“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliottt , Sunday 7-28-19 Open Forum “Black Lawmakers and the Condition of our Communities”
“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 7/28/2019 at 7:00 PM EST our guest was the listeners in Open Forum conversation. On the heels of the racist statement by Trump let’s ask the critical question, do “Black Elected Officials hold any responsibility for the condition of our communities in Baltimore and other Cities” was one of the topics discussed.
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.
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.”
“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 6/30/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST) 6:00 PM (CST) our guest was Educator, host of Black Reality Think Tank, Dr. William Rogers. Our discussion centered around the period of Reconstruction 1865-77 from an African Centered Perspective. We discussed some of the things our ancestors attempted to do Politically, Educationally, Economically, and see how that relates to our struggle moving forward.
Activist, Researcher, Haki Kweli Shakur joined us. With March 25th marking the International day of remembrance of the victims of slavery and the trans-atlantic slave trade, we talked with our guest about the resistance of our ancestors at sites located in Virginia and North Carolina.