Category Black history

Malcolm X Day — Brasscheck TV

May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 “Whatever he’s going to do will not be beneficial to the powers that be” On this day in 1965, Malcom X was assassinated. Malcolm X Day May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 Police who were surveilling talk about their cooperation with the FBI in keeping an eye… via […]

‘Kanye West is a race traitor’: Look who’s talking

The Hagiographer of the Greatest Race Traitor in  History  Kanye West is abandoning his black roots by embracing President Donald Trump and “white freedom,” says author and activist Ta-Nehisi Coates, the latest celebrity piling onto the rapper over his political views. Read Full Article at RT.com via Kanye West is a race traitor, declares Atlantic columnist […]

King’s Legacy Betrayed — Consortiumnews

The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago today, has been cynically exploited by corporate and political leaders who care more for the needs of their rich donors than black constituents, comments Margaret Kimberly.  […] A Nation Going Backwards …King’s legacy is severely diminished because it has been used by […]

The Neo-Black National Monument

February was an interesting month. This year.  Most years I barely acknowledge Black History Month, but when I do I celebrate it as Neo-Black History Month. Because of the neoliberalism that has overtaken this generation –the neoliberal subversion of black America. They do it through the art. They do it with the movies and TV. […]

Gangsta Rap: Cognitive subversion from below

 (part one of this is here: https://aislec.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/the-roots-of-neo-black-culture/) Up until the 1990s the cognitive linguistic changes imposed on the black community were benign and ostensibly positive. Switching from the term “Afro-American” to the term “African American”, as the proper, official, sanctioned form of reference, underscores black Americans’ African heritage; certainly something to be proud of. Capitalizing […]

The roots of Neo-Black culture +Update

The roots of the Neo-Black culture that has  emerged in the 21st century can be traced all the way back to the black liberation movement (the original BLM) of the 1960s. It is a product of a systematic assault on that movement, and upon the black community, by the white power structure from the ‘70s […]

Slavery and the American University

Alex Carp http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/02/07/slavery-and-the-american-university/ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library/Library of Congress “Halting at Noon,” a wood engraving showing a slave drive through Virginia in the early nineteenth century, 1864 According to the surviving records, the first enslaved African in Massachusetts was the property of the schoolmaster of Harvard. Yale […]