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The Black Letter

To demonstrate the contrast between what life presently is and what it could be.
Feb 27 '13

Untold: Black History

Black History month has never taught a single person any true black history.

Black history month is taught by people who do not care to teach, what has been told by them from people who never cared to learn

You’ll never hear of Nat Turner, Musa Mansa I, or about the University of Timbuktu (World’s first University or its contributions).

You’ll never hear of:

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Nat Turner,  (born October 2, 1800, Southampton county, Virginia, U.S.—died November 11, 1831, Jerusalem, Virginia), black American slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion (August 1831) in U.S. history. Spreading terror throughout the white South, his action set off a new wave of oppressive legislation prohibiting the education, movement, and assembly of slaves and stiffened proslavery, antiabolitionist convictions that persisted in that region until the American Civil War (1861–65).

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Mansa Musa I was the ruler of the Mali Empire, which included Timbuktu, Ghana and Mali. In today’s currency, the Emperor would have been worth $400 billion dollars. He was the 10th Mansa, or Ruler, of the Malian empire.

Mansa Musa I gained his wealth through Mali’s supply of salt and gold, which was the main source for most of the world during that time. He educated his countries during his rule, which helped them to maintain sufficiency beyond his years. Scholars were attracted to Mali, which was established as a global symbol of power and the birthplace of Sudano-Sahelian architecture.

 

Fred Hampton T-shirt

Fred Hampton was a 21-year old African-American activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. In a short time he managed to broker a truce between Chicago’s most powerful street gangs. He worked closely with the BPP’s local People’s Clinic, taught political education classes every morning at 6am, and launched a project for community supervision of the police. Hampton was also instrumental in the BPP’s Free Breakfast Program.

On Dec. 4, 1969, at 4:45am a heavily armed police team stormed Fred Hampton’s apartment. All but one of the 99 shots that followed were fired by the police. 

 

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Angela Davis was born on January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama. Her both parents were college graduates and worked as school teachers. Her brother, named Ben Davis, played for the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions in the 60s and 70s. Young Angela chose to attend a small private school known as the ‘Little Red School House’ in Greenwich Village in New York City. There she got involved in studies of socialism and communism and befriended the children of the leaders of the Communist Party, including her lifelong friend, Bettina Aptheker.

Back in California she worked as a lecturer at UCLA during the 60s. At that time Davis was a radical feminist and a member of the Communist Party USA and was also associated with the Black Panther Party. She was fired from University of California in 1969, in a controversial decision by the Board, pushed by then Governor Ronald Reagan. She was later rehired to her job.

In 1970, Angela Davis appeared on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. She was able to evade the police for 2 months before being arrested. She spent 18 months in the Women’s Detention Center in New York awaiting the trial. In 1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono supported her with their song “Angela” and Rolling Stones recorded their song “Sweet Black Angel” advocating her release. She was tried and acquitted of all charges.

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Kwame Nkrumah,  (born Sept. 1909, Nkroful, Gold Coast [now Ghana]—died April 27, 1972, Bucharest, Rom.), Ghanaian nationalist leader who led the Gold Coast’s drive for independence from Britain and presided over its emergence as the new nation of Ghana. He headed the country from independence in 1957 until he was overthrown by a coup in 1966.

Nkrumah was overthrown on February 24th, 1966. He was the first President of Ghana, but the whole story of his overthrow lies in the secret files of shadowy Intelligence outfits of foreign Governments, which desire to develop and keep their interests and fiefdoms in Africa.

 
As time has gone on, trickles of information reveal cloak and dagger schemes by the CIA, France and Britain to effect his overthrow. John Stockwell, a CIA renegade, in 1978, revealed how agents within the Ghana military and Police were bribed to effect the coup which overthrew Nkrumah.
Before the coup, assassination attempts on Nkrumah’s life increased. Aid and financial credit to Ghana were withheld. The price of cocoa, a powerful foreign exchange earner for Ghana, fell. It is said that by 1965, Ghana was producing twice the volume of cocoa she produced in 1958, and earning less money for that effort.

 

 

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Queen Mother Nanny, the great 18th century leader of the Windward or Eastern Jamaican Maroons. She is famous for her heroic struggle against the British colonial empire and its institution of slavery in Jamaica. There are numerous legends and superstitions attributed to this great rebel leader.

Queen Nanny, born in Ghana in western Africa, to the Ashanti tribe, was brought to Jamaica as a slave, ( there are references to her coming as a free African dignitary). There were already slave rebellions taking place in Jamaica, rebellion and Maroon villages were growing. Soon after arriving in Jamaica, Nanny and her five brothers escaped from slavery. Her brothers Cudjoe, (also a famous Maroon leader) Accompong, Johnny, Cuffy and Quao, became leaders of the Maroons, which included free Africans, escaped slaves.

The slave rebellions that followed were inspired by Nanny and other freedom fighters. These rebellions made the British Government abolish slavery. Queen Nanny is known to the Maroons of today as “Granny Nanny”. Today the Maroons of Moore Town have kept their history through songs and word of mouth. Nanny is regarded as a Priestess and Queen Mother by the Maroons.

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They will not tell us that we have always resisted, that it is our nature. They fear that if we know who we are we won’t accept what we’re give.

REBELLION IS IN OUR BLOOD AND SKIN!

Rather the negligence reinforces the idea that blacks always have and always be Niggas.

Dec 27 '12
Punk Rock on Anarchism and Revolution.

"This is the nature of man’s state, not man’s state of nature."
- Dystopia
"Authority never worked, except for the rich."
- Black Kronstadt
"When you jump ship, you can either swim for shore or drown. DON’T LET THE FUCKERS DRAG YOU DOWN."
- Propagandhi
"If you care to take a closer look at the way things really stand,You’d see we’re all just niggers to the rulers of this land.”
- Crass
"Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you ALIVE.”
- Sid Vicious
"I hate this society it made me learn, how to hate so much, now it’s hard to turn."
-Citizen Fish
"Fight War, Not Wars. Kill the power not the people "
- Crass
"The turning point will come, the oppression will be undone."
- Black Kronstadt
"There’s no power without control."
- Conflict
"New science, The students of Chaos Theory maintain that nothing in the universe is predictable beyond a certain point, that there are no absolutes, no laws governing non-linear equations. This theory applies to social science as well as human society is a far from equilibrium system. Arguably our future is non-deterministic but certainly not uncontrollable."
- Axiom

- H.
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Punk Rock on Anarchism and Revolution.

"This is the nature of man’s state, not man’s state of nature."

- Dystopia

"Authority never worked, except for the rich."

- Black Kronstadt

"When you jump ship, you can either swim for shore or drown. DON’T LET THE FUCKERS DRAG YOU DOWN."

- Propagandhi

"If you care to take a closer look at the way things really stand,
You’d see we’re all just niggers to the rulers of this land.”

- Crass

"Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you ALIVE.”

- Sid Vicious

"I hate this society it made me learn, how to hate so much, now it’s hard to turn."

-Citizen Fish

"Fight War, Not Wars. Kill the power not the people "

- Crass

"The turning point will come, the oppression will be undone."

- Black Kronstadt

"There’s no power without control."

- Conflict

"New science, The students of Chaos Theory maintain that nothing in the universe is predictable beyond a certain point, that there are no absolutes, no laws governing non-linear equations. This theory applies to social science as well as human society is a far from equilibrium system. Arguably our future is non-deterministic but certainly not uncontrollable."

- Axiom

- H.

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Nov 27 '12

Don’t you realize what’s going on???

Student loan, mortgages, Auto Loans, Credit Cards?

First the basics, the Dakota have lived in Minnesota at least 1,000 years and maybe a lot longer. They vastly outnumbered any Europeans who showed up, until the mid 1800s, when white people started flooding in. And you can probably guess what happened next, because it happened all across the country.

The country’s leaders, going back to the founders, talked bluntly about prying land out of Indian hands. I had never realized just how bluntly until talking to Ben. On the wall of the museum is a blown-up text from a letter I’d never seen. Thomas Jefferson wrote it in 1803.

Ben Leonard

Jefferson basically says, look, we want Indian land. But they’re not just going to give it to us. So we have to motivate them to sign treaties. And the way that we do that is going to be to get them into debt.

John Biewen

All right. How did Jefferson really say that?

Ben Leonard

He said right here, the quote is here, “To promote the disposition to exchange lands, we shall push our trading houses and be glad to see the good and influential individuals among them run in debt. Because we observe that when these debts get beyond what individuals can pay, they’re willing to lop them off by the cession of lands.” So that’s fairly matter of fact.

John Biewen

Yeah. That’s pretty straightforward. That’s what he said. Wow.

You’re next fool!

Nov 21 '12
Nov 20 '12

Let’s get free.

Nov 9 '12

The idea that minorities (including women) have it easier to get into schools, or Asians have it harder is a pervasive myth. The state of California twice has made preferential admissions into Universities of minorities illegal. University of California vs. Bakke in 1978 ruled that a separate admissions process cannot be made separate for minorities nor can specific slots be set aside. Proposition 209 in California in 1996 amended the state constitution to prohibit state government institutions from considering race, sex, or ethnicity, specifically in the areas of public employment, public contracting or public education.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposition_209

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regents_of_the_University_of_California_v._Bakke

Being low-income though does help in terms of financial aid, and those in the middle class do end up with certain pressure; but this only is an attempt to balance things out not to give low-income people an advantage. It doesn’t boost your GPA. Women make up the highest population of most universities and are considered to be an “undeserved” minority. This leads me to believe that at least in California, whether or not you get into a school is based off the content of your character and not the color of your skin or gender. 

This most recent generation in America has been a generation of self-diagnosed victims. We would do better to recognize other people’s accomplishments rather than attributing it to some discriminatory advantage.  This is ironically the trait that the media portrays of blacks, women, and Hispanics  but instead I see everyone else doing it. These myths are so prevalent because premises based off the idea that said “minorities” are inferior and could not become part of the same intellectual class as a white, male, or Asian unless they were given an academic boost.

- H.

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Nov 6 '12
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Nov 6 '12

Romney’s donors and members of a company that Romney started are counting his votes.

  • In all 234 counties of Texas, the entire states of Hawaii and Oklahoma, half of Washington and Colorado, and certain counties in swing state Ohio, votes will be cast on eSlate and ePollbook machines made by Hart Intercivic. Hart Intercivic machines have famously failed in Tarrant County (Ft. Worth), adding 10,000 non-existent votes. 
  • The majority of the directors of Hart come from the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital. H.I.G. has been heavily invested in Hart Intercivic since July 2011, just in time for the current presidential election cycle. But who is H.I.G Capital?
  • Out of 49 partners and directors, 48 are men, and 47 are white. Eleven of these men, including H.I.G. Founder Tony Tamer, were formerly employed at Bain and Company, and two of those men, John P. Bolduc and Douglas Berman are Romney bundlers along with former Bain and H.I.G. manager Brian Shortsleeve. 
  • H.I.G. Capital employees have given $338,000 to Mitt Romney’s campaign. That amounts to over $1500 per employee. Bain Capital, Mitt’s former company, by comparison, only gave him $268,000. H.I.G. is the 11th largest donor to the Romney Campaign.

- H.

(Source: freepress.org)

Nov 6 '12
You guys think you can vote their money away.
That you can vote the chains of slavery off.
You people are just adorable.
Vote OBEY, watch your sitcom, and enjoy another four years of broken political system.
- H. 
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You guys think you can vote their money away.

That you can vote the chains of slavery off.

You people are just adorable.

Vote OBEY, watch your sitcom, and enjoy another four years of broken political system.

- H. 

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Nov 6 '12
we-are-revolting:

readtheblackletter:

Excited for the 2012 Presidential Election?
Sorry to break it to you, but democracy alone isn’t protection against tyranny, and definitely not plutocracy. A democratic election never stopped Hitler, Putin, or George W. Bush. They all were elected legally and democratically. Two of them even lost the popular vote. But even though there is a measure and means to hear your voice, they need a way to twist it to their agenda.
If the people are smart enough to govern themselves and choose their own leader we don’t need a middle man, with its hands in both our pockets and the hands of corporations. 
Your vote is about as effective as crossing your fingers. 
Neither president will cut back on military actions, neither will reduce the prison population to only violent offenders, neither of them will fix our sinking education system. Neither of them will fix any of the real problems that are directly in their control.
If you’re gullible enough to think voting can bring peace, I know a Nigerian prince who will send you $150,000 if you can just send him $10,000 right now. 
Stop being a chump.
-H.

I’m sorry, did you just say that Putin was democratically elected?

Are you not voting? Congrats, you’ve just increased apathy. Definitely changing the world.

Yes Putin was elected.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russians-voting—and-watching/2012/03/04/gIQA3j6CqR_story.html
You can follow my blog to keep up with current events if you’d like.
You’ve been indoctrinated to believe that by voting you can actually change something. You don’t have enough money for your political opinions to count, I’m sorry that you’ve been mislead. Voting convinces people to let someone else fix their problems. I believe you can do more to change the world with a shovel than a ballet. Call me naive.
- H.

we-are-revolting:

readtheblackletter:

Excited for the 2012 Presidential Election?

Sorry to break it to you, but democracy alone isn’t protection against tyranny, and definitely not plutocracy. A democratic election never stopped Hitler, Putin, or George W. Bush. They all were elected legally and democratically. Two of them even lost the popular vote. But even though there is a measure and means to hear your voice, they need a way to twist it to their agenda.

If the people are smart enough to govern themselves and choose their own leader we don’t need a middle man, with its hands in both our pockets and the hands of corporations. 

Your vote is about as effective as crossing your fingers. 

Neither president will cut back on military actions, neither will reduce the prison population to only violent offenders, neither of them will fix our sinking education system. Neither of them will fix any of the real problems that are directly in their control.

If you’re gullible enough to think voting can bring peace, I know a Nigerian prince who will send you $150,000 if you can just send him $10,000 right now. 

Stop being a chump.

-H.

I’m sorry, did you just say that Putin was democratically elected?

Are you not voting? Congrats, you’ve just increased apathy. Definitely changing the world.

Yes Putin was elected.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russians-voting—and-watching/2012/03/04/gIQA3j6CqR_story.html

You can follow my blog to keep up with current events if you’d like.

You’ve been indoctrinated to believe that by voting you can actually change something. You don’t have enough money for your political opinions to count, I’m sorry that you’ve been mislead. Voting convinces people to let someone else fix their problems. I believe you can do more to change the world with a shovel than a ballet. Call me naive.

- H.