The Call For Black Power Is Not Over In America – Your Black World

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By Bashir Muhammad Akinyele

Folks (Muslims, non-Muslims, and the world), racism and White supremacy are still alive and well in America. It’s disease is still affecting humanity to the point that divisions of life liberty, wealth, property, jobs, politics, theology, philosophy, voting, and education are still being unevenly distributed and determined by White people in the African American community. Unfortunately, what people equally do not want to understand, particularly Black people, is that the consequences of White supremacy and racism makes Black people hate themselves family. This is why we as Black people still need a Black Liberation Movement for Black Power.

Yes we had a Black President, and we have Black elected officials on every level of government in America, but still we have no real Black political power in government. If we had Black Power, police violence would not be happening In the African American community. If we had Black power, Black 2 Black violence would not be happening in the African American community. If we had Black Power, anti-Black lyrics would not be produced and broadcast to the world by Rap artists. If we had Black power, Black political prisoners would be free. If we had Black power, we would have 24 hour Black independence News media. If we had Black power, tv shows like Love and Hip Hop would not exist. If we had Black power, we would have land and reparations by now. If we had real Black power, the penal system would not be disproportionately Black. If we had Black power, Black businesses would be flourishing in this society. If we had Black power, Black leaders would be protected. If we had Black power, Black educators would be respected. If we had Black power, Blackmen and Blackwomen would not be criminalized in this country. If we had Black power, we would have more independent Black schools in the African American community. If we had Black power, we would have organizations that would protect Black people from anything and anyone that makes anti-Black remarks in America. If we had Black power, we would absolutely control over the Educational system in the African American community. If we had Black power, Black women would be the most respected woman on the planet earth. If we had Black power, our youth would not be so misguided. If we had Black power, Black people would have more respect for ourselves and our community. If we had Black power, our people would not be discriminated by businesses in America.

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The call for Black Power is not over folks!!! Black Liberation for Black Power must happen in the African American community if we are to truly move from second class citizens to first class citizens. And the call for Black Power is not anti-anybody in this society. Unfortunately, the power structure (White and everyone else) always interpret Black Power as anti. It is absolutely not anti anyone family. Folks, it is only natural to have love for one’s own culture. Black people must have the right to love ourselves, like everyone else on the planet earth. But the science behind discrediting Black Power is because America must have a people at the bottom to be totally exploited by the power structure!!!!

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In this case, the exploited group is the African American. This is why anything and any leader that works on empowering and liberating Black people from the shackles of White Supremacy and racism are attacked (ie Kwanzaa, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam, Dr. John Henrick Clark, Dr. Ben, Imam Warith Deen Mohammad, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Afrocentricity, Sister Soujah, Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Black Lives Matter Movement, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Sister Clara Muhammad, Dr. Lenard Jeffries, Gil Noble, Original Black Panther Party, Republic of New Afrika, New Black Panther Party, Dr. Maulana Karenga, SNCCC, Africana Studies, Black History Month, The Red Black and Green Black Liberation Flag, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, The Historically Black Colleges and Universities, NAACP, the Urban League, Peoples Organization for Progress, etc).

This is why we must fight for Black power! We must learn from other groups why they fight hard to have and maintain power (ie Jews, Gays and lesbians, Indians from Asia, the Hindus, Pakistani, Palestinians, Arabs, Asians, White people, the Saudis, the Iranians, the Iraqis, Europeans, etc). For my Black Muslims brothers and sisters, we too must help our people achieve Black power, and this is permissible in Al-Islam as long as Black Power is not anti-Muslim and unjust to humanity. Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Qu’ran that, “O people! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. The noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the best in conduct (Qur’an, 49:13). It is written in authentic Ahadith that
the Arabic word, Al-‘Asabiyyah, is derived linguistically from the word Al-‘Asab, which means holding or encompassing. As for its meaning in Islamic terminology, it was defined by the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) when he was asked: “Is it tribalism for a man to love his people?, and he said: ”No, tribalism is to support your people in an injust cause.” [Ahmad] Moreover, Bint Waathilah Ibn Al-Asqa’ may Allah be pleased with her narrated that she heard her father saying: “I said: ‘O Prophet of Allah, what is tribalism?’ He sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah the peace and Blessings Be upon him) replied: ‘It is to help your people in an injust cause.’” Imam ‘Ali bin al-Husayn (a) was asked about ‘asabiyyah. He (a) replied: “‘Asabiyyah that makes a person sinful is that he takes the worst actions of his nation (or tribe) to be better than the best actions of his opponent tribe. It is not ‘asabiyyah to love one’s nation. However, if one helps his nation in committing oppression than it is ‘asabiyyah.” [Al‑Kulayni, al‑Kafi, vol. 2, bab al ‘asabiyyah, p. 308, hadith # 7]

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