African American History Culture : LEST WE NOT FORGET

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That's one way of looking at it! But, I respectfully submit that "the truth is what you believe, while the facts are facts regardless of what you believe'! 'One man's truth is another man's falsehood'! Truth is a belief, not necessarily a fact, e.g., white supremacy. Knowledge is simply knowing something that may or may not be relevant and useful, depending on one's endgame. E.g., the migration habits of the snow geese is knowledge, but irrelevant and useless to a people struggling to overcome oppression and exploitation, and to re-enter the power arena of the world as a force to be reckoned with! Most people that I know are unconscious, and have been brainwashed and indoctrinated to ignore their own history and culture, and, consequently, don't have a clue about how to overcome their oppression and exploitation , aka white domination, the ultimate social problem!!! Malcolm X said it well and said it best when he said, 'of all of our studies, history is best qualified to reward all research. And when you see that you got problems, all you have to do is examine the historic method used all over the world, by others who had problems similar to yours. And when you see how they got theirs straight, then you know how you can get yours straight'! It is the responsibility of the conscious to make the unconscious conscious', Kwame Toure. We must look to Afrikan history and culture for the solutions to our domination by foreigners, especially europeans! And not just because it makes us feel good about who we are. That's good but not good enough. It must be used to solve problems and meet the needs of our people. Otherwise it's just a feel good history and that is not the appropriate use of the knowledge!!!
Knowledge (truth) does give you power over ignorance, but only when you act on it. I believe that many Black people do care after knowing the truth, but the truth doesn't come packaged with knowing what to do or having the courage to do anything about it. If that was the case, the Black experience would be far different than it is today.

I believe that many Black people get dis-couraged and overwhelmed by the truth, particularly if they are living in a highly complex and oppressive society, and with that discouragement oftentimes results in no action. Black people will say things like, what difference will my vote make even though they have the legal right to vote.

Does truth set you free in mind, body and spirit? Because that's what it takes to translate truth into action. Forgive me for quoting Gloria Steinem here, but she once said that "truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." Many Black people suppress their truth and internalize their anger, never expressing it outwardly in ways that gets rid of its root cause, thus, resulting in hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure and mental illness.

We have been successfully Zombied.
That's one way of looking at it! But, I respectfully submit that "the truth is what you believe, while the facts are facts regardless of what you believe'! 'One man's truth is another man's falsehood'! Truth is a belief, not necessarily a fact, e.g., white supremacy. Knowledge is simply knowing something that may or may not be relevant and useful, depending on one's endgame. E.g., the migration habits of the snow geese is knowledge, but irrelevant and useless to a people struggling to overcome oppression and exploitation, and to re-enter the power arena of the world as a force to be reckoned with! Most people that I know are unconscious, and have been brainwashed and indoctrinated to ignore their own history and culture, and, consequently, don't have a clue about how to overcome their oppression and exploitation , aka white domination, the ultimate social problem!!! Malcolm X said it well and said it best when he said, 'of all of our studies, history is best qualified to reward all research. And when you see that you got problems, all you have to do is examine the historic method used all over the world, by others who had problems similar to yours. And when you see how they got theirs straight, then you know how you can get yours straight'! It is the responsibility of the conscious to make the unconscious conscious', Kwame Toure. We must look to Afrikan history and culture for the solutions to our domination by foreigners, especially europeans! And not just because it makes us feel good about who we are. That's good but not good enough. It must be used to solve problems and meet the needs of our people. Otherwise it's just a feel good history and that is not the appropriate use of the knowledge!!!
Knowledge (truth) does give you power over ignorance, but only when you act on it. I believe that many Black people do care after knowing the truth, but the truth doesn't come packaged with knowing what to do or having the courage to do anything about it. If that was the case, the Black experience would be far different than it is today.

I believe that many Black people get dis-couraged and overwhelmed by the truth, particularly if they are living in a highly complex and oppressive society, and with that discouragement oftentimes results in no action. Black people will say things like, what difference will my vote make even though they have the legal right to vote.

Does truth set you free in mind, body and spirit? Because that's what it takes to translate truth into action. Forgive me for quoting Gloria Steinem here, but she once said that "truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." Many Black people suppress their truth and internalize their anger, never expressing it outwardly in ways that gets rid of its root cause, thus, resulting in hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure and mental illness.

We have been successfully Zombied.
 

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Word up NNQueen. Our protectors in the tumultuous 60's held nothing back. They externalized the rage we all felt, they put it on "The Other Man" and gave him insomnia, stress and anxiety. If only we had The Black Panther Party at the helm of our existence today instead of the Congressional Black Shoeshine Gang.

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Truth be told the BPP was a good idea poorly executed! It was a militant integrationist organization. They were johnny-come-lately to the culture imperative. Which is why they were engaged in a gunfight with members of United Slaves (US), now known as Urban Survival, in which two panthers were killed!!! Read their history very carefully. There are some very important lessons to be learned from them!
 

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