The Great Black Kings of Hawaii: President Barack Obama proclaims King Kamehameha Day – By Oguejiofo Annu

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The Great Black Kings of Hawaii: President Obama proclaims King Kamehameha Day

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama is urging the nation to celebrate Kamehameha (kah-MAY-hah-may-hah) Day along with Hawaii.

Obama who is the first black as well as the first Hawaii-born president of the United States signed a statement Thursday proclaiming June 11, 2010, Kamehameha Day in honor of “King Kamehameha the Great,” the great black King of the Black Hawaiians before its conquest by American sponsored aggression.

King Kamehameha unified the Hawaiian Islands under one government. See his picture posted. View the video the Black Kings and Queens of Hawaii, posted on Rasta Livewire.

The Native Black Hawaiian:

Not many people realize that the original Hawaiians are a Black people and have been living in the western pacific for as long as time can recall.

It is even more important to reflect about the true ethnicity of the original Americans who were either killed off by the westerners as claimed by western historians, or must have been sold down the river and degraded down into and hidden behind a facade of a slave or “negro” class.

Hence they are millions of Black Bajans, Black Khalifania or Californians, Black Hawaiians, Noble Muurs who have always lived on the western hemisphere before the rise of Christopher Colons (Colombus). Those masses are still alive mislabled as the African Americans. Miseducated by miseducation.

The slave trade did not bring every black person to America. Some came from the Atlantic triangular slave trading system. But others were simply kidnapped in this Americas, and mis-labelled as slaves and negros (necros) by the American slave code of the old south, a law passed by the European pirates and their descendants to undermine the pre-existing black order and black population (again parallel to the fate of Hawaiis black population).

There were millions of black people, Muurish people living on this side of America, from New York to Baja California, through Georgia and Alabama. They were there as natives, as indigenous people, the in-dios or Indians, children of the Gods.

Black people were living in the Americas and the western Pacific as Kings and Queens, long time before the first pale European stepped out of the caves.

And this is the importance of recollecting and celebratng the history of the great black Kings and Queens of the Americas, like our great Father King Kamehameha, who has been honoured by our great brother President Baracka Obama.

President Obama in that very spirit calls on “all Americans to celebrate the rich heritage of Hawaii with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Muurs must take note. Blacks-a-moores take note. Negros and African-Americans must also take note. Get a picture of King Kamehameha of Hawaii, research his story, and reflect on the reason why you look so much like the first Kings of the Americas.

King Kamehameha’s legacy is preserved in Ke Kanawai Mamalahoe, or “the Law of the Splintered Paddle.

Oguejiofo Annu

June 12, 2010

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9 thoughts on “The Great Black Kings of Hawaii: President Barack Obama proclaims King Kamehameha Day – By Oguejiofo Annu”

  1. Great article. I respect the fact that you shed light on the misconception that ALL Black folks here came to the Americas by way of the slave trade. Like you stated many of us came here free long looong before Europeans came here. Some Moors vigilantly deny most of the slave trade claims though which is also cause much confusion in my opinion. There is no denial the Slave trade was real for countless “Africans & Indigenous Americans” and so I respect your diplomacy. I did notice you referred to the slave trade as the Atlantic Triangular slave trade….this raised my eyebrow because this is the name (misnomer) Texas politicians have recently used to rename the slave trade and make it sound more business like and less barbaric than it really was (along with many other countless absurd changes to textbooks) The reality and brutality of what it was should never b4 sugar coated in my opinion……

    1. I knew this was true I always wondered about similarities in food and genetics. I never learned about blacks in the pacific in school ever but I just always knew.

      1. They will never educate on topics which go against the grain of white superiority why because it undermines their bogus claim of superiority. Look at what is taught about the origins of maths and sciences and the fact that they are rooted in non white societies. Do they mention why we still have ancient texts and literature and how it was persevered by the early Muslims? No! Why? Because it takes away thei fake claim to being superior. Non white history is being wiped out and it is not by chance, there is a concerted effort to do so. Peace.

    2. Obama isn’t the first black president in the USA. If all you need is the one drop of black blood rule? Dwight D Eisenhower who was USA President, Mother was a Black light skinned woman. Her name was Ida Eisenhower. Her children looked white but she was clearly a black woman. There were others, but I’m not anyone’s teacher,just food for thought hopefully.

  2. Black History is not to be remembered as something that happened in the past, but it is to be revered as something that continues to exist and is happening each day in cultures and societies worldwide. The impact of African people on the world’s existence and evolution since it’s creation, will never be able to be ignored because we have left an indelible mark that will never be able to be erased. This impact can be seen in every aspect of social, economic, political and spiritual constructs of the globe. In short, “Black History” should never be trivialized as something to be only recognized once a year for a period of 28 days, only paying homage to the short span of time representing the era of slavery or the civil rights struggle in America alone. However, the contributions of African people should be one that is internalized and accepted in the rational minds of all mankind, as an intricate and equal part of the history of the world’s past, present and future existence. ~C.L. (2013)

  3. president barack obama is not our great brother he is a slave working for the white man.
    He should honor the queens as well and the general Black population and
    AT Least Tell People Hawaii and the rest of the World was Black and Belongs only to Blacks/Afros/Afrikans etc
    Queen ili?uokalani Black queen was overthrown by US military 1893 in unjust war against Afro people in the Pacific

    Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom [edit]

    Main article: Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom

    On January 14, 1893, a group composed of Americans and Europeans formed a Committee of Safety seeking to overthrow the Hawaiian Kingdom, depose the Queen, and seek annexation to the United States. As the coup d’état was unfolding on January 17 the Committee of Safety expressed concern for the safety and property of American citizens. In response, United States Government Minister John L. Stevens summoned a company of US Marines from the USS Boston and two companies of U.S. Navy sailors to take up positions at the U.S. Legation, Consulate, and Arion Hall. On the afternoon of January 16, 1893, 162 sailors and U.S. Marines aboard the USS Boston in Honolulu Harbor came ashore under orders of neutrality. Historian William Russ has noted that the presence of these troops, ostensibly to enforce neutrality and prevent violence, effectively made it impossible for the monarchy to protect itself.[12]

    The Queen was deposed on January 17, 1893, and temporarily relinquished her throne to “the superior military forces of the United States”.[13][page needed] She had hoped the United States, like Great Britain earlier in Hawaiian history, would restore Hawaii’s sovereignty to the rightful holder.

    Queen Lili?uokalani issued the following statement yielding her authority to the United States Government rather than to the Provisional Government:
    I, Lili’uokalani, by the Grace of God and under the constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen, do hereby solemnly protest against any and all acts done against myself and the constitutional government of the Hawaiian Kingdom by certain persons claiming to have established a Provisional Government of and for this Kingdom. That I yield to the superior force of the United States of America, whose Minister Plenipotentiary, His Excellency John L Stevens, has caused United States troops to be landed at Honolulu and declared that he would support the said Provisional Government. Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.
    — Queen Lili?uokalani, Jan 17, 1893[14]

    An editorial cartoon of Queen Lili?uokalani in a mainland U.S. newspaper

    A provisional government, composed of European and American businessmen, was then instituted until annexation with the United States could be achieved. On February 1, 1893, the US Minister (ambassador) to Hawaii proclaimed Hawaii a protectorate of the United States.

    The administration of Grover Cleveland commissioned the Blount Report, and based on its findings, concluded that the overthrow of Lili?uokalani was illegal, and that U.S. Minister Stevens and American military troops had acted inappropriately in support of those who carried out the overthrow. On November 16, 1893, Cleveland proposed to return the throne back to her if she granted amnesty to everyone responsible. She initially refused, and it was controversially reported that she said she would have them beheaded — she denied that accusation, but admitted that she intended them to suffer the punishment of banishment.[15] With this development, then-President Grover Cleveland sent the issue to the United States Congress. She later changed her position on the issue of punishment for the conspirators, and on December 18, 1893 US Minister Willis demanded her reinstatement by the Provisional Government. The Provisional Government refused. Congress responded to Cleveland’s referral with a US Senate investigation that resulted in the Morgan Report on February 26, 1894. The Morgan Report found all parties (including Minister Stevens), with the exception of the queen, “not guilty” from any responsibility for the overthrow.[16] The accuracy and impartiality of both the Blount and Morgan reports have been questioned by partisans on both sides of the historical debate over the events of 1893.[12][17][18][19][20]

    On July 4, 1894, the Republic of Hawai?i was proclaimed and Sanford B. Dole, one of the first people who originally called on the institution of the monarchy to be abolished, became President. The Republic of Hawai?i was recognized by the United States government as a protectorate, although Walter Q. Gresham, Cleveland’s Secretary of State, remained antagonistic towards the new government.[21]
    Abdication [edit]

    Lili?uokalani was arrested on January 16, 1895, several days after the failed 1895 Counter-Revolution in Hawaii led by Robert William Wilcox, when firearms were found at the base of Diamond Head Crater. She denied any knowledge at her trial, defended by former attorney general Paul Neumann. She was sentenced to five years of hard labor in prison by a military tribunal and fined $5,000, but the sentence was commuted to imprisonment in an upstairs bedroom of ?Iolani Palace, where she composed songs including The Queen’s Prayer (Ke Aloha o Ka Haku) and began work on her memoirs.

    During her imprisonment, she abdicated her throne in return for the release (and commutation of the death sentences) of her jailed supporters, including Minister Joseph Nawahi, Prince Kawananakoa, Robert Wilcox, and Prince Jonah Kuhio.[citation needed]

    The Queen with her stepson and friends.
    Before ascending the throne, for fourteen years, or since the date of my proclamation as heir apparent, my official title had been simply Liliuokalani. Thus I was proclaimed both Princess Royal and Queen. Thus it is recorded in the archives of the government to this day. The Provisional Government nor any other had enacted any change in my name. All my official acts, as well as my private letters, were issued over the signature of Liliuokalani. But when my jailers required me to sign (“Liliuokalani Dominis,”) I did as they commanded. Their motive in this as in other actions was plainly to humiliate me before my people and before the world. I saw in a moment, what they did not, that, even were I not complying under the most severe and exacting duress, by this demand they had overreached themselves. There is not, and never was, within the range of my knowledge, any such a person as Liliuokalani Dominis.
    —Queen Liliuokalani, “Hawaii’s Story By Hawaii’s Queen”[22]

    Following her release, she was placed under house arrest for a year and in 1896, the Republic of Hawai?i gave her a full pardon and restored her civil rights.[23]

    She then made several trips to the United States to protest against the annexation by the United States and attended the inauguration of US President McKinley with a Republic of Hawai?i passport personally issued to “Lili?uokalani of Hawai?i” by President Dole.[24]

    In 1898, Hawai?i became an incorporated territory of the United States during the Spanish American War and took control of the 1,200,000 acres (4,900 km2) of land that formerly was held in trust by the monarchy and known as “Crown Land”. This later would become the source of the “Ceded Lands” issue in Hawai?i.

    In 1900, the US Congress passed the Hawai?i Organic Act establishing a government for the Territory of Hawaii.

    From 1905 to 1907, the Queen entered claims against the U.S. totaling $450,000 for property and other losses, claiming personal ownership of the crown lands, but was unsuccessful. The territorial legislature of Hawaii finally voted her an annual pension of $4,000 and permitted her to receive the income from a sugar plantation of 6,000 acres (24 km²), which was the private property of her late brother before his election as king.

    In 1910, Lili?uokalani brought an unsuccessful lawsuit against the United States seeking compensation under the Fifth Amendment for the loss of the Hawaiian crown land.

    The Queen was also remembered for her support of Buddhist and Shinto priests in Hawai?i and became one of the first Native Hawaiians to attend a Vesak Day (Buddha’s Birthday) celebration of May 19, 1901 at the Honwangji mission. Her attendance in the celebration had helped Buddhism and Shintoism gain acceptance into Hawai?i’s society and prevented the possible banning of those two religions by the Territorial government. Her presence was also widely reported in Chinese and Japanese newspapers throughout the world and earned her the respect of many Japanese people both in Hawai?i and in Japan itself.[25]

    She lived in Washington Place until her death in 1917 due to complications from a stroke. She was 79. She received a magnificent state funeral due to her status as a former head of state.

    Upon her death, Lili?uokalani dictated in her will that all of her possessions and properties be sold and the money raised would go to the Queen Lili?uokalani Children’s Trust to help orphaned and indigent children. The Queen Lili?uokalani Trust Fund still exists today.

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