More than a thousand years before the foundations of Greece and Rome, proud and industrious Black men and women known as the Dravidian erected a powerful civilization in the Indus Valley. From those origins, African Kings in India drove the region’s commerce, culture, and belief systems.
Manifesting. Building. Letting knowledge be born.Continue reading
In 1986, urban America (and a growing segment of the rest of the country) was experiencing and repeating the Supreme Mathematics of the 5% Nation of The Gods & Earths. But most of the fans who rhymed along with Rakim that there were “no tricks in ’86 — it’s time to build” from Eric B & Rakim’s breakout single “Eric B Is President“ had no idea of the meaning behind those words. MC Shan proudly proclaimed in the same year “I got the knowledge to know, the wisdom to speak, the understanding of my rhyme is at its fullest peak.” It was primarily youth in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area who understood why Just-Ice referred to the Bronx as “Pelan” on “Going Way Back,” his classic 1987 single with KRS-One. Elements of the 5% have existed in rap music since Se’ Divine The Mastermind and Jus Allah The Superstar of The World Famous Supreme Team sang “Allah & Justice” on radio station WHBI in the early 1980s.
David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson’s graphic novel The Black Panther Party may be the first introduction to the revolutionary party for some. For others, it will provide additional context to the history. The graphic novel spans from the founding of the party by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in the mid-’60s to its unfortunate demise when members were murdered, ostracized, or imprisoned. It covers the constant government attacks to the Party—cue J. Edgar Hoover, who stated the Black Panthers were the “greatest threat to the internal security of the country”—and its internal strife, against a background of increased racial tensions throughout the nation. Walker and Anderson’s collaboration reveals that the Black Panthers weren’t without faults, yet the organization’s focus from the beginning was always giving Black communities the strength and power to be informed of and fight for the rights they deserved. From food pantries to educational programs to a newspaper circulating relevant and under-reported news affecting Black people, the Black Panthers served their community first, which seemed radical to those who never thought Black people deserved basic rights in the first place.Continue reading
We will never get justice on stolen land….
The U.S. Department of Justice has shut down its investigation into the Emmett Till slaying, closing the door on possible charges.
Documentary filmmaker Keith Beauchamp, who has worked closely with the FBI on the case, said the department has “not publicly stated the case is closed, but it’s closed.”
There are no indications the state of Mississippi will pursue a murder charge in the death of the 14-year-old African-American youth from Chicago, which took place 65 years ago today. In 2007, a Mississippi grand jury declined to bring charges.
Asked about the Till case, all District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson of Greenville would say is “I don’t have anything to report.”Continue reading
I see a lot of interesting info about the BLA and I thought I would share this…
After the social upheavals of the 1960s failed to trigger the vast systemic changes many protesters sought, the early 1970s saw a number of militant groups form secoret underground cells that pledged to use violence in an attempt to fight for civil rights, end the Vietnam War and, in the minds of the hard core, trigger a violent revolution in the streets of America.
While groups like the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army and the Symbionese Liberation Army were vehemently anti-war, their core motivation was rallying the black community toward open revolt. It was a time when police brutality was rampant—far worse than today, by most measures—and white police officers rarely were prosecuted when they killed black civilians. The underground groups of the ‘70s thus made police their first and most frequent targets. The Weather Underground did so with bombs, until one went off accidentally, killing three of its members, leading the group to disavow murderous violence.Continue reading
This my guy from the Ill State U with a quick breakdown on why Chicago is the way it is due to systemic racism…
Critical Mass is an article written by Brian Gorman. It appears in the September 2020 Edition of the Metropolis Newspaper (https://www.metropolisnewspaper.com/s…). Video was styled by Diverse City (www.enterthecity.com)Critcal Mass by Brian Gorman – YouTube
Orlando Jones talks about his firing from #AmericanGods where he played #MrNancy and how being so black made some people uncomfortable. “Anger gets shit done!” #OrlandoJones #KarenHunterShow (SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL and listen LIVE to the Karen Hunter Show on the SiriusXM app, M-F, 3 p.m. ET)Orlando Jones Got Too Black and Too Real For Hollywood – YouTube
“You must stop your Satanic idol-worship”, “You devil worshipper”, “You will go to Hell”. These are all common derogatory comments I have received as a third-generation practitioner of Vodu, an ancient West African spiritual and herbal practice, mostly by Christians that preached their faith on me. At first, I used to react harshly to them which normally ended in both parties arguing, sometimes even ending in insults. As I grew older, I realized that most people who hold such views have little knowledge about African history or spiritual traditions. In this article, I will shed light on some reasons why African spiritual and herbal traditions like Vodu have historically been and continue to be stigmatized and associated with Satan or the devil. Continue reading
Even Brits were less racist (if possible) than good ol AmeriKKKans….
Black American GIs billeted in the UK during WWII found warm welcome from British families, in contrast to vicious racist abuse meted out by their fellow countrymen Continue reading