Category Black history

400 Years: Look How Long

The Significance of the “1619 Project” by JESSE JACKSON On Sunday, the New York Times unveiled “The 1619 Project,” a journalistic series in the Sunday magazine that seeks to tell the “unvarnished truth” about slavery and its impact on America’s history. In 1619, just 12 years after the founding of the first permanent English settlement in […]

The 400-Year-Old Wound Wrenching the Heart of America — Truthdig RSS

Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia. Slavery is often reduced to a crime of America’s long-ago past. But enslaved labor created the backbone for America’s capitalistic economy, allowing it to grow into — and remain — the world’s leading economy today. Related Articles America Must Make… via […]

Guardian: A rural town confronts its history of mass killings of African Americans — Veterans Today | Military Foreign Affairs Policy Journal for Clandestine Services

100 years after hundreds of African Americans were reportedly killed in Elaine, Arkansas, a memorial is set to bring details of the tragedy to light Charlie McClain was surprised to learn that he was related to one of the Elaine Twelve. It came out when McClain, 58, asked his mother earlier this year about the… via […]

Illegal FBI Targeting of Black Activists — Political Film Blog

How Ironic That This Fool (Giambrone) Would Say This: Regarding FBI SURVEILLANCE OF BLACK ACTIVISTS   The more things change… (…the more they remain the same). That’s essentially what I said to him on this post. https://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/i-am-not-your-negro-my-review/ nomad says: September 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm things have changed, but not racism. He jumped down my throat and […]

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 […]