July 5th The Black Power Cypher Discusses “Tensions in the Conscious Community”

Black Political Cipher logoThe Black Power Cypher is composed of 6 Black men, all activists and educators from Detroit, Syracuse, Harlem, and Oakland who address issues of relevance to the Black community from a Black Nationalist perspective. We try to do our internet tv talk show once a month. So far we’ve addressed the issue of police brutality, and the significance of Malcolm X. You can view those shows below:

The Black Power Cypher returns tomorrow on July 5, 2015 to address the topic, “The  “Tensions in the Conscious Community: Leadership Issues.”  On this episode of the Black Power Cypher, Ishmael Bey, Yusef Bunchy Shakur, Agyei Tyehimba and Kitwana Tyhimba, will discuss controversial issues within the Black Conscious Community with a focus on leadership ethics and important areas of disagreement among Black folk. Topics will include the issues regarding Umar Johnson, Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam’s controversial partnership with Scientology, and Al Sharpton’s relevance as a spokesman and leader for the Black community. You don’t want to miss this important and historic show. Join us for 90 minutes of Black Power with our team of informed, uncompromising, opinionated, and passionate Black men, live and uncensored!

You can watch the show live on July 5 at 9pm Eastern Standard Time by visiting the Google Events Page or Youtube. If you miss the show at that time, you can still see the entire recorded version at the previous Youtube link. We encourage you to type and submit questions and comments to us live by clicking the appropriate link that will appear on the video screen either at the Google Events or Youtube page. If time permits, please view and share the links.

We hope you will join us as we address tensions in the Black Conscious Community around questions of leadership.


Agyei Tyehimba is an educator, activist and author from Harlem, N.Y. Agyei is a former NYC public schoolteacher, co-founder of KAPPA Middle School 215 in the Bronx, NY, and co-author of the Essence Bestselling book, Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler, published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster. In 2013, he wrote The Blueprint: A BSU Handbook, teaching Black student activists how to organize and protest. In April of 2014, he released Truth for our Youth: A Self-Empowerment Book for Teens. Agyei has appeared on C-SpanNY1 News, and most recently on the A&E documentary, The Mayor of Harlem: Alberto ‘Alpo’ Martinez.” 

Agyei earned his Bachelor’s Degree in sociology from Syracuse University, his Master’s Degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University, and his Master’s Degree in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

If you are interested in bringing Agyei to speak or provide consultation for your organization, please contact him at truself143@gmail.com.

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