Existence Vs. A Fear of Extinction
Black Excellence vs. White Insecurity
Meek Mill: Dreams and Nightmares intro
Meet people where they are then you can meet them at a higher level of consciousness
If you can’t connect with them then you can’t teach them anything
First black student at Harvard medical school
“Honorable mayor, whatever ideas of liberty I may have, have been received from reading the lives of your revolutionary fathers. I have therein learned that a man has a right to defend his castle with his life, even unto the taking of life. Sir, my house is my castle; in that castle are none but my wife and my children, as free as the angels of heaven, and whose liberty is as sacred as the pillars of God. If any man approaches that house in search of a slave,—I care not who he may be, whether constable or sheriff, magistrate or even judge of the Supreme Court—nay, let it be he who sanctioned this act to become a law, surrounded by his cabinet as his body-guard, with the Declaration of Independence waving above his head as his banner, and the constitution of his country upon his breast as his shield,—if he crosses the threshold of my door, and I do not lay him a lifeless corpse at my feet, I hope the grave may refuse my body a resting-place, and righteous Heaven my spirit a home. O, no! he cannot enter that house and we both live.”
Optimism, shows vulnerability
Shows you can take years to build something but if you strike it in the right place, you can take it down. It is easier to destroy than it is to build.
Move the right blocks
Bottom block talk
Get a block foundational enough to break it down easily
When a fish is out of water, it becomes anxious, violent
We are in a desperate dying fish of white supremacy
When the fish start flapping and gets scared, we get scared and start flapping, instead of stepping back while remaining vigilant.
Ice breaker: What is the oldest book that you know?
The Iceman Inheritance: Prehistoric Sources of Western Man’s Racism, Sexism & Aggression
Goes through the violence and aggression of the European man
What is the oldest book you know of?
If you consider yourself a scholar, your tools of trade and weapon are books
The Teachings of Ptahhotep: The Oldest Book in the World
Our brains are like super computers. The more memory it has, the better you can function, more efficiently. Some people open their mouth and you can tell they are buffering. A computer with no memory, you cannot upload anything to it or feed it any new information
Decolonizing the University https://youtu.be/S8gZT6Vc9pk
The Godfather Fallacy: A Hip-Hop Historical Allegory
Let’s go to the beginning of Hip hop > shows Eminem. Why do we start at the middle? What about the influence, references and past artists that are truly the BEGINNING?
So how do we believe the origins of civilization? Why do we believe it started with Socrates, Darwin? Where did they go to school?
Their influence is our Black ancestors
All LIES Matter
How did Jesus become white?
Why are the Egyptians in movies white?
Constantine De Volney
“in other words, the ancient Egyptians were true Negroes of the same type as all native-born Africans. That being so, we can see how their blood, mixed for several centuries with that of the Greeks and Romans, must have lost the intensity of its original color, while retaining nonetheless the imprint of its original mold. Just think, that this race of Black men, today our slave and the object of our scorn, is the very race to which we owe our arts, sciences, and even the use of speech! Just imagine, finally, that it is in the midst of people who call themselves the greatest friends of liberty and humanity that one has approved the most barbarous slavery and questioned whether Black men have the same kind of intelligence as whites!”
Analogy: The Beginning & Middle
Imagine a scale where it was balanced on 1 or 2, but nobody told you. Everything you tried to measure and analyze would be distorted
If you think the middle is the beginning, then your judgment is OFF
In Greek culture, the highest elevations of expressions of love were between the seduction of a younger boy and older man
The hardwiring and mental motherboard needs to be replaced
When you have a society trained to believe that a certain type of incest and rapes are okay, then it shouldn’t surprise you why R. Kelly is in jail and numerous others are free
The story of Goldilocks and the three bears
Does Historical Cultural Self Esteem Matter? Why
“What we lost was our belief that we could create our own”
The conscious must proceed with the economics
The Colonization of Information
John Henrik Clarke
In the original Planet of the Apes, they described the condition of Black people in major communities today.
“This ape planet got no love for them” – Sound familiar?
One ape believed his people had no contribution to civilization while everyone else knew they in fact did, but created a lie so they wouldn’t feel like they had that much power – Sound familiar?
Historical Knowledge Builds Historical/Cultural Self-Esteem
Have African Americans shown a sense of resiliency? WHAT THEY WON’T TEACH
The 1811 German Coast uprising was a revolt of black slaves in parts of the Territory of Orleans on January 8-10, 1811. The uprising occurred on the east bank of the Mississippi River in what is now St. John the Baptist, St Charles and Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana. While the slave insurgency was the largest in US history, the rebels killed only two white men. Confrontations with militia and executions after trial killed 95 black people
There was a massive reenactment recently
Horrid Massacre in Virginia
Slave rebellion of 1791 – Burning of the Plaine du Cap – Massacre of whites by the blacks. August 22, 1791
How often this occurred...
Rebellions took place during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries
Every year there was a group ready to fight
Resistance in the antebellum South did not gain the attention of academic historians until the 1940s
Rebellions were rooted in exploitative conditions of the southern slave system
Confessions of Nat Turner
American Negro Slave Revolts
Some states had 30-40 Black towns
We think it’s a revolutionary idea, but there were hundreds
The crowned jewel we acknowledge is the release from bondage, but what about the actual revolutionary history?
Oppression through omission – removal of certain examples and stories
They carved their ancestors into the faces of mountains forcing it to be protected and acknowledged while trying to make us feel bad for putting teddy bears out and wearing RIP shirts for ours
Oldest incorporated African American municipality in America
Proximity vs. Progress Fallacy
Our progress as a people is evaluated by how much like them we are becoming and the rights we were given
When they started screaming black lives matter to, we questioned who our enemies were
Have African Americans been dependent on white America since slavery?
Compared to pimping
We doing all the work giving them all the power
We get these nice iPhones and some money and think they are taking care of us
Sundown Towns – James W. Loewen
All-white municipalities or neighborhoods in the US that practiced a form of segregation by excluding non-whites via some combination of discriminatory local laws, intimidation, and violence. The term was from signs telling “colored people” that they should leave by sundown
Slavery by another name – Douglas A. Blackmon
Ebony & Ivy
Africa’s Gift to America
Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun?
Brick by Brick
The Problem with Bootstraps
YouTube video: King Speaks on Economics and Reparations
King day should be check day. People are volunteering their time on a day they should be paid
People could tell who’s a crackhead, who’s a heroin seconds before they come up to the car, but can be sleeping with somebody and not recognize if they’re messing with a demonic force or not
The median net worth of black Bostonians really is $8
$247,500 for whites and $8 for Blacks; $12,000 for Caribbean blacks; $3,020 for Puerto Ricans
Net worth is subtracting debts from assets
How can we apply this info going forward?
Share the video, support the movement, expose the lies
A.M. STAY WOKE!!!
Ancestral mandate – You are still among the living. Do everything you can. We are in the physical form to do this work no matter how we feel. Our ancestors weren’t asked how they feel
Things we should look out for in our current environment?
Aunt Jemima – the timing. It is not the time.
3 Card Moments (The Big Switch)
A return to normal
in lines to get popeyes chicken sandwich
Race is not a zero-sum game.. Racism is
If your goal is to achieve your goal, wear camouflage. If you are in a war with an enemy, why do you announce your strategy, your location, your side? Lay low, and then flip the script on them.