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KHALIFAH’S SPEECH AT KOJO YANKAH BOOK LAUNCH: A CLASS AFFAIR

SUNDAY (yellow), 8/27/2017=9=Auset=Divine Love: Love is the universal love that binds the Universal All into the Oneness that it was Created to be.
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Welcome!
Good Afternoon Everyone…
Thank You Son For The Introduction. My Name Is Khalifah And I Am Given The Distinct Pleasurable Honor To Welcome My Friend Dr. Kojo Yankah, His Family And The Ghananian Visitors To The United States Of America.
I Know Some Of You Have Probably Overstayed The Length Of Time That You Intended To Stay. But That Is Alright With Me; For “Without Contradiction,” As Kwame Ture Would Say, I Also Welcome And Open My Heart Felt Thanks To The Most Advanced Community Of People On The Planet: We Are Known By Many Names, Many Classifications And Characterizations, The Most Common Of Which Is So-Called Black American, Or African American. Thank You For Being Here To Help Me To Welcome Dr. Kojo His Family And Friends
It Is Us Black Americans Who Beat Back The Trees Where Now You See Skyscrapers & Etc. We Are Your Brothers And Your Sisters. And We Welcome And We Love Your Being Here To Honor One, Born In Africa Whose Life Has Always Shown, And Reflected The Truth About Your Ancestors Who Survived The Raids Into Our Villages In The Beginning Of Our Holocaust.
Dr. Kojo May Not Have Known At The Beginning Of His Career, But His Books And His Life Bear Witness That He Soon Found Out. His Is An Upbeat Message, a Pan Africanist Message. It Rings Out The Thought Of One African people; United States Of Africa!
Dr. Kojo Yankah And I Hit It Off Immediately When We Met Because There Was Not A Need For Me To Recount To Him The Sorrow Of We Who Survived The Maafa And Settled In North America, Albeit As Captive Africans. His Work Bear Witness To The Fact Kojo Knows We Are But One Noble Freedom Bound African People.

In Closing, Please Bear With Me, As I Welcome You Here Today, And To America For All Time, For As Long As You Find It Necessary To Be Here, I Want To Convey To You A Sense Of Exactly What We Survived; And Also Us Who Did Not survive, But Still Contributed So Well That We Have Also Thrived More Times Than Not. The Awesome, Relatively Accomplishments Of So-Called Black Americans Is What Backs My Assertion That We Are The Most Accomplished Community Of People On Earth. We Have The Evidence To Back This Statement.
Too many Black People, In America, Do Not Appreciate The Hell That We Survived; And The Level Of Accomplishments We Have Individually Achieved. It Is Also Clear About How This Was done. Surely This Is Because It Is Not Our Beloved African People Who Are The Primarily Beneficiaries Of Our Successes.
It Was Our Resistance That Has Beaten As Much Democracy Into This False, White Supremacy Based Nation As It Contains. And It Has A Lot! There Is More Democracy In The Usa Than Any Place I Have Seen Or Studied. Our Resistance Made It So; And We Aint Finished With It Yet.
Our Resistance Has Not Yet Gotten The Complete Freedom Some Absolutely Great Ancestors Conveyed To Us that Complete Freedom Looks And Feels Like. 2nd Class Citizenship Aint It: So We Have Work To Do.
Don’t Get Me Wrong, We Love Our Lives In America Because It Is The Place, I Personally Have Found That Offers the Best Opportunity To Contribute The Most To Pan Africanism. But No, We Are Not Finished Yet Because The Value Of Losses Are Still In Our Minds. I Want To Share A Little About The Weight Of The Losses And Also The Light We See At The End Of The Tunnel Of false, White Supremacy based Oppression.
My Favorite Way To Do This Is To Tell About Three Hell Trips That Those Of Us Who Survived Overcame To Get Here:
The First Hell Trip Was When We Were Captured In Our Villages On The Continent Of Africa. We Endured A Hell Trip To The Waiting Slave Dungeons. The Dungeons Stored Us In Captivity Until Enough Was There To Fill A Slave Ship. After The Ship Was Filled To Capacity, We Then Endured The Second Hell Trip.
White People Tried To Pretty It Up By Calling It The Middle Passage But Can Anyone Imagine Anything That Went On In The Slave Ship, That Us Who Survived, Had To Endure That Is Not In Hell? There Is Nothing That I Can Think Of That Would Not Happen In Hell If There Is Such A Place.
The Third And Last Hell Trip That I Want To Identify Was When We Got To North America, We Were Sold Off Of An Auction Block. The Dastard That Bought Us, Then Forced Us To Endure Yet Another Hell Trip. This One Brought Us From The Point Of Our Sale To His Slave Plantation. That Was Hell…
When I Realized My History As A Young Man, Yes I Was Sadden Even Amid The Great Life We, For The Most Part, Enjoy In Black America, The Part That We Control .
One Day I Asked My Friend, Neighbor And Mentor, Prof John Henric Clarke What Do We Have To Celebrate. I’d Happened Upon Him In When He Was In A Happy, Celebratory Mood. I Synically Asked Him What Do We Have To Celebrate: He Looked Sideways At Me And Said: We Can Always Celebrate Our Survival!
So Today We Enjoy, We Celebrate, The Fact The Gap Has Nearly Closed In Our Miseducation Regarding The Fact We Are One Great Freedom Bound People.
We Celebrate The New Book By Dr. Kojo Yankah; His Book May Completely close The Gap…..Thank You!
NOTE: The above written speech was not delivered for personal reasons. But an unwritten version was…

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