Posts Tagged ‘Anago’
African people in the west became chief-less people pursuant to conquest. Slavery, colonization, cultural and spiritual imperialism has systematically stripped away traditional forms of government for displaced African people. There is a contemporary trend developing that allows people to receive titles without any prerequitsites. I have seen people receive titles for communities when they don’t even know where they are located. Titles are even being given for joining fraternal groups or facebook pages. This is a subversion of ancestral tradition. This gifting of titles is a slap in the face of all those who have worked hard toward the cultural and spiritual restoration of African people in the Western Hemipshere. I can not participate. Titles are and have always been a reward and a method of recognition of the contributions individuals have made to their communties. People who hold traditional titles should have to work very hard for them; and upon receipt they must pledge to to continue to serve and maintain their space in the governing bodies of traditional rulers. Titles and their positions last generations.