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
Many Black Nationalists like myself talk about building a nation… This sounds like a noble task, but what does it mean, and what factors does doing so involve? These are the type of high-level questions serious Nationalists must debate/discuss in the 21st century as we struggle to survive and emancipate ourselves from the United States empire. This essay will briefly outline these concerns. First, what is a nation? The word derives from the Latin term “Natio,” which describes people, tribe or kin.” in a modern sense, a nation is a large group of people that share a common language, culture, … Continue reading What does Nation-Building Involve?
On August 9, 2015, The Black Power Cypher (5 Black male educators, organizers and activists from around the United States) did their monthly internet show on the topic, “The Importance of Community Organizing.” We offered some of our own organizing … Continue reading Black Empowerment Series: How to Organize in the Community
I made a recent Facebook post affirming our constitutional and human rights as Black people to defend ourselves in the face of unrelenting brutality and murder by racist police, white vigilantes and predatory members of our own communities.. Many respondents agreed … Continue reading What Does Revolutionary Black Love Look Like?
We are familiar with the oft-quoted Ghanaian proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Sometimes I wonder if we recognize the converse of this truth: “It takes a village to destroy a child” as well. With this in … Continue reading Resolving the Problem of Black Miseducation
I promised myself that I would remember to balance my blog with long and more concise articles. I realize that certain information should be expressed succinctly. If I were to ask members of our community about the major issues confronting … Continue reading A Short and Sweet Reminder for Black People
This phrase “Conscious Community” is quite popular these days. I use it myself. Generally speaking, it refers to those brothers and sisters with some useful degree of sociopolitical awareness, African-centered knowledge of Black history or the Black experience, and an … Continue reading Damaging Ideas/Practices Promoted by Some Members the “Conscious Community”
On Tuesday evening, at approximately 10:50pm, 27 year-old Darryl Washington died of a fatal gunshot to his head, literally feet from his Harlem residence. Just 15 minutes earlier I stood feet away from where he drew his last agonizing breath. This young Black man was killed by other young Black men, because he intervened to protect his family member from being assaulted. During the days following this incident, relatives, childhood friends, neighbors, and even passersby acknowledged this young man’s life with a shrine including beautiful flowers, candles, his pictures and large sections of oaktag with various R.I.P.messages of other heartfelt … Continue reading Ending the Epidemic of Violent Black Death