They are literally prepared to die for the community they represent. It refers to those who are altruistically commited, out of an unqualified duty to their people and nation, to teach our children the art an science of a politically concscious adulthood. Jegna seems more appropriate than mentor. I was not aware of the origins of mentor. I certainly will not like to be thought of as mentoring anyone. This post is excellent. JEGNA flourish! You are commenting using your WordPress.
If you met an African in ancient times and asked him who he was, he would reply, “I am we.”
African American children have to deal with a set of circumstances that no other child has to deal with. There has been a breakdown in the family unit and only one parent is in the home without any other support. They are put in a system that does not care about their well being and we leave them to be preyed on by predators.
As we round out the year and enter the final winter months, it is important for us to reflect on the progress we have made this year. All three should be elements that are actively thought about and planned on for all of us. Sadly, many of us do not take an active effort in developing these areas of our lives. We know that society is difficult. In African culture, Jegna is a title of distinction. Translated into English, it can mean several things: hero, warrior, soldier, courage, strength and protection of our culture, land and people or elder.
And many of these males have pushed their way into the leadership positions of organizations which claim to raise men from boys. Most of them Further, and most importantly, they argue that this misreconstruction is beyond correction. In their role as mentors and teachers to Afrikan males on their road to adulthood, they outspokenly embrace homosexuality and effeminate male roles as authentic and credible definitions of Afrikan manhood. Before continuing this point, however, we should at least briefly address the origin of the word mentor itself. In Greek mythology, mentor is the adult male whom Odysseus, the protagonist in The Odyssey, trusted to raise and protect his son Telemachus as he traveled the world in search of adventure. Mentor, however, apparently had other plans that went beyond the mere development of Telemachus' cognitive skills.