Black People : What happened to the Black Conscious Community and our Movement?

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    Submitted by The Anonymous Constituent – What happened to the Black Conscious Community andour Movement? Have We Forgotten the Work Left By Our Ancestors and Predecessors?


    These questions will certainly draw some fire and rightfully so, however we cannot afford to overlook their importance here.

    If we are conscious (cognizant, conscientious, empathetic, altruistic) beings we want to be accurate about our assertions so we try to build on this premise. In some of our renderings here we would rather be wrong because the outcome may be frightening if not apocalyptic.

    Aside from the legacy of slavery, COINTELPRO derailed us. It left us suspicious and paranoid of one another and also deepened a wound that we believed was healing. Even as precursors meritorious manumission, disinformation campaigns and pogroms of eugenics and dehumanization that are still part and parcel of the long term agenda to divide and destroy, COINTELPRO derailed us.

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    NOTE: I posted this article to stimulate discussion, but I do not agree with all of the suggestions 100%. But, it is a good starting place for dialogue, imo
     
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    Today, what does it mean to be Black and conscious? What does that look like, sound like, feel like?
     
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    con·scious
    ˈkän(t)SHəs/

    adjective
    adjective: conscious
    1. aware of and responding to one's surroundings; awake.
      synonyms:
      aware, awake, alert, responsive, sentient, compos mentis
      "the patient was conscious"
      • having knowledge of something; aware.
        "we are
        conscious of the extent of the problem"
        synonyms:
        aware, mindful, sensible; More
        formalcognizant;
        rareregardful
        "he became conscious of people talking"
        antonyms:
        unaware
      • painfully aware of; sensitive to.
        "he was very conscious of his appearance"
     
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    “Conventional wisdom would have one believe that it is insane to resist this, the mightiest of empires, but what history really shows is that today's empire is tomorrow's ashes; that nothing lasts forever, and that to not resist is to acquiesce in your own oppression. The greatest form of sanity that anyone can exercise is to resist that force that is trying to repress, oppress, and fight down the human spirit.” – Former Black Panther Party member and political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal
     
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    Back in the day, during the CRM Blacks proudly wore Black fist t shirts and turbans and dashikis. I still wear dashikis inside.
    I'm having a t shirt made with the fist. Haven't wore one in years.

    Whatever happened to Black Power.
     
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