Caliph Zaphnathpaaneah El is the author of an explosive new book that exposes the misconceptions of the "N" Word, "MY NEEG'-ER: Healing the Ontological Wound of the "N" word. In its original Hebraic and Amharic roots, the word meant divinity or royalty.
"MY NEEGER'-ER: Healing the Ontological Wound of the "N" Word" is a recently published book written by Caliph Zaphnathpaaneah El, a resident of California, residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. After 30 years in the mainstream black church, Caliph decided there was a deeper relevance to the bible as it related to Black people and began to research the issue.
The intent of this book is to bring about awareness and restore a biblical identity to a people who are the only people in the history of mankind whose identity the world has concealed! It is time to challenge the assigned meaning of the word "NEEG'-ER" for two reasons: 1) It has been used to place a particular people in a singular distinct classification as the only people on the planet with a given identity that is false, and 2) It has been used as a weapon in the pseudo speciation, demoralization, stigmatization, and dehumanization of a people. It is through the bible that these questions finally find answers and relief. Those who contrived to cover up its meaning meant it for evil, but YAHWEH has turned it into something good.
Caliph is currently teaching a class on Black Religion, and the misconceptions and origin of the "N" word, as a guest instructor for "Religion and the African American Church in America" at Laney Community College in Oakland, CA. Dr. Robert L. McKnight, Sr., adjunct professor of African American Studies at Merritt and Laney Colleges in Oakland, CA, thought the book was an important contribution to African American history and invited Caliph to share his knowledge in his "Religion and the African American Church in America" class.