12/4/69 - Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and Defense Captain Mark Clark murdered in cold blood by Chicago police
From slavery to the present, education has been revered in black communities, yet it has also been suspect. Education represented a means of radical resistance but it also lead to caste/class divisions between the educated and the uneducated, as it meant the learned black person could more easily adopt the values and attitudes of the oppressor Education could help one assimilate. If one could not be the white oppressor, one could at least speak and think like him or her, and in some cases the educated black person assumed the role of mediator - explaining uneducated black folks to white folks.
pedagogy and political commitment: a comment, bell hooks (via unimpressed2chainz)
Regram from Delphine Diallo : the work New York based Guyanese artist Ivan Forde
So, a little quirk of mine is always having a Ta-Ku track as my cellie ringtone. Original or one of his remixes. This is going to be my next one. :P
DL/Listen to the full EP: https://soundcloud.com/soulection/sets/thank-you
Artwork by Andre Power
Alice Coltrane—“Isis and Osiris”
Journey in Satchidananda (Impulse! 1970).
Women have been held back and limited throughout the centuries. Creation could not have been rendered, not even considered, let alone be brought into manifestation without woman. She is principal, a powerful energy. She is first.
Do not call a man your friend with the true stamp of friendship until you have tested him in three matters: anger him so that you may see whether his anger takes him away from right into wrong; test him with the dinar and the dirham [in money matters]; and travel with him.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (AS)
[Amali al-Tusi, p. 646, no. 1339]
None of you really has faith unless he desires for his neighbor what he desires for himself.Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Most human behavior is controlled by images. Image is a factor in how people look at themselves and what they use to reflect themselves. The control of images is a major factor in world power.John Henrik Clarke (via iamjamesmatthew)
No matter what Europeans say they believe religiously, politically or culturally, their main objective in the world is control. Everything that has ever been developed in the European mind was meant to facilitate mind control of the world.Dr. John Henrik Clarke (this article)
African Heritage Magazine, 1964.
African Heritage Magazine, African Heritage Publishing Co., New York, 1964.
This 1964 magazine embodied Marcus Garvey’s self determination ethos and the demand for independence that rushed across former African colonies throughout the diaspora. This publication sought to cultivate the mindsight of collective struggle as it covers historical and contemporary actions, as local as a Rochdale consumer protest against Jamaica Avenue merchants, and to uncover the status of international events such as the Panama Canal. The focus of this issue is on the industrial and socio-cultural potential of Jamaica and Liberia. It includes articles by John Henrik Clarke and Dr. Julius W. Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey. The magazine rounded out its editorial theme with performance and book reviews. I have found one other citation of the publication of a J. H. Clarke article in a 1959 issue of the magazine.