Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed! But why?

Nip1..

he term “Hustle” in the online variations of a dictionary, carries 15 deferent explanations. However the one that stood out to me for this article explains hustle as having “busy movement and activity”. The term was first used in the late 17th century (originally in the sense ‘shake or toss’). It originated from Middle Dutch hutselen. Hustle became a household verb and or noun dating from the early 20th century and in today’s urban lingo (another name for black people talk), to hustle is to have the courage, confidence, self belief and self-determination to go out there ( in the world) and work for whatever you want, until you find the successes you want in life.

Sometime on Sunday March 31st, a young hustler, an Eritrean-American by the name of Ermias Davidson Asghedom , was murdered outside his place of business in Compton California. Like many who grew up in that part of Los Angles, young black men usually had a passion for sports or music, as a way to get out of the crushing poverty and racism of amurdikkka’s and California’s discrepancies in social and economic classes. And like most of these young men looking to change their circumstances, getting resources was tough, especially since Asghedom left his mother’s house at 14 to live with his grandmother. Asghedom said he got involved in street life as he tried to support himself, and he joined the gang Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips as a teenager. It was there he choose the moniker Nipsey Hustle and got into rapping and songwriting. Emerging from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s, He initially became known for his numerous mixtapes, including his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw, the latter of which rapper Jay-Z, bought 100 copies for $100 each. After much delay, his début studio album Victory Lap was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim and commercial success, and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019. All this before he reached 33 years of age But more important than all of that, Nipsey Hustle overstood the Afurakan concept of “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.

Hustle believed whole heartedly in giving back to the streets and community that supported his rise to the top, without the oppression of record companies and agents who always look to syphon off the energies and blood of talented artists to engorged themselves. Outside of music, Nipsey Hussle said he wanted to provide hope and motivation to those who grew up in Crenshaw like him, and pay it forward. In that vein, being a strong businessman, the rapper and business partner Dave Gross purchased the Crenshaw plaza where his Marathon Clothing store is located, and had plans to knock it down and “rebuild it as a six-story residential building atop a commercial plaza where a revamped Marathon store will be the anchor tenant.” Think about this for a moment. He just bought a whole strip mall, a strip mall he used to hustle his mixed tape in front off, out of the trunk of his car. He was about to open a co-working space and teach financial literacy to the disenfranchised of the Compton neighborhood of Crenshaw. Yet Some unknown gun man killed him and wounded two others standing close by. Apparently in front of his wife and daughter. I hope the last wasn’t true, because that would be very disturbing and traumatic for them. According to numerous reactions Hustle was killed because he was about to make a documentary on murdered Afurakan herbalist-nutritionists Dr. Sebi and his trial for claiming ( and proving) to cure people of AIDS. Many counter reactions by kneegrows…the cave monkey don’t count…was that the conspiracy theorists are out with their tin foil hats. Below is a video he did with the breakfast club recently.

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Now I am not here to praise this rapper or worship him as a celebrity. That’s not my style. I am however shocked at the seemingly senseless murder of a man who by all accounts was doing some much and putting back so much into a community lacking much positive media spotlight or positive anything. After all Compton is notorious for being the origin of the Crips and later Blood, a fratricidal gang of lost men and boys, that was created in 1969. Compton is a place infamous for its violent gangs and dirty streets. Extending from the remains of a once prosperous suburban community, in the uncaring eyes of most of this shit hole country, Compton has become a broken city, reflected through its society and reputation. The poverty-stricken South Central LA area is now recognized nationwide by one thing, and one thing only. Its gangs. But what led to the rise of the prominent Crips and Bloods? Many middle-class Afurakan citizens of amurdikkka started moving to Compton, from the South to escape Jim Crow abuses, but also to seek job opportunities in the North and West of the country. Many ended up in this predominately white community. For a long time Compton’s population was mostly white and today still boasts a fair amount of white Americans. Making up about 16% of the current population, although that is not very commonly known. The addition of Afurakan citizens of amurdikkka changed the demographic of Compton, but that did not go over well with Europeans. Afurakan were far from accepted with open arms and faced a lot of discrimination and racism. The City Council even tried dismantling the Compton Police Department in order to exclude Afurakan…from law enforcement. All of this set the precedent for the racial injustice that would continue to buildup through time in Compton.


Police assaults, as well as the encouragement of assaults by citizens without any punishment, weighed heavy on the spirits of a people who only wanted to live their life without stress. The racial unrest that still continues today has greatly influenced what Compton has become. As it became more and more of a Afurakan community, Compton saw a great economic decline, as business and employment moved out of the neighbourhoods, which escalated even more after the conclusion of WWII. Many were left jobless and poverty rose. Unfortunately, it would just get worse from there. Due to the fact that Compton was now a predominantly Afurakan community it received much less help from the County and the State than other cities where a majority where white did. This racism and inequality not only damped the economy, but due to the fact that having Afurakan neighbors was considered a bad thing, property values plummeted as well. More than a few young men came together to protect their neighbourhoods from roving bands of citizens and undercover race soldiers, who history has shown us, always swoop down on Afurakans to sow terror among. Compton’s situation continued to drastically worsen and after most white people and jobs left the area, many started to turn to crime and drugs looking for an economic solution. This is the reason gang culture became so prominent here and in other depressed cities. The most notorious gang was the Crips, who sought to fill the void left after the dismantling of the Black Panther Party by Nazi Ronald Ray-gun and the vipers of California’s Gestapo police force. The mixture of racial unrest and economic depression was just enough to set the right atmosphere for gangs to arise. Gangs were a simple, dangerous, adrenalin filled way of making cash. They could deal drugs, rob people and stores, and come up with a healthy profit. Many frustrated youth turned to this system.
Like everything else the children of slaves touched, without a cultural foundation it often turned to shit! The gangs that formed decided to fight AGAINST each other for survival instead of uniting against the government and outside forces, bent on eliminating them or had suppressed them before. Herbert Anthony Stevens, better know by his stage name “Ab-Soul,” is a rapper from Los Angeles who hypothesized in his song “Terrorist Threats,” “If all the gangs in the world unified, we’d stand a chance against the military tonight.” Instead it seemed gangs formed rivalries and worked to try to out due each other in terms of territory and revenue. What I find interesting is not that Nipsey Hustle was doing a documentary on Dr. Sebi. No…what I find interesting is two-fold. First, he was providing economic relief and hope for a whole neighbourhood. He expected to teach and train future leaders and entrepreneurs to break stereotypes and eventually compete on their own merit. Now that is a powerful vision. Hustle had influenced so many people, even those not in his circle, because he was one of a very few who reached back to help his brother and sister up. The other interesting thing I read was that he was shot in the head. From a far distance. Anybody who does gun training, including military or police training, will tell you a head shot is a very skilled and difficult thing from a distance. None of the survivors saw a gun man. There was no drive by. Which is prompting the police to score street cameras and asking for assistance. This could only mean that the shooter was a distance away. Somewhere in sniper distance. Kneegrows don’t do sniper shit, unless they are ex military or police snipers themselves. We usually do a drive by, ride by or run up and spray everybody, sometimes hitting people we didn’t mean to hit. Yet a head shot? With two other people wounded for effect?
Things that make you go mmmmm?
Rapper Nas mourned Hussle’s death on Instagram and wrote, “It’s dangerous to be an MC. Dangerous to be a b-ball player. It’s dangerous to have money. Dangerous To Be A Black Man.” Somebody else mentioned that this echoes “the same pattern, (where) someone comes along trying to enlighten and change the cycle and they’re killed. Every time….” If you follow the bouncing ball and recall that last year the story broke that Latino gangs were brought in by local authority to kill, burn and bomb out black neighbourhoods to make them unlivable.

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And it has high value real estate. Compton is one such area that through gentrification could be a boon and boost for white or non black business and residence to swoop in and take advantage of another “abandoned black neighborhood”. Teaching black people to take back their community is trending right now. It’s however a dangerous trend to people who see real estate as the ultimate base of power.
Real Estate: from the Latin Real (Royal) Estate (land). Real Estate and the fight over it, has caused more wars and family break ups than trade wars or vagina ( Helen of Troy any one?) has ever done. During the rise of European Feudalism, which corresponded with the demise of the European Monarchy, land was leased out to tenants to farm and lived on, but never owned. I once sat in a lecture on entrepreneurship where the speaker mentioned that for McDonald’s…yes that one…wealth is not in their restaurant, but in the real estate they were able to purchase to put the restaurants on. Banks are notorious for owning the land they sit on and rarely if ever sell that property. Preferring to rent or lease any business on that former bank site. Real Estate and the need to own land, has been the boon and bane of many cultures not respectful of land sharing. None more so than the Europeans. It was Real Estate or land that made them come west to Turtle Island and surrounding lands. Some where searching for gold and diamonds, but many wanted land to have a new start in life. And didn’t mind killing a few black people along the way.
Read that last line again.

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Even today in Afuraka, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and South America, white people stealing lands and displacing the owners in order to mine, live on or place business on, is as naturally as them breathing air. After the great perversion that was chattel slavery was legal ended in order to remove the wealth of the plantation owners for the new wealth of the industrialists, black people were promised and never given their forty acres and a mule to fight the tribal war for the North against its redder neck cousin, in the South. And when we went west or north to find land, we inevitably were burned out, run out or murdered out right for the lands. And most of the time this was done with the direct and indirect support of local, state or federal governments. Ourstory is filled with such tales. None more egregious than the story of Black Wall street.

While many are claiming that some random black guy shot Ermias Davidson Asghedom, I prefer to say his real name ( otherwise known as Nipsey Hustle) I see the nefarious hands of white people in this. He was not some random thug, doing thug shit. This was a business man, who exemplified the amurdikkklan lie that anybody can pull themselves up by their boot strap. The lie is you as a Afurakan person, can do so without interference. White wealth has always been built on credit. That is, its built on white people taking credit for every thing black people do. Like building the economy of the South during our enslavement. Saving their assess in their civil war, their Revolutionary wars, WWI and WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the site of the Capital of amurdikkka and many other things that meritorious manumission would take care of. And for the record, most murders of famous people are committed in amurdikkka after they attempted to rally our people to raise our economic and land ownership status. I believe the fall out from this murder will either be that “line gun man on a grassy knoll” or some sucker “known to police” offered up as sacrifice. But how does a random black dude shooting him explained? Are they gonna say it was a drug deal gone bad? past beef? childhood revenge?, Gang activity? what will be the official police report?
Things that make you go mmmmm?

Article by BlackMyStory

The Symbolism & Metaphysics of Sports(Esoteric Knowledge)

Masonic Football..

A few years ago I told a subscriber I believed that sports were rigged.  I did a post on this subject in the past.  But since the Super Bowl is coming up I figured I might as well do one now.  I decided I would go a little more in depth.  The big game will feature the Philadelphia  Eagles vs the New England Patriots.  I personally can’t stand the quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots.  I hope the Eagles beat them.  But it doesn’t really matter since I strongly believe that professional sports are rigged.  I think at least the big events like the NBA finals,World Series and the Super Bowl.  I have said in the past that Freemasons created football. Most football,basketball and baseball teams are owned by Zionist Jews.  It’s basically ethnocentric tribalism.  They have an entire monopoly on sports.  And they  numbers and occult symbolism  in big games. Here’s a link about the creation of football:

https://gnosticwarrior.com/freemasons-created-the-game-of-football.html

Although we must keep in mind that Freemasons origins come from ancient Kemet(Egypt). The signs and symbols of ancient and modern Freemasonry are rooted in Kemet (Egypt) and the evidence is overwhelmingly obvious that Freemasonry borrowed its allegorical myths and ideological metaphors from more ancient societies that were well advanced in the philosophical mysteries.  It all began in Cush (Abyssinia or Ethiopia) were perhaps some of the wisest Nubians toiled and where civilization originated. Thus transmitting their enlightenment in compliment with how the Nile River flows from south to north. Reference Sterling Means in his book titled, “Ethiopia and the Missing Link in African History” and John G. Jackson work titled, “Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization” .
Drusilla Houston in her book titled the “Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire,” stated: “To the Cushite race belonged the oldest and purest Arabian blood. They were the original Arabians and the creators of the ancient civilization, evidences of which may be seen in the stupendous ruins in every part of the country. At the time that Ethiopians began to show power as monarchs of Egypt about 3000 to 3500 B.C. the western part of Arabia was divided into two powerful kingdoms. In those days the princes of Arabia belonged wholly to the descendants of Cushite, who ruled Yemen for thousands of years.”

The players are just millionaire puppets that they allow to play the games.  I have watched many guys on YouTube like RFG Chosen One,Zachary Hubbard,We Come in Truth,Brian Tuohy,Heath Hunt,Phuture Sports and Social Experience who I’ve learned a lot from.  Over the past fifteen years I’ve done a lot of research on numerology,astrology,metaphysics,cosmology and symbology. And in doing so I’ve come to the conclusion that sports are indeed fixed,or at least orchestrated in some way.  This time I wanted to focus on the five Super Bowl’s the Patriots have won.  I think the Patriots are a representation of white power.  Even when you look at their logo the hat the patriot is wearing looks like red devil horns.  I think this is the reason the Patriots are “allowed” to win so many Super Bowls.  I personally think Tom Brady is not very athletic.  I think he’s extremely overrated.  He is presented as the “great white hope”.  The media always say he’s the greatest quarterback of all time.  I have noticed that over the years every time the Patriots win the Super Bowl they beat a team that represents an African(Kemetic) deity.  I have seen this in all their Super Bowl wins.  Sounds far fetched?  Keep an open mind and I’ll show you.

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Mandorla1..

First let’s start with the football itself.  I’ve noticed that the football is shaped like a mandorla. A mandorla symbolizes the intersection of two spheres of heaven and earth.  Although the geometric symbol of earth is the square(or cube) and the symbol of heaven is the circle,two circles are sometimes used to symbolize the Upper and Lower worlds. The union of the two worlds,or the zone of intersection and interpenetration is represented by the mandorla,an almond-shaped figure formed by two intersection circles.  It’s used a lot in religious artwork usually surrounding the entire figure of a holy person. I could be wrong but I think this is why football has a much deeper meaning to these Freemasons.

Kemet Deity...

Rams..

The first Super Bowl the Patriots won was in 2002.  Right after 9-11 happened when the whole country was being “patriotic”.

Ram God...

I always wondered if the Rams logo was a representation of the ram god Khnum.

Carolina Panthers..

In 2004 the Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl.  The Great White Hope beats the Black Panthers???

Kemetic Eagle..

In 2005 the Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles.  In ancient Kemet the eagle was used to indicate the influence of a regime. The eagle was used as the symbol for Heru(Horus). Heru eventually became a falcon the Kemetic Sun God.

Seahawks..

Eye of Horus..

In 2015 the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks.  Some say the Seahawks logo resembled the Eye of Horus(Ra).  That year was obviously rigged for the Patriots.  This is when the Seahawks pretty much had the Super Bowl won.  Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson should’ve thrown given the ball to Marshawn Lynch and he could’ve gotten an easy touchdown.  But Wilson throws the ball and it’s intercepted by the Patriots.  Game over and the Patriots win!  It was so obvious it was rigged! It made me sick to watch it!

Atlanta Falcons..Heru..

Then just last year the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons.  As I said earlier,the Falcons represented the African Sun God Heru(Horus).  So every team that Tom Brady as defeated was a team that had some African symbolism.  And the upcoming Super Bowl,once again they’re facing the Philadelphia Eagles.  As I said,I would like to see the Eagles win but I think the league wants Brady to get six rings.  That way they can say he is the greatest quarterback of all time.  Brady is very unskilled and unathletic.  But when the game is rigged in your favor of course you will look better than everyone else.  Brady wasn’t even that good when he played at the University of Michigan.  Brady was pick #199 in the sixth round.  So how does a sorry ass player that like that win so many Super Bowls?  I’m not buying it!

NFL Game Time..

Before I wrap up this post I have to mention numerology in football.  In freemasonry there are certain numbers they hold sacred.  Numbers like 9,66 and 666.  And master numbers like 11,22 and 33.  They believe these numbers have special powers if a person is born on these dates or an event happens on these dates.  Which is why certain sports events and attacks(false flags) happen on certain dates.  The number 33 is a very scared number. This is one of the reasons the Super Bowl usually starts at 3:30.  In sacred numerology you don’t count the zeros.  So the number is read as 33.  Since many of these freemasons on the elite levels are satanic they like to mock Jesus Christ.  The Bible says Jesus died at the age of 33. The Bible also says Jesus performed 33 miracles.

Freemason 33...

Also it’s said that there are the highest level in Freemasonry you can achieve is 33 1/3 degrees.  The number seems to come up quite a bit.  In the NBA the Los Angeles Lakers have the longest winning streak. Back in 1972 the Lakers won 33 straight games. No one has ever beat their record.   The most points by an NBA player is held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  He scored over 38,000 points.  His jersey number was 33.  I don’t think anyone will ever score more than him.

Bank of America..

You can find it logos as well.  The bank of America logo displays three 11’s.  All in plain sight.  Are they trying to tell you they control the economic system?

KKK Masonic..

What about the racist group the Ku Klux Klan? K is the eleventh letter in the alphabet.  You add up three 11’s and you get 33.  The Klan was formed back in 1866 in Polaski,Tennessee.  One of the Fist Imperial  Wizards was  Nathan Bedford Forrest.  He was a Freemason.  So the KKK has Masonic origins.  As a side note, do you remember the film Forrest Gump?  Well Forrest was named after this racist KKK wizard.  See how they name these characters after racist bastards.  Then make you think it’s a positive feel good film.  Sneaky bastards!

Big Baller Brand..

Then we have Lavar Ball.  The loud mouth blowhard that raised his sons to become basketball stars.  Ball calls his sports apparel company,Big Baller Brand.  If you look at the logo it’s supposed to be “BBB”  but it definitely looks like a 333 to me.  I guess we know who Lavar takes his orders from.

Chicago Cubs...I also think the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series in 2016 was rigged from the beginning.  The media kept saying that the Cubs hadn’t won the series since 1908.  They said it had been 108 years since they  won the World Series. In numerology they add up all the numbers and zeros don’t count.  So 1+0+8 =9   Nine is a very unique number. Nine is a natural number. Any natural number multiplied by nine, and the digits of the number are repeatedly added until it is just one digit,the sum will be nine.  It’s the only number that does it.  Which is why it’s sometimes called the “divine nine”.

Number 9...

Another reason these secret societies like the number nine is because it seems like it can be found throughout nature.  In plants,insects,hurricanes and the universe.  Some say that African people have “9 ether” hair because our hair is tightly coiled that looks like the number nine. But I also noticed that the Willis Tower in Chicago has 108 floors. I also thought it was interesting that it was the 112 World Series and the day they won was on November 2.  Which looks like 11/2.  Coincidence??  You make the call.

Michael Jordan 6 rings..

I know a lot of people consider Michael Jordan the greatest basketball player of all time. His speed,jumping and shooting ability is undeniable.  But I think his ascension is most likely orchestrated.  I think these owners of the NBA pick and choose who will win championships. They can easily buy off referees to give certain players the good calls.  And give penalties to the opposing players they don’t favor.  Coincidentally Jordan has been associated with the number 6 quite a bit.  He won six championships.  He also won six NBA Finals MVP awards.  Jordan played in the NBA for 15 seasons. 1+5= 6.   And many people may not realize but the zip code for Chicago is 60606.  You don’t count the zeros so the number 666,  The satanic number of the biblical beast(satan).

Evil Patriots...

The Super Bowl is this coming Sunday.  I think the NFL wants Tom Brady to get his sixth ring.  That way he will have six rings just like Michael Jordan.  And the media will say he’s the greatest quarterback of all time.  Like I said,I hope Brady loses..but he looks destined to win again.  I hope you learned something from this post.  I try to give out information that you may not have heard before.    I think it’s good to have a better understanding of symbology and numerology.  That way we know the symbols and messages that are right in front of us.  I don’t think ignorance is bliss.  Who wants to be a happy idiot?  Knowledge is power.  We have to always remember that.  It also helps you decipher the real from the unreal.  I know a lot of people love sports and they use it for escapism.  I enjoy watching sports myself.  That’s fine,as long as you know what’s going on. I think it’s time we hear with our eyes and see with our ears.  I heard someone once say that a picture can speak a thousand words.  That may be true but not everyone can hear them.  Hopefully this post helps a bit. Peace.

 

Lead a Nation

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This is a picture of Khalid Muhammad and rapper Tupac Shakur. Any black person that has a way of reaching the youth is seen as a threat to the white supremacy social structure. Muhammad was a powerful speaker that could touch the youth. And of course Tupac was the son of a Black Panther.  Tupac had the ear of millions of fans of all races.  But by being a great speaker he could get black people motivated as a collective.  If Tupac was allowed to live he could’ve been a great leader. He already had the pro-black influence as a child.  They were both seen as threats to this racist,corrupt white society.  Which is the reason they’re not here anymore.

Black Storytellers: Should they have a Black spouse?

I saw this trailer about a month ago.   It’s for a six-part mini-series called Guerrilla on Showtime.  It’s about an interracial couple who are activists in London during the 1970’s.  It kind of  reminds me of the Black Panthers or Black Liberation Army movements.  It stars actor Babou Ceesay and actress Freida Pinto. Actor Idris Elba also is in the series. But I thought it was strange that the film had Indian actress Freida Pinto has the lead actress.  And I saw virtually no black women in the trailer.  Black women have been fighting against racism and sexism since forever.  Is this the erasure of black women? And even if there are some black women in it…why is the lead female an Indian?  I guess some will say that it’s to show that Indian people struggle with racism as well.  But why can’t we ever show black men and women working together against their oppression?  Why can’t we see many more films of black men and women loving each other? What are we  supposed to take from films like this?  That it’s better to fight racism and oppression if you’re having sex with a  non-black person.  This is utter nonsense! And we can no longer fall for this trap. Black unity and black love  is the answer.

Freida Pinto...

Who needs Assata Shakur? Yaa Asantewaa is not needed either.  Freida Pinto will lead black people to freedom!  She is the savior for black people! This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

John Ridley....

So after seeing the trailer I wanted to see who was the creator of this series.  I found out that the executive producer is John Ridley. Ridley is a screenwriter,novelist and director. He won an Academy award for his screenplay of 12 Years a Slave. He also is the producer of the show American Crime.  The picture(above) is of Ridley and his Asian wife Gayle.  His wife isn’t black so is this why he didn’t cast a black woman as the lead in his new series?  And why are all these men without black wives telling black stories?  And he’s not the only one. I have noticed black actors,directors and producers telling black stories without black wives.

Steve McQueen.....

This is director Steve McQueen.  McQueen grew up in London. He’s good friends with John Ridley because he directed 12 Years a Slave.  This picture(above) is McQueen and his Dutch wife Bianca.

David Oyelowo...

Actor David Oyelowo is another black British man.  He has been in films like The Butler,The Help,A United Kingdom and Jack Reacher. He even played Martin Luther King in the film Selma. Should this man be playing black historical figures?  This is a picture of him and his white wife Jessica.

Get Out poster....

Jordan Peele....

Actor/filmmaker Jordan Peele got a lot of praise for his horror film Get Out.  It broke box office records making over $160 million.  Some say it was a great horror film.  Some say it was a film that had a much more deep psychological meaning to it.  It definitely had a lot of subliminal messages regarding racsim,occultism and organ harvesting.  But some may not know that he’s biracial.  Peele has a white mother.  And his wife Chelsea is a Zionist Jew.  So even though he told some truths in the film Get Out..will expose it all? Will he tell black people everything that racists whites are doing in Hollywood?  Is wife is a Jew so I know he has some insider information.  But the question is…who is he loyal to?

Underground...

John Legend...

The television drama Underground takes place during slavery.  It has been getting good reviews from critics.  One of the executive producers is singer/songwriter John Legend. He will even play Frederick Douglass in an upcoming episode. His wife is model Chrissy  Teigen.  Her mother is Thai and father is white.  That makes her a hapa. If you don’t know what that is go look it up.

Nate Parker....

Of course we can’t forget actor/director Nate Parker. Parker directed the controversial slave rebellion film The Birth of a Nation.  The film had some good elements and some truth in it.  But it was mostly controversial because back when he was in college Parker was accused of raping a white woman. He claims he was innocent and that people should support the film.  I’ve seen him in interviews and he seems intelligent and articulate. But he can’t be too smart because if that white woman caused him so much grief why did he go and marry a white woman.  What sense does that make??? Some negroes never learn. Anyway this is a picture of him and his ugly ass wife Sarah.Sunken Place....

I bring up this issue because I wonder can they be trusted. Can they accurately tell the black experience?  Can they express our pain and struggle?  Can they express the truth about our oppressors if they’re married to them?  Can they be about black love but not married to black women?  These are the questions that come to my mind. But I think they hire these type of men because they know they’re not about black empowerment. They will always be intellectually dishonest about the black experience.  They know that since they have non-black wives they have already been compromised. The interracial element just adds more confusion to the black psyche. We must be careful watching anything by these men. These films have a way of  distorting black consciousness. And keeping us stuck in the “sunken place”.

Stokely Speaks: Black Power to Pan Africanism

Stokely speaks...

This remarkable collection of speeches and essays originally published in 1971 by one of the significant figures to emerge during the civil rights struggle of the 1960s in the United States, has been re-issued in a time period where the ideas put forward between 1965-1971 are just as important today as they were then. The questions of who is qualified to run society and government, the role of resistance in the struggle for genuine democracy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the role of people in the west in regard to revolutions taking place in the so-called Third World and Pan-Africanism.

With a forward by award-winning journalist from death row, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the book illustrates that it is not only a historical document but a living work in the service of not only understanding the past but bringing its weight to the contemporary challenges faced by conscious people in the 21st Century. In addition, Bob Brown’s preface to this new issue lends the credibility needed from someone who was influenced heavily by Carmichael (Ture) and worked closely with him for over three decades.

Mumia’s points to the importance of the book from someone who was younger than Carmichael but who was influenced by the political tendencies that he was instrumental in developing. Jamal was a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Black Panther Party from 1968. He admits that the split within the Black Panther Party in 1969 tainted his earlier view of Carmichael. However, he regrets that things were not different and that how much stronger the revolutionary movement may have been if these differences had not become antagonistic:

” …what would history have been if Ture did not leave the Party? What if the Party was big enough, strong enough, mature enough to include his insights into their own? Ture writes (in “Pan-Africanism”) of the “ideological issues” that separated him from the Party. Although he is not explicit, the issue was working with white radicals, something Ture found untenable. Ironically, the ideological positions between Huey P. Newton and Stokely Carmichael were perhaps closer than first thought. As early as 1971, Newton recognized that the Party’s work with white radicals was unproductive, for “White radicals did not give us access to the White community.” One cannot read Stokely’s trenchant analysis of white liberalism without coming to the same conclusion (see his January 1969 speech, “The Pitfalls of Liberalism”).”

As early as 1966, Carmichael was articulating a view that foresaw the protracted nature of national and class politics in the United States. During the recent period there have been vicious attacks on the political gains made by Africans in America during the civil rights and black power movements of the 1950s through the 1970s. Illustrating this clearly is the recent passage in the state of Michigan of a ballot initiative that changed the constitution to effectively outlaw affirmative action. This took place in the aftermath of a Supreme Court decision in 2003 upholding in principle of the use of race as a deciding factor in both undergraduate and graduate/professional school admissions.

The central role of education in the process of national discrimination or institutional racism is pointed out in the essay entitled: “Who Is Qualified?” originally published in the January 8, 1966 issue of the New Republic. It was written at a time when Carmichael was organizing in Lowndes County, Alabama where the first Black Panther Party was formed with the explicit purpose of building an independent political force backed up by the armed will of the people to defend themselves against racist terror.

In regard to the undemocratic character of the distribution of educational resources in the United States, Carmichael writes that: “The panacea for lack of opportunity is education, as is the panacea for prejudice. But just how available is it? If every sixteen-year-old in the nation were motivated to attend high school, he could not: there are not enough schools, not enough physical space. As for college, less than one-quarter of the population ever gets there. The financial barrier is too high; even the cheapest state college charges fees which are impossible for the poor. Scholarships serve only the gifted. To make matters worse, many universities and colleges are already fighting off the mob by making entry more difficult. It is getting harder, not easier, for the poor to be included here. For the Negro, there is an additional problem. He is not psychologically attuned to think of college as a goal. Society has taught him to set short sights for himself, and so he does.”

In the essay entitled: “Power and Racism”, which initially appeared in the New York Review of Books in September of 1966, explains how this structural oppression of African people spawns resistance. He criticizes the purported non-violent character of the civil rights movement in the early 1960s. He points to the dialetical relationship between the government’s response to the demands of the movement during its early phase to the eruption of urban rebellions which he explains are the natural outcome of the lack of response to peaceful protests:

“None of its so-called leaders could go into a rioting community and be listened to. In a sense, I blame ourselves–together with the mass media–for what has happened in Watts, Harlem, Chicago, Cleveland and Omaha. Each time the people in those cities saw Martin Luther King get slapped, they became angry; when they saw four little black girls bombed to death, they were angrier; and when nothing happened, they were steaming. We had nothing to offer that they could see, except to go out and be beaten again. We helped build their frustration.”

In providing a working definition of black power as an ideology and political program to counter the perceived weakness of the civil rights movement, Carmichael says later on in this same essay “Power and Racism” that: “This is what they seek: control. Where Negroes lack a majority, Black Power means proper representation and sharing of control. It means the creation of power bases from which black people can work to change statewide or nationwide patterns of oppression through pressure from strength–instead of weakness. Politically, Black Power means what it has always meant to SNCC: the coming together of black people to elect representatives and to force those representatives to speak to their needs. It does not mean merely putting black faces into office. A man or woman who is black and from the slums cannot be automatically expected to speak to the needs of black people. Most of the black politicians we see around the country today are not what SNCC means by Black Power. The power must be that of a community, and emanate from there.”

Some four decades later Africans in America have not realized this form of politics which is first and foremost designed to serve the immediate interests and needs of the community. In addition, to the domestic agenda involving education, political power and self-organization, the foreign policy of the United States reflects the internal racism and national oppression against Africans and other oppressed peoples. This is why Carmichael would accept an invitation to address the First Conference of the Organization of Latin American Solidarity in Cuba during July of 1967.

Carmichael begins this chapter entitled: “Solidarity With Latin America”, by stating forthrightly that Africans in the United States share common interests with the peoples of South America and its environs. He says that: “We share with you a common struggle, it becomes increasingly clear; we have a common enemy. Our enemy is white Western imperialist society. Our struggle is to overthrow this system that feeds itself and expands itself through the economic and cultural exploitation of non-white, non-Western peoples–of the Third World.”

These words are still relevant today in light of the continuing threats by US imperialism against the sovereignty of the Cuban Revolution. This lack of respect for Cuban independence is also represented by the continuing occupation of Guantanamo Bay as a naval base on that Caribbean island. One of the most egregious violations of human rights and the dignity of people has been the existence of torture camps where hundreds are held without charge or trial.

In the continental United States a burgeoning immigrant rights movement during 2006 has exploded and opened new avenues for solidarity and mass struggle. The resurrection of May Day in the country where it was formed has once again in the 21st Century been made a reality by recent immigrants as it was during the 19th Century with immigrants from Germany, Ireland and other European nations.

In another significant solidarity effort that has remained essential from the 1960s to the 21st Century is of course the question of the Palestinian’s right of return as well as national independence through the realization of a independent state for the Palestinian people. Carmichael in his address to the Organization of Arab Students in Ann Arbor, Michigan in August of 1968, he lays out the case for African-American solidarity with the Palestinian Revolution. He offers a serious critique of Zionism and the role of the propaganda put forward by this movement that seeks to win sympathy for the continued occupation of Palestinian land and the denial of self-determination for this oppressed and colonized people.

Carmichael says that:”Zionists have a very effective, offensive propaganda. They state their propaganda and everyone accepts it as the truth and they put on the defensive anyone who tries to even question their propaganda by calling him anti-Semitic. It’s a very, very good trick: nobody wants to be anti-Semitic, nobody wants to hate people merely because of their race. The way we found to counteract the offensive propaganda of the Zionists is to state our propaganda, and state it offensively, and state ours as the truth, and not bow down or question or quibble with the Zionists’ propaganda; that is the only way we have found to be able to deal with them. If the Zionists assert that they have a right to Israel, then we assert that the Palestinians have a right to Palestine. And once we assert that, there is never room for discussion. But once we assert that the Palestinians have a right to Palestine because it belongs to them, then there can be room for discussion in this country. That is precisely what we did: try very hard to calculate assertions that would for once put the Zionists on the defensive in this country and let them back up their so-called State of Israel, which we all know to be an unjust and certainly immoral state.”

In 2006 there was the blanket bombing of southern Lebanon by Israel. The United States Senate passed a resolution without opposition supporting this military action that was condemned by people throughout the region and to an increasing degree by popular organizations inside this country. It is the funding from American taxpayers that supply the F-15 and F-16 fighter planes which bomb Lebanon under the guise of fighting the falsely-labelled Hezbullah Party as terrorists.

Even a former US President is attacked by the pro-Israeli lobby and sections of the ruling class for publishing a book describing the social system in occupied Palestine as apartheid-like in its character. Consequently, the notion of solidarity between Africans in the United States and Palestinians goes to heart of challenging the imperialist’s aim of dominating the middle-east through the notion of protecting the security of Israel, a settler-colonial state.

By 1969, Carmichael had re-located in the west African nation of Guinea-Conakry, then under the leadership of the Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG) headed by President Ahmed Sekou Toure. Pan-Africanism utilizes as a principle tenet the international character of the black struggle, the identity of these peoples as Africans and the unity of peoples of African descent around the world.

In a “Message from Guinea” sent in the form of a letter to the founding meeting of the Malcolm X Liberation University in Durham, North Carolina in October of 1969, Carmichael states that: “Now, we must recognize that black people, whether we are in Durham, San Francisco, Jamaica, Trinidad, Brazil, Europe or on the mother continent, are all an African people. We are Africans, there can be no quesiton about that. We came from Africa, our is African…. We have all suffered the same oppression at the hands of white folks, whether in Lynchburg, Virginia; Money, Mississippi; Accra, Ghana; or Johannesburg, South Africa.”

Carmichael views Pan-Africanism as the highest expression of Black Power. Here the evolution is complete from civil rights and black power to the realization that the liberation of Africa is key to the world-wide freedom of all peoples who share the continent as a homeland.

The reprinting of this book comes as an enormous contribution to the ongoing ideological and political discussion among African peoples related to their continuing quest for genuine human emancipation. This book provides the opportunity for an ancestor to speak from the whirlwind, to provide encouragement and guidance to the developing struggle for qualitative change and social transformation.

Review by Abayomi Azikiwe

Kanye West: From Consciousness to Coonery

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This post has been a long time coming.  I’ve mentioned in past comments many things I didn’t like about Kanye West. But I’ve never did an actually post about him. I never got around to it.  I could have easily had him in a Tales of Buffoonery post. Well a few followers have told me they’d like to see a post about him,so here goes.  Kanye West released his debut CD on February 10,2004. It was The College Dropout and critics were raving.  He was on Roc-A-Fella records so of course Jay Z made sure he got plenty of press.  many rap fans were excited to hear a new artist drop some socially conscious lyrics.  It was something you don’t hear very often on mainstream radio stations.  He wasn’t exactly Chuck D or KRS ONE but West did sprinkle his music with a few gems that made people think. In the song Murder to Excellence he touched on high murder rates in Chicago. He rapped:

“Is it genocide?
Cause I can still hear his mama cry
Know the family traumatized
Shots left holes in his face about piranha-sized
The old pastor closed the cold casket
And said the church ain’t got enough room for all the tombs
It’s a war going on outside we ain’t safe from
I feel the pain in my city wherever I go
314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago

In the song Diamonds from Sierra Leone he talked about civil war conflict in African countries.  He said:

“See, a part of me saying: “Keep shining”
How? When I know what a blood diamond is
Though it’s thousands of miles away
Sierra Leone connects to what we go through today
Over here it’s a drug trade, we die from drugs
Over there they die from what we buy from drugs
The diamonds, the chains, the bracelets, the charmses
I thought my Jesus-piece was so harmless
Til I seen a picture of a shorty armless

And over the years he’s touched on subjects like public education,CIA,slavery,cocaine ,Black Panthers and urban violence. And most people remember back in 2005 there was Hurricane Katrina.  During a televised concert for Hurricane relief,Kanye said President Bush doesn’t care about black people. But Kanye is one of those artist that contradict themselves a lot. He us what I call “pseudo-consciousness”.  He makes those who are really Pan-African,Afrocentric and socailly conscious look bad.  He gives us all a bad name that speak out on these issues and want to see real change.He don’t think he’s really genuine when he says it.  He may say things that make you think but it’s designed to make you think he’s deep.  When he’s really far from it.  One of the biggest contradiction is his choice of women.  This man has horrible taste.  It has shown me his slow progression into becoming a self-hating coon.One of his first girlfriend was a black woman named Sumeke Rainey. She was with him years before he became famous.  But has he his career took off he dumped her. Then from (2004-2005) he dated Brooke Crittendon who was a reality show star. She was on the BET show Harlem Heights. That relationship fizzled after awhile.  But what do you expect?  Reality celebs don’t seem that stable to me.  But then again,neither does Kanye.

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In (2006-2008) he started dating interior designer Alexis Phifer. Many insiders say they were truly in love. They really understood each other. She was there to support him when his mother passed away. I guess he thought she was “the one” since he proposed to her. But in the end he called it off.  I noticed that after his mother died his personality changed. He seemed to be withdrawn and in a depressive state.  It all went downhill from there.

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Kanye had really lost his mind when he started dating Amber Rose. Rose is a stripper/model/actress and attention whore.  This racially ambiguous freak is the last thing Kanye needed to be with. But I guess he was in pain and need some comfort. And I’m sure this she-devil was more than willing to give him all he wanted.    They dated from 2008-2010 although it seemed like forever. They were always on social media and gossip columns. Also he helped Rose gain more fame and notoriety.  Which I’m sure was the whole point anway.

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But I knew Kanye had sold his soul to the devil when he married Kim Kardashian.  He had hit rock bottom when he hooked up with this creature. The tramp of all tramps. The modern day whore of Babylon.  Kim is the representation of all that is wrong with this immoral,materilistic and decadent culture.  American culture is filled with debauchery. And Kanye and Kim are the king and queen of degeneracy.  Kanye makes me upset because he fell into the stereotype of the successful black man who ditches black women and gets a white woman.  And yes she’s white. I don’t want to hear any crap about Kim being Armenian. Yes I know they are an ethnic group but I don’t consider her  a “woman of color”.  She’s just a whore that got famous doing a sex tape with a washed up R&B singer Ray J.

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This is not a woman you marry.  Kim is not a woman you bring home to your mother.  Kim is the furthest thing from a virtuous woman.  She’s just an attention whore whos has slept with many black rappers,singers,actors and athletes.  And she’s wears fake braids in her hair and  has a fake booty.  Just a sad imitation of a black woman.  Kanye should’ve just got a real sista in the first place.  There are plenty of beautiful intelligent black women that would be more than happy to get with Kanye.  But he fell for the trap.I had high hopes for Kanye. Many others did as well.  He could’ve been a great voice for his generation.  But he sold out for fame,fortune and white validation.  He doesn’t speak for the oppressed at all.  He is just a sellout puppet. He is useless in the fight for black liberation.  Do not me fooled because he might sprinkle his lyrics with some consciousness now and then.

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This picture(above) says it all.  Kanye is finally truly happy.  He has his father/mother in law Caitlyn Jenner,his white wife and mulatto child.  And not a another black person in sight!  He has finally achieved the Amerikkkan dream. Kanye has showed us what happens when you lose self respect,dignity and racial pride.  The highest level of  coonery!