BLACKNESS in humans has been attributed to many things in history.
Western clerics associated blackness with the curse of Ham’s son Canaan, along with ordained servitude towards the rest of mankind.
This was deliberately misinterpreted as such so as to justify black slavery in ancient Babylon and 17th Century America.
Hebrew language and philosophy states that Adam, the first man ever created, was derived from the soil called ‘adama’.
Like the Bantu, the first humans were unapologetically called ‘people of the soil.’
From the soil came Adam’s name and complexion.
Thus, the curse of Canaan cannot be linked to blackness.
In more recent times, some Eurocentric scholars have claimed blackness is a vestige of primitive human life forms that were fading out.
According to them, whites were the ‘new and evolved race.’
This view was strongly upheld during the Eugenics (racial science) era of the 18th Century.
All these views were subjective and still carry a stigma towards so-called black people.
They are false, lack evidence and have been proven to be mere claims.
But what is the truth behind blackness, scientifically and bottom line.
Blacks are certainly not physically deficient in any way when compared to other races.
On the contrary, blacks are the most physically prominent humans on earth.
They can live and work under vicious African heat without any physical ailments.
Only black-skinned Indians can withstand heat in a similar manner to blacks.
Lighter skinned people, like Arabs, need to wear long breathable pieces of cloth resembling bedsheets to get by in Africa without skin damage and mutation.
Whites in Africa and Australia suffer from numerous skin conditions if they try to copy blacks and walk around without sunscreen.
They often stay indoors till sunset during which they rely on air conditioners in places like Israel.
Caucasian whites therefore have the highest rates of skin cancers such as melanoma.
This fact alone confirms the scientific observation made by the likes of Dr Sebi: “The higher the content of carbon inside any organism under the sun, the better its quality of life.”
The loss of pigmentation in plants, which leads to the manifestation of a white colour where it ought to be green or brown, is cell death. This happens when the plant has a mutation, is wilting or is dead.
The same is true in the animal kingdom, wherein a manifestation of a white skin colour is called a mutation of albinism.
However, in humans, the role of pigment is wrongly perceived to be of solely aesthetic purposes.
As eye pleasing as being white may seem to some, the reality is that it is a lifelong ailment in an organism which greatly decreases its quality of life.
An animal typically has a coat with layers of melanin which assume a brown to black colour and is posthumously used by humans as leather.
Even after death, the strong attributes of leather are evident in the sofas, jackets, belts, wallets and shoes humans make.
While alive, this dark and tough skin which is attributed to the compound melanin and the element carbon allows creatures like cattle to live and graze under the sun with ease.
This is unlike hippos and domesticated pigs which burn under the sun to the extent of bruising.
Hippos have therefore become somewhat amphibious and spend all day in water bodies, only to forage on land in the middle of the night.
Pigs need man-made roofs to maintain undamaged skin – a service neither cattle, sheep, goats or game need.
Africa is the birthplace of mankind and the cradle of civilisation. This has been proved in the fields of science (genetics), history and anthropology.
The indigenous people of Africa are equipped with features such as large nostrils, wooly black hair and brown to black skin colour to suit their hot climate.
Their children, namely the other races that are no longer black, consequently lack typical black traits like heat tolerance, light absorption, vitamin D extraction, protection from ultra violet rays, absorption of radio and gamma waves, among other things.
Spiritually and rhythm wise, they do not have the ability to resonate at the high frequencies that black people typically do. With the loss of blackness also comes a decrease in rhythm.
This explains why blacks are naturally good dancers.
Their advantageous physiology resonates well to sound waves.
Blackness in an organism is the evidence of the presence of the carbon atom.
All the attributes of carbon also manifest in the organism that carries it.
Whiteness in humans does not mean the complete absence of the carbon atom or melanin.
For this would mean the death of the organism.
Being black just means the carbon and/or melanin is good (eu-melanin) and in abundance.
The varying degrees between being black and being white account for the various races that now exist, particularly the Latinos and Arabs.
This makes blacks the archetype of mankind and this status, though not outrightly admitted, is recognised through the black man and woman’s dominance in sports.
Be it boxing, sprinting, long distance running, body building and any other sports which rely on physical skill and power, black athletes are prominent.
They are rarely replaced as champions by members of other races and this has become an age-long reality.
We have looked at some of the advantages of being black and disadvantages of not being black.
Now we can seek out, without bias, the true cause of blackness in human beings.
Blacks, whites and all in-between have carbon and melanin, thus it is not enough to generalise and say: ‘Africans are black because of melanin.’
In the bio-synthesis of the melanin compound, there is a clear denominator or agent whose presence or absence during the melanin-making process determines how dark or light one becomes.
This can be likened to the rising agent in a cake-making recipe. The one with no yeast will not rise.
This agent of blackness in humans comes in the form of a protein called tyrosine.
Without tyrosine in the genetic coding of the organism during its protein synthesis, one cannot assume the brown/black form of melanin called eu-melanin.
Africans are not exempt to this and when such mutation occurs, albinism results.
The same tyrosine deficiency is responsible for the limitation of pigment in Caucasian whites and other non-black races.
Tyrosine’s indispensable role in the biosynthesis of melanin, particularly eu-melanin is very clear.
It begins with an amino acid called phenylalanine, a predecessor to tyrosine.
This enzymatically reacts to phenylalanine hydroxylase to produce tyrosine.
Tyrosine reacts to tyrosinase and produces dopa, a predecessor to the reward circuit neuro transmitter dopamine.
Dopa reacts to tyrosinase and produces dopa-quinone.
All the organisms with insufficient tyrosine in their genetic code from this point onwards, manifest a non-brown/black complexion.
These include Caucasian whites and albinos, among others.
As for the biosynthesis of melanin in blacks, tyrosine, in the form of tyrosinase, continues to play a key role.
Dopa-quinone reacts to tyrosinase to produce dopa-chrome.
Dopa-chrome goes through a non-enzymatic reaction to produce either 5-6 dihydroxindole or 5-6 dihydroxindole carboxylic acid.
These are pre-monomers that once again react to tyrosinase to produce active monomers called indole 5-6 quinone or indole 5-6 quinone carboxylic acid.
These are polymerised (multiplied) into either dihydroxindole melanin or dihydroxindole carboxylic acid melanin.
The difference between these two forms of eu-melanin is that the former, with no carboxylic acid, assumes a blackish colour, while the latter, which has carboxylic acid, assumes a brownish colour.
However, these are the two varieties of eu-melanin found in humans, particularly Africans.
BLACKNESS in humans has been attributed to many things in history.