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Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss The Michael Brown and Eric Garner Grand Jury Verdicts, Police not Indicted, ForThe deaths of Unarmed Black Men, with Roy Paul!
Weeks before the shooting death of Michael Brown this August in Ferguson, Missouri, the death of Eric Garner set off its own wave of protests. The father of six died in July while being arrested for selling illegal cigarettes in Staten Island, after a police chokehold rendered him unable to breathe.
On Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the plainclothes NYPD officer who was making the arrest.
There are plenty of differences between the cases of Garner and Brown, but one particular contrast remains salient: There was no footage of Michael Brown's death, only eyewitness accounts and conjecture, leaving minds to imagine a standoff between an officer and a civilian, a standoff that ended with the image of Brown lying dead in the street for over four hours.
Garner's death has harrowing digital footprints. His attempted arrest and struggle for air were captured on a widely-disseminated video. His final words were “I can’t breathe.”
In the aftermath of the verdict, many will likely point to the fact that the coroner's report ruled Garner's death a homicide, and that chokeholds are expressly forbidden by the NYPD.
Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss The Michael Brown and Eric Garner Grand Jury Verdicts. Police not Indicted, For The deaths of Unarmed Black Men, with Attorney Activist, Michael Coard Esq.!
8pm ET~ www.BlackHistoryBlog.com
"I can't breathe"
Weeks before the shooting death of Michael Brown this August in Ferguson, Missouri, the death of Eric Garner set off its own wave of protests. The father of six died in July while being suspected of selling illegal cigarettes in Staten Island, after a police chokehold rendered him unable to breathe.
The cop, Pantaleo, who held Eric Garner in the chokehold that killed him has been sued three times for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of other blacks he and fellow cops arrested.
Unlike Mike Brown's death, Garner's death has harrowing digital footprints. His attempted arrest and struggle for air were captured on a widely-disseminated video. His final words were “I can’t breathe.”
Besides the banned chokehold used by the cop, throwing a beefy arm around his neck, there was lethal danger in the way Mr. Garner was subdued — on his stomach, with a pile of cops on his back.
“positional asphyxia” quoted the Department’s guidelines on preventing deaths in custody.
The New York medical examiner’s office ruled Mr. Garner’s death a homicide, it cited “compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.” The pressure prevents the diaphragm from going up and down, and he can’t inhale and exhale.”
Which is exactly what Mr. Garner was trying to tell the officers who were on top of him when he said "I can't breathe"
On Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the plainclothes NYPD officer who was making the arrest.
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
Tonight learn about Maggie L Walker~ the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president.
In 1899.Maggie Walker was the Secretary Treasurer of the Independent Order of St. Luke (IOSL) a self help, benevolent society.
The bank, St. Luke Penny Savings was home to the benevolent society (self-Help org.) under Maggie Walker’s leadership. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since obtaining this position, Walker focused on using economic empowerment to defy Jim Crow Laws. She did this by establishing a bank, newspaper, and store.
Walker was the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president. Maggie Walker’s leadership, entrepreneurship, and magnanimous personality significantly helped African-Americans across the country gain equality and empowerment.
Tonight Join The Gist of Freedom as learn more about the social activist Maven Maggie L. Walker with Ben Anderson! Mr. Anderson is a tour guide ranger at the National Park Service Maggie L Walker Historic Site.
Walker was the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president.
Tonight on The Gist of Freedom listen to excerpts from the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a survivor of the middle passage! www.BlackHistoryBLOG.com
--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.
He settled in the United Kingdom in 1792. His autobiography, "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano", depicts the horrors of slavery and influenced the enactment of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.
They put us in separate parcels, and examined us attentively. They also made us jump, and pointed to the land, signifying we were to go there. We thought by this, we should be eaten by these ugly men, as they appeared to us; and, when soon after we were all put down under the deck again, there was much dread and trembling among us, and nothing but bitter cries to be heard all the night from these apprehensions, insomuch, that at last the white people got some old slaves from the land to pacify us. They told us we were not to be eaten, but to work, and were soon to go on land, where we should see many of our country people. This report eased us much. And sure enough, soon after we were landed, there came to us Africans of all languages.
TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show Thursday, Dec. 18th, 8:30pm-11:00pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. Our guest will be Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of The Pan African Newswire. We’ll discuss “The History of Cuba & It’s Future” and much more. 1) George Stinney Jr. was the youngest person executed in America. We’ll discuss his case and exoneration. Call in with your questiosn at (914) 338-1375 and visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.
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There are tons of discussions about feminism but very few black people actually know what it is about. Most have never read a book about it or even understand its history. The word itself has been used as a weapon against black women as a way of insulting them and making them feel as if they are not loyal to the race if they define themselves as feminists. The images of a group of anti male, masculine type, women who are all lesbians, springs to mind whenever the word feminism is brought up. Black women especially, have been conditioned to believe that the mythology around the word feminism makes it something they should refuse to be associated with. They havve bought into the stigmatization of the word itself, wtihout ever having even read one book about it. Black males are even worse, as they will continue to spread lies about this area of activism and any correct information about it is immediately dismissed as being "anti-black". This episode will explore the history of black feminism, how it came about, what it really is and why there is a fear of it. It will serve to inform and dispel the myths associated with black feminism and give one an insight into why it is more vital than ever to ensure that black women and men work to further its aims.
THE HISTORY OF THE FBI AND CIA INFLITRATION INSIDE BLACK LIBERATION MOVMENTS FROM MARCUS GARVEY TO MODERN DAY FAKE CONSCIOUNS PIMPS, WE WILL DISCUSS THE BLACK PANTHERS, THE BLACK LIBERATION ARMY, THE NATION OF ISLAM, DR YORK TO NATURAL TAHUTI. WHERE DID THEY GO WRONG? WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO ASSURE THIS TACTIC CANNOT BE SUCCSEFUL AGAIN. WHAT CRITERIA SHOULD WE JUDGE OUR CURRENT DAY LEADERS..!!! WE ARE CALLING OUT NAMES WE WILL ALSO DISCUSS 2PAC AND ASSATA SHAKUR AND THE FEARLESS BLACK LIBERATION ARMY.JOIN US FOR THIS EXPLOSIVE TOPIC FAMILY!!
Please join Professor Griff & ZaZa Ali this Thursday, December 18th as we deal with the ongoing pandemic of Black on Black Violence, building the work of Dr. Amos Wilson - "Black on Black Violence - In servitude of white domination". How do these issues compare & contrast to the recent murders of our people by white police, & is society aiding in Black genocide or working to prevent it? We want to hear from you! The call in # is 347-633-9644. 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Peace.
in The Bible
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:
1 We presume no religion as ultimate authority over any others.
All MAJOR religions (Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity) came from and out of Blackman and are partial truth mixed in with a lot of mythologies. Christianity is now no longer in the form in which it was originally given in Jerusalem and later in Antioch, Greece. We seek the heart truth of the Bible, not the dogmatic exegetical discourse.
2 We presume that the Bible is nothing more or less than a series of letters/lectures/notes/reports, and communications written some 200,000 years ago. Later translated from Hebrew into Latin, English and then all of the westernized versions that we read now.
3 We presume no stance as to the existence of heaven or hell. If the Christ said they both exist, then only He knows this at the moment. No one else has lived to confirm it one way or the other.
4 The Bible only refers to white-skinned people as Gentiles (some of whom are also Black), Greeks (a mixed race of people), and Romans. All other characters in the Bible are, in fact, Black men and women of ancient times in Persia, Mesopotamia and Assyria and Eurasia before there was an "Africa" or Alkebulan.
5 We presume that man is incapable of self-governance and that there will never be Peace until God is seated at the Conference Table.
6 We take no stand as to the "infallibility" of The Bible. Anything that lands in the hands of man becomes "tainted" and subject to misinterpretation and error. Only God Himself is infallible and immutable. 1899 Douay-Rheims is the main reference.
We are not religious "jews," we are the ancestral Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
King Yashua Will speak in dept about the
so-called black american slavery syndrome and the false indoctrination of our people into a bastardized existence!!!!