After nearly one century of Black History Month celebrations most people still know very little about Black/African history, which just happens to be the genesis of human history. To date, the African nation of Kemet, later called Egypt by the Greeks, remains the first (more than 11,000 years ago) and most ingenious and enduring civilization ever conceived on earth. Yet Kemet continues to be misrepresented as a Caucasian society located within an erroneous Middle East. Likewise, Jesus, the greatest iconic figure ever known to mankind, is still wrongly portrayed as a Caucasian. Although his Black/African heritage is revealed and venerated in every Bible within Revelations 1:14 (“His hair was like lamb’s wool…”) and Revelations 1:15 (“His feet were like unto fine brass, as if they had been burned in fire.”), the vast majority of people still pretend and portray Jesus as a Caucasian-European man.
All too often the powerfully compelling record of genuine Black/African history goes unrecognized while just a few Black individuals get recognized. Of the countless Black freedom fighters, champions, revolutionaries, activists, and heroes that have dedicated their lives to justice and human rights, mainstream society commonly directs our attention to an array of apolitical celebrities, entertainers, and athletes while the reasons for their social distinction – personal achievement in spite of racism, racial segregation, and others forms of social injustice – remain ignored or denied. Moreover, there would have been no necessity for such great Black warriors and warrior-women as Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, Ida B. Wells, Marcus Garvey, Queen Mother Moore, Malcolm X, John Henrick Clarke, Kwame Ture, Huey P. Newton, Amos Wilson, et cetera, if the United States of America had ever existed as a democratic land of freedom and justice for all.
It’s no accident that most children, and unfortunately, most Americans know nothing of these phenomenal advocates of humanity because public schools and media-sanitized “Black History Moments” do not celebrate these noble soldiers of truth, justice, and freedom. For a great majority of school-age children, their infinitesimal perception of Black History Month is limited to a day-dreaming image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Meanwhile, the diabolical myths of a white Jesus and European or pseudo-Arab Ancient Egypt remain intact from decade to decade, generation to generation.
Just imagine how different society and humankind will be when every human being is raised with the proven, irrefutable knowledge that many of the world’s greatest scientists, architects, engineers, masons, mathematicians, astronomers, physicians, scholars, inventors, civilizations, dynasties, deities, and yes, even Jesus and Ancient Egypt were Black.