The Black Reality Think Tank will feature one the great African American poets and writers of our time, Marvin X. Jackmon. Because of X’s affiliations with Black Panther activists of the day (Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale and Eldridge Cleaver) and his work in Black theater with Ed Bullins, X is considered one of the major essayists and playwrights of the Black Aesthetics Movement.
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By blackreality — 11 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: 1,118
By blackreality — 1 year ago
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.Post Views: 698
By oshi427ade — 2 years ago
Supreme Court confirmation, Bill Cosby conviction, mid-term elections, economics, White Privilege? What does all of this mean as it relates to the African American community now and in the future??? A panel of community activist and political thinkers will critique, examine and explore this question on tonight’s broadcast (10/9/18). The panel will consist of N’kozi Knight, Oshi Adelabu, Dr. Alice Belcher, and Herbert White.