Words From The Wise: Julius Sello Malema

“Stop your self-hatred. Stop at taking our brothers from Africa, our sisters from Africa.” – Julius Sello Malema   The xenophobic riots in South Africa have sparked several debates on Black unity and self-hatred. And the first person who came to mind in regards to addressing this problem was Julius Sello Malema. Julius Sello Malema…

Words From The Wise: Professor Bayyinah Bello

“The Haitian Revolution did not begin in 1791, it began the day the first white person went to Africa and began to kidnap people in Africa. They did not just sit down and let themselves be taken away. They fought.” – Professor Bayyinah Bello   Certain events throughout African history, I didn’t learn about until…

Words From The Wise: Kaba Hiawatha Kamene

“We have taken their garbage and made it a delicacy. Whatever we touch, why, because we know what to do with the hands. See we’ve been on the earth for three and a half million years more than they.” “If you hold a people down and in spite of and despite of holding those people…

Words From The Wise: Sister Souljah

“To be a real man or woman, you’ve got to know what you believe in. You’ve got to understand that your actions have consequences and that they are connected to everything that you are.” – Sister Souljah   There are only a few entertainers who’ve recently crossed over to social/political activism that has gotten my…

Words From The Wise: Yaa Mawusi Baruti

“Never speak in anger, that’s general for all of your relationships. Because you know, once the words come out of your mouth, even if you immediately apologize, they’re out.” – Yaa Mawusi Baruti   In a previous post, I spotlighted Mwalimu K. Baruti and his school, The Akoben House. Well, I forgot to mention that…

Words From The Wise: Kwame Ture

“You went to Africa with the Bible, we had the land. When you left Africa, you had the land and we had the Bible.” – Kwame Ture (formerly known as Stokely Carmichael)   For those of you who’ve been following this blog, you know how invested I am in Black History. It feels like the…

Words From The Wise: Fannie Lou Hamer

“You can pray until you faint. But unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.” – Fannie Lou Hamer   When it comes to the leaders of The Civil Rights Movement, certain names get recycled to the public; some due to their popularity and…

Words From The Wise: Professor James Small

“One is fully conscious when he or she is the results of having been informed and instructed by the experience of his or her ancestors and use that knowledge to master, understand and become able to create institutions that allow him or her to live in harmony with the rest of nature and the universe.”…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad

“I speak the truth. I speak to the pain and hurt of the masses of Black people. I speak that which many of them wish they could say, that’s why they cheer and applaud. And I speak that also which many of them only whisper behind closed doors.” – Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad   When…

Words From The Wise: Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti

“Sovereignty means that you control everything. Everything is in your power; economics, family, politics, culture, everything is under your control. No one else has anything that you need, they may have a few things that you want, but no one else should have anything that you need to survive. That’s sovereignty.” – Mwalimu K. Bomani…

Words From The Wise: Ashra Kwesi

“The secret knowledge and the secret spiritual stories of Kemet has been a fear in the Western Church. The Catholic Church stole many spiritual ideals and wisdom and the salvation and understanding directly from Ancient Egypt. And people like Giordano Bruno, who equally said that ‘Ancient Egypt was the most spiritual place on the planet…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Myles Munroe

“A book is an idea container, it transmits ideas. The oppressor made sure that your parents could not read. That’s because books contain ideas, and the goal was, ‘you maintain oppression by the makings of ignorance.’” – Dr. Myles Munroe   Greetings Everyone, Divine Intervention must be working in my favor because I came across…