African American communities throughout the nation are preparing for a season of electoral politics. What are the outcome expectations for the African American community? How does the community ensure it’s agenda is considered?
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By blackreality — 7 months ago
How does the black family heal from the horrors of slavery and Jim Crowism? What are the specific steps that must be taken for the healing process to be effective? This episode of the Black Reality Think Tank will address these questions and others as we begin to assemble a detailed path of understanding and healing.Post Views: 757
Black Reality Think Thank With Dr. William Rogers; OK! SO WHAT’S ALL THE RUCKUS CONCERNING BRO. WEST? 5-8-2018By oshi427ade — 2 years ago
OK! SO WHAT’S ALL THE RUCKUS CONCERNING BRO. WEST?
Is this just a concern among Millennial and post-Millennial and if so why? Are there deeper issues involved or is this all a media ploy to sell records and/or a publicity stunt? A lot of ink and airtime has been used on what Mr. West feels about those who were held in bondage in America and the Caribbean for over 400 years. Why? Why? Why? Maybe the better question might be who cares?
The Black Reality Think Tank will host a panel of Millennial and generation x activist and thinkers led by Ms. Shentelle Brooks who will attempt to shed light on this issue.
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By blackreality — 5 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.
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