More Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: This Time, They’re Coming for Your Democracy

Twelve years ago, John Perkins published his book, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” Today, he says “things have just gotten so much worse.”

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This is how white supremacy operates in the economic machine of capitalism in this country. Under cover of law.

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture Prepares to Open

This Smithsonian museum, conceived in 2003, is readying itself for a September debut in Washington. http://nmaahc.si.edu/

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Making Black History Matters. Owning our history  I can’t wait to stand in line

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Rev. Sekou | The Brief Life and Times of a Nigger from…

 

“This nigger so disrupted the empire that he was arrested on false charges, convicted in a kangaroo court, and crucified with two other insurrectionists. He was executed by the state. The day of his state-sanctioned execution is called “good”. This day is only “good” because the empire did not have the last word. To be sure the world’s most famous Palestinian was a nigger and niggers never die. “-Rev. Osagyefo Sekou

Jesus was a nigger. To be a nigger, now and then, is to contend with arbitrary violence, legislative repression, and ontological uncertainty. Every moment of one’s life is policed and every action questioned.  Where and how a nigger lives is subjugated to interrogation. Jesus, like all niggers, is empirically unjustifiable yet existentially irrefutable.  His people came from an infamous little place that was known for nothing good. The nigger’s story sounds like a blues man filled with too much Jack Daniels and too little hope; singing in a empty juke joint, early Sunday morning.

He was born into the world in the body of an unwed teenage mother among an unimportant people in an unimportant part of the world as a Palestinian under occupation. His birth carried the stench of illegitimacy.   It was rumored that he was the son of a rapist Roman centurion. But his mother claimed that he was the son of God–her people’s liberation.

Though they would be torn asunder, he gathered about him a ragged movement whose dogged spirit was only held together by a simple belief–freedom was coming. Everywhere they went refugees gathered and left believing that there is something greater than the empire.

Yet, corrupt religious leaders conspired with the empire to silence dissonance and orchestrate hierarchal harmony–rendering justice mute. To live under occupation without resistance is a portrait of self-hate.   Thus religious leaders attempting to navigate a treacherous political terrain, often sided with empire to “be”.  The nigger and his nigger followers were challenging what it means to “be” a Palestinian living under occupation.

By treating the needs of the people as holy, they troubled religious  and political elites conception of themselves.  A refusal to believe what the empire has said about you is to be free. While their hearts were bent toward silencing him, the nigger’s greatest offense was disrupting the financialization of the court of the poor which is the house of prayer.

This nigger so disrupted the empire that he was arrested on false charges, convicted in a kangaroo court, and crucified with two other insurrectionists. He was executed by the state. The day of his state-sanctioned execution is called “good”.  This day is only “good” because the empire did not have the last word.  To be sure the world’s most famous Palestinian was a nigger and niggers never die.

Do Black Women Matter to the Black Church? | NewBlackMan (in Exile)

Too many black pastors decry racism and economic injustice while supporting ecclesiastical policies grounded in patriarchy. And it’s no justification when clergy and laity use the Bible to support patriarchal positions. The text has been used to defend all kinds of evils, including white supremacy, from the days of slavery to the present. (Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, himself described slavery as “established by decree of Almighty God” and “sanctioned in the Bible, in both Testaments. . . .”)

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“Too many black pastors decry racism and economic injustice while supporting ecclesiastical policies grounded in patriarchy. And it’s no justification when clergy and laity use the Bible to support patriarchal positions. The text has been used to defend all kinds of evils, including white supremacy, from the days of slavery to the present. (Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, himself described slavery as “established by decree of Almighty God” and “sanctioned in the Bible, in both Testaments. . . .”)”

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#FeelingtheBern” with Nina Turner :: Returning LIVE on OUR COMMON GROUND :: March 26, 2016 10 pm ET

#FeelingtheBern” with: Nina Turner
 Former OH Senator and Bernie Sanders for President Spokesperson
 Saturday, March 26, 2016 <>
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She is the National Spokesperson for Bernie Sanders ringing the bell for a new brand of politics and direction for not only the Democratic Party but for Black people in America.  We welcome this awesome woman back to OUR COMMON GROUND to talk “the Bern”.

Nina Turner always knew she wanted to be a voice for those less fortunate, and throughout her career in public service–as activist, educator, mentor and policymaker–she has made it her mission to empower individuals, institutions, and communities to achieve their greatest greatness.

 Nina’s passionate advocacy has earned her regular appearances on national television and radio programs and accolades from numerous national organizations. Nina is currently a Professor of History at Cuyahoga Community College and the Chair of Political Engagement at the Ohio Democratic Party.

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“FlashBLACK: AmeriKKKa Making It Clear Again” :: OPEN MIC SATURDAY NIGHT on OUR COMMON GROUND ::LIVE::

“FlashBLACK: AmeriKKKa Making It Clear Again” OPEN MIC SATURDAY NIGHT
 Co-Hosting, The Thought Merchant, Pascal Robert of Black Agenda Report and Yvette Carnell of BreakingBrown.com 
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“FlashBLACK: AmeriKKKa Making It Clear Again” 
OPEN MIC SATURDAY NIGHT Co-Hosting, The Thought Merchant, Pascal Robert of Black Agenda Report and Yvette Carnell of BreakingBrown.com

What is that Black people are supposed to do ?  

  FLASHBlack >>>In the midst of the most vitriolic political theater seen in our lifetime, we are looking up from the bottom of the well in a fog of schizophrenic confusion, one thing is clear – establishment politics is not an option.  FLASHBlack >>> Donald Trump is now being positioned as abnormal, not representative. How is his politics and behavior different from most of the sitting Congress?   FLASHBlack >>> Just what is radical left Black politics and where does it live? Can we reconcile the progressive Black political witht he radical Black left?   FLASHBlack >>> Black supporters of Hillary, are they just looking for love in all the wrong places or simply without facts?   FLASHBlack >>> What after Bernie? 
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