Reading is becoming a pastime activity. Our greatest books are no longer being printed, Black bookstores are becoming fossilized before our very eyes, and Attention Deficient Disorder has clasped its grips into millennialz.
R.E.A.D. It’s not illegal yet!
Although this is an area we’re allowed to be the most free of all areas, it comes with a cost: the loss of cultural identity. From industrial patents to the arts (music, fashion, and even language), Afrikan people have been the seed of entertainment. Don’t take my word for it, ask Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz Venture Capital who intendz to make a billion dollarz off culture created by POADUS (People of Afriakn Descent in the United States)!
Historically Afrikan men have the shortest lifespan. Collectively, we have inherited the poorest of diets due to economic deprivation, food desserts in our communities, and a cultural amnesia of how we once knew the importance of balanced mental, spiritual, and physical wellness.
The startling intergenerational stat of our being 99% consumer/1% producer lay in the fact we are not entrepreneurz. Instead, we ask everyone else for employment rather than what everyone else has done: Do. For. Self!
The law was never meant to benefit us. Review the Three-Fifths Compromise of 1787 for starterz. This is probably one of white folks most impenetrable and effective areas.
A better term is Poli-tricks, as the latest we witnessed was the 2016 election where the popular vote was overturned by the electoral vote putting #45 in office.
One of the top areas, religion has been used to keep us in a stupor! Coupled with (mis)education told from their-story, the quest of self-reclamation has been on pause to the point it may never be resuscitated unless we train the new millennial generation!
Gender balance could be the perfect kryptonite to global white dependency. But it starts with us Brothas being able to step aside for our Sis-Starz to lead!
This is being fought on several levelz mentally, spiritually, and physically. In my opinion, Each of the previous nine APAs are strategic war tactics used to keep us in the state we’re in. What we must realize is this can be flipped to benefit us simply by countering and refraining from repeating history!
I am truly humbled to have been blessed to publish works catered specifically for the Afrikan Diaspora for the last twenty-five yearz. I’m even more humbled and grateful to you reading this, whether you’re reading my works for the first time, been rolling with me since ’93, or any period in between. I sincerely appreciate your interest and support over the yearz and hope it will not waver.
In the spirit of Marcus Garvey who created the Negro World Newspaper August 17, 1918 — nearly 110 yearz ago — I look for DGT to continue to be of service standing on those Ances-Starz shoulderz (including JA Rogers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ivan Van Sertima, Del Jones, and those known and unknown reach back to the antiquital dayz of Kush and Kemet… from ’93 ’til Infinity! (large up Souls of Mischief!)
Knowledge of Self Can Only Be Found Undaground!
May the Ances-Starz guide and protect you as you venture on the road of righteousness…
M’Bwebe Aja Ishangi
Founder & Creator
Da Ghetto Tymz magazine
Knowledge of Self Can Only Be Found Undaground
***Celebrating 25 Yearz: 1993-2018***