The fire this time – the legacy of James Baldwin | Books | The Guardian

His work fell foul of civil-rights-era binary racial and sexual politics but, as a new film shows, now Baldwin’s ideas are used to explain

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VERY RARE Footage of Black Wall Street, Before The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

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VERY RARE Footage Of Black Wall Street, Before The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

written by Unstripped Voice July 3, 2017


 

If you haven’t heard of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, it was an event when on May 31 – June 1, 1921, a white mob attached residents and businesses of the African-American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This area was also known as Black Wall Street.

As part of a new documentary from the Smithsonian Channel, a rare, brand-new footage of Black Wall Street was uncovered after not seeing the light of day for more than 50 years! Also part of this footage is the only known color video of the day of the Riots.

Never forget your history.

VERY RARE Footage of Black Wall Street, Before The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

Frederick Douglass: The 1852 Speech on the Meaning of the Fourth of July 

Each year we reblog this with purpose. Repeat and repeat every year. LIFE LESSON #7: Lessons are taught until they are learned !

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Frederick Douglass: The 1852 Speech on the Meaning of the Fourth of July

On this Independence day it is well to remember a speech, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro,” given by the formerly enslaved and probably greatest 19th century American, Frederick Douglass, at Rochester, New York, on July 5, 1852, at the peak of North America slavery (indeed, about 230 years into that era).

In this era Black Americans were usually not allowed at 4th of July celebrations in the slaveholding South, apparently because many slaveholders feared that they might get an idea of freedom from such events (as if they did not already have such an idea!). Also, Black residents were often discouraged from attending such festivities in the North.

It is in this very dangerous and hostile…

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Gerrymandering — the dark art of shaping legislative districts to give one party an electoral edge—gave Republicans an outsized advantage in races for the U.S. House and state legislatures in 2016, according to an analysis by the Associated Press published Sunday.
Republican candidates had other advantages, the AP found, from a larger number of incumbents to a voter base spread over more of the country rather than concentrated in cities. Even taking those into consideration, however, AP’s analysis found that gerrymandering handed the GOP a decisive advantage.

via Report: Gerrymandering gave Republicans advantage in House, state elections

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Rickey Vincent, author of Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers’ Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music (Chicago Review Press).  Vincent, a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, is also the author of the classicFunk: The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of The One (1996).

via Left of Black S4:E14: How Black Power Transformed Soul Music | NewBlackMan (in Exile)

What the Hell is a Black Male Feminist, Anyway? An Online Debate… – Black Masculinism and New Black Masculinities

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Our Common Ground Radio Show with Dr. Tommy Curry and Dr. David E. Ikard

If you missed the debate on Janice Graham’s Our Common Ground last night, then you missed a historic moment. Drs. Tommy J. Curry and David E. Ikard debated the concept of Black Male Feminism and assessed its potential, validity, and moral fortitude. More to the point, they discussed feminism’s influence on the matter, and whether or not there is any merit to the idea that Black men have “not been there” for Black women (historically). In truth, there are several arguments that extremist Black feminists have posited in regard to Black men that Curry and Ikard engaged:

1) Black men never support Black women, even though Black women always support Black men.

2) Black women’s lives and experiences are overshadowed by Black men.

3) Intersectionality Theory exposes how much more oppressed Black women are than any other group.

4) Black men have gender privilege over Black women and refuse to accept it.

5) Black men are the primary domestic violence abusers and have no regard for Black women.

6) Academic Black Feminism represents all Black women and is the best vehicle for addressing gender in the Black community.

7) Black men have always sought to emulate White masculinity’s patriarchal tendencies.

Source: What the Hell is a Black Male Feminist, Anyway? An Online Debate… – Black Masculinism and New Black Masculinities

OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham “Politics: Another Perspective” with Dr. Wilmer J. Leon

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 “Politics: Another Perspective”

Guest: Dr. Wilmer J. Leon

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Political Science Professor; Host, Inside the Issues (Sirius XM); Author, Another Perspective: Analysis of Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama”
, “Another Perspective: Analysis of Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama” A collection of his Op Ed’s.providing cutting edge analysis of the various issues that influenced the American geopolitical landscape since 2006 and insight into the direction that the country is headed. about Dr. Leon Wilmer J. Leon III, Ph.D.
A Political Scientist whose primary areas of expertise are Black Politics, American Government, and Public Policy. For 11 years he was a Lecturer/Teaching Associate in the Political Science Department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Currently, Dr. Leon is a nationally broadcast radio talk show host on SiriusXM Satellite radio channel 126, nationally syndicated columnist, and regular political commentator on national and international news programs. Dr. Leon earned a BS degree in Political Science from Hampton Institute, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Howard University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University. He was a contributing author to Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia (Lexington Books, 2010). His latest book is “Politics another Perspective: Commentary and Analysis on Race, War, Ethics, and the American Political Landscape. 2016 Author House.
 “The Prescription is in the analysis”
 Dr. Leon is a regular contributor to TruthOut.org, The Root.com, Politics In Color.com, BlackStar News.com, Black Agenda Report, Black Politics on the Web, and over 200 newspapers and other web sites across the country. He can also be seen as a regular contributor and analyst on TV-One’s News On Now with Roland Martin, Press-TV and RT TV.
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