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We hear about sticking together, looking out for one another and embracing the concept of “Black love." Why is this so important to us? Noted in Essence Magazine.
When it comes to African-Americans, it is mentioned that love is a very complicated and often an evasive concept. Our enslaved ancestors had to fight for love and sneak it in when our captors were not looking. As Bell Hooks says in "Salvation: Black People and Love," post-slavery movements to secure true freedom often made our men feel like they needed to be “fighters, not lovers." They did not always see that it was possible to be tender and romantic with love in the home, at the same time that they were strong and battle-ready when dealing with the enemy outside of it. And while women contributed a great deal of nurturing, they also struggled with balancing the demands of work and love. We have often experienced forced separation from our partners and our families that has made love an even more traumatic concept.
Is this what has been tangling us up? Let's talk!
Have you ever thought about the history of mankind? Have you been amazed at how all the versions that have been told all trace back to one story that is seemingly similar to all the rest?
That is because they all come from the curse that God put on the serpent in the garden...
On Monday's 'Morning Routine' and you will hear about the uncanny similarities of all the religions of the world and how they trace back to that one curse.
God bless you all & have a blessed weekend. Knock, Seek & Ask...
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Tonight ...Finally a book that will put the Dred Scott decision in it's proper context!
Over 300 Enslaved Africans, like Polly Berry and Lucy Delaney successfully sued for their Freedom while Still in Bondage prior to the infamous racist Dred Scott decision whereupon Justice Roger Taney stated "Slaves had no rights a White Man was bound to respect" In the past, Missouri courts supported the doctrine of "once free, always free."
Click and Join The Gist of Freedom Tonight with Author Professor Manisha Sinha!
SLAVES WHO SUED FOR FREEDOM -- New research uncovers a little-known force for abolition: "Freedom Suits" Enslaved Africans who took the Slavers to court and WON!
Slavers growing weary from this trend, Enslaved Blacks Successfully Suing for freedom, Justice Taney and the Slave Institution were forced to retaliate. Subsequently, in March of 1857, they attempted to strip ALL blacks, (free and enslaved), from their their citizenship, the right to due process.
Prof. Sinha - “We normally don’t think of slaves as a part of the abolition movement,” -But they were, says Manisha Sinha, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, whose own book on the subject, “The Slave’s Cause: Abolition and the Origins of American Democracy,” Although many unable to read or write they courageously used thier shackled hand to sign their X on petitions for Liberation!
Black Abolitionists like, Northup wasn’t unique in trying to escape slavery through the legal system. Historians have long been aware of lawsuits, like La Amistad, brought by enslaved Africans against their owners or captors.
Discussion will be about empowering our people. How current events take away and destroy our culture and what we can do as an individual and as a people to gain it back. We will be discussing false teachings that has been handed down in our culture, and how the OTHERS has helped with spreading lies amongst and about our people. We will sharing knowledge of our culture and ancestoral background. We encourge to know thyself. " A PEOPLE WITHOUT A CULTURE MUST DIE."..
Please Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Adam Tulloch from Great Britian's Production of the play ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’
Olaudah Equiano Survived The Middle Passage, purchased his freedom, became a black abolitionist and authored the first known Enslaved African Narrative . He was a famous proponent of British abolitionism and worked with William Wilberforce. His story is featured in the movie Amazing Grace.
Following its success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’ will be transferring to Sutton House from the 26th-29th November.
Kidnapped with his sister at the age of eleven, Equiano is beaten, suffocated and tortured on their journey to the coast, which sees him separated from his sister and sold to British traders.
Set in the heart of West Africa during the height of the British slave trade, ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’ is an honest, uncompromising and moving portrayal of Olaudah Equiano’s early life.
Please note this is a site-specific production with no wheelchair access. The production also contains scenes of a violent nature and is therefore only suitable for those over the age of 16.
Writer/Director – Adam Tulloch
Assistant Director – Sian Edwards
Choreography – Sharon Henry
Music – Jamal Hue-Bonner
Tickets available via Eventbrite
Full Price £10
Limited number of £5 Early Bird tickets
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Historian Edward E. Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus the United States seized control of the world market for cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial Revolution, and became a wealthy nation with global influence.
Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery’s end—and created a culture that sustains America’s deepest dreams of freedom.
Edward E. Baptist is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and House Professor and Dean at the Carl Becker House at Cornell University.
Blood in My Eye was completed only days before the martyrdom of George Jackson, August 21, 1971 at the hands of San Quentin prision guards. While in prision he read widely and transformed into an activist and political theoretician who defined himself as a revolutionary. As a revolutionary he found meaning in his prision existence.
George Jackson University is designed to turn the criminal mentality into a progressive one. Every prisioner behind bars or walking the streets have the potential to have a changed mentality, and work against the system that enslaved us to begin with.
Listen in as we discuss the writings of George Jackson, talk to his family, friends, comrades, those whom he was incarcerated with.
We will examine the ideology of George Jackson; and see how far advanced he was/is.
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Enslaved Afrikans have been in the western hemisphere for roughly 500 years now. Do you see any positive light at the end of the tunnel or is that tunnel actually the fast track to hell? We will discuss the so-called Black community as it relates to our past, present and future along with our politics, economics and moral compass. 500 years later; who are we and where are we ACTUALLY going? Join us in this discussion.
Also, we will discuss Ray Hagins and his demonizing of Michael Brown and his support of the Darren Wilson and the police. #rayhaginsmustgo
Our previous conversation on 11/20/14 was so inspiring that we decided to continue the conversation.
The ego. Yes, you have one. We all do. It’s the ‘operating system’ we use to navigate life and the world around us. It’s what we think we are: our “self.” It is also the biggest obstacle to remembering our true self and God. In fact, it’s the ONLY obstacle.
Join us to learn more about the ego and its ways: what it is, how it works and how it manages to keep us so blind and enslaved to its agenda.
Preparation: From Plagues To Miracles Chapter 1, pp. 7-11 and Chapter 2.
A Course In Miracles Text Chapters 7.VI.3-8, 11.V, CoT.2 (among many others)
Robert Rosenthal, M.D. joins Charlotte on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM Eastern to discuss topics from the perspective of A Course in Miracles. Additional commentary is frequently offered from Dr. Bob’s book, From Plagues to Miracles.
A student of A Course in Miracles since before it was published, Dr. Bob was a close personal friend of Bill Thetford, Ph.D. (Co-Scribe of ACIM) and has served on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Inner Peace, publisher of the Course, since 1992. He is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice near Princeton, New Jersey and authored From Plagues to Miracles: The Transformational Journey of Exodus, From the Slavery of Ego to the Promised Land of Spirit. The book interprets the Biblical story of Exodus.
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The United States in terms of hisory fought for its freedom, justice, and equality with the American Revolutionary War, and the American Declaration of Independence which birthed a new nation in that ushered in a new world order. The New World Order gave way to a New Empire in the West, and the United States is that Empire. With a 155 million person labor market, the world's largest purchasing market with $17 Trillion in good and service value, and $84 Trillion in Household Assets, the United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world on paper. What we do know paper rises and falls in value through the banks and stock market? The New Empire in the west grew out of exclusions and issues of ethnic superiority. The United States excluded Native Americans and imported labor from foreign markets in Africa to build the economy that we see today. America failed to compensate the enslaved people of its country because of a bitter Civil War that broke the Union and bond of this country As a result, the people of the country suffer formed serious issues of entitlement that have flooded over into social and political issues that will have a lasting effect on the economic prosperity and posterity of this country. Are we witnessing a the fall of an empire or the rise of a new one? Join Us
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Professor James Small is a Pan Africanist, Black Scholar and Transformational Speaker. He is a Priest of Oya and Babalorisha in the Ifa Tradition.
Professor James Small was born in 1945, on Arcadia plantation, located on the banks of the Waccamaw River. This Lowland rice plantation is located where the Waccamaw, Peedee, and Black Rivers converge to meet the Atlantic Ocean, on the shores of historic Georgetown, South Carolina. Prof. Small was born to a family that traces their descent from enslaved Africans, to the Yoruba, Akan, and Ewe people of West Africa. Prof. Small's heritage also stems from the Native American ancestors that inhabited these South Carolinian shores. Both his maternal great-grandmother and his paternal great-grandmother were members of the Chicora Nation, and made their home along the mighty Waccamaw River.
Prof. Small taught for nearly twenty years at the City University of New York, including 17 years at the City College of New York's Black Studies Department, thirteen of those years also serving as an administrator and two years at New York City Technical College. Prof. Small has taught courses on Malcolm X, Traditional African Religion (Prof. Small is a priest in the Yoruba religion), Pan Africanism, Crime in the Urban Community, Urban Crisis and Issues, and African Folklore.
Prof. Small is currently conducting educational and cultural tours throughout Africa and the United States and he is also working on two books, one a collection of his lectures on Malcolm X and the other on the topic of "Post Slavery Trauma Syndrome."
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