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At a forum about Islam’s influence on Hip Hop, Activist/Emcee Wise Intelligent, discusses how he believes hip hop has been used to Dumb Down Black Youth. He talks about how historically corporations have used blaxpoitation to brainwash the youth and to pacify the black community. Very interesting segment courtesy of ForbezDVD.com.
Why Hip [...]
By Salim Muwakkil
Manning Marable’s book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, was published three days after the author’s death. Marable, a history professor at Columbia University, was afflicted with sarcoidosis and had been battling the respiratory disease for years. His death just days before the book’s publication was ironic given [...]
Source: Huffington Post
This is an important exchange between Amiri Baraka and Michael Eric Dyson on the late Manning Marable’s biography Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Marable’s work has stirred up a rich debate. This exchange on Democracy Now is a part of that debate. I know as a writer of history ultimately facts are [...]
Malcolm’s words speak for them self!
Once You Learn How to Read, You Will Be Forever Free~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW The late Dr. Manning Marable was one of America’s most influential and widely read scholars. Since 1993, Dr. Marable has been Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, History and African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York City. For ten years, Dr. Marable [...]
In this powerful clip the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan discusses the proposed Covenant with Black America at TV & Talk-Show host Tavis Smiley’s State of the Black Union Symposium in 2005. He speaks specifically to the need for black Intellectuals & the affluent (“the lernid”) African Americans needing to take more responsibility to build up [...]
Hip hop, rap and spoken word artist Mos Def reads Malcolm X’s “Message to the Grass Roots” on November 9, 2006. Part of a reading from Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Howard Zinnand Anthony Arnove)
Thirty-five percent of all Muslims in the United States are African Americans. Religious freedom is a protection that the Civil Rights Movement led to protect too. We believe at theblackbottom that all the religions practiced among African Americans and Americans in general must be protected.
By Adelle M. Banks
Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Imam Mahdi Bray is [...]
Five myths about mosques in America
By Edward E. Curtis IV
Curtis is millennium chair of liberal arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the author of “Muslims in America: A Short History” and the editor of the “Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History.”
Source: Washington Post
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In addition to spawning passionate debates in the [...]
The Black Youth Project was a national research project launched in 2003 that examined the attitudes, resources, and culture of African American youth ages 15 to 25, exploring how these factors and others influence their decision-making, norms, and behavior in critical domains such as sex, health, and politics. Understanding the [...]