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April 5, 2010


HTP-U (Peace) Family


What is up for today? I am in a Black History group and I we’re trying to raise the awareness of our community. As you already know Black History month was in February and it has passed, which means for a most people (unless they live in an area that sponsors culturally related events throughout the year).  The next time they will hear about something relevant to Black History will be in February 2011 or until some cataclysmic event  (racial situation, police brutality, etc.).

But, I am reminded by the words of the Honorable Marcus Garvey made popular in Bob Marley’s hit song “Redemption Song” that:

“We must emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, because while others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind”

Garvey stressed that this is what was needed in order for black people to build a strong and healthy nation.  In order for us to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery there has to be a rebuilding of the self or a new image of the self that involves the transformation of the mind.

One of the best ways to do this is to get involve in a progressive study group that has a targeted goal.

Now, can you think of different ways to raise awareness in your family, home, community and so on, so that the Black History is celebrated yearlong?

For hints on how to accomplish this see MAA AANKH: Finding God the Afro-American Way,
by Honoring the Ancestors and Guardian Spirits

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