Sankofa Study Circle

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Isaiah 11:6 "....and a little child shall lead them."

The National Black United Front (NBUF), its' supporters and comrades, extends its condolences to Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, and his friends and family as well. Our prayers are with Trayvon also, as he crosses over to the realm of our Holy Afrikan Ancestors, known to us in the Yoruba language as the Egungun. The death of Trayvon touches all of us for several reasons.

The first reason is because he was taken from us at such an early age, never being allowed to experience the joys of life that many of us have. The second reason is because this is an incident that the African in America community has experienced time and time again. However, no matter how many times we experience it, we are never allowed to heal properly before we experience it again. Lastly, Trayvon's death touches us at the core of our hearts so much, because we could hear him scream and cry for help during the last moments of his life.

As more information was revealed surrounding the last few moments of Trayvon's life, we were left with a ray of hope and light. There is a ray of light and hope because he told his lady friend that he was going to STOP running. At the tender age of 17, the warrior spirit of our great and mighty ancestors, came to Trayvon to let him know its time to stand as a man. What may have seemed like a small occurrence, is actually a huge inspiration to us all. In the face of the danger, Trayvon Martin stopped running, stood as a man should, and confronted the unknown. This is a lesson that all us of young and old, can learn from, as we continue the work of those that came before us.

Salim Adofo
National Black United Front

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