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AFRICANGLOBE - America’s devils only want you to know that King prayed, sang and marched! We have to understand that we can’t expect to see movies made about Nat Turner or Denmark Vesey. We won’t see streets named, buildings named or high schools named after some Black freedom fighters because we have to study and cultivate our own history, make our own movies and not settle for what devilish movie moguls want to produce and distribute.
AFRICANGLOBE - One of the important aspects in the remembrance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is that he, like all of us, was an evolving human being who readily admitted that as impactful as his work in the civil rights movement was, it had not reached the root of the problem facing Black Americans.
At the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington pay very close attention to what is said and even closer attention to what is not. You can rest assured that today Dr. King would be in opposition to America’s backing of the assassination of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, drone attacks, indefinite detention at Guantanamo, NSA wiretapping, mass incarceration, and the Obama administration’s failure to speak forcefully about poverty in America.
AFRICANGLOBE - As Dr. King asked in 1968, “What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t earn enough money to buy a hamburger and a cup of coffee?”
AFRICANGLOBE - I humbly submit, is that we did not properly negotiate the terms of our integration. The pride that Dr. King’s father instilled in him is lost for millions of Black youth who are being educated by people who don’t care about them. Integration, for the most part, was simply prolonged assimilation, like moving into someone else’s home and giving up the keys to your own.
AFRICANGLOBE - According to a new report, the recent recession, with its string of foreclosures that are disproportionately affecting Black people, demonstrates that policies encouraging homeownership as a path to building wealth in Black communities are flawed.
AFRICANGLOBE - It is important to note that these ideas that Dr. King had on Black politics and economics are the same positions that Malcolm X communicated in his definition of the political and economic aspects of Black nationalism. The reason this is important is the FBI felt it would be necessary to eliminate Dr. King if he were to use Black nationalist tactics.
AFRICANGLOBE - In his last Sunday sermon at Washington National Cathedral, Dr. Martin Luther King retold the parable of the rich man, Dives, who ignored the poor and sick man, Lazarus, who came every day seeking crumbs from Dives’ table. Dives went to hell, Dr. King said, not because he was rich but because he did not realize his wealth was his opportunity to bridge the gulf separating him from his brother
Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling:...