Prepping for Survival- Angela Freeman

This is a great video by Angela Freeman. This sista goes into detail about what we can do to prepare for emergencies. She explains that black people are wasting too much time. We can not expect the government to take care of us. We have to do for self. All we have is each other in the end. She is also an accomplished author as well. She has some great advice for all the black women out there on how to prepare their families for any type of disaster. She also has a website you can check out.http://www.message2theblackfam.com/2012/10/survival-conatcts-random-things.html

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The Akoben Institute

This is a very uplifting video. Author Mwalimu Baruti and his wife give a rare tour of their Afrikan centered tutorial program. They have working on this school for years. They have been educating black children on their African culture,history and spirituality. This is a real treat to be able to see the inside of their Akoben Institute. I suggest that everyone buy Baruti’s books and donate money to their school. If we say we support these type of school for our children then we need to invest in them. Which means we have to give money. Many of us spend our hard earned money on senseless things anyway. Things that do nothing to promote our liberation or survival. So it’s important that we give to brothers and sisters that are putting in the work. I respect Mwalimu and his wife for not just talking but actually trying to make a difference in the life of our people. In my opinion, I think we need hundreds of schools like this all across America,Canada Brazil,Africa and the UK. Hopefully it will inspire others to do the same.  We have to do something to reverse this brainwashing of Eurocentric culture that is nothing but mental pollution for our kids. We are in a fight for our lives. And I think cleansing ourselves of self hatred and replacing it with self love is a great start.

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
humankind.
– 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