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“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott 1-19-20 guest Omowale Afrika

“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 1/19/2020 at 7:00 PM (EST) our guest was Vice Shenuti for the Philadelphia Chapter of Afrocentricity International, Omowale Afrika. We heared from Bro. Omowale about the current outreach, and overview of the upcoming lecture series at Phila. chapter of Afrocentricity International.

Time for an Awakening with Bro.Elliott 7-20-2014 guest Dr. Tyrone Hayes

https://www.timeforanawakening.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Dr.-Tyrone-Hayes-07_20_2014-mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:56:43 — 53.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS “Time for an Awakening” program on 7-20-2014, our guest was Professor of Integrative Biology at University of California, Berkeley, Lecturer, Environmental Activist Dr. Tyrone Hayes. Dr. Hayes joined us to discuss his research that the widely used...

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Wilmington’s Lie and Loss Of Black Representatives

For the next 28 years after George H. White left office in 1901, there would not be another African-American in Congress.

On Nov. 11, 1898, armed white militiamen escort several prominent black men to Wilmington’s train station for permanent banishment.

In addition to the deaths and destruction of Wilmington’s African-American community, there was another equally important consequence of those riots. George H. White had already been elected to a second congressional term by the time the riots began. For the next 28 years after he left office in 1901, there would not be another African-American in Congress to represent their interests.

A politically motivated attack by whites against the city’s leading African American citizens, the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 documents the lengths to which Southern White Democrats went to regain political domination of the South after Reconstruction.  The violence began on Thursday, November 10th in the predominantly African American city of Wilmington, North Carolina, at that time the state’s largest metropolis.  Statewide election returns had recently signaled a shift in power with Democrats taking over the North Carolina State Legislature.  The city of Wilmington, however, remained in Republican hands primarily because of its solid base of African American voters.  On November 10th, Alfred Moore Waddell, a former Confederate officer and a white supremacist, led a group of townsmen to force the ouster of Wilmington’s city officials.

Waddell relied on an editorial printed in the African American-owned Wilmington Daily Record as the catalyst for the riot.  Alex Manly, the editor of the Daily Record, had published an editorial in early November arguing that “poor white men are careless in the matter of protecting their women.”  Paraphrasing articles by Ida B. Wells on the subject of lynching, Manly opined that “our experiences among poor white people in the country teaches us that women of that race are not any more particular in the matter of clandestine meetings with colored men than the white men with the colored women.”  Manly’s public discussion of the taboo subject of interracial sex exposed the reality of sexual exploitation of black women by white men and challenged the myth of pure-white womanhood.

Forty-eight hours after Manly’s editorial ran Waddell led 500 white men to the headquarters of the Daily Record on 7th Street.  The mob broke out windows and set the building on fire.  Manly and other high profile African Americans fled the city; however, at least 14 African Americans were slain that day.  An eyewitness later wrote that African Americans fled to the swamps, or hid in the African American cemetery at the edge of town.  When their criminal behavior resulted in neither Federal sanctions nor condemnation from the state, Waddell and his men formalized their control of Wilmington.  The posse forced the Republican members of the city council and the mayor to resign and Waddell assumed the mayoral seat.  Over the next two years North Carolina passed the “grandfather clause,” as one in a series of laws designed to limit the voting rights of African Americans.

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, 2-22-2015 guest Charles E. Cobb Jr.

https://www.timeforanawakening.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Time-for-an-Awakening-2-22-2015-guest-Prof.-Charles-E.-Cobb-Jr.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:57:13 — 54.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS “Time For An Awakening” special guest on 2/22/2015 was Journalist, visiting Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, former field secretary with (SNCC) from 1962-67, and current senior analyst at allafrica.com, Prof. CHARLES E.COBB Jr. The book...

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“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, Sunday 1-12-20 guest Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor

https://www.timeforanawakening.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Time-for-an-Awakening-with-Bro.Elliott-1-13-20-guest-Jessica-Ann-Mitchell-Aiwuyor.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:25:51 — 67.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS “Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 1/12/2020 at 7:00 PM our guest was Cultural Storyteller, Author, Journalist, Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor. The discussion with our guest centered around her latest article, “Understanding ADOS: The Movement to Hijack Black Identity...

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” Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott 1-05-2020, Sunday Open Dialogue

Sunday was open forum conversation, on this weeks HOT topics. From the need to develop a new mindset in our communities, to our political and economic empowerment, the solution to these problems must come from us.

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott 02-15-2015 guest Dr.Akinyele Omowale Umoja

https://www.timeforanawakening.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Time-for-an-Awakening-with-BroElliott-2-15-2015-Dr.Akinyele-Omowale-Umoja.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:05:06 — 57.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS “Time For An Awakening” Classic Interview 2/15/2015, was Activist, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American studies at Georgia State University, and Author of the book “We Will Shoot Back”, Dr.Akinyele Omowale Umoja. On the...

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Meet Our Ancestor, A Great Black Electrical Engineer Who Owned More Than 60 Patents

Meet the First Black Electrical Engineer Who Owned More Than 60 Patents

Granville Tailer Woods, first Black Electrical Engineer

Granville Tailer Woods was the first African-American to become a mechanical and electrical engineer. He was also an inventor who held more than 60 patents.

Born on April 23, 1856 in Columbus, Ohio to poor parents, his family could not initially afford to send him to college. But he still was able to the needed skills to become a machinist and blacksmith when he worked as an apprentice in a local machine shop.

Later, he was able to attend college and studied mechanical and electrical engineering there. Upon graduation, he became an entrepreneur and worked as an electrical engineer and inventor. He started out working in Ohio, but in 1892 he moved his facilities to New York City.

His work is credited for making publication transporation systems throughout the United States safer and better. For example, he invented and patented tunnel construction for the electric railroad system. Another one of his notable inventions was an improved telephone transmitter that combined the telephone and telegraph. He later sold the patents and rights to this device to the American Bell Telephone Company, which was later acquired by AT&T.

He also invented the multiplex telegraph. Thomas Edison, had been working on a similar invention and once tried to claim that he was the original creator of it. But when Edison took Woods to court over the matter, he was defeated and Woods was awarded the patent.

Edison was not the only one who tried to claim Woods’ inventions as his own, so he often had difficulties in enjoying his success.

Sadly, he died on January 30, 1910 in New York City. Today, few people talk about his contributions, and his legacy is hardly even mentioned in public school text books.

READ MORE AT:https://www.blackhistory.com/2019/12/granville-tailer-woods-first-black-electrical-engineer.html

Meet the Former Enslaved Ancestor Turned Real Estate Investor And Business Owner

Clara Brown

Clara Brown was a pioneer, a community leader, a philanthropist, and the first African American woman to live in Denver, Colorado. At the age of 56-years old, she became a real estate investor who established a successful laundromat chain during the Colorado Gold Rush in the 1800s.

he was born as a slave in Virginia in 1800, but in 1856 she obtained her freedom because her master died and his will stipulated her freedom. Her family had been split up and sold off one by one to different owners, so Clara decided to search for them – especially her 4 children. She headed west, moving from state to state while working as a cook and laundress.

After not being able to successfully find her family, Clara decided to settle in Colorado in a town outside of Denver called Central City. There, she opened a laundry business for gold miners. In addition, she collected whatever gold dust came out of the miners’ pockets and made extra money by cooking and cleaning for them as well.

Clara was known for her generosity in the community; She denied herself any luxuries, and chose instead to help fund non-profit causes such as the construction of a local church.

Over time, Clara expanded her laundry business to several locations, and invested her earnings into real estate and mines. When she died, she owned quite a bit throughout the state of Colorado – building lots in Denver, houses in Central City, and mines in Boulder, Georgetown and Idaho Springs.

READ MORE AT:https://www.blackhistory.com/2019/12/clara-brown-former-slave-real-estate-investor-owner-laundromats.html

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, 12-08-19 special guest Dr.Arikana Chihombori-Quao

https://www.timeforanawakening.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Time-for-an-Awakening-with-Bro.Elliott-12-8-19-guest-Dr.Arikana-Chihombori-Quao-mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:37:49 — 72.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS “Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 11/08/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST) our guest was Medical Doctor, Activist, Diplomat, former African Union Ambassador to the US, Arikana Chihombori-Quao. Dr. Chihombori-Quao discussed strategies to move our people from both...

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