Our Blackness is a culture, straight from the ancient Civilization of Kemet, to the vessels of the Atlantic Slave Trade, to the gospel-shaken shacks on plantations across the South or dark, blood-drenched woods from Runaway Enslaved Blacks, and building this country, to Reconstruction-formed Black College Campuses and the start of the Black Migration, to the 1st Black Businesses, Publication, and Politicians, to Soldiers and Caregivers actually acknowledged in the 1st World War, and our own thriving Neighborhoods and towns to Black Empowerment Organizations and Beginning of Revolutionary Influencers to combat the long-time onslaught on Blackness, to integrating powerful white spaces and creating multiple musical genres, the Black Power Movement and Civl Rights Fight, To taking over American Culture thru the formation of Hip-Hop, Having a Black President, and MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE.
Respect to your Ancestors, Respect to our Culture, Respect to our Struggle, Respect to our Pride, Respect to our Love. We appreciate them. We come from them. We celebrate them. We celebrate us.