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Rebirthing of the Visionaries: A Look at Black Consciousness

February 26, 2012 by

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By Amenseph JP Wks                The term “Black Consciousness” is one that is used prevalently amongst men and women who travel in Afrocentric circles. But what is Black Consciousness and the Black Consciousness Movement? Where did the term come from? And what does it mean for today’s Black and African People worldwide?  A proper analysis of […]

Dr. Woodson’s Dream: The End of Black History “Celebrations”

February 21, 2012 by

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By Min. Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande As we move once again toward the end of the shortest month of the euro-centric calendar, endeavoring to do justice to the longest, most-creative history – African History, I’m left to wonder if Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s “dream” for this observance will ever be realized; especially his dream for the end […]

Richmond, VA: Disdain for Blacks Continues to Dwell in This confederate Capitol

February 18, 2012 by

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by Bro. Mxolisi Nearly everyone who pays attention to such things heard Republican presidential candidate Rick  “Stone-age” Santorum say it – “I don’t want to give other people’s money to Black people.” This, as he was campaigning in Iowa, complaining that the state of Iowa might be penalized for failing to allow some eligible persons […]

Are We Really “African” People?

February 12, 2012 by

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Are We Really “African” People? By Min. Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande Are we Africans an “eponymous” product? That is, are we a people — along with our Motherland — carrying a name imposed upon us from someone or something outside of our own historical, cultural, linguistic, Kujichagulia processes? Eponymous (e‘penemous) has to do with someone having his […]

Dr. Chika Ezeanya: Speaking of Black History Month

February 6, 2012 by

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 “The caption, Black History Month, is likely to confuse the historian, out in search of authentic African history dating back millennia.  . . . In essence, Black History Month celebrations are concerned with the exposition of the achievements of African-American former slaves within the ambit of their former colonial masters. Outside the coast of the […]

‘They use you up’: Hall of Famer (Tony) Dorsett suing NFL

February 2, 2012 by

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‘They use you up’: Hall of Famer (Tony) Dorsett suing NFL By NANCY ARMOUR, HOWARD FENDRICH and MARTHA IRVINE Associated Press The Associated Press Thursday, February 2, 2012 11:01 AM EST   The story that followed the above headline causes one to stop and reflect on the thousands, millions, of boys and men, from adolescents […]