Presently absent is our tenacious will as a people, which in the past called forth our genius, brought us to that historical zenith and, thus, allowed us to reach majestic heights. It courted our splendor at a time when we were favored by that supreme force that loved us, enshrouded us in grace and spirituality, and the oneness with God, to become the envy of the world where we were once exalted and adored.
History has thrown us a curve. Thus, Black people have been placed in a precarious position from the very inception of slavery, on the continent even before colonialism and off the continent throughout the Diaspora. We are confronted with a global problem in this third millennium, in this 21st century. Black people have now been culturally and spiritually derailed and must recapture a knowledge of their past, in order not to repeat it, permitting us to continue our journey that can lead to a brighter future—adhering to the constant motion of that cosmic clock.
Leatha J. Patton