The varied presence of melanin between individuals and ethnic groups is of utmost importance in that it determines what conditions constitute a suitable lifestyle for an individual. For example, for optimal physical, spiritual and mental health, melanin dominant people should live in tropical or equatorial regions where they can get adequate amounts of sunlight. The opposite is true for melanin recessive individuals who would risk genetic defects and cancer when in the presence of abundant direct sunlight.
It is also important to realize that what is a ‘nutritional diet’ varies greatly across races. Bodily mineral levels are non-standard and vary with levels of melanation (higher melanation = higher vitamin/mineral count). Because melanated norms (especially afrikan) are not considered in western medicine, melanated peoples are often under-nourished and mis-diagnosed! Please see ‘Vitamins and Minerals from A to Z’ by Jewel Pookrum for more information on this topic.
“…your mental processes (brain power) are controlled by the same chemical that gives black humans their superior physical (athletics, rhythmic dancing) abilities. This chemical…is melanin!” – Carol Barnes
The abundance of melanin allows for messages to be passed from the brain to different parts of the body much more rapidly in blacks than has been observed in other races. The remarkable capabilities of melanin highlight the most defining and influential differences amongst the races.
You are the universe!
“The melanin dominate African race has the most blood circulation to all types of the skin (derma); absorbs more flavor from food; sees and hears full spectrum color and sound/music; body contains the highest quantity of vitamins and minerals; vibrates more electromagnetic energy; has the fastest nerve and muscle response; possesses the highest brain activity; and is the most psychic, spiritual and civilized people – ‘the people blessed by god.'” (Dr Llaila Afrika, ‘The Gullah’, xi)
Melanin is tightly integrated into the nervous system. Its remarkable ability to accept and process energy and information in the form of light, sound, cosmic rays etc make being black or melanin dominant akin to having a brain on the outside of one’s body! Having two brains enables a kind of hyper-perception. This is an extraordinary gift when considering how it enables us to interact with each other and the universe. Thoughts, feelings and emotions are all emitted as forms of energy that are receivable and processable by melanin. Ancient Afrikans would hold conversations, send images and communicate via the drum from distances of 100’s of miles away! They utilized their melanin’s ability to accept and process information in the form of energy waves.
Televisions and radios are basically externalizations of melanin. They receive and process information via radio and TV waves into images and sounds for us.
The Dogon tribe of Mali are a deeply melanated, dark-skinned people. For thousands of years they have known and recorded intricate details of this galaxy and others including: the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, the spiral structure of the Milky Way (where our star system lies), and the white dwarf companion star to Sirius. These entities are not visible with the naked eye, yet the Dogons learned of them without the use of technological instruments. They painted these ‘invisible’ astrological patterns on their huts and clothing. This has been a baffling mystery to the Europeans who only learned this knowledge recently and with the aid of high powered telescopes! This is an example of how we as black people can utilize our melanin to perceive information and realities that are imperceptible to melanin recessive individuals.
“Melanin is the physical manifestation of the entire electromagnetic spectrum, so that means that where ever you are, any light that is like you, your melanin is going to be able to pick that up and relay it to your brain because every granule of melanin is directly sitting on a nerve ending, because it is a neuron, it is a form of brain tissue. So if you happen to be jet black, and you are walking around outside, and there is a particular star that is up in the sky, the amount of light that is being pulsated from this particular star will actually hit your melanin granules, your nerves will then relay that to the brain, and it will make an image!” -Jewel Pookrum
Source: Light Words from The Dark Continent; A Collection of Essays, by Nibs Ra & Manu Amun, Revised Edition, 2009