Nia learned that our self-identity and connection to our roots is so powerful it can impact not only the course of our lives but also that of generations to come.
INSPIRATION IS THE LIGHT THAT ESCAPED THE DARKNESS.
CONSISTENCY IS THE MARK OF TRUTH!
What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise.
When Pope Pius XII died, LIFE magazine carried a picture of him in his private study kneeling before a black Christ. What was the source of their information? All white people who have studied history and geography know that Christ was a black man. Only the poor, brainwashed American Negro has been made to believe that Christ was white, to maneuver him into worshiping the white man. After becoming a Muslim in prison, I read almost everything I could put my hands on in the prison library. I began to think back on everything I had read and especially with the histories, I realized that nearly all of them read by the general public have been made into white histories. I found out that the history-whitening process either had left out great things that black men had done, or some of the great black men had gotten whitened.
In Africa every human has a spark of divine nature, and sin does not separate us from it. We are cousins of God. Every person has multiple souls, including the souls of ancestors that reincarnate through us. The purest soul is called an ori, and a person who cultivates their ori can attain divinity.
Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.
I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
Black history is American history.
Black history is part of American history, and it should be treated as such.
I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century.
I'm a sponge for historical images of black people and black history on film.
I went to school with a lot of kids whose fathers and mothers were part of the El Paso black history.
During Black History Month, I'm reminded yet again of the ways that the struggle for civil rights is interwoven with the struggle for workers' rights.