Breakfast with my first love before I head back home.
If we look to the affect we see the harm and destruction that we inflict on our own people daily.
If we look at the cause we will find that we have been trained and taught. Trained to think black is less than, blacks are shiftless, shady characters that lie, cheat and steal. Taught that our history was lesser than it was and that we did not come from greatness.
We do bring harm to each other. As a dog would if you thought it that the other dogs in the pack had no value and were a threat.
Let’s look at the Dachshund for example: A breed that goes back to the 18th century that was bread for burrowing and hunting badgers in Germany.
A doxi born in 2014 will still have the hunt and burrow in his blood. And will burrow under blankets, dirt and clothes to get that fix. As well as hunt and kill small animals with no prior hunting training.
So if a simple K9 can retain this desire and knowledge through countless generations from what was originally done to its ancestors and bread into their DNA.
How in the world do you think that the atrocities that befell our ancestors and the lessons, miseducation and disinformation that was thought to our ancestors for hundreds of years would have have an affect on us today in 2014?
Its not our conscious thought I’m worried about. But the unconscious actions we take because we have always been taught we are less, inadequate, poorly constructed and sub human that I’m worried about.
I’m Pro Black because thats what we need.
I’m Pro Black because no one else is going to teach our young African men that there is more power in the building of your people than the killing of your people.
No one else is going to teach them that our women our Queens and the bringers of life.
No one else is going to give them the history of our people and the power that we are descendants of.
I’m Pro Black because I need my people as my people need me.
But the question is how do we stop them from treating us like this? Can we out gun our oppressors? How about out think? Small groups of fed up black people will rise up and CNN will make it seem like “there go them niggas again, burning their own shit down”. They will keep killing us and using the laws they created to protect themselves.
What are we going to do?
They have more guns.
They have more money.
They have a military.
But we have Power.
I really want to see to a Marcus Garvey movie a George Washington Carver movie a Fredrick Douglass movie with black actors and black actress (because I got to say that) with a big budget because all black history aint slavery……..
I would love to see this happen. But it needs to come from our money and tell the undeniable truth.
If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you may have seen me put out a request recently for some happier history fare. I’d spent the weeks leading up to that request researching the Doctors’ Riot, the Battle of Blair Mountain and the subject of today’s episode – the Tulsa race riot of 1921, also known as the destruction of Black Wall Street. Holly and I have to pause our recording because we’ve become emotional often enough that it’s become kind of a running joke between us. This is the first time I’ve had to pause my research for that reason. I’d never heard of the event before listeners requested it, in part because it was deliberately swept under the rug for nearly half a century after it took place.
The population in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma, boomed prior to 1921, thanks to the discovery of oil in the area. The Tulsa suburb of Greenwood grew into a thriving African-American community thanks to a combination of segregation and black entrepreneurship. On May 31 and June 1, a mob of white Tulsa citizens, including sworn law enforcement and members of the National Guard, burned it down after being thwarted in their attempt to lynch a young black man for a crime he did not commit. Thousands lost their homes, and hundreds died.