because
it means that the truth becomes something
History has been constructed
instead of recorded.
Revisionist history can easily turn into a
disaster of historic proportions! Picking and
choosing which details to omit and/or focus
on may make the events seem like they were
heroic... or when the blinders are removed...
the history shouts, this is not so... it has
Erasing the facts doesn’t mean that events
will go away, and they never happened.
Neither does it mean that one has
succeeded in narrowing another's range
of thought. It just means no one, all
inclusive, can learn very much if
they depend only on historical fiction...
which is a false path of understanding.
The truth is the mortal enemy
of the lie. Let us be willing
to search for the truth.
The impact of African Americans is
undeniable and deeply deposited in the
social fabric of America.
We cannot talk about or tell American history
without talking about African and African
American history. Like it or not... these
narratives are basically connected, coupled,
affixed, entwined, and related.
One human being of the ancient world who left a profound impact
on history was the world's first documented multi-genius Imhotep,
which means “he who comes in peace.” Imhotep held many titles
such as sage, scribe, poet, chief lector priest, architect,
astronomer, magician, chief physician to the king, and
second in command of Kemet (Egypt).
Imhotep received accolades for his literary mastery that
earned him recognition in modern times as; "the first man of
science in recorded history," "the real Father of Medicine
and healing," and "the world's first doctor". Sir William Osier
also commented that, "The first figure of a Physician to stand
out clearly from the mists of antiquity".
Imhotep lived in Kemet – Egypt at the court of King Zoser
(Djoser) of the 3rd Dynasty around 2,980 B.C. and designed
Kemet’s first pyramid. He established such a reputation as a
physician and healer, that during the later stages his adoration
grew into deification where he was worshipped as a god for the
next 3,000 years in Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Imhotep, as a physician,
was acknowledged as the
author of the Edwin Smith
Papyrus which describes
more than 90 anatomical
terms and 48 injuries. In
Memphis, Imhotep also
founded a school of
medicine known as
Asklepion that remained
famous for two thousand
years. This took place well
over "2,000 years before
the Western Father of
Medicine Hippocrates was
Imhotep, who also
performed surgery and
dentistry, diagnosed and
treated over 200 diseases
with some related to the
abdomen, bladder, rectum,
eyes, skin, hair, nails and
He extracted medicine from
plants and cured such
diseases as spinal
appendicitis, gout, mastoid
diseases, rheumatoid and
There were thousands of homes around the
huge square, all in the shape of beehives.
Cattle breeding, milking cows and hunting big
game were all considered as being honorable
activities, and for this reason they were usually
carried out by men.
More importantly, in terms of livelihood,
social status and also as the subject of
economic transactions... was cattle.
For their protection against wild beasts
kraals were constructed. These circular corrals
were located in the center of each homestead.
At night the herd was enclosed there. Cattle
were extremely highly valued, because the
size of the herd represented a benchmark of
social success for every man.
History has been significantly shaped by the
influence of Africans and African Americans.
African Americans have made significant
contributions to every field of the human
endeavor, including, but not limited to: a
body of knowledge in science, the practical
application of electrical knowledge and
sciences of technology. They have extensively
researched brain function to develop and design
the mechanical system.
Africans and African Americans were able to
make complex mathematics appear simple.
Historically, Africans and African Americans
have left an indelible mark in theology,
astronomy, architecture, medicine, education,
agriculture, arts, literature, athletics, politics,
and especially to the American economy.
In every facet of the
American experience lies
the story of Africans and
John 10:10 reminds us, "The thief comes
only to steal, kill, and destroy."
"Woe to those who enact evil statutes
And to those who constantly record unjust
decisions, So as to deprive the needy of
justice And rob the poor of God’s people
of their rights" there are consequences.
God’s Word is clear, it says we’ll be known
by our fruits. Not by how much money we have.
Not by how many followers we have. Not by
how many books we have written or the great
things we have done. We will be known by
what fruit exists in our lives.
At its height,
slavery was a $3 billion-
plus industry and a
major engine of the U.S.
The belt-tightening of slavery
wasn’t relegated to the South:
it crossed state lines. Even those
states with low slaveholding
populations were turning a
profit from the tedious,
blood, sweat, tears and
subjugation of the enslaved.
From tobacco cultivation, in
Virginia, to shipbuilding in
Rhode Island, industries
throughout the states both
supported, and were
supported by, slavery.
By 1850, 80% of American
exports were the product of
The estimated value of enslaved people
increased 500% between 1790 and 1860,
from $200 million to around $3.059 billion.
Slavery’s profitability far
outweighed the moral outrage
it gave rise to.
The South, in particular, was so dependent
on slavery that after the passage of the
13th amendment freed the enslaved, many
Southern states leveraged the vague nature
of the amendment text, "Neither slavery nor
involuntary servitude, except as a punishment
for crime whereof the party shall have been
duly convicted, shall exist within the
United States, or any place subject to their
jurisdiction," to criminalize African Americans
and reinstitute them as a free labor source.
The Constitution actually
African and African American history holds
a long, rich and deep spiritual heritage.
Jesus is central to
Various theories about the race of Jesus
have been proposed and debated.
about our salvation and not the
color of one's skin, but the question
becomes... if color doesn't matter, to those
waking up from the white Jesus myth, then
why is it assumed, through countless
illustrations, that Jesus was of European
After research and revelations, it is extremely
unlikely that Jesus looked white with blonde hair
and blue eyes. He probably looked like the
average man in that time period and place.
Why would Mary and Joseph take a blonde
haired, blue eyed baby... to hide in a Black and
Brown Egypt and Africa?
Everyone was Black, Brown or tan
(As the Romans were) during that time.
Odds are that Mary, the mother of Jesus,
didn’t have blue eyes or even a recessive gene
that would allow a child of hers to have blue eyes.
There were NO blonde Jews or Hebrews on the
Egyptian culture before the British occupation.
Jesus was before the Diaspora, and they
were Semitic, with brown features,
dark brown almost black eyes, and black hair.
For eons, it depended on who painted the picture.
All of the artists who drew or painted pictures
of Jesus, for the most part, were European.
So naturally they drew Him to look European.
While Christ transcends skin color and
racial divisions, this heinous default
assumption of Jesus being light-haired,
blue-eyed, and very white has caused many
to become disciples of a white Jesus...
which is inaccurate.
In the Book of Revelation, Jesus is described
as having hair like “white wool,” eyes like
“flames of fire,” and feet “like burnished
bronze, refined as in a furnace.”
Jesus was about 30 years old when He began
His ministry (Luke 3:23), but the Bible tells us
virtually nothing about what He looked like...
except that He didn’t stand out in any
When Jesus was arrested in the garden of
Gethsemane before the Crucifixion
(Matthew 26:47-56) Judas Iscariot had to point
Jesus out to his soldiers among the disciples...
presumably because Jesus blended in with
the rest of the population, He didn't stand out,
or at least with His followers, enough so that
Judas had to identify Him for the guards who
were coming to arrest Him after the Last Supper.
They all appeared similar to one another.
Painted in the sixth century A.D., is the
earliest known image of Christ found in
Israel, and the image portrays Him with
shorter, curly hair, a depiction that was
common to the eastern region of the
Byzantine empire... especially in Egypt
and the Syria-Palestine region, but it
disappeared from later Byzantine art.
We should not need Jesus to be either
black or white, but we should need the
Word of God to be represented accurately.
In church, depictions of Jesus have been
used for centuries. A white image graced
church walls for decades and travelled around
the world with missionaries, military personnel
and in American publications. This Protestant
image was, in some ways, a modern expression
of portrait trends in the work of some master
artists in the European Renaissance.
For years, Sallman’s Jesus “represented the
image of God, a white notion of the sacred.
These depictions also influenced the idea
that Jesus was a man with blonde hair,
blue eyes, and white complexion.
Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and
intellectual of the Italian Renaissance
who was known for his enduring works
“The Last Supper” and the “Mona Lisa.”
Rembrandt van Rijn, another painter,
rendered a drawing of
The Last Supper after Leonardo da Vinci.
Obviously, some had a crude and somewhat
infantile fascination with skin color.
Why was it necessary to depict Jesus as white?
As Jesus' following spread out of the
Middle East ... sometimes via devoted
missionary work and sometimes by more
aggressive methods... people across western
Europe started casting Jesus in their image.
Scholars have a better idea of what people,
in general, looked like in the Middle
East around the first century... and they
were not light-skinned. The Bible reflects
countless unsung heroes who have been
portrayed quite differently.
For centuries, the most common image of
Jesus Christ, at least in Western cultures, has
been that of a bearded, fair-skinned man with
long, wavy, light brown or blonde hair and
(often) blue eyes.
The famed painting, which has been
reproduced at least a billion times, came
to define what many generations thought
was a accurate portrayal of Jesus Christ.
The evidence we do have indicates Jesus
probably looked very different from how
He has long been portrayed.
Yet, a white Jesus remains the standard in
most modern depictions.
Cesare Borgia was the illegitimate son of Cardinal
Rodrigo Borgia, who later became Pope Alexander VI.
He was the son of his father’s most famous mistress,
Vannozza Catanei. Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia,
was vice chancellor of the church and had three
earlier children by other mistresses.
Cesare befriended Leonardo da Vinci during
his life. Leonardo used Borgia’s likeness as a
base for his depiction of a caucasian Jesus.
Apparently, it was common place for artists to
do such things to please popes and monarchs.
Jesus' teachings elevated humanity
to a higher level of spirituality and enlightenment.
This authoritative man with dark curly hair
like wool (or with a Rastafarian hairstyle) and
burnished brown skin died for our sin and is
Jesus was manifested in the flesh, justified
in the Spirit, sent by God, the Father, to dwell
with man. He came and died and resurrected
for all ethnicities.
Jesus faced all the
same kinds of
trials and tests we
are subjected to...
"With humility comes
Without humility, there is strife
We cannot stop people from doing evil,
but they cannot force us to participate
with them. It takes no power, might, or
wisdom to retaliate against evildoers.
"The way of fools seems right to them"
Death is the shepherd of all mankind.
And “in the morning” those who are evil
will be the slaves of those who are good.
For the power of their wealth is gone when
they die; they cannot take it with them.
"When pride comes, then comes disgrace."
The angry, lawless, hate-filled lynch mob
mocked, and treated Jesus shamelessly. They
spat in Jesus' face, brutally struck Him with
their clenched fists on His temples and
Others slapped Him with the open palm
of their hands. They blindfolded Him and
cursed Him, beat Him, and whipped Him.
Jesus was even beaten by some of the council.
They too, ridiculed Jesus.
Jesus was falsely accused by so-called
witnesses, unjustly condemned by His judges,
and insulted by all. They continued to strike
Jesus and even beat Him with a whip before
He was lynched and/or crucified.
This was the greatest contempt and most
disgraceful punishment which could
possibly be shown.
History and current events are full of examples
of people who may win a series of battles to get ahead,
but they lose the war and will eventually have to
suffer the consequences of their actions.
In other words, we are talking about cause and effect.
The law of consequences states that every result or
outcome (effect) happens for a reason (cause).
Let us not think that we are so deserving and
entitled that we can get away with bad choices...
even if it seems like we will never get caught.
Listen, no one... regardless of
their tribe, creed, color, class,
religion, language, age, culture,
political beliefs, educational
background, or socio-economic
differences, experiences, or
realities can escape the
consequences of their actions.
All walks of life will experience
sowing and reaping.Whatever
we sow into the lives of others,
be it happiness or misery, we
will eventually reap.
Reaping is no respecter of
persons. Each of us will reap
the fruits of our actions. We
will inherit goodwill or
Negative deeds will eventually
bring harmful repercussions.
If we sow evil... we reap evil.
It comes back to us... one way
Jesus knows how stubborn
Humility humanizes a leader.
Humility is the trait that strengthens
all other positive attributes.
When we respond to evil in humility and grace,
we are proving that good triumphs over
wickedness. Returning good for evil is one
of the greatest demonstrations of strength.
Jesus died on the cross for us all...
even the very same people who
All history should be a lesson in humility.
We should be concerned with what is right.
Seeking to be humble is a series of ascending
stages to divine understanding.
Because Jesus had these human experiences...
He could sympathize and empathize with our
weaknesses, pain, struggles, and temptations.
Jesus has been there, done that, and gone
through it all. Jesus is fully aware of and
sensitive to... the feelings, thoughts, and
experiences we now have.
Jesus' humanity enabled Him
to sympathize with our human
frailties in ways others never
God loves us and is under no illusion about
who we are, where we have been, what we
have done or acquired.
Some of our deepest personal problems
are rooted in something we can't control...
dysfunctional generational behavioral
patterns our ancestors left behind.
The cycle has been repeated over and
over again. It is time that we consciously
control our choices. After all, we will, at
some point, become our children's
children's ancestors. Our behavior becomes
a model or example to the next generations.
We must stop the cycle that has polluted
the minds and hearts of our families for
The struggle for civil rights and human
rights are the most basic rights of
all human beings. It is not a privilege...
it is a right. All human beings are born
free and equal!
Civil rights and human rights
should matter to everyone,
especially to those
who know God.
Treat others the way you would want to be
treated. Having said that, what would Jesus do,
Jesus would have us think about others the
way we would want to be thought of.
Feel about others the way we would want
others to feel about us, and speak to others the
way we would want to be spoken to or
All are equal, in God's sight,
but treated unequally by man.
Man has made a mockery of
"All men are created equal."
Some have spoken out calling
this a myth... a self-evident lie.
Some have admitted that belief in God’s
equality in human creation would form
the basis for a powerful attack upon the
brutality of the slave trade, slavery, and
every other kind of injustice.
Unfair practices and an uneven playing field
may have allowed some to get to the top
of their profession, but God knows. Pride
has a way of bringing one back to the
There are numerous people who made it to
the top, but they are not wise. In fact, some
of the most prominent people in our society
claim to be the smartest ones. But, when you
see their behaviors... chauvinism, bigotry,
lying and laziness... you realize they are not
wise. Their intelligence helped them achieve
success in academia, athletics, politics, business
and entertainment. But, their lack of wisdom
brings disgrace upon them, their families and
everyone who ever supported them.
To gain wisdom, we must exercise Humility
and be willing to learn from our history and
current mistakes. Without Humility, even the
most intelligent people walk a road to
Regardless of social rank, wealth, or knowledge...
God does not ignore or change
His standards for anyone.
All human beings were given life by God
and are made in God's image and likeness
Human rights should be rooted in God and
in our being.
May we arise and embrace our inherent
dignity as human beings and not deprive
any person of life, liberty, or the pursuit
One important aspect of God’s character:
He does not favor... and never has favored...
one person or group of people over others.
No matter what external circumstances,
such as socioeconomic status or nationality,
for there is no respect of persons with God.
God’s fairness is toward
Job 34:19: “Yet He is not partial to princes,
nor does He regard the rich more than the poor;
for they are all the work of His hands.”
Let us break free and clean up the
generational mess some of our fallen,
unchecked, and unsaved ancestors passed
down. It is not a legacy to embrace, it is
a lie that can affect one's descendants.
Just think for a moment of the sins that
could be visited upon our children.
Whether we like it or not, our children are
becoming just like us. And as time goes by we
will find that they have inherited some of the
same tendencies toward sin that we learned
from our own parents and grands.
Dag Hammerskjold, former Secretary to the
United Nations, once said, “You cannot play
with the animal in you without becoming
wholly animal; play with falsehood without
forfeiting your right to truth; play with
cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind.
He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn’t
reserve a plot for weeds.”
If one is sincerely trying to do the right thing
and emulate the character of God, they
understand and value honesty and integrity.
Despite our heritage, we each have to make
our own choice if we want to righteously follow
God and live our lives in reverence to Him.
How can we speak with authority to the world
about human rights when we have yet to
achieve racial equality?
America, we must taken an enlightened look
at the degradation, dehumanization, injustices,
inequities, police brutality, civil rights and
human dignity in our own communities.
Why aren't we, as Believers, standing up for
the rights of the oppressed and the vulnerable?
When will we stand up and say injustice is
Make it make sense???
Thank God, there are multitudes of hearts and
minds working together for a much higher
God's twin purposes for creation is to reveal
His character and nature, and to provide for
what God has made. Humanity's use of God's
amazing creation must promote... not
compromise the ability of creation to reveal
God and to provide for humans and other
creatures on the earth now... and in the future.
As stewards of God's creation, let us persevere
and not allow the world to be defined by the
injustices, inequities, death and destruction
caused by some. Rather, let us intervene on
behalf of the oppressed and try to resolve the
inequities or injustices many face... based on
Without humility, all of a one's other strengths
become watered down... like a vapor...
Jesus' parable said,
"Whatever you did for one
of the least of these brothers
and sisters of mine,
you did for Me."
The answer lies in Jesus Christ and in the
sacrifice He made on the cross.
2 Corinthians 5:21 tells us:
For He made Him who knew no sin to be
sin for us, that we might become the
righteousness of God in Him.
Jesus, having lived a perfect life without sin,
was the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins.
When Jesus suffered and died on the cross,
He bore the penalty for all of our sins –
including any generational influences at
work in our lives.
Generational influences can be ingrained.
What our parents and ancestors lived through
and by can have real impact on our lives today.
These influences have, in many cases, positively
shaped us or... burdened and damaged our
But if we repent and acknowledge what
Christ did for us on the cross, we can walk
free from the sin that has entangled us for years.
Not only can we walk free, but our children and
future generations can walk free as well!