I am an AFROFuturist. And, I boldly state that I make my own definitions. I can define myself and the conditions that I thrive in.  It does not bother me if other people describe the term differently or take offense at what I choose to believe and promote. In fact, I welcome and embrace the diversity of definitions.

I am an AFROFuturist.  Don't label me as a Moslem, Hindu, Jew, Christian or Atheist. Organized belief systems that are rigid and unable to adapt can be  dangerous and lead us down the path of extinction. Ask T-Rex. However, true AFROFuturists can open our minds to new paths of survival and life satisfaction and the perpetuation of our kind. Therefore, the AFROFuturistic vision is wide and welcomes multiple interpretations and new pathways of thought. It is not imprisoned by words or canvas or song or movement.

As an AFROFuturist, I believe that racism is insanity. Social classes are a wicked delusion. We all are born naked and at the end of our lives we leave accumulated earthly riches behind for others to fight over.  Our truth wealth are the contributions that we offered to society during our sojourn that will hopefully enrich the lives of others. We are all one race, one species, one culture, subject to the whims of a Universe that could eradicate us all in a bright solar moment. No one survives a Super Nova. It merely recreates us into new forms to start over again. But until that event we must strive to be the best that we can.

I am an AFROFuturist. This is what I believe:

1) We must mold a future that embraces all of us
2) Education and learning is "cradle to grave" and critical to our survival
3) Our greatest wealth resides in the people who have the least
4) We have the knowledge and the power to protect the planet and all the creatures that live on it
5) God is not above us, God grows within us, if we allow and listen!

I am an AFROFuturist. Join me!!

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Comment by Stafford Battle on October 28, 2012 at 11:48am
You have probably already "googled" the term Afrofuturisim, however, I would suggest you contact Samuel Ray Delany, Jr, a Black sci-fi writers who got started in the 60s. Also, George S. Schuyler wrote "Black Empire" in the 1930s. This novel was way ahead of its time, yet some of story may become reality. Also, interview the folks here. Many of us would be happy to offer our thoughts and opinions. Happy writing.
Comment by ThirdEye C on October 27, 2012 at 10:26pm

Indeed, Im writing my final masters project on this...do you have any good sources on this?

Comment by Valjeanne Jeffers on October 26, 2012 at 4:23pm

Right on Brother Battle! I'm there ...:)

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