“The ‘N’ word and why we as a race of people must stop using it”

Olatunji Mwamba

Olatunji Mwamba

I Pronounce my name Oh-LAH-TOON-jee UUM-WAHM-bah I was born June 7, 1954, in Baltimore City, Maryland, The United States of America. I grew up in Baltimore City, Maryland on the West side until I was 14 years old. We then moved to the Eastside where I lived until Adulthood. I am a heterosexual Black man and I am happily married to my wife, Zakiyah. I am currently 63 years old. I am a father 8 (2 daughters and 6 sons), grandfather of 13 (9 granddaughters and 4 grandsons) and a great-grandfather of one great-grandson. I am a former member who Chronicled Police Brutality for 'The Black Panther Party For Defense' during my brief membership in 1969-1970 at the age of 15 (1969) - the age of 16 (1970). I left to pursue a Singing career in 1970. I was introduced to Black Nationalist, Afrikan-Centered knowledge and Cultural Information by my Jegna, Bilaal Opio Oba in the summer of 1974. I became a staunch Black Nationalist when I was 20 years old, by the fall of 1974. I've worked in a variety of organizations since 1974. I've been seriously studying our story--'the good and the bad' since 1974, trying to understand how we as a race have found ourselves in our current circumstance. And most importantly, trying to figure how we can get out of it. I've read all of the major works of our most Esteemed scholars and writers; scholars and writers such as Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan, Dr. John Henrk Clarke, Dr. Chancellor Williams, Dr. John G. Jackson, Dr. Marimba Ani, Dr. Charles Finch, Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop, Dr. Theophile Obenga, Dr. Amos Wilson, Dr. Bobby Wright, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, George G. M. James, Dr. Jacob Carruthers, Dr. Charsee McCintire, Dr. Joy Degruy, Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti, The Irritated Genie Of Soufeese, Del Jones, and so many others. And I've read their works multiple times too. At one point in time, I also co-hosted a radio program in Baltimore City on WEAA, Morgan State University Radio, 88.9 FM, with my good friend, sister Nalungo Sayyed for few years, as well. I am a member of "The Raising Awareness Group".

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3 Responses

  1. Mkuu Mzee Mkuu Mzee says:

    Great job Sba. Ase’

  2. Tariq says:

    As always my brother I had chance to read most of your articles this is good information to waken of mind I hope that some of us will read this article or articles not only read them but also act on them as well respect in peace.

    This is an excellent site by the way.

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