Truest Fulfillment

“A race is like a man. Until it uses its own talent, takes pride in its own history, and loves its own memories, it can never fulfill itself completely.” John Vandercook

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Heritage, in essence, is how a people have used their talents to command respect of other people.  The ultimate purpose of our heritage teaching is to show our people how, through identity and through respect for themselves, they can work to liberate themselves, they can work to liberate themselves from old ties of bondage.  A person’s relationship to his heritage, after all, is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother. From Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism John Henrik Clarke

 

My authentic truth:

When I began to dig deep into the wealth of the inheritance of my ancestors I came to know anew and enthusuastically celebrate my true identity as an African. Subsequently, the breath of enlightenment gave me new life, the truth of vision allowed me to see clearly for the first time, and understanding invited my ancestors to rise up in me so I strutted with fresh confidence.  How has the legacy of our ancestors affected your life?

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

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Peace and light,

Dr. Free

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Order, Life, and Growth

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My authentic thought: Today I was able to build with Brother Ebrima. His spirit is a bright light. I told him I would watch the video and share it with others. Being true to my word, I hope that you to are inspired and encouraged to change the quality of your life. As you do, the ripple effect will motivat others to do the same.

Brother Ebrima SaidyBa’s authentic thought:

The Ripple Effect is based on the Dogon Creation story, how the art of agriculture and other life civilizing skills were brought forth by our ancestors from the heavens,” the filmmaker explains. “In Atlanta we are creating holistic environmental sustainability as the cultural norm, in the form of urban farms, and it has become a ‘ripple effect’ with more and more urban farms in Atlanta.” Ebrima is a native African who was amazed to find that many people in the U.S. go hungry because they do not know how to grow food. “Any community of people that depends or relies on handouts or aid from others will lose its self-worth and dignity,” Ebrima says. In addition to educating people about the issue, he has also founded an urban farm in Stone Mountain. — “The mission of the Lake Claire Community Land Trust is to acquire, maintain, and protect green space for neighborhood enhancement and education; and to provide a place for neighbors and friends to celebrate nature, community, and the arts.” It has been three years since the release of Ebrima Ba’s film Food, Clothing & Shelter, which won first place at the 2013 Urban Media Makers Film Festival in the Documentary Film category. The film highlights the lack of food security in Atlanta and around the world, focusing on homegrown, do-it-yourself solutions. “At that time, I had no intention to follow up with another film,” Ebrima says. “I thought after all those years of hard work, my job was done. My conscience told me, you did great, producing an award-winning film. But what are you going to do now? Run somewhere and sell the film, or are you going to follow through with anotiher film? I decided to follow through.”

 

 

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Dr. Free

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Educated or Mis-educated?

Read the excerpt below. Then you can determine as a sun-kissed individual if you have been properly educated or mis-educated. If you determined you have been miseducated what will you do now to change your mentality and awaken your African mind?

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The real legacy of colonialism and chattel slavery is the unspoken harm resulting from an invisible psychological terrorism in the form of educating generations of Africans, both continental and Diasporic, to become alienated from their own essential worth addicted to anything non-African, especially White thought, behaviors, and beliefs and a willingness to exchange or even sacrifice Africa’s development for access to White privilege and power.

Nobles, Wade. Island of Memes: Haiti’s Unfinished Revolution (Kindle Locations 510-513). Black Classic Press/Inprint Editions. Kindle Edition.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

Culture?

 

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In American culture we are taught that culture encompasses celebrations, holidays, food, and dress etc. Culture is a means to the end. The end result is to connect with loved ones and express appreciation for those aspects that make ones culture unique. On the contrary, in African centered consciousness we understand that culture is an individual’s understanding of the natural laws. Dance, drumming, and rituals are merely the tools used to teach the culture to myself so that I  learn the rich and powerful way of life of my ancestors, the forces of nature, the cosmos–how they work, and ultiamtely how I should benefit from them. A by product of the dance, drumming, and ritual is the connection with my brothers and sisters and celebration of family. Inspired by Professor James Small

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Love?

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Beloved Brothers and Sisters,

The other day I was thinking about what it really means to be “in love” with a man. We need examples of Black love in our community.  Black love is revolutionary!  It is a privilege and honor to be part of nation building in that way.

There was a time when I thought I knew what it meant to be in love. I would have rattled off information that had some measure of truth but did not solely reflect the African culture and values that I gladly embrace today.

A few days ago I released the question into the atmosphere; What does it mean to be love? Today I received my answer according to African culture and values.

My authentic truth:

The divine in me recognizes the divine in a man. The love that I have for the divine in me, recognizes the love for the divine that the man has in him. So, love– loves love. That’s what bring two people together. Being attracted merely to the physicality of another and ultimately becoming attached to those physical aspects leads to catastrophe at one level or another. May my truth bring light to you.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

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Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their  own unique perspective.