God is in control and God has
providential power and appointed
times. Our past, present, and future
takes place under God's Divine
Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us:
Time and the events happening
in it are parts of a ceaseless flow.
All of history and the way we view
history is important.
Some are inclined to think that
former days are gone, forever.
Ecclesiastes 3 shows that this
concept is not necessarily true.
It is evident that God allows the
past to revisit us, for His purposes
and our good. God makes positive
use of history repeating itself for
The past helps us remember
who we are and Whose we are!
It is through history that we can
recall man's past calamities... and
take notice of God's unmerited
favor and grace.
History has shaped us. When we
look over our shoulders... we are
humbled and thankful to see what
God has delivered us through and
what God has delivered us from.
As we journey through life... a
historical perspective allows us to
make sense of today's world, and
do all we can today to improve
History compels us to look back.
When we look back and examine
our past and see how far we
have come... it compels us to
look at both darkness and light.
We can embrace the light, but
we don't ignore the darkness.
Both can motivate us to keep
moving forward... giving us the
resolve to tackle the obstacle(s)
we may be up against, right now,
or take a different approach.
The best foreseer of future
actions would be... past actions.
One of the best ways to gain
perspective is to examine our past.
Some may believe the past is best
left behind, but we believe taking a
look back can be incredibly useful
when we purposefully learn, grow
and gain insightful wisdom from our
past experiences, then move forward.
Past actions are great guides
for anticipating how someone
might conduct themselves
in a situation and/or with a
The past helps us see the bigger
picture. Our past motivates us to
look forward. It can be great fuel
to prepare us for our future.
History is not just about man...
history is about knowing
God, reckoning with God
and keeping our minds
fixed on God, the Source
from which our highest
In all of history, God is
the ultimate possible good
for us. A good which has
no rivals or superiors.
God is our Instructor,
our Guidance, the
explanation for... God is our
clarity, the meaning of
Scripture is full of history!
We must not lose track of...
or disregard our history.
God bids an account of mankind's
past, and God will bring every deed
A noticeable theme in Ecclesiastes is...
judgment and justice.
God's Will is justice and justice will prevail.
History repeats itself, and one who does not
learn from the past... will pay the price in the
The day of reckoning will not end
in political arenas or the boardroom...
it ends at the throne of
God is in control of history... and evil,
unrighteous circumstances will never
be able to subvert this fact.
All of mankind is flesh and inclined to deviant
behavior. By the grace of God, God seeks to
help those of us who have muddled our past.
By His grace and mercy... God seeks to
recover and restore what seems, from our point
of view, to be forever lost.
God has the power to bring forth the
experiences from our past so that we may
have an opportunity 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, and clarity.
God has a purpose for our lives...
always does things with good
purposes in mind, and will
fulfill His purposes for us all.
We can trust that God will
never abandon His work in
our lives... He never has and
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 lasting implications.
What is happening right now... has already
happened in the past, and what will happen in
the future... our lifetime will shed light... or dim
the light that will drive future generations.
In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon is essentially saying,
History is made up of three parts:
the past, present, and future. We are
surrounded by history, the present
moment, and future possibilities.
They are all linked together...
all are interconnected.
While not all of our history is good,
it is true... it happened.
It is the truth which will free us
and guide us forward.
If most of us, in my era, would think back to our
school days, we would probably remember history
as being unrelatable and difficult to connect with.
How can we learn from the past
if we select and filter, omit, and/or
can teach us important lessons.
We all deserve to know the whole
truth and nothing but the truth of
How can we expect to build
a better future without
acknowledging injustices and
being honest about our past?
To erase everything that is related to the
dishonorable parts of our history does not
mean that those events never happened. In fact,
it does more harm than good.
To expunge or rewrite history
filling it with misleading opinions,
alternative facts, or manipulated
events (according to the choosing
of a few) is a mistake which can
lead to a very dangerous path.
Erasing or attempting to sanitize
the facts about the negative and ugly
parts of history does not make it go
away or mean it never happened.
To not share the good, bad, and
ugly truths about history means...
no one can learn or grow from the
mistakes or the accomplishments
from the past.
To fear the truth being taught
speaks volumes about the
person in fear.
If history offends people, this
may be the necessary motivation
to keep us from repeating
historical mis-steps 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 for a few to
censor, destroy, or erase.
History is history... it was not
always pretty or kind, but
it happened, and it belongs
to all of us!
When we love our country or someone... we should
be able to honestly express our anguish, and point
out where one or the other may be falling short.
This does not imply that one is unpatriotic or does
not love. It is an indication that one is awake,
concerned, and has one's best interest at heart.
It means holding our country accountable to the
ideals that it proclaims. It means we strive to live
out the stated ideals of the United States Declaration
of Independence: that we each have unalienable
rights given to all humans by our Creator, and
among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness", which governments are created to
American history is not pretty. However, we owe
it to the millions who lost their lives and those
who were oppressed for the entirety of U.S.
history. To bring up America’s troubled past
is not about guilt or shame, it is about justice
and reconciliation for all. To speak truth to
power does not make one “Anti-American.”
It does not mean that a person does not feel
devotion, loyalty and respect for their country.
True patriotism acknowledges our historical
truths... it rights wrongs, and works to not
God recognizes that we often choose paths
that lead us away from living out the promise
of "One nation under God, indivisible, with
liberty and justice for all."
God loves us. God never disappoints, never
deludes or shames us. God wants the best for
us... something better.
Does God have our best interests at heart?
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 important that we all truly consider
what American patriotism means to us. It
should not simply be accepting our country in
its entirety, i.e., man-made evil doings, bigotry,
systemic faults, obstructions, racism, fractures,
imperfections, shortcomings, pitfalls, injustices
and all. It should mean being aware, identifying
its infirmities and downsides, while recognizing
our exceptional strengths, and with great
enthusiasm... working to be a more perfect union.
It is very crucial to thoughtfully, intelligently, and
empathetically teach historical truths. This is a
multi-cultural country and the vast majority of us
have a desire to know the truth, but many have
found themselves stumbling into indoctrination.
It's funny how other countries teach more on
American history than America.
It is absurd to call any educational institution racist
because they are teaching the historical truths of
colonization, slavery, the civil war, native American
genocide, and the deep roots of racism throughout
American history, etc., and refusing to breathe out
lies to young people about U.S. history and current
events. That is dishonest and ungodly!
Truth may make some students
feel uncomfortable or sad,
but... it is the truth!
Our youth need to be taught
the truth if we expect them to
make meaningful contributions
to society and not repeat the errors
and cruelty of the past.
Students deserve to understand
and care about the experiences
of those like and unlike them.
They deserve to learn the truth.
They need 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...
it is their right!
Is it not better to live the truth
than a lie?
God never lies (Titus 1:2).
God is the Source of truth.
“It is impossible for God to lie”
Jesus called Himself the way, the truth, and the life
(John 14:6), and
He expects those who follow Him
to be people of truth.
The truth is to be expressed in love (Ephesians 4:15),
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 the future of
this country to not acknowledge
the inhumane struggles, sacrifices,
injustices, rivers of blood, and
senseless, torturous lynchings,
and murders that happened
Without truthful information and
documentation about our nation's
past and present, how can our
youth build a better future?
To teach a dumbed down account
of history not only damages our
children... it undermines and burdens
our societies as well. A whitewashed
version of history fails to empower
young people to be conscientious
and upright critical thinkers. By
failing to teach truth...this can
stagnate our young people's
growth and well being.
Why would any godly parent want
their child to be mis-educated with a
dumbed down, white-washed version
of American or World history?
Students deserve to learn
It’s true that knowing history is empowering,
but not knowing history is disproportionately
learning more and to respect what we are reading.
Our history is our birthright!
In fact, history is one of the most important
subjects we will ever study.
Think about it:
How can we ever move past all of the bigoted
"isms" if we can't acknowledge the past and come
to understand how it connects to the present?
To remember the past in our own life helps
to unite us to that authentic self and reminds
us of who we have been and then compare
that to who we feel we are today. That gives
us a sense of who we want to be down the
road in the future.
When we study history we learn and
understand more about what and who
created our present day society. In other
words, history helps us come to realize
how we got to where we are, and why we
live the way we do.
History helps us to better 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 forward to something greater.
History does not stay behind us, it can directly
impact our lives, today. It is important to
understand the past and how the complicated
choices and events in the past have impacted
our current social and political conditions.
Through history we can learn how past
societies, systems, ideologies, governments
and cultures thrive while others fail. Events
of the past have created systems and
conditions that have lasted generations.
The rich history of the world studies the
past and the legacies of the past. It helps
us to paint an all-embracing picture of
where we stand today.
When historical truths are taught
it can help students connect to their
roots, which is something many
African Americans have been
At this present time, it is of the utmost importance
to know and understand the connections between
past and present. It is eye opening to see how
history connects people, places, and situations,
We learn from history. In observing and analyzing
the past events of life... we discover warnings,
pragmatic advice, direction, and we can garner
To understand who we are, we need to develop a
sense of self. History gives us the opportunity
to learn where and how we fit in the story of our
country and the global community.
True history is a story of us. It is a story of
who we are, where we came from, and it can,
potentially, reveal where we are headed.
those who came before us. Our cultures,
traditions, genetic makeup, and religions
were all inherited from the past.
History helps us develop a better understanding
of the condition of mankind. It tells us the
story of how our nation, cities, and/or communities
came to be.
History teaches. It helps us determine how to
approach the future, as it allows us to learn
from our past mistakes and triumphs, as a
society. History helps us better understand how,
when, and why things happened as they did
and why things unfold as they do.
History gives us the tools we need to be
decent citizens. Productive citizens are informed
citizens, and no one can consider himself to
be an informed citizen without a working
knowledge of history.
History helps us become more effective
members of our society. It helps put us in a
position to better inform others as well.
“Those that do not learn
history are doomed to
Those words were first spoken by
George Santayana, and they are still very
relevant today because of how true they are.
History gives us the opportunity to learn
from past mistakes. It helps us understand
the many reasons why people may behave the
way they do. As a result, it helps us become
more compassionate as people and more
impartial as decision makers.
Some people try to falsely accuse,
antagonize and/or destroy the
lives of others with lies because
their lives can be destroyed with
To fear the truth being taught
speaks volumes about the person
who opposes it.
Many people are so afraid of losing their power
that they will never cease rejecting the truth, no
matter how compelling the evidence.
It is amazing to see just how far people
will go to oppose, disregard, and downright
fight against addressing issues of the
past that still plague our present and creates
a great divide and grim fate for our future.
Many of the issues we are faced with today...
stem from problems of the past. We need
actual, honest dialogue if we are ever going
to have any degree of optimism of mending
it, but 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 and drown out
their voices and their
It is unfortunate that some people prefer to not
deal with the unpleasant truth, even though
the truth is available to them. Sadly, some prefer
not hearing it, they avoid it, would rather be left
alone, or just remain silent about it.
Some would rather be assured that what they
have chosen to believe (knowing that their choice
is nothing short of comforting lies) will work
for them and keep them in their comfort zone.
Some have been so traditionally entrenched
in inequities and their ideologies that any
deviation from it... is deemed dangerous.
There are some who are hell bent on reshaping
and silencing the truth about our country's
history of racial injustice. Instead, they pretend
that others are bad and evil so they won't feel
guilty about the inhumane things they have
purposely overlooked, ignored, done and/or
Many embrace the idea that they are
self-sufficient individuals rather than
active participants in a generational
web of lies.
"Pretending a dis-ease doesn't
exist... will not cure it."
Many spew false narratives that are harmful
and continue to castigate and deny
African Americans the possibility of rational
thought, agency, and/or liberty. They prefer
things stay as they are and the current
state of affairs remains the same.
Some groups and/or individuals have taken
extreme actions (for psychological effect on
another, typically for amusement or competitive
advantage) deliberately alienating, shutting out,
blocking, excluding, rejecting, and marginalizing
Africans and African Americans.
These racial slights are done in an attempt to
make African Americans question their abilities,
their existence, feel invisible, feel systematically
ignored and disregarded. These are psychological
operations and mind games that manipulative
people play. These are attempts to make others feel
less confident and/or to gain control over people.
Listen, when toxic people, are ignorantly
bound to a false and extremely deceptive
sense of identity, they become bent out
of shape when they cannot control others.
Encountering repeated racial slights can
create psychological invisibility.
Some may resort to trying to control how
others see Africans and African Americans
by actively tearing them down and instilling
fear in others. They demonize, denigrate,
and diminish African Americans with vile,
scornfully abusive remarks and accusations
like: "Blacks are not equipped to run things,
they are lazy, thugs, the enemy, they must
be fought or avoided."
That is evil!
Evil is the absence of good.
Evil is what happens when
man rejects good.
What we can know is whatever God does is holy
and perfect and ultimately will glorify God.
Some will even stoop as low as propagating the
myth of the predatory Black man to justify their
brutality and violence against Black individuals,
communities, and continents.
Think about it, at one time, regardless of the
program or the network, White males were
always... cast in positions of comfort and
power. This good white life was projected to
little White children. It instilled a since of
entitlement to authority... an expectation of
looking down on Black people. Typically,
when Blacks were cast for roles... they were
often cast as criminals, shown as thugs, and/or
Insecure and weak individuals make ridiculous
assumptions and accusations. They create distance,
fear what they do not understand about
African Americans, become suspicious of them,
and look for reasons to abhor them.
These are generational misconceptions and
accusations. These manipulations are used
to make communication and reconciliation
difficult as well as insuring injustice against
Africans and African Americans.
Jesus says of Satan, "He was a murderer from the
beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because
there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks
out of his own character, for he is a liar and the
father of lies" (John 8:44).
We need to be wise to Satan's tactics so we
will not succumb to his deceptions or accept
the shame he wants others to bear the weight of.
Some people are irrational and have fragile
egos. They struggle to accept when they
have been exposed and called out for their
wrong-doing. Instead of owning it and taking
the blame, they act as if they have the right
to do or have what they want.
They have a hard time believing they are not
perfect or worthy... so they get annoyed and
lash out... looking for reasons to shift the
blame and hurl insults. They gaslight others
for what they themselves did. These are the
entitled ones who believe the world revolves
around them, and they cannot do anything
When people allow themselves to get caught up
in generational lies, self-centeredness, and
ego-gratifying illusions and then feel their
self-regard has been threatened, they do
others and themselves a grave disservice. This
could limit their intelligence and inner freedom.
All of the generational "isms", coddling,
deceitfulness, worry, headaches, anxiety and
setbacks harms and/or injures the offender,
and no one is healed from that.
All mankind is flesh and are inclined to sinful
behavior. The question we must ask ourselves is:
Would God be well pleased with the behavior
and examples of our forefathers?
We must not do as our deceased, rabble-rousing,
ungovernable, and devious forefathers have
done. Some of the choices and decisions they
made were diabolically cruel, deplorable,
totally inhumane and ungodly.
With God's help, we must reach higher
and dig deeper so that we can better
ourselves and live righteously before God,
our children, grands, and generations to
When we know better...
we should do better.
1 Corinthians 10 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 human beings,
to imitate the evil, immature, egregious conduct
passed on by some of our ancestors.
Love gives, receives and serves.
When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality
the worth of all mankind, it becomes difficult
to hear the cry of nature itself;
everything is, connected.
African Americans have been fighting a
never ending, long overdue systemic battle
against oppression and racism. However,
some who have been intergenerationally
indoctrinated in a racist White supremacist
culture... would rather embrace a plausible
lie... than face truths that makes them feel
uncomfortable, afraid, or placed in a
position that may disrupt their lust for
power, privilege, bigotry, and unbridled
Many have remained obstinate, unreasonably
attached, narrow-minded, and firmly fixed on
their skewed sense of reality, they have
chosen to believe, regarding Africans and
African Americans being inferior, sub-human
and not having a place in history.
Racism lies about everything. It is a game
learned from the elders. It covers up many
of the valuable contributions African and
African Americans have made to the world,
all across history. Some have been notorious
for trying to make others believe they are less
capable and less deserving than they are.
"Man’s inhumanity to man”
is baseless and vile.
Absurd and twisted realities and thinking
can become dominant threads in the fabric of
creation which can lead to the perpetuation of
which suffocates everyone.
Harmful dysfunctions of parents can be
passed down from generation to generation
making some weak, toxic, ignorant and fragile.
Lying, sad to say, has become a standard way
to communicate for many people. When we
whitewash or diminish aspects of history
as a means of protecting our children, we're
not providing them with all the information
they need to truly understand the systems of
oppression that affect us all.
We do our children a disservice when we pass
on generational supremacy and lies as truth. The
answer to lies is not more lies. The children, the
innocent children, can easily be influenced and
groomed to become the fruit from the tree of
Some people have been filling voids and pain
of separation from God and generational lies
with a multiplicity of sins served up on a platter
of grossly offensive generational lies and unfair
On closer examination, we find that family
traits, i.e., stereotyping, "isms", negativity,
myths about race, and other destructive
behavior is often passed down from parents
to children. They are closely linked with
one's family background.... it is a genetic
inheritance. This cycle has been repeated
their set of convictions does not make them right...
it does not instantly qualify their way... as the
There may, indeed, be a
influence in our lives that
needs to be broken!
When these areas of sin become deeply
ingrained in us, they can be difficult to
overcome under our own efforts.
Identifying areas of generational influence
is critical in our lives. When generational
influences are at work in our lives, customary,
dysfunctional patterns can or will emerge.
Sometimes, a generational influence will
cause us to repeat the sin we saw modeled
in our family. Other times, our sin will be
something committed in response to the sin
in our family.
Historical distortions and/or ideologies were
created by those who came before us and they
passed these distortions and/or ideological
influences on to generations following them.
Disgracefully, some have latched on to these
delusional beliefs and claims which devalued
the humanness in others, based totally on
melanin... as if these belittling, unjust,
repressive assertions were the 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 earnest and steadfast in pursuing truth.
God will reveal it to us, and the truth will give us
a better perspective on life.
We must expand the
There is no question that the slave trade exerted
a profound influence in many parts of Africa;
however, to look at African history as the history
of slavery and the slave trade is an inaccurate
The West focuses only on slavery, but the
history of Africa is so much more than a
footnote to European imperialism.
of inventions, events, complex systems of
participatory government, powerful states, that
covered large territories with extensive regional
and international links. Art, learning and
technology soared, and Africans were
exceptionally skilled with medicine,
mathematics, and astronomy. In addition to
domestic goods, they made fine luxury items
in bronze, ivory, gold, and terracotta for both
local use and trade.
West Africa had many ancient cultures and over 800
languages. West Africa had many rich and diverse
histories and cultures centuries before European
slave traders arrived.
Africans had a wide range of political
arrangements including kingdoms and
According to material, we gleaned, in large part,
from the International Museum of Slavery,
"West Africans traded with Europeans through
merchants in North Africa for centuries. The first
traders to sail down the West African coast
were the Portuguese in the 15th century. The Dutch,
British, French and Scandinavians followed. They
were interested in precious items such as gold,
ivory, spices, and especially pepper.
From their first interaction,
European traders kidnapped
and bought Africans to be
sold in Europe.
It was not until the 17th century, when
plantation owners wanted more slaves to satisfy
the increasing demand for sugar in Europe, that
transatlantic slaving became the dominant trade."
The expansion of the transatlantic slave trade
disrupted in West and Central African societies,
and over the centuries extracted an immeasurable
Europeans first made contact with African
societies centuries before, and had long
maintained trading posts on the continent's
coasts. As European colonies in the Americas
expanded, their governments increasingly
looked to Africa as a source of cheap labor
to power their growing farms, mines, and
The poverty of some... is due
to 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
greatly contributed to the impoverished and
broken state of Black societies... and the
source of White prosperity and undue
Racism and biases can distort and disrupt how
people think. Many times people who have very
fragile egos make assumptions and essentially
deny the freedom and dignity of members of
the hated or disdained race. Some live with a
sense of vain deceit and alternative reality.
They interpret and arrange truth so that it
can keep their fragile egos... inflated.
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 races and 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 race, tribe, creed, color,
class, religion, language, age,
culture, political beliefs,
educational background, or
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!