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|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on May 10, 2013 at 3:10 AM||comments (0)|
Malcolm X, Malcolm el Shabazz had been murdered in Mexico. Initially I heard it was Mexico City but published reports are stating it was in Tijuana.. I doubled checked and hear it was actually Mexico City.. In either case the word was he was robbed, shot and tossed off a roof..I’m at a loss for words..I can only imagine what his family is going through.. The father of two was a good man destined to do great things..
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|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on May 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM||comments (0)|
A Message to My Sistas
by Assata Shakur
At this time I'd like to say a few words especially to my sisters: SISTERS. BLACK PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE FREE UNLESS BLACK WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR STRUGGLE, ON EVERY LEVEL OF OUR STRUGGLE. I think that Black women, more than anybody on the face of the earth, recognize the urgency of our situation.
Because it is We who come face to face dail...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on May 5, 2013 at 12:15 PM||comments (3)|
My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living in exile in Cuba since 1984.
I have been a political activist most of my life, a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on May 4, 2013 at 3:55 AM||comments (0)|
Honoring Huey Newton and Young Panthers
February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989
Black is really beautiful!
"You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution." --Huey Newton
Huey Newton was a Black American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in 1966. Newton had a long series of confront...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on April 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM||comments (2)|
The date was June 1, 1921 when "BLACK WALLSTREET", the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-BLACK communities in America , was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering--a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.
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|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on April 8, 2013 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
AFRIKAN BLOOD FRANTZ FANON :
was an author from Martinique, essayist, psychiatrist, and revolutionary. He was perhaps the pre-eminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization. His works have inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades
What I call middle-class society is any society that becomes rigidified in predetermined forms, forbidding all evolution, all ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on March 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
Kimpa Vita (Dona Beatriz) (1684–1706) Saint of Kongo
One of the first African women to fight against European dominance in Africa during the colonial period & expose the racism and misogyny in the Catholic church.
The founder of the first black Christian movement in Sub-Saharan Africa.
She fought all forms of slavery, and tried to reconcile Christianity with African religions and beliefs, teac...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on March 28, 2013 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
(Durban, South Africa) – The five leaders of the BRICS countries jointly endorsed the founding of a BRICS bank Wednesday, and proposed a contingency fund of $100 billion that would ensure a financial safety net for the member countries.
“Following the report from our finance ministers, we are satisfied that the establishment of a New Development Bank is feasible and viable. We have agreed to establish the N...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on March 28, 2013 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
The Empire’s Ideology: Imperialism and “Anti-Imperialism of the Fools”
One of the great paradoxes of history are the claims of imperialist politicians to be engaged in a great humanitarian crusade, a historic “civilizing mission” designed to liberate nations and peoples, while practicing the most barbaric conquests, destructive wars and large scale bloodletting of conquered ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on March 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM||comments (1)|
"My greatest wish, honorable friends, is that the truth should be told, before my eyes finally close in death. Last night, I thought at long last, I would find the rest I need. I cannot live in a world where there is so much evil, a world at the same time which has so much potential for good.
I demand it of the nations of the world: stop looting Africa. Stop defiling my motherland. Listen to Africa, please. Listen to the race already under sentence of death by American, British an...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on March 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
1820 – Mar 10, 1913 .Celebrate with us on March 10, Harriet Tubman Day and remember a great lady.
One somewhat predictable element to Tubman’s escapes was they usually began Saturday night to take advantage of Sunday, the typical day off, and to push news reports of the escape into the next week.
Harriet was born into slavery. At five, her master began renting her out as a laborer...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Wabomba Kisongochi Butemboh on March 1, 2013 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
LANGUAGELIBERATION IS THE LIBERATION OF THOUGHT
Language is an instrument ofsociety cohesion; it is an instrument of idea formation and language liberationis the liberation of the mind
The utmost thing Afrika needs to do in the correction of her barren idea is to seek language liberation. On which stare of life’s ladder would Afrika betoday had her fifty four states embraced one common l...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on February 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM||comments (2)|
AFRIKA : AFRIKAN POWER IN AN EUROCENTRIC WORLD
To restore Afrikan power, Africans must reassert themselves. We have riches of all kinds. We must control our raw materials. We must acquire technology to process these raw materials in Africa and export them as finished goods. We must break free from exploitative relationships with the West'.
Before our country was invaded by colonialists from Europe three African seers fo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on January 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
Martin Luther King's Speech Against the Vietnam War.
One of the greatest speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Time to Break Silence," was delivered at Riverside Church, New York City, on April 4, 1967. It is a statement against war in principle, in the same sense in which King's "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," published four years earlier, had been a statement against social injustice in principle. Yet like that...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on January 18, 2013 at 3:10 PM||comments (7)|
The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to “White Anti-Racists”By Tamara K. Nopper.
"HE continues to exploit, degrade, and oppress Afrikans...at
every corner of the globe. To recognize these facts does not make you
anti-HE OR SHE or racist. It merely means that you have enough
intelligence to know your enemy. As a note of caution,I , do not allow
MYSELF to be drawn i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on January 18, 2013 at 1:50 PM||comments (2)|
Africa is being colonized and christianized all over again. The colonizers this time are Americans not Europeans and the brand of belief they are bringing to Africa is Evangelical Christianity, a fundamentalist version of the protestant faith that many Pentecostalists, Baptists and others have allied themselves with." Leo Igwe, Secretary of IHEU Member Organisation the Nigerian Humanist Movement writes about this new danger that is threatening Africa.
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|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on December 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
"No Nation Can Rise Above The Level Of It's Women."0môwálé, Malcolm X
They experimented on the mental states of our women, it is our duty as men to gain knowledge of our creator and self, so we can restore them.
"The slave maker knew that he couldn't make these people slaves until he first made them DUMB. And one of the best ways to make a man DUMB is to take his tongue, take his language. A man who can't talk, what do they call him? A DUMMY. Once ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on December 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
The Legend of Lincoln Unchained..By EZRAH AHARONE
While Django Unchained is stirring controversy, Steven Spielberg's movie Lincoln, has unchained the Legend of Lincoln to new mythic heights, without due challenge. Just as organizations like the NAACP denounced conservative-revisionist textbooks in Texas in 2010, they should denounce liberal-bent historical accounts that either ignorantly or deliberately fail to concede that "Abraham Lincoln did the right thing for the wrong reasons." O...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on December 29, 2012 at 4:05 AM||comments (2)|
The dependency of African Women on Hair relaxers is truly worrisome especially as most women are not well informed about the chemicals present in these relaxers. Women relax their hair at least once every month and this ritual continues mostly for the rest of their lives. Being exposed to potentially harmful chemicals in small doses for a long period of time is whats absolutely scary. Hair companies do not print all the chemicals present in black hair products, if they did they’d proba...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Akoma House Initiative on December 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM||comments (2)|
Original People! Stop celebrating St Valentine (who we don’t know at all), and celebrate black love through Akoma Day! What is love? What is Valentine’s Day? Most importantly what is it’s relevance to black people. We are a people who epitomize love in all its forms; love of god, love of self and love of others. However, we have sadly lost the proper cultural context in which we do most things. The celebration of Love amongst any people is wise, especia...Read Full Post »