This book of essay observations, poetry and originally written slave narratives will change the way you feel about yourself. It points to issues that have been in the back of your mind and hovering right there on the brink of your consciousness. It will reinforce your sense of pride and help you feel good about yourself. It has the capacity to help all (black and white) who read it understand more about their glorious history and magnificent contributions to this country and to the world at large. It is a prayer that this understanding becomes the catalyst for fundamental change in our lives that ultimately leads to good fortune and prosperity.
Black people throughout the African Diaspora need to learn to love instead of hate and start with them selves. It is based on the fact that we have been taught self-hate and we must re-learn how to love, plain and simple, learn how to love. This decision has to be made by the Africans in America who have always been, and still are, the backbone of this country.
Now that we have elected Barack Obama as our president, we must do as he suggest. We must change. If we consciously and collectively decided to turn this country around, we could. If we collectively decided to stop work, the country would shut down. If we decide to do more work, we will have more produce. If we collectively decide to stop warring on fellow human beings, there will be no bombing. If we collectively decide to love instead of hate and stop relying on anyone other than ourselves for instructions, we can save the planet. Until we have these discussions and make these decisions…God help us all…