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Dating from its origin, the Negro press printed the names of black informants,Freedom's Journal listing those of Moses Smith, formerly of Baltimore, and Nathan Gooms of New York, in its issue of November 7, 1828. The mere appearance of these names in the columns of the weekly was a sufficient deterrent to die other informers whose identity the editors threatened to reveal. When Martin R, Delany was editor of The Black Underground Dr. Martin R. Delaney, founder of the Pittsburgh Mystery in 1842 and later was co-editor of the North Star.
In August 1858 two runaways were betrayed by John Brodie, who had promised to assist them in returning to Covington, Kentucky, to effect the liberation of relatives. Brodie's treachery nearly cost him his life. He was seized by a group of Negroes, who proceeded to give him three hundred blows with a paddle, a stroke for each dollar he was supposed to have received from the slave-catchers. Only the presence of the influential Henry Highland Garnet saved Brodie from further punishment. The badly mauled informer delivered himself to the police authorities, to be placed in jail for safe-keeping
Stella Antley of The Slave Holding Me and Sidney Davis interview tonight Thursday April 30, 2015, 8pm, with host Lesley Gist on the "Gist of Freedom" Blog Radio Program Dial-in 347-324-5552. www.blackhistoryblog.com www.blackhistoryUniversity.com
Will be bringing attention to the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade at the United Nations unvieling and future plans for its dedication and related issues. We invite you to join the discussion.
Autumn, The Play Inspired by the Newark NJ Mayors Cory Booker and Sharp James!
SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: MNN's "The Gist of Freedom" Interviews of Richard Wesley and cast members! Mr. Wesley an Award-winning Playwright and Screenwriter talks about his new play, "Autumn"!
Richard Wesley, whose hits include "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Let's Do It Again" which starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby and "The Mighty Gents" which went to Broadway.
"Autumn," an absorbing new drama by Richard Wesley that probes the fragility of political legacies and human relationships, premieres at Crossroads Theatre Company April 23 through May 3.
"Autumn" is the first full-length stage play, since the premiere of Wesley's acclaimed work, "The Talented Tenth," in 1989, which looked at the lives of a group of Howard University graduates who were part of an emerging Black elite.
“I began thinking that there was a new generation of post-civil rights movement politicians emerging that was very different from the generation that came of age during the civil rights movement,” Wesley said. “There was a group of old-school politicians who found themselves wrapped up in political scandals; and right behind [them] were these younger politicians who were moving up.”
Since 1995, Wesley has been an associate professor of dramatic writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he served as chair of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing for eight years. He is a former vice president of the Writers Guild of America, East.
Crossroads Theater Company is located at 7 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. For tickets, call (732) 545-8100 or purchase online at crossroadstheatrecompany.org.
ANGRYFANS RADIO: GUEST: TOM GIST AND AFR PHONE BATTLE RAHIME VS J GUDDA GUDDA
Where do you begin???
This is the plight of a friend who only recently discovered that the children he has fathered for 11 years are not his! Precious little kids now caught up in the crazy mix that is as a result of their mother's trysts.
Gist had been going on for years amongst their mutual friends and family as to the true parternity of the kids. His wife was known as an "Animashaun" a term used to discribe a promiscuous lady in Western Nigeria. The husband in question had ignored all that he's heard over the years, giving his wife the benefit of doubt that she wouldn't do that to him or the family.
At his mother's sick bed just before she passed, she made him promise to find out if he was the father of the kids, ages 11 & 7. He finally heeded his mother's plea and did a DNA test. YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER!!!
He married his wife while she was 4 months pregnant with their first child against friends and families advice and now is caught between a rock and a hard place. Seeking our thoughts on what he should do next?
Join us on Tuesday night at 8pm as we discuss. Let's swap tales..
Sermon - The Battle Is Not Yours~ Rev. Hilton Mount Olive Baptist Hackensack NJ
"After 25 years of investment, pain, triumph and challenges, I, Dawud, the creator of Brotherman Comics is now asking the people for support to help propel this venture into a new plateau of entertainment! YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED! PLEASE SHARE! Check out the link for more details. http://igg.me/at/brotherman" Baba Dawud Anyabwile?! Tonight at 8pm listen to Dawud and his business partners on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryBlog.com
Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe
Noted historian, scholar, and educator Benjamin Author Quarles was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 23, 1904.
A prolific writer, Quarles published ten books, twenty-three major articles, and hundreds of shorter pieces of various sorts. At least four of his books attained national significance: Frederick Douglass (1948), which grew out of his doctoral research and remains the authoritative source for most of what is known about Douglass; The Negro in the American Revolution (1961), one of the first books to demonstrate the importance of including African Americans in the mainstream narratives of U.S. history; The Negro in the Making of America (1964), a text used in courses throughout the country; and Black Abolitionists (1969), a book that helped propel a major reassessment of the anti-slavery movement.
David Ruggles advocated for self-defense and the need for African Americans to organize and establish their own "remedy" for justice. In 1835, Ruggles and other black abolitionists formed the Committee of Vigilance (A hybrid of The Black Panthers and The NAACP) to protect free blacks and recently escaped slaves and to fight slave catchers and kidnappers.
As David Ruggles, a leading black abolitionist, made clear in this 1836 account of a kidnapping, African Americans could not count on the police, the courts, or anti-slavery organizations.
Richard Riker (Rikers Island named after him) [1773-1842]
A lawyer and eventual judge who saw us on the lowest social level possible. Adipta writes, "When seven-year-old schoolboy Henry Scott was seized as a fugitive slave from his classroom, the kidnappers forcibly brought the terrified child before Richard Riker, the magistrate of New York City. They claimed that the boy was property belonging to white slaver.
Today on The Boochcast, Booch and Desmond talk about Desmond having to pick up his siblings from school, Keeping score in little league baseball, hazing on public school sports teams, we recap Monday Night RAW, and Booch ranks the Best Public High Schools in the Atlanta Metro Area.
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Marsha Page is a celebrity makeup artist, offering over a decade of experience. Her work has been seen at the Tribeca Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Bridal Fashion Week and Parents Magazine. She is currently the Key Makeup artist for BK Live!
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