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Who Owned Solomon? A Case study of 19th Century African American Research– Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery. This discussion will look at the strategies used by Janice Lovelace to identify her ancestors’ slave-owners through the use of military, land, probate and court records.
Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. a genealogist who primarily lectures and writes on health, genetics, research methodology and her ethnic minority heritage, lives and lectures primarily in the West. A licensed psychologist (with an undergraduate degree in Biology), she recently retired from 30 years of tenured college teaching in the social sciences, including women’s studies and American Cultural studies. Janice is a member of APG, GSG, AAGHS and several local societies.
Tonight our Show will start our reading on our brother George Lester Jackson, son of Lester and Georgia Bea Jackson Elder brother of Jonathan Jackson who was killed in an attempt to free his brother George. He was an African Captive in America who never considered himself an African American. A Prison activist who was the cofounder of the Black Guerrillas.George Lester Jackson (September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971) was an African-American left-wing activist, Marxist, author, he became a member of the Black Panther Party while incarcerated. Jackson achieved fame as one of the Soledad Brothers and was later shot to death by guards in San Quentin Prison following an unsuccessful escape attempt which left Jackson and four others, including a judge, dead. Jackson was the second son of Lester and Georgia Bea Jackson's five children. He spent time in the California Youth Authority Corrections facility in Paso Robles because of several juvenile convictions including armed robbery, assault, and burglary. His life of petty crime was due to his rebellious attitude against the WHITE RACIST GOVERNMENT OF AMERICA. In 1961 he was convicted of armed robbery, for robbing $70 from a gas station at gunpoint and at age 18 was sentenced to serve one year to life in prison. We will examine the work of George Jackson through his letters written to family and friends over the years all compiled in a books called "THE SOLEDAD BROTHERS"
During his first years at San Quentin State Prison, Jackson became involved in revolutionary activity, as well as assaults on guards and fellow inmates. Such behavior, in turn, was used to justify his continued incarceration on an indeterminate sentence. He was described by prison officials as egocentric and anti-social.
As Jackson's disciplinary infractions grew he spent more time in solitary confinement, where he studied political economy and radical theory. H
Tonight our show will be about those SELF HATING NEGROES, oh yeh you know them. “The psychic distance between love and hate could be the mechanical difference between a smile and a sneer, or it could be the journey of a nervous impulse in its path through North American nerves may, if it is honest, find the passage disputed: may find the leap form the fiber of hate to that of love too taxing on its meager store of energy—and so the long trip may never be completed, may end in a reconnaissance, a compromise, and then a lie.
Self-hatred takes many forms; sometimes it can be detected by no one, not by the keenest observer, not by the self-hater himself, not by his most intimate friends. Ethnic self-hater himself is even more difficult to detect. But in American Negroes, the ethnic self hatred often takes the bizarre from of a racial death wish, with many and elusive manifestations. Ironically, it provides much of the impetus behind the motivations go integration. And the attempt to suppress or deny such drives in ones psyche leads many American Negro to become ostentatious separationists, black Muslims, and Back to Africa advocates.
"The psychic distance between love and hate could be the mechanical difference between a smile and a sneer, or it could be the journey of a nervous impulse form the depths of one’s brain to the tip of one’s toe. But this impulse in its path through North america nerves may, if it is honest, find the passage disputed: may find the leap form the fiber of hate to that of love too taxing on its meager store energy—and so the long trip back may never be completed, may end in reconnaissance, a compromises, and then a lie..... "
This myth of the creation of the white race, called “Yacub’s History’” is an inversion of the racial death-wish of American Negroes today. Quite simply, many Negroes believe, as the principle of assimilation into white America implies, that the race problem in America cannot be settled until all traces of the black race are eliminated. Toward this end, many Negroes loathe the very idea of two very dark Negroes mating. The children, they say, will come out ugly. What they mean is that the children are sure to be black, and this is not desirable. What they mean is that the children are sure to be black, and this is not desirable. From the widespread use of cosmetics to bleach the black out of one’s skin and other concoctions to take Africa out of one’s hair, to the extreme, restored to by more Negroes than one might wash to believe, of undergoing nose thinning and lip-clipping operations, the racial death-wish of american Negroes—Yacub’s goal—takes its terrible toll. What has been happening for the past four hundred years is that the white man, through his access to black women. has been pumping his and genes of the blacks—i.e., has been fulfilling Yacub’s plan and accelerating the Negroes on death-wish." SOUL ON ICE by Eldridge Cleaver
The murder of Malcolm X, the exile of Robert F. Williams, who was forced the flee to Cuba with the combined terrors of the FBI and the minions of Southern justice snapping at his heels, and the exile of the late W.E.G. Du Bois, who, in the sunset of a valiant life, made three symbolic gestures as a final legacy to his people (renouncing his American citizenship, ‘returning’ to Africa to become a citizen of Ghana, and cursing capitalism while extolling communism as the hope of the future) —these three events on the one hand, and on the other hand the award of a Nobel Prize to Martin Luther King and the inflation of the image to that of an international hero, bear witness to the historical fact that the only Negro American allowed to attain national or international fame have been the puppets and lakers of the white power structure—and entertainers and athletes….
It is against the back ground of the traditional role of the Negro entertainer and athlete in racial crisis and the rebellion against that tradition — that the Muhammad Ali— Floyd Patterson fight for the heavyweight championship must be viewed." Soul On Ice by Eldridge Cleaver
"Malcolm X knew that he needed a prominent ally to help him launch a new organization once his permanent suspension became public. It so happened that Cassius Clay, scheduled to fight Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship of the world, was a good friend of Malcolm X, one of the few people Malcolm X ever invited to this house….." JUdas Factor Karl Evanzz
"The broad support for Muhammed Ali among negroes had nothing to do with the black Muslims’ racist ideology. Even the followers of the late beloved Malcolm X, many of whom despise Muhammad Ali for the scurvy remarks he made about the fallen Malcolm….." Soul On Ice
Tonight we will discuss the exact meaning of what it is that the black masses are seeking in their attempt at arena sports. Could our behavior be linked to the violent nature in which Malcolm and our other leaders died have awakened a primeval stance in our minds? As a people have we lost the ability to see humanity has gone far astray because we have not really achieved justice for our fallen? Have we really turned a blind eye to the Murder of our Beloved leader? “In America, we give maximum expression to our blood lust in the mass spectator sport of boxing. Some of us are Roman enough go admit our need of the sport. Others pretend to look the other way. but when a heavyweight champion fight rolls around, the nation takes a moral holiday and we are all turned in some of us peeping out of the corner of our eye at the square jungle and the animal test of brute power unfolding there.
Every institution in America is tainted by the mystique of race, and the question of masculinity is confused by the presence of both a white man and a black man here. One was the master and the other was the slave until a moment ago when they both were declared to be equal men; which leaves American men literally without a unitary, nationally viable self-image. Whatever dim vision of masculinity they have is a rough and ready, savage mishmash of violence and sexuality, and dichotomized exercise and worship of physical force/ submission to and fear of physical force which is only one aspect of the broken down relationship between mean and women in America. This is an era when the models of manhood and womanhood have been blasted to dust by social upheaval, and the most alienated males and females at the bottom of society move out of their place and bid for their right to be man and woman on an equal basis with the former masters and mistresses." SOUL ON ICE, Eldridge Cleaver.
Initial Reaction on the Assassination of Malcolm X
After Malcolm made his pilgrimage to Mecca, completing a triumphal tour of Africa and the Near East, during which he received the high honors of visiting dignitary, he returned to the U.S.A. and set about building his newly found Organization of Afro-American Unity. He established the Muslim Mosque, Inc., to receive the Muslims he thought would pull away from Elijah. The Muslim Mosque would teach Orthodox Islam, under the direction of Sheik Ahmed Hassoun from the Holy City of Mecca. Grand Sheik Muhammad Sarur Al-Sabban, Secretary General of the Muslim World League, had offered the services of Shei Ahmed, help Malcolm X in his efforts .......
"So now Malcolm is no more. The boot lickers, Uncle Toms, lackeys, and stooges of the white power structure have done their best to denigrate Malcolm, to root him out of his people's heart, to tarnish his memory. But their million-worded lies fall on deaf ears. As Ossie Davis so eloquently expressed it in his immortal eulogy. "If you knew him you would know why we must honor him: Malcolm was our man hood, our living, black manhood! This was his meaning to his people. And, in honoring him, we honor the best I ourselves..... However much we may have differed with him -----or with each other about him and his value as a man, let his going from us serve only to bring us together, now. Consigning these mortal remains to earth, the common mother of us all, secure in the knowledge that we place in the ground is no more now a man---but a come forth again to meet us. And we will know him then for what he was and is ---- a Prince ------our own black shining Prince!----- who did n't hesitate to die, because he loved us so." Ossie Davis
We shall have our manhood. We shall have it or the earth will be leveled by our attempts to gain it." SOUL ON ICE, by ELDRIDGE CLEAVER
“UNITING AGAINST A COMMON ENEMY OCTOBER 23, 1971” Dr. Huey P. Newton
If we get rid of the enemy in a united common struggle it would be easy to transform this unity into a common theme of things. We are not separate nations of men to continue the pattern of fighting amongst ourselves. We are a large collection of communities who can unite and fight together against our common enemy. the United States domination over all our territories equals a reactionary (in opposition to the interest of all) set of circumstances among our communities. Reactionary Inter-communalism. We can transform these circumstances to our benefit: Revolutionary Inter-communalism.
On the continent of Africa there are people who look like us. They are Black. We are brothers because our struggle is common. We have both suffered under the White racism and under oppression. This is why we should not let the reactionaries of the world be the only ones communicating across the waters of the masses of land. We have a common interest to survive, and therefore, we can learn from each other."
"Despite their religious differences, they came together. Some were communists; some were socialists; some were capitalists. Despite their economic and political differences, they came together. All of them were black, brown, red, or yellow.
The number-one thing that was not allowed to attend the Bandung conference was the white man. He couldn’t come. Once they excluded the white man, they found that they could get together. Once they kept him out, everybody else fell right in and fell in line. This is the thing that you and I have to understand. And these people who came together didn’t have nuclear weapons; they didn’t have jet planes; they didn’t have all of the heavy armaments that the white man has. But they had unity." MALCOLM EL HAJI MALIK SHABAZZ
If none of you remember the Vietnam War was started by the French who left the bloody mess in the hands of the American and African Troops to finish. Yes they did and now you want to Pray for the French please! You be praying for all of our troops who want to come home and end this damn war for resources of other peoples countries. Listen to this Brother here: Soul on Ice chapter 2 Folsom Prison October 9, 1965
“I ‘m perfectly aware that I am in prison, that I ‘m a Negro, that I’ve been a rapist, and the I have a Higher Un-education. I never know what significance I’m supposed to attach to these factors. But I have a suspicion that, because of these aspects of my character, “free-normal_-educated” people rather expect me to be more reserved, pertinent, remorseful, and not too quick to shoot off my mouth on certain subjects, But I let them down, disappoint them, make them gape at me in a sort of stupor, as if they’re thinking: “You’ve got your nerve! Don’t you realize that you owe a debt to society?” My answer to all such thoughts lurking in their split-level heads, crouching behind their squinting bombardier eyes, is that the blood of Vietnamese peasants has paid off all my debts; that the Vietnamese people, afflicted with rampant disease called Yankees, through their sufferings——as opposed to the “frustration”of fat-assed American geeks safe at home worrying over weather to have bacon, ham, or sausage with their grade-A eggs in the morning while Vietnamese worry each morning whether the Yankees will gas them, burn them up , or blow away their humble pads in a hail of bombs—have canceled all my IOU’s.” Soul on Ice, by Eldridge Cleaver
The oppression of the people of the world is not just limited to brutal force which is nothing more than conquest by the American Government the force of the illigal strong arm of the Secret Socities of the Wealthy Pigs of Arostocracy, but the economic conditions created by greed of the rich and those who seek to be rich. HUEY P. NEWTON put it bluntly in his :“UNITING AGAINST A COMMON ENEMY OCTOBER 23, 1971”To achieve this end, we struggle here in the United States to get rid of our oppression.others struggle inside their territory boundaries to get rid of oppression. The more territory we liberate in the world, the closer we will come to an end to all oppression . The common factor that binds us all is not only the fact of oppression but the oppressor: the United States Government and its ruling circle. We, the people of the world, have been brought together under strange circumstances. We are united against a common enemy. Today the philosophy of revolutionary inter communalism dictates the the survival programs implemented by and with the people here in America and those same basic People’s Survival Programs being implemented in Mozambique by the Mozambique Liberation Front are essential to bringing about world unity, from Africa to the Black community inside America, developing and uniting against a common enemy. That enemy has rolled up into one large hand the power of the World."
UNITING AGAINST THE COMMON ENEMY, October 23, 1971 "
"What does the Black Panther Party mean when we say that we are revolutionary inter-communalists? In a few words, we believe that the world's people from a collection of communities, all dominated or controlled, by those who rule the United States. The most common definition for a nation (as opposed to a community) is a group of human beings who have in common their own land territory, economic system, culture ( or way of day to day living), language, etc. At one time men from one nation would go out, and through warfare, conquer other nations. The conquer would bring under their control the resources, the people, perhaps everything that was sovereign or sacred to the other nations. A variety of things would result: A government of the conquered nation; the foreign language may be imposed upon the people; the name of the nation might be changed; or most importantly, the economy of the conquered nation would be fully controlled by the conquerors." Huey P. Newton .
"We have a common enemy. We have this in common: We have a common oppressor, a common exploiter, and a common discriminator. But once we all realize that we have this common enemy, then we unite on the basis of what we have in common. And what we have foremost in common is that enemy — the white man. He’s an enemy to all of us. I know some of you all think that some of them aren’t enemies. Time will tell.
In Bandung back in, I think, 1954, was the first unity meeting in centuries of black people. And once you study what happened at the Bandung conference, and the results of the Bandung conference, it actually serves as a model for the same procedure you and I can use to get our problems solved. At Bandung all the nations came together. Their were dark nations from Africa and Asia." MALCOLM EL HAJI MALIK SHABAZZ
The American Variety Network is exteremly proud to celebrate a small milestone of reaching 250 episodes!!! What started out as a small time fish keeping show known as the Aquatic Wetline has grown very well into the first original American network on Blogtalkradio created and operated by yours truly Alex Cardinale! The American Variety Network was created to reach a broad variety of listeners and to focus on a variety of topics, it's pretty safe to say that not only is the American Variety Network growing but we are also reaching more and more families and we are becoming friends with all of you our listeners! You are all invited to be a part of history as tonight the American Variety Network celebrates it's 250th episode with a bash and it will also lay the groundwork for future awesome expectations and for the future.
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