Why was the Flag made?
The Black American Flag was created to invoke a sense of pride among Black Americans
What do the colors ( black and white ) represent?
The colors were used to signify the past, present and future of Black Americans. The Black represents two aspects of the Black American...First, it is viewed as the background or backbone of Black People. Our history has taught us that this country was built on the blood, sweat and tears of our ancestors (i.e. slaves, indentured servants etc.)
Secondly, it represents the intended unity of Black Americans working towards personal and social change.
The White Star represents the North Star. We must be reminded of the significance of the North Star. We know the North Star was used as a guide for the long journey towards freedom. The white star was used on the flag in remembrance of our ancestors. Presently, we can look at it as somewhat our guide into the future and focus on the bigger picture- self awareness.
If we already have a flag that represents the Blacks in America, why do we need another one?
Although we currently have the Afro-American Flag, we do not have a flag that adequately represents the Black People in America as a whole. We have found that Black Americans were not relating to the flags that were already in existence because of other races and /or countries linked to them.
What do you expect to come out of this?
We expect to bear witness to self-awareness within our race, specifically ourselves, our families and our communities. Positive