Let’s get real. For nearly every black girl that is reported missing from her family, there’s a story of deep and traumatizing pain woven into it.
Whether a young girl is taken and abused as casualty of the wicked human trafficking epidemic, or whether she left willingly to escape familial abuse within her own kin circle (both happens), when we look at the propensity of black girls that go missing on a yearly basis we have to ask ourselves; why the fuck are we still in this situation?
There are mothers, sisters, grandmothers, babies, fathers, brothers and cousins who are sitting at the table of sorrows right now, waiting for the safe return of their black angels. Every day. Why then, are there no well-known spells or rituals to assist in the return of a stolen child?
If we look deeply enough into the scrying bowl, Black Witches, we glare right into the face of a longstanding and unaddressed trauma in our community. Since the first black girl went missing off of the western shores of Africa, the practice of abusing or stealing black girls and selling them to the highest bidder is literally what the entire economy of the United States was established on. The bodies and livelihoods of black girls were considered dispensable and invaluable in this country from JUMP. But we know that.
Yet in the unlikely event that we forget, may the spirit and memory Sandra Bland remind us.
May the 2,242 missing black girls in DC in 2016 remind us. May the 64,000-and-counting unclosed, unreported missing black women cases in the US remind us. May our unknown and unfound Ancestors who were themselves forced across the Atlantic and ripped from the Motherland, remind us. Erry day.
We still are the missing girls to many a bloodline in Africa. And unfortunately, as I sit in this modern Los Angeles apartment biting my nails off, I realize the same shit that was happening to
black girls in 1609, is still happening to black girls in 2017 on a daily basis. Black people account for a reported 40% of all missing peoples of this country. That’s a HUGE number, as just 13% of the US population. Supposedly 13%.
This makes it clear that we need to address problem more seriously, from all angles. From community-led search parties (cause’ the police ain’t enuf), to straight kickin’ in the door with the .44, 45 deep. No questions asked.
And one of the most immediate things we can do as mystical Black Femmes, is put our magic to work. For conjurers and practitioners of ATR’s who have taken the responsibility to be a healing unto the next generation, It’s time for us to get ol’ school about this epidemic.
I emplore, urge, and challenge ALL Black Femme Witches who will accept, to spend this next month specifically building and creating ritual workings that will help bring black children into safety.
Whether you do candle magic, summon complex spirits, or throw down roots, the role of the ancient Black Witch living in the future, is to call forth the power of the Ancestors to secure our place in it. And our sisters, daughters, mothers, entire bloodlines.
So. Elders? Newbies? What we gone do?
Let’s dialogue about it.
Daizy Latifah (The AfroMystic) is a Black Witch, metaphysician, tarot reader, astrologer, and pan-africanist from Los Angeles CA. As the creator and owner of TheAfroMystic.com, she hopes to spread a global awareness of the inherent magic and healing power within all peoples, especially the people of African descent.
Using the intuitive power and divination tools left by her ancestors, she offers intuitive tarot readings, astrology readings, energy healings, and "sankofa spirit sessions" for people who are ready to deepen their spiritual and ancestral connection.