A unique educational exploration of the Black American experience
We designed this evolving link library to help people easily find and wander through historical and present information that is omitted from the history books and the present mainstream media. We don't believe we are presenting "Black history" here. We are presenting American and globalized history through the lens of a Black American perspective.
The title "The Claims of the Negro" is taken from the Frederick Douglass speech of the same name.
To see and read his original writing of Claims of the Negro click here
Malcolm X debates at Oxford Union
on the resolution: "Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
"The Ballot or The Bullet" was a speech by Malcolm X, focusing on his philosophy of Black nationalism as a self-help program to address the issues of Black Americans, delivered April 12, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan. We must say that we don't agree with any ethnic slurs used in the speech, of which there are three, but we completely agree with his view / critique of the Black American experience. It is painfully apparent by the happenings between then and now, over 43-years of "integration" and "civil rights legislation" alone hasn't brought "equality." We can no longer confuse integration with equality. It's wonderful that we no longer, on average, have visible barriers on where we can live or work. On the other hand, sadly we are far from a time when everyone is judged only by their skill set and character.
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Interesting places to learn and explore history [and the present] from the people who lived it.
A Panther in Africa - "A Panther in Africa," a new documentary having its national broadcast premiere on public television's P.O.V. series, is the story of Pete O'Neal, one of the last exiles from the time of Black Power, when young rebels advocated black pride, unity, community service and sometimes, violence. www.pbs.org/pov/pov2004/apantherinafrica/special_photo_06.html
Black Panthers - Though there are many who continue to claim the name as theirs, the original had more strategic intelligence and effect on our community than any that have followed. www.blackpanther.org/
Cointelpro - An overview of the FBI Counter Intelligence Program.
EVERYONE should know about this and the effect it had/has on our current state of affairs. www.s6k.com/cointelpro
Index Cointelpro (FBI Counter Intelligence Program) documents
(Scroll down to the gif. files at the bottom of the page for scanned images of actual government documents. Mouse onto the actual doc image, wait 5 seconds, then click on the ENLARGE icon that appears...welcome to your government.) www.ndnrights.org/cointelpro/
(Files have been taken off line. Hmm...)
Amadou Diallo, Malcolm Ferguson, and now Patrick Dorismond: Three unarmed men shot to death by the NYPD. The three men were found to be guilty of no crimes, except being Black in the wrong place-at the wrong time.
41 bullets, millions of whip lashings, countless hangings, millions and millions forced into cheap labor for generations, countless murders, forbidden from education for hundreds of years, 400 years of being treated worse than the mangiest junk yard dog, 500 years of indescribable psychological torment.
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
E d u c a t i o n i s (y) o u r o n l y w e a p o n . . .
"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Fannie Lou Hamer
"You won't remember the words of those who opposed you, only the silence of your friends." Martin Luther King, Jr.