Dr John Henrik Clark
Hey & welcome BLAK to the EVOLUTION of CONSCIOUSNESS 1 mo' & agin! As usual, I am the Blak Smith & WE have been moving thru space & time like a mofo yo! How y'all doing out there as the summer season sets in? I hope that all is well where ya at & that drinking plenty of CLEAN WATER & fruit juices in season! So, what I'm trying to show is that the way that WE THINK CHANGES like the wind & also, could ya just IMAGINE who & WHAT YOU would be if ya were LIBERATED/FREE? What would ya have invented? Where would ya be? What would ya do with ya discoveries & all that? Some of US have to do what WE do bcuz WE were sent to do it & with that, I'm trying to be like Dick Gregory & the GOD uptop! Who YOU trying to emulate in life?
R.I.P Messach Taylor
So let's start off with the Reconstruction Era.........the Consciousness & getting OUR SHIT together & who was good at that? WE start with the aforementioned Frederick Douglass who lived to see that pseudo-eMANcipation. WE can get into a lil Booker T Washington & before y'all start writing in & saying that these dudes was playing both sides, ya have to put SELF in those SHOES as WE base what they did on INTENT & nothing more! Remember, as WE mentioned previously, those positions were going to MULATTOES & all the attendant dynamics that goes with that! This would later lead to w.e.b DUBIOUS who would later sell Garvey, Nkrumah & the Liberians out & so do ya RESEARCH!
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Then WE get to the lil MAN with the GREATEST VOICE in the 20th Century & his name is www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqIoLKwXx_U. As there is way too much info on him, I won't get into him much but who influenced him? Have ya ever heard of a MAN named Hubert Harrison? They called him the VOICE of HARLEM RADICALISM! Or how about Edward Wilmot Blyden who has been credited with being the FATHER of PAN AFRIKANISM! Or what of Henry Highland Garnet who wanted to KICK ASS ala my beloved, Nat Turner? Those dudes truly went in & to get the TRUE STORY, look 'em up yo!
Women such as HARRIET TUBMAN get their own mention & here at b2a, WE call her Saint Harriet!
So......world war 1 & 2 come down the pike & all of this BS is going on with jim crow esq, the klan & whatever posse's them d'EVILS could muster to go against US & if ya don't know, check Black Wall Street in Tulsa & Rosewood in Rosewood. WE were STRANGE FRUIT & Billie Holiday told US all about it. As the WOMEN were seeing their sons, husbands & brothers killed & never to be seen again, they got VOCAL with the likes of Ida B Wells, Callie House, Sojourner Truth, Fannie Lou Hamer & Mary Mcleod Bethune. WE were going thru it & in fact, the only thing that had changed about slavery was the NAME!
Fannie Lou Hamer
So during the wars, WE were really trying to SURVIVE! Josephine Baker was entertaining every one & ALL LOVED HER! But then, the 1st acknowledged BLAK multi-genius of the 20th century pops up in a MAN named Paul Robeson..............this dude could do it all & check this out; a true Renaissance Man! An activist! A concert singer singing BASS like Chuck D! An All Afrikan/Amerikkkan Football Player. A Trade Union Activist. A multi-linguist. He was the MAN among other things & in fact, he's still here as our DNA never let's us forget if ya know how to tune into it properlike. Remember, this info is for those who have ears to hear & eyes that see & I don't care where ya are or who ya be! Paul was that dude yo! Ayo, my dude was a Broadway Star when Blaks & niKKKa's was gettin lynched & was too vocal about us being free. This is something ya hardly ever see today as those supposedly in power keep ya entertainers paid & complacent. (donald sterling anyone?) Money is the root of all evil as they get it in & wouldn't give a crippled crab a crutch. This man loved his Blak peepo so much, he decided AT THE PEAK OF HIS CAREER, that he would livicate his life to social justice issues much like Arthur Ashe & Jim Brown would do later. Of course ya know, for that, the u.snaKKKes ruined his life & had his passport revoked for 8 years. Kangaroo Courts tried to convict him of you name it but Mr Robenson was also a LAWYER. Yo, ya gotta know how this dude is as I'm givin y'all just a smidgen of who he is/was. Imagine what more he could have done had he been white & free. WOW!!* To add on, Malcolm X got the idea to take the WEST to the WORLD COURT for HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS from Paul........ayo, give it up!!!
Another who isn't lauded much today but deserves all the RESPECT in the world is Noble Drew Ali. What I'm gonna do now is try & put all of the names in but note, this will NOT be a complete list & so here goes; Dr Ben, Carlos Cooks, Dr Francis Cress Welsing, Dr Ivan van Sertima, Chikh Anti Diop, Dick Gregory, Steve Cokely, Bob Marley, Kwame Ture, George Padmore, MLK, Malcolm X, all of the REAL Black Panthers, Marvin Gaye, Elijah Muhammad, Dr Oba T'shaka, James Smalls, the Conscious Rasta, Dr Patricia Newton, Tupac, Dr Khalid Muhammad, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Lauryn Hill, Sekou Ture, Robert Mugabe, Public Enemy, Nas, Patrice Lumumba, Elombe Brath, Alton & Leola Maddox, Booker T. Coleman, Assata Shakur, Del Jones aka Nana Kunta, Johnnie Cochran, the Black Dot, Shazarahad Ali, Brother Polight, Richard Wright, Chokwe Lumumba, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Dr Charles Finch, KRS-1, Curtis Mayfield, Rosa Parks, George Jackson, Robert & Mae Williams, Samuel Greenlee, Geronimo ji Jaga, Mamie Till Mobely, Peter Tosh, Rosa Parks, Dr Umar Johnson, Brother Polight, Dr. Amos Wilson, Miriam Makeba, Maurice Bishop, Dr Joy Degruy, Tariq Nasheed, Dr Jewel Pookrum, Dr Llaila Afrika, Dr Kamau Kambon, Dr. Michelle Alexander & way too many more. Study these peepo & more & if ya got any names that need to be included, get at US! Know that in time, that yo CONSCIOUSNESS will & has EVOLVED! Now EVOLVE with it!!!!!! WE LEARN & ALUTA CONTINUA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* taken from http://black2afrika.blogspot.com/2010/02/multigeniuses.html.
this concludes OUR 6 part Series