Analitkul Cogitationz is a mini-autobiographic memoir covering the first few yearz after I was re-introduced to Afrikan consciousness and cultural awareness by way of Sankofa.
I realize the history presently taught in most public and private school systemz will not be the same history our children and grandchildren will learn, it will be worse! I believe if Generation X does not step up, the future of our people will be lost to "multiculturalizm' also known as 'the melting pot theory'.
Multiculturalizm is defined as "relating to, or constituting several cultural or ethnic groups within a society." Soundz nice readin' it, but the real-life definition meanz, "the grouping of all ethnic groups except the Afrikan race where this group portrayz or passes themselves off as Afrikanz, while the Afrikan continues to be taught self-hatred."
Long definition, but you can see it happening everwhere! There are more europeanz movin' into Afrikan neighborhoodz as we witness gentrification around the country; white rapperz—or any white person in Hiphop period—have become accepted; they're showin' up at our most sacred of ceremonies (like the annual tribute to our Ancestorz at Coney Island every June).
I believe the current generation, Generation X (those born after 1965 and before 1980) is the last generation that has had the benefit of exposure of the civil rights and Black Power movements as well as the current technological era.
We are not too old to remember the stories and images of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, Huey Newton and the Black Pantherz, and so on. We can remember the era where conscious Hiphop reached its heights in the late 90s with groups like X-Clan, Brand Nubian, Tribe Called Quest, when Queen Latifah was really actin' like a Queen (remember U.N.I.T.Y.? Today she's more a King!) and don't forget the infamous Black medallion with the Red, Black and Green Afrikan continent on it!
We are also the first to join the business world, where we are privy to thingz our Elderz daydreamed of. We are making and spending more money than we ever had! Yet, we continue to remain ignorant of this potentially lethal and effective combination.
If we, the memberz of this generation do not take lead on the preservation of our culture, it will be lost. As you can attest, the Elderz of the 60s are makin' their transition to the non-physical realm (dying) and with them goes an abundant amount of our story. Soon, gone will be the one's who can best tell the story of our continuous fight for liberation; gone will be those who could best teach the wayz of our Ancestorz; and gone will be the spirit of race pride as Amerikkka seeks to eliminate Afrikan people through the ideology of the melting pot theory—where the thickest and last part of the stew used, which in most cases are burnt (black) by then, are at the bottom; symbolic of Afrikan peoples plight.
Analitikul Cogitationz represents the first chapter in the resurrected legacy of our people. This book's attempt is to be a link, bridging the historical heritage of our people conveyed in a modern way generation X, Y and beyond can comprehend. And although a lot of the following pieces are controversial, we warn you to read with caution. Some of this may disturb you, inform you and hopefully compel you to contribute somethin' to our story.
I ask again, that you read with an open mind. I don't expect you to agree with everything you will read in this book. I do, however, challenge you to go beyond any disagreement and use this as an opportunity to make it a conversation piece with your friendz and family.
By talkin' it out, one goal could be for you, the individual, to find out what it is you do believe because most of us never had the opportunity to be enlightened to an alternative thought, so we were forced to choose the one perspective given to us.
Many of us, including myself at one time, grew up with this one perspective and when someone comes with an alternative thought, we shut it down, not because of truth or falsehood, but because we've been programmed to believe what we were taught before, accepting no other viewpoints.
My writingz reflect the '9 Areas of People Activity' author and Drs. Neilly Fuller, Jr. and Francess Cress-Welsing spoke so eloquently about in each of their works. They are as followz: (1)Economics, (2)Education, (3)Entertainment, (4)Labor, (5)Law, (6)Politics, (7)Sex, (8)Religion and (9)War. After havin' numerous discussionz with Bro. Keidi Awadu, he added a necessary tenth... (10)HEALTH!
It is my hope that you, the reader, will find somethin' inside this book that may assist in your growth and awareness and from this, will inspire you to read articles I've written over the yearz in my R-Kyvz Vault. Maybe conspiraceez ain't your thang; perhaps the health pieces will grab you, or even the hsitory of holidays. Perhaps you're into metaphysics, well there's a wealth of pieces in this book! Whatever your interest's, if they fall within the 10 Areas of People Activity, it's been covered in our vault!
Now that you know the person behind DGT and how it came about, I welcome you to the rest of 'Analitikul Cogitationz'.
Abibifahodie (Afrikan Liberation),