In that 10 foot gap between you and the crowd, blog posts cant survive, haters can’t survive, opinions can’t survive, everything they say about you can’t survive. You either got it or you don’t. Off stage I’m whatever you think I am. On stage I’m everything they think I’m not. Hard work...dedication....hard work...dedication...🙏🏾
There will be more... More nigger lipped sweaters and accessories, It’s in the legacy and the pedigree of Europeans, to treat niggers like they don’t see em, even in they Maybachs and Lambos and BM’s, Rap yourself a million dollars to wrap yourself in Italian collars but you can never be them. There will be more... More cops doing more cop shit, not apologizing that they shot shit, escalating conflicts and going far above they authority in they ordering of people to do things that they don’t really have to. I don’t have to ask you...of course its some horse shit... And There will be more of this... More niggers doing nigga shit, for example rappers claiming censorship when the OG’s tell em to chill on glorifying they gang memberships because it’s paints pictures in cops heads that all niggas is in gangs and act they way they do because they trying to hide cocaine in they whips...on the song where you said you hide cocaine in the whip next to the 30 clip... There will be more of this... What’s the score and shit? Not to the game but to the war and shit. Where warriors go because they poor and shit get out with PTSD so going to sleep is torturous and the only thing they can say is I fought for this came back expecting some type of metamorphosis and...and...and... There will be more of this... Shit not stopping anytime soon, every nation has a flag even the coons, buy the slippers not the sweater don’t matter cuz in China is where they really make they cheddar gold chopsticks better than your silver spoon...sunglasses, purses and perfumes...BOOM! Oh and make room! Cuz there will be more of this.
Black History Month In America Image vs Image: A Reflection A large part of Black History in America is not about black people directly but the portrayal of black people indirectly, the image. Who controls that image or has the power to tweak that image became a battle ground of sorts. As a cousin of slavery it gave control over the perception and thus reception of black folks into society back to the “masters” who had lost the control of their physical bodies. Media campaigns of all sizes and shapes “presented” black folk in all manner of strange and unfounded ways so as to control the image of black people not only to the mass audience but also to black folk themselves. Some of The tricks are subtle and measured and are meant to work on the subliminal plane while others are downright loud and obvious and meant to shock in the moment of greatest opportunity. The Image Of Black Folks in America is still being fought for up until this moment and is one of the last active battlegrounds that reaches across from the trivial to the political. This literal battle for the image gives something like the coveted NAACP Image Award much more of a seriousness as well as films like Black Panther. In this battle the photoshop is indeed mightier than the sword. #BHM
Panthers Eat Chickens!: Why Eating Fried Chicken Is A Revolutionary Act. The Zoologically Symbolic Foundations Of The Black Panther Party The Lowndes County Freedom Organization was formed in “Bloody Lowndes” in 1966, in response to the disenfranchisement of the overwhelmingly black population there. In Lowndes County, Georgia, although 80 percent black, no black person had successfully registered to vote there for more than 60 years due to the violent reaction of white landowners. The LCFO, a local independent political party, registered black voters and gave them an option to the Alabama Democratic Party. The media dubbed the LCFO the “Black Panther Party.” The spirit of the LCFO moved across the nation. The party’s slogan of “Black Power” and its black panther emblem also spread. Both were adopted by activists Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, another SNCC veteran of the Lowndes County effort, when they organized the Oakland-based Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in 1966. #BHM
Pressing this thought from H Rap Brown further on “ideology should come from struggle” which can be paraphrased as ideas should come from reality and reality shouldn’t come from ideas. The idea of non-violence had to be tested with the reality of violence as Professor Holloway speaks to in this lecture. The idea of a thing is valid if it is in ones works to keep it purely as an idea. However an idea that seeks to be realized is only as valid as its ability to be realized in the field. As we meditate about the language of blackness and the cliches of the black experience this month we can set analysis upon the phrases “House nigga” and “Field nigga” through the lens of ideal and real. The “house nigga” lives in the ideal position whereas the “field nigga” populates the real world conditions. There is tension between the house and the field. Maybe the field has an expectation for the house to take advantage of its closeness to oppression and assassinate the master and perhaps the response of the house to the field is a want preserve its condition and status. This segregation of the ideal and the real, the house and the field and even in real terms the difference between Northern blacks and Southern blacks of past and present is one of the fundamental disconnects and disruptors of black organizational and unification projects. Coming to “terms” with the language and metaphors of the black experience should help in closing some of those divides on a fundamental level. #BHM
Black History Month In The Caribbean. Slave School. Curaçao was one of the first stops for Africans that were sold into slavery. It basically served as a “trade school” that would teach slaves a marketable trade or discipline which would increase their market value at auction or occupational effectiveness once on a plantation or factory etc. If you look at the slave castles and barracoons of west Africa as places where captured Africans were broken down from a physical and psychological standpoint, Curaçao in the Caribbean can be understood as a place where those Africans (if they survived the middle passage) were taken to be built back up squarely from an economic and behavioral standpoint before being sent on to other colonies. While this was not the case for all slaves coming into the West does it shows how organized and intentional the economics of slavery were in that era. #BHM
Black History Month In America. The Pan-African Flag The flag was created in 1920 by members of UNIA in response to the enormously popular 1900 coon song "Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon" which has been cited as one of the three songs that "firmly established the term coon in the American vocabulary". In a 1927 report of a 1921 speech appearing in the Negro World weekly newspaper, Marcus Garvey was quoted as saying: “Show me the race or the nation without a flag, and I will show you a race of people without any pride. Aye! In song and mimicry they have said, "Every race has a flag but the coon." How true! Aye! But that was said of us four years ago. They can't say it now. ...” The Universal Negro Catechism, published by the UNIA in 1921, refers to the colors of the flag meaning: “Red is the color of the blood which men must shed for their redemption and liberty; black is the color of the noble and distinguished race to which we belong; green is the color of the luxuriant vegetation of our Motherland.”