Our enslaved ancestors were ACTIVE agents of their own liberation. Some chose education, escape, revolt, suicide, breaking tools, work slowdowns and other forms of resistance. My Grandparents’ generation boycotted, marched, made legal challenges, wrote and spoke against injustice, created organizations, … Continue reading I Dare You to Read This!
This post is written in blood red to represent all the African/Black people who’ve been murdered by law enforcement agents in the United States. For the love of God, Black people, and for the sake of our current and future … Continue reading How do we Stop Racist Police Brutality?
I have found over the years, that the people who make the greatest impact on society are those with passion and vision who are willing to take calculated risks and able to organize others to join them. Movements target … Continue reading Understanding the Dynamite Sticks and the Fuses
Today – on what would have been the 91st birthday of Malcolm X – I am pleased to officially announce our new YouTube channel. It is called “Black Liberation University,” and I will take some time in this article to explain … Continue reading Black Liberation University: A New YouTube Channel
Contrary to the stereotypes cultivated by the corporate media and government agencies, authentic and effective community organizers are invaluable to the modern civilization (if you choose to call it that) we occupy. Among other things, organizers develop indigenous leadership in … Continue reading The Community Organizer’s Toolbox: “Rules for Radicals”
Those of us who are community organizers, share both blessings and challenges as a result of the life paths we’ve chosen (or that chose us). In terms of blessings, we receive the respect and gratitude of our community members, who appreciate our hard work and noble efforts. In addition, we enjoy the personal satisfaction of knowing that our ideas and work educate and empower those for whom we do what we do in the first place. Lastly, we often establish contacts with business owners, elected officials, philanthropists, and fellow organizers. This gives us access to funding, information, and opportunities which … Continue reading Tips for Becoming More Effective Community Organizers
On February 8, 2016 Harlem Liberation School held its first meeting. Our topic was “The Power and Importance of Black History.” I’ve previously written an article that called for Black people to create Liberation Schools and one that detailed the … Continue reading The Ethos of Harlem Liberation School
When the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Ella Baker, Malcolm X and Kwame Ture (a.k.a. Stokely Carmichael) and others raised consciousness and Black Power capacity in the Black community, they built upon the examples and ideas of Black people before them. Some … Continue reading Avoid Becoming an Enemy of the People
Recently, I wrote an essay calling on Black people to create Liberation Schools all over the United States. The creation of Liberation Schools I argued, was part of a multi-layered approach to resolving the problem of Black Miseducation (in addition to apathy and disunity).
Since then, I’ve had the honor of working with fellow Harlemites to launch the “Harlem Liberation School.” Continue reading Real Talk About Harlem Liberation School
I humbly apologize if the title of this essay seems arrogant. By no means do I believe myself to be all-knowing on any topic. I admittedly don’t have all the answers nor all the questions. My background as an educator, … Continue reading We Revolutionaries Must Get out of Revolution’s Way