Umar Johnson vs Tariq Nasheed-Manufactured feud?

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Dr. Umar Johnson, was born on August 21st, 1974 in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the eldest child of 11 children, and after attending elementary school, he enrolled in a para-military high school before going to summer school in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. There he performed mandatory JROTC (Juniors Reserves Officer’s Training Corps) duties.

After Fort Bragg, he went to Millersville University, in Pennsylvania, where he attained three degrees. One, a B.S. in political science, another in psychology, and a master’s degree in School Psychology. After this, he received an “Educational Leadership” master’s degree and “Principal’s Certificate” from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Additionally, he received a PhD from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine, in psychology. For a total of 6 degrees in all.
Tariq Nasheed was born on July 1st, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan. And in his early teens, he and his family moved from Detroit to Birmingham, Alabama. Needless to say, the social life a young Tariq saw in his new environs paled in comparison to the bustle he’d grown accustomed to in “Motown”.
Thus, at 17, Tariq cobbled together $125 for a bus ticket to Los Angeles. And it was there he cultivated the pimp personae that helped him curate what he called, “gaming techniques”. He came up with a technology called “G.I.C.2”, which according to him, stands for “game, intelligence, and common sense, squared”. Unfortunately, employing some of these methods resulted in him having to serve some time in prison.
After being released, Tariq continued plying his trade as a “macking mentor”, to the point where he was able to parlay his enormous street cred into an acting role on the “Bravo” cable TV network. There, he portrayed an actual pimp for the filmmaker Michael Moore, on his show called, “The Awful Truth”, which aired from 1999 until the year 2000. After appearing on the show, Tariq put his lessons of “serial flesh management” into a book he wrote in 2000 titled, “The Art of Mackin’” (TAOM), which became a New York Times bestseller.
Seeing that he struck a societal nerve with TOAM, Tariq followed up this book with one called, “Play or Be Played” in 2004. This tome catered to women wanting to know how to find Mr. Right without being a sex toy to hundreds of men in the process. Then, he followed this book up with “The Mack Within: The Holy Book of Game” in 2005. Tariq was becoming somewhat of a guru in what mainstream culture was calling the “seduction” industry, as he followed up the aforementioned book with the title, “The Elite Way: 10 Rules Men Must know in Order to Deal with Women” in 2009.

Thomas Jerome Harris, a.k.a. Tommy Sotomayor, was born on December 11th, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia. Joanne Malone, Tom’s mother, had already separated from his father when she moved a pre-teen Tom to Phoenix, Arizona.

Now, Tom purports to being raised in a household where he lived under the tyrannies of Joanne’s abuses. He says this is the reason he’d later go on to be in an unsuccessful relationship with the mother of his own child. And when he fell behind on his child support payments for this child, he was thrown in jail.

After leaving jail and graduating college, is when Tom began his radio diatribes that scrutinized Black women, and the Black community in general, for being morally bereft. And shortly thereafter, is when Tommy moved his radio broadcasts to “YouTube”. After 2010, the following he garnered from his videotaped radio shows, had turned him into a bona-fide (half) celebrity. Much to the chagrin of Black folks.

Now, let’s talk about the term “Hegelian Dialect” which was named after the 19thcentury philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. And “Hegel’s Dialectics”, like other “dialectical” strategies, refers to the method of arriving at the truth by employing a contradictory process between opposing sides. Meaning, Hegel believed the best way for people to find out the truth, was by splitting a questionable theory into two diametrically opposed sides, looking at the discussion in between, and hoping that’s where folks could find out fact from fiction.
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And in more layman’s terms, philosophers have come to call this the “problem, reaction, solution” method of elitist control. Meaning, the elites create a problem for the proletariat (us), wait for the target demographic to react, and then, they offer them a solution that furthers the (white) fascist agenda.

Case in point, as of late, Tariq Nasheed and Dr. Umar Johnson have developed a “beef” over differing points of view.

Now, Tariq says Umar’s been “bad-mouthing” him for the better part of two years, and has done so mainly by stating that it was his appearances in Tariq’s “Hidden Colors” documentaries, that made them popular. Conversely, Umar says Tariq’s fakin’ the Black Nationalist funk with his Hidden Colors docs, cause he’s employed an all white film crew to make them. Umar also says his history as a “playa” and “mack”, speaks to his being wholly duplicitous when it comes to Black liberation struggles.

Also, adding to the melanated melee, is (Uncle) Tom Sotomayor. Tom says he knew these “Pro-Black” brothas would show their “true colors” at some point, and in an effort to document this beef, Uncle Tom held a live show on one of his several YouTube channels, discussing the finer points of the Umar vs. Tariq battle. And for over four and a half hours, he smiled while people called and commented on these two pillars of the Black “conscious” community goin’ head-to-head.

And on a side note, I have to say that there’s a particular Blog I’ve frequented for the better part of the past two years, being curated by a brotha who’s got boatloads of knowledge on the Black Spiritual Sciences and ancient Black civilizations. Now, his latest post basically talks about brothas in the “Black conscious” community calling themselves “gods”, while (according to him) the white jewish businessman has proven himself to be something more powerful than a god—and that something is an almighty “merchant”.

And, according to this brotha, not only is the white jew a master merchant, but he also owns capital and the means of production that is able to consume the Black “god”. Thus, rendering Black conscious “deities” ineffectual at best, and neutered at worst. And this ain’t the first time this brotha has alluded to the fact that white jews maintain a dominate position over us, cause they’re using the spiritual sciences that we’ve more or less given up.

Now, let me say this: even if jews didn’t practice our spiritual sciences, they’d still be in positions of power over us, at least financially, and the reason why is…

WHITE JEWS GOT HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REPARATIONS!

According to a New York Times article, white jews were given a total of 90 “billion” dollars in reparations over the last decade—and that’s just from Germany. 

So here’s what I’d ask this brotha if I ever met him: how the hell can you compare Black people to white jews, when we’ve never seem dime one of reparations?

Now, to the Black men and women reading this—let me ask y’all a question: If Black people in america, or anywhere else, were to receive 90 billion dollars worth of reparations, don’t you think we’d be in a much better place financially?

YA’ DAMN RIGHT WE WOULD! 

So for the life of me, I don’t see how any sane Black person could compare us to them. But let me take that back—cause truthfully, I know exactly why this brotha’s comparing us to them. 

And it has to do with what Dr. Umar Johnson, Tariq Nasheed, and this bloggin’ brotha have in common—and that’s this: 

All three of these brothas are white fascist freemasons.
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Now, if you’ve read this blog over the course of the last several months, you’re probably thinking, bruh—you say that about everybody. You might also be thinkin’, the better question is: are there any celebrities out there that aren’t freemasons? 

                                               No.

At least not at “national” or “international” celebrity levels.

Remember, the construct of celebrity was created as a means of population control to influence the masses—that’s it. And whatever’s created by these artists, is just the medium to carry out fascist messages. 

But let’s get back to talkin’ about “Hegel’s Dialectic”, or what we’ve come to know as the Hegelian Dialect (HD), as it pertains to the Umar, Tariq, and Tommy beef

Now, the old guard of Black freemasons that were in charge of keeping our people in line, namely, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, don’t have many years left to live. So their white handlers realized they’ll need replacements. And that’s the role Umar and Tariq are filling. So here’s how Umar, Tariq and Tommy fit in the infrastructure of HD’s insidious technology, using the “,problem,reaction,solution” model.

Step#1: Problem

white fascists push for an assortment of laws and initiatives designed to keep Black/indigenous americans, living under the tyrannies of their agenda(s). More specifically, Black americans are being indiscriminately killed by law enforcement, while every faction of america’s media and educational system is geared towards making us hate ourselves more than any other kind of person, cause we have the most genetic power to breed whites out of existence. And to top this off, our access to every resource we need to collectively unite is continuously blocked and/or under-minded.

Step#2: Reaction 

Revolts in Black communities like the ones we saw in Los Angeles, CA.(1992) and Ferguson, MO. (2014), combined with a new “conscious” Black community, dedicate themselves to organizing against white fascist forces. Especially when it comes to exposing the abuses perpetrated on our people via law enforcement, the american educational system, and the media.

Step#3: Solution
white fascists approach Tariq and Umar with offers to make them rich freemasons—and they accept. These same white fascists insert them into the Black conscious community, and promote them as “leaders” of these groups (Sa Neter). Conversely, these same white fascists set (Uncle) Tommy up as the opposition to both Tariq and Umar. So essentially, they’re controlling the radical (Black conscious community) and conservative elements (“Uncle” Tom Sotomayor) of this oppressive equation. Moreover, like I’ve said in previous posts, white fascists know that the only way to truly win any game, is to control both teams. 
Thus, Umar is beefin’ wit’ Tariq, and Uncle Tom is beefin’ wit’ both of em’. 

Now, it’s painfully obvious that whitey’s got a vested interest in throwing every resource at his disposal to keep us from unifying with each other—cause that’s the only virtue that’s gonna’ help us defeat white fascism. Economic plans (i.e. money and credit) ain’t gonna’ work—cause they control the value of that. We can amass literally hundreds of billions of dollars collectively—and we already have by the way—but if fascists devalue whatever monetary resource(s) we have, we’re broke all over again. And we can’t educate our way out of this, cause whitey controls the value of that too. Meaning, if collectively half of Black americans got Phds, fascists would just create a higher level of collegiate degree that justifies keeping us out of certain positions.

*Note: If you’re a young Black man or woman reading this, I’m not saying you shouldn’t get educated or strive to make as much money as you can. Remember, contextually, I’m talking about how the Black Diaspora collectively can get out from underneath the tyrannies of white fascism. Moreover, I’m saying that if you’re in the process of getting an education, understand the game that’s being run on you and guard your subconscious mind. Cause that’s what educational institutions must target to reinforce reasons why you should hate yourself and everyone who looks like you. Now, unity is a long-term goal, but I also understand that Black people above the age of 30 ain’t thinkin’ about changing, or doing the subconscious work required to really change. So what’s needed right now, are Black Nationalist homeschooling collectives that’ll teach our children the three “r’s” without the self-hating messages we got. And those children, with a self-loving mind-set, will be the ones to get us to some kind of real unity. And this is something I’ll write about in a future post.

But even with all the resources whitey has at their disposal, they’re still destined to fail. And here’s 3 reasons why…

Reason#3: white birthrates have fallen below replacement levels for the last several decades—and they’ll continue to fall.

Now, if you’ve been reading this Blog for a hot minute, you’ve heard me say this ad nauseum (and please don’t take my word for whitey’s birthrates falling below replacement levels, go look this up yourself). But what might be different is my saying they’ll continue to fall. 

And why do I say that?

Simple. Cause at the nucleus of white fascism are initiatives to keep Black men and women away from each other. And this is the real reason why they’ve mainstreamed homosexuality and the “#METOO” movements. It’s so Black men, who’ve got the most genetic power to breed them and their kind out of existence, won’t create any offspring with that same level of genetic power. And the #METOO movement, is really there to make femininity look more powerful and attractive to Black men, so we’ll choose that and give up our masculinity.

Now, you might be saying, what a sec’ bruh—white men are gonna’ be affected by these initiatives too. Yep, they certainly are—but whitey’s so hell-bent on keeping Black men and women apart, they don’t realize, those same initiatives are what’s gonna’ keep white birthrates below replacement levels—permanently.

Case in point, for decades, I’ve heard about the klansmen inspired plan of poisoning the water supply of predominately Black neighborhoods, but for several decades I’ve never seen it happen. Now, you might be like, hold up bruh—what about the Flint, Michigan “water crisis”?

Okay, let’s look at that real quick. In April of 2014, Flint, MI. stopped using it’s original water supply co., “Lake Huron” water, to save money. Within a month, complaints started coming in about Flint’s water being “undrinkable”, due to massive amounts of lead “contamination”. And the town’s water supply didn’t return to the Lake Huron co. until October of 2015. 

Now, you might say, well then, that sounds like a successful campaign by white fascists to poison waters in a Black area—and yes it does seem that way. But the reason that town returned to it’s original water supplier at all, was because too many white folks in Flint were being affected by the tainted water. Mind you, the ethnic demographics of Flint are as follows: 57% black, 37% white, 4% Latino and 4% mixed race, according to the u.s. Census. 

So understand, in terms of white fascist initiatives in america, what they do to us, is eventually gonna’ happen to them. And that’s the same reason they’re not gonna’ get into any kind of ethnic war with us either—cause at the end of the day, they know they’ll be too many casualties on their side. Furthermore, they know we’d be fighting with a ferocity we got from their years of abuses towards us. They also know, if we employ our “spiritual” sciences to that battle—it’ll be a wrap. Don’t believe me? Then read up on the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) sometimes. That revolt was preceded by a Voodoo/Vudun ceremony officiated by a Voodoo “priest” named “Dutty Boukman” (look up “Boukman’s Prayer” sometimes). The Black people of Haiti were out-manned and outgunned by Napoleon’s mightiest army—and Haitians still won. And quiet as it’s kept, the same thing happened with Black people here in the states– just look up the “Gullah Wars” (1739-1858) when you get a chance. 

But getting back to the “water crisis”, they now understand that whatever happens to Black people behind employing any kind of white fascist initiative, will find it’s way to them. And coincidentally, a similar “water emergency” happened in my town, but after several days, the emergency was called off—and I suspect it was for much the same reason.

And that’s why whitey’s fervor to mainstream homosexuality to Black men, is having the exact opposite effect it was intended for—meaning, as more and more white men practice homosexuality, less and less white children are being born. So essentially, whitey’s shooting themselves in the foot by promoting the gay lifestyle and “transgenderism”. Thus, Don Trump is shutting down almost every abortion clinic in america, and he’s nearly banned birth control pills.

Reason#2: whitey’s overdosing on drugs and committing suicide in droves.

The suicide rate in america has risen to a “30 year high”, according to america’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also says that middle-age whites are the ones most affected by this epidemic. Conversely, research done by a “New York Times” journalist in an article titled: “u.s. Suicide rate surges to a 30-year high”, says suicide rates only declined for one ethnic demographic: Black men.*smiles* 

And when it comes to drug use, in 2015 alone, white americans accounted for 90% of this country’s heroin and opioid overdoses. And that says what? It says that Black americans are seeing the people with the most to live for (supposedly), dying by their own hand.

And why’s this happening?

Well, to be honest, whites always consumed (and sold) 90% of illegal drugs in america. But because of their hubris, avarice, and rapacious greed, white-run pharmecutical companies were hell-bent on creating drugs that were just as addictive (if not more so) than “street drugs”. And they succeeded. Thus, we see more and more of the “superior race” imbibing and indulging in these lethal concoctions, which are killing them off.

And in more layman’s terms, it’s karma people—pure and simple.
Reason#1: “free energy” 

And the number one reason white fascists will fail, especially regarding them and their Black freemasonic brethren—is free energy. Now, what exactly do I mean by that? I mean this: irregardless of how many traitorous negro leaders white fascists put into our communities, and how fake their messages are, the Black Nationalist energies most of them are forced to emit are very real. 

Meaning, if Umar and/or Tariq were to hold some kind of lecture in my town tomorrow, I’d definitely go—knowing they’re frauds. Now, you might say, bruh—that don’t make sense—why would you waste good time and money seeing these freemasonic fakes? 

Here’s why… 

Like I said in a previous post, the great thing about energy is, it’s neither good or bad, it just is. Thus, what I’d be doing is harnessing the Black Nationalist energies these two give out. Then, I’d take that energy, and do something positive for the Black Diaspora with it. Such as curating a video, a piece of graphic art, donating some time or money to a Black Nationalist homeschooling collective, or, I’d write a Blog post—like I’m doing now. 

So, I’ve said all that to say this: nothing will stop the ascension of indigenous Black people, and the precipitous fall of whites.

NOTHING.

When we see whitey not only tanning excessively, but injecting silicon in their lips and butts to look like us, and/or doing everything they can to dress, dance, talk and sing like we do. And when we see every national chain store (i.e. Wallmart, Target, Old Navy, etc.) using Hip-Hop vernacular to sell their wares—and we see white folks actively cannibalizing their communities, we know they’re “goners”.

Now, like I’ve said previously, whitey’s not gonna’ go quietly–but it’s when we see them fighting hardest (like they are now) that we know they’re in their death throes. And like I’ve also said so many times in the past: the devil’s time is up!

And it’s about time.

Later…

Article written by MontUHURU Mimia

Cryptocurrency: Good investment or One World currency(Part 2 of 2)

 

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Bitcoin, which is the de-facto digital currency is being talked about as being a one world currency. Talks of Illuminati have been brought up ever since people think that a group of people all over the world want to create a one world currency. Well the good part is, Bitcoin isn’t going to be the only cryptocurrency so Bitcoin can’t be the only one. Bitcoin is actually better off as a store of value. A one world currency is good but can also have its disadvantages. Here are our reasons why Bitcoin will not be the one world currency everyone is scared of.

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  1. No Regulations: Bitcoins do not have any backing authority for its operation nor is it backed by any country. It does not have any regulations. People already don’t trust it by nature but no country would be for a currency that can’t be backed by anything. They also won’t allow a currency without a central bank.
  2. Illegal Purchase: Lots of illegal purchases can be possible with Bitcoin transaction. Drugs, chemical, radioactive materials cannot be easy to purchase in normal transaction methods. Many illegal purchases are done with cash but it’s easier to transfer $50 million to someone through Bitcoin than it is with cash.
  3. Not the Only Currency Crypto: Bitcoin isn’t the only digital currency being used as a currency. With over 1200 altcoins, many of them have different use-cases like privacy coins, supply chain operations, enterprise solutions and more. Litecoin and Vertcoin will join Bitcoin as an everyday currency.
  4. No Trust: Since it doesn’t have headquarters, it doesn’t have any customer care. It is difficult for a normal person to grasp the idea of Bitcoins. Because of this problem, people won’t trust to join Bitcoin. The fact that you can’t touch it, smell it or hold it also makes people not trust it.
  5. Lack of Awareness: Awareness about Bitcoin is much lower than most people think. Less than 1 in 10,000 people own cryptocurrencies. This also aids the trust issue.
  6. High Fluctuations: Day by day, the value of Bitcoin is increasing. As good as this sounds, there are many more days when the price of Bitcoin drops and this creates a volatile market. This is one of the reasons that big corporations like Amazon and Uber are not adopting Bitcoin as a form of currency to accept.Bit5...A new Department of Justice (DOJ) directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes it more important than ever to own cryptocurrency and to do so outside of digital exchanges which function like traditional banks; translation, they will rush to obey law enforcement agencies. The new directive expands the power of civil asset forfeiture for federal agents, allowing them to sidestep laws in the 20 states that currently restrict the practice.Civil asset forfeiture allows federal or local law enforcement to confiscate property and wealth from anyone suspected of committing a crime or of being connected to one. The targeted person doesn’t need to be charged or arrested. No crime needs to be proven.Even in the presence of a crime, the person’s property may have been used without their knowledge. For example, Russ Caswell fought for years to retain ownership of his motel in Massachusetts which was worth $2 million. Federal and local law enforcement claimed the motel was theirs because drug deals had happened without Caswell’s knowledge. He ultimately prevailed but it required backing from the powerful Institute for Justice and an intense media campaign. Success in contesting the seizures is rare.Because the process is a civil and not a criminal one, there are no due process protections and law enforcement has a free hand. The evidentiary standard reduces to a police officer’s alleged suspicions; for example, cash is always suspected drug money.

    Conclusion: Own Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin

    Sessions’ letter rings the dinner bell for federal, state and local thieves. You are the dinner.

    Civil asset forfeiture is here to stay. As economic times get tougher, the practice will only accelerate. It is the main method by which law enforcement self-financewithout needing the approval of taxpayers or officials on budgets. Many police departments could not sustain themselves without the thievery of civil asset forfeiture.

    As a huge fan of cash, I advise you not to carry much more than you immediately need. The only portable wealth you can depend upon keeping is cryptocurrency maintained in a private wallet under a key you control. Avoid “policing for profit,” avoid “theft by cop.” It is about to become much more common.

Racial Wealth Gap by Antonio Moore

I like this video by film producer Antonio Moore.  He gives an excellent breakdown of the wealth gap between black people and white people.  The video is short and straight to the point.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Interview with author Onitaset Kumat

This is a great view with author and fellow blogger Onitaset Kumat.  The interview is with the Bitter Medicine Podcast.  The interview is about his new book.

“The Pro-Black Compendium” is a resource guide written by a longtime Organizer for the purpose of its reader gaining clarity and insights into how to Seek and Develop African Consciousness for themselves and their Brothers and Sisters.  The book elaborates on numerous activities, ancestors, books and films for African Development and includes several hundred curated proverbs and quotations that have been used with great success by the author and our ancestors.

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The also book discusses Warriors, Warrior Queen-Mothers, Wars and Civilizations, with immense instruction.  I.e. what can we learn from Hannibal?  What can we learn from Dahia Al-Kahina?  What can we learn from the Second Intermediate Period? What can we learn from the Maa Federation?  These questions and more are answered succinctly yet astutely to provide those Africans willing to make a change to know what is and what needs to be changed.

About Onitaset Kumat:
Founder of the African Blood Siblings: a Pan-African Nationalist Organization organizing Food, Clothing, Shelter and Consciousness for African people all over the world.
Onitaset Kumat can be reached at AfricanBloodSibs@aim.com. You can his books at:

Pro-Black Compendium: https://www.createspace.com/7513235
For Black people who are for Black people.  This book answers what can I do, what should I know, what don’t I know, and why we are at War.  It’s a book for those who want to be active but intelligently active.

Who killed Martin Luther King?

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Every January, we start hearing Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr’s infamous, “I Have A Dream” speech, but if you research this still very classified and mysterious murder—and even deeper, the dayz that led up to his assassination—you’ll find this dream is in fact (and continues to be) a nightmare!

This night terror became even more deceitful when white media labeled James Earl Ray the lone assassin. While most accepted, there are those that knew there was another side of the story that was being purposely suppressed.

After witnessing Master Historian, Steve Cokely’s research, we at DGT believe he was able to prove this collusion involved more than Ray. In fact, Cokely points to Jesse Jackson as a pawn used to both murder and replace MLK!

In this conspiratorial gumbo stew, we also find along with the U.S. Government, ‘Gay’ Edgar Hoover, the CIA and COINTELPRO, and countless so-called “Jewish” agents, the Boule’ (aka Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc) also had a hand in it! In particular, we find Boule’ member Jesse having something to do with the changing of King’s room (to #306) as well as putting King’s blood on his shirt once he was dead only to show up later claiming he was the anointed one to lead announcing himself as the heir apparent.

The question that’s been asked but from the wrong context is “why was King assassinated?” See, the MLK whitefolk want people to know about is that he was nonviolent and simply died at the handz of some redneck peckerwood whiteman. What they don’t want you to know is that Martin was changing.

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Having traveled the non-violent route, he realized whitefolk would still continue to be violent. And after Malcolm X was killed, I find King realized the inevitability of his fate; the mortality of his life, yet also understood the important of his last transitioning message; the immortality of self-reliance. This “new” mindset accelerated his death.

In Dr. Kings’ 1967 book, ‘Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community,’ he wrote:

“Black Power, in its broad and positive meaning, is a call to Black people to amass the political and economic strength to achieve their legitimate goals. No one can deny that the Negro is in dire need of this kind of legitimate power.”

King also went on to write:

“Black Power is also a call for the pooling of Black financial resources to achieve economic security. Through the pooling of such resources and the development of habits of thrift and techniques of wise investments, the Negro will be doing his share to grapple with his problem of economic deprivation. If Black Power means the development of this kind of strength within the Negro community, then it is a quest for basic, necessary, legitimate power.”

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The ideas King had on Black politics and economics were the same as Malcolm X. This only heightened the FBIs desire to eliminate King if he were to use Black Nationalist tactics that would be enforced by their Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), a program designed to neutralize, disrupt and dismantle Black organizationz.

March 4, 1968, the FBI released a classified document that included the need to:

“Prevent the RISE OF A ‘MESSIAH’ who could unify, and electrify, the militant Black Nationalist movement. Malcolm X might have been such a ‘messiah;’ he is the martyr of the movement today. Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, and [Nation of Islam leader] Elijah Muhammad all aspire to this position. Elijah Muhammad is less of a threat because of his age. King could be a real contender for this position should he abandon his supposed ‘obedience’ to ‘white, liberal doctrines’ (nonviolence) and embrace Black Nationalism.”

April 3, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech that is now known as “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top.” In his speech he stated:

“And our agenda calls for withdrawing economic support from [big corporations]. And so, as a result of this, we are asking you tonight to go out and tell your neighbors not to buy Coca-Cola in Memphis. Go by and tell them not to buy Sealtest milk. Tell them not to buy, what is the other bread? Wonder Bread. And what is the other bread company, Jesse? Tell them not to buy Hart’s bread. As Jesse Jackson has said, up to now, only the garbage men have been feeling pain; now we must kind of redistribute the pain. We are choosing these companies because they haven’t been fair in their hiring policies; and we are choosing them because they can begin the process of saying they are going to support the needs and the rights of these men who are on strike. And then they can move on downtown and tell Mayor Loeb to do what is right. But not only that, we’ve got to strengthen Black institutions.”

Of the blatant pro-Afrikan jeweled instruction/solutionz he courageously mentioned, these were tangible thingz that could be done non-violently. Such as:

“I call upon you to take your money out of the banks downtown and deposit your money in Tri-State Bank. We want a ‘bank-in’ movement in Memphis. So go by the savings and loan association. I’m not asking you something we don’t do ourselves at SCLC. Judge Hooks and others will tell you that we have an account here in the savings and loan association from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. We’re just telling you to follow what we’re doing. Put your money there. You have six or seven Black insurance companies in Memphis. Take out your insurance there. We want to have an ‘insurance-in.’ Now  these are some practical things we can do. We begin the process of building a greater economic base. And at the same time, we are putting pressure where it really hurts. I ask you to follow through here.”

This speech would become King’s last public wordz. April 4, 1968, precisely one month to the day after the COINTELPRO memo was released, Dr. King became a victim of American terrorizm.

But as stated, this was orchestrated by more than just James Earl Ray, and even COINTELPRO. See, we don’t look at the direction the next so-called “leader” took.

Historian, Anthony Browder had this to say in his book, From the Browder Files:

“…[T]he memory of King’s life and struggle is slowly being diminished.

Several years ago, on Dr. King’s birthday, I was invited to discuss his life on a radio program. I arrived early and sat in the waiting room and listen as the host played a recording of Dr. King’s “I See The Promise Land” speech. This was King’s last public speech and it was recorded the evening before his assassination.

I had brought a book of King’s speeches for the interview and read along with the recording. I was shocked to discover that the most significant portion of King’s speech (over one page of text) was edited out of the recording. I noted that this speech was recorded on Motown records, with liner notes written by Mrs. King. The text omitted from the recording was of a different image of the King that we now know. This King discussed the power of the black dollar and urged the citizens of Memphis to take their money out of the white owned banks and insurance companies and put it in black owned institutions. This King called for an immediate boycott of Coca Cola, Sealtest Milk and Wonder Bread. This King never got an opportunity to implement his new strategies because he was killed the following day.

Recently I’ve learned that King and Malcolm had talked of developing joint strategies for combating racism in the north and south. But Malcolm was assassinated before they had formulated a plan of action. King later became a marked man when he spoke out against the Viet Nam war in 1967, and advanced the call for human rights just as Malcolm had done.

Since Dr. Kings assassination and the establishment of his holiday, his legacy been reduced to one speech and four simple words…”I have a dream.” Now Malcolm’s image is being watered down so that it is more palatable to America’s tastes.

If we want to know the real Malcolm or Martin, or any other African or African American hero or shero, we must be willing to dig deep into their past. We must read their writings, listen to their speeches, and not be mislead by Hollywood productions and made for TV movies of their lives. We must study the treasured lives of those near and dear to us and we should not expect their stories to be handed to us on a silver platter.”

[Excerpt from ‘Fakin’ Jack(son)‘:

August 19, 2003, The Final Call printed a piece entitled, “SCLC Returns to Memphis”. Many are not aware there are those who believe Jesse was involved in Martin Luther King’s death and that there was an investigation—even the late Corretta Scott King (later retracted by the Final Call the following week. Why really? Don’t know)!

Remember back in 1998, right before the alleged assassin, James Earl Ray, met with the King family? Many don’t know that the following year there was a conspiracy trial (King vs. Lloyd Jowers and other unknown conspiratorz) for King’s death in 1999, where a jury consisting of six Afrikanz and six whites concluded King’s death was in fact, a result of a multi-tiered government conspiracy.

At the end of the trial, good ol’ Jesse wrote an editorial that appeared in the Los Angeles Times, where he stated, “For those of us who were with Dr. King in Memphis, the ‘lone assassin’ theory always seemed suspect. James Earl Ray had neither the means nor the method nor the motive to stalk Dr. King, shoot him and arrange his own getaway. Despite these misgivings, the lone assassin theory became the near universal explanation. Deviation from it was too forbidding, for any conspiracy would point directly to government involvement, or at least acquiescence, in King’s murder.”

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A panel consisting of Cokely, Dick Gregory, Martin King III, Rev. Bernice King, attorneyz William Peper and Lewis Garrison and otherz—was put together by the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) entitled, “Fact or Fiction: The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.”, where they talked about the setup that had MLK on the second floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel (in Memphis, Tennessee) at 6pm as a sitting duck for a bullet.

It is alleged 15 minutes before King was shot, Jesse removed a community group from the hotel that was there to protect King. Why? And why hasn’t anyone questioned him about this? In addition, the evening before that fateful day (April 3rd), the night he performed his last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”, it’s believed a ‘practice run’ was conducted where King, Jesse and party was pictured outside the motel on the second floor at 6pm on their way to dinner.

It is also believed by some that MLKs room was mysteriously changed from the ground floor to second floor that same evening. 6:01pm the following day, a .30-06 caliber rifle bullet rang out entering King’s right jaw, traveling through his neck, severing his spinal cord, stopped in his shoulder blade, and shortly thereafter, ended his life.

If you look at the pictures from the day King was killed, none have surfaced (to my knowledge) that show Jesse on the balcony with King’s right-hand man, Ralph Abernathy and Boule’ member, Andrew Young. But somehow, the picture from the day before became the ‘official’ candid moments before King died. As well, amongst the chaos, Jesse’s career just so happened to take off…

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After the ambulance took away his body, all that was left was a massive amount of King’s blood. Abernathy, in a state of shock grabbed a jar and started scraping up the blood, crying how it was King’s blood and precious, “This blood was shed for us,” he allegedly stated.

Nearly a whole half-hour after King was shot, Jesse comes on the scene, makin’ his way to the balcony—many thought he was hiding down by the pool. Young rememberz seeing Jackson dip his handz in the huge pool of blood and after raising them to the sky, wiped the blood on his shirt. Young stated, “people freaked out and did strange things… it was… it was… I mean, what do you do in a moment like that?” If you’re Jesse, you take advantage!

The majority of hedz from the SCLC quickly followed King to the hospital leaving Jesse Jackson behind. This is where Jesse seized the opportunity! He told otherz not to say anything to the Media. Once the Media arrived at the hotel, they quickly focused on Jesse, now with King’s blood all over his shirt. With the rest of the SCLC at the hospitial, Jesse pretty much anointed himself—with the sacrificial blood of King—as the media spokesman stating to the press, “The black people’s leader, our Moses, the once in a 400 or 500-year leader has been taken from us by hatred and bitterness. Even as I stand at this hour, I cannot even allow hate to enter my heart at this time, for it was sickness, not meanness, that killed him. People were, some were in pandemonium, some were in shock, some were crying, hollering, “Oh, God!” And I immediately started running upstairs to where he was and I caught his head and I tried to feel his head and I asked him, I said, “Dr. King, do you hear me? Dr. King, do you hear me?” And he didn’t say anything and I tried to hold his head.” So noble of him to come on the scene after everything went down!

(Exceprt from, ‘And the Walls Came Tumbling Down‘ by Ralph David Abernathy, “It seems that shortly after the ambulance had left, the press had converged on the place, camera crews and reporters, local staff and network, all eager to put someone on camera to tell the story. Jesse and Hosea had both agreed that until they knew what had happened, they would avoid the press and stay out of sight. At least that’s what Hosea had thought was the understanding.

So he was more than a little surprised to look out the window and see Jesse, standing in front of several cameras, speaking into a microphone that a reporter was holding in his face. Curious, Hosea slipped outside and eased up behind Jesse, though on the other side of a chain-link fence.

“Yes,” Jesse was saying, “I was the last person he spoke to as I was cradling him in my arms.”same story, or very nearly the same, that morning on The Today Show.” (end Excerpt)

While the rest of SCLC was back at the motel trying to figure out their next steps, like Bobby Brown leavin’ New Edition, after meeting with reporterz outside the motel, Jesse quickly left Memphis, makin’ his way back to Chicago where in 14, I repeat, just 14 hourz after King’s death, he appeared on the Today show with his bloody shirt while a newly hired booking agent got him spots on other TV showz. You mean to tell me in the midst of all this chaos, this cat found the time to hire a bookin’ agent?! King just died, yo!!

And the show didn’t stop there! Later that afternoon Jesse appeared before the Chicago City Council wearing a blood-stained shirt and saying that it was the same shirt he had been wearing the previous evening when he had held Martin.

Now ask yourselves, why else would he wear a shirt with blood on it from the previous day? He surely didn’t wear this shirt as he travelled back to Chicago from Tennessee! In addition, why would he tell bold-faced lies of him bein’ the last person he spoke to when he showed up 30 minutes after he was shot? As many believe (and some can prove), this wasn’t Jesse seizin’ an opportunity that just so happen to fall in his lap, this was planned! Overnight Jesse Jackson became a nationally known figure, self-appointing him as the next leader of the Civil Rights Movement!

Oh, Jesse wasn’t alone! Many hedz know he was a gangster (had affiliation, along with half-brother, Noah Robinson, with the notorious street gang the Blackstone Rangers and leader, Jeff Fort, who was later convicted of killin’ more than 200 people). So we can assume Abernathy, Young and company feared Jesse’s constituents with some not make waves; to go along to get along.

Several hedz, along with Young created the historical photo-still that fooled the whole world, they pointed in what’s believed by several hedz, in the wrong direction of where the shot came from. One other jewel is the allegationz of King tellin’ his close friend, Ralph Abernathy, not to trust Jesse, suspecting him to be an agent.

What fellow Boule’ member Andrew Young said and what we know of Jackson’s steps hourz after King was dead, it’s quite obvious a blind-eye was turned enabling the collaboratorz and possible true gunmen were able to get away. The following actionz of Jackson are what standz as a reason questionz remain:

  • Jesse had MLKs room changed from the first level to the second level floor at the Lorraine hotel, room 306.
  • Orchestrated or partook in pointing in the wrong direction the alleged shots came from.
  • Didn’t wear a tie coding him as a “friendly” as assassinatorz were told not to wear a tie (see in Cokely’s video, pt.2)
  • Rubbed his handz on King’s bloodied chest, saturates them then rubz his handz on his shirt later to show up alleging him the next anointed one.

From what we know tracking Jackson I pose this question: why didn’t this self-anointed protege of MLK carry on the new agenda King spoke of in his last dayz? We know both were in Boule’, but with MLKs certain transformation and knowing what we know of the Boule’ and how their known and written allegiance to GWS (Global White Supremacy), it’s easy to suspect why Jesse did what he did pre- (spying, not having MLKs trust), during- (pointing in wrong direction of shooter), and post- MLKs death. I can only imaging had he lived at least one more year what we would’ve learned about the U.S. government, Jesse, and the Boule’.

Despite his rep of short-lived boycotts; despite being part of the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott, he has yet to implement any of the clear win strategies MLK laid out in his last speech and book.

With the official record files on King and his case to be “fully” released to the public around the year 2028, I ask this last question, what kind of justice system waits 60 yearz to release publicly when at this point, the culprits and co-conspiratorz will long gone?!

As you enjoy this King Holiday, take a few moments to reflect and educate yourself on the story they don’t want you to know by watching Cokely’s lecture and learn just who actually killed MLK, or at least has blood on their shirt—I mean handz!

Know that what they want you to know is not what you should know.

Dua, MLK for your courage to accept your change and be vocal about it and Bro. Cokely for your research and courage to share!

Bless…

Article written by M’Bwebe Aja Ishangi

Was Fidel Castro a friend to Africans?

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The Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro passed away on Friday 25th November. I am not going to provide an account of the Cuban Revolution, rather I just wanted to pay a brief, but heartfelt tribute to Castro, without deifying him or pretending that he was perfect, which is a common tendency when people write about people they admire. Why do I admire Castro? Is it because I am a Communist or Marxist revolutionary? No, certainly not. I admire him because he was one of the few true friends, in terms of significant political leaders, that Afrika has had during the 20th century. Whilst some of the Afrikan leaders of the ‘frontline states’, during the apartheid era in South Africa,  either sat passively by or in some cases, actively co-operated with the apartheid regime, such as the arrogant neo-colonial lackey Dr Hastings Banda who “… was careful never to appear radical in front of the former colonial masters and pleased the British government by maintaining trade and contact with South Africa, condemning his fellow African leaders more than he did apartheid.”  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/obituary-dr-hastings-banda-1296534.html  Fidel Castro put Cuban forces into battle against colonial regimes in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Angola. Much Cuban blood was shed on the battlefields of Southern Africa in aid of Afrikan liberation.
A great example is the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. “The battle of Cuito Cuanavale and the Cuban intervention in Angola is one of the turning points in Southern African History. It led to the movement of powerful Cuban armed force, into the west, towards the Namibian border. The fighting in the south western part of Angola led to the withdrawal of the South African, ANC and Cuban presence in Angola, and to the Independence of Namibia.”  http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/battle-cuito-cuanavale-1988 This battle was hugely significant in that it not only led to the withdrawal of South African troops from Angola and independence of Namibia, but it also destoyed the aura of invincibility surrounding the South African Defence Force (SADF), and was a  significant contributory factor in the release of Nelson Mandela and end of apartheid in South Africa.

You have to put this all into context by remembering that the white world vacillated between overt and covert support for the apartheid regime, as perhaps best exemplified by UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher referring to the Afrikaners as “our kith and kin” during a state visit to the UK by the then South African leader, the despicable war criminal, PW Botha. In global terms Cuba is a small island nation with a small population and which has been under economic and political attack by the United State ever since the revolution in 1959. Over the years there were more than a dozen documented assassination attempts against Castro by various US governments and yet despite living in the shadow of a hugely powerful; hostile neighbour, Castro had the vision and commitment to reach out to African people in Afrika, the Caribbean and other parts of the world and lend direct practical military, economic and medical aid. Just take the example of the massive earthquakes in Haiti where Cuba sent teams of doctors and the US sent in hordes of soldiers. That is a direct legacy of Fidel Castro and also illuminates the Euro-American mindset of always coming to conquer. Cuba even offered to send in medical teams in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina whilst the US government once again sent in teams of soldiers to face down a non-existent threat from the stranded, mostly Afrikan residents of New Orleans. Over the years Cuba has run a program giving free medical training to African-Americans.

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Castro should also be remembered for his strenuous attempts to wipe out racism in Cuba. I should be clear that he did not succeed in this, but it was not for the want of trying. Racism is still alive and kicking in Cuba as you can see by the behavior and attitudes of many of the European Cubans who migrate to the US from the island. Since, as I have mentioned many times before, racism is a normative part of European culture, all Castro could do was to suppress overt manifestations of racism in Cuba, but he could never kill its cultural root. I recall an Afrikan woman telling me of her holiday to Cuba, which took place in the last 10 years, and how she was constantly asked for her ID on the private beach associated with the hotel she was staying in and how it was regularly insinuated that she was a prostitute. You also have all of the skin color and shade issues in Cuba as is found in places such as Jamaica, UK, US etc. as well as the same European beauty ideal.

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Human Rights – We have to speak about human rights because this will be the biggest criticism made of Castro.  Did the Castro government suppress people’s human rights? To my mind the answer is obviously yes, however I think again we have to look at this in context. What do you think is going to happen when you lead a  tiny nation with the most powerful nation on Earth as a very hostile near neighbor which is  making every attempt to not only overthrow your government but also to directly kill you? It would be naive to think that you can have an open society under such abnormal conditions. Just take the failed ‘Bay of Pigs’ invasion in 1961 as an example of US hostility  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13066561  No one knows for sure how Cuba would have developed if it was not faced with the ongoing US economic embargo designed to impoverish the Cuban people and destabilise the Cuban government.

The Future – With the transition of leadership to Fidel Castro’s brother Raul in 2008, the lifting of the US economic embargo and the flow of US money into Cuba which will become a tidal wave, the future for Cuba is likely to be Back to the Future. Prior to the revolution Cuba was a playground for the rich and famous from the US, a place where the Mafia could launder money and  centre for gambling, drugs and prostitution. I predict that in 5-10 years Cuba will be transformed. There will be huge infrastructure investment in the key tourist areas with hotels, casinos, theme parks etc popping up and a massive spike in property prices in these areas. Cuba will become one of the top holiday destinations for US citizens and will become a hotspot for sex tourism. Some Cubans are going to make  significant amounts of money, whilst the US transnational corporations are going to make a killing. Cuba will become yet another neo-colonial island in the sun.

Article written by Ifayomi Grant