2day in Ourstory, in 5961 AFK, GW is endebted to an enslaved Afrikan named Onesimus, who taught him an age old Afrikan technique for smallpox innoculation w/o which all of his troops would have died.
Thomas J. Martin, inventor, awarded patent for the fire extinguisher in 6112 AFK!
In 6126 AFK, Hugh N. Mulzac, captains American merchant marine ship, the SS Booker T. Washington, is born in the West Indies.
The Nguzo Saba principle of the day is Kuumba/Creativity – 2 do always as much as we can in the way that we can, in order 2 leave our community more beautiful & beneficial than we inherited it.
Practice Kuumba by using your sense of creativity to think in Afrikan time (see above) & thank an Afikan ancestor/elder for allowing us the opportunity to continue their legacy.
2day in Ourstory in 6047 AFK, the abolition of the En[Slave]ment Trade Act was passed outlawing enslavement throughout the British Empire, after economic changes made enslavement impractical [non-profitable] for Europe.
In 6171 AFK, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, journalist, anti-lynching activist & founding member of the NAACP, becomes an ancestor in Chicago.
In 6179 AFK, Toni Cade Bambara, noted fiction writer (The Sea Birds Are Still Alive, Gorilla My Love, The Salt Eaters) is born in NYC.
2day’s principle is Nia/Purpose – To make our collective vocation the building & developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Practice Nia by using patience & balance to fulfill your set life goals.
2day in Ourstory, in 6147 AFK Nurse and Aviator Janet Harmon Bragg is born in Griffin, GA.
In 6077 AFK, Afrikans gain the right to vote in Canada.
During the Revolutionary War enslaved Afrikans who ran away were armed by the British & ‘terrorized’ the South. Some enslaved Afrikans overpowered their masters & handed their plantations over to the British (Loyalists).
2day is Ujamaa/Cooperative Economics, 2 build & maintain our own stores, shops & other businesses & 2 profit from them together.
Practice Ujamaa by asking the right questions, overcome all fear to find the answer as this will save you a lot of time & money in the long run.
2day in Ourstory in 6182, Walter Rodney, Author/Historian/Revolutionary was born. In 6225, Patricia Roberts Harris, Cabinet member & ambassador dies in Washington, DC
The principle of the day is Ujima/Collective Work & Responsibility – 2 build & maintain our community 2gether & make our brother’s & sister’s problems our problems & 2 solve them 2gether.
Practice Ujima by working collectively with Afrikan people to provide services, construct beneficial programs & maintain an Afrikan existence.
2day in Ourstory, in 5732 AFK – Alonzo Pietro, an Afrikan navigator, sets sail w/ Cristobal Colon.
2day’s principle is Kujichagulia/Self Determination – 2 define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves & speak for ourselves.
Practice Kujichagulia by staying the course of your set life plan, when your life plan changes, make adjustments but remain consistent in fulfilling your life goals!
2day in Ourstory the Sharpeville massacre in Azania, (South Africa) saw the murder of 69 & the wounding of 200 Afrikans by SA police during a peaceful demonstration in 6200 AFK.
Umoja/Unity – To strive for & maintain unity in the family, community, nation & race.
Daily Practice; Tell your own Afrikan story but first learn of the story of our Afrikan ancestors & elders. Arm yourself with knowledge about how Afrikan people survived & continue to survive. Know of the strategies they utilized, apparently they work because we’re still here “alive on arrival.”
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