In America, Babylon is often used as a metaphorical term referring to a city or a cultural phenomenon that represents excessive materialism, corruption, or moral decay; it is derived from the ancient city of Babylon in Mesopotamia, known for opulence and decadence. In American literature and popular culture, Babylon is sometimes used to describe cities like New York or Las Vegas, which are seen as centers of commercialism, consumerism, and superficiality. It can also be used more broadly to critique societal values and the influence of money and power. Let us build our Black Babylon right here in America; we (Black people) are already a popular culture that everyone tries to mimic our music, style, and skin color. Every state in America has Black people living in Babylon, for which they have no power. So, let me tell you a series of true short stories about my life that involve the history and plight of Black people. Self-improvement, true crime, politics, economics, spirituality, and religion. I’ve heard Black folks always talking about being Kings and Queens in Africa. Well, we all weren’t Kings and Queens and I really never believed in royalty in any race who decided their blood was royal. I’m just looking for Black excellence. The things I went through are how it was, and in some form or fashion still is; by the end of this book, I hope you can see how it should be in a Black Babylon filled with Black excellence. You can’t be free by yourself, and no amount of money will make you free without us all being free. I now know and understand how we can build our own power base right here in America. Then and only then will we be free. Just me being me Black, proud, and determined to be free.
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