-The Biochemestry of Melanin

-Disunity amongst Black people

-Potential solutions to promote unity amongst Black people

Introduction – Why are you so dark?

“Melanin is an organic, dark carbon chemical pigment.  Melanin is a civilizing chemical that reproduces itself in the body.” ( Dr. Afrika Llaila, pg. 6. 2009).  Society has spent considerable time trying to understand the determinants to the color of their skin, and why some humans are darker than others. 

Since the inception of racism, the color of one’s skin has subjected them to certain prejudices, discriminations, and stereotypes.  Sciences, including chemistry and biology, have determined that the chemical compound known as “melanin” is responsible for the color of one’s skin.  Melanin can be embedded within a solid, liquid, or gas, and is found in the environment including, springs, lakes, soils, plants, animals, and our atmosphere. Melanin is a black or brown element that supports humans internally and externally.  The darker the individual, the more melanin that person may be capable of producing. (Dr. Afrika, pg. 6).  Although, the internal influences of this chemical are much more significant than the external properties.

The Biochemistry of Melanin

The Pineal gland, located in the middle of the human brain, is responsible for secreting melanin. (Dr. Afrika, pg. 13, 2009).  This is a very small gland in size, but the most powerful component in the human body.  Melanin is what regulates all bodily functions and glands in the human structure.  Processed foods/fast-foods, drugs, air quality, and artificial lighting, will negatively affect the Pineal gland and its ability to produce melanin.  These harmful substances decompress the pineal’s ability to secrete melanin.  If the pineal is insufficient, the particular male or female can be abnormal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  Melanin is responsible for human development and optimization.  All of mankind has melanin production. Whether one is black, white, or in between, their body produces some form of melanin substance.  The planet’s original people, Africans, are capable of containing and producing the highest level of the black element.  Black people contain the most melanin; this discloses the determinants to their dark skin pigment. (pg. 35).  It is perfectly normal to be Black or dark-skin.  Dark-skin people with efficient melanin production are able to think more critically; be physically equipped; and cope effectively with emotional distress.  

Given the sociopolitical circumstance of the Black race in the United States, the production of melanin may be corroded by mental and physical diseases.  Black communities in America lack community solidarity, emotionally-stabled homes, and Black-owed corporations.  But where does this lack of solidarity come from? 

Disunity amongst Black people

Oxytocin is a hormone developed in the Pituitary gland, which is connected to the Pineal gland. Oxytocin is primarily responsible for having the ability to bond and unite with one another (i.e. mother with child, man with woman, friends with friends, etc). (pg. 12). People who produce an insufficient amount of oxytocin will be unable to sustain everlasting bonds with family or friends.  One will be unable to display unconditional love towards their own race, or other people, with insufficient oxytocin production.   A high level of melanin production results being humane, sound, and civilized.  A low level of melanin results being inhumane, animalistic, and uncivilized (often resorting to gluttonous or violent measures). 

Since the falling of many great Afro-American leaders, Black people in the 21st century have been inept to create economic solidarity; successful political protest resulting in policy reform; and to predominately administer majority Black institutions (such as schools or hospitals).  A person’s thinking capability (mental growth) needed to solve their race’s problems cannot be achieved with low melanin production caused by an under-stimulated Pineal. (Dr. Afrika, pg. 11).  Since the systematic elimination of the Black Panther Party, the Black majority in America seems to be unsuccessful in creating policy reform for the betterment of their race.  A low concentration of melanin will continuously keep Black Americans, and other minorities, in a mediocre position socially, politically, and economically.  They will be unable to manifest practical ideas or solutions, and ultimately, remain being controlled by the enlightenment.  This biological machination constructed by the enlightenment permeates amongst miseducated people (Black or White), and they will forever be subjected to live in misery (poverty, violence, drugs, diseases, discrimination, etc) that persist in ghetto communities, everyday.  

I have introduced scientific evidence to one of the biological catalysts that could be affecting the Black community. With that said, I believe to have a few solutions to assist Black people in reaching optimal melanin production and racial solidarity. The dark race has the potential to produce melanin at an  above-average level, and this allows them to potentially sustain the same level of intelligence and productivity as their ancient ancestors.  In the last 500 years the Black race has been the most oppressed group on the planet.  Dark-skin people have been oppressed politically, socially, economically, militaristically, emotionally, and spiritually.  For the Black race to recover and create foundations in the areas mentioned above, the dark race must study, and restore, melanin within their culture.  

Potential solutions to promote unity amongst Black people

I can propose two suggestions on how Black people around the world can restore Melanin within their biological property:

1) Introduce the component of melanin in public school curricula.  Melanin “references” have not been incorporated or publicized in public school courses.  The 21st century shall introduce a curricula to young children on the importance of the black element known as “melanin”.  Students should be aware of the significance of melanin and how it affects them mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

The “Willie Lynch” psychological programming in United States during the 18th century deteriorated the minds of African captives. Most of African history was lost among the new generation of American slaves. At this point, the melanated slave thought they had no value because they were neglected freedom and knowledge of their African culture.  American slave owners adopted a psychological agenda that would insert thoughts of fear, distrust, and hate, amongst dark race. (Morrow, Alvin. 2003).  I believe there is evidence to confirm the same emotions are plaguing the Black community today.  No other race can compare to the level of disunity amongst Black Americans.  Melanin courses within schools can instill knowledge and intelligence within children of dark skin pigmentation, and teach them values of love, honesty, and unity.

2) Restore Melanin in all children biologically through exercise, and plant-based diet. Alkaline herbs will support malnourished students who do not receive enough nutrition at home. Alkalizing the body daily will assist children with physical and mental problems. Stressors in life are what cause the body to be acidic and develop health issues.  Alkaline consumption is necessary.  Yoga is a course that should be available for students who are mentally or emotionally distressed. The ancient practice of yoga may assist with promoting melanin.  Students will improve mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  The black element is what sustained and progressed ancient African civilizations for hundreds of thousands of years. All people need to accept and incorporate this component of Black culture.


  1. Afrika, Llaila. Melanin What Makes Black People Black? Seaburn Publishing Group. New York. 2009. 
  2. Morrow, Alvin. Breaking the Curse of Willie Lynch: The Science of Slave Psychology. Rising Suns Publications. St Louis, MO. 2003.
  3. “Willie Lynch”. The Willie Lynch Letter & The Making of a Slave. African Tree Press.  New York. Date Unavailable. ( written in 1712 as proclaimed by Willie Lynch).