JUDEO-CHRISTIAN HISTORY IS NOT BLACK HISTORY!
“A people without knowledge of their history… Is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey
Somewhere along the line African Americans and the greater African diaspora decided that teaching our children the Judeo-Christian history would be sufficient enough in terms of understanding our place in the world. I am here to tell you that this has had disastrous affects on the African community.
I want to yell, shout, and scream as loud as possible.
The history of the Judeo-Christian faith is not BLACK HISTORY. It is not the end all and be all of our history on this planet.
So many African Americans and Blacks seem to think that we as a people begin and end with our faith in the Judeo-Christian belief system and as long as we teach our children about Jesus, Moses, Noah, and other biblical characters we have sufficiently equipped our children.
I am here to say that is simple not enough and it simply won’t do.
We must demand that the history of Africans from the ancient world to the contemporary world be told. That our history be told without the oppressive shadow of the Judeo-Christian faith looming down on us and clouting out our respect for our African heritage.
There is more to being black than worshiping Jesus. Subverting an appreciation of ancient Africans like Mansa Musa, Emperor Menelik II, Ann Nzinga “Queen of Ndongo”, Sundiata of Mali, and many others.
Our children can tell you all about Noah and his accomplishments, Moses and his accomplishments, but they draw blank when it comes to any of the aforementioned African King and Queens.
This has got to change.
Enough is enough.
The history of the Judeo-Christian faith is not the history of Black people or the African diaspora.