Black People : Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

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  1. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

    National Day of Reconciliation & Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement

    Still No Apology From ABC News Concerning the Tulsa Race Riot



    (Tulsa, OK) - May 31st and June 1st mark the anniversary of one of the worst domestic terrorist acts in modern American history. The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, where 300 and some estimate over 3,000, African-Americans were violently killed and thousands displaced from their homes by fellow white Americans. The history of this American tragedy still receives no mention in the national media, while the anniversary of terrorist attack at the World Trade Center in New York on 9/11 has been memorialized by Patriots Day and the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing still receives greater recognition.

    ABC News has yet to acknowledge their erroneous reporting of the 1995
    Oklahoma City Bombing in 2005 as the worst domestic terrorist act in U.S. history, ignoring the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.


    _Still No Apology From ABC News Nightline For False Statement Concerning
    Domestic Terrorism in 2005_ (http://www.njclc.com/apology.htm)


    No acknowledgment by President Bush. No public acknowledgment by
    Congressional leaders. No news story on CNN. No coverage by FOX News. No discussion on MSNBC. No mention by the Governor of Oklahoma.

    "Just like Juneteenth, the "19th of June", America's 2nd Independence Day,
    America's dark history of domestic terrorism through the lynching and murder
    of thousands of Americans of African descent should never be forgotten,"
    states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman of the National
    Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), sponsors of the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement that takes place on the, "3rd Friday in June", during the week of the observance of Juneteenth in America.

    "During the our annual National Juneteenth Black Holocaust "Maafa" Memorial
    Service, which takes place during the National Day of Reconciliation and
    Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement, we will have some of the names of victims of lynching and racial acts of domestic terrorism read aloud," states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., also Founder & Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), host of the 2008 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance, June 17-21, 2008, in the nation's capitol. "America needs healing from the legacy of enslavement which includes acts of racial violence and murder. It should not be ignored, but embraced with honesty and a sincere desire for racial healing and reconciliation."

    "MAAFA" (pronounced MAH-AH-FAH) is a Kiswahili word that means great
    calamity, catastrophe, tragedy or disaster. It is a term describing
    African-Americans own unique holocaust and tragic loss of life in American history, including the Middle Passage where millions of Africans died on slave ships on the journey from the west coast of Africa to the Americas.

    Dr. Myers, who has was formerly appointed National Advisory Chairman of
    America's Black Holocaust Museum by the late museum's founder, Dr. James Cameron, a lynching survivor, was encouraged by the Senate apology for lynching during the week of Juneteenth in 2005.

    "We will also acknowledge the historic legislative efforts made by former
    Congressman Tony Hall to gain a congressional apology for slavery, during our
    first annual year 2000 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance, and states, including Virginia, Alabama and New Jersey, that have passed historic legislation apologizing for enslavement," states Rev. Myers. "The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 should be embraced by all Americans as a part history that demonstrates how far we have come and yet need to go to bring closure to decades of racial violence."

    The National Juneteenth Black Holocaust "Maafa" Memorial Service is
    scheduled to take place on Friday, June 20, 2008, at Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, Rev., Dr. Harold D. Lewis, Sr., Pastor, 1301 N. Carolina Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC, beginning at 11:30am. President Bush has been invited again this year to address those in attendance. Similar "Maafa" memorial services have been held as a part of Juneteenth observances across the country, including New Orleans, Louisiana and Burlington, Vermont.

    "We humbly request all Americans of consciousness join us in the remembrance of the thousands Americans who have been victims of racial violence in America," states Rev. Myers. "We hope that President Bush will personally acknowledge the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 as a remembrance of the "Maafa", as he has done for the loss of life and tragedy of 9/11. We hope President Bush will also support the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement, on Friday, June 20, 2008."

    For information on the National Juneteenth Black Holocaust "Maafa" Memorial
    Service, the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of
    Slavery, the 2008 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance and the
    National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign, contact Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. at
    662-247-3364, 662-247-1471, or e-mail: [email protected]_
    (mailto:[email protected])

    or web sites: _www.Juneteenth.us_ (http://www.juneteenth.us/) ,
    _www.19thofJune.com_ (http://www.19thofjune.com/) and _www.njclc.com_
    (http://www.njclc.com/) .


    _click for the CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
    WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH 2008 National Holiday Observance_
    (http://www.19thofjune.com/calendar/index.html)


    "Together we will see Juneteenth become a National Holiday in America!"

    (http://www.juneteenth.us/)
    Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman
    National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
    National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
    National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
    662-247-3364 662-247-1471
    _www.Juneteenth.us_ (http://www.juneteenth.us/) _www.19thofJune.com_
    (http://www.19thofjune.com/) _www.njclc.com_ (http://www.njclc.com/)
    _www.JuneteenthJazz.com_ (http://www.juneteenthjazz.com/)


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  2. phynxofkemet

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    Terrorism is

    defined in such a way, as to allow the statement by ABC's Nightline to be technically accurate. Language is one of the most important elements to the construction and continuence of institutionalized racism. Language and definitions are by and large a sphere to be dissected and rearranged in order to collapse the backbone of this wicked beast.
    The reason why there will be no apology by ABC is because of the term terrorism and it's definition by White policy makers.



    "The U.S. Department of Defense uses a definition that highlights another element of the Western concept of terrorism. Terrorism is 'the calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.' In other words, terrorism is violence designed to advance some cause by getting a government to change its policies or political behavior.http://www.crf-usa.org/terror/What_Is_Terrorism_rev.htm


    The US government has never had a policy of protection for African Americans, so there was no threat to change policy. Now, I wanted to investigate even further, to see what the USA Patriot Act of 2001, signed by George Bush, had defined terrorism as. There is a rather large paragraph that I won't reprint here, but will leave the link for your perusal.
    http://epic.org/privacy/terrorism/hr3162.html

    As you can see, terrorism is defined in such a way as to exclude anything that happens within the borders of America by the government, or other subversive groups. Because Oklahoma bombing by T. McVey was done to a federal building, it falls under the category of terrorism. The private property of the African Americans in Tulsa were not federal property, and it happened inside America, by an American group and is therefore not categorized as terrorism.

    If Africans within America were recognized as a sovereign nation, then they could claim the atrocities of the WPS and KKK groups as terrorism. Of course, Sovereignty would be born from a collection, organized and focused energy of the majority of Blacks in America. Sovereignty would have to be appealing to both the Blacks of America and time properly to be marketed to the whites as somehow good for them too (What's In It For Me Mentality).
    (Who says they're the only one's who know the art of trickery? :thinking:

    The collective energy required to manifest this would be sizable, and require consist determination for a dedicated timeline of milestone planning. It is not a replacement solution to returning to the Motherland, it is an additional consideration to work in conjuction with any planned exodus. There are many Black Americans who consider America their home and would not leave to return to Africa or any other foreign country. Therefore, rather than be divided by ideology, Sovereignty would work alongside of it, providing political, military and economic autonomy. I recognize the inherent obstacles and violence that could / would be presented by the WPS, I am of course not naive to believe it would be a simple task. I am suggesting, it would be an idea that if nurtured correctly, given room to breath, and raised in secrecy by an elite group of Blacks might just make for an interesting manouver on the chess board. :donttell:
     
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    Thanks for Sharing!

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