“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…
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 ….
Be a voice for the unheard… I am extremely passionate and cannot hold my tongue very easily…
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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…
- 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).
King Coogler has not come to play with you. He’s come to put in work. And change the same old game. #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/spaxIUxUQ5 — Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 16, 2017
Reposting for my personal hero, I’m honored to also say my fam and a dear friend; Bashir. Every Thursday you can go and learn new things that you won’t learn anywhere else…. Below is this weeks info; please spread it around and check it out if you in NYC or Newark, NJ, or anywhere else making Newark accessible. His PR begins:
“I was told tonight by the Vice Chairperson of POP, Ms. Ingrid Hill, that sister Durden will be at this Thursday’s POP meeting. She will be reaching out to the mighty Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) for additional support. Let see if support is there for an action. If you are serious about justice, then we will see you at POP’s weekly meeting this Thursday! POP’s meeting place is at Abyssinia Baptist Church
224 West Kinney Street, Newark, New Jersey, 07101. The meeting starts at 6:30pm.
Stop the Violence!!! Black Power!!! All Power to the People!!! Hotep!!! Peace in the Streets!!!
Bashir Muhammad Akinyele
-Member of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC)
Finally, people are speaking the truth many of us who aren’t asleep knew from the moment that psycho decided he should be any form of government official. We are citizens of America right? Answer me this, then. As “Americans” is it not too much to do exactly what they say we are to do if this ever happens; this being a racist, sexist, fat, orange psychopathic tyrant.
I am ashamed to say I am American, I’ve been since I was 14 and saw how cops have a badge to kill innocent people; especially if those people are not white, and then walk away from the crime with the same bloody guns in their slimy, blood stained hands. If you’re not American and reading this, please know this government does NOT represent ALL of the people! I must post this because I’ve got a busy schedule however I also have announcements to share that will be propelling this site and new sites as well as upcoming events and talks, among other things. I have been away for far too long but it was worth it… My seeking, studying, and continuously searching the vast REAL knowledge most Americans are never taught and too many do not even want to hear and growing my spiritual connection by the blessings of our Afrikan Ancestors;…all of this has made me stronger in all regards and my purpose -though it was already known- will now be fulfilled. And that means my changing in ways that only hurt my purposes; one being, sharing knowledge.
More on that really soon. For now, here is what we all need to be using the government of America’s founding documents to rid ourselves from the police state and truancy of Trump. It DOES matter. We are going backwards; say what you will of President Obama, but he never tried to reverse American progress, well being or health care. He was harassed with hate and racism as his precious little princesses did/do. But President Obama, being a man with integrity and maturity -not to mention stable mind- didn’t go off the handle, even though he would have had more legit reason to be angry at the media and others for he had horrible comments and lies being spoken.
He let his actions speak. No one has to agree with the sickness of Syria and other countries; but as a whole… you can simply look at Obama in the eyes and then look into the eyes of Donald Trump…And the person whom is a man of value and an actual man.
While I’ll leave out -for now- what words I’d use to explain what Donald Trump is, I’ll start an upcoming posts topic by adding;
“…the person whom is a man of value and an actual man. Most people will know that I mean, of course, the missed President, Barack Obama. Trump is honestly a sorry and pathetic excuse and misrepresentation of what it means to be a “man.” He also is a horrific and a vile, disgusting, delirious joke of humans as a whole.
Trump has had his ‘power’ if you wanna call it that; but now it’s a position within the government… To support him is to support those he also has -or tries to have- in office… All whom are women haters, racist whites with lazy European ancestors who did not build Amerikkka, but sat and got fat while treating men, women and children of legal enslavement, abuses spoken and unspoken, violence and fear unknown…
Trump with Sessions and Pence alone are walking images of the overseers, of the legal/government officials that were hunting down, murdering, abusing, misusing, brain washing, stealing and raping Black human beings. Not forgetting, these Black men AND women are why we have the most iconic sites in America; not just Washington DC; not just the white house, but ALL OVER America. And they did it to stay alive.
How things are regarding cops, prison, school, jobs, community, life or death for being alive; life or death being a risk if you dare do something as simple as go for a walk to get skittles or if you have a Pokemon card in your 12 year old hand. (Former case)
More writing with citations soon. Take action; and if you have any action that needs a volunteer; please let me know.
“It will be us who makes America great again.”
From time to time I post a petition, reason being some may not think they work however they do. Rather, they can. I’ve seen it happen on legal levels to more minor levels. So please, sign and share. Posting from email received; to sign takes literally 5 seconds if you are a slow typist. I don’t care if you like President Obama or not. If you’re out there toting your patriotic crap, you should respect the process that currently is being denied.
If you are a normal, good person; you should just want the right thing especially under an administration as scary and dangerous as this.
Our racist, misogynistic,fascist president has nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat – the same seat Senate Republicans stole from President Barack Obama.
Trump promised to nominate someone ready to follow in Scalia’s extremist footsteps and he’s delivered on that promise. Gorsuch’s extreme record could guarantee another generation under a conservative Supreme Court that wages war on women, workers, poor people, voting rights and the environment while giving unprecedented power to corporations and religious extremists.
Progressive champion Sen. Jeff Merkley has promised to use the filibuster to force Senate Republicans to get 60 votes to confirm Gorsuch. We need to make sure Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Schumer and every other Senate Democrat stand with Sen. Merkley and use their power to stand up for women, LGBTQ people, immigrants, Muslims, people of color, workers, the environment and the bedrock principles of our democracy.
This is AMAZING news! I hope to see more of this nationwide. Black history is not just slavery and the civil rights movement; and then I’ve heard white people complain they don’t get a special month… UMMM, they have 11 of 12 months!? My gods that makes me VERY furious, to say the LEAST. And if only a month; they should be at LEAST sharing more than slavery and the civil rights movement; the Black community, the Hispanic community, both INDEPENDENT of the other have more history than school students ever get taught, never at school! What’s worse is Black lives were the first to walk this earth… Africa IS our motherland, ALL… Why do you disrespect what you are or what you once were, or just facts, to be put even more basic for you??
Press Release Below
Basher Akinyele and other history teachers (contact: main number Weequahic High School main office number- 908-956-3523O) have created a program to teach real education; I hope this spreads nationwide and if you are in Newark, NJ or NYC make sure you stop in and check it out; Black, Latino, Women, EVERYONE is welcome to hear truth and real issues discussed and taught…This is the here is the information
HISTORY MONTH COMMITTEE AT WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL SPONSORS REAL TALK THURSDAYS!
Newark, NJ – They are calling on the community to pack Weequahic high school’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, New Jersey! Starting on Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic high school will be sponsoring a free program every Thursday called REAL TALK THURDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ. The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.
The focus of the forum is to provide free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education discussions to empower, inspire, and organize African /African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, and the entire human family. This week’s forum topic will focus on the Crisis in the Black Family. The community-based organizations helping to contribute to the weekly forums are the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (N.A.V.C) and the Pan-Afrikan Muslim Association.
The Black History Month Committee was created by history teachers to organize programs and activities for February’s Black History Month at Weequahic High Schoo for students and the community.
Bashir Akinyele, the Chairperson of the Black History Month committee and a history teacher at Weequahic High School, says,
“This program is an opportunity to discuss solutions to the problems affecting African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, women, the youth, and humanity.”
For more information about the Real Talk Thursdays at Weequahic High School, contact (908) 956-3523 or (973) 705-3795.
There are too many white people who think they are the victims, that try to make the Black community out to be the killers and thugs when in reality, statistics and facts and LIFE show that to not be true. History, shows us this too, with government programs such as the familiar Cointelpro. I’ve studied this for 14 years, and am going to organize some research to post shortly proving these racist morons wrong. It won’t change them. But at least I know I’m doing right. Stop abusing the sickening ‘white privilege’ you have and fight to ensure all people have privilege before going around harming other lives by far that are no where near less than yours.
SPREAD KNOWLEDGE; KILL LIES!