Extremism and Terrorism Within Religion Isn’t New: The KKK and Woodrow Wilson

There were Black towns burned to the ground (Tulsa, Black Wall-street), Black bodies swinging (men, women and children), a judicial system that protected the worse of society and our political leaders who supported terrorism. This wasn’t the Middle East, but the United States of America that lead the flag in terrorism of their own citizens to which they lived in terror and when they fought back were given a heavy blow of how monstrous their fellowman can be.

Positive Stats Pertaining to Black Men

Earlier this month, an attention-grabbing 30-second video, released by the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP and featuring Medford High School students, debunked many stereotypes and myths about young black men. But why stop there?

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/02/22/the-positive-numbers-about-black-men/0TcPR1Hhn8Yf0yuVoWZxfJ/story.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000047

President Obama Being A Marxist and Communist

President Obama does have some socialist policies, but nothing that surpasses the already socialist elements in our countries’ founding history to current society. Things like SS, taxes, etc. I also don’t think all Republicans hate president Obama, but a good amount are seriously deranged in how they paint him as an extremist.

A Will to Live Written by Priscilla Brown and Sung by Derreck McLaughlin

A Will to Live

Commitment to Young Black Boys Give Great Results

I want to say, DUH; on the flip side I am glad the centuries of damage by purposely created poverty/poor education for Black Americans is having a turn around. A turn around due to commitment and not making excuses, because of the traps set up by society.

Schools in Oakland, California, may have found the key to closing the achievement gap between African-American males and other groups of students, according to a recent report.

In 2010, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) began offering elective courses specifically for its lowest-performing students: African-American males. Several years later, the initiative, known as the Manhood Development Program (MDP), has been successful in narrowing achievement gaps and improving school culture, says the report from Vajra Watson, director of research and policy for equity at the University of California, Davis.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/17/oakland-manhood-development-program_n_6665806.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000047

The Greatest African American and Afro-American Martial Artists in History

Great article by Ben Miller.

Out of This Century

By Ben Miller

When asked to recall a great martial artist of African descent born in the Americas, the average person is likely to mention a twentieth-century boxer such as Joe Louis, or a more recent exponent of the Asian martial arts, such as Jim Kelly. Or, those of the younger generation might name the modern mixed martial arts competitor Anderson Silva, regarded by some as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time.

What many do not know is that in centuries past, some of the greatest practitioners of European martial arts were of African descent.

Although Africans brought a number of their own indigenous techniques with them to Europe and the Americas (as can be read about here), they also sometimes trained in, adopted, and excelled at European swordsmanship—also known as classical and historical fencing.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was even possible (albeit difficult)…

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Wondaland: Roman GianArthur

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Jidenna: Classic Man

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The Talented Five

Keith Stanfield

From his powerful scenes in Selma, his breakout stardom in Short Term 12 and Keith’s amazing music. This man is multifaceted and has a bright future ahead of him in the music and film industry. Currently he is set to play Snoop Dogg in upcoming film Straight Out of Compton.

Chad Boseman

Before joining the Marvel universe, Boseman has proven that he has the skills and versatility to play any character. Boseman has played Jackie Robinson and James Brown; both showcasing his acting chops though Hollywood still dismissed him after he couldn’t find work after 42. Thankfully Hollywood has wised up, because Boseman acting skills far surpasses many of the current so called rising stars that seem to not have even an ounce of the talent Boseman possesses.  We will definitely be seeing more of Chad Bosman.

David Oyelowo 

David Oyelowo is an amazing actor who has starred in some great films; Middle of Nowhere and Selma, directed by the genius Ava DuVernay, in addition to A Most Violent Year.  David’s careers has been on a steady climb, but his recent film Selma has shattered that slow build and turned it into a fast train. It is something that I am happy about, because David really does deserve it. You will see more of David in Nina, Queen of Katwe and much more. One Oscar snub isn’t going to derail such a fine actor. 

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan popped up on my radar when I saw the film Chronicle in 2012, from then on I knew this man was going to become a breakout star/talent in Hollywood. His heartbreaking portrayal as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station just cemented him as being an amazing actor to me and one that has made excellent choices in the films he goes after. I’m waiting in anticipation of his new venture in Fantastic Four and beyond.

John Boyega

John’s breakout hit came from Attack The Block and from then on he has been going full steam ahead. Another Brit like David and Idris Elba, John will soon be another well known name to the American public. His new role in Star Wars VII this year is going to make that a reality and with the promise this young actor holds, much more to come.

Native Americans and Police Brutality

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There are 5.1 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S. as of 2011, significantly fewer than the country’s 45 million black Americans (as of 2013). But like black Americans, indigenous people are killed by law enforcement officers at rates that far outstrip their share of the population.

Native Lives Matter

In light of the debate surrounding police violence against minority populations in the United States, one group that is consistently affected, yet continuously excluded from broad public discourse, is Native Americans. American Indians, in fact, suffer the most adverse effects of a criminal justice system which consistently reifies itself as structurally unjust. Unsettling reports of unfair treatment towards Native peoples by law enforcement are not isolated incidents, rather they are endemic of a deeply discriminatory justice system. Native American men are admitted to prison at four times the rate of white men and Native women at six-fold the rate of white women. Additionally, Native Americans are the racial group most likely to be killed by law enforcement.

Native Lives Matter Facebook

Native Lives Matter! Advocating Justice and awareness on Police brutality and the many missing, murdered and unsolved deaths of Native people.

https://www.facebook.com/artactivistanon/

http://mic.com/articles/109894/the-police-are-killing-one-group-at-a-staggering-rate-and-nobody-is-talking-about-it?utm_content=bufferf88bc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/native-lives-matter

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/tags/native-lives-matter

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