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The African Way?
Adamika abides by the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa principles reflect the “African Way” of living in the African American community and how we incorporate principles of Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity) and Imani (faith) into lives that make Oakland, the African American community and our home a better place to live.
Adamika Village is creating a new path in the Oakland community for Black people to start living “The African Way. ” In doing so Adamika Villages’ ultimate goal will bring peace to the streets and stop the killing of our precious beloved children.
For 401 years, America has utilized oppression, racism, murder, mayhem, rape, stealing, cheating, and lying, all with a sense of superiority. Their worst crime is they succeeded in causing many of us to hate each other. Too many Black brothers and sisters have been indoctrinated with self-hate and self-destruction.
Adamika Village hopes that Adamika Village supporters and the Oakland Community will disavow America’s societal standards and practice “The African Way” designed to protect and uplift the Black men, women and children.
What is “The African Way?”
The African Way is our roots. The fundamental way we were intended to live before being kidnapped and our culture wipe out of the Black collective memory. The African Way centers on necessary elements for “the village” i.e. the community to survive and thrive. The African way honors every person in the village, recognizing the talents and/or resources each contributes to the community.
SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF THE AFRICAN WAY:
Law # 1 -The African Way acknowledges woman as sacred, central to the health of the village, her role deemed essential to the health and wealth of the tribe. As the bearer of children, the nurturer of men and children, she is the foundation of the family structure and is treated with respect and love. Never is the African woman disrespected, exploited, or abandoned. Likewise, the African man is respected and protected, empowering him with strength and success to support and care for his woman and family. The African Family is balance, security, growth, and peace, and offers protection and support for the continuation of life and the community. “The African Way” honors and protects the Black family structure.
Law # 2 - The African Way is living in peace and harmony with the earth by respecting earth’s resources and gifts. The African Way doesn’t despoil the earth by actions or greed. We take what we need and give back when we can. The earth is our essential mother, who we cannot survive without. “The African Way” is all humans serving as the keeper of the earth so that it is allowed to provide for generations and centuries to come.
Law # 3 honors and respects life even ones perceived as enemy.
The African Way is refraining from negative thoughts, actions and energy. We are spiritual creatures living in a physical body connected to a source greater than ourselves.
We honor that higher power by good works, actions and deeds. This keeps us in loving regard and harmony with the universe. When we orbit outside of this spirit agreement, unbalance, pain, and lack occurs.
The African Way demands the sanctity of life, acknowledging the precious balance each life brings to the universe. When a spirit is loss through violence, an irreparable tear occurs in the fabric of the universe; the perpetrators karma creates imbalance in their lives resulting in distrust, fear and hatred, elements that are destructive to the community and the African Way.
Law #4 is using the power of forgiveness to keep the village, the family, and the world in a state of peace and harmony. Forgiveness provides one to return to the community despite past injury, grievance, or pain cause. The African Way, with infinite wisdom encourages practicing humility and humbleness, recognizing that revenge only leads to spiritual and physical downward spiral, often leading to the death of the aggrieved person who cannot let go because of ego. It takes a secure person to admit their error and ask for forgiveness, but that is the African Way.
Law # 5 - The African Way is collective responsibility to teach, protect and provide love and safe environments for our children, for without children and their healthy development, a healthy tribe is impossible.
In order to teach and train our children we must teach and train ourselves. Develop a respect for knowledge and education, for only through enlightenment can the mind grow and reach its fullest potential.
Law # 6 - The African Way respects the body, viewing the body as a sacred vessel to house the spirit. An unhealthy vessel makes the development of a healthy mind and spirit difficult. Refrain from drug pollution. Treat your body as a temple, do not allow anyone to defile your temple by misuse, abuse, or disrespect. We are what we think. If we don’t believe we are a manifestation of God’s spirit, then we open ourselves to mistreatment.
Law # 7 Is the necessity to acknowledge, respect, and gain awareness of the power of our ancestors and the power of God/Energy that caused all to “be.” Our ancestors are why we exist. We are connected, therefore we take responsibility to learn and appreciate our ancestor’s struggle and history. The history of descendants of enslaved Africans is a history of greatness, intelligence, and power that can only be revealed by seeking the truth. A truth that has been deliberately suppressed by the white power structure. Without this knowledge, without this power, Black people are left misinformed, ignorant, easily led to view each other as enemy. It is time to recognize we are the original man on the earth, reset our own life course and use this knowledge to build healthy, vibrant Black communities. That is the African Way. Ashe’
The Black New Deal is the answer to the Black Community. 2 Trillion now, 2 Trillion every 10 years for 10 decades (100 years). 401 years of institutionalized racism made America great. Black folks deserve 100 years to heal and restore what was stolen. Us.
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