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Black or African History?

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Darryl James

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When it comes to Black History, most Africans in America start studying sometime around the beginning of the slave trade and bring it through to about the middle of the twentieth century. That’s a very short history for a people with such a rich background. It is extremely important to embrace and celebrate the original consciousness of the African people, as opposed to focusing only on the achievements of these people after they arrived in America. As a people, we become fragmented, because some of us want no attachment to Africa and some of us want no attachment to America. Black History Month, which began as Black History week is a great concept, but it should continue to evolve as our consciousness evolves. African History Living should be year round, and the celebration must be a constant inward journey of our self to the root of our existence, beginning with the re-evaluation of the modern African under Western thought. We must choose between Black Thought and African Thought. You can’t know where you are going until you know where you’ve been. Does Black History begin with slavery? Co-hosts, Trey Whitaker and Demetria Richardson.