Elements of African time can be seen within “Colored People Time.” Once an anti-Black stereotype, we’ve reclaimed CPT to jokingly tease community members who truly be existing in their own time.
But historically, CPT was a resistance method. Our enslaved ancestors would intentionally work slowly as a way of resisting their enslavers.
Another “time” to consider is Black Quantum Futurism, which provides a nonlinear understanding of time. Specifically, BQF practitioners believe both past and future impact our present.
Through this nonlinear lens, we’re currently living history AND futures traversing BQF time portals.
Capitalism doesn’t want us to “clock out” but there’s power in knowing we can exist in our own times and still thrive.