Mwalimu Baruti on the importance of Family

“Along with the depth of our spiritual connectedness, Afrikans are the most
family/child-centered people on the planet. We place nothing above our
children, except that which will bring them into existence and allow us to rear
them in the way of our Ancestors. This does not happen without complementary
coupling and commitment. Generally speaking, the two most important variables
in this effort to produce and rear warriors are national sovereignty and family.
However, families cannot exist as whole, sane, progressive, empowered forces
capable of maintaining a sovereign reality without the complementary coming
together of men and women. And, to have the possibility of success, these
individuals must have committed themselves to each other as lifelong couples
sworn to build children powerful enough to sustain their society. If we are
truly nationbuilders, we have to honestly ask ourselves what is the best model
of who we want to be that we can/should pass on to our children? But, not
really, because we already know the answer. Nationbuilding begins and ends with
complementarity. It can only sustain itself and create a viable future through
the balanced pairing of women and men into married couples whose priority is
family/children first. To do what is right for the children is to build a whole
future. In this respect, those who are setting the revolutionary standard need
to ask themselves if their priorities are truly being set in accord with the
will of our Ancestors.”

Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti

Alphonso Pinkey on Unity

“Freedom from external domination, that is, self-determination, is the essence of liberation. When a people have lived under external domination for centuries, the nature of their existence calls for solidarity if they are to extricate themselves. In a society where status is ascribed on the basis of physical characteristics, individualism among the oppressed is a luxury which the group can ill afford. And individual instances of social mobility become a major method of cooptation. Unity, therefore, is a necessary precondition for liberation. It is not sufficient, for a unified people are not necessarily free from outside control, but without unity is is unlikely that liberation can be achieved.”

Alphonso Pinkney

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The aptly-named LifeStraw is an invention that could become one of the greatest life-savers in history. It is a 25 cm long, 29 mm diameter, plastic pipe filter and costs just a few dollars (the manufacturers originally informed us the price was around US$2.00 but the price is now under review and we’ll be posting a new price shortly. The most prolific killer of human beings in developed countries is the automobile, followed by a host of diseases resulting mainly from an indulgent lifestyle.

Millions of people perish every year because they simply don’t have clean water to drink. Until now, there was not much we could do about this because systems to clean water were costly and required electricity and spare parts and and and … but the LifeStraw now offers a viable means of saving tens of millions of lives every year.

LifeStraw is a personal, low-cost water…

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Claud Anderson explains our Economic Survival is at stake!

Claud Anderson is an economic genius. In this lecture he explains what is happening to the black community in regards to our economic situation.  And it doesn’t look good family. We are looking at becoming a permanent underclass if we don’t make some changes real soon.  It’s a long lecture but it’s worth a listen.

Bobby Seale- Black Women are Revolutionaries

“The way we see it,the sister is also a revolutionary,and she has to be able to defend herself,just like we do. She has to learn to shoot just like we do. Because the pigs in the system don’t care that she’s a sister,they brutalize her just the same.”

Amos Wilson- Wholistic Self Concept

The individual of Afrikan descent who may be designated as demonstrating a
wholistic self-concept is one who exhibits the following characteristics:

– He has consciously and unconsciously rejected White racist stereotypes of
Afrikan people as fact.
– He does not reactionarily define himself but proactively defines himself in
terms of his Afrikan culture, heritage and reality, and in terms of the reality
of his personal and social experiences and expectations. Thus he defines
himself in ways which permits him to assume an authentic, coherent, cohesive
Afrikan and human identity.
– He builds his identity on both intrinsic and extrinsic factors; on his
association with Afrikan-centered persons and those who respect his Afrikanness;
on consumption and cultural symbolic displays which uplift him and his people
and maintain their mental and physical health and welfare; on pro-social
behavior and dress.
– He develops and appropriately transforms his attitudes, associations,
perceptions, ways of defining himself and the world which permit him to directly
comprehend and confront reality and to take personal responsibility for helping
to rectify his, and his people’s problems as well as problems common to
– He is ‘centered,’ balanced between a wholesome drive for self-preservation and
continuing positive evolution and a wholesome drive for group preservation and
evolution. His love of self and group are synonymous and he maintains a healthy
sense of social interest, responsibility, and priorities. He recognizes that
his personal health and powers are finally dependent on the health and power of
his ethnic group. The priorities of his ethnic group come first. He is
dedicated to the liberation of his people from bondage of all types.
– He is motivated by his self-determined needs based on accurate, realistic,
self-examination; self-knowledge and self-acceptance; on self-actualization,
task-oriented problem-solving drives to resolve conflicts which bedevil him and
his ethnic group.
– He is realistically self-confident. He does not doubt his capacity nor that
of his people to equal or surpass the accomplishments of others. He feels that
his talents are best displayed and utilized in the service of his people and
against domination by other people.
– He realizes knowledge of truth and the continuing, joyous pursuit of knowledge
are liberating. He is deeply aware that Afrikan peoples have the longest
scholarly and intellectual tradition, that scholarship and intellection are
Afrikan traditions and inherently Afrikan. When he practices mathematics,
science, philosophy, etc., he celebrates the best of Afrikan tradition and
through such practices maintains Afrikan cultural identity and consciousness.
He recognizes that there is nothing foreign or alien about his pursuit of the
highest level of cognitive competence of which he is capable.
– He avidly seeks self-knowledge, knowledge of his and other cultural groups;
knowledge of the world and of reality in general. He seeks to be productive and
contributive. He continues to integrate into his personality and self-concept
an honest knowledge and self of ethnicity. The infrastructure of his personal
and social identities consist of a resolute and unassailable sense of ethnic
pride, ethnic and human connectedness.”

Amos N. Wilson

Mwalimu Baruti- Pan Afrikan Survival

Things that need to be done for a Pan Afrikan survival. This  calls for vision supporting a large collection
of changes in the conditions, interactions and concrete possibilities of Afrikan
people worldwide. In no certain order, they include:
1) the social and cultural reconnection of Afrikan people with each other
2) the development of a military capable of defending both the Afrikan
continent against any aggressor and Afrikan people wherever they may reside on
the face of this planet, as well as having the authority to maintain national
(continent wide) order
3) one representative umbrella government overseeing the affairs and interests
of Afrikans globally with its command center in Afrika
4) the removal of divisive and artificial political boundaries from the
Afrikan continent
5) the removal of the presence and power of nonAfrikan people from our
6) global citizenship for all Afrikan people, i.e., Afrikan people should be
allowed to freely travel wherever Afrikan people are, especially across the
Continent and to and from the Diaspora and the Continent without the hindrances
of a system of visas that work to make physical contact between individuals in
different countries and states difficult
7) a fully functioning transportation system with the capacity to readily move
Afrikan people and resources wherever we and they need to go on the Continent
and around the world at will and independent of other people’s land, sea and air
8) a political apparatus mobilized to realize nonnegotiated reparations in
every form (financial, business technology and facilities, ourstorical
artifacts, kwk) from wherever they have been transported, hoarded and profited
from around the world
9) the actual material, institutional, infrastructural, technological and
retaliatory reparations commensurate with the spiritual, genetic, social,
cultural and resource damage done to Afrikans by europeans (Old and New), Arabs
and Asians
10) the large-scale promotion and institutionalization of the lifestyle,
ritual, language and material aspects of our indigenous traditions and an
international educational institution, system and pedagogy that is able to
incorporate both the appropriate, nonculturally contaminated, contemporary
technology and the moral and ethical values and ways of thinking and doing of
our people into a functional and proper education for our youth
11) the creation of a de-europeanizing, re-educating, ReAfrikanization
evaluation and correction or removal agency whose mission it is to determine the
severity and correctability of each individual’s mentacide in order to assess
how Afrikans returning to our countries and communities should be spiritually,
psychologically and physically processed in order to best protect our spaces
from internal discord
12) the establishment of an internal and external (international) information
gathering agency designed to assist us in making informed decisions about
threats to Afrikan security, and able and authorized to deploy agents whose
loyalty to the Afrikan nation is beyond reproach to gather said information
13) the removal of our land from foreign “ownership,” control and occupation
and a return of this land to the control of and equitable distribution by the
state, tribe and clan. The massive reintroduction of non-cash crop farming
technologies in the schools and fields. The nationalization of the industries
that can best produce those necessities that are essential for the survival
(e.g., food, clothing, transportation, infrastructure, building materials, kwk)
of the people
14) the development of a fair, nonjudgmental, people’s social welfare system
solvent enough to handle the difficult and debilitating conditions people find
themselves in and are affected by which are either the result of new situations
and events or the outcome of our foreign invasion, destruction and exploitation,
or both; that is, until these problems become manageable through the state,
tribe and clan, having returned to their former levels of benevolent efficiency
15) the removal of the prison system as a punitive instrument and its
replacement with strong corporeal moral law and rehabilitative, compensatory,
service-oriented system of corrections.
It should be evident from our current state of affairs that this collection of
initiatives is nothing more than minimal requirements. Much, much more will be
needed to build and sustain an empowered, global Afrikan nation.
Each of these conditions serves the interests of all Afrikan people, whether
most of us recognize it or not. At this time, considering their lethargy and
treasonous record of service to our community, negroes’ and lost souls’
recognition of the critical importance of these conditions is irrelevant. What
is of utmost importance is that those committed Afrikan warrior scholars who are
and will be doing the work understand how vital all of these conditions are for
the vindication and ascendency of our people.

Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti
Notes Toward Higher Ideals in Afrikan Intellectual Liberation