Submitted by Pachamama
Talking Loud and Saying Nothing – Great Philosopher, James Brown
An 18-year-old black man shot and killed by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed, police said Sunday during a news conference that occurred while hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside to demand answers. (Aug. 10)
Black people and people of colour everywhere are in deep crisis. Wherever we go we see the indicators of cultural desperation. In some ways near slavery conditions still prevail. In others, there are attempts to reverse the hands of time. In still others, there is a pretence that real cultural advancement is irreversible. Underneath all this there remains a creeping and persistent destruction of African peoples in ways that fortify the notion that there was no clean break from the slavery period. In this article we will concentrate on the continuation of a silent genocide of Black American males. A genocide that connects with a straight line to chattel slavery, Jim Crow and this New Jim Crow. A genocide employing instruments of state and police powers against helpless communities.
This genocide has to be properly located within the wider context of cultural collapse amongst African-Americans in Detroit, the impoverishment of the middle classes, a normalized militarism at home and abroad, widespread perceptions of hopelessness by large swaths of the American population, the growing militancy of poor Whites as manifested by the rise in the numbers of Neo-Nazi groups, the privatization of the commons, a growing consolidation of capital; galloping and unrepayable household, corporate and national debt. Externally, the challenge to America’s dominance is growing; the world has fallen out of love with an Americanism made popular by movies and the over-abundance of consumer goods. This is the same America that has been killing young, Black, unarmed men in its streets as if there were to always be lynchings. And Black people seemingly have no permanent and legal redress. The police are seldom held accountable, unable to police itself. While the District Attorneys have continuingly shown a distaste for the prosecution of police officers to the fullest extent of what passes for law. By all other measures people of colour are targeted most. Whether it be Stop and Frisk or Driving While Black, police officers in the USA generally see people of colour as criminals, period! An easily available source for meeting daily targets.
‘The map below shows that while Africans continue to suffer in poverty globally, Black lands and Black resources continue to make other people rich’ – Click image to read details
Submitted by Jahpaint
Citadelle Laferrire, Haiti
1.FULL FORMAL APOLOGY, 2.REPATRIATION, 3.INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, 4.CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, 5.PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, 6.ILLITERACY ERADICATION, 7.AFRICAN KNOWLEDGE PROGRAM, 8. PSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION, 9. TECHNOLOGY 10. TRANSFER,DEBT CANCELLATION
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Submitted by Mr. Thompson
Blacks told to ‘pull up the ass dragging pants’
The majority of the Caribbean countries, that had slave populations, have and are still wallowing around in the financial abyss. One has to ask WHY. Well one suggestion that is hard to dispute is that all of these nations have a large population of people descended from African Slaves. These descended slave populations, during the majority of their history have been looked after by Caucasian people and they have developed a GIMME/Support Me attitude. Work ethics and the ability to support oneself is not in-bred, just the opposite is true. The majority of these slave populations now blame everything on their slave history, it’s all whiteys fault. They may have a point, however it’s been 150 years, six(6) generations since the end of slavery and they still blaming the same devil. It’s about time these black descendants of Africa take an inward look at themselves, pull up the ass dragging pants and start putting the blame on themselves.
Submitted by EYE-OPENING REALITY
Russian image which sparked controversy.
When the Black author Sophia Stewart, the real creator of the most successful SCIFI movie franchise in history (‘The Matrix,’) won her a Billion Dollar copyright case against the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers – there have been outside citations and implications as to racial injustice because (Ms Stewart is African American).
In setting the record straight, on June 13th 2004, Sophia Stewart’s press release read: ‘The Matrix & Terminator movie franchises have made world history and have ultimately changed the way people view movies and how Hollywood does business, yet the real truth about the creator and creation of these films continue to elude the masses because the hidden secret of the matter is that these films were created and written by a BLACK WOMAN* – a Black woman named Sophia Stewart. But Hollywood does not want you to know this fact simply because it would change history. Also it would encourage our Black children to realize a dream and that is…nothing is impossible for them to achieve!’
In the above pictorial graphic, dated, cited and used on January 20th 2014 – (Martin Luther King Day), by Russian Garage Magazine Editor-In-Chief Dasha Zhukova, as she sits on a hog-tied ‘Black Woman’ in the form of a chair, in a shocking editorial that has outraged many in social media and around the world. The chair pictured in the Buro 24/7 website interview is an artwork created by Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard, one of a series that reinterprets art historical works from pop culture artist Allen Jones as a commentary on gender and racial politics. For many who commented on the picture – one question kept coming to the fore: “why would a white woman want to sit on a hogtied Black woman as an artistic depiction given women’s long history of oppression and misogyny? Some felt that the image was destined to incite reactions but also to reinforce certain basic stereotypes which are entrenched within the debate on “race”, i.e. racial supremacy.
Submitted by Ras Jahaziel
THE MOST DANGEROUS WHITE MAN IS THE BLACK ONE… because the white mind and its white agenda that operate in his black shell are camouflaged.
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Submitted by Ras Jahaziel
At this epoch of Mankind’s evolution, where democracy and respect for human rights are being immortalized as indispensible virtues which every society must possess and are universal yardsticks by which the actions of governments are measured, it is almost inconceivable that there are still those who continue to reject the idea of reparations for descendants of African slaves. Recently, a book on the subject by Professor Sir Hilary McD. Beckles, pro-vice chancellor at the UWI Cave Hill campus a leading activist and economic historian was published. Entitled Britain Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide, it sets out a compelling case for Reparations from Britain which cannot be counteracted by any of the sophisms and specious reasons posited by cynical detractors.
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