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Why You Should Never Classify Yourself As An African-American Ever Again

#IJHTMYT – For well over 500 years, dating back to the 13th century as historically recorded across the world, Indigenous Aboriginal Niiji of Turtle Island were called a variety of derogative terms by visitors, exchangers, colonists, traders and settlers. 

Mainly due to outsiders being unfamiliar with all of the Indigenous Niiji’s multiple native languages, so they would base their comedic name-calling by the shade of the Niiji’s skin tone, and not the actual color of their complexion. 

During the mid 1500’s and well into the 1600’s, while the trade of tobacco, corn, rice and the enslavement of some of the Indigenous Niiji were already in progress, spaniard colonists of Portugal were colonizing lands in Southeast and Southwest Africa, while simultaneously colonizing nearly all of South America and southern geographical locations of North America. 

According to archived records and documents by Spain, during this time period, many of the Spanish colonists dubbed the Indigenous Niiji as Negros and Negras based solely on their genders and the shade of their skin tones, and not their domicile of origins. 



For example, the English settler John Rolfe was primarily responsible for documenting and delivering tobacco from the Colony of Virginia to The Virginia Company of London by orders from then King James I of England. 

Having the ability to speak Latin English and Spanish, he was able to create what he called “a milder smoke” by puchasing tobacco seeds from some of the Spanish colonists having settled in Florida, and from some of the Indigenous Aborigines of Florida, the West Indies and parts of Venezuela and Bermuda. 

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Who Said That All African-Americans Came From Africa And Why?

Who Said That All African-Americans Came From Africa And Why? 

Why Does History Love To Hide The Story Of The American Holocaust Of 1921?

Why Does History Love To Hide The Story Of The American Holocaust Of 1921? 

White Immigrants Stole Money And Land From Indigenous Aboriginals Now Owed To Their Descendants Called

White Immigrants Stole Money And Land From Indigenous Aboriginals Now Owed To Their Descendants Called “African-Americans” 

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In John Rolfe’s journal, currently located in full at the National Archives facilities in London, he documented the round-trip shipments of the tobacco, silver and gold, and the famously known quote “20 and Odd Negras,” which was changed by the Department of Historic Resources of Virginia three times from “20 and Odd Negras” to “20 and Odd Negros” to now officially read today as “20 and Odd Africans” commencing in 1992. 

What is very important to note is that the Spanish called the Africans Negras and Negros as well, due to the shades of their skin tone; having being these 20 and Odd Negras were captured by Captain John Jope and his crew, aboard the British build warship called the Treasuror, directly from the San Juan Bautista, which was the much larger Spanish owned sailboat that deported from Angola in Southwest Africa, attempting to make its way to Veracruz. 

I shared more information concerning this topic in both documentaries called the Untold Truth About The African Slave Trade Part One and Part Two, but I mentioned all of this to share some of the history of the complexity surrounding the multiple derogative terms that were used to label the Indigenous Aborigines of America 

So now you can understand the confusion that was designed through the format of eugenics; to make it seem as if the Africans and the Indigenous Niiji, or Indigenous people of Turtle Island, which is known as North America, are one in the same….when they’re not. 

And this is where the mistake stimulated from. 




The Duplicity of the U.S. Census

In the year of 1790 and beyond, Census enumerators allegedly went from town to town, city to city and door to door, deciding who was of what race and documented the families they meet as such. 

These unsupervised federal employees had a mammoth amount of influence on Indigenous Aborigines genealogy records still til this very day. 

In fact, what the Census Takers informally documented on a sheet of paper was literally based on their mere individual opinions, and then later deemed as official records that were sacrosanct, leading to hundreds of years of the Census Takers ideas of race being considered as official historical records of information throughout America. 

What’s very important to note, is that these census takers were provided instructions and they recorded the ethnic category of various family members based on their perception of the family when they visited. 

So if you are attempting to find and interpret data about your family’s history, these results can be confusing, especially if in one census they are deemed as “all other free” or “slaves” or “free persons of color” or “Mulatto” and even “Black”. 

In most early census years, there were no categories for Indian at all, while in others, free people of color were recorded all in one group. 

Most Census of today’s society are skipping the classification of race all together, leaving that particular portion blank for people of light to mid and dark brown skin complexion. 

More about this in my documentary called the Untold Truth About The Classifications Of Race For African-Americans, but I said all of that to say this.

Where your family fell into a race classification category was solely up to the individual census taker of that particular area, not your family members. 

Misrepresentation Of The People Of Color 

The terms Negro and Colored stuck around throughout the years of forced colonization. And especially when copper-colored indentured servants were cultivating the industrial design and capitalist societies of America, between the late 1400’s and the early 1900’s. 

Now, since the distribution of slaves made the wealthiest profit more so than selling any resources during the 15th and 16th centuries, slavery became the biggest business across the world. 

Thousands of copper-colored Indigenous Aboriginal Niijis who were found here by the Europeans, by way of directions from the Iberians, Moriccans and Berbers, were forced to be emigrated from their respective motherland now called America, and then shipped and sold in all of Europe, and plus some other countries and continents. 

From England, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom and Spain, and that’s just to name a few, and even from Spain to Africa as commodity for African resources. 

Small groups of these same Indigenous Aborigines were then used, resold and then shipped back to the Americas if they survived the trip, where they were called Negros or Coloreds by the English and the Spanish for decades until around the late 1950’s and early 60’s. 

The term Black gradually made its mark within the copper-colored communities, once they were granted privileges to vote during an election, and promised civil rights commencing during the 1960’s. 

But let’s not forget the early 1900’s uprising of the Boule cult denominations. 



Cultivating and enforcing the propagandic agenda, deriving from the Freemasonry logical formatted manipulative belief system of Eugenics, that Blacks or African-Americans came from Africa.

Who Coined The Term African-American? 

One of the darkest secrets and biggest mistakes ever made in American History was engendered by a copper-colored man, by influencing fellow copper-colored men and women to deem themselves as African-American. 

The illusory term derived from a narcissistic Reverend, turned Presidential Candidate, in the year of 1988.

Rev. Jesse Jackson runs for President in ’88

While campaigning for the advancement of his political position, Rev. Jesse Jackson held a formal news conference to urge all Americans to utilize the term “African-Americans” when referring to copper-colored citizens of America. 

In an interview about the term African-American, Jackson stated (quote) –

“It puts us in our proper historical context.”

“Every ethnic group in this country has a reference to some land base, some historical cultural base. African-Americans have hit that level of cultural maturity.”

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The Foundation Of African American 

The term African-American, to refer to all people of color, was endorsed only since 1988, but was against the desires of the majority of the people of color. 

In fact, the term was endorsed by only five people; including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ramona Edelin leading the charge, as a result of a gathering called The African American Summit, without the input of the majority of the people of color in America.

Author Avis J. Smith went to the District court in Washington, D.C., to stand against this term, as well as against the notion that a small group of powerful individuals should be able to compel the masses into adopting it.

So, who sanctions language? Who creates and enforces the wording that we use day in and day out, and do these people actually have the authority to do so?

The African-American Complexity

Because here’s the problem with that. 

The term African-American is not a legal form of racial classification, as a matter of fact, neither is Black. 

Both terms were promoted as if it would make the American colored people feel equal to those that are classified as White by the U.S. Census. 

The so-called Blacks or the so-called African-Americans are the only ones that actually believes that the 13th and 14th Amendments were established into the Constitution in their favor, but yet neither Amendment clearly mentions anything about Blacks or African-Americans being granted citizenship to this country, nor full rights as an American citizen should have. 

I shared full details concerning this information in my videos called the Untold Truth About The Term Black Part One and Part Two, but I mentioned all of this as a warning to inform you that both terms Black and African-American, literally does not have any standing in law still til this very day.


Coloreds or Negros are the only people who were not lawfully allowed to learn anything before and sometime after their enslavement, except for the industrialized religious belief system of the many denominations of Christianity, that was brought to the ports of our lands by the Europeans in the 17th century. 

Speaking of the Europeans, the original definition of the term American is described in the Websters Dictionary in 1828, as (quote) –

“a Native of America; originally applied to the aboriginals, or copper-colored races, FOUND here by the Europeans; but NOW applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America.”

The Aboriginals are also the only people in this country, who were dehumanized by what is called the Law of the Land. The entire world benefitted from the enslavement of the Indigenous Aboriginals

And still til this very day, those people that have benefited from the enslavement of our ancestors, has said and did absolutely nothing about it systematically. 

So, when they tell you to go back to Africa, is it because they want this land all for themselves? Is that what they mean by making America great again? 

Or is it because the US Census defines the classification of White as a person with origins of either Europe, the Middle East OR of North Africa, and that’s where they originally derived from. 

So who should be called African-American now?


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