• Who Do You call When the Murderer wears a Badge

    When the Murderer Wears a Badge; The psychological effect on the black community

    Our skin color has been weaponized and demonized by the dominant society. Black family members fear for their loved ones every time they leave their home. The all too familiar “talk”-counseling them on how to conduct themselves during police interactions, now has to be had with our black children around the age of 12, if not younger. We can “dress” right, “talk” right, drive expensive automobiles and hold six-figure positions and it still is not enough to protect us from a xenophobic police officer determined to violate our humanity. We as black people are under siege in America.

  • The Deeper They Dig: The Blacker The Gods Get

    A close look would reveal the prodigious nations of the world worshipping Black gods both past and present. One would reasonably conclude these nations are Black and brown people, however, this phenomenon was practiced worldwide. The ancient gods of India are shown with Ethiopian crowns on their heads, the god Krishna is described, as “his bodily color resembles the color of a fresh black cloud”. The Sanskrit word “Krishna” has a literal meaning “black, dark”. Krishna is also known as “Syama” the blackish one.

  • Meet Sigidi KaSenzangakhona (Shaka Zulu) 1787-1828

    “I need no bodyguard at all, for even the bravest men who approach me, get weak at the knees and their hearts turn to water, whilst their heads become giddy an incapable of thinking as the sweat of fear paralyzes them.” – Shaka Zulu

  • White Privilege

    White privilege is synonymous with American culture, to which whites operate as its cultural and intellectual vanguard. Because of their dominant status, they tend to define and dictate what “American” is. And, as a result, their privilege is natural and invisible to them. On one hand, they are aware of this country’s history and understand that it was built on a system of racism and white supremacy. Yet, on the other, they will vehemently deny benefiting from the very same system whose primary purpose was to elevate them above other races.

  • The Death of the Black Family

    Black families are rarely shown positively in American media. In fact, you would be challenged to find a complete Black family; father, mother and children portrayed in a positive manner. The Cosby Show was rare for its time and a much-needed representation of the Black family. This, however, appears to be the exception to the rule. It should be noted that people are free to fall in love with whom they choose. My attempt here is to shed light on this obvious agenda. The overwhelming majority of Black television shows feature dysfunctional family structures, engaging in womanizing, drug dealing, as well as a litany of illegal and immoral activities. These types of representations are eerily reminiscent of the Black exploitation films of the 70’s and 80’s. Meanwhile, the media attempt to socialize viewers to an alternative version of family is ongoing.

  • The Colonized Mind; The Effect of Colonization, “Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it Right”

    Under colonial rule, governments control all education from nurseries to universities; this is essential in forming the colonized mind. “When you control a man’s thinking, you do not have to worry about his actions. He will find his “proper place” and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will protest until one is made for his use. His education demands it.” – Dr. Carter G. Woodson; The Miseducation of the Negro

  • The African Origin Of Civilization: The Truth European Scholars Deny

    Professional historians have misrepresented facts, distorted truth and flat out lied about certain historical figures and civilizations to create and continue false narratives of European supremacy. In fact, they created a complete and separate category devoted to the African country of Egypt and called it Egyptology. There is literally no other country in the world that shares this distinction; there is no field of study called ‘Greekology’ or ‘Romanology’ etc. The reason is simple, the modern falsification of history.

  • Colorism, An Enduring Legacy

    An old children’s cadence captures the very essence of colorism: “If you’re black, stay back; if you’re brown, stick around; if you’re yellow, you’re mellow; if you’re white, you’re all right.” Colorism lends advantage to those with lighter skin. Simply stated, colorism is discrimination based on skin color. As painful as it may be within the black community, this is a conversation that we must have. Only through understanding the history can we begin to heal ourselves and move forward.

  • THE HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN RESISTANCE TO THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

    The resistance of enslaved Africans during the Transatlantic Slave Trade has often been grossly underreported and underestimated. Africans began to fight against the slave trade as soon as it began. It is equally important to realize that there were African natives who operated as conspirators as well as collaborators, but their level of participation is often overstated. There are numerous, yet infrequently publicized accounts of African resistance and attempts to defend themselves.

  • THE HISTORY OF SEX FARMS DURING AMERICAN CHATTEL SLAVERY

    It was common for the sexual subordination of the slave to the master, including the male slaves; this was known as buck breaking. The buck breaking process consisted of the slave owner or his proxy forcefully having sex with the enslaved male in full view of an audience. That audience usually included his family and friends. This served several purposes; The primary purpose, however, was to show all in attendance that he was absolutely powerless. In fact, another very common practice was to place a burlap bag over the heads of the male and female prior to the forced sexual encounter, because as often was the case the paired individuals were related by blood. In some cases even Mother and Son, it is believed this is where the term motherfucker was derived. Brothers paired with sisters, fathers with daughters all were common occurrences.