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STOP: IN THE NAME OF LOVE! DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

Tonight (10-8-19) on the Black Reality Think Tank Kitonga Alexander, Dr. Alice Belcher, and James Mosely will discuss community efforts to HALT this cancer that destroys families. The program airs at 8 p.m. eastern time

POLITICS WITHOUT ECONOMICS IS LIKE A SYMBOL WITHOUT SUBSTANCE. Malcolm X

African American communities throughout the nation are preparing for a season of electoral politics. What are the outcome expectations for the African American community? How does the community ensure it’s agenda is considered?

IF YOU THINK THE SYSTEM of CHATTEL SLAVERY in AMERICA WAS JUST ABOUT ECONOMICS; THEN YOU ARE MISSING THE BOAT.

In his book, Between the World and Me,
Ta-Nehisi Coates states “You must resist the common urge toward the comforting narrative of divine law, toward fairy tales that imply some irrepressible justice. The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine. Enslavement was not destined to end, and it is wrong to claim our present circumstance—no matter how improved—as the redemption for the lives of people who never asked for the posthumous, untouchable glory of dying for their children. Our triumphs can never compensate for this.”

The Black Reality Think Tank will discuss many of the “foundational bricks” supporting the enslavement of African people in America. Host
Dr. William Rogers and Co-host Ms. Bonissiwa Ayan.

REMEMBERING CLASSICAL AFRICAN CIVILIZATION

The Black Reality Think Tank will recall many of the fine points relating to the history of classical African culture on tonight’s broadcast. As we. deconstruct and resurrect our minds from the “dark nights” of bondage and captivity, it is good to recall “from whence we came” so that we can retrieve our lostness and restore our African Ethos.

Host Dr. William Rogers and Co-host Bonissiwa Ayan.

HEALING THE BLACK FAMILY FROM THE YEARS OF CAPTIVITY AND TORTURE

Tonight’s discussion will review the horrible impact of enslavement on Black families today.

IT’S NATION TIME!: HOW DO WE “NATION BUILD” FOR THE SURVIVAL OF OUR PEOPLE?

This weeks conversation on The Black Reality Think Tank will focus on understanding and creating a viable agenda, curriculum, and blueprint that will lead to nationhood and sovereignty for Africans living in America.

THE FEMINIZATION OF THE BLACK CHURCH: WHERE ARE THE BROTHERS?

Why are most Black Church congregations, female? Where are the brothers?

According to Leon Podles, the origins of the problem go back much farther than most people suspect. Author of The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity (1999), Podles theorizes that religion has lost some important traits that, if regained, would give men much more to identify with and would perhaps precipitate their return.

The discussion tonight (8/27/19) at 8 pm eastern time on The Black Reality Think Tank. Host Dr. William Rogers and Co-host Ms. Bonissiwa Ayan.

IS GOD A WHITE RACIST?

This is the age of “Trump-America” and this question has resurfaced. In the late ’60s, a small group of theologians associated with the black power movement separated from the mainstream black church, physically and philosophically. The black liberation theology project, as sketched by founders like James Cone and J. Deotis Roberts, rigorously tested the malleability of Scripture, putting it against the horrors of racism and slavery. They argued that the Jesus of Christianity had been corrupted through colonialism and white supremacy and that the true image of God reflected the plight of the oppressed. In America, this meant poor black people. Black liberation theology rendered the gospel black and populist. It wasn’t embraced by the mainstream black church, and it was considered seditious, possibly heretical by white theologians. Secularists thought it was an incomplete rehash of Marxism.

In the ’70s, William R. Jones took the radicalism of black liberation theology to a faith impasse. Jones’s book “Is God a White Racist?” suggested an alternative approach to theology. “Until the alleged negative elements are appropriately reconciled with the alleged benevolence of God,” Jones wrote, “His goodness remains an open question.” There is an endlessly useful concept within, which Jones calls “divine racism.” The idea is that the benevolence or the wrath of God corresponds to ethnic lines in America. And in turn, an ethnic God practices tribalism. “Ethnic suffering does not strike quickly and then leave after a short and terrible siege,” he wrote. “Instead, it extends over long historical eras.”

IN 2019 IS THE MISSION OF THE BLACK CHURCH TO RESURRECT THE BLACK FAMILY OR RESURRECT ITSELF?

The Black Reality Think Tank radio program will discuss the essence, purpose, and life of the Black Church. Why have African people allowed themselves to be subdued by religious ideology?

Our aim here at the Black Reality Think Tank is to render among African people in America awareness of self. 

The goal and objective of the Black Reality Think Tank are to study and understand the past, in order to dissect the present and support implementing a meaningful future.

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