In order to wage a successful campaign of physical warfare against a nation, the battle must begin with the mind and intellect. Europe’s physical onslaught 0f Africa began in its universities, churches, books, art, religious artifacts, religious text, music, statues, etc. Is that battle of ideas and intellect still being waged by Europe on African people today? If so how and how can the process be halted? Can there be a counter intellectual and cultural attack by the African world and if so how and when?
These and other questions and thoughts will be discussed by the Black Reality Think Tank host and community panel,
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By blackreality — 1 year 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: 1,284
By oshi427ade — 2 years ago
We must address the issue of domestic violence in the African American community now. The Black Reality Think Tank will convene a panel of specialist from the Alma Center in Milwaukee. Using the best research available, the center has developed a group of core programs to support men who desire to live a more productive lifestyle, be better fathers, husbands and community role models. The programs are Men Ending Violence, Restorative Fatherhood, Wisdom Walk to Self-Mastery, and Reentry Services.
Mr. Kitonga Alexander and James Mosley, the staff of the Alma Center will discuss the cause, effect, and solutions to family violence in our community.
The goals 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 — 4 months ago
>>>Seeing ourselves Through the Lens of Our Ancestors<<<
Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life. So the question becomes “How do we, as African people begin to Protect, Defend, and Heal ourselves Spiritually, Mentally, and Physically moving into the 21st Century?” One of our resident Mental health professionals and Co-host Alfonzo Watkins will lead an open discussion on this subject.
The program is produced by the Black Reality Think Tank and airs Saturday afternoon 6/6/2020, at 6 pm central time. The program streams live on timeforanawakening.com. One can call (215)490-9832 to listen via telephone.
This is the maiden voyage for this addition to the Black Reality Think Tank Family where we are always “Solution Focused.”
The program host is Dr. William Rogers.Post Views: 586