Category Archives: Melanated Thought

AfroAsiatic Perspectives 13: When will the Force Awaken?

by Takuan Amaru “Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force!” ~Darth Vader to Admiral Motti, referring to the space station, “Death Star” … Continue reading

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

By Takuan Amaru “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 … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives #11: “Stereotypes of a Black Male Misunderstood…”

by Takuan Amaru Part I: Empathize “I thought about the black men who turned their heads during slavery as if they didn’t know the white master was raping their wife, daughter, sister, and even mother. I tried to understand what … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives #7: You cannot Shake Hands with a Clenched Fist!

by Takuan Amaru Back in 1997, the Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in Los Angeles, California less than a year after rival Tupac Amaru Shakur was slain in Las Vegas. This seemingly put an end to the recent “East Coast … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives #6: The Blogtalk Radio Boom

by Takuan Amaru “The Revolution may not be televised, but you probably will be able to download it from the internet” ~unknown speaker As the media continues to focus on the economic collapse of Wall Street as well as Main … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives #5: From His-story to Our-story…Why?

By: Takuan Amaru A French historian named Count Constantine de Volney visited Egypt from 1783 – 1785 and viewed “Horem-Akhet” (a.k.a. The Great Sphinx) for the first time.  He was amazed once he clearly recognized that he was looking into … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives#3: Could White People be the CURE for Racism?

By Takuan Amaru “Racism, I feel, is the backbone of all the ills this country has…” ~Ferrel Winfrey “Slavery will not be in the past until the day when the lingering effects are recognized and justice is done. This is … Continue reading

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