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 — 2 years 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: 1,495
By oshi427ade — 3 years ago
The discussion will highlight early Pan African ideas.
IS AFRICA CALLING YOU HOME?
The Black Reality Think Tank will discuss the history, trials and tribulations of those brothers and sisters who wanted to answer that call. The movement to go back home began in the late 1600’s.
Join us this Tuesday evening at 8pm (eastern time) on www.timeforanawakening.com.The call in number is 1 (215) 490-9832 to listen or make a comment.
The Black Reality Think Tank is designed to study the past in order to dissect the present as a means to support implementing a meaningful future.
By blackreality — 2 months ago
A people losing sight of origins are dead. A people deaf to purposes are lost. Under fertile rain, in scorching sunshine there is no difference: their bodies are mere corpses, awaiting final burial.
Woe the race, too generous in the giving of itself, that finds a road not of regeneration but to its own extinction. Woe the race, woe the spring. Woe the headwaters, woe the seers, the hearers, woe the utterers. Woe the flowing water, people hustling to death. Ayi Armah, TWO THOUSAND SEASONS
As we begin the recognition of African Liberation Month, The Black Reality Think Tank community panel will discuss the significance of understanding our journey in a world that often denied our right to exist.
The host is Dr. William G. RogersPost Views: 251