Power Politics: Protecting Black Folk for the Next 4 Years…

Making America Great again seems to be about rolling back the gains made by the Civil Rights Movement. Unless we can employ power politics, the next four years will be difficult. But what does that all mean?

Malcolm X gave us a framework of that meaning, and in this episode we’ll lay the foundation for protecting the Black Legacy over the next four years while advancing the Cause of Freedom.

I’ll be asking your thoughts! So be sure to listen and then post your responses.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

  1. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – As told to Alex Haley
  2. The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
  3. [VIDEO] Peaceful Protest?

Chicken George Economics for Black Empowerment

Chicken George was instantly my least favorite but ultimately my favorite character of Roots. He seemed to be such a far cry from his grandfather, Kunta Kinte. Yet, he was ultimately the one who was able to achieve what his grandfather couldn’t…his Freedom.

What guidance does Chicken George have for us?

Do we pursue freedom like Kunta Kinte? Or are we pursuing it like Chicken George? Or, would we admit that we don’t even pursue it anymore?

What do you think?

Resources for This Episode:

  1. Roots: Have you watched it with your child? This series will instill the desire for freedom.
  2. Statistics about the Black 1%
  3. Statistics about the Black Middle Class

 

Refocusing the Black Family

How can Black families exercise power? Especially in the present social climate, many of us are left wondering what difference our accomplishments make. In this episode we discuss breaking the hold of Willie Lynch on the Black Family and how we can recommit to freedom.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

  1. Text of the Willie Lynch Letter: Note again, the authenticity of this letter has been questioned. Yet if the letter is read, one can see reasons why the letter “could be true.”
  2. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: While African Americans managed to emerge from chattel slavery and the oppressive decades that followed with great strength and resiliency, they did not emerge unscathed. Slavery produced centuries of physical, psychological and spiritual injury. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can use the strengths we have gained to heal.

Putting Blacks in Their Place

Blacks With Power Pilot