The Original Man: Black Men Will Avoid Being Made Obsolete by White Supremacy (Part 2)


By Bashir Muhammad Ptah Akinyele

Photo credits: Nubian Publishing

The Maafa

As a student of history and God’s body, both history and the lessons of the Nation of Gods and Earths (NGE) teach us the actual facts about the horrors of the Black Holocaust. In Kiswahili, it is called the Maafa. The term Maafa means the great disaster.

In the Americas, US slavery psychologically and culturally damaged the Black man and Black woman.

After nearly 246 years of US slavery, and 400 years of slavery overall in the Americas, slavery ended in the US in 1865. However, Black people never received any form of reparations to remedy the inhuman and horrific treatment we received by white people in America during slavery. The philosophical basis for slavery was violent white supremacy.

Even after slavery ended, and the era of reconstruction disintegrated in the late 1870s, another racial caste system was put in place to keep Black people in a permanent state of oppression. This racist caste system was called-US segregation. And US segregation in America lasted from 1896 to 1965. This is nearly 100 years of legal racism directed at Black people. We must also remember that the philosophical basis for US segregation was again violent white supremacy.

So let’s do the math. Let’s add 246 of American slavery plus 100 US segregation. We get 346 years of legal white supremacy and racial violence. After many centuries of racial violence directed at African people to make us submit to slavery and segregation (both American slavery and segregation were extremely violent towards people of African descent), I think it is fair to say that the Black community has internalized violence to manifest it against ourselves. Now I am not making any excuses for Black people to be violent, but we are mimicking the violent behaviors of our oppressors.

But let us get back to US slavery using history and the 120 Lessons of the Nation of Gods and Earths (NGE).

Both history and the 120 Lessons of the NGE teach us that Black people were captured in Africa and made into slaves. History and the Lessons of the NGE teach us that to maintain the US system of enslaving Black people, white people indoctrinated us into the minds and culture of Black people for us to believe we were only uncivilized and savage negroes (n-words). But most importantly, white people made us believe we were a people without a history and culture.

Through this system of miseducation, white people intentionally and deliberately trained Black people (men and women) to never acquire the knowledge of self (Black history) for hundreds of years, especially Black men.

History scholars on US enslavement call this experience the seasoning process to dislocate and de-center African people from our history and culture. In other words, Black people were forcibly white-washed into the culture of Europeans. And its effects have lasted from the times of slavery to the present!

But the 120 lessons of NGE explain the oppressive slave-making process of Black people in the same beam of light as history but from a different angle.

The oppression of Black for hundreds of years without any recourse made some of us see the white man as the devil (oppressor).

White people made us eat foods that were unhealthy for us. But the white man’s foods were not just something you physically eat. It was also the wrong information about our culture and history for the Black mind.

In English Lesson # C-1 ( Verses 1-36), lesson 10 says, “because the devil taught him how to eat the wrong foods.” Lesson 11 says, “Does this have anything to do with above question #10.” Then lesson 12 says, “Yes it made him other than self.” This racist tradition of keeping Black people miseducated is still in existence today.

Both Black men and Black women in America, and throughout the western world, are taught and trained to hate ourselves, to hate our Black women, to hate our Black men, and to hate everything African 24 hours of the day every day – from everyday life to television to social media.

The Plan to Keep Us Lost in the Wilderness of North America and the World

In the 120 lessons, the NGE teaches that many of us have fallen into the 85%. This percentage represents the masses of people. In the Lost-Found Muslim lesson #2 (Verses 1-40) lesson 14 says, “Who are the 85%? They are the uncivilized people, poison animal eaters, slaves of a mental death and power, people who do not know who the true and living GOD is or their origin in this world and worship what they know not what, who are easily led in the wrong direction but hard to be led in the right direction.”

Forcing us into the realm of the 85% are the 10%. Lesson number 14 of the Lost-Found Muslim Lesson #2 (1-40) says, “Who are the 10%? They are the rich slave makers of the poor, who teach the poor lies to believe the Almighty True and living GOD is a spook and cannot be seen by the physical eye. Otherwise known as the bloodsuckers of the poor.”

In another part of the 120 lessons of the NGE, the Lost-Found Muslim lesson #2 (Verses 1-40) number 16 says, “Who are the 5% on this poor part of the planet earth? They are the Poor Righteous Teachers who do not believe in the teachings of the 10%, who are all wise and righteous and know who the true and living GOD is and teach the Almighty True and Living GOD is the Son of Man, Supreme Being, Blackman from Asia, who teaches Freedom, Justice, and Equality to all human families of the planet earth, otherwise known as civilized people, also Muslims and Muslim Sons.” The term “Muslim” in the Lessons of the NGE means “one of peace.” Without a true knowledge of self, the Blackman will never reach our power in America and in the world. But most importantly, the Black man will never be at peace.

This is why, at every turn, in the U.S.Ba and in the world, we as Black people are prevented from receiving a true knowledge of self, especially Black men. Why? It is simple. The purpose is to set Black men up for annihilation, destruction, and for own self-destruction.

The Program to Place the Black Man On Top of Civilization

But despite white supremacy’s movement to make Black men obsolete the Supreme Mathematics of 120 Lessons of the NGE teaches us that Black men are the foundation for life. To quote the Supreme Mathematics, we are the “knowledge-the foundation of all existence.”

For centuries, and still counting, many of our Black men have become lost in North America due to the lack of knowledge of self. But the Lessons of the Nation of Gods and Earth teach us that all is not lost! This process of waking up the Blackman and Blackwoman to the knowledge of self-started with a few pioneers in Black liberation. Some of the classes of the 5% are what we now call Black Nationalists, Pan Africanists, and Afrocentrists. Although they never taught the importance of the knowledge of self from the perspective of the Nation of Gods and Earths, they understood that Black people must know our history for us to find the pathway to Black empowerment and Black liberation. They are prominent Black educators, such as the following:

Martin Delaney, Dr. W.E.B. Du Boise, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Joel A. Rogers, the Honorable Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X (Omowale El Hajj Malik El Shabazz), Kwame Ture, Huey P. Newton, Imari Obadele, Kwame Nkrumah, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Professor Ashra Kwesi, Professor Merira Kwesi, Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan, Dr. Chancellor Williams, Dr. John G. Jackson, Dr. Francis Wells Cresling, Dr. Molefi Kete, Dr. Rikhty Amen, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop, Dr. Theophil Obenga, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Dr. Na’am Akbar, Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers, Dr. Wade Nobles, Dr. Asa Hilliard, Professor James Small, and Dr. John Henrik Clarke.

*Bashir Muhammad Ptah Akinyele is a history and African studies teacher at Weequahic High School in Newark, New Jersey. He is also the co-coordinator for ASCAC’s (the Association for Study of Classical African Civilizations) Study Group Chapter in Newark (





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