Black Family Trauma

“MENTAL ILLNESS” STIGMA

Black Sista Talk conversation this week will address “Mental Illness/ Health in the Black Community.” Looking at how this stigma is holding us back from understanding who we are.

Host LaWanda Chambers.

After Seven Radio Program is an afilliate of the Black Reality Think Tank Radio Group,

Wilmington’s Lie and Loss Of Black Representatives

For the next 28 years after George H. White left office in 1901, there would not be another African-American in Congress.

On Nov. 11, 1898, armed white militiamen escort several prominent black men to Wilmington’s train station for permanent banishment.

In addition to the deaths and destruction of Wilmington’s African-American community, there was another equally important consequence of those riots. George H. White had already been elected to a second congressional term by the time the riots began. For the next 28 years after he left office in 1901, there would not be another African-American in Congress to represent their interests.

A politically motivated attack by whites against the city’s leading African American citizens, the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 documents the lengths to which Southern White Democrats went to regain political domination of the South after Reconstruction.  The violence began on Thursday, November 10th in the predominantly African American city of Wilmington, North Carolina, at that time the state’s largest metropolis.  Statewide election returns had recently signaled a shift in power with Democrats taking over the North Carolina State Legislature.  The city of Wilmington, however, remained in Republican hands primarily because of its solid base of African American voters.  On November 10th, Alfred Moore Waddell, a former Confederate officer and a white supremacist, led a group of townsmen to force the ouster of Wilmington’s city officials.

Waddell relied on an editorial printed in the African American-owned Wilmington Daily Record as the catalyst for the riot.  Alex Manly, the editor of the Daily Record, had published an editorial in early November arguing that “poor white men are careless in the matter of protecting their women.”  Paraphrasing articles by Ida B. Wells on the subject of lynching, Manly opined that “our experiences among poor white people in the country teaches us that women of that race are not any more particular in the matter of clandestine meetings with colored men than the white men with the colored women.”  Manly’s public discussion of the taboo subject of interracial sex exposed the reality of sexual exploitation of black women by white men and challenged the myth of pure-white womanhood.

Forty-eight hours after Manly’s editorial ran Waddell led 500 white men to the headquarters of the Daily Record on 7th Street.  The mob broke out windows and set the building on fire.  Manly and other high profile African Americans fled the city; however, at least 14 African Americans were slain that day.  An eyewitness later wrote that African Americans fled to the swamps, or hid in the African American cemetery at the edge of town.  When their criminal behavior resulted in neither Federal sanctions nor condemnation from the state, Waddell and his men formalized their control of Wilmington.  The posse forced the Republican members of the city council and the mayor to resign and Waddell assumed the mayoral seat.  Over the next two years North Carolina passed the “grandfather clause,” as one in a series of laws designed to limit the voting rights of African Americans.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING BEATEN DAILY! WHO CAN I TURN TO?” The crisis of domestic violence against males.

According to domestic violence therapists, 40% of domestic violence victims are men and they won’t. seek help.

Tonight (10/22/19) the conversation on The Black Reality Think Tank will focus on male victims of domestic violence. Our discussion will center on the “what, who, and why” of this major crisis. We will also address the question “why don’t male victims seek help?”

Special guest is Dr. Alice Belcher, Ph.D. Std., D.Div., M.S., B.A who.is the founder and leader of Christian Women Perspective Ministries and CEO of Impact Coalition for Families. Inc. a Wisconsin based 501(c)3.

“Time for an Awakening”with Bro.Elliott Fri.10-18-20 guest Phila. Activist Jihad Ahmed and N.O.I Captain Dennis Muhammad

“Time For An Awakening” for Friday 10/18/2019 at 8:00 PM (EST) our guests was Activist, Radio host, Jihad Ahmed and N.O.I  Captain Dennis Muhammad. Both our guest gave us details on what they plan to accomplish  in “Establishing a Culture of Peace” for targeted Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Catch Jihads program “Acres of Diamonds”  Mondays at 6:00pm – 8:00pm https://www.timeforanawakening.com/

STOP: IN THE NAME OF LOVE! DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

Tonight (10-8-19) on the Black Reality Think Tank Kitonga Alexander, Dr. Alice Belcher, and James Mosely will discuss community efforts to HALT this cancer that destroys families. The program airs at 8 p.m. eastern time

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, Friday 8-16-19 “The Politics of Division in the Black Community” part II

Time For An Awakening” for Friday 8/16/2019 at 8:00 PM (EST) 7:00 PM (CST) “The manipulation of Black Politicians by others, and the recent shooting of 6 police in Philadelphia is topics discussed in Open Forum

“Time For An Awakening” with Bro.Elliott 8-4-19 guest Timia Bethea and students from Univ. Texas at Austin

“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 8/04/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST) our guests was International Business senior, Ms.Timia Bethea and the student team from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Bethea  is part of a student team that included Ms. Christina Cho, Ms.Vida Nwadiei and Ms.Rebecca Chen who is doing research on Colorism and specifically the topic of skin bleaching in Africa, and their research in particular in  Ghana. We discussed some of their assessments with students at the University of Ghana, and interviews with men and women of the Chorkor, on this and related topics.

“Time for an Awakening”with Bro.Elliott 7-14-19 guest Dr. Kevin Cokley

“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 7/14/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST) 6:00 PM (CST) our guest was  Psychologist,  Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research, Dr. Kevin Cokley. We discussed his article and related topics centering around Black people in the diaspora reconnecting with the Continent.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/06/23/juneteenth-time-african-  americans-connect-africa     

Time for an Awakening with Bro.Elliott Sunday 7-07-19, guest Activist, Farmer John Ingrum

“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 7/07/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST) 6:00 PM (CST) our guest was African American Farmer, Activist, John Ingrum. Mr. Ingrum informed the listeners about his struggle, and also other Black Poultry Farmers in the Black Belt.  Our conversation  also covered Mississippi, how one of the nations top Poultry Processors are trying to drive Black Farmers out of business, which will result in the lost of land.

https://www.propublica.org/article/how-a-top-chicken-company-cut-off-black-farmers-one-by-one

UNDERSTANDING THE ROOTS OF TERROR, FEAR, AND TRAUMA IN THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE.

Our guest is an enterprising community activist who has been engaged for many years in the quest to bring enlightenment and support on the subject of trauma for African communities throughout her immediate area. Her name is Ms. Bonissia Ayan from Greensboro, North Carolina She works personally with individuals and groups who desire clarity on this subject. She will share her experience in this conversation.

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