THE GATHERING OF THE YOUNG MASTERS
The energy of these three powerful voices; Sara Suten Seti, Brother P.O.L.I.G.H.T. and Dr. Umar Johnson, did what they do best, share knowledge. Seti’s aggressive yet passionate words sunk in, too many of our people have “Nigga-Itis”! Finding no humor in the statement, steadfast in his conviction of the truth, the platform was set. As Brother Polight took the floor he acknowledged fellow comrades. Stern faces on heads held high, these gentlemen exude a look that’s deceiving. Affirming how expression in our community is deliberately mal-apportioned and misappropriated tarnishing our portrait of self. Explaining economics as production; creating; the birthing of our households through financial stability, while reminding how misleading language set financial, amongst other, traps. Unswerving allegiance, teamwork and implemented plans pave his foundation and continuous growth.Umar Johnson’s presence was felt in the building, another sense peaked. Another representation of balance was at the forefront. He started with the problem! Leaving no room to deny what’s being done to, in, and around our community to manifest oppression, all anyone could do was accept it. Accept it not to bask coercion but to acknowledge and combat it. Use their superficial strategies against them by invoking every one of our leader’s mission statements. Making them one “Black Supremacy” hand book, NOT to control anyone but ourselves! As he reached number nine our time was up. The sigh was that of a choir in unison as this much needed foundation was abruptly deferred due to time constraints.