The human mind has various ways to cope with traumatic experiences. Dissociation is one of those mechanisms. During this process, the victim of trauma develops what are call personas or alter egos that assist them in basic task. It’s a natural process, but extremely destructive. Most of these personalities are driven by the ego and can be very misogynistic, rude, cruel, and violent. Mindfulness is an evidence-based practice that starts the healing process, however many of these people require some type of intervention from a friend, a family member, or the community. In a healthy community the goal is for each member to be healthy in mind, body, and soul, so when you remove this expectation you involuntarily foster mental and physical illness. Don’t be complicit in this trend in the conscious community that rewards unhealthy narcissistic, egotistical behavior driven by self-hatred and internalized racism. Focus on healing, nurturing, and love. An unhealthy personality will display extreme negativity, irritability, back-biting, lying, mental, and poor physical health. As long as we allow these type of personalities into our ranks, the more narcissistic and egotistical our community will become. The only solution is African Centered Psychology focused on the full restoration the African mind evident by a balanced approach to relationships, conflicts, and African liberation. Fake consciousness is a symptom of a fractured consciousness and should not be tolerated. The legacy of the African is one of integrity, resilience, and community. Be excellent, show deference to your brothers and sister, and have compassion, love, and respect for the struggle. #AfricanPsychology
The legacy of race in the United States is a permanent reality in the minds of Americans, engraved in the fabric of the culture. The ideology of race superiority was present in America as early as the 14th century, manifested first by the murder and torture of Aboriginals in South America, Native populations in the north, and later the enslavement of Africans. The Declaration of Independence codified the notionof a superior European culture, thereby creating a color cast system based on dichotomous racialized social system that justified colorism, legalized racism, and codified black codes. These codes were adopted by major institutions and shaped the beliefs, attitudes, and social behaviors of all Americans. The Age of Enlightenment also contributed to this process through pseudosciencethat legitimatize ideas of race superiority and those practices that came along with it. During this period, pseudoscientists adopted a deterministic approach, inappropriately designing experiments to support the idea of race as a biological reality. These studies relied heavily on the evaluation of differences in morphological traits such as color, skeletal structure, and geographical distributions of populations in relationships to apes, gorillas, and monkeys. Embedded in this pseudoscience was the idea that non-whites were animals, whereas whites were civilized non-animals. These ideas lead to social polices, laws, and educational curricula that supported mistreatment of nonwhites forever changing the perceptions of race globally.
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Race is largely a social construct, therefore the only true race that exist if homo Sapien. Modern Man or homo sapien sapien is the only surviving sub-species of the homo Sapien, however within our sub-species we have different kinds, breeds, variations, and populations. If your your population, kind, breed or variation evolved outside of Africa than you’re “non-African”. Asians, Europeans, Americans, Native Americans, indigenous people of the oceanic, and indigenous Australians are all examples non-Africans who evolved outside of Africa .This is true despite non-Africans shared human history, despite their similarities to Africans, including skin color, or facial features, which are Mostly influenced by environmental factors, including all the mechanism of evolution, diet, and the disease process. As it relates to African Africans or Black people living in America, we evolved inside Africa, making us African. Our ancestors didn’t leave Africa during the first or second migrations out of Africa, but left as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. These facts can be substantiated using proper methods and are not subject to religion, beliefs, oral traditions, or a failure to properly understand or process information. Neither, do these facts disrupt our legacy as Africans, so any claim or tradition that seeks to remove african people from our home and legacy is threat to the survival of African people worldwide. As long as we remember our legacy and what must be done to take back our power, our survival is secured! #selfpreservation
On September 20, 2017, Blak Pantha published his website focused on solutions using an African Centered Paradiagm.
“In an effort to solve problems that plague the black community and the Diaspora in general. It is important to create our on solutions from an African centered paradigm” Blak Pantha”.
“Blak Pantha is a Pan Afrikan, Lecturer, Author, proud member of many organizations and Co founder of the Mossi Warrior Clan. Blak Pantha is an advocate of African Spirituality and uses the principle of these ancient practices to solve problems within the black community and in the diaspora worldwide.
Having traveled to KMT and Senegal he is avid researcher and focuses on sound methodology, primary and well verified secondary sources as his means of providing information.
Blak Pantha is a member of The Amen Ra Squad, Raising Awareness Group, Collective Black People Movement, UNIA Division #421 in Atlanta, RBG Nation, and Us lifting Us economic cooperative.
Blak Pantha was given this name and uses it as a medium to strive for excellence in the black community. Drawing inspiration from the classic comic book he seeks to create a united federated union in Afrika(Wakanda) in which the best of science and traditional African spirituality are present”. www.blakpanthaserer.com. Blak Pantha is a strong advocate for the restoration of African culture. Please like, share, and subscribe.
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One of the most important keys to restoring Black Excellence restoring a sense of community whereby we support, inspire, and celebrate the achievements of others. In many ways, the internet has prevented us from connecting and establishing authenticate relationships based on mutual respect, honor, and accountability. Instead, it has encouraged hate, ridicule, and has become a safe haven for individuals looking to minimize the achievements of others. In the past, we believed in community, therefore we fostered relationships, we encouraged face to face contact, and we believed in good character and accountability. Today, it’s seems the internet has become a breeding ground for people suffering from internalized racism, mental illness, PTSS, and all sorts of character issues looking to project their internalized hate to the world. If we haven’t learned anything from this cyber community, by default we’ve learned to appreciate the value of face to face contact, love, commandery, respect, and community engagement. All of which, has always served as the backbone of our culture. This week, let us step away from the chaos of the internet and break free from the hatred to reflect on what needs to be done. Let us reflect on the past and identify ways to restore our heritage. This week, let us take the time to reflect on the importance of relationships and communities. This week, let us celebrate the men and woman who have worked tirelessly to improve our community by educating us on our health, on condition as Africa people, and educated us on ways to overcome racism and white supremacy. This week, let us celebrate those who advocate for social justice, education, and cultural rejuvenation. This week, let us reflect on the community, the family, the men, the women, and the children who depend on us for answers. This week, let us reflect on solutions. This week, let us ponder on the wise saying that half of being successfully is just showing up. Understanding that being in the moment has the power to change relationships, open doors, and restore broken hearts. This week, let’s us take the time to be present in Atlanta and support the Black Power Awards. Remembering the African Proverb “if you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” . This week, let us network, celebrate each other, and acknowledge our accomplishments. This week, let’s us Support DJ and the Black Power Awards family as they acknowledge excellencey in the Black Community.
Our worldview is greatly influenced by our life experiences and early in childhood. Our parents greatly influence how we perceive the world around us and our relationships with others. If raised in a home that was unsafe, it’s likely that we would develop mistrust in our relationships. Similarly, if raised in an safe environment where we felt nurtured, loved, and protected than it is likely that we will learn to trust others. This is a very basic understanding of the Nature vs. Nurture argument that specialists have been arguing about for years. Author Joy DeGruy seemed, to sum up, this theory when she stated in her book that: “We carry our painful experiences into our adulthood, and they become the basis for our worldview,” which is defined as our beliefs, our attitudes, and our response to the natural environment. Just as our parents influenced our worldview, historic racism also influenced our environment. An environment that is unsafe will always produce insecurity.
The topic of Evolution exposes the our insecurity because it forces us to address the nature Vs nurture argument. Most of us reject evolution in favor of a feel-good explanation of life, not because we understand evolution, but because of hate science, and the premise of a gradual development that is categorally opposed to intelligent design. We are much more comfortable with pseudo claims of extraterrestrials, astro-projections, and gene splicing than science because it allows us to escape and avoid taking responsibility our problems using science that forced is evaluate what does and what does not work. Scientific literacy is defined as “knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision-making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity.”
In itself the rejection of evolution does not equate to scientific illiteracy. However, the implications of having leaders who are scientifically illiterate is detrimental to our survival and growth. The community must achieve a level of scientific literacy; otherwise, we will never progress. According to the National Science Education Standards defines scientific literacy means that a person can ask, find, or determine answers to questions that are derived from curiosity about everyday experiences. Therefore a scientific literate person can do the following:
• Describe, explain and predict natural phenomena.
• Identify scientific issues underlying decisions and express positions that are scientifically and technologically informed.
• Evaluate the quality of scientific information using sources and identified methods used to support a specific position or ideas.
• Form arguments based on evidence and apply conclusions based on the evidence. (Wikipedia)
In the past 10 years the standards used to describe, identify, evaluate and then form conclusions have been greatly diminished by scientific illiteracy. We are no longer encouraging scientific discovery and innovation. But have allowed our hatred, fear, and obsession of the oppressor to dominate our discussions and created an environment where intimidation is used as a way to maintain the status quo. Instead of using scientific problems solving methods, many of the leaders threaten physical harm to resolve conflicts. How we perceive the world around us is substantially influenced by our worldview, childhood, and environmental stressors, therefore it’s important that we adopt sound ideological practices. The human psyche is fragile and highly influenced by our experience. A person who is willing to die with a plan is not a warrior; he is a psychopath with nothing to lose. The only strategy against oppression is a strategy. One of my favorites quotes is “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak”.
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