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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.

Religion and Racism: An American Dilemma

July 23, 2019

The Black Reality Think Tank radio program will discuss how the intermixture of white racist ideology and religion has been used to justify the enslavement, murder, and oppression of African people throughout the planet earth. What is the results for African people as one ponders this “horned syllogism,” Both are unescapable!!!

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.

THE BUTT NAKED TRUTH CONCERNING EDUCATION AND AFRICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Why do we continue to let other cultures educate our children? What was the plan for educating enslaved Africans after the implementation of the 13th amendment? What was the “Negro Question?” What suggestions do our ancestors and African minds offer to correct the miseducation of African people? Tonight’s discussion will embrace many of these questions.

UNDERSTANDING THE ROOTS OF TERROR, FEAR, AND TRAUMA IN THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE.

Our guest is an enterprising community activist who has been engaged for many years in the quest to bring enlightenment and support on the subject of trauma for African communities throughout her immediate area. Her name is Ms. Bonissia Ayan from Greensboro, North Carolina She works personally with individuals and groups who desire clarity on this subject. She will share her experience in this conversation.

Trauma and the African Family in America

How does the black family heal from the horrors of slavery and Jim Crowism? What are the specific steps that must be taken for the healing process to be effective? This episode of the Black Reality Think Tank will address these questions and others as we begin to assemble a detailed path of understanding and healing.

UNDERSTANDING THE BLACK MALE NARRATIVE: THE VISION OF THE LATE JOHN SINGLETON

Much of John Singleton’s work focused on the Black male image, his voice and his environment. Singleton’s films such as Boyz in the Hood, Baby Boy, Poetic Justice, Hustle and Flow, and Rosewood all embrace the Black male narrative.

The Black Reality Think Tank welcomes one of the great literaryvoices in America, Marvin X. Jackmon, a by-product of the 1960-70 Black Arts Movement. Mr. Blackmon has critiqued the cinematic message of Mr. Singleton as it relates to the Black male in America. .Was Mr. Singleton on point or did he miss the mark in captivating the Black male narrative?

This program will aired 5/21/19

Mr. Blackmon will discuss his understanding and the impact of John Singletons work. He will also share with us his development of an institution called “The Academy of da Corner” located on 14th and Broadway in Oakland, California, where he serves as Chancellor.

The Black Reality Think Tank

Host, William Rogers 

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF BLACK FACE IN AMERICA

There is a brief delay at the beginning of the broadcast.

What is it about “blackface” that feeds the soul and spirit of White America? What ethical and moral platform supports this behavior.

The Black Reality Think Tank will discuss many of the racial innuendoes underpinning the practice of “blackface.”

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