The People Who Are Labeled African American
It was brother minister El Hajj Malik El Shabazz who when returning to America from his journey throughout the continent of Africa, on his great mission to unite the global Black nation, publicly introduced the term African American, which was commonly coined Afro-American. It was in 1964 when he created the Organization of Afro-American Unity, whose goal was to educate and rebuild the power and wealth of the Black nation within the borders of the United States of America. If it were not for brother minister El Hajj Malik El Shabazz and his courageous, selfless, powerfully driven, love for his people and their history, I sincerely believe there would be no such thing as an African American.
El Hajj Malik El Shabazz was assassinated in 1965.
It was not until 1977 when the United States of America government, through popular opinion, changed the choice ethnic identity for the “Negro” to Afro-American, which was later revised in 1997 to Black or African American.
The African American is not a label. It is a symbol of power and unity. The African American represents the ripest fruit of the global Black nation. The African American is not a reactionary label to a Eurocentric ideological categorization system. The African American is proactive ideal of an individual who is a part of a great and powerful nation of thinkers, builders, visionaries, intellectuals, nurturers, explorers, philosophers, originalists, artists, kings, and queens. The African American represents more than a country’s flawed sense of identity and wayward social thinking. The African American is a symbol of truth and progress. The African American is one of the great people of the Sun. The African American is the keystone of humanity. The African American is the genetic representation of human excellence at its highest echelon. The African American is the pinnacle of all things in human history. The African American is power.
The African American
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