A heir to the British throne gets engaged to a half-Black woman and Black people celebrate like they have reached the Promised Land.
Just scroll through social media and you will think that Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry means that Black people are no longer sitting and weeping by the rivers of Babylon with memories of Zion, instead they are now sipping milk and honey on the Jordan River banks. Yes, that is how Black people are taking the news of a woman whose mother is Black becoming a part of the British Royal family.
Where is your pride Black people? Where is your dignity? It is almost 2018 and you are still looking to white people for validation? What is there to be proud of in being part of the British Royal family? Did you know that there is good reasons why reggae artiste, Sizzla, refers to Prince Harry’s grandmother as “Queen Elizabitch”? How dare you sing, shout and cheer as if marrying into your oppressors’ lineage is some great accomplishment? How dare you sing King Alpha’s song in a strange land, ready to touch glass and sip wine with the wicked that took you away from your own land?
Let’s make it clear that we love Prince Harry and believe he has a beautiful soul and a wonderful heart, after all, he is the son of Princess Diana? But look at what they did to Princess Diana? And she predicted it before it happened. So why are we celebrating that a Black woman will be in the position where Princess Diana was?
Black people, we were kings and queens before the British came to our land and scattered us all over the world, we are still kings and queens today. What we need to do is to see the royalty within ourselves not seek validation from our oppressors. We have become so far removed from the teachings of Marcus Garvey that we now gobble up Babylon’s crumbs like it was freshly baked Jamaican hard-dough bread.
When African kings and queens were embracing the banks of the Nile, the British monarchy were still drinking blood out of the skulls of their conquered dead. When African kings and queens had already unfathomed the mystery of the stars and reduced the heavenly constellations to minute and regular calculus the British monarchy were still backwoodsmen, living in ignorance and in blatant darkness. So we have no reason to be ashamed of ourselves. We don’t have to celebrate British Royalty accepting a Black woman. The British Royalty should celebrate a Black woman accepting them.
With Jah’s dearest blessings, I leave you for a while. Love yourself. ONE LOVE!