Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What's the American Flag to the Black Man & Woman in America?

What's the American Flag to the Black Man and Woman in America anyway?  Seriously.  Most people don't sit and contemplate these things.  Just because we are born here doesn't mean we should have total allegiance to the Flag.  This Country was built on Racism/White Supremacy not Freedom Justice and Equality. Nothing on that flag represents me or my history.  Not one star nor strip reflects the struggle for Freedom Justice and Equality for the Black Man and Woman in America.

Yes we are citizens Yes by law we are Americans but that Flag should have no value to Black people because America sees no value in us.  The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey gave us a Flag, The Universal African Flag, Pan-African Flag, UNIA Flag, The Black Liberation Flag what ever you want to call it we have our own flag that we should pledge allegiance to and be proud of.

Garvey said "Show me the race or the nation without a flag, and I will show you a race of people without any pride. Aye! In song and mimicry they have said, "Every race has a flag but the coon." How true! Aye! But that was said of us four years ago. They can't say it now...."  

The Red, The Black, and The Green.

Red for the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and shed for liberation;
Black for the black people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag; and
Green for the abundant natural wealth of Africa.

The American Flag is a symbol of European World Domination and oppression of the Indigenous people of the World.  Even today the Black Man and Woman in America 50 years after the civil rights movement are not treated as True Citizens of this country.

I had a conversation with a coworker of mine from Bosnia who is a citizen and she said that even though she's a citizen she knows that many people will never look at her that way.  I told her that Blacks have never been looked at as citizens not equally.  I told her how we weren't even looked as Humans.  Our fight here has always been for Human Rights and that fight will never end.  But we have to look in the mirror and love what we see.  Love our Black Skin, Our Black Blood and our Black Liberation Flag...