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Re: "But, how can we help change the mind frame of our people as a whole, when we're at odds "

Xumbrarchist ·
I don't use Facebook and do no log in there. But I consider this recommended reading: Black Man's Burden (1961) by Mack Reynolds http://sfgospel.typepad.com/sf...ia-and-progress.html http://www.feedbooks.com/book/4826/black-man-s-burden Border, Breed Nor Birth (1963) by Mack Reynolds http://www.readbookonline.net/read/44240/93267/ When are most of us going to regard science and technology as more important than race? It was technology that made White dominance possible. Xum
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Re: Will.i.am contrasts global innovation and America’s struggling neighborhoods

Kocolicious ·
I, like Will.I. AM, am WORRIED too. The educational system in the United States sucks. I just did an afterschool program last week to launch the fall season and was floored how many children from foreign countries are a lot SMARTER and intellectual than our kids. They are more mature too and appreciative to the FREEDOM America gives them. I mean I can only teach so much....sometimes my jaws hurt trying to get EVERYTHING in so that our kids will have a taste for knowledge. Many are not...
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Re: Will.i.am contrasts global innovation and America’s struggling neighborhoods

sunnubian ·
September 17, 2012, 7:19 am 88 Comments Five Points To Nowhere We’re now getting a lot of “Romney in disarray” stories; we’re also hearing that the solution is for Romney to go out there and sell his five-point plan for the economy. You’ve got to be kidding. Has anyone actually looked at that “plan”? Not only is it pathetic; its patheticity (pathos? That doesn’t sound right) is no accident. On the contrary, it reflects the same forces that have made the Romney campaign in general such a dud.
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Re: The Occupy Movement, Gentrification and Black America’s Ancient Struggle

Xumbrarchist ·
And no discussion of cars and automobiles. How many Americans could have homes paid for if trillions had not been wasted on cars designed to become obsolete? But that brings up the issue of understanding technology to know if the cars are designed to become obsolete or not. But too often we just look at technology from the outside and only know as much as some palefaces decide to tell us. Xum
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
“When we cry, we need to be heard by the world." And that's exactly right. Otherwise, all of Africa will be smeared with these Islamic extremists. And it's not about the religion per se. It's about CONTROL. It's about being socially STUCK in a backward azz mindset that continuously aborts PROGRESS. And...most importantly the only ones to benefit from this sickness are the MEN. The women will suffer as well as the children will suffer. And these extremists ALWAYS wanna point fingers at the...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

sunnubian ·
"It's about CONTROL." *************************************************** That's it, control and Arab "expansion" (remember the "Western Expansion" chapters in American History?). Africans have been caught up in that Arab/Islamic psych game for centuries now. They now have most of the world seeing Egypt as not part of "Africa" as well as other northern parts of Africa, especially with the constant reference to "sub"-Saharant Africa , the subliminal suggestion that one, that part of Africa...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
Sista Sunnubian wrote: Man, psychology is just not Black people's strong suit. No it's not. Only because we have been under the hammer of psychological brainwashing. It started with the rhetorical device of stating that we were subhumans. And for a looooong time...many including the ones who created that lie....BELIEVED IT too. So it's a continium that muddles the mind of black folks EVERYWHERE-including Africa, the Islands.....and yes America. Tragic. But! By the way: That's why I returned...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: By the way: That's why I returned to college to obtain another degree. This time in Psychology, specializing in child psychology[deveopment] with an emphasis on historical and environmental child abuse. I'm working on my dissertation now....i.e. planning ahead....so that when the time comes I will have all my facts and research already in line and professionally formatted so all I have to do is write my findings with accurate and adequate references-which is...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
Everything you say is soooooo true my sista. The cost is off the roof. As is why at this point I'm only taking a few classes at a time. I used to waive scholarship proposals cuz I wanted the "kids" to take advantage of them....but! Now, I have no choice but to accept the scholarship programs I'm qualified for in order to pay for my courses/books and materials. Having said that, [since all my childen are grown], I have a personal obligation to teach/reach our black kids BEFORE everything is...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Muhammad Cipher ·
One of your other post contained a reference from Mahmood Mamdani. I've posted material from him before (largely ignored in the Libya thread). One of the biggest problems in dealing with any of the situations in Africa is the assumption of false, faulty or uninformed narritives taken as to be universally understood truths and starting points. I'd HIGHLY recommend people reivew his (and several others) material before declaring a hardcore position on exactly what's going on in Africa today.
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
Okay, So what are YOU saying? That by reading up on Mahmood Mamdani will dismiss the fact that there isn't true turmoil in Africa? Or that Arabs aren't trying to take OVER all of Africa? What? I mean most of us know that he is an Indian born professor who have written a lot of books specializing in the subject of Arabs/Muslims...but! Not knowing who he is ....does that take away or change what is going in Africa? And what has been going in Africa for 1400 years? I truly don't understand your...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Muhammad Cipher ·
No. Im suggesting that reading up on that perspective makes for a more informed position on what the turmoil in Africa. Define "Arab" and problems quickly arise with that statement and position. Are you familiar with his work, or did you just google his bio (serious question not an insult)? He (along with quite a few others) are not only noted for their scholarship on the conflicts and history on the continent, but is also noted for the clear distinction he makes between colonial and non...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
My brotha: I did respond to your post extensively....but! My computer froze and it took me a while to boot up again. As a result I lost all my commentary, So currently I am burned out trying to regain it. Therefore I will readdress your post tommorrow.
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: One of your other post contained a reference from Mahmood Mamdani. I've posted material from him before (largely ignored in the Libya thread). One of the biggest problems in dealing with any of the situations in Africa is the assumption of false, faulty or uninformed narritives taken as to be universally understood truths and starting points. I'd HIGHLY recommend people reivew his (and several others) material before declaring a hardcore position on...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Muhammad Cipher ·
There is an unspoken assumption of who and what an Arab is, which is why I ask people to define it and think about it (whether or not you post it online). What you posted is a popular notion, but problematic when you get into the colonial and cultural history of these region. My position is much to nuanced for me to type out at the moment, though I can say that I do not accept the auto conflation of Arab with European or "fare skinned people from the Middle Eastern region". Once you begin...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
Brotha Ciper wrote: No. Im suggesting that reading up on that perspective makes for a more informed position on what the turmoil in Africa. You mean...reading up on HIS perspective would be in YOUR opinion a more informed position on what the turmoil is in Africa. Is that what you're saying. As a matter of fact, I don't have to read his commentary or views on Africa where its relates to Arabs....cuz I have my own. I have been a student of African Studies and World History probably many years...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: There is an unspoken assumption of who and what an Arab is, which is why I ask people to define it and think about it (whether or not you post it online). What you posted is a popular notion, but problematic when you get into the colonial and cultural history of these region. My position is much to nuanced for me to type out at the moment, though I can say that I do not accept the auto conflation of Arab with European or "fare skinned people from the...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: That is my point. The Sudan (for example) is not an issue of any "invasion" Arab or otherwise. If you get the chance, check the following lectures/talks by Mamdani. I cite him not because I think he's the only one qualified to speak on it, but he's one of few who can do so with the respect the subject deserves in a clear way. **just to clarify Im referring to Arabization or Islam an invasion** C-Span video is hard to...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
Sista Sunnubian wrote: The fact that the majority of Africans are Muslims is no coincidence of choosing, Islam was imposed on the ancestors of Africans centuries ago in this same. You are absolutely CORRECT my sista. There's no myth or untruths here. There are documents that cite clearly that the invasion of West Africa including Niger began in the early 7th and 8th centuries where FORCED conversions by Arab forces were implemented upon unwilling indigeous folks there. This is the location...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
Sista Sunnubian wrote: But what else am I to make of it when I look at Sudan, what happening now in Niger, Mali? Who are invading these countries and force their religious doctrines on these people? How was it that Egypt ever became predominately non-Black? Who is still enslaving Black African in the region? Who is financing these invasions? Who is slaughtering who? How is it any different that what Europeans did to this country and Native Americans? My sista you are on a roll. Some folks...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: That is my point. The Sudan (for example) is not an issue of any "invasion" Arab or otherwise. If you get the chance, check the following lectures/talks by Mamdani. I cite him not because I think he's the only one qualified to speak on it, but he's one of few who can do so with the respect the subject deserves in a clear way. **just to clarify Im referring to Arabization or Islam...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Thanks for this information. I really want to know what to make of what concerning the constant turmoil(s) happening in Africa. We can't trust the Western media to always tell or show the truth, we can trust historians to always write the truth. But I will say that I see not great benefit of Islam or Christianity where Africans/Africa is concerned. We cannot trust everything historians say either. Historical Revisionism is rampant. All of this propaganda goes...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
I would go further to say that you CANNOT trust racist historians and racists anthropologists to tell the TRUTH in regards to African history. They have always had a hidden agenda. For example: (1) massa told the LIE that we were waiting for him to come to Africa to civilize us...not true. (2) massa told anothe LIE and said that the first man was derived from Asia and then told another lie regarding the Piltdown man [a sick version of Frankenstein] which was quickly revealed as a hoax and...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Originally Posted by sunnubian: Thanks for this information. I really want to know what to make of what concerning the constant turmoil(s) happening in Africa. We can't trust the Western media to always tell or show the truth, we can trust historians to always write the truth. But I will say that I see not great benefit of Islam or Christianity where Africans/Africa is concerned. We cannot trust everything historians say either. Historical Revisionism is rampant.
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Originally Posted by sunnubian: Thanks for this information. I really want to know what to make of what concerning the constant turmoil(s) happening in Africa. We can't trust the Western media to always tell or show the truth, we can trust historians to always write the truth. But I will say that I see not great benefit of Islam or Christianity where Africans/Africa is concerned. We cannot trust everything historians say either. Historical Revisionism is rampant.
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

sunnubian ·
From what I have read so far regarding Mahmood Mamdani, it all sounds like political speak to me. He is making statements that are not wholly true regarding Dufar/Africa/Arab and Islamic influence and religion in Africa. He plays with the death rate in the conflict, then goes on to try to quantify his argument that the death rate (mass murders) includes people dying from illness, disease, starvation, etc., as if starvation is not a war tactic in and of itself, and as if dying from disease...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Muhammad Cipher ·
"I'm just not feeling this guy as being trustworthy and free of any covert agenda on this subject." I'd only suggest that you (and others) consider and look further into these perspectives. They're much more nuanced than some of us are used to dealing with. Its easy and tempting to reduces everything to 'good guys in this corner, evil doers in the other'. The Save Darfur camp was caught misrepresenting numbers and inflating figures. Long story short, we all can be held responsible for being...
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Re: Niger struggles against Islamist militants

Kocolicious ·
I wanna say just SIX things on this issue and I'm through cuz otherwise it will be like beating a dead horse: (1) The definition of a claim is beliefs or opinions that MAY be true or false. Therefore a legitimate claim can ONLY be true if it has PROVEN facts supporting the particular belief or opinion. Having said that, everything that I have SAID throughout this discussion can be PROVEN[examination is not required cuz it has always been examined over and over and over again with the same...
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Re: THE AETA PEOPLE: INDIGENOUS TRIBE OF THE PHILIPPINES

sunnubian ·
RASTAS THE BLACK ROOTS OF THE FILIPINOS: MOORISH HISTORY – BY FILIPINO FEBRUARY 20, 2016 DON JAIDE 5 COMMENTS Our ancestors in the Philippines are ebony Black, from the ancient pygmy tribes Aeta, Ati, Dumagat, Mamanwa, Tagbanua etc. We even share their facial features, even though most of the rest of us were mixed with Malayo-Polynesians, Chinese and Spanish and so our skin is now brown and so some of us have some Asian and European features too. There is an old Philippine story we still...
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From Lumumba to MLK: The Life and Death of Two Warriors in the Fight for Freedom

sunnubian ·
From Lumumba to MLK: The Life and Death of Two Warriors in the Fight for Freedom January 18, 2016 | Posted by David Love Tagged With: Congo , congo genocide , Dr. Martin Luther King assassination , Dr. Martin Luther King Jr , king assassination , Martin Luther King , martin luther king day , mlk assassination , Patrice Lumumba , Patrice Lumumba Assasination , the first elected Prime Minister of the Congo Patrice Lumumba and Martin Luther King, Jr. It is fitting that we mark the day on which...
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[Million Man March Revisited] 1- The Million Man March and Fake Leadership

sunnubian ·
The Million Man March and Fake Leadership  
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Goodbye Indonesia: Black People In West Papua Struggle for Freedom

sunnubian ·
Goodbye Indonesia: Black People In West Papua Struggle for Freedom February 3, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Videos | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 62 AFRICANGLOBE – In the face of Indonesian repression and international indifference the people of West Papua have been locked in a life or death struggle for independence. Al Jazeera’s People & Power finds out what is behind one of the most forgotten conflicts in the world.
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How Steel Sharpened Steel: The Connection Between the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence Movements

sunnubian ·
How Steel Sharpened Steel: The Connection Between the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence Movements April 3, 2016 | Posted by Jamal Bradley Tagged With: African independence , Civil Rights , dubois , ghana independence , HBCUs , Malcolm X , Martin Luther King Jr. , nkrumah In the center of Nairobi, Kenya, there’s a street with dozens of shops that sell school uniforms and household goods. The street, which also has a few restaurants, is well known, as it crosses through one of the...
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Niger struggles against Islamist militants

sunnubian ·
Niger struggles against Islamist militants View Photo Gallery — Islamist militants in West Africa: In the aftermath of the Arab Spring revolts, the fight against militant Islam in this moderate swath of Africa has gained fresh urgency. By Sudarsan Raghavan , Published: August 16 The Washington Post Struggling against militant Islam. DIFFA, Niger This West African desert town hardly seems like the front line of an emerging struggle against terrorism. The market is bustling. Young men listen...
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Living With History: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington Heir Saw the Burden and Beauty of His Ancestors’ Legacies

sunnubian ·
Living With History: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington Heir Saw the Burden and Beauty of His Ancestors’ Legacies Sharee Silerio Yesterday 9:30am Filed to: BLACK HISTORY MONTH 5.6K 2 2 Frederick Douglass (Wikimedia Commons); Kenneth B. Morris Jr. (courtesy of Kenneth B. Morris Jr.); Booker T. Washington (Wikimedia Commons) Editor’s note : For Black History Month, The Root is speaking to the relatives of our most cherished African-American heroes in a series called Living with History.
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The Occupy Movement, Gentrification and Black America’s Ancient Struggle

sunnubian ·
The Occupy Movement, Gentrification and Black America’s Ancient Struggle Wed, 12/07/2011 - 14:32 — Glen Ford Occupy Harlem | gentrification | Occupy Wall Street | occupy everywere Printer-friendly version by BAR executive editor Glen Ford The Occupy Wall Street movement faces challenges of relevance, and permanence, that must be addressed this winter. Most importantly, and like all American social movements, it must come to grips with the overarching issue of race. “Black people require that...
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THE STRUGGLE

sunnubian ·
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Remembering Ahmed Sekou Toure of Guinea

sunnubian ·
Remembering Ahmed Sekou Toure of Guinea The front cover of Ebony Magazine in February 1960 featuring Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Toure. Toure was the founder and leader of the Democratic Party of Guinea which won independence in 1958 from France. Originally uploaded by Pan-African News Wire File Photos PANW Editor's Note: The following article was originally published in 2008 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the independence of Guinea-Conakry.
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THE AETA PEOPLE: INDIGENOUS TRIBE OF THE PHILIPPINES

sunnubian ·
THE AETA PEOPLE: INDIGENOUS TRIBE OF THE PHILIPPINES November 15, 2012 Home » Asia Australia South Pacific History » The Aeta People: Indigenous Tribe of the Philippines THE AETA PEOPLE: INDIGENOUS TRIBE OF THE PHILIPPINES November 15, 2012 admin 0 Asia Australia South Pacific History , in Share 6 Aeta Struggle For Autonomous Land Early Aeta Video Footage, Philippines The Aeta (pronounced as “eye-ta,”), Agta or Ayta are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts...
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UConn player says some nights he goes to bed ‘starving

sunnubian ·
UConn player says some nights he goes to bed ‘starving’ Posted on: 8:32 pm, April 7, 2014, by CNN Wire , updated on: 08:07am, April 8, 2014 He’s one of the best basketball players in the country, and he’s preparing for Monday night’s NCAA championship game, yet the University of Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier recently told reporters he sometimes goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food. The remark got the attention of state lawmakers in Connecticut, who are now exploring legislative...
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Will.i.am contrasts global innovation and America’s struggling neighborhoods

sunnubian ·
Will.i.am contrasts global innovation and America’s struggling neighborhoods October 12, 2012 0 Comments <label class="main" for="on_off">Play more videos after this?</label> <input id="on_off" type="checkbox" /><label class="iPhoneCheckLabelOff"> NO </label><label class="iPhoneCheckLabelOn"> YES </label> FROM THE SHOW—Black Eyed Peas front man Will.i.am is no amateur when it comes to world affairs and social welfare initiatives. Whether it’s a tech...
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The Global Dimensions of the Life and Legacy of Malcolm X

sunnubian ·
The Global Dimensions of the Life and Legacy of Malcolm X Revolutionary leader developed amid monumental changes around the world By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire African American History Month Series No. 3 Note: This is the text of a lecture delivered at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan in honor of African American History Month on February 8, 2017. The program was sponsored by the campus African American Association, the Diversity Club and the Office of Student...
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Patrice Lumumba, Congo & African-American history

sunnubian ·
Parallels between struggles for national liberation Patrice Lumumba, Congo & African-American history By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire Published Feb 2, 2011 3:18 PM This year marks the 50th anniversary of the political assassination of Congo’s first prime minister under independence, Patrice Lumumba. Patrice Lumumba February is celebrated in the United States and around the world as African-American History Month, where people of all backgrounds and nationalities pay...
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Oppose Massive Land Grabbing, Human Rights Abuses by Ethiopian Government

sunnubian ·
Oppose Massive Land Grabbing, Human Rights Abuses by Ethiopian Government Submitted by International L... on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 16:26 Africa Land Grab Share this story... Forward Print HTML Reddit Viadeo by International League of Peoples’ Struggle Commission No. 6 The regime has killed over 140 students, teachers and farmers since last November. This is part of a crackdown on anti-government protests by farmers who are demanding to stop the implementation of the Addis Ababa Integrated Master...
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Re: THE STRUGGLE

Kocolicious ·
Now I remember WHY he was LOVED soooooooooooooooo much!!!! We need about a couple of hundreds of Ali(s) right about now! But!
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"But, how can we help change the mind frame of our people as a whole, when we're at odds "

sunnubian ·
"Warrior's of Black Consciousness" Food4Thought: Our people struggle to meet each other half way on a daily basis, but how can we help change the mind frame of our people as a whole, when we're at odds with our own immediate family, and we can't find the solution to fix that thoughts anyone? _Shared by K.R.Hicks Comment" /></label> · Share · 23 5 1 · 6 hours ago · </form>
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Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan

sunnubian ·
Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan Richard Moser 30 Jan 2018 Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan “When the bubble bursts we will need a network of worker cooperatives and people’s assemblies to sustain us.” “Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality…. — Malcolm X Jackson Rising is the most important book I have read in a long time. Organizers are going to love it. If you wonder what democracy...
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Re: Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan

Kocolicious ·
This is so true. It's time for black folks to get in the game. Especially now in this political climate where everyone is pointing fingers and looking at the real devastation surrounding us, The country is collapsing from the inside out. FBI and intelligent are fighting Trump and his boys and no one is paying attention to what is going on globally and locally. Whos manning the boat? A twelve year old slipped in school with a gun and children were injured. No one is paying attention. School...
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“It’s Eco-Socialism or Death”

sunnubian ·
“It’s Eco-Socialism or Death” An interview with Kali Akuno 20 Feb 2019 An interview with Kali Akuno Cooperation Jackson leader Kali Akuno on the Green New Deal, the need for mass civil disobedience, and the necessity of building an internationalist movement for eco-socialism. “ We have to articulate a program that concretely addresses the class’s immediate and medium-term need for jobs and stable income around the expansion of existing “green” industries and the development of new ones.” The...
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Re: “It’s Eco-Socialism or Death”

Norland ·
Damn, I don't want to be a "dumb ass", but this article is long!!! Cooperation Jackson sounds like some relative to Jesse. "We have to..., we should... pay attention to climate change...etc. Pay attention to how Africa lives in extreme heat. Africans live in mud huts, some of them, among wild animals, relieve themselves in mud holes (I imagine; ain't really sure), but life goes on there with wars raging and everything else. We're all going to die at some point or another. Maybe it'll be...
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