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Malcolm X & Ho Chi Minh, ¡presente!

We celebrate on May 19 the birthdays of two world-bending revolutionaries, Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X.

Born in 1890 in central Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh was the Marxist-Leninist communist who forged and led a people’s movement and army that defeated the invading imperialist might of both France and the United States and ultimately liberated Vietnam from colonialism.

Born in 1925 in the U.S., Malcolm X was the African-American leader who raised to global attention the concepts of Black nationalism, Black self-defense and the right of self-determination of Black peoples. Malcolm X also made a major contribution to the global movement for Pan-Africanism.

Neither met the other, yet their deeds and words intertwine, and together they continue to inspire us toward revolution.

At this moment, as the U.S. ruling class fans the deadly fires of racist hatred, Malcolm X and Ho Chi Minh unite to give a profound lesson in building international solidarity with oppressed people and nations.

Today marks 40 years since South African anti-Apartheid activist Steve Biko lost his life after being badly beaten by local police

Biko was a fearless and influential voice for South African youth in the late 1960s and 1970s, who helped lead the fight against Apartheid and ultimately gave his life for the cause. While alive, Biko was the leader of the Black Consciousness Movement —a social campaign similar to America’s Black Power movement—which called for an end to segregation and racial injustice targeting the Black community in South Africa.

His death sparked an uprising in South Africa and put a face on the cruelties of Apartheid, while his story garnered praise from former South African President Nelson Mandela. While some feel the impact of Biko’s legacy has been largely understated on a global scale, his memory and spirit continues to live on in communities across South Africa.

anonymous asked:

You were on point with the atheism as a white people thing episode of your radio show. Black folk who say that lack knowledge of self. There aint a more violently religious people than white people. Jews, Arabs and Anglos all descended from the caucasus. Wherever there are jews, anglos or arabs, atheist are either suppressed or killed. So I don't know what black folk are talking about atheism being a white people thing. Maybe they see vocal white atheist on the net and think it a white thing lol

Thank you Anon.

Many Black people don’t want to cede Spirituality or Religiosity to Whites cuz then they would have to admit that they don’t have a special arena all to themselves. 

You will her Black people state all the time that “We Are A Spiritual People.” That’s something that has been hammered into to me from the moment I’ve embrace African-Centered Ideologies and Movements. 

This notion of Blacks being more Spirituality endowed than Whites is an Ego Defense Mechanism. We’ve had to live under Whites having almost absolute power in the material world, economic, military, political, and even religious (in an institutional context) power.  So many Blacks constructed this narrative that Blacks lack power in the Material World because our true power is in the Ethereal World, or in the After World. 

This myth was fed by Whites who enslaved and colonized us; they told us that our lot in life was ordained by God(s) and that our true rewards were in the afterlife, in heaven, in paradise; where we could “lay our burdens down.” 

This notion has been greatly developed over the decades to what it is today, it has not only held strong among Blacks who worship the Alien Gods imposed on them by their oppressors, but it has contaminated traditional African Religious Systems like Vodun, Yoruba, and Khemetic spiritual traditions and practices. 

The problem with false notion that Blacks are more spiritually endowed or inherently religious than Whites or any other race is that it has led to Blacks neglecting the cultivation of power in the material world, it has also led to a level of anti-rationality, anti-intellectualism, and anti-materialism (in an productive, not consumption context).

Blacks are not more Religious or Spiritual than other Races, but we do have our own, culturally specific approach that is different than how Whites and other Races engage their Spirituality and Religion.  

Amos N. Wilson worked hard to dispel this myth of “Black Spiritual Endowment” but I don’t think he had much success, I’ve also worked to promote secularism, rationality, and anti-theism within the Black Liberation Struggle and I also have encountered violent Resistance, even from those who claim to be scientific and rational in their approach to Black Liberation. 

But I think we have to develop and advocate aggressive for African Secularism and Black Atheism because we’ll can’t be a liberated people, we can’t govern a State, or defend our resources unless we are a fully rational people with secular administration and governance of our people, lands, and resources.

So, remain vocal and don’t allow yourself to be silenced on this issue. People always tell me to just keep quite about my Atheism or the lunacy of Religion and Spirituality for the sake of Black Unity, but the kind of unity that cannot withstand critical engagement and though is not a unity that can withstand protracted Black Revolutionary Struggle, so it’s not a unity worth protecting.
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Today in history: January 9, 1922 - Ahmed Sékou Touré born.

Touré was a major figure in the African anti-colonial and Pan African movement. He was a leader in Guinea’s independence movement, and when Guinea won independence from France in 1958, Touré became president.

(image: Touré announcing Guinea’s independence in 1958)

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Today in history: December 6, 1961 - Frantz Fanon dies. Fanon was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer who was a member of the National Liberation Front which lead the anti-colonial revolutionary movement in Algeria. His writings such as ‘Wretched of the Earth’ have inspired and influenced revolutionaries around the world

Fanon’s revolutionary book The Wretched of the Earth, speaks to the government’s explicit use of the police force as a tool to further repress the politically and economically disenfranchised community in its attempt to discourage any challenges toward structural changes. In the countries previously mentioned race, class and patriarchal forms of oppression lead to very exacting and brutal economic and social conditions for Black women and men. One could assume that the role of the police is to serve and protect all citizens. However, Fanon’s observations are an everyday reality in some societies where the lives of many Black men and women are not valued and thus they are not afforded equal protection of their civil and human rights and The state continues, in many ways, to ignore these acts of violence perpetrated by its law enforcement agencies, instead deliberately employing a police force as one of its major players in upholding the systems of oppression along with the structural violence of poverty, inadequate educational opportunities, limited access to healthcare and high rates of unemployment while shutting down any form of resistance or challenge to police repression.