One Nation Under An AfroSpear….
We have been happily overwhelmed with the interest in the idea for a so-called Blackosphere/Afrosphere/AfroSpear!
Putting together a large grouping of bloggers seems extremely daunting and difficult. P6, Francis Holland and others have hit us up with some excellent ideas about what this AfroSpear can look like.
To the excellent point someone made that decentralization is critical to this endeavor, how about THIS: Let’s create an AfroSpear-ic Solar System, under which smaller planetary systems/black affinity blogs are created and then, united, under the larger AfroSpear Movement.
“One Nation Under An AfroSpear”
For example, there has been a very natural relationship developed between myself, Asabagna, Field Negro, Aulelia, Sylvia; we’ve invited a couple of other folks we hella respect and feel connected to, to join in . We’ve been considering the idea of a 6 person/’3 sista-3 brotha’ setup where we can use our natural affinity to hone in on the issues we seem to share and work towards solutions for our people in the Diaspora. As we haven’t gotten this group together, we don’t know how it will pan out. But it seems folks are hyped to get this going.
It may be that it is easier to manage smaller conglomerations of us, bearing in mind that we WANT to connect with ALL of our people – regardless of political affiliation – who feel the same way. Breaking this movement down into smaller elements that can fit under “The AfroSpearic Nation” banner should help us stay fluid and flexible and not get to bogged down in web structural/architectural issues.
Someone else used the term “cells” to describe how we should conceive of our collaboration and I think that is highly appropriate as we seek to move quickly – intellectually and firmly into actions that liberate us.
That we need honest discourse about the nature of what we face is a no-brainer. Here’s a chance to organize our way “out of our constrictions.” Let’s keep the conversation going as none of us have all the answers.
Let’s do this.