Black Men : Redefining Yourselves

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  1. cherryblossom

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    don't know how i missed this one
     
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    This is not to anything particular in the movie but Malcolm X has his finger to his head thinking. Hes still trying to figure it out. LMAO.
    Just a little joke.
     
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    like Cosby's rap group, the brother's heart is in the right place
     
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    Our minds think alike .....Indeed we now in that Intellectual state where we
    now should be awaken enough to fellowship a brotherhood of unity that would
    push us foward .
     
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    Actually read (or reread) Malcolm's Autobiography...

    He was best at explaining who we was and was going as he was evolving and growing etc.

    He was the most unique leader I've ever come across during my lifetime!

    :SuN020:
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Real Truth!


    Just out of curiosity sister cherryblossom, what is your take on the video, for us men folk?

     
  8. medusanegrita

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    Um…. has anyone figured out what the old definition of who they are as men? Or where and how it came about?


    What he says reminds of the prose ‘Booker T versus WEB’

    Booker T. and W.E.B.

    Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois

    By Dudley Randall

    "It seems to me," said Booker T.,
    "It shows a mighty lot of cheek
    To study chemistry and Greek
    When Mister Charlie needs a hand
    To hoe the cotton on his land,
    And when Miss Ann looks for a cook,
    Why stick your nose inside a book?"

    "I don't agree," said W.E.B.
    "If I should have the drive to seek
    Knowledge of chemistry or Greek,
    I'll do it. Charles and Miss can look
    Another place for hand or cook,
    Some men rejoice in skill of hand,
    And some in cultivating land,
    But there are others who maintain
    The right to cultivate the brain."

    "It seems to me," said Booker T.,
    "That all you folks have missed the boat
    Who shout about the right to vote,
    And spend vain days and sleepless nights
    In uproar over civil rights.
    Just keep your mouths shut, do not grouse,
    But work, and save, and buy a house."

    "I don't agree," said W.E.B.
    "For what can property avail
    If dignity and justice fail?
    Unless you help to make the laws,
    They'll steal your house with trumped-up clause.
    A rope's as tight, a fire as hot,
    No matter how much cash you've got.
    Speak soft, and try your little plan,
    But as for me, I'll be a man."

    "It seems to me," said Booker T.--

    "I don't agree,"
    Said W.E.B.


    They might seem like they are disagreeing but they both have a point.
    I think WEB concentrates too much education with the 'talented 10th'
    which seemingly lessens the value of what others have to offer,
    but Washington's sentiments here are outdated.
    For you never give up the pursuit of knowledge to hoe and slave away and keep mumble to get what you want.
    In this day and age, that won't get you anything anyway.
    Education is key (per WEB)... but I guess so is hard work (per Booker T).
     
  9. Ankhur

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    The real point is are we able to privide either to our young folks?
     
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    medusanegrita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No.

    So what real solutions were presented in the video?

    Or in the prose I just shared?


    There goes that merry-go-round again.


    Me done. Have at it.
     
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