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Re: Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

kresge ·
CONFEDERATE HISTORY IS SUPREMACY HISTORY BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX Last week, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell proclaimed April Confederate History Month in his state. In fact he proclaimed the date on April 7, which is the same day in 1865 that Confederate general Robert E. Lee began to negotiate the terms of surrender with United States General Ulysses S. Grant. In some states, this day is considered Confederate Memorial Day, and Virginia is not alone is celebrating “Confederate History Month”.
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Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

Cholly ·
(CNN) -- Based on the hundreds of e-mails, Facebook comments and Tweets I've read in response to my denunciation of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's decision to honor Confederates for their involvement in the Civil War -- which was based on the desire to...
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Re: Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

Yemaya ·
I can understand Roland Martin's sentiment here. However, I don't think he quite hit the mark with his explanation which in my opinion shows some lack of research on this issue before presenting his argument. What I agree with: The Confederacy was in fact not only a terrorist organization but committed sedition and used the arguement of states rights over the Constitution and the Federal government. Putting this into context of today, we know that the Tea Party and their ranks use many of...
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Re: Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

Yemaya ·
I did forget one thing. The comparison to the Middle East and the U.S. putting troops on their sovreign territory is a horrible example. The nations of Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are indeed sovreign lands with their own culture, history and heritage and are not a part of the United States. They have every right to consider U.S. military as foreign invaders, although Americans may not like it for 'political' reasons. The South did not. They agreed to be a part of the United States, signed...
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Re: Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

EbonyRose ·
I think Roland Martin should consider taking Valium or some other sedative to calm himself down.
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We the People, and the New American Civil War

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by RobertReich.org We the People, and the New American Civil War by Robert Reich The vitriol is worse is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarmy 2008. Worse than the swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness. It’s almost a civil war. I know families in which close relatives are no longer speaking. A dating service says Democrats won’t even consider going out with...
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Re: The NAACP Launches New Interactive Timeline

Vox ·
Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for posting this, ER.
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Re: The NAACP Launches New Interactive Timeline

EbonyRose ·
Yeah, I oops up on it .. but I thought it was pretty cool, too!
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The NAACP Launches New Interactive Timeline

EbonyRose ·
They did a pretty good job if you ask me! NAACP Historical Interactive Timeline The NAACP is proud to unveil our new Interactive Historical Timeline, which provides a dynamic multimedia experience, highlighting key events of the organization’s history and our role in the civil rights movement. The Web site, funded through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, includes photos, video archives and film clips in addition to a detailed interactive narrative. As actor Laurence Fishburne notes in...
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Re: The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History

Kocolicious ·
Brotha Xum wrote: I'm not playin'! If we are saying there is some point to analysing the history then why let the history control us. Why should we be Christians of Muslims or are the advocates of history saying we should have the religion of our ancestors? What is the conclusion form history if history is so important? Three words, my brotha! Control. Power. Identity. It is as simple as that. And the most vital reason? It WORKS! Have worked over 5,000 years. To break it down. The first...
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Re: Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman, hopes activists of today learn civil rights history

sunnubian ·
TUE AUG 18, 2015 AT 01:00 PM PDT Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile by Black Kos 631 Comments / 631 New RIP Brother Bond Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver Velez It was difficult reading this announcement from Morris Dees, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center. We've lost a champion For those of us of a certain age, Julian Bond was always a part of our civil rights landscape of struggle. Tributes have poured in from many people around the globe who have been touched by his activism,...
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Re: The ‘Real Racists’ Have Always Worn Suits

sunnubian ·
"It wasn’t the KKK that wrote the slave codes. It wasn’t the armed vigilantes who conceived of convict leasing, postemancipation. It wasn’t hooded men who purposefully left black people out of New Deal legislation. Redlining wasn’t conceived at a Klan meeting in rural Georgia. It wasn’t “the real racists” who bulldozed black communities in order to build America’s highway system. The Grand Wizard didn’t run COINTELPRO in order to dismantle the Black Panthers. The men who raped black women...
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Movie: "THE GOOD LIE"

sunnubian ·
We’re only two days away from seeing one of this year’s most inspirational stories come to life on the big screen! Stand for good. See The Good Lie in theaters tomorrow! Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/TGLtix See what fans are calling the “best movie to see this year”! Take your loved one to see The Good Lie - in theaters tomorrow! http://bit.ly/TGLtix
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"Booker’s Place": Documentary Tells Story of Black Mississippi Waiter Who Lost Life by Speaking Out

sunnubian ·
"Booker’s Place": Documentary Tells Story of Black Mississippi Waiter Who Lost Life by Speaking Out DOWNLOAD: VIDEO AUDIO GET CD/DVD MORE FORMATS RELATED STORIES Despite Rep for Integration, TV’s Iconic "American Bandstand" Kept Black Teens Off Its Stage Untold History: More Than a Quarter of U.S. Presidents Were Involved in Slavery, Human Trafficking TOPICS African-American History , Race in America , Racism GUESTS Raymond De Felitta , director of a new documentary premiering at the Tribeca...
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The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History

sunnubian ·
The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History May 19, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Many erroneous beliefs regarding the role of Black people in history are still pervasive today AFRICANGLOBE – In 1933, the father of African-American history, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, penned a book titled “ The Mis-Education of the Negro .’’ The book itself was interesting literature, and within its pages were lessons of a people mis-educated to think they were inferior...
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Religious Violence In Nigeria Claims 5 Lives

sunnubian ·
Religious Violence In Nigeria Claims 5 Lives Written by Associated Press on January 5, 2012 6:42 pm Click for More Next Post GOMBE, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen attacked a church in northeast Nigeria during a prayer service Thursday night, killing at least five people and wounding others in an assault that occurred amid an increasingly violent campaign by a radical Muslim sect. SEE ALSO: Spike Lee To Host Obama Fundraiser Pastor Johnson Jauro said the gunfire sprayed the Deeper Life Church in...
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

EbonyRose ·
I hope he was joking. However, I do think Black America could be a little more celebratory and appreciative of him. Maybe acknowledge his dedication to Black unity and nationalism and vision for Black economic and educational empowerment by acknowledgement on his birthday. And teach it to our kids as a motivation for self-determination and self-sufficiency. We shouldn't need White America to appreciate our great scholars and leaders ... in order for us to do so ourselves.
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

sunnubian ·
I absolutely agree, ER. You took the thoughts right out of my mind.
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

Yemaya ·
That I agree with. We don't need white people to sanction a holiday for us. Can't remember how many times I skipped school before MLK Day become legal. All approved by my parents. May 19th is a great day to celebrate a holiday!
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

Xeon ·
Well, one thing for sure, it will never happen..............
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

Xumbrarchist ·
Does MLK have a holiday because of Malcolm X? The federal government has to tell us which of the two we are supposed to prefer. Xum
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: Does MLK have a holiday because of Malcolm X? The federal government has to tell us which of the two we are supposed to prefer. Xum Xum they didn't like either, but the demand was for MLK so the government acquiesced to creating an MLK because they could control and propagate his integrationist style speeches to dilute the black power ideology. But yes the old NOI made the SCLC and NAACP look reasonable.
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Re: Thelma Glass, Ala. teacher at the forefront of civil rights activism, dies at 96

Yemaya ·
Rest in Peace Mrs. Glass. Thank you for all you do to bring justice to our people!
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Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

sunnubian ·
Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday? Written by Terrell Jermaine Starr on January 23, 2012 2:10 pm Click for More Next Post Does Malcolm X deserve a federal holiday? Toure, a New York Times best-selling author, thinks so. He penned a Time Magazine column arguing that the civil rights legend is equally deserving of a federal holiday as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. SEE ALSO: Why Obama’s Critics Are Right What would we celebrate on “Malcolm X Day?” Toure give us some of the principles we’d...
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Thelma Glass, Ala. teacher at the forefront of civil rights activism, dies at 96

sunnubian ·
Thelma Glass, Ala. teacher at the forefront of civil rights activism, dies at 96 Text Size Print E-mail Reprints By Adam Bernstein , The Washington Post Almost a decade before the arrest of Rosa Parks in 1955 sparked the Montgomery bus boycott and helped catapult civil rights to the political forefront, a group of teachers at the historically black Alabama State College in Montgomery formed the Women’s Political Council to campaign against the abuses and indignities of segregation. Their...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Defend journalism that speaks truth to power from Ferguson to Washington <form accept-charset="utf-8" action="http://act.credoaction.com/act/" class="ak-form" method="post" name="act-petition"> Sign the petition Sign the petition to President Obama: "President Obama’s Department of Justice must drop its threats to imprison journalists, including New York Times reporter James Risen, in its overzealous Espionage Act prosecutions. Instead, it should focus on making it clear to local and...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
SIGN PETITION: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/d...ic/?action_KEY=10264 Local Police with War Weapons: End This Now! According to the U.S. General Services Administration, one of the programs that allows the Pentagon to give billions of dollars worth of free weapons of war to local U.S. police "offers Americans peace of mind.” Have images of a war zone in Ferguson, Missouri, boosted your peace of mind? Resources: > U.S. General Services Administration: 1122 Program > Missouri Department...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
https://www.aclu.org/secure/communities-warzones Our communities are not war zones Update: On August 23rd, President Obama called for a review of federal programs that fund and incentivize wartime arsenals for local police forces. Help us keep up the pressure: tell the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice to stop funding the militarization of police. On August 9th, local police fatally shot an unarmed African-American 18-year-old named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Petitioning Chuck Hagel Suspend the Weapons Transfer Program that is Militarizing Police Petition by Michael McPhearson Saint Louis, MO Multiply Your Impact Turn your signature into dozens more by sharing this petition and recruiting people you know to sign. YOU YOUR FRIENDS 170 avg. THEIR FRIENDS 10,000 approx. Our police officers are not our military. Yet military weapons meant for battlefields like the ones I served on as an Army Officer in the Gulf War are being transferred to local...
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During the Civil War authorities in Natchez, Mississippi forced tens of thousands of freed slaves into camps built in what's known as "The Devil's Punchbowl" of Natchez

sunnubian ·
Concentration Camps - People mostly associate the term with Nazi Germany but historians say - it's true - they also existed in America. MYSTERY MONDAY: Mass Graves Remain in "The Devil's Punchbowl" of Natchez Posted: Jun 30, 2014 9:49 PM EDT...
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TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
<label class="grey">FEATURED CAMPAIGN</label> Justice for Mike Brown On August 9, 2014 a Ferguson police officer racially profiled and fatally shot unarmed, Black, 18-year-old, Michael Brown as he walked to his grandmother's residence with a friend. Eye witnesses report that the police officer, who has yet to be identified, fired several shots at Michael as the teen stood in the street with his hands in the air. The family and local community members are calling his death an...
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Why We Should Teach About the FBI’s War on the Civil Rights Movement

sunnubian ·
Why We Should Teach About the FBI’s War on the Civil Rights Movement Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 18:29 cointelpro Share this story... Forward Print HTML Reddit Viadeo in Share by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca Nobody’s history – Black, white or brown – is taught in U.S. classrooms if COINTELPRO is not part of the lesson plan. Civics and social studies are defective and deceptive if they fail to inform students of the FBI’s campaign to “neutralize” dissidents by any means...
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[SOUND FAMILIAR?]: ‘Undeclared Civil War:’ Black Youths Under Threat of ‘Genocide’ in Brazil, 1 Killed Every 23 Minutes Per Report

sunnubian ·
‘Undeclared Civil War:’ Black Youths Under Threat of ‘Genocide’ in Brazil, 1 Killed Every 23 Minutes Per Report Protestors gather in São Paulo to condemn police brutality . Courtesy Black Women of Brazil. Afro-Brazilians have led many social rebellions over the course of their history in the South American country. From the indomitable quilombo communities established by fugitive enslaved Africans during the colonial period, to the Black press movements of the 20th century, Black citizens...
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Indians' Debt to Black America

sunnubian ·
Friday, March 11, 2016 South Asian Indians' Owe a Lot to Black America Indians' Debt to Black America Neil Padukone Author, Council of Urban Professionals Fellow, Musician 03/10/2016| huffingtonpost.com Last year, I had the great honor of attending India Abroad's Person of the Year awards, a celebration of some of the most accomplished members of the Indian diaspora in the US. The evening was incredible. I met a 14-year old that had invented a braille printer. I met a lawyer who was cleaning...
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Extended Boots Riley Interview on Hip-Hop, Radical Politics, Movement Building & Palestine

sunnubian ·
Extended Boots Riley Interview on Hip-Hop, Radical Politics, Movement Building & Palestine THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kSiIsnwEY Web-only interview with legendary hip-hop artist Boots Riley, author of the new book, "Tell Homeland Security–We Are the Bomb." Riley, a founder of The Coup, has been deeply involved in political activism for decades, from taking part in protests against police brutality to supporting Occupy Oakland to speaking out on Palestinian...
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Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks

sunnubian ·
Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks 27 September 2016 From the section Africa Share Media caption Who is the world's first cultural war criminal? The International Criminal Court has sentenced an Islamist militant who destroyed ancient shrines in Timbuktu to nine years in jail. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi admitted to leading rebel forces who destroyed historic mausoleums at the world heritage site in Mali in 2012. Judges at the court in The Hague found he had shown...
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How Africans Brought Civilization To America Before Columbus

sunnubian ·
How Africans Brought Civilization To America Before Columbus October 13, 2014 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff The Olmecs built the first civilization in the America’s, the Olmecs were Black AFRICANGLOBE – On Monday, America’s government offices, businesses, and banks all grind to a halt in order to commemorate Columbus Day. In schools up and down the country, little children are taught that a heroic Italian explorer discovered America, and various events and...
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America's Surveillance Net

sunnubian ·
America's Surveillance Net There is a revolution afoot—one that is being carried out by the government against the fundamental law of the land. Jonathan Schell June 19, 2013 | This article appeared in the July 8-15, 2013 edition of The Nation. A reporter takes a mobile phone picture of National Security Agency Director US Army General Keith Alexander as he takes his seat to testify before a US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on recently disclosed NSA surveillance...
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IT'S REALLY GLOBAL GENOCIDE AGAINST THE BLACK RACE [PICTURES DON'T LIE]

sunnubian ·
IN YEMEN: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jul/21/civilians-flee-yemen-besieged-port-city-hodeidah-fearing-ceasefire-collapse https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/rohingya-ethnic-cleansing-myanmar-continues-180306062135668.html Home › News › Black genocide in Libya - why the silence? Black genocide in Libya - why the silence? Submitted 19 Sep 2011 2:21pm http://www.obv.org.uk/news-blogs/black-genocide-libya-why-silence The 'genocide' of Brazil's black youth gives Day of...
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Trump Warns of “Violence” If Democrats Win Control of Congress

sunnubian ·
Trump Warns of “Violence” If Democrats Win Control of Congress HEADLINE AUG 29, 2018 In other election news, The New York Times is reporting President Trump warned evangelical leaders on Monday that Democrats will enact change “quickly and violently” if they take control of Congress in the midterm elections. During a private meeting at the White House, Trump went on to say, “They will end everything immediately. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups, these are violent...
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Re: Trump Warns of “Violence” If Democrats Win Control of Congress

Kocolicious ·
He wants a race war so bad he can't see straight! He want to go back to the days of the Swedish Viking/Pirates and the stronghold Norway, Denmark and Holland had on the African Slave Trade. He wants to go back to that day.....when being evil Neanderthals stalking/preying/spreading disease on the sea/ocean/rivers were the height of their deadlypower. That's what he wants. But!
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Re: Trump Warns of “Violence” If Democrats Win Control of Congress

sunnubian ·
He's not the only one. Racist White people in America are literally sitting around waiting on the "go ahead" for the " Race War" they are planning . Unfortunately, it is only Black people who are not getting " the memo" , even though it is being shoved in their faces and/or down their throats every day. African Americans better WTFU! and get the hell off 'D'Nile' about what is really being setup in this country. Harrassing and mistreating Latino asylum seekers is only a front to disguise...
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FARENHEIT 11/9

sunnubian ·
NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS ACROSS AMERICA GET TICKETS SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZeLvaflLLc STORY SEP 21, 2018 Michael Moore vs. Donald Trump in “Fahrenheit 11/9”: New Film Warns Our Democracy Is At Risk STORY SEP 21, 2018 Michael Moore: Are We Going to Be Like the “Good Germans” Who Let Hitler Rise to Power? STORY SEP 21, 2018 Michael Moore: Democrats Made Fatal Mistake in Not Taking Trump More Seriously in 2016 STORY SEP 19, 2018 Michael Moore: Senate Must Take Dr. Christine...
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Have you been PURGED? GEORGIA VOTERS - YOU MUST CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION!!!!

sunnubian ·
Have you been PURGED? Georgia Voters – you MUST check this NOW Greg Palast in Atlanta In response to my threat of a federal law suit, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has coughed up the names and addresses of every one of the half million voters he cancelled off the registration rolls in 2017. One in ten voters – disappeared WITHOUT NOTICE. Look up your name or those you know, with the zip code. We'll send back you entire registration address. If that's you (or a former address of...
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Re: The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History

Xumbrarchist ·
Am I mis-educated and everybody knows about this but me? I just stumbled across it by accident. But I don't recall ever hearing of it. The Quest of the Silver Fleece , by W. E. B. Du Bois http://www.gutenberg.org/files.../15265-h/15265-h.htm http://librivox.org/the-quest-...ce-by-w-e-b-du-bois/ The Quest of the Silver Fleece is a story of romance, race economics and politics set around the 1900s. Here, a traditionally educated boy and an unschooled “swamp girl” each begin a journey toward...
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Re: The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History

Xumbrarchist ·
Watch at 33:30 minutes in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_3zmx1jxIA "Us Bloods don't care nuthin' about science." Xum
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Re: The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History

Kocolicious ·
This is the HELL I've been screaming at the top of my lungs about: Educating blackfolks about their REAL history. Not this made-up, cover-up western version bullshyte that massa created to make him seem like the hero ot the world. Truth is, only half the world is sorta free. Truth is they deliberately not use the term "homosexuality" in eastern countries or on the other side of the world to reframe from explaining WHY women and children are still socially, psychologically, economically,...
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Re: The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History

Xumbrarchist ·
Wouldn't Black history address the fact that Black people from the West coast of Africs from 1500 to 1700 were not Christians? So why are so many Black Americans Christians today? Beware of history. Not only can it be white washed, it can be black washed. Xum
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Re: The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History

Kocolicious ·
Come on my brotha! You knew the ANSWER before asking the question......right? 1500 to 1700 is roughly when the Europeans came on the scene in terms of slavery of Africans. Of course, the enslaved are gonna adopted the belief of the master. That's a given. And it's called control/power. But! You know this. And the other side of that is the Arabs forced conversion to Islam to every place they CONQUERED including most of Africa and India. Sooooooooo say you're playin'. Cuz I can't believe as...
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