My Name Is Kunta Kinte So Do Not Cal;l Me Toby
Posted By: Ras Marcus In Response To: Re: If Parents Practice Badness, Children Will Fol (Ras Howard Henry)
Date: Thursday, 19 April 2012, at 4:59 p.m.
In Response To: Re: If Parents Practice Badness, Children Will Fol (Ras Howard Henry)
Kunta Kinte was born in Jeffure Village in Gambia West Africa in the year 1750. When Kunta Kinte was 15 years of age, in the year 1765, unknown to him, the slave ship which would take him across the Middle Passage to the slave plantations of the Western Hemisphere, was already on its way to Mama Africa to kidnapp African people and sell them as property to make a profit. The name of that ship was the Lord Legoneer and I think it was leaving from Annapolis, Maryland, on its way Mama Africa, to kidnapp and rob Africas as property and human cargo.
Kunta Kinte had just finished Manhood Training and went into the woods to select a tree trunk to make a drum for his younger brother, when he was ambushed by black traiters and white Tobabs, but the black traitors did the work of chasing him, and have him placed in shackles, while the white tobab, gave the orders while having a good laught. Kunta Kinte was able to sink his long knife into one of the black traitors belly, but they were too many of them, and so, he was placed in shackles, and was among 140 Africans, who were placed in the hole of the slave ship Lord Legoneer and was taken to Maryland. About 42 of them died on the journey so 98 of them were sold as property, and were scattered to various slave plantations in the USA.
The fellow who bought Kunta Kinte for 155 pounds
try to change his name to Toby but Kunta Kinte was not going to be called no Toby given to him by slave masters, like it was done to the so called Maroons. Kunta Kinte real intention was to escape and he did, but again he was chased down by black slaves and with slave masters riding horse and the blacks walking with all hese dogs until he was captured, just like the so called Maroons would have captured the runaway slaves, and was taken bact to the slave plantations.
Well, they tied him up on a tree, and bring out all the slaves on the plantation, to bear witness of what was going to be done to Kunta Kinte, for escaping and for refusing to be called Toby which is the name the slave master gave him. They gave a black slave name James the whip and he beat Kunta Kinte, James was forced to beat him since if James did not do it, James would be whipped. as he whipped Kunte Kinte, the white slave master would stop James at times, and say to Kunta Kinte
your name is Toby, what is your name, then Kunta would say, my name is Kunta Kinte, then the slave master would signal James to whip him again, and Kunta continue to say my name is Kunte Kinte and they whipped him and till he was broken by the brutality, and then he said my name is Toby, he just could not take any more of that whipping, and that is what they did to our people on ths
slavery plantation for hundreds of years, there are so many of our people who were brutalized just like Kunta Kinte, who was only 17 years of age when he was taked to Maryland USA.
The point here is that the European slave masters were and are still changing the names of African people and other people as well and like it was done to Kunta Kinte and others it was also done to the so called Maroons since the word Maroon is not an original African name, but was also imposed upon our African people as early as 1441 or before, between being kidnapped into Spain and then taken to Jamaica later on. It is quite easy to reclaim your original African names, Just start to greet each others as Coromantee brothers and sisters, Ashanti brothers and sisters, Akan brothers and sisters, peace and love Ashanti brother or sister, just put it into practice on a daily basis, it will grow and spread into a great cultural cultivation and correction, you can see that it is not hard to do. Young people we are depending on you to make that move.
Maroon No No No.
Coromantee, Ashanti, Akan, Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes.
take the best care of yourself and your people.
Again I send many oceans of blessings and self determination to African people everywhere.
ONE BLACK HEART ONE BLACK LOVE.
Baba Ras Marcus.
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