Race Baiting – by Matthew Cooke

It is about race (what has been created by whites) – skin color broken down to be construed by humans as a privilege or curse.

Humans have always practiced greediness, selfishness and an unrelenting desire to gain power over others. But, this world has been shown the white men who hold power and his servants lack morality – principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.

The only way to a better world is to totally dismantle this racial caste system.

Yasiin Bey on Malcolm X, for “Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop”

Short interview by a professor I know from University of Irvine in Southern California with the one and only Yasiin Bey.

Topic: Malcolm X – R.I.P. to one of our great ones.

Recorded in Paris, this short for the exhibit “Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop” features excerpts from an interview between Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and curator Sohail Daulatzai, as well as music by Oddisee, and art work from the exhibit which includes Jamel Shabazz, Ernie Paniccioli, B+, Cognito, Katina Parker, Coleman, Nema Etebar and more.

See more at http://www.returnofthemecca.com

Dr. Cheyenne Bryant – Mental Detox

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Got my book in the mail about a week ago and am already on Chapter 4. This extraordinary woman has accomplished so much and is sure to keep climbing the ladder of success throughout her career.

I know this book will put me in a better place – state of mind – physically & spiritually. If you’ve dealt with poisonous negative thoughts, experienced traumatizing events or just enjoy learning new ways to lead a healthy mindful life, this book can help you.

About The Author

Cheyenne Bryant is an experienced Life Coach. For years she has shared her wisdom, awareness, and insight through lectures and assisting individuals with life impairments and challenges. Cheyenne embarked on a similar journey as the one you are undertaking, assisted by Iyanla Vanzant, Marianne Williamson, and many others. It wasn’t until she began healing others, that she began to heal herself. You see, healing is transparent. God works through transparency. What God moves through you, God gives to you! On a professional level Cheyenne has had the privilege of working with John Travolta, Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson, Chaka Khan, Adam Levine, Mario Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Robin Thicke, Phil Ivey, Simon Fuller, Jamaal Jackson, Behati Prinsloo, Andrew Nikou, Bishop Noel Jones, Greys Anatomy, American Idol, Ellen Degeneres, Weight Watchers, Entertainment One, CBS, Hollywood Husbands, TV Guide, and many others!

Order Now at: http://www.mentaldetoxbook.com

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – Dr Joy de Gruy Leary

The Sojourner Truth show (Margaret Prescod) on http://www.kpfk.org covered Dr. Joy de Gruy Leary and this discussion which is a fundamental part of our history, present and future. Not only black people, but whites have been affected and infected as Dr. de Gruy states with slavery in the United States.

This discussion touches deeply the direct and indirect trauma African chattel slavery has had on our generations. How do we, how can we ‘completely’ be made free of the remnants of post-traumatic slavery syndrome?

First key is Self Love – Black people must love themselves, ourselves before anyone else could open their hearts & minds to our sole being.

Second key is Education – The clouded history taught in American classrooms are full of lies with so many gaps in the people that made this country.

Third key is Acknowledgement – To no longer mask the truth about the lives which were forced upon these lands along with the lives taken. The lives which set the soil, the lives which built the railroads, the lives which fed the said ‘settlers’ who are truly terrorists children, the lives which kept homes clean, the lives forgotten.

Those are a few things if were practiced could help in bringing a conscious to America – to help in removing the facade this country has been existing under for centuries.

Gather at the Table

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A conversation aired on KPFK 90.7FM (Los Angeles) http://www.kpfk.org which sparked much interest and touched so many issues race with the history from both sides.

Listen: http://uprisingradio.org/home/2014/09/16/gather-at-the-table-a-conversation-about-racism-and-the-legacy-of-slavery/

As Americans continue to grapple with the issues of race and racism in the US, a book called ‘Gather at the Table’ by Thomas Norman De Wolf and Sharon Leslie Morgan offers up a brutally honest conversation about race which few people in this country dare to pursue. De Wolf, a white man who hails from one of the largest slave trading families in the South and Morgan, an African American woman whose ancestors were brought to this country as slaves recount their mutual journey to understand how each of their lives have been impacted by the ugly history of slavery.

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Brazil’s Dance With the Devil: Dave Zirin on the People’s Revolt Challenging 2014 World Cup

Via http://www.democracynow.org./2014/5/22/brazils_dance_with_the_devil_dave

In his new book, “Brazil’s Dance With the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics and the Fight for Democracy,” sportswriter Dave Zirin tackles the growing unrest in Brazil in the leadup to one of sport’s biggest spectacles. Thousands of police officers have joined bus drivers for day two of a massive strike in São Paulo, just weeks before the World Cup is set to begin. Meanwhile, more than ten thousand people have occupied a lot next to one of the arenas that will host the World Cup’s opening match. They call their protest, “The People’s Cup” and are opposing the nearly half a billion dollars spent on the stadium, even as their communities lack adequate hospitals and schools. Demonstrations throughout the country have called attention to similar concerns. Zirin joins Democracy Now to discuss the protests rocking Brazil, as well as the biggest sporting controversy in the United States — the NBA’s attempt to oust owner Donald Sterling over his racist comments about African Americans. Zirin is a sports columnist for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports Radio on Sirius/XM.

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Danny Glover & Kathleen Cleaver on “Black Power Mixtape”

Based on the film with the same name, the extraordinary new book “The Black Power Mixtape” chronicles the black freedom movement in the United States using found footage of top African-American leaders between 1967 and 1975. Shot by Swedish journalists and discovered in the basement of Swedish public television 30 years later, the film features some of the leading figures of the Black Power movement in the United States, including Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver. Renowned American actor, film director and political activist, Danny Glover; and Kathleen Cleaver, professor at Emory Law School, who is featured in the film during her stint as communications secretary of the Black Panther Party, talk about the film.

I saw this film at http://www.laemmle.com/ in Los Angeles, purchased the DVD when made available and I try to make as many friends watch it as possible. It is a must see, it is an eye opener, it is my history. These people featured in the film along w| many other names unknown made it possible for my sister, brothers and I to have careers, go to school, sit down in restaurants and much more. We owe much homage to them.

See the Democracy Now video clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZIzby9F6eY
Be sure to also visit https://www.freespeech.org/ and http://www.democracynow.org

The author, activist, and intellectual Angela Y. Davis is this year’s UC Regents Professor and Professor of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary PhD program, and Professor of Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. The event is sponsored by the Gender Studies Department.
She will be giving a lecture titled “Feminism and Abolition: Extending the Dialogue”
at UCLA Los Angeles, Ca in the Royce Hall
Thursday May 8th, 2014
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Pardoning Turkeys, Not People? Obama Urged to Reverse Lowest Clemency Rate of Modern Presidency

Via http://www.democracynow.org

As President Obama continued a recent tradition of granting a presidential pardon to a pair of turkeys just ahead of Thanksgiving, critics pointed out that he has shown less mercy toward human beings deserving of clemency. Despite the administration’s recent talk of reforming the criminal justice system, Obama has granted the fewest pardons of any modern president. During his presidency, Obama has pardoned 10 turkeys, while he has pardoned or commuted the sentences of only 39 people. According to an analysis last year by ProPublica, which studied applications for pardons processed by the Justice Department, Obama has granted clemency to just 2 percent of applicants. Of the 39 pardons Obama has granted, just 11 have been for people convicted of drug crimes. We are joined by Anthony Papa, an artist, writer and noted advocate against the war on drugs, who was himself imprisoned for many years until he was granted executive clemency. Papa is co-founder of the Mothers of the New York Disappeared and is the author of “15 to Life: How I Painted My Way to Freedom.”

OUR BELOVED BLACK PRESIDENT IS A PUPPET FOR THE WHITE POWER…. IT SEEMS HE HAS NO CARE FOR HIS OWN PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN LIFE SENTENCES FOR SMALL CRIMES. WHEN WILL WE TRULY HAVE A PRESIDENT FOR THE PEOPLE…?

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Ebony and Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

The new book 10 years in the making, that examines how many major U.S. universities — Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Rutgers, Williams and the University of North Carolina, among others — are drenched in the sweat, and sometimes the blood, of Africans brought to the United States as slaves. In “Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology American history professor Craig Steven Wilder reveals how the slave economy and higher education grew up together. “When you think about the colonial world, until the American Revolution, there is only one college in the South, William & Mary … The other eight colleges were all Northern schools, and they’re actually located in key sites, for the most part, of the merchant economy where the slave traders had come to power and rose as the financial and intellectual backers of new culture of the colonies,” Wilder says.

Source and see full transcript:
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/11/29/ebony_and_ivy_the_secret_history