The transformation of the physical back to the non-physical (some call it 'death) happenz to us all. That is why it is important to do your life's work while you're here.
We at DGT express our condolences to the Hilliard family for the recent passing of Asa Hilliard (August 22, 1933 — August 13, 2007). Although we have had reported and undisclosed conversationz with Asa and an unmentioned family member of the yearz regarding his involvement in the Boule' (aka Sigma Pi Phi). We both recognize and are in debt to the great contributionz he made to Ourstory. For that, we are grateful.
But I must also point out the unfortunate side of Asa's admitted membership to the Boule'. His reluctance to neither explain nor reveal the reasonz for his association left us without answerz about the Boule' that could explain why an Afrikan-centered historian such as he would remain a member of this now known version of the racist Skull&Bones secret society.
Because he left this earth revealing no secrets of the Boule', he put himself in the same company as Carter G. Woodson and WEB DuBois rather than the self-sacrificial choice of author of Stolen Legacy, George GM. James made; revealing the history of masonry, greece and its role in altering Afrikan history to seem of european ancestry KNOWIN' it would cost his life. So for that, we are disappointed the Afrikan Nation will have to wait a lil' longer until a 'spook' inside the Boule' mob decides to come forward.
For more on our comparison of Hilliard with DuBois and Woodson, click here
AGUILTY BY ASSOCIATION: A NOT TOO POPULAR DISCUSSION ABOUT AGENTS IN DA HOOD
» Case #009: Asa Hilliard is not a sellout! Or is he?
Many people walk through life riding the fence choosing whatever side when it is to their benefit. This happenz a lot not only on personal levelz but also with our so-called leaderz. The people that surround these chameleonz unknowingly serve as a buffer because they choose not to correct them. So not only does this dampen the direction these leaderz are supposed to lead the people in, it creates an even greater dependency and eventual immunity from doing any wrong because the people refuse to step up and challenge this now deified God. This can be seen when we speak of King Solomon and even Elijah Muhammad.
As Historian, Ashra Kwesi sayz, "The enemy has become our deity!" This case is no different. On December 6, 2000, Africentric scholar, Asa Hilliard was in Harlem speaking about the need for a more structured stance on Pan-Afrikanizm. Through our studies of the Boule', aka Sigma Pi Phi — America's oldest fraternity of elite negroes, founded May 15, 1904 — we are aware that this organizationz principle founding was to be a black version of the notorious Skull&Bones secret society.
Now it doesn't take an rocket scientist to realize that if a group of Afrikanz who think like negroes and want to create a secret society based on a society of white supremacist's, what kind of mindset do you think these negroes would have?! Logic will tell you they are ANTI-Afrikan or better yet, anti-THEMSELVES! This is what the Boule' was founded on and is still today!
Now we, at DGT, weren't gonna allow this Hilliard to address an all Pan-Afrikan audience on how to be more effective Pan-Afrikanz untested, so we came prepared to address this Psychologist publicly about his involvement and his answerz were expected, yet a little startling.
My request to the Ancestorz was that I be given a chance to address him after he did his presentation during the Q&A session. That wish was denied, so I was left to see if I could steal a few moments after his presentation. I waited patiently, watchin' several Afrikanz give him biggups and praise.
After the last one, I moved into position.
"Asa," I said sternly as he shook my hand (I held tight to his, in case he tried to walk away as I questioned him. "I wanted to know if you were still an active member in the Boule'," cutting right to the chase. He suddenly looked shocked, backing up a bit and said, "Well yeah, but all that stuff that was said about us is not true." He suddenly looked as though he was trying' to find a way out. Quickly sounding like a politician, he replied, "I don t know everything THEY'RE doin I just attend certain functions. We mainly throw banquets and social get togethers. I don't know anything else."
I pressed on for him to confess why he would be involved with an organization with such allegationz. He replyied he didn't know much because he only attended certain meetingz and suddenly started to separate himself by saying 'them' and 'they' as I followed him as he tried walking away.
Now painting himself as some sort of limited member, with access to only certain info and benefits. But common sense would tell you that a person with such a reputation both in the Afrikan community and his profession of Psychology must have some intelligence enough whether or not to not join an organization he knew little of. The Boule' is too big! Trust me, I'm sure they wouldn't allow a part-timer as a member.
Kknowing he wouldn't, I then asked if he would be willing to set the record straight about the Boule' and their wrong doing, he replied, "I don't know nothin . I told you everything I know. If THEY are doin somethin , then GOOD FOR THEM. I only go to certain meetings. But if you know of something I should know, then we should talk!" I looked at him like, WTF?! You don t even have the cahoonahz to back em up?!
This is what I mean by ridin the fence! He admits he s a member, but only has limited info on what they're about. Are these the actionz of an man who's totally honest with those who support him or is this just another negro coverin' somethin up? Either way,the verdict is, Guilty by Association!
• What is your basis for carrying this completely wrong message about one of our greatest scholar warriors besides Steve Cokely tarring him with the Boule’ brush? I happen to know Baba Asa personally and can tell you categorically he is not a sellout. Rather, he has devoted his adult life to advocating Africentric education as the ONLY solution to educatin’ Afrikan youth. In doing so, he has received death threats and has been attacked from ALL sides.
Have your read ANY of his many books on the subject? Posing as an Africentric scholar? Check it. He is a founding member of ASCAC. On July 23, 2000, Dr. Asa Hilliard and his wife were enstooled as development chiefs at Mankranso Village in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. This honor being bestowed on him because of his HARD WORK in getting money and educational materials to the people. He co-developed the ever popular educational television series “Free Your Mind, Return to the Source: African Origins”. He proposed and largely wrote the Afrikan American Baseline essays for the Portland public school system in the early '80s. He worked in conjunction with the National Black United Front on the this project. Their work was so impressive that it was roundly attacked from all sides as pseudoscience. Yet, these same essays served as one of the fundamental documents used by the Africentric movement.
He, along with Dr. Ben, Dr. John H. Clarke and others, were attacked by Gates on behalf of certain Jews. Remember the full page article Gates took out in the the New York times in the 90's attacking the Africentric movement? Remember that it overlaid a star of david? Baba Asa's wife is the current mayor of East Point, GA. An attempt was made at one time to attack his wife by attacking him as a crackpot and antiwhite.
Baba Asa makes frequent trips to Afrika, taking many along on tours to many places that tourists NEVER go. For example, he took a group to visit the Dogon and was able to get info that no one else was able to get because of the relationships he has established there. AND, he made sure his informants were WELL PAID as recommended by Ayi Kwei Armah.
This is a bunch of bullshit!! If it's not, ya'll will have to come with something stronger than merely attacking him for being in the Boule'. Do your research; don't just accept something blindly from Cokely. xxxxxxxxxxPosted by Cheikh Diop via email 2006 at 11:58 AM
I know enough about Asa and the Boule' to know that although he as done great works, it still does not exonerate his membership to an organization that's a black version of Skull & Bones. On the contrary, do YOUR research. Look into the background of the Boule', and no you don't have to take Steve Cokely's word for it, nor mine, just look at the affiliationz. By the way, your ignorance makes you THINK my information is/was from Cokely. I don't just regurgitate info, I'm not the one-dimensional researcher you may perceive me to be.
Yes, I've read Hilliard's master scholastic works, even sat front row in several of his lectures. But him being in the Boule' should be deemed unacceptable in the eyes of all who work to reAfrikanize ourselves. How can we truly liberate ourselves if we continue holding on the affiliationz, traditionz, and ritualz of the enemy?!
Have you read the Boule's history book (a book he himself must re-read thoroughly each May)? You can believe what you want, but as a student aspiring to right the wrongz of our people, we must never be too busy to give our house seasonal cleaningz!
What further disappoints me of his membership was his response when I confronted him. I had an encounter with him publicly about his membership in the Boule' in 2000 in Harlem. I asked him specifically why was he a member and was he aware of their connection to Skull&Bones. He acted like he didn't know nothin' about it. His response was that they were just a "social organzation who threw parties and picnics." Really?!!? Why would he lie like that?
When you know the story of the Boule', it bringz into question and even casts a "white" shadow on the good he's done.
The work of Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, WEB DuBois, and even MLKing and Bill Cosby... any and everyone who's a part of the Boule'; they should be confronted because it just does not make sense to be "PanAfrikan" or for the advancement of the legacy of our people, then in the same breath, be in association with the very conspiratorz who’ve harnessed the strength of our history.
In this case and this case only, do I see Asa as a sellout and not for the volumes of work and research he’s done about our legacy. His continued refusal to (1)bellittle his role in the Boule’ and (2)continue the sacred seal of secrets takes a lot of sparkle from his legacy.
Why not ask him to come clean about his entire involvement in the Boule’? Ask him to share with everyone and prove Steve Cokely, Ashra Kwesi, myself and all otherz that believe the Boule’ to be co-conspiratorz to global white supremacy, wrong? Doing this only clearz the Boule’s overall perception by the PanAfrikan community. And if this community is as important as he claimz, he would want to tell us of these “secrets” and not follow the path of fellow Boule’ concealerz, WEB DuBois and Carter G. Woodson.
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