Throughout my life long search and quest in knowing more about who I am as a man and a being of African descent, I have wanted to know more about my root origins. As a child, I would read books on African American history and the same cycle of books to the point where I wanted to go further back to the past beyond just learning about Slavery and Civil Rights. Seeing and being exposed to other cultures, I took it upon myself that by example as I should know more about my culture, being that it was a strong foundation towards my upbringing.
As I started to search more to the ancient past through the civilizations of West Africa all the way to Ancient Egypt, I notice that there was a block or limit in terms of the knowledge base of Africa’s ancient past amongst African, European, Asian and other scholars alike across the board, especially in terms of the original languages that the first people on the African continent spoke. Out of all of them, Dr. Malachi Z. York has been the most consistent and most complete and thorough in informing and updating the rich history and legacy of African people on a global scale and beyond.
I first came to know him as Dr. Malachi Z. York. He has put the pieces to the puzzle to many of the puzzling questions about the mysteries of life and our place in it as African people and then some. I first started coming to the classes up here in Boston back in the fall of 2008. When I started reading his books, it opened up a part of me that became even more interested in asking even deeper questions about my past, my culture and my ancestry as well as improving myself as I move forward in life.
Bridging the Gap
The fact that he has able to bridge the gap from how much we as an African people have spiraled out of control from our culture in the present time from when it was at its purest shows that he is the Master Teacher in this day and time. He has used the best of both worlds in terms of using his ancestry, his mother being tied to the Black Native Americans (Yamasse) and Ghana (Akan) and his father being of Sudanese ancestry (Dongolaway) to help us to understand the cultural interconnections and similarities in America and Egypt (Africa).
This has helped to better understand our place in the world as Nuwaupians as a global people beyond the term Negro, Afro-American & African American. This has only further motivated me in continuing in knowing more about my genealogy and ancestry.
He has given us a foundation for our future generations to model on and further improve on. He has brought back our culture so that we can renew our story and not be “a duplicate of a bad copy”, but the Original people on this planet.