An African-Centered Critique of Black Women’s Empowerment, Online Gender Wars, and the Hollywood Elite, Pro-Miscegenation Campaign

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To my daughter, Naima. Through your wisdom, courage and beauty, you continue to inspire me daily. Love Dad.

Introduction

As Black writers we’re often tasked with exploring the most difficult questions pertaining to the future of our race. When done well, our explorations of racial phenomena should achieve one of two things: (1) Serve as a call-to-action for the current generation; or (2) Serve as a warning to a future one. …


#FreeDrShakur #MutuluIsWelcomeHere #StraightAhead

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“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against.” ~ Malcolm X

“I want to be held accountable for what I’m doing… It keeps me sharp… Let’s me know that I can’t play around… I have to do what I said I’m gonna do…” ~ Jay-Z

In response to my latest essay, “Why is Jay-Z’s Criminal Justice Reform helping to erase the Struggle to Free Political Prisoners?,” I’ve received several private communications, asking if I’ve considered Jay-Z’s advocacy on behalf of the prisoners at Parchman. …


#FreeDrShakur #MutuluIsWelcomeHere #StraightAhead

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Join the URGENT WEEK OF ACTION Feb 21–28:

What’s Free?

“…to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”

~ Assata Shakur

For the past 65 years, the United States of America has avoided answering for its continued crimes against humanity, through the strategic use of “window-dressing” reforms, and handpicked “Negro” ambassadors. The use of Black entertainers to protect America’s image against foreign accusations of human rights violations, was a strategy devised by the Eisenhower administration during the Cold War.

When we examine the modern day Criminal Justice Reform movement, it readily exposes itself as another attempt by America, to cover its long trail of human rights abuses. The movement, as currently constructed, was birthed in the early 2000’s by the Brookings Institute, and was meant to serve as a Democratic Party, policy carrot, during the 2004 election. As fate would have it, this initial push for criminal justice reform was drowned out by the sound of the nations war drums, and wouldn’t be picked up again for more than a decade. …

About

Omowale Afrika

Father. Husband. Fighter. Writer. #IWriteWhatILike

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