I’m Brother Osei, and this is the first posting on my blog, 21st Century Race Man. For the inaugural post, I figured that this would be a great time to explain the name of the blog, the purpose of the blog, what I hope to accomplish with my writings, who I am, who I’m not, what I am, what I’m not, who and what I’m for and who and what I’m against. This will function as a mission statement of sorts, so that there can be very little confusion where I’m coming from when I write what I write. We first have to understand the term “race man”. We must understand the definition of the term, its history and how it applies to the mission of this blog.
According to the great Black/Afrikan activist, philosopher and lecturer Ayo Kimathi “The Irritated Genie”, the term “race man/woman” was popularized, although perhaps not coined by the quintessential race man, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The term “race man/woman”, according to Kimathi, is defined as “a loyal member of the Black/Afrikan Race who dedicates their life to directly contributing to the betterment of Black people”. Kimathi continues, “Race men and women remain consistently confrontational with the ideas, people, institutions and/or nations that threaten the well being of the Black/Afrikan Race. They die advocating for the Race”.
Great examples of great Race Men & Women throughout history include: David Walker, Queen Nzinga, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Jean Jacques Dessalines, Martin Delaney, Yaa Asantewah, The aforementioned Marcus Garvey, The hon. Elijah Muhammad, Ida B. Wells, Malcolm X, Robert F. Williams, Fannie Lou Hamer, Kwame Ture a.k.a Stokely Carmichael, Patrice Lumumba, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Dr. Amos Wilson, Dr. Khallid Muhammad and many, many more. I aim to represent this tradition as a Race Man myself, although I make no claims to be anywhere near the level of these giants. I am nothing but a humble student.
And now a little about myself. I am a Blackman who identifies as a Pan-Afrikanist, one of the lost children of Afrika, born, raised and currently living in Philadelphia, PA. I personally feel that I have been called by the ancestors to do this work, as I have always been interested in racial and political matters, and have always had, even in my more confused times, at least a touch of consciousness, which has grown and continues to grow as my knowledge and understanding of history, as well as the system of global white terrorism and domination, and how it works has grown. Starting this blog and sharing my insights on Black liberation, how I feel the system of global white terror/domination can be defeated permanently, as well as anything else that I feel is relevant to the survival, sur-THRIVE-al and revival of Black/Afrikan people worldwide is the least that I can contribute to the ongoing fight for liberation.
I am anti integration as it has crippled my people economically and has confused Afrikan people enormously. I am against all aspects of the enemies culture as well as enemy institutions which seek to subjugate Afrikan people to permanent status as what Marcus Garvey calls, the “footstool race”. I stand firmly against european sexual culture, and all of the neuroses, mental diseases and perversions associated with that culture. I am anti-interracial sex, dating or marriage, as I recognize all of these things as threats to the survival, as well as the natural morality and sanity of Afrikan people. I am for the rebuilding of the Black/Afrikan family structure, the complementarity of the Blackman and the Blackwoman, the mothers and fathers of civilization, raising strong, beautiful and intelligent Black children. I am for Black/African economic, military and spiritual empowerment, all of which I believe leads straight to the full liberation of Black/Afrikan people.
I vow to pull no punches, write from the bottom of my Afrikan heart, and speak from an uncompromisingly, and consistently Afrikan perspective every single time I write. I make no pretensions to objectivity, as I unapologetically play for Team Afrika, and I always will. This blog is for me to play my small part in saving and liberating MY people, not to make any “others” comfortable with my insights. When discussing the liberation of Afrikan people, I often find that if “others”, generally enemies of Afrikan people, are even the least bit comfortable with your insights, it is an indication that the message is compromised. I will never make any of such concessions.
I hope this gives a crystal clear picture of the purpose of this blog and my intentions, not only as a blogger on the internet, but as a Black/Afrikan man navigating this wicked society. To all like minds and kindred spirits, I invite you to walk with me. The road to liberation will absolutely not be smooth and the journey will not be easy, but neither is anything worth having. And I can’t conceive of anything more worth having than freedom and sovereignty. In the immortal words of Marcus Garvey, “Up you mighty race, accomplish what you will!”.