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Black History Month-Brief History & My Stance

“If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated. ”

This post was a lot more in-depth than this, but after having it somehow 50% deleted, I figured I would repost the overall main point, and rant on other related issues on another post.

There are a few reasons I truly dislike Black History month. Until recently I had no idea how it was even founded, I’m ashamed to say.

Black men and women more than earned their place in American history books, both before 1776 and definitely after.

Black History happened in crucial ways, daily, and still they received no pay, no acknowledgement, no kindness or humane treatment. Fast forwarding to 2019 where we still are impacted by the actions of these men and women; one example being the White House and all of the surrounding district was built off of the backs -and brains- of Black men. (Info on this to be in an upcoming post)

Despite the impact and astonishing sacrifice, cruelties and inhumanity these people endured; despite what they did to build the structure desired by whites “in government”- there still has been not only no pay, but also no acknowledgement in public schools or by many others I can think of whom “teach history.”

(And yes, money payment is due. White people today; ok so you were not one of the enslavers… you are, however, reaping the benefits of an oppressive system merciful and preferring of whites; OPENLY, heartlessly. While, at the same time, trying to ensure your so called “place as victim” or playing the “denial card” … whatever way a white person goes if it is not in truth you are openly, knowingly allowing lies to be told, truth and history to be surprised and letting a community continue to struggle and suffer due to racism which is indeed very much, too much, alive in America. But I digress.)

And I haven’t even began on the ancient histories not often spoke of except in falsehood.

Such as, the history of truth which when we find in the amazing, breath taking ancient civilizations of Kemet/Egypt / African history. These people are the reason for everything we take for granted today from the 365 calendar to math and medicine and more. (More posts are to come soon on many, many things in respect to this as well!)

On to the point of this post, even though my last writing was far more informative I feel, I best get back on topic.

Though Black History month is not something I support, as noted I support an all year, truthful history, it began of noble means and the history is honorable.

I am ashamed to admit this is a piece of history I only recently learned.

The origins of what was a brave and wonderful proposal, especially in 1926, was created by Mr. Carter G. Woodson, along side the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

It was, at that time known as “Negro History Week” and was to be honored every year during the second week of February.

These weeks were not selected at random, instead planned as to include the birthdays of Frederick Douglass in the 14th as well as Abraham Lincoln on the 12th.

It was, of course, not met with much more than a rather lethargic response but it didn’t leave Carter disheartened; quiet the opposite.

It took relentless work and perseverance but it finally began to catch on, and finally, the ambition, and the hopes to share and honor Black History seemed to have succeeded.

It wasn’t until 1976 that American presidents began giving recognition to the cause, but after they acknowledged it as an issue of importance (no matter what the reason they really did it for) it became Black History month.

And so it was. Call me negative if desired but I am a realist; Black History month should not only be a year long study, additionally it should not be limited, as it is now, to slavery, segregation, the civil war, the Civil Rights Movement, riots, sit ins, and/or Dr. King.

Black History does not begin with slavery. With that in mind I hope you will go and do some real research on the truths being hidden from you…. or revisit this page at random to learn more truths they try so hard to hide, or even deny. Despite the proof & evidence to be shared…

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Part 2- Video / Thoughts on Previous Documentary & CULTURE…

That is what we are missing; culture! Pride !

The other day I made a video regarding a documentary I was watching. The documentary was about racism and segregation in America; as well we the punishment placed upon the Black community when the government(s) finally “desegregated” –

Teachers, who had been more than such prior but also almost like mothers to their students, were ripped of their jobs. Cultural values and teachings began to fade for Black students as they were plunged in head first to history lessons that involved only white heroes, where the people who built this country with -no payment but a lot; far too much; suffering- never went paid for or acknowledged.

The passion the women in this video had for going to school is astonishing to me. Now a days you can’t get kids to go to school or value education even if you try with all you have. The connection is clear, but I want to explore it more.

But before that; here is last nights video. I hope you are all well!

Update: Site ACTIVE Once More- What’s to Come…

First, I apologize for my erratic, inconsistent posts and videos over the past year or so… I also thank all of you who have stayed around and still read despite my inconsistency. This is not how I like to work nor is it how I work under normal circumstances…  Anytime I returned it was out of true outrage and desire to share knowledge and express my views on the issue at hand…

I shouldn’t have stopped doing this daily, but that is what will be happening from here on out. I may miss a day or so here and there, but I have finally escaped the torment of personal demons, so to speak, and can finally once again dedicate more time to writing and making videos…

I have so many notes and plans I was going to start in the past but never did that I now will be able to use… So, for the interested here is what is upcoming 🙂

As noted, I will be posting daily (for the most part). Below are the goals and mission statement (more or less) of my work on this website and other related sites:

The first and foremost goal of this page is to expose truth that no one wants to look at, that gets over looked or is being used in deceitful ways to serve hate, bigotry and racism. The truths I focus primarily on as of now are police brutality, racism, the legal system, abuse of power and media deceit. NEW to this page will be the posting of history and positive truths… But more on this below. 

So… A quick brief ….african history george orwell quote.PNG

Be a voice for the unheard… I am extremely passionate and cannot hold my tongue very easily…

    1. I plan on continuing to share stories from the present and past; the past being former cases I worked on (racism and police brutality / police killings).

      Never forget*
      and these people all deserve to not only have their stories told but also to never be forgotten… Additionally, I want to look back at the cases and see where the abusers and murderers are now; I am willing to bet most if not all of the cops involved were not punished…Learning if they are still abusing people legally will be disgusting and interesting; but definitely something I believe will prove -as if more proof is needed- that the legal system is biased and favor law enforcement, despite the extreme detrimental impact it clearly has in the lives of those in the Black and brown communities.

      1. While I primarily focus on racism and police related issues, I will be writing on and sharing information regarding all unjust behavior regardless of the perpetrator. The prison system, laws and open racism are all forms of injustice I will also be speaking on.
    2.  Black History Month is a joke and an insult to history and to the ancestors who came before. Additionally, it teaches nothing except giving a brief overview of one aspect of Black history, as though slavery is where Black history begins, as if this is all there is when in fact this country so many claim to be patriotic to wouldn’t exist in the manner it does today if not for the Black community.  So I plan on creating another page that will be linked to this page sharing important historical achievements, devastation, achievements and truths buried way too deep- both good and bad- by the government and education system.
    3. Finally, I will be doing the same for African history. There are many reasons for this, including my personal passion and love of African history and culture… Despite the truths of the ancestors, this is not something well taught (if taught at all) and I feel it is important to share the knowledge I find… The reason for “Black History Month” and the denial of true history is summed up best by George Orwell:

      “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

      I will probably reword this at another time for I am sure I can find better words… But as of now that is what is to come… Some of my posts will be videos, but I am not sure how I am going to go about that as of yet so… However, one thing I am also seriously considering is teaching history as noted above online via videos and/or via “classes” online.

      LET KNOWLEDGE DROP…and my father/mentor/inspiration speaks…

In Honor of Malcolm X & An Ongoing Fight for Human Rights in America- video

Today in 1965 we lost a legendary man, body and soul, a true revolutionist whom fought for the bettering of humanity and against racist white hate crimes against the Black community without apology-as it should be; as we should all be. I’ve placed the video above for a reason; while countless speeches made by Malcolm X are sadly still true to today and how things are, in this video he poses the question I wonder every single day with growing frustration at my own lack of understanding as to the WHY others, in great numbers, aren’t asking what Malcolm so brilliantly asks, frames and explains in the video I’m about to post and urge you with all I am to watch.

What is happening in America must not be taken before an American court. Just as police should not be taken before their fellow police officers or other law enforcement and/or court/legal systems where they are known personally.

We see where doing both of those things gets us, and common sense should suggest that would happen anyway. So where do we go? As Malcolm X says we should instead take the issue of VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (not CIVIL but HUMAN RIGHTS) to a system larger; the UN, for example; nothing will ever change. And he has been proven right by time… So what are we waiting for? It is only 9 minutes and some spare seconds of your time: listen to what he says, honor him with at least that much, on the anniversary of his death, I ask you. Listen and think about what he says both for him then but also, look at how perfect that speech is to be given in America today, 2017. Video follows.

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This Weekend in Newark, NJ… *Knowledge*

There are countless issues I’m working on; including a video regarding police research I feel is vital for everyone to hear… But I also support giving the children in Newark, NJ, the best possible teachers, educators and chance possible. Newark, NJ, I consider my second home, second only to NYC. Newark needs blessings; the children need the best possible educators… Honoring them is the least we can do for the kids I think ❤

And in Irvington, NJ, this weekend a celebration of Black history is going on at the local library… Check it out; get involved and learn TRUTH!!!!

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In Third Grade this Black Child Is Denied Equal Education-

This precious Black male is a 3rd grader by the name of Edmund. He’s an outstanding student, he already has a 3.83 GPA and he has above average scores as well as above average when it comes to his school’s test scores; language arts, math, and science. Just as importantly, he has a huge, giving heart. His mom says:

“We attribute his success to doing our best as parents and the great education he is getting at a local charter school, Gateway Science Academy.”

 

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But apparently the human and soul this child possess doesn’t matter nor do his achievements. At least, not to the state of Missouri. He misses his friends as he has attended the school since kindergarten. Staff at Gateway Science Academy want to have this law changed; some of the teachers and staff have signed his petition to allow him to attend the school.

But again; a huge slap has hit right in our face as this gifted and talented 3rd grader is being denied the right to equal treatment and equal opportunity.  The racism against the Black community would struggle to be any more blatant than what this child and his family he is going through.

His mother was informed he would be able to attend the school if they moved St. Louis county, as opposed to St Louis. But that is not why he is not allowed to go back to his school. A white child would be able to transfer schools in his situation; this is strictly because he is Black.

That and the Missouri government not only refusing to take action immediately -as they should- but furthermore, some educational boards in the state or area of STL are trying to deny it is about race and that this could happen to anyone. Thankfully not all are so stupid and at least own up to the fact that it has to do with a past desegregation law -from 1980s- which is hampering Black children rather than helping them.

There are some as I said who at least admit that white kids would be allowed to transfer and this is due to the color of his freaking skin! Anyone whom could stand behind this has to be soulless; absolutely heartless.

This is an ACTIVE STATE LAW, EXISTING TODAY IN MISSOURI. To quickly summarize this law (I’ll provide links below) in the 1980s the state of Missouri created a law which was supposed to let Black children desegregate and allow them to enter white schools. That same law is now preventing Black children that live in the country from transferring to a city school.

As his mother has said, IF IT WERE SIMPLY DUE TO CHANGE IN LOCATION THAT HE COULD NOT ATTEND SHE WOULD UNDERSTAND. BUT IT IS NOT DUE TO THEIR CHANGE IN LOCATION AND THIS IS ADMITTED AND WRITTEN IN LAW.

It’s actually legal, STILL, in Missouri to say he cannot live in one location and also continue receiving the preferred, higher quality education, for one reason and one reason only: he is Black.

“He is such a humble kid. His teacher told me that one of the first things she thought was that he was going to come in and be all like, I’m cool. He comes in like nothing’s happened. But he does think it’s pretty cool. He’ll ask me every day, ‘Mom, how many signatures do we have on our petition?’ He’s excited about that.”

But, she added, the family realizes that its drive to keep Edmund where he is might not succeed.

The ACTUAL problem is the state government’s refusal to change the law despite the schools wishes, parents wishes and of course, the child’s wishes. But as of yet, the government isn’t willing to do the moral and intelligent thing and get rid of a law which discriminates and dismisses any Black student from receiving the same quality education their white peers or classmates receive without issue.

“In the long range, how might the broader situation be changed to avoid future situations like Edmund’s? Glaser at VICC admits he doesn’t have a definitive answer. He notes that the current program won’t be allowed to continue forever, but he isn’t sure what will replace it, or who will draw up the rules.” [More Below]

This is absolutely outrageous, heartbreaking and I hope this family and the community will fight to hell and back over. What’s more is some of you white people have the audacity to deny being light skinned means you have a privilege others don’t. I HATE THIS ‘PRIVILEGE’!!!!

And you better believe I would give it away in a second unless all people could receive it!… However, it sickens me to say that is not how things are right now and white people need to wake up, realize and stop their racist behaviors, become aware and stop taking advantage of a racist, unjust country. Instead whites need to admit the truth, no matter how shaming it is, how enraging and demeaning it makes one feel. I loathe it; I loathe sharing the skin tone of people who inflict things such as this upon others due to skin color. 

I am lucky and grew up in the Black community. From a very young age I saw the racism and at 14 I saw a Black male crying as he was hogtied, laid face down while cops ignored his pleas for help and asked each other how they were doing. I watched as this man cried, begged for help, called out for others, and I watched in sheer hatred as his soul left his body. 

When he left, I felt a part of myself leave me. Something died within me as he was allowed by the police to suffocate to death because he had fallen asleep in White Castle. He had narcolepsy and so of course the cops were called. Cops. Around 20 were there when he left this earth. He had done NOTHING.

Since then, I’ve used these past 10 years to fight back against racism especially with the police department and victims. It’s far worse than makes the media; and what makes the media is not even a tiny fraction of this horrific terrorism too many people have to live with.

SO DO NOT DARE APPROACH ME AND TELL ME RACISM IS NOT REAL. Any white person that blind looks like the idiot, ignorant, racist fool or cruel fool that they are. It’s disgraceful to those who actually give a damn.

Change needs to come. Let’s get this child what he deserves; the best school he can attend and make sure as hell the state of Missouri doesn’t REST until this racist law is removed!

Petition his mom is asking everyone to sign.

As the controversy surrounding Edmund’s plight persists, officials at Gateway Science Academy say they are searching for a solution.

“We’re so pleased that he wants to stay here,” said Janet Moak, assistant principal at the school. “We take that as speaking to the quality that we have offered here at the charter school. We really want to support him in those efforts, but at this point, nothing has been finalized.”

Moak wouldn’t talk about what options are being considered. State law says flatly that “a charter school may not charge tuition,” so that avenue is out. Edmund could remain without the state reimbursing the school for his attendance, but Moak wouldn’t say whether that is a viable choice.

She did say that there is no deadline for a decision to be made, only that the school hopes to resolve it soon.

In the long range, how might the broader situation be changed to avoid future situations like Edmund’s? Glaser at VICC admits he doesn’t have a definitive answer. He notes that the current program won’t be allowed to continue forever, but he isn’t sure what will replace it, or who will draw up the rules.”

He notes that the current program won’t be allowed to continue forever, but he isn’t sure what will replace it, or who will draw up the rules.

A charter school may not charge tuition — Missouri state law

“Would it be something that all the districts in the St. Louis metropolitan area could voluntarily agree to, with the approval of local boards of education?” he asked. “Would it take a federal court order? A legislative decision? I’m really not sure.”

….But, he noted, as schools move away from the traditional enrollment pattern of attending class where you live, and with a general orientation toward greater cooperation among St. Louis area government agencies, school districts could easily be included in whatever evolves. LINK TO THIS ARTICLE HERE.

 

Double Standards for Black and White Students Must End

Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 8.52.55 PMAs the GOP debates went on a few nights past, there was another racist crime being committed at the University of Missouri. I watched my Twitter feed as students began to panic because some sick, racist psycho decided to threaten every Black student with death.

On a social media app, YikYak, an anonymous person(s) posted death threats. Kill any Black student on sight, is basically what this person said he would do. Where is the media? Where is security? While more Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 11.20.30 PMhate filled monsters chanted hate -pointlessly- into the night, students tweeted the location of these dangerous sites to others, asked for the cruelty to stop and were given the worst advice ever from the University of Missouri’s “security”. Their main security posted this, pretty much leaving students in a state of confusion without the security and safety they deserve. On the left is a screen shot of the information posted for students that night. The next post isn’t made until November 11th, at 6:00am when they have the main suspect in custody.

– Where is the media!? Yes, the debates were on but had this been a threat made by Blacks to whites this would have been breaking news.

Quickly, the situation was growing more intense, but the security was doing the very least they could do, it seemed to me. I watched tweets, videos and photos coming up in my feed, I spoke with friends as I could and felt more and more sick. The GOP debates were still raging on, where was the national attention? We all know had it been reversed it’d have stopped every channel! Where do these unwarranted, unfounded and flat out stupid feelings some whites seem to have towards Black people derive from? Why in hell was this not treated as seriously as it should have been?!

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