One of our most significant tests in life is literally challenging your Black identity. Any African American individual who identifies as Black needs to understand what it means to reclaim your true identity.
If Black Americans never recognize their race identity as African in modern times. It shows they’ve lost their original identity to English imperialism and within themselves don’t care to reclaim their African nationalities.
The United States government is an English American government. Even if white people don’t recognize their English + European nationalities. That’s who they initially were. The English European Americans are about their agenda. For instance, the United States government doesn’t work closely with the African Union besides Ethiopia’s current civil war situation.
African Americans who identify as Black show the disconnect to our African identity, culture, and connection to Africa. We are not working together. We live on separate continental lands because we have different problems we are dealing with in either country. The majority of Black Americans say they don’t connect with the identity of Africans because they weren’t born in Africa. They didn’t inherit the culture and language. These are simply excuses to not try to connect with your African culture.
Black Americans need to try harder to reclaim their African identity, culture, and connection to Africa. It will show self-dignity and self-respect to your spirituality, heart, and mentality.
Black Americans have English last names from their previous English enslavers. Indeed, Black Americans have changed their first names to represent their Blackness through time. However, the last names of Black Americans still hold onto their previous English owners. Why do you think Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammed Ali. The original name of Malcolm X was Malcolm Little, his Muslim name el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. These are the two most famous brothers in the Black American community that changed their English names to Muslim names.
As a suggestion to Black Americans with an English last name, you can be proud of your English last name. There is nothing wrong with challenging yourself to change your last name back to an African last name. Depending on where your DNA comes from, which African country will determine your last name. Adding an African last name to your English name is a transformative and self-realization step to take in your life before you die.
It’s up to every African American who identifies as Black to challenge themselves to reclaim their African nationalities. If you go through this process, you’ll begin to reconnect with your original identity taken from us by one of the first colonial governors of Virginia named William Berkeley.
African Americans are not born Black when they come out of their mother’s womb. Africans were told by an outside ethnic race that they are black. The hope as an African race is we overcome Black because this color identity was given to you by an Englishmen.
Black Americans, it’s time to reclaim your African identity. Another great example to look up to in reclaiming identity and culture is the Native Americans. The English also imperialized their names and language, converting them into Christians and changing their names into English names. The Native Americans did it in their own way, as any ethnic race group should do when reclaiming their true selves. Reclaiming your language, identity, and culture.
It takes effort, dedication, and commitment.
Until next time,
AfriEspiritu / AfriEsprit / AfriSpirit / AfriEspirito
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