hat a glorious revelation it was for me to realize that: the key to life, the secrets of the universe, and the essence of divinity lives within the physical bodies of the afrikan people! Let us take a journey into the depths of our bodies, minds, souls and the universe. Lets explore what is perhaps the most powerful, extraordinary and mysterious substance known to man... the substance that defines who we are as a people... melanin!
What is melanin?
Melanin is a pigment that ranges in color from yellow to black that is found in every major organ of the body. It is the pigment that gives people of Afrikan descent and otherwise 'melanated' people our color. A primary function of melanin is to shield the body tissues from harmful radiation emitted by the sun.
The purest form of melanin is black and it absorbs nearly all energy while reflecting very little. Melanin captures and stores various forms of energy such as light and sound. Melanin "may be viewed as a battery that is partially charged, and can always accept an electrical charge" (w. McCormick, fundamentals of college physics, 276).
Melanin is primarily produced by special synthesizing cells called melanocytes in the skin and organs. It is also produced in the brain and nervous system without the aid of melanocytes. Individuals whose bodies can produce sufficient quantities of melanin will have dark skin, black hair and brown eyes. Those with bodies that are not able to produce significant amounts of melanin will have pale skin, blond hair and blue eyes.
Melanin and life
"Melanin is the chemical key to life itself" (Suzar). It is found abundantly at conception and during embryonic development. It covers and protects both the sperm and egg. Within the embryo; brain cells, nerve cells and melanocytes all originate from the same source: the neural crest. The absence of melanin in embryonic development can cause birth defects and miscarriage. Most of the brain is heavily melanated and melanin is concentrated in the area of the brain responsible for sensory, motor, emotional, and motivational activities. All individuals regardless of race have this black brain-melanin.
"We now know, based on recent scientific studies of DNA, that modern humanity originated in Africa, that African people are the world's original people, and that all modern humans can ultimately trace their ancestral roots back to Africa. Were it not for the primordial migrations of early African people, humanity would have remained physically africoid, and the rest of the world outside of the African continent absent of human life." (Runoko Rashidi, 'African Presence in Early Asia', 10).
So all other races (brown, yellow and white) are derivatives of the Afrikan race. We cannot produce a 'pure' Afrikan out of the derivative races, but from the Afrikan, we can produce all other races! It is because of our common Afrikan ancestry that we observe these internal similarities... the melanation of interior organs and the brain. The Caucasian/white and lesser melanated races are actually Afrikans who (rather recently) lost their exterior pigmentation due to environmental factors and geographic isolations.
Melanin and health
Melanin slows the aging process within the body. “Melanin causes skin to stay young and wrinkle free by protecting it from the damaging effects of sunlight. The darker your skin, the less it ages… This is why blacks have smooth skin even at old age”(Suzar). Not only does melanin protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays, but it actually converts light energy into a nutrient, which nourishes the various cells throughout our bodies. As melanin comes into contact with sunlight, music, radio waves, cosmic rays etc. it absorbs that energy, stores it, and passes it to other cells of the body so that they can charge and regenerate themselves. So melanated people can charge up, or acquire energy without eating or drinking, but simply by being out in the sun, or in the presence of the right type of music and other forms of energy!
Individuals with no or little melanin will have greater exposure to cancers and genetic disorders than individuals with substantial amounts of melanin. So while it is important for Caucasians who have very little melanin, to use topical chemicals such as sunscreen to protect themselves from the sun, and to stay out of the sun for prolonged periods of time; the opposite is true for melanin dominant individuals. In fact, we are children of the sun! For the melanin dominant, it is very important to regularly get direct sunlight (at least 30 minutes 3 times a week). "Light is a form of nutrition, especially for the melanin dominant race" (Jewel Pookrum, 'Vitamins and Minerals', 29). By acquiring this 'free energy' from the environment, melanated individuals will give a boost to their mental and emotional state, as well as strengthen the immune system.
All humans, regardless of race or melanation are able to produce vitamin-D from the rays of the sun. But, because of the natural sunscreen functionality of melanin, it is important for melanated peoples to get between 30 minutes to an hour of direct sunlight daily to produce adequate amounts of the vital vitamin. This especially true for those living in non-equitorial regions where sunlight is less abundant.
Individuals with black or brown eyes have eyes that are coated with melanin. This is a natural sunglass that protects the eye. Those with blue, green or hazel eyes have little protection from the sun and may experience discomfort, irritation, burning and tissue damage if the eye is not protected by an external sunglass when exposed to bright light.
Melanin has an affinity for bonding with fatty compounds. Because of this, melanated individuals should avoid eating plenty of saturated fats, vegetable oils and animal fats. As people of Afrikan descent we should carefully monitor our diets given that our chemical makeup (melanation) determines that we will gain considerably more weight than our Caucasian counterparts, when partaking in the same type of fatty diet.
It is well know that the melanin molecule plays a role in tissue repair and in fighting and preventing infections. Melanin is a protectant, an energy producer and an information transmitter/receiver with enumerable health functions.
Be cautioned that nicotine has an affinity for melanin. Nicotine bonds to melanin causing a more severe addiction for melanated peoples. Worse yet, smoking cigarettes can actually deactivate melanin, divesting you of its magical powers!
Melanin and Race
Melanin is produced by the melanocyte cells. These cells vary in activity amongst the races; ranging from Caucasians who are melanin recessive and produce very little melanin via the melanocyte and Afrikans (those of Afrikan descent) who are generally melanin dominant with melanocytes that produce the darker and purer form of melanin. Melanin and melanocytes are most prominent in the brain, the epidermis (outer skin layer), and the eyes (choroid, ciliary body and iris). White people do contain melanin at the epidermis level, but to a much lesser degree, and it is generally clustered and not uniformly spread out as compared to the melanin dominant races. In fact, freckles are a good example; they are clusters of melanin in the epidermis.
"A Japanese scientist has shown that inside the melanocytes (skin pigment cells) are tiny packets called melanosomes that contain melanin. The four stages in the maturing of these packets is what accounts for racial differences:
The melanosome is empty and doesn't have the machinery to make melanin.
The melanosome has the machinery to make melanin, but is empty of melanin.
The machinery is there and the melanosome is half filled with melanin.
The machinery is there and the melanosome is completely filled with melanin.
Whites have mainly stages 1 and 2, whereas all people of color have melanin - with blacks having more of stage 4 than 3, while Latinos and Asians have more of stage 3 than 4. All people of color have "circulating melanin," which is melanin circulating in the blood due to spillage or excess from the melanosomes." (Suzar, 'blacked out through whitewash', 55)
So the recessive traits of melanin recessiveness can be seen as a genetic disorder of the melanosome.
The varied presence of melanin between individuals and ethnic groups is of utmost importance in that it determines what conditions constitute a suitable lifestyle for an individual. For example, for optimal physical, spiritual and mental health, melanin dominant people should live in tropical or equatorial regions where they can get adequate amounts of sunlight. The opposite is true for melanin recessive individuals who would risk genetic defects and cancer when in the presence of abundant direct sunlight. Also, diet and medical considerations should be catered to levels of melanation (as they differ drastically). Please see 'Vitamins and Minerals from A to Z' by Jewel Pookrum for more information on this topic.
"...your mental processes (brain power) are controlled by the same chemical that gives black humans their superior physical (athletics, rhythmic dancing) abilities. This chemical...is melanin!" -Carol Barnes
The abundance of melanin allows for messages to be passed from the brain to different parts of the body much more rapidly in blacks then has been observed in other races. The remarkable capabilities of melanin is probably the single most defining and influential difference amongst the races.