Steve Biko's conception of black consciousness was: Black Consciousness is in essence the realisation by the black man of the need to rally together with his brothers around the cause of their operation, the blackness of their skin, and to operate as a group in order to rid themselves of the shackles that bind them to perpetual servitude. Was Steve Biko's theorem of black consciousness political and cultural or Steve was just proud to be black? Does Steve's theorem applies to African America in America? Sources: Biko, Steven. I Write What I Like. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, Inc., 2000.