Black People : What Ever Happened to the Black Agenda?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We had one in the 30s, with Jim Crow here and colonization everywhere else

    We had one in the 60s with only 30 billion av. per year, and no more communications technology then the television, radio, and home wired telephone,
    and now that we are catching more hell then in the late 60s

    and Jim Crow and colonization are making a slow but steady return;

    where is our agenda now?
     
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    It's popped up in different incarnations pretty regularly, of course with differing opinions on what that agenda should be.

    Off the top of my head, Tavis Smiley comes to mind and his covenant with Black America.
     
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    yes and he was dropped into the recycle bin by 40% of us because of his examinations about then candidate Barack Obama
     
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    Claud Anderson, Jim Clingman and George Fraser have what I would honestly consider to be the PROPER Black Agenda. That is, economic empowerment, not asking or expecting anything from the government; not marching for "social justice"; not blaming white people for black problems. No, none of that. They simply want to flood this country with Black-owned businesses that hire Black employees and serve Black consumers in Black neighborhoods.
     
  5. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Although Christian from birth, Pentecostal; the NOI was an important part of my childhood and the 60s Brooklyn environment and the term "Do for Self"

    and since first grade; looking at that Illustration on "Muhammed Speaks" cover depicting
    Africans and African Americans joining hands in economic solidarity, meant alot to me!

    I read "Message to the Black Man" at 12, and found it to be sensible and plausible, and the NOI had a certain view of white people, but they did not dwell on that, pity party it or cry and whine

    they got up and built edifices of Black business all over Harlem, Queens, Bed Stuy and the Bronx,
    that gave 4 star service to working class black folks,
    that gave us as children in the 60s and early 70s, great pride to see!
     
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    You own any land?
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes

    So if your focus is on me personaly rather then a collective Black agenda,

    like we say in Do or Die Bed Stuy

    Whats it to yah??
     
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    the black agenda died with our unity...when the majority of us felt that there was no longer a need for another MARTIN...that we didn't need anyone to TELL US what to do...and that it became about "getting mine." IF EVERYONE IS ABOUT "SELF," HOW CAN WE BE WORRIED ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE? everyone has an opinion but no one wants to listen. if we cannot listen, we cannot learn. therefore, we have no need for an agenda.
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Exactly!!!!

    But who or what is the "magic" trendsetter of mass consciousness?

    The Hutu's and Tutsi's lived in peace and harmony for thousands of years and then all of a sudden!
    In 2008 a Black senator running for president was cheered on by millions of Berliners, standing in a spot where 70 years ago those same Germans would have literaly ripped the flesh off of any Black man woman or child they saw standing at that exact same spot.

    The NOI,
    had taken in 45 years hundreds of thousands of Black men and women who had fallen out of respect sobriety, parenthood and respect for the community, and transformed them into pillars of society, hard working, family affirming and supporting and community uplifting, sober conscienscious, and Self Aware individuals, yet dedicated to the collective of not just an organization but of an entire race.

    And the term they made popular Do for Self,
    has been denegrated to Go for Self
     
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    I'll request that you quote my posts when responding to my statements or questions.

    To help others has to imply that you have your own personal business together.

    "Do for self" starts with the individual. These "do for self" individuals would create a "do for self" organization upon unifying.
     
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