“MAMA AMERICA”,”GRANDMA AFRICA” STEVIE WONDER’S FRONTPAGE AND FIXICO
The photo above was taken in Diitabiki Suriname, South America, at the parliament house of the Okanisi/Ndjuka Maroons. It is located on land that the Maroons won by war and treaty 255 years ago. I was brought there by the Maroon Women’s Chamber of Cooperation, of Jamaica,Trinidad/Tobago and Suriname, as the “North American Maroon Representative” to Suriname’s 2015 National Maroon Day. Photo, (Lt.) Phil “Da Pompey” Fixico, (2nd from Lt. Dr. Ambassador Fidelia Graand Galon,(2nd from Rt.) is the Grand Gaaman and Paramount Chief Bono de Velantie (on far rt. ) Dr. Cynthia Alendy current president of the MWCoC.
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It’s June 22nd 2016 in sunny California. Mr. Stevie Wonder’s number one Southern California Morning talk “Frontpage” heard on KJLH 102.3 FM is broadcasting from Ghana Africa. The Award Winning host Ms. Dominic DiPrima is “On the Mike” and as usual is doing a fantastic job. I am becoming a regular caller (LOL). Below is an edited and paraphrased transcript of my call into the show:
“Good morning Dominic and Frontpage Family. Congratulations on
your trip. I have a poem and a comment.
“MAMA AMERICA”…AFRICA IS GRANDMA NOW…WE NEED YOUR MILK OF UNDERSTANDING…WHILE WE LEARN TO UNDERSTAND OUR FORMER AFRICAN SELVES…WE NEED YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE…AND THE MERCY OF YOUR MATERNAL INSTINCT…LET US SHOUT WITH JOY AS WE PASS THROUGH YOUR GATES…AND KISS THE GROUND, WHERE YOU GAVE US BIRTH AND BREATH.
“MAMA AMERICA”…MAMA AMERICA”…SHOW US YOUR FREEDOM MOUNTAIN…HELP US CLIMB THE STAIRS…GUIDE US ALONG THE LIGHTED PATH…THAT LEADS TO OUR TRANSCENDANCE…MOTHER…WE WILL BE GOOD CHILDREN…PROUD SONS AND DAUGTHERS…THEN LET US REST AND GROW…CLOSE UPON YOUR BREASTS. (Poem ends and comment begins)
My poem was written with agendas, I’m a Tri-Racial African-Native American. When I look at African- American’s economic stagnation in comparison to some immigrant groups, including Africans, they seem to hit the ground running. While because of how we came here ,we haven’t quite experienced our “Emotional Coming to America” like many immigrants.
There are 950 million people in the Americas. When the Old Atlantic World discovered the “NEW WORLD” it was already populated. In it’s early stages it would become as Thomas Jefferson described : “Red,White and Black”.Now it is a plethora of beautiful and exciting racial,ethnic and cultural mixitures.
I say again “AFRICA IS GRANDMA NOW”.We must strive to have our “EMOTIONAL COMING TO AMERICA”, and see America as our MOTHERLAND!
Phil “Pompey Bruner” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant, Founder and President of the Semiroon Historical Society, Private-Sector-Partner for the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom
1998 Act and Member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (horse) Cavalry