We, The Sons And Daughters Of AFRICAs Great Sperms And Ovum, Let Us This Day Of 6086 N.Y. / 1986 C.E. Speak As One Voice Academically
(A paper for, or an address to, the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization)
By Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan
360°, H.P., O.E.E.A./4|90
Elder of A.S.C.A.C.
Our answer is to be found deep within the bowels of the "ROLLING HILLS" of Wa'set.1 Here, in the TOMB OF PHARAOH RAMESES VI,2as the second to last panel of reliefs in Nedunetcher3 before descending into the sunken SARCOPHAGUS CHAMBER where all of the FORTY-TWO  "ADMONISSIONS TO GODDESS MAAT" [or "NEGATIVE CONFESSIONS"] are written. They tell us that we too must write in honour of Goddess MAAT,4 God TAHUTU,5 Pharaoh AKHENATEN, Multi-genius IMHOTEP, Scribe AMEN-EM-EOPE,6 et al. , whom we follow. Let our QUILL PENS write of these with an impact of "TRUTH" that will further set the DEATHNELL to those who have for centuries RAPED Mother Alkebu-lan's MOST SACRED and HOLY WOMB7beginning 18 years following the Arabian-Moslem HEJIRA, and 480 years since the "EDICT" of Pope Martin Vth on the PETITION OF THE REVEREND BARTOLOME de Las CASAS8 to send AFRICANS TO BECOME SLAVES IN THE ISLAND OF HISPAÑIOLA,9 Caribbean Sea in 1506 C.E., let the FACTS of the "GENOCIDE" we suffered, and "HOLOCAUSTS" [plural]10 committed upon us by European CHRISTIANS and JEWS, also Asian MOSLEMS, be documented. And, of course, prepare the case for the AVENGERS who must one day meet-out the necessary PENALTY we have to exact for each "POUND OF FLESH" our African ancestors, not unlike ourselves, sacrificed. For in VIOLENCE we came to this plight! Obviously, through "VIOLENCE" we may ultimately have to extricate ourselves. Surely in, and through, sacred "VIOLENCE" is the life-source of birth!11
Our late brother, political activist, scholar, and poet CLAUDE McKAY in contradiction of "slavery" taught us to say; lest we forget:
"If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursed lot.
If we must die, O let us noble die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed
In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
O kinsmen! We must meet the common foe!
And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
What though before us lies the open grave?
Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!
Maybe we, like our CHILDREN OF MONOMOTAPA [Today's so-called "Republic of South Africa"?],13 will have to act it out with some major adjustments; the ENEMIES "BACK TO THE WALL" instead of OURS, of course!
Following the warnings by Douglass, Garvey, McKay, and others, let us establish a "CODE OF ETHICS" for ourselves as "AFRICANS INTELLECTUALS" and/or "SCHOLARS." In this, there must be a definitive maximization of OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY AT LARGE14 from whom we have assumed the reality of LEADERSHIP. Present it to our brothers and sisters we LEAD for their ADDITIONS, DELETIONS; and final RATIFICATION. For if we can LEAD, we must be equally ready to FOLLOW. Remember:
IT TAKES A VERY GOOD FOLLOWER TO BECOME A
COURAGEOUSLY GREAT LEADER OF OUR PEOPLE.15
At least most of the time!
As an "Egyptologist,"16 I wish to charge you with the task of creating our own SCHOOL OF AFRICAN THOUGHT17 in the area of NILE VALLEY ACADEMICS beyond the dim-lit quarters in Western Academia's LIBRARIES. Instead, it must be from "FIELD DATA" brought about by our own GENIUS as archaeologist, historians, anthropologist, paleontologists, theologists, linguist, etc., all of whom alone must be our SOLE AUTHORITIES on Nile Valley High-Culture/Civilization from remotest antiquity to this present day and beyond.
1987 C.E./A.D., or shall I say instead 6086 N.Y.counting from the conquest by KING MENA18 over KING SCARPIAN19 and the creation on the 1st DYNASTY as declared by HIGH PRIEST MANETHO of Sybenetos,20 Upper Ta-Merry in ca.3753 N.Y. or 327 B.C.E., must be the "YEAR OF RETURN"; the "YEAR" we officially declare OUR RIGHTS TO ANY AND ALL PARTS OF THE NILE VALLEY AND THE REST OF THE ENTIRE CONTINENT OF MOTHER ALKEBY-LAN/"AFRICA." We will declare our "NILE VALLEY HERITAGE" by the mere fact of our presence in CONVENTION in Egyptian-Nubia21 at the CITY OF ESO WON/SENURSETtoday's "ASWAN."
Thus our Sacred and Most Holy challenge:
NEXT YEAR6087 N.Y./1987 C.E./A.D. IN The NILE
VALLEY, EGYPT, NORTHEAST ALKEBU-LAN/AFRICA
This project must come out of the undertaking of the NATIONAL OFFICE of this institution.21 As such, our NATIONAL OFFICERS will oversee that our EGYPTIAN-NUBIAN brothers and sisters are truly brought into our fold without CHARGE OF MONETARY VALUE.22 Our UGANDAN, ETHIOPIAN and SUDANESE brothers and sisters of the NILE VALEY equally! From everywhere over our entire Mother and FatherlandALKEBU-LAN/"AFRICA" we will make certain our AFRICAN BROTHERS and SISTERS will be invited; no less so from the AFRICAN COMMUNITIES of the major areas of the CARIBBEAN SEA and PACIFIC OCEAN; NORTH, CENTRAL and SOUTH AMERICA; EUROPE, EURO-ENGLAND, and ASIA; they must come from everywhere. From everywhere AFRICANS must come with their "AFRICAN SPOUSES"; no others. For as ÁFRICAN INTELLECTUALS/SCHOLARS" we must lead the way in proving "AFRICAN[black] AND PROUD before we "SAY IT LOUD"23 with our ENEMIES' SONS and/or DAUGHTERS hanging from our arms. "SAY IT LOUD,"24 only when we are our own AUTHORITY and DEITIES for all times.