SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE, FRANCE James Baldwin's House in France

SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE, FRANCE

James Baldwin's House in France

The writer took refuge in this home in Southern France for the last 17 years of his life.  

  
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"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

Original Post

We can't have shrines. Had Baldwin been white, they'd have the house encased in gold somewhere. All over the world, there's a white something or another on a horse, in some statue form or another. Why don't the two rich black people of the world buy the house and make a museum or something? Whites don't need another condo. They need to go somewhere and live in forests like they were intended. Look like the Alaska Boat Assholes, like most of them do and take Trump and Pence with them. I'm tired of these phony murderers and killers in charge of everyone's life. Kim Jong Un's waiting for your dog butts. He's gonno turn you into some glow in the dark roast caucasoid.

 

Kocolicious posted:

Wow!  This man wrote his ass off.  Surely the Oprahs, Tylers and other black artists can rescue this historical place and turned into the shine it deserves.  Time will tell.  But! 

 

It is a damn pitiful shame that it is something that has to be hoped or wished for by people like you and me, while there are so many very rich African Americans [And Africans and Diaspora Blacks] in America, Africa and worldwide, it should be agiven.

For a man that put his neck on the line for his race the way Balwin did, at at time when it was dangerous, and even life-threatening to do so, when he could have just as well have just lead a quiet life in the south of France, quietly keeping his nose down, and not giving a damn about the suffering of Black people in America or anywhere else in the world, it should be a given that rich and wealthy Black people would join forces and raise the money needed to buy, save and memorialize the building/dwelling that housed and nurtured so much Truth Baldwin unapoligetically spoke to Power, literally in person, in interviews and throughout his prose.  

And whether Africans want to play dumb or not, the fact remains that ANY and ALL strikes African Americans made against Western Racist Imperialism, Segregation/Apartheid, Ignorance, Oppression and Violence during Balwin's time [and any other time], was also a strike for Africans and Diaspora Blacks, [and really ALL oppressed people worldwide].

 

 @Sunnubian

You're right my sista!  Just think how brave he was to say it to their faces ...like you say....unapologetic.  He was a small man-I may be taller than him...but look at the power of his soul and his power as a MAN?  I mean that within itself is amazing.  If we look at the history of the black man deriving from the Atlantic Slave Trade, we can see that string of silent power....strength of these foot soldiers especially the elegant way they all expressed their blackness.  Here's a man who called the white man honkey to his face[George Jefferson] during the height of civil rights movement where black men were being lynched nearly daily...and yet he stood tall in his manhood.  That's what I liked about him.  I read many of his books and the passion for truth is unbelievable.  He was required reading in college.  And during the onset of Black History Month, he was one of the writers honored for contributing to the success of civil rights.  So I will be floored if no one BLACK comes forward and gives this man the tribute he famously deserves by preserving the home of his genius.  Cuz you even though we have a lot of blackfolks with money don't mean their the swiftest spoon in the drawer.  So many of em have turned their backs or continue to turn their backs to the black cause.  I remember when Dr. Dre donated those millions to USC in Cali.  What a waste.  Like pouring sand at the  beach.  He could have gave that money to the schools in the black community he comes from.  Did he?  Hell no.  He wants to flow show-that backwards ass gang mentality of acting big shot.   This type of black is the real tragedy in our culture.  So will see.   But!   

Norland posted:

I haven't been here in awhile. Has anyone listened to us?

 

I'm sure you know the answer to that.

Black people trying to 'SOUND THE ALARM' will put all this information in a "Rap" video with a whole lot of cussing that romaticizes guns and violence againsteach other, and make a whole lot of sexually vulgar references, while doing some crazy dance moves half naked, before most Black people will listen to anything constructive and not self-defeating.

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