remember not to forget. every day we remember not to forget. during the month of black august we concentrate and contribute towards this process of continuing a tradition of honoring our freedom warriors, victories, sacrifice and legacy. “they can jail a revolutionary, but can’t jail the revolution” -Huey Newton. “you can kill a revolutionary, but you can never kill the revolution” – Fred Hampton
during the month of black august we fast, regroup, recenter, rejuvenate, reassess, revolutionize, remember, reignite, reawaken, revive, reconcile… from sun up to sun down or 8am to 8pm we eat nothing but knowledge, we exercise, we cleanse our bodies, we talk less to listen more, we study, we grow, we heal, we honor, we pour intentional libations for each day of remembrance and significance. we drink water. lots. to nourish and strength the soul with this powerful element. we do not intake anything toxic (drugs, alcohol etc).
i always say, if you are unable to join in this ritual as stated above you can still give up something during the month (sugar, coffee, sweets, cigarettes etc). its not how much or what you sacrifice, its the intention of your efforts and acknowledgements during the process.
so a new black arts movement invites you to join us for this black august to remember not to forget and keep the spirit of our ancestors and those behind enemy lines and exiled front and center of our minds and actions. below you will find a packet from MXGM that gives outlined dates of significance and purpose behind the month of black august.
we are revolutionaries because we love our people. we do this out of love and for the love of our people. for the liberation of our minds, bodies and souls from oppression and because we know another world is not only possible but happening throughout the continents. we have seen our communities throughout the world and know we are aligned with purpose and we are divine. we have seen our resilience throughout continents and know they cannot kill the spirit of our souls, the legacy of our blood. they jail us because they want to control us. they kill us because they fear us. remember not to forget an us before there was a them. remember who they are. remember we are not them. remember.
a new black arts movement
a letter from Assata http://www.thetalkingdrum.com/tmp.html
you can download the below packet of information via this link click here