Category Black history

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 […]

Scandalize my Name… New York Review of Books Slimes Paul Robeson

Scandalize my Name… New York Review of Books Slimes Paul Robeson Greg Godels   For the owners, publishers, and editors of the The New York Review of Books, anti-Communism is still alive. The periodical occupies a unique, indispensable role in fostering and sustaining Cold War myths and legends. The New York Review of Books has […]

Black History Month Biographies

Famous black and African-American figures from the past and present by Biographies Here are biographies for some of the many historical and modern people celebrated during Black History Month. To learn more about any of these amazing people, just click a name. Movers and Shakers Boston Massacre figure Crispus Attucks Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman Orator Frederick Douglass Massachusetts shipping […]