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Why Black Americans Should Reclaim African Nationalities with American Identity

One of our most significant tests in life is literally challenging your Black identity. Any African American individual who identifies as Black needs to understand what it means to reclaim your true identity.

If Black Americans never recognize their race identity as African in modern times. It shows they’ve lost their original identity to English imperialism and within themselves don’t care to reclaim their African nationalities.

The United States government is an English American government. Even if white people don’t recognize their English + European nationalities. That’s who they initially were. The English European Americans are about their agenda. For instance, the United States government doesn’t work closely with the African Union besides Ethiopia’s current civil war situation.

African Americans who identify as Black show the disconnect to our African identity, culture, and connection to Africa. We are not working together. We live on separate continental lands because we have different problems we are dealing with in either country. The majority of Black Americans say they don’t connect with the identity of Africans because they weren’t born in Africa. They didn’t inherit the culture and language. These are simply excuses to not try to connect with your African culture.

Black Americans need to try harder to reclaim their African identity, culture, and connection to Africa. It will show self-dignity and self-respect to your spirituality, heart, and mentality.

Black Americans have English last names from their previous English enslavers. Indeed, Black Americans have changed their first names to represent their Blackness through time. However, the last names of Black Americans still hold onto their previous English owners. Why do you think Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammed Ali. The original name of Malcolm X was Malcolm Little, his Muslim name el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. These are the two most famous brothers in the Black American community that changed their English names to Muslim names.

As a suggestion to Black Americans with an English last name, you can be proud of your English last name. There is nothing wrong with challenging yourself to change your last name back to an African last name. Depending on where your DNA comes from, which African country will determine your last name. Adding an African last name to your English name is a transformative and self-realization step to take in your life before you die.

It’s up to every African American who identifies as Black to challenge themselves to reclaim their African nationalities. If you go through this process, you’ll begin to reconnect with your original identity taken from us by one of the first colonial governors of Virginia named William Berkeley.

African Americans are not born Black when they come out of their mother’s womb. Africans were told by an outside ethnic race that they are black. The hope as an African race is we overcome Black because this color identity was given to you by an Englishmen.

Black Americans, it’s time to reclaim your African identity. Another great example to look up to in reclaiming identity and culture is the Native Americans. The English also imperialized their names and language, converting them into Christians and changing their names into English names. The Native Americans did it in their own way, as any ethnic race group should do when reclaiming their true selves. Reclaiming your language, identity, and culture.

It takes effort, dedication, and commitment.

Until next time,

Esperance Ndombe

Hey, y'all, Welcome to my about me page. It's a pleasure to introduce myself. My name is Esperance, but I also go by Espe, which sounds like an "SP." I was born in Rhode Island and raised in New Hampshire in New England's Northeast region. At the University of New Hampshire, I went to college in Durham, NH, studied Recreation Management & Policy with minors in Business Administration & Hospitality Management. In summer 2011, I decided to move to California for AmeriCorps and found myself in volunteer-community service for two years in Watsonville, CA. I love the area so much. I lived in Santa Cruz for 2 years and fell in love with a Salvadorean man while living together in Aromas, CA. I've been living in the country-rural life for 6 years and probably for another two years. A lot has been happening around the world, but the ones that struck me the most were the killings of my brother's and sister's, not relatives, but my people, my African American people struck by outrageous police force brutality, and sadly lost their lives. It pains me to see this happening in our lifetime, and the majority of the police officers get indicted, showing no accountability for their flagrant actions on human life. Even in life, I've always lived as an African American woman, and I never saw or identified myself as Black or People of Color, which most of my race identifies with Black, Blackness, or People of Color. I want to help empower those Black Americans who identify with Black to transform their race mentality to Afri/African American. To love, say, write, describe yourself in the Afri/African American context. The majority are still in the Black context. I'm a full-time digital marketer working as a freelancer and on my own projects with Black 2 Afri, Wild 4 Bamboo, and Earthian Digital Marketing. I received my master's degree in Digital Marketing from Concordia College and gained experience freelancing on Upwork in April of 2020. Keeping in touch with your customers and audience base depend on valuable content presented to keep them engaged with your brand. I develop step-by-step digital marketing guidance, advice, and consultations for clients needing digital marketing. I also love cooking, playing, and watching sports: mostly soccer, basketball, track & field, making chili sauces, watching car racing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, the outdoor life, studying languages: Spanish, French, and traveling. I love to cook West African food, American food, Italian and Chinese food. I'm hoping to create a West African food pop-up event next year. Besides being a cook, I love to dance, watch action/comedy/drama movies, garden, and have a good time on Earth.

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