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
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By oshi427ade — 1 year ago
The enslavement and captivity of African people is a 500+ years system of horror and turmoil. Throughout the contemporary African diaspora, descendants of that system are still suffering in many ways. In order to address these ills and offer solutions depends on being able to understand what was done and how it was done. This understanding can only be achieved through in-depth and careful research, coupled with critical analysis. We must remember that the impact of African captivity embraces every area of human life: history, economic, political, social, spiritual, religious, health, community building, family development, psychology, sexual health, and education. This is not a “light way” process. African people must be consciously consistent in the quest to understand what happened during slavery and how it impacted our lives.
The Black Reality Think Tank is committed to offering a platform and structure to mitigate our understanding of slavery.
Our aim here at the Black Reality Think Tank is to render among African people in America an awareness that we are somebody.
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.
By blackreality — 3 months ago
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.”Post Views: 737
By blackreality — 8 months ago
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.”Post Views: 730