It has been more than two years since we first learned melanin, the aromatic biopolymer and organic semiconductor, that makes Black people black is worth over $395 a gram more than gold. Since then Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, who introduced us to the fact that African people, Black people, at home and abroad are endowed with a metabolic process that allows them to effortlessly produce a chemical which is worth more than gold has ascended to the realm of the ancestors.
We now realize internalizing information about melanin’s dollar value began a healing crisis inside us during June of 2014. We experienced headaches, pain, and difficulty sleeping for two weeks. The last day of the healing crisis we had an event scheduled which we could not attend for we were bedridden with pain. At first we thought it was due to a change in work responsibility. Once it subsided we realized it was something more. We had begun to let go of the limitations that had been imposed upon our thinking from the beginning of our education. We were not just letting go of old ideas, we were experiencing the expansion of our neural network with mind altering information about Black people, our destiny and our place in the universe.
With that we present the videos where we first encountered Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. These are part of the “For The People” television program hosted by Listervelt Middleton. By watching “For The People” we learned about Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Yosef Ben Yochannon, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. Naim Akbar, Dr. Charshee C. L. McIntyre, Dr. Asa G. Hilliard and others whom we have dubbed “The Awakeners.” It is through these videos that we learned about melanin. Enjoy!!!