African Men and Self Knowledge: Speech Review

Blogging Challenge part 1 – Day 9

WarningBefore watching the video @10:30 – 11:00 there is a trigger warning, for women who have suffered from sexual related crimes/harassment, molestation, and trauma. Please be advised!

Baba Buntu of Anzania (South Africa) presents at TED X about Black Masculinity and Self Knowledge

The topic of black masculinity is hitting a lot lately, and probably has been for quite some time. As a man, a man who has been labeled and referred to as Black, African, Negro, Haitian, African American, etc; I find it imperative that I am aware of Scientific Research, Scholarly Work, and other studies relative to the empowerment of Black Women, Children, and Men; in order to serve the highest good.

I am a serviceman, and when considering other so-called Black men or Afurakani men, Indigenous men; Men OF NO and of ALL sorts of RELIGIOUS practices worldwide have been subjugated to so much that it almost appears planned.

When studying the works of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Dr Na’im Akbar, Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu and many other afrocentric scholars, we are able to find many similarities; the charting of these commonalities which have occurred throughout various disciplines of study are exciting.

In addition, there is new information, research, and uncovering(s) that happen daily, and this (as the cliche goes) is just the beginning. When thinking about the works of Dr. Ishakamusa Barashango who taught us about Yeshua being a Black Revolutionary, a Black National Freedom Fighter. The works of Dr. Asa Hilliard, The Honorable Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, and Dr. Ben (Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan) and many more honorable ancestors, teach us about the glorious trustory of Afraka, The Indigenous Aboriginals, and the other mislabeled Ancient Lands of the once Grander Pangea.

Anthony Browder an African American is an archaeologist amongst his daughter; and he is the first African American to lead and fund excavation projects in Kemet (called Egypt.

Truthfully the more that I know the more I realize how much there is to know at all, how awesome and expansive is the ALL. When I posted a while back about “The difference between being a man and a boy?” I was in a place of hurt and anxiety based on my own trauma. However as my friends/siblings/loved ones encourage me and motivate me..I realize that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Listening to father’s talk about what it means to be a man or to be a father is powerful. To hear other men that are strong, intelligent, wise, disciplined, to hear from men that are go-getters and problem solvers that share a unique pain that you are able to relate to or that have shared this pain before, it helps. To hear a man say these words to you, to you about your dad. To hear a father say to other men (39:00 – 41:00 minutes), “your dad, whomever he is, wherever he is, even if you never met him; your father did the best that he could!”

As a man on this planet we are here to serve. Superman was a man/being who served and was blessed by his service. If you consider Superman vs. Clark Kent; Clark Kent was more selfish while Superman was an altruist. Unfortunately we know how this ended in the movie Superman 2. Our caped hero had a bit of a taste for revenge I when he returned to that small trucker stop diner.

Prepare for payback!

Baba Buntu’s Speech

Listening to Baba Buntu is great, he is calm confident, and well poised from my perspective. I see qualities in him that we share, as we are divine reflections of one another. Learning about manhood, learning about toxic masculinity, learning about the story of Afuraka, are all aspects to this experience that I appreciate. As a man, we don’t have to fit in with what other men are determining as “being a man”.

What is the voice of an Afrakan man? In what ways do we need to de-colonize the minds of Afrakan men? How can we live up to our upmost potential and optimal states of wholistic wellness?

In my own life, I lost my innocence based on false ideas of what it meant to be a man. Children, please do not fall for what society tells you a man is. Listen to what your heart tells you, listen to what your highest self would want for you and your spiritual guides. The turns that I took, the things that I have done; were against my culture and against my souls highest calling. However, all the things that I did, were the results of choices that I have made. As a man, I take responsibility for my accounts thoughts and deeds, Black Man Know Yourself (Femi Kuti)!

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Thank you for sharing in this experience, love and peace ~

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