It started nine months after a marker was placed at the grave of the Honorable Lady Henrietta Vinton Davis. As we prepared to conduct a Sacred Libation Ceremony in honor of the 148 Black women who were lynched in America the thought occurred to me:
Melanin is a chemical
Chemicals have dollar value
What is the dollar value of melanin?
Melanin is a chemical
Chemicals have a dollar value
Does melanin have a dollar value?
My name is Nnamdi Azikiwe. I had to write this book because on March 24, 2017, almost exactly three years after the first Sacred Libation Ceremony, a Melanin Twitter Bomb was launched against Black women in particular and Black people in general. Social media miscreants failed to connect melanin being worth more than gold to missing D.C. girls. To prove their spinelessness they deleted all evidence of their actions. They also have not taken responsibility for what they did.
That made me responsible. Their behavior made it vitally important to document what led to the observation melanin is worth more than gold. The book “Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold,” subtitled “Is This The Era Of The Blessed Generation?” gives my account of events leading to the day we first observed melanin is worth more than gold and what happened afterwards. The events of March 24, 2017 indicate we are living in a new era.
The equation proving melanin is worth more than gold first manifested during March 2014 at Sankofa Books in Washington, D.C. The wisdom of Baba Tarik A. Oduno was so instrumental to that event we saw fit to show our gratitude by naming the Oduno scale in his honor.
Since then, it became apparent people want to know the truth about melanin. They want to know why melanin is worth so much. They want to know how it relates to themselves. In my opinion, in order to fully know ourselves we must know melanin, from a scientific perspective.
My primary skills are critical thinking, attention to detail and problem solving. As an African in America with over twenty years experience in the information technology industry, a good amount of the time as a systems analyst, I think I am uniquely qualified to present this information. Information is power, as the saying goes. If that is true, then this book has the power to solve a problem I have come to refer to as the Melanin Challenged Inferiority Complex.
The Melanin Challenged Inferiority Complex is the phrase I developed to define the behavior some people refer to as racism or white supremacy. The idea of the Melanin Challenged Inferiority Complex (aka MCIC pronounced em-sick) came forth after having been exposed to a number of hoaxes, myths and urban legends regarding melanin. The “Melanin Harvesting Urban Legend” was revealed to me after posting to the Keyamsha the Awakening blog melanin has a dollar value and is worth more than gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium and coltan…COMBINED!!!
The response to the fact melanin is worth more than gold brought a different perspective on the world around us. For instance, I have been a dues paying member of the organization Marcus Garvey came to prominence through as its first President-General, the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). As a byproduct of that membership I produced a short documentary entitled “This Flag of Mine: The First 100 Years of Red, Black, and Green.” In that documentary the symbology of the RBG is revealed. Red is for the blood, black is for the people and Green is for the motherland Africa. That has been true since August 13, 1920.
That different perspective enabled us to see melanin puts the “B” in RBG and the Black in Red Black and Green. Together with melanin being worth more than gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, and coltan combined, it is evident a shift in awareness perception and power necessarily take place. By becoming more knowledgeable about melanin we are better equipped to engage with the everyday experiences of life.
Additionally, we see things differently. We see there are over 300,000 scholarly articles involving melanin. We see a United States of Africa being formed. We see the Afro, official currency of the United States of Africa being worth $2.22. All of which adds to the clarity with which we see ourselves living in a new era.
To distinguish between facts and myths about melanin is to see all things as they are. By utilizing grammar and logic we produce a new rhetorical framework of thought and behavior. The new system of things provides a clean break with the past and a bridge to a future where we see things as they are. Under those conditions a planet which works for everyone is easily achieved simply because the cunning, trickery, and deceit which once stood in the way no longer has an effect.
Words can hurt and they can also heal. For some this may be a painful process. In the end it all comes down to unlearning the falsehoods we’ve been indoctrinated with, while using the facts to “rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”
Most of all this book is disruptively leading to a resurgence of human awareness culminating in a global celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the 1920 UNIA International Convention. That event gave us the Declaration of Rights of the Negro People of the World wherein Red, Black and Green were defined as the colors of all African people everywhere. Now that seems almost an act of divine intervention. When it is considered melanin puts the “B” in RBG and the Black in Red, Black and Green, a host of possibilities present themselves. Among the possibilities is a revival of the UNIA with twelve million card carrying, dues paying members. Another possibility is a plebiscite echoing the one which took place in August 1920 setting the stage for the rebirth of African civilization.
Among the possible events we see a perfect storm brewing. Melanin is worth more than gold, the flag of all African people…Black people…Melanin people is rapidly approaching its centennial, and the Afro, official currency of the African Union is poised to become the world’s most valuable currency at more than 2 times the U.S. Dollar. Marcus Garvey told us to look for him in the whirlwind. He prophesied an awakened Africa would startle the world. Who could have imagined the whirlwind would take the form of sixteen percent of the human population indigenous to Africa becoming the next world superpower simply by embracing the Afro as a common currency and erasing the Berlin conference barriers?
It’s important to read “Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold” to know the truth about melanin being worth over $380 a gram more than gold at present. By its mere existence, melanin being worth more than gold provides evidence demonstrating we are loved, valued and can expect justice to be served in a way most can scarcely perceive.
Readers will follow the path on the mind liberating journey to determining the truth about melanin for themselves. That truth brings about growth in awareness, perception and power. It prepares readers to fully engage their optimum humanity by letting go of limitations. Overall, a vision of mental, spiritual, emotional and psychological well being is presented. With that vision we cross a bridge to fully engaged humanity effortlessly distinguishing between fact and fallacy.
Such obstacles to truth are all around us. Yet, growth, like evolution, is the ability to adapt to obstacles or conditions. We are in a new era…the era of the blessed generation. In this era we are growing and adapting to unnatural conditions. Melanin, “the organizing molecule” is restoring the Ubuntu Paradigm as you read this. Overall, a vision of mental, spiritual, emotional and psychological well being is presented.
Chapter 1 Is A Quantum Shift Happening As You Read This?
Chapter 2 Where Did You Get That From?
Chapter 3 Is A Catastrophic Systems Happening Or Is This The Era Of The Blessed Generation?
Chapter 4 Does Melanin Put the “B” In RBG and the Black in Red, Black and Green?
Chapter 5 Will August 13, 2020 Be One Bright Day?
Appendix A What is Melanin?