AfroAsiatic Perspectives #12: Back to Black…the Key is in the Melanin

By Takuan Amaru

Back to Black or Black to the Future...

Once upon a time, Human Beings were exactly that, ‘Hue’ (color) Man Beings” ~Dr. John Henrik Clark

Does Black equal Melanin-Rich?

Although “Black” is a color similar to other colors (blue, red, white, brown, etc.), there is something special about it. Black is the key carbon (color) of the universe. Black equals melanin. That said, melanin can be found in every known substance.

Think about that for a moment.

It is in coal just as it is in a bicycle. It is in everything from the almighty sun to dirt in a field. This substance is in people, plants, animals…even in the air. In fact, according to Dr. Jewel Pookrum:

Melanin is the face of the Universe/ God (Goddess)”

Melanin is literally the universe in a microcosm. It is a biological, living light-source interacting and reacting upon itself. This pigment literally absorbs ALL FORMS OF ENERGY: heat, light, sound, intelligence, electricity, radiation, solar, nuclear, etc. This may explain why in the western system, men who are supposed to have knowledge of justice (judges) are always dressed in black.

The historian, Dr. Ashra Kwesi, challenges us to think about why scholars are clad in all-black, academic robes at their highest point of achievement (graduation)?

To sum it up, black attire for ministers, priests, judges and scholars is the norm in the white supremacy system / culture…worldwide!” ~ Dr. Ashra Kwesi

Why would this be the case if the color black is so evil?

This is evidence that, at some unconscious level, the collective white psyche has an awareness that the color black is essential to be in touch with the god-force of wisdom and justice”

As stated earlier, melanin is the “universe in a microcosm”, with the macrocosm being space itself. In other words, when a melanin-rich person looks up at a clear, beautiful, black, night sky, she is looking at a reflection of her own face! All the colors of the spectrum visible to the visual eye are related to melanin. So you see, melanin can be found as a pigment anywhere from pale yellow to reddish-brown to blue-black.

Green chlorophyll (in plants) is said to be the first cousin to melanin.

Melanin, if properly understood, could lead us to solving many of today’s problems such as racism, sexism (all forms of discrimination), wars, famine, etc. Once the scientific facts reach the masses, the racist-imposed concept of the male, white Jesus/ God and the superiority of the so-called white race over the majority, “First World Peoples” can be refuted. When this happens, the lion’s share of the people around the world will be free to love themselves through their own image of the Divine Spirit. This is an indispensable step in healing ‘Hue-mans’ from their self-bondage/ hate, and lack of knowledge of themselves.

Melanin is the key ingredient that produces color in the skin of Asiatic people (Ethiopians, Nigerians, Ainu, Aborigines, Borinquen, Indians, Caribbeans, Sicilians, Israelites, etc.) of color. This is a blessing from God as melanin is the key component that links us with everybody and everything in the universe…hence a scientific reason to envision the Divine as being Black (i.e. having color).

ASAR: “Lord of the Perfect Black”  AMEN/ AMUN: the Hidden (Black) Spirit in All of Us.

Statue of Buddah in Japan's most ancient, capital city, Nara

In addition, many religious statues including those of Krishna, Buddha and Mary & Jesus are often depicted as black.


Fudo-Myo: "I cut thru ignorance with my sword and bind demons with this beware!"

Melanin is produced in the pineal gland, which is located in the brain. Although we all have some, there are those who possess only trace amounts (melanin-deficient) or have calcified pineal glands, which thwarts the production of this magical elixir. This may result in a pale or albino (not white) appearance.

Scientific research explains that melanin is secreted into the blood stream in one of two forms: “Seratonin” or “Melatonin”.

Seratonin, which is secreted in the daytime, regulates the body’s cells with regard to the discharge of waste and in the absorption of nutrients from the blood.

Melatonin is a nighttime hormone. One must be in a dark atmosphere for this to be secreted. It uses the nutrients absorbed during the day and is responsible for rebuilding new, healthy cells.

Put another way, “…we die in the daytime only to be regenerated at night” ~Dr. Pookrum

Melanin, in its blackest form, is the greatest absorber of ALL forms of energy. This explains why melanin-rich infants sit, speak, stand and walk much earlier, generally speaking, than those babies who are lacking this substance. This also explains why Original People can dance…

We are naturally able to absorb the sound, become one with it, and express this thru song and dance.

In short, the more melanin a person is able to process and utilize, the more at peace this person will be because of her ability to relate to others. Melanin-deficient, western societies are very quick to kill, destroy, and discriminate (“otherize”) people as well as even plants and animals.

Due to their lack of Melanin, is it possible that they are less able to discern that all is one?

Dark Ages or “White Ages”?

The "White Ages"

Do Europeans comprise a distinct race? Or, are they actually a group of discarded albinos from amongst the world population that has amassed over the centuries?

It has been theorized by brilliant scholars such as Dr. John Henrik Clark that when the “Grimaldi” Africans emerged from the caves and hillsides of Europe following the Ice Age, they were basically savages. They had lived for thousands of years removed from culture, knowledge, human compassion and ethics…not to mention the Divine Spirit. They had lived amongst wild animals and had learned to copy them in order to survive.

Could this be the birth of the “western (beast) consciousness”? Is it possible that the philosophy that is now deceiving the world is actually nothing more than a primitive set of survival tactics?

The Grimaldi Africans lost themselves in that dark, alienated, cold state of existence. They brought on the so-called “Dark Ages” in Europe, dubbed by Dr. Kwesi as “the White Ages. Meanwhile, the vast majority of people, the hue-mans, flourished in truly remarkable epochs of advanced technology and culture.

Did the Grimaldi African devolve into what is regarded today as the western, European? Has he deceived the world with his “white ages” thinking? Has he imposed his lifestyle onto the majority of the world with the use of violence?

Pederasty, eating raw meat / cannibalism and abstaining from bathing or other personal hygiene are only some of the highlights of the actual history of Europe. This is a far cry from the “advanced civilization picture” that many western scholars would have you believe. However, even in that reprehensible state, the original inhabitants of the world were still able to see the divine in them.


Perhaps, it was due to the abundance of melanin for it is a mentally and morally stimulating hormone.

In the words of Dr. Carol Barnes:

“…your mental processes (brain power) are controlled by the same chemical that gives blacks their superior physical (athletics, rhythmic dancing) abilities. This chemical is Melanin!”

This is the 2nd part of the series. If you missed the first part, please check it out and…stay tuned for the next episode of AfroAsiatic Perspectives…Namaste!

Our Ankh-cestor, Dr. John Henrik Clark...peace be upon him...Ase!


  1. Book: My Life in Search of Africa; by Dr. John Henrik Clark
  2. Book: Vitamins & Minerals from A to Z; by Dr. Jewel Pookrum
  3. Video: African History vs. Biblical Myths; by Dr. Ashra Kwesi
  4. Book: Melanin: the Chemical Key to Black Greatness; by Dr. Carol Barnes

Note: For more information on this divine, magical substance, please check this link.  To view this post in Japanese.

About Takuan Amaru

Takuan Amaru is an author, teacher, and public speaker. Former columnist of the Examiner (Philadelphia) magazine, he has written over 100 articles on various topics such as popular culture/music, ancient spirituality, and philosophy. Tak borrows from diverse life-experiences as a soldier, social worker, athlete, as well as music artist to connect with readers. He makes his home in Nagoya, Japan. Contact: or connect on Facebook. Websites: /
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7 Responses to AfroAsiatic Perspectives #12: Back to Black…the Key is in the Melanin

  1. Amun Rah Khnemu Ptah says:

    That was pretty good!!!! You be getting your studying in for real!!!!!!!!

  2. davida says:

    Omg this makes me very scared about all the other things I was taught in school, because it wasnt this.

  3. davida says:

    So blk ppl are not blk? Blk is not a race? Afro asiatic is the true race of “blk ppl” ? Im sort of deep thinking

    • Takuan Amaru says:

      Apologize for the late reply…

      The term “black” as a race moniker needs to be reexamined. As it stands, there is no guaranteed way to say who is “black” and who is not. For example, Japanese people all know they are Japanese, there’s no debate. But some dark-skinned people will insist they are not black for a number of reasons. What do you think?

  4. Pingback: AfroAsiatic Perspectives 13: When will the Force Awaken? | AfroAsiatic Perspectives

  5. Pingback: AfroAsiatic Perspectives#1: What is all the hub-bub and hush-hush about Melanin? | AfroAsiatic Perspectives

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