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 oshi427ade — 1 year ago
The Black Reality Think Tank is honored to have as our guest conversationalist on this week’s broadcast, Mr. Gene Peters.
Mr. Peters is a Historian, Educator, Educational Consultant, and noted Heritage Collector. His private collection is called “THE GENE ALEXANDER PETERS COLLECTION OF RARE & HISTORIC AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIFACTS.” He is also President of The Schomburg Corporation (the officially chartered, independent advisory affiliate to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture) headquartered in Harem, NY.
Mr. Peters was recently invited to curate and feature a custom: “SLAVERY IN NEW YORK CITY: The African Burial Ground Tribute Exhibit” for the National Black Theater in Harlem, NY!!
The production entitle “UNHEARD VOICES,” conceived, developed, and produced by 4x Emmy award winning writer & playwright JUDY TATE, is a powerful, original, monologue play in which featured actors “Give Voice” to the 419 unnamed African and African American men, women, and children who are buried in the “rediscovered” colonial era burial ground in NYC, originally named, ‘Negroes Burying Ground’ or ‘Negroes Burial Ground’ (@1690 – 1794).Post Views: 593
IF YOU THINK THE SYSTEM of CHATTEL SLAVERY in AMERICA WAS JUST ABOUT ECONOMICS; THEN YOU ARE MISSING THE BOAT.By blackreality — 5 months ago
In his book, Between the World and Me,
Ta-Nehisi Coates states “You must resist the common urge toward the comforting narrative of divine law, toward fairy tales that imply some irrepressible justice. The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine. Enslavement was not destined to end, and it is wrong to claim our present circumstance—no matter how improved—as the redemption for the lives of people who never asked for the posthumous, untouchable glory of dying for their children. Our triumphs can never compensate for this.”
The Black Reality Think Tank will discuss many of the “foundational bricks” supporting the enslavement of African people in America. Host
Dr. William Rogers and Co-host Ms. Bonissiwa Ayan.Post Views: 1,202
By blackreality — 6 months ago
This weeks conversation on The Black Reality Think Tank will focus on understanding and creating a viable agenda, curriculum, and blueprint that will lead to nationhood and sovereignty for Africans living in America.
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