June 16, 2020
Ask any black American about the uptick in police killing them and they’ll tell you the same thing – it’s always happened like this, accept today everyone has cameras. The May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd has sparked massive, sustained protests across the country and world. The murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery and several other black men and women in the last several months have further exacerbated an already ticking time bomb. The May 26 incident of Amy Cooper calling cops on a black man for no reason has many black Americans calling for legislation that classifies these incidents as attempted murder.
African American men, particularly young Millennials, Generation Z and Generation X are at a crossroads. Black men had no control of their destinies at all in pre-1870s America. The next hundred years were a period of legal lynchings and oppression that made life extremely difficult. Today black men are said to have the same rights as white and other men. But do they really? Philando Castile was shot and killed on July 6, 2016 by Minneapolis Police (same department that killed George Floyd) for being a legal gun owner. Eric Garner was killed by NYPD while his hands were up and telling the officers “I can’t breathe.” Oscar Grant was shot in the back of the head by Oakland transit police while he was handcuffed and on the ground.
Oppression and revolution
Black men are damned if they do and damned if they don’t when it comes to law enforcement. The subject is sensitive to broach since many Americans unconditionally respect police officers and their jobs. No matter how many videos of these incidents surface, there are some Americans who will always side with police. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick used his platform to bring awareness to this issue. He was subsequently black-balled by the NFL and has not played a down since. But the May 25 incident in Minneapolis has sparked revolutionary behavior among black, white, brown and all Americans.
These incidents seemingly happen every week somewhere in the country. Many believe the egregious nature of how Floyd was murdered is driving all this. It was a de-facto lynching caught on tape. Most Americans see a revolution happening, similar to the 1960s. It will be a group effort of all Americans fighting for what’s right. Black men, however, must take control of the situation themselves. Part of that involves connecting with their alpha wavelengths.
What exactly is a “black man” in 2020?
That question may sound strange. But the United States is a nation of immigrants. There’s no such thing as “a black man” anymore. Black Americans are especially trying to preserve their identities in the face of systematic oppression and deliberate indifference to their plights.
The term #ADOS has trended on Twitter several times since 2018. It means “American Descendants of Slavery.” Another variation of it is #DOAS – Descendants of American Slavery. Another term used by black Americans is #FBA or Foundational Black Americans. All three are meant to separate the black American race from all the Nigerian, Caribbean and other immigrants who have made the USA their homes.
Black men were robbed of their identities during slavery. Their names were changed to European names, their spirituality was erased, and often times, they were castrated. Black men have taken an important step with the foregoing ideologies. They see their identities slipping away even further and are doing something about it.
Conscious Command and the Alpha wavelength
One in every three black men born today will end up in jail at some point in their lives, according to a 2013 study by the Sentencing Project. Only one in 17 white men face the same fate. This pattern has not only destroyed black families, but also slowly destroys the psyches of black men. Black men understand the obstacles living in the United States. They cannot, however, go around walking on eggshells due to inevitable difficulties.
Connecting to the alpha brain wavelength is essential to conscious command. These mid-frequency waves are present during relaxation, creativity, and instinctual behaviors. A 2015 study published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that living in the alpha state of consciousness reduces pain, anxiety and negative thoughts. Conscious command is the apex of alpha male being. It’s essential for black men to live in this alpha state to maximize their potential and navigate a world that has subjugated them for centuries.
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