Leadership Roles in the Black Community

Strong Leaders

Thomas Hamilton; Creator of Anglo-African

Thomas Hamilton

Anglo-African (3/1860)

His quote is from Mr. Hamilton’s speech, March 3rd 1860 in New York City.

The two great political parties separate at an angle of two roads, that they may meet eventually at the same goals. They both entertain the same ideas, and both carry the same burdens. They differ only in regard to the way they shall go, and the method of procedure. . . The Democratic party would make the white man the master and the black man the slave, and have them Republican party. . . though with larger professions for humanity, is by far its more dangerous enemy. Under the guise of humanity, they do and say many things-as, for example, they oppose re-opening of the slave-trade. . .They oppose the progress of slavery in the territories, and would cry humanity to the world; but. . .their opposition to slavery means opposition to the black man-nothing else. Where it is clearly in their power to do anything for the oppressed colored man, why then they are too nice, too conservative, to do it. . .
We have no hope from either [of the] political parties. We must rely on ourselves, the righteousness of our cause, and the advance of just sentiments among the great masses of the people.

Here you can read the January issue of Anglo-African:

https://archive.org/stream/angloafricanmaga1860wool#page/n0/mode/2up

Was Kerry Washington’s Speech on Point?

I personally believe it was; people who have been wrongly ostracized by society shouldn’t be fighting among themselves  and voting against their own self-interest. Why are some of us so against it or sound like the Tea Party? Why did the people from Uganda let White Christians come to their country and tell them homosexuals was bad? Why did they listen and persecuted their own Ugandan people, because White Conservative Christians told them Gays deserved it? You guys should know when you are being used.

I don’t know whom I respect less; the Nigerian government, or people like this that appoint themselves as gatekeepers of traditional African culture and in so doing defend the obviously incompetent regime. How unenlightened to use the Judaeo-Christian-Islamic canon as proof of the unAfricanness of homosexuality when the historical truth is that homophobia was introduced to Africa through organized religion and Victorian values. Before then there is historical evidence that homosexual practice was accepted and even revered by tribes such as the Dogon, Bangala, Hausa (Yan Daudu), Nzema (Agyale) and others.

http://www.msafropolitan.com/2011/12/is-it-unafrican-to-be-gay-the-nigerian-case.html

http://www.ammazingseries.com/the-gay-african/

Honoring Tracee Ellis Ross & Teyonah Parris: KashTV

I think it’s cool to see so many of these events, where Black women are supporting each other. 

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