“Huh
400 years and counting (counting)
400 years and counting (counting)
400 years and counting (counting)
And it still don’t add up (it don’t add up)
Get up and do something
Don’t be counterproductive
All the people really want is peace and equality (hey hey)
Talking ’bout reparation, for the Black Nation
Africa awaits and creates us (hey hey hey hey)
Black sweat and tears (hoo hoo),
For all these years
Ripening the fruits of evolution oh (hey hey hey)

500 years and counting (counting)
500 years and counting (counting)
500 years and counting (counting)
And it still don’t add up (it don’t add up)
Get up and do something
Don’t be counterproductive
All the people really want is hands and our hearts together….”, is an extraction from the reggae song titled, “400 Years done by Jesse Royal.

You should listen to this song

And not stop there….educate yourself about what 400 years mean to us, Africans.

Ask yourself what Africa would be like….what I and I would be in those 400 years of existence that were forcefully taken away from them by the white man that came in form of a religious missionary and then, as a colonialist!

I say man because women were not even allowed to vote until very recently….shit!!!

When we say 400 years and counting,

We mean how many of us remain enslaved to you

In our minds, thoughts, actions and ways of life

We are not free until we are all free!

When we say 400 years and counting,

We mean our history that we lost in those times and the one we are losing, as we speak!

You aren’t whole if you don’t even know who you are, right?

I can’t even draw out my entire family tree from 1000 years back and yet, you can!

Why should this even be discussable?

Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60 in New Madrid County, Mo., in Jan. 1939. Photo by Arthur Rothstein/LOC/Creative Commons

When we say 400 years and counting,

We mean giving us back what is rightfully ours

And take back what you forced unto us!

Before you flinch your face and mouth, think about it in your mind….nothing is really impossible.

Empty those museums of yours, those pockets and accounts of yours and any other stuff that you know isn’t rightfully yours

The COVID-19 should have taught you that anything is possible, really.

When we say 400 years and counting,

We mean you doing the biggest job of your entire career of living

Which is; betraying the patriarchy and all the privileges that come with it.

Can you do that? Yes, you can.

We are not asking you to jump up and down on your tongue, come on mhen!

When we say 400 years and counting,

We mean that our colour is black and that is a fact

No amount of beating, rape, jail, murder, torture, prayer, rob will change that

Your opinion of us is something you have constructed over the years and many of us have dismissed it!

Black is beautiful….black is so beautiful!

When we say 400 years and counting,

We mean that Queen Muhumuza is somebody we ought to have studied about all our very young lives and not the Winston Churchill and Andrew Cohen’s of this world…till now, I wonder what was and is honourable about them!

For she did dismantle, thrash and defeat at least 3 fucking imperialists in her time….

What a queen! I and I stan!

When we say 400 years and counting,

We mean that we want your knee off our necks and throats

We know you are still salty because we never gave up singing, organizing and trekking away from your slave camps, you slave drivers

As we speak right now, we are still saving as many of our people from you and your lies, tricks and deception

We will save them and get away from you.

When we say 400 years and counting,

We mean that our money shall only be used to support black businesses

Till we die

This world has no reason for having billionaires in it, eeh!

~ 400 Years and counting! ~