The first people to “colonize” or “discover” any land inside and outside of Africa were indeed Black people.
“They give us the shortest month to learn the oldest history of any peoples on the face of this Earth”
– Robin Walker
I’d encourage each and every one of you to take some time out of your day and watch at least one of these documentaries. I promise you it’ll expose you to some information you never knew before.
“I ain’t left nothing in Africa,” that’s what you say. Why, you left your mind in Africa.
– Malcolm X
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider.
Oxford University Student Union in the United Kingdom – December 3, 1964
Am I my brothers keeper?
“There’s all sorts of trauma from drama that children see
Type of shit that normally would call for therapy
But you know just how it go in our community
Keep that shit inside it don’t matter how hard it be.”
– J. Cole
“The government itself has failed us. And the white liberals who have been posing as our friends have failed us. And once we see that all of these other sources to which we’ve turned have failed, we stop turning to them and turn to ourselves. We need a self-help program, a do-it-yourself philosophy, a do-it-right-now philosophy, a it’s-already-too-late philosophy.”
“The world is indebted to us for the benefits of civilization. They stole our arts and sciences from Africa. Then why should we be ashamed of ourselves? Their modern improvements are but duplicates of a grander civilization that we reflected thousands of years ago, without the advantage of what is buried and still hidden, to be reflected and resurrected by our generation and our posterity.”
– Marcus Garvey