Many ethnic women all over the world are finding themselves in the natural hair movement that is gaining more and more followers daily. The healthy hair advocacy has allowed it to encompass even black women not ready to take that leap but wanting to learn how best to care for their relaxed hair. Oh wait, did I say women all over the world? I had forgotten about the one place that has not (yet?) joined the party. Zimbabwean women apparently missed the invitation because a big, full, bouncy Afro is still the rarest sight on Zimbabwe's streets.
The one philosophy behind the greatest movements and the secret to establishing a collosal powerhouse? - A house divided against itself will not stand.
In my bag here, I have a full proof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee every one of you that, if installed correctly, it will control the slaves for at least 300 years. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it. I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves; and I take these differences and make them bigger. I use fear, distrust, and envy for control purposes. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is age, but it’s there only because it starts with an “a.” The second is color or shade. There is intelligence, size, sex, sizes of plantations, status on plantations, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course hair, or is tall or short.
You must also have white servants and overseers who distrust all blacks. But it is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us. They must love, respect, and trust only us! Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them.
By not returning home we risk both the development of our continent, country and the future of the family structure, both of which are linked in a complex manner. So while considering where you are going to live or what you are going to do, allow going back home to be an option (wherever you are from), it only takes one domino for the rest to fall.
There is something ethereal about realizing that you carry Africa in you wherever you go. Africa is in our perception of life, in how we style our hair and choose our clothes, in our festive spirits that characterize our legacy as a place that celebrates freedom of the soul, freedom of being and freedom of artistic expression. The culture and spirit of Africa are a gift we can share as we travel across the world.
"See I think there is plan, there is a design for each and every one of us. You look at nature, bird flies somewhere, picks up a seed, shits a seed out, plant grows... Bird's got a job, shit's got a job, seed's got a job." On that account, what then is our individual plan, design, and purpose? Do we recognize that we have a moral obligation to contribute to the betterment of our communities and our society, or are we crippled by tunnel vision in our selfish pursuit of greatness and personal gain?