While reading this information, I would like each reader to put themselves in the African slave place and think about how you would feel if all these horrible unimaginable atrocities fail upon you .This is an article that want to address some of the emotional, devastating, horrific , terrorism acts. Yes, terrorism. Terrorism definition is the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims or social objectives.
This is not an article to tell the whole story from beginning to end but to make a point about being human.
Africans were dispersed as a commodity. They were not considered as human beings. Men, women, children, and families were dispersed as early as the 15 century through the transatlantic slave trade.
Their families were stripped away from each other and sold into bondage. Children from their parents, husbands and wives stripped away from each other to be separated forever going to a distant and unknown land. THE CHILDREN!
The transatlantic slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas. Other countries such as the major Atlantic slave trading nations, ordered by trade volume, were the Portuguese, the British, the Spanish, the French, the Dutch Empires, and the Danish.
Africans were sold to be enslaved to work fields without payment in harsh conditions from housing to clothing and their freedom. Can you imagine the horror those individuals felt alone, shipped across a sea that appeared never ending. Living on the ships in the worst conditions, in squalor, conditions that were Indescribable until they reached their destination, the Americas.
They were shackled, beaten to their backs were raw, men castrated, African women being raped by white men, being told you were less than and also treated less than an animal. In 1712, there was a man named William Lynch who traveled to the Virginia colonies from West Indies who was also a British slave owner. He taught the slave owners how to keep the African’s under control. The slave owners used his techniques.
You know, as an African being separated from all you know from your own land and own people. Your language was lost, no identity left. How would you feel if this were you?
But what is so ironic, the same system of white people who enslaved the Africans used their own people by enslaving their minds and brain washing them in telling them they are the dominate race and being white they are better than the Africans. So, what happened by brain washing and being manipulative? Hate amongst the people came in the colonies for generations to this today. To control people you have to play with their minds to keep the Africans and whites against each other. NOT all whites listened to this nonsense but enough to create the system we have today.
Another thought, is if Africans were less than whites, why would some whites and slave owners rape the African woman and she bore the white man child out of rape? If the African woman was so disgusting and less than an animal, why would he lay and put his body on top of her and penetrate her? So the story is that the white man/men who raped the African woman/women was the animal/s and who was disgusting and sinful, not her.
African Americans as we are called to day as well as Black. In the past we were called colored, Negros and Mulatto’s. African Americans were stripped of their identity and heritage. When you do that, the people do not know who they truly are. African Americans/ Blacks are using their Masters last name through generations because they were stripped of their own.
Do know, slavery was planned from the beginning and planned on how to execute it. Slavery is evil and evil is sin.If you don't know what sin is according to the Bible- Sin is any action, feeling, or thought that violates and goes against Gods standards and his eternal law.To take a human being just for greed, money and pleasure and the end result to destroy. To destroy millions of Africans because of the white man’s laziness, greed, basically for economic reasons and to breed racism amongst the people, to keep the Blacks and Whites against each other to stay in control.
To piggy back on sin. Those who wanted to justify what they were doing to the slaves they used religion, they twisted the true words of God from the Bible to make Gods words to fit their sick ideas and taught the twisted untruth to the people in the colonies and any where else.
It is so sad that on June 1, 1921 in Tulsa Oklahoma, a prominent group of African Americans created a community that was called the Black Wall street who had their own lawyers, doctors, bank, etc. and the people were flourishing. Guess what? That town was destroyed by whites who did not want to see them successful, destroying thousands of homes and several hundred businesses and murdered blacks.This is one of many Black historic tragedies that Blacks tried to build a life for themselves and the whites turned around and destroyed their communities.
In this country Blacks were scientist and inventors, inventing all types of products and was productive in this society in America. They invented many inventions from creating longer-lasting light bulbs with a carbon filament in 1887 to folding beds, sewing machines, ice cream makers, clocks, improvement on the refrigerator, mops, caller ID,iPhone,cotton gin,automatic gear shift, clothes dryer, the toilet, thermostat and temperature control and so much more, the list can go on and on.
But as those who are responsible for this madness in this Govt Blacks were strong fighting slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation and civil rights until this day.
I heard this ridiculous statement, go back to Africa, how can you go back when all your life has been here in America and you don’t know your roots, your family in Africa? America is as much as our home now because we suffered and contributed to America in productive ways. The African did not ask to come to America, REMEMBER WE WERE FORCED HERE.
Also, let's be realistic, we can say whites can go back home to England. This land that is called America was conquered by the whites from the Natives who were here first and they were ran off their land, murdered and cultures destroyed. Is this something to be proud of? Is this what make America Great, I don't think so.
My question is, Since this country is called America why all people that live here can't be called Americans not Black Americans, White Americans, Asian Americans,etc. just Americans? Think about it!
African Americans just want to live in peace in America and live in Good health, raise families, to prosper and have the rights that God has given all human beings. Not man so called rights but God’s rights for all man kind. Gods rights for man is GREATER, JUST and RIGHTEOUS.
MY TRUE LOVE
MY TRUE LOVE IS JESUS CHRIST
HE IS THE ONE WHO GIVES ME LIFE
I WILL HONOR AND OBEY HIM
NOT EVEN DEATH WILL DO US PART
WITHOUT HIM I WOULD BE NOTHING
WITH HIM I AM SOMETHING
HOW CAN YOU NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS CHRIST
HE PAID THE PRICE
WHO DO YOU KNOW THAT LOVES US SO
TO FIGHT OUR BATTLES TO AND FRO
WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF OUR NEEDS UNSELFISHLY
WHO LOVES US UNCONDITIONALLY
HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE GRADE OF OUR HAIR
NOR THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN
HE JUST WANTS US TO BE CLEANSED FROM OUR SINS
JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE CROSS FOR US
TO GIVE US HOPE FOR A BETTER DAY
TO SEEK DILIGENTLY HIS PERFECT WAY
WITHOUT A DOUBT THIS JESUS CHRIST, THE ONE ABOVE
IS MY ONE TRUE LOVE.
By: Diane Whitaker-Branch