My Take On The Recent Murder of Our Brother Alton Sterling

In case you don’t watch the news, another one of our young brothers has been gunned down by the police. Early Tuesday morning of this week, Alton Sterling, a 37 year old black man and father of 5 was shot and murdered by the same people who have been killing us for 400 years – Europeans. Cell phone video of this shooting has gone viral and shows Alton on the ground being man-handled by two white officers before being shot multiple times in the chest. Here is video footage of this white cops taking our brother’s life below:

According to press reports, Alton was on the job selling CD’s to the locals of his community like he always does. Subsequently the police had been called after someone reported that a man dressed in red selling CDs had pointed a gun at someone. Alton, was wearing red, selling CD’s and allegedly had a gun on him, so the cops assumed Him to be the suspect. The witness to the shooting — the owner of the convenience store — said the cops seemed aggressive from the very start of them approaching Alton. The witness also said that Alton was complying with the officers and that he wasn’t holding the gun, nor did he have a hand near the gun when he was shot. However, one of the cops on the scene stated that Alton had reached for His gun and the other cop who shot and killed him stated that he was resisting arrest.

Basically, what we have here is just another clear cut case of a white cop murdering a black man and coming up with any kind of excuse to justify killing him. This is why they are now digging into the past of the man, so they can find something bad about him that they can present to the public, which will justify taking this black man’s life. The police and the media work hand in hand with each other to do this for all black people who get murdered, so that the public will view our deaths as being justified. But in the case of Alton, everyone who knows him is speaking up for him and attesting to his good character.

Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Sterling’s 15-year-old son Cameron, urged the public not to judge him on His past jail record, saying he had paid his dues. “He is not what the mass media is making him out to be,” she said, adding that reporting of his criminal record was being used to “obscure the image of a man who simply tried to earn a living to take care of his children.”

Alton’s cousin Elliott Sterling, told The Washington Post that Sterling was well known in Baton Rouge for being a polished salesman. “He was really good at selling those CDs,” Elliott Sterling recalled. “He couldn’t make it in a regular job, but he could make it selling CDs. He could converse with everybody… and He lived day-to-day based on what he made.” Elliott said.

NBA player Glen Davis, a Baton Rouge native, told TMZ Sports he met “Big Alton” years ago and would sometimes give him CD’s to sell as a way to help Sterling make a living. CD’s were his way to make income to support his family” Davis told TMZ. “Great guy, big personality… and not a guy who would use violence at all.”

Mufleh Alatiyat, 25, who worked at the store he was shot near, told the Associated Press that Alton was generous, often giving away CDs or buying food or drinks for people. “He helped a lot of people,” he said.

And there are many other people from the community who knew Alton Sterling as well and they all attested to him being an honest, standup guy. So no matter what type of information the media presents to you about Alton in the upcoming weeks, just know that he was a man of great character and his community loved him. Yes, he had a past, but that past is not who He is today and that past had nothing to do with the white cops murdering him. They murdered Alton because he was a black man not because of something he did years ago.

What hurts me most about Alton’s death is that his girlfriend and children have to continue life without him. The black family unit has been under attack by our oppressors for decades – through the promotion of homosexuality, interracial marriages, planned parenthood, transgenderism, the new jim crow, etc. – and every time a black man gets murdered by the cops; another black family falls apart. During a news conference regarding the death of Alton Sterling, his oldest son breaks down in tears grieving his father’s death. Here is the video below:

In response to her son’s emotional outcry, Quinyetta McMillon states “As a mother, I am forced to raise a son who is going to remember what happened to his father. That I can’t take away from him,” McMillon said. “He is at an age of understanding. I hurt for him and his loss as a parent. One of the greatest fears is to see your child hurt and know there’s nothing you can do. ”

My heart goes out to the Alton’s children and their mother and I ask that you pray for their family during this time of grief. I normally don’t write articles related to the cops murdering our people because it happens too regularly for me to keep up with, and I don’t have any free time to gather the info and write about it. But I’ve been free all this week and was able to watch the video — which hurt my heart to the core — and get enough facts on the incident to write to you about it. So I hope this article has opened your eyes to the truth of who our brother Alton Sterling really was before the media proceeds to slander his name and present their case of “He’s black, so he deserves to die”.

Final Thoughts

Please do not expect for their to be any indictments made against the cop who murdered Alton Sterling. Nothing major is probably going to happen to the officer who killed him, just like nothing happened to all the other white cops who murder black people for a living. You must understand that there will never be justice for black people in America because America was founded upon our injustice. You cannot trust a country that was founded on the genocide and enslavement of our people and that has oppressed us for the last 400 continuous years, to give us justice. If they were going to change, they would have done it already. But as you can see, they haven’t.

In case you haven’t realized this yet, we are living in the land of our enemies. What I mean by that is America is not our home; it’s our punishment. We, the so-called black people living in America today are God’s chosen people — the descendents of the 12 tribes of Israel in the bible — and the reason we were brought here to America and oppressed for the last 400 years is because we are suffering from the generational curses of our ancestor’s disobedience towards God’s laws, as prophesied in scriptures. He scattered us from Israel to Africa and through out the Americas (and the 4 corners of the earth) to punish us for our sins, so that we will be humbled enough to repent and return back to Him and His laws. This is why we suffer so much injustice here in America, because The Most High is using America’s natural hate for us, to punish us.

For those who are not believers, this may sound crazy. But all you have to do is read Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 and then look at the history of our people in America and you will see clearly that we are the people of the book that are under those generational curses. This is why we are getting gunned down in the streets every day and nothing gets done about it because we are living in the land of those who hate us, as stated in Leviticus 26:17.

America was built on the premise of oppressing and murdering black people. They brought us here as slaves, made us work for free, raped our wives and children, beat the skin off our backs, and brainwashed our minds to think that white is superior and black is inferior. Then after the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed us from being legal slaves, America created laws that targeted blacks for petty crimes and sentenced them for maximum time in prison so they could work on the plantation for free as an inmate slave; which is still going on today. And for the last 100 years since legal slavery ended, we have been the victims of hundreds of thousands of cop killings, kidnappings and lynchings all under the authority of the American government.

So as I stated earlier, don’t expect any  justice for Alton Sterling. As tragic as his death is to us, it’s just another black men dead to them. There have been over hundreds of thousands of unarmed black males who have been shot and killed by white police officers in our short 400 plus years of living in America: Oscar Grant (22 years old), Sean Bell (23 years old), Kimani Gray (16 years old), Kendrec Mcdade (19 years old), Patrick Dorismond (26 years old), Timothy Russell (23 years old), Mike Brown (17 years old), Tamir Rice (12 years old) and Sandra Bland (28 years old) just to name a few of the recent ones. And just like the cop who murdered Alton Sterling, none of them ever got convicted of their crimes.

I say all of that to say this: there will never be justice for us in America because it is the land of our enemies. And we as a people need to stop trying to integrate into this society and do what the scripture says, which is come out of her (mystery Babylon AKA America, it’s culture, it’s customs, it’s religion, and it’s churches) so that we don’t partake in her sins (Revelation 18:4). The Most High is going to judge America for all the wrong they have done to his chosen people, and if you are in cohoots with America when our Messiah returns, then you will be judged as well.

America is not our home, it’s our punishment. We are just sojourners and slaves here until our messiah Yahusha (who the world calls Jesus) returns to save us from our oppressor’s dominion and restore us back to rulership over the world. Until then, we will always be subject to America’s injustices and mistreatment. However, what we can do in the meantime to combat this society’s treatment towards us is 1) Repent from our sins and return to the ways of The Most High so that our hearts are pure and we are ready when He makes away for us to enter back into our homeland. 2) Unplug from the system and unite with each other to form our own communities so that we can support and police each other instead of having the people who hate us, govern us. If we don’t do these 2 things, those that hate us will continue to kill us.

In closing, I love you all and I pray that this article was a blessing to you.

Mauryahu Katab

I'm a historian, journalist, and book reviewer dedicated to liberating the minds of my people from falsehoods. I'm also the author of the book series, Wake Up To Your True Identity.

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  • musonda nsama July 9, 2016, 6:52 am

    Why so much. Jehovah God is a loving creater and as such i don’t believe he created us to be tormented by another race.no one is special in the eyes of our creater misinterpretation of the bible has helped perpetuate the idea that Africans are less humans than Europeans..there is no such thing as a ‘curse’.just as much as much there is no hell fire.the curse is just there to justify injustices against Africans. Yes only Jehovah God through jesus will bring about justice

    • Maurice Lindsay July 10, 2016, 3:31 pm

      You say that no one is special in the eyes of the creator. But the The Most High says:

      “You (the Israelites aka negroes) only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins.” – Amos 3:2

      You say that there is no such thing as a curse in the bible, but The Most High says:

      Deuteronomy 28:15-28
      But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

      16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

      17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

      18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

      19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

      20 The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

      21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

      22 The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

      23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

      24 The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

      25 The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

      26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

      27 The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

      28 The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

      29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

      30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

      31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.

      32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in thine hand.

      33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

      34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

      35 The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.

      36 The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.

      37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.

      38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.

      39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.

      40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.

      41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.

      42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.

      43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

      44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

      45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:

      46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.

      47 Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

      48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

      49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

      50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

      51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.

      52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.

      53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:

      54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:

      55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.

      56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

      57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.

      58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, The Lord Thy God;

      59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.

      60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

      61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

      62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God.

      63 And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.

      64 And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

      65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:

      66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:

      67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

      68 And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt (slavery) again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

  • Layah July 12, 2016, 3:27 am

    Although these events are tragic, they are very well a symptom that we must repent and continue to seek YAH. We must not get comfortable here. As always, this is a very well written article. Praise YAH for you diligence and obedience to do so. It reminds me of proverbs #4 in your book. “It’s the power of Yah that fuels the spirit in black people to continuously rise up and become great in the face of adversity”. We must humbly return back to that greatness, only by His power. With your reminders within this article, I look forward to teaching my children the importance of repentance and unplugging (daily). Let us continue to maintain our garments as we prepare ourselves for the marriage.

    • Maurice Lindsay July 12, 2016, 3:49 am

      Shalom Layah!!!! It’s so good to hear from you my sista! Thank you for your comments and the encouragement; I really appreciate it! And yes, we have to stay in a state of repentance and unplug daily so that we are ready when the Messiah returns! I pray all is well with you my sista and may Yah continue to bless you in all that you do!