Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Arianna Huffington - Third World America

This is a new book by Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post. According to Ms. Huffington, America is quickly creating a, Thirdworld, the great gulf between those who have and those who have not or the rich and the poor, within its own boundries.

The injustice of it all!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I am slave {1/8}

This movie, I Am Slave, is based on a book I read in 2004 entitled Slave by Mendi Nazar. It is about a young girl of 12 who was enslaved after her village was attacked and demolished by Arabic Muslims. Mendi was held in slavery for 6 years by an Arabic family. Afterwards, They sent her to London to be a slave in London for the sister of the women who was her master. In London Mendi took advantage of an opportunity and escaped from her enslavement. Mendi wrote about her travails in the aforementioned book. There are 8 parts to this movie on Youtube; I am only posting one. You can check it out for yourself. Oh! I you read the book, for I am sure it is filled with details that could not be contained and a one to two hour movie. It will blow your mind!

The Injustice of it all!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

At the Dark End of the Street book video

At The Dark End of The Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance-A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks ...

This is a new book by Danielle L. McGuire. It seems that there is a new perspective regarding the abuse that women of African descent underwent during slavery and beyond. Even today with the racist statements made about First Lady, Michelle Obama, concerning her place, racism's nefarious head continues to grow. Media pundits and talking heads from left to right and all things in between exclaim that her vacation abroad to Spain was somehow problematic, excessive and undeserved.
According to the mob, She had moved beyond and out of her place. Now if that is not a throw back to slave language and racism, I don't know what is! Moreover, I was a bit taken aback when Michelle Martian, a black journalist, who is the host of NPR's Tell Me More weighed in with her disdain regarding the issue of the First Lady's vacation.

All the jibber about Mrs. Obama's trip abroad is and was nonsensical. I wondered. What's the point? The throw-back language quickly revealed the point, and I knew, as I have always known, that racism is a moving, breathing being that is alive and well in America today. It continues to execute it's grandest efforts to oppress black women.

Oh and by the way, this sort of mob mentally and heard tactic alone demolishes the myth of a so-called Post-Racial American. The very notion is simply a ploy to let racist Americans off the hook!

The book, At the Dark End of The Street, speaks to the historical, traditional abusive behavior America has unleashed towards black women's bodies expressed as rape and molestation. It opens anew the hidden truth about the race based hatred black women have endured in America and how they resisted then and why they should resist it now!