This is so awesome to have the opportunity to meet other people that feel the same way I do. Is there any way to stand up and be proven? We have no other place to call our home but the place of our ancestors. We are native here not natives of Africa. Like other peoples around the world with African blood, but they are natives of the land they were born. I want to be called Black Native American, not African American, for me it seems more appropriate. I'm so happy to find my great grandmother on one of the rolls but what about the people whose names are not on the rolls but thier ancestry dates back to the 1800's? I really wish all blacks with that type of history here could be counted as natives because when you've been in a land for over 200 there's bound to indigeous blood in us everywhere.
What really got me started on this is, I was challenged by an African from Ethiopia one day. People always discussed we can trace our roots by our facial features,when some asked the question if Ethiopians are black a few Ethiopians responded saying they are not because 85% of thier people have Caucasoid Skulls. They are going at this by Scientific methods, they say very few of them had Negroid skulls, also thier language is a Semitic language: meaning a language spoke from the begining of time with Symbols not letters,therefore thier language is an ancient language, please correct me if i'm wrong many of the people of Yemen came to thier land for refuge back in time. Yemen is located near the Arab countries just past India. Many say they are African but not black as the Libians or Egyptians and some of them say they are black. Learning from them 90% of my family have Cacasoid features so they call it some are dark some are light from,straight hair to kinky hair we resemble the Ethiopians so I said I was of Ethiopian Heritage. The Ethiopian told me NO! you are not! Do you have any family there? I felt like an Idiot at that point because our family look like them but we are not. I lots of people were told go by your family features, instead I prayed to God and the answers are right before us, in the blood of our ancestors and the stories we were taught. Lots of foreigners have heard of Black Americans saying they have Indian Blood lines, and they talk about us saying we look like we are African why claim that blood line? I say because we are Native here too although we are black we are Native so why mention Africa? In the title of our names. Tongans are from Tonga they don't say African Tongan, or Jamaicans African Jamiacan. It's evident that we are all black but like the Hawaiians with Kinki hair are of African decent but they are Hawaiian not African Hawaiians. I think the umbilical cord has been cut from Africa a long time ago and I think we need to move on and connect with who we really are. We are Black American Natives here I would look stupid saying i'm a Native of Africa when I'm really not.