Public housing is not the local, state, or federal government’s gift to Blacks after centuries of inadequate housing opportunities. Ironically public housing does provide “affordable” housing to the impoverished (which still come from their taxes as citizens). However Black residents in urban projects are … Continue reading Re: Projects
African Americans were adding lightening to the thunder of a voice that was objecting to abjection.
Africans in America presented clear physical and cultural opposition to the proprietors of the slave trade, Europeans.
Preservation is not new or foreign but inherent.
Re: Redeem drunkards and junkies
The Nation of Islam, despite its seeming impracticalities theologically and economically speaking, is also an institution that incites great positive change amongst its congregation. Before the Nation there was no organization that vocally reinvested a foreword, immutable thrusting sense of … Continue reading Re: Redeem drunkards and junkies
Re: God’s children
When Dr. King wanted God’s children to join hands in song he probably did not envision that the song would have been laid down by a former drug dealer from a housing project in Brooklyn. Continue reading Re: God’s children
Re: Essentially a youth movement
Baldwin’s collection of essays, “The Fire Next Time,” observes at the role of the young and able bodied in the church’s quest for Civil Rights. The Student movement during the Civil Rights era was great; if you are a student … Continue reading Re: Essentially a youth movement
Re: Going mainstream
On “dumbing down” his music Jay-Z is not sipping from a bitter cup. There is a pressure to be highly marketable to gain commercial success; this kind of success is only accessible through palatable (and simpler) wordplay than what the Underground … Continue reading Re: Going mainstream
Re: Social injustice eats at your dinner table
The NAACP boasts amazing advancement in terms of revolutionary court cases and effective amendments and abolishment of racist law. However court cases indulge years of the court’s time. In typical cases the oppressed don’t witness assertive, effective change until a … Continue reading Re: Social injustice eats at your dinner table