Written by Baba Buntu
FACE OF CHANGE. ~ Today we were invited by Bavubuka Dynasty (a
Revolutionary Hip-Hop community) to facilitate a dialogue on Empowerment
of Self, Family and Community. And we were graced by the presence of
true souljah-hood. These young Afripreneurs expressed no fear as they
embarked on a break-ya-neck conversation on Afrikan truth, honesty and
presence. From white supremacy to religious terrorism to Euro-extreme education to western-centric patriarchy to honorable manhood.
What you see on the faces here is “being-present-in-me”; a place too
many young Afrikan men are denied and too many don’t know how to create.
We have become so used to the mimicry of performed, colonized manhood
that we think it is normal. And end up living through so many broken
pieces that when we finally are confronted with The Real Black Man
within – we realize that we don’t know him well. And that it may take a
life time to restore him.
But – once that journey begins, a new
Afrika emerges. A new way of relating to Sisters becomes possible. A
wholesome fatherhood a necessity. The breakdown of systemic oppression a
Give thanks to Babaluku and his family for
setting up this space. And mad love, respect and honor to these Warrior
Sons who grounded themselves deeper into the Afrikan soil that gave
birth to their spirit. You are beyond inspiring