It is said, that because I am a black boy I was born with many strikes against me.
Well! before I prove everyone wrong. I will first prove myself right…
Just because I was born a black boy, one day to become a black man, doesn’t mean I am less than anyone else…
Africa was once known as the cradle of civilization.
The oldest human fossil was found in Africa, regardless as to how His Story may try to distort the true Story.
Africans were the first astrologers, mathematicians, medical scientists, architects, explorers, should I go on?
Imhotep was the first medical scientist and not Hippocrates as they would have you believe.
If the medical papyri were written in 2,500BC – 1,000, a thousand years before Hippocrates was born, how then can Hippocrates a Greek be the first medical scientist and not Imhotep an African? Maybe he is the first for you, but he definitely is not for me.
If Sudan is said to have the oldest pyramids to date, and many of the original Egyptians were Nubians living right next door, and if Egypt’s original name was Kemet which is located in Africa, then how is it possible that Egypt is now a part of the Middle East?
Do you see where I am going with this?
How then can I believe YOU when dates and times and facts are lies, on top of lies and more lies that you try to feed to me?
It is said that because I am a black boy I was born with many strikes against me.
Let me rephrase these words, please? Because I am a black boy I was born with many stars surrounding me.
Because I am a black boy, I was born with many advantages compared to others and not disadvantage as you would have me believe.
Because I am a black boy, I walk with the strength of all those who came before me.
Quoted in the BIBLE, it states in the beginning, there was darkness over the land and then there was light. Have you ever thought that the darkness was the Africans and the light was the Caucasians? Mull that over in your mind for a quick second or two or maybe even three.
The DNA from my Ancestors courses through my veins like the strength of an African elephant and the speed of a lion.
How is it possible that so many of our Ancestors survived the incredible and inhumane harshness to cross the treacherous seas? Their strength lives within me.
How is it possible that so many of our Ancestors endured the arduous long working hours in the fields on stolen land and still they survived? Their strength lives within me.
And how many of our Ancestors sacrificed their own lives in order for others to be free? Their strength lives within me.
I will not deny who I am, neither will I not turn a blind eye.
I can only speak truth and the truth will set me free.
I am not here by chance, but by design.
I will write MY story and I will walk MY path.
I am alive, I am here, I am now, let it be known there are no strikes against me only stars surrounding me.
I am a living testimony of all of those who came before me, died for me, lived for me, endured for me and believed in me.
I am a black boy not with strikes against me, but with stars surrounding me.
Their strength, their tenacity, their love, their pride, their hopes, their dreams are all within me.
Contrary to common belief, I am born with stars in front of me, beside me, above me, below me directing me.
Those stars are my Ancestors, this is my world and this is my journey…
I am that black boy and there are no strikes against me…